Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Review: Dante's Unglued by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliot

Dant├Ęs Unglued
Ward Security Series #2
by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Release Date: January 26, 2018
Genre: Romance, Thriller/Suspense,

When private investigator, Shane Stephens, is hired by the mayor of Cincinnati to track down the hacker who has been threatening him, Shane is sure this is the opportunity to launch the Merleau Detection Agency into the big time. He even convinces Rowe Ward of Ward Security to loan him one of his best IT specialists, Quinn Lake.

Shane, a man who prefers casual intimacy, is surprised by his attraction to the moody computer geek, but when Quinn suggests they have fun for the month he’s on loan, Shane happily agrees. Both men are expecting nothing more than a good time.

But the investigation takes an unexpected turn and they quickly discover they are facing more than a hacker out to ruin the mayor’s re-election chances. And as they spend more time together, they realize their relationship may be a lot more than just a good time.

With only weeks until the election, Shane and Quinn race to gather the proof they need while dodging bullets and possibly…falling in love.

After binge reading through the Unbreakable Bond series and Book 1 of Ward Security, Dante's Unglued seems to be the most sedate one. The PI, Shane is a down to earth, chirpy, sexually confident and has a great silver fox for a dad. A hero with no baggage and no personality issue, imagine that. Then we have Quinn, the hacker from Ward Security who isn't sexually confident. Fyi, he's not a virgin.

The mystery revolves around a case that Shane needed the help from a hacker, which led to Rowe loaning Quinn for a month. They both ended up working in close proximity which led to mutual attraction. Shane wanting some fun while working together looks like nothing new, but for Quinn, he would have to make a leap of faith that this time he will have a more satisfying sexual experience.

Overall, the story had a solid mystery going on with the investigation surrounding the case that they both working on. The romance development went at a right pace despite of their entire investigation took place within 2 weeks. If I were to read this as a standalone, I would be completely satisfy and that's the reason I rate it 4 stars. But to compare this with its predecessor, this seems like the weakest book for me.

Who are Drake & Elliott?

Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott have teamed up to combine their evil genius to create intense gay romantic suspense stories that have car chases, shoot outs, explosions, scorching hot love scenes, and tender, tear-jerking moments. Their first joint books are in the Unbreakable Bonds series.