A DANGEROUSLY SEXY AFFAIR by Stefanie London: Review

Posted March 30, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments

A DANGEROUSLY SEXY AFFAIR by Stefanie London: ReviewA Dangerously Sexy Affair by Stefanie London
Series: Dangerous Bachelors Club #2
Published by Harlequin
Publication Date: April 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 224
Source: Author
Format: eARC
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I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Ready, player one… 

Quinn Dellinger is supposed to be having fun at an industry party for gamers. Instead, all she can think about is the promotion she just got passed over for at her security firm. Then she spots him. Tall? Check. Dark? Check. Dangerously sexy? Check. Hell, yes—this is the guy who’ll help her forget all her worries and give her one wickedly naughty night. 

The next morning she discovers her one-night stand was the guy who took her job. Oh, hell no. But Aiden Odell is not just a security specialist, he’s ex-FBI, and Quinn is expected to work with him—very closely—on a major assignment. He may be tall, dark and dangerously sexy, but this is one game Quinn is determined to win.

 

Review

What do you get when you put a quirky but talented nerd and a sexy former agent together and throw in some corporate espionage? A very cute romance and some passionate interludes that will generate enough heat to have you fanning yourself.

Quinn Dellinger is not happy to have been passed over for the promotion she was looking forward to at work but she’ll take the tall, dark and sexy drink of water that just caught her eye as the consolation prize for one night. Well, what happens in the bedroom doesn’t always stay there because her consolation prize from the previous night is the new guy whom she lost the promotion to and she’s just been assigned to work on an undercover assignment with him.

Aiden Odell’s new job with his friend’s security company is a fresh start for him away from his father’s shadow at the FBI and he’s determined to make his mark without accusations of favoritism but his fresh start isn’t going so smoothly because the woman who rocked his world so well the night before is his new co-worker who had been angling for his job and there may be some residual resentment there. Besides she’s a huge distraction he doesn’t need if he has to make a good first impression to his bosses. 

 The first thing that hit me was the sizzling chemistry between Quinn and Aiden and boy, does he have some moves in bed. But with Quinn’s trust issues, Aiden’s need to prove himself at work and their joint investigation, both Quinn and Aiden have to trust each other and work together or what’s building between them will be over even before they get a chance to find out how permanent it can be.

Aiden and Quinn are very opposite, at least on the outside. With her ripped jeans and colored hair, Quinn is a far cry from the kind of woman Aiden would be interested in, but on the inside they both want the same things: someone to trust in and a chance to excel at their jobs. In spite of his issues, Aiden is the stuff of dreams. Sexy, kind and knows just what Quinn needs to feel safe with him, even if it means he gets tied up and you have to love that he’s willing to give up control to her. And Quinn’s hangups were understandable but I loved that she was strong enough to overcome them and trust again.

This is a very sexy story and I love Ms. London’s sense of humor as well as the funny one-liners in this book. I really enjoyed Ms. London’s writing so much that I’ve been reading up her back-list and I can’t wait for more from her. 

 

Excerpt

“Correct me if I’m mistaken, but you seem kind of preoccupied with people lying to you.”

She stiffened. “Preoccupied?”

“It sounded more palatable than obsessed.”

“I am not obsessed.” She finally looked up at him, her eyes simmering. “Is it so wrong that I want people to be up front with me?”

“It’s not wrong, but it does tell me that there’s a reason for your behavior.” Satisfaction took root in his stomach when her expression confirmed his statement. “That’s why you blew up at me for lying about my job even though I tried to explain it to you. And, if we’re being honest, it was kind of inconsequential to what we did anyway.”

She gaped at him. “Inconsequential? Your lies meant I ended up sleeping with someone I work with.”

“Hold on a minute—” He held up his hand. “You weren’t exactly Little Miss Honesty with me, either. If you’d mentioned that you worked at Cobalt & Dane, I would have pulled the pin.”

“Oh, so I’m supposed to trust you because of that?”

“No, you’re supposed to take responsibility for your part in what happened. You slept with me because you wanted to. I didn’t trick you into it.” He forced a slow breath.

He closed the file in front of him. Why the hell should he care what she thought of him? It was obvious her feelings were rooted in some deep hurt that had nothing to do with their night together. She was damaged by something. Afraid.

Her tongue ran across her lower lip, leaving it shiny and pink.

“What do you want from me?” he asked.

Burning hunger flared across her face. A delicate flush rose up her neck, and her lips parted. Tempting as sin. Heat blazed in her hazel eyes, lighting up the flecks of gold and green in her irises. Frustration and anticipation, excitement and a hint of fear. All competing for dominance.

“Quinn.” He tried to hold his response back and hide it from her. “Don’t look at me like that. If you do…”

“What?” she asked, the question echoing in his head, bouncing around.

“Do you want me to be honest?”

She blinked, eyes wide and black as an abyss. “Yes.”

The air snapped around them, filled with chaotic energy and magnetic desire. He took the folder from her hands, tossing it onto the HR manager’s desk.

“I’m sorry I lied,” he said.

She backed up against the filing cabinet, her chest rising and falling beneath the open motorcycle jacket. “And?”

“I wish you hadn’t snuck out that morning.” His training and practice slipped away; the skills he’d honed to be detached and impassive dissolving like a snowflake on his tongue. “I wasn’t finished with you.”

A whimper escaped her lips. “I had to go.”

“I know.” He slid a hand along her jaw until his fingers threaded into her hair. “But I’ve thought about you every day since then. I’ve imagined what else I want to do to you, what else I want you to do to me.”

Her teeth scraped along her lower lip as her palms came up to his chest, her fingers sliding along the fabric of his shirt and setting off sparks within him.

“Tell me to stop.” His forehead came down to rest on hers, his eyes squeezed shut. “Because I’m going to kiss you if you don’t.”


 
 

About Stefanie London

Growing up, Stefanie came from a family of women who loved to read. Her favourite activity was going shopping with her Nan during school holidays, where she would sit on the floor of the bookstore with her little sister and painstakingly select the books to spend her allowance on.  Thankfully, Nan was a patient woman.

Thus, it was no surprise Stefanie was the sort of student who would read her English books before the semester started. After sneaking several literature subjects into her ‘very practical’ Business degree, she got a job in Communications. When writing emails and newsletters didn’t fulfil her creative urges, she turned to fiction and was finally able to write the stories that kept her mind busy at night.

Now she lives with her very own hero and dreams of travelling the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, French perfume, high heels and zombie movies. Recently she gave up her day job to write sexy, contemporary romance stories and she couldn’t be happier.


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