Monday, July 11, 2011
Romance Book Review: Dangerous Pleasure
Series Connection: Bound Hearts Series
Genre: Erotic Romance/ Romantic Suspense
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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While this book is part of the Bound Hearts Series it could really be read as a stand alone or with just the previous book in the series. Apart from characters from the last book, Guilty Pleasure, Dangerous Pleasure only makes a vague reference to the first part of the stories.
While I enjoyed hearing about the intrigue of the Mustafa family in these last two books, I miss the previous theme of the Sinclair Club and all the other characters that are often brought back in those stories. This book, as well as Guilty Pleasure, held a lot more of a suspense feel to the story and in a lot of ways that is good for the series, which often times was too centered around sex.
In this story we learn more about Paige, Khalid's half-younger sister. Paige has spent a lifetime loving Abram, Khalid's half brother (but no relation to Paige). As with Khalid, Abram has a lot of ghosts in his life. Already his father has killed Abram's first two wifes. Abram is trying very hard to stay away from Paige, the woman who owns his soul. He knows that if his father found out about his feelings for Paige she would be in grave danger.
Try as he might to stay away, however, his father decides to kidnap Paige anyway and Abram must save her before they are both killed. Lots of action and sex with a weary hero who just wants his life to be able to love the woman he wants and forget about his homeland, by forming a fresh start in America.
I wouldn't say that this book was bad or poorly written, just not what I'm looking for in this series. I'm hoping the next will bring the readers back to the Sinclair Club. Plenty of intrigue can happen there if the author wants to keep the Romantic Suspense going in the series.
Abram Mustafa faces the test of his life and his heart when his terrorist father kidnaps Paige Galbraithe, the one woman who has always been able to touch Abram's soul. With Paige's life now in danger, Abram knows that his plans for escape from the only home he has ever known have suddenly become more imperative than ever.
Paige has always wondered if the dark, cool and mysterious Abram el Hamid Mustafa is hiding a wicked side...a wicked side that will allow her to explore the kind of pleasure she has dreamed of. But when she is kidnapped by his father, she finds that she must trust Abram with more than her fantasies. Paige must trust him with her life...and her heart.
Secret, dangerous desires will bind Abram and Paige together as the forces surrounding them try to tear them apart.