Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Book Review: Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl

Media Type: Ebook (ARC)
Title: Flirting with Disaster
 *Series: Girls Night Out Book #2
Author: Victoria Dahl
Publisher: HQN Books
Pages: ebook, 384
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Romance

HDB Rating: 3 Keys to My Heart

Recommended to: Fans of hot sex scenes and eclectic small town characters

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Artist Isabelle West has good reasons for preferring a solitary life. Tucked away in a cabin in the woods, she has everything she needs . . . except a red-hot love life. That is, until a hard-bodied U.S. marshal threatens to unearth secrets she's spent years protecting. But giving in to the sparks flying between them can only lead to one thing…disaster.

Tom Duncan lives by the letter of the law. But no one has tempted him—or confused him—more than free-spirited Isabelle, who arouses his suspicion and his desire. As their connection grows, and their nights get hotter, they find their wild attraction might shake everything he stands for—and expose everything she has to hide.
A hot U.S marshal shows up on your doorstep and the rest, as they say, is history....unless of course you happened to be in hiding. This story has a few unexpected moments, but overall is a fairly typical romance story. 

I really enjoyed the small town characters and back-woods type atmosphere in Jackson, Wyoming. Few neighbors, even less social engagements and a gorgeous scenery sounds pretty ideal for an artist. Nobody would notice if she kept weird hours or stayed up all night painting. This was the life for Isabelle, not to mention there would be few people asking questions about her past. 

The introduction between Isabelle and Tom was pretty funny. I enjoyed their ongoing banter and flirtatiousness and it made it an enjoyable, light read. I've been reading a fair amount of new adult romance lately and it was kind of nice to skip a lot of that young ignorance since these characters are in their 30's/40's. The chemistry was hot, hot, hot between them and Victoria Dahl certainly knows how a write a good love scene. 

I'm not sure why this book didn't quite connect with me. I guess I felt it was a bit predictable at times and I would have liked a little more context to their characters. We do get some glimpses into their past but the majority of their interaction is based on a mutual attraction, which while great, doesn't always lead to a happily ever after. 

If you're in the mood for some fun banter, hot bedroom scenes and a bit of mystery, I recommend picking this up! 

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.


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