Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Carried Away

Title: Carried Away
Author: Cerise DeLand
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Publisher URL: http://www.jasminejade.com/
ISBN: 9781419928611
Genre: {M/F} Suspense
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Grant Warwick, an ex-military man with his own security company, is in Venice for a possible new job and he feels like he is having a bad dream when he sees someone from his past. It’s Coco, a woman who he was in a hot relationship with until one day, she disappeared without a word to him. Now three years later, she’s walking back into his life and he’s not sure how her being in Venice is connected to his potential job. When she tries to apologize, he is not quite ready for it and he wants to hang onto his anger a while longer, but curiosity finally gets the better of him and he listens.

After learning from her father of the disaster of his last diplomatic negotiations, Coco Dalton believes she must find the identity of the men. She is a famous photographer requested by many companies, but working for the Agency undercover, and she now needs Grant to protect her, while she bring closure to her mission. With Grant back in her life, helping her to finish up what she started and to solve the death threats, their relationships heats back up again.

The title for this book Carried Away is exactly what happened between the two main characters. I must say that during their efforts to identify the faces of known radicals, they continually found the time to satisfy their sexual pleasures. It was almost too much sex for this to be a suspense story, and I thought it kind of strange that Grant let go of his anger so fast. From the danger that both of them found themselves in, it just didn’t make sense to me how they were able to forget about the need to be careful.

The plot started out well but stumbled along the way, which left me wondering who the ring leader was until the end. Ms. DeLand wove a story but I would have enjoyed it more if the book hadn’t ended so abruptly and left me hanging. I thought most of the secondary characters created quite a stir with their plotting, need for control and there were too many villains to speak of.

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