" Keeping the anti-crime analyst safe from the notorious mercenaries after her program will put everything he’s worked for at risk. Relentlessly hunted and not knowing whom to trust, Diego takes Vanessa on the run, deep into the heart of the deadly Panamanian rainforest. "
Pages: 288 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Suspense on June 4th 2013
Form: E-book (from NetGalley for an honest review)
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: ICE: Black Ops Defenders #1
Amazon: Buy / $5.50 (Paperback) ( EU price, click to see yours )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $5.50 (Paperback)
Excerpt: Part of Chapter 1
"When a simple mission to deliver the beautiful and brilliant Vanessa Crosby to a safe house goes horribly wrong, ICE agent Diego Santero’s life gets complicated. Keeping the anti-crime analyst safe from the notorious mercenaries after her program will put everything he’s worked for at risk.
Relentlessly hunted and not knowing whom to trust, Diego takes Vanessa on the run, deep into the heart of the deadly Panamanian rainforest. Vanessa reminds herself that she’s just another asset to the ruggedly handsome black ops agent…until their intense situation leads to a release of passion neither expected. But even if they make it out alive, how can they ever have a future together?
This is book one of the ICE: Black Ops Defenders miniseries from Harlequin Romantic Suspense" ~ From Goodreads
Tempted by Danger was one sexy thrill ride, you got a smart mathlete, jungle, bad guys on the hunt and one dark, hot, sexy special ops hero who does everything in his power to keep the math genius safe. Tempted by Danger has lots of action, excellent writing and the perfect balance of romance and suspense! I want more, like right now! Gimme. Melissa Cutler is a force of romantic suspense nature! She got you hooked immediately and before you know what's happening she's made you invested on the main characters both romantically and emotionally, you just have to know what will happen next, if you don't you'll be all jittery and thinking about it until you can get your hands on the book again.
Let's talk Diego Santero, where to begin, the determination, the skill, the smoking hot body in a wet black t-shirt... ahem. Yeah, totally hot package who's main goal is to keep you safe and when the occasion allows give you multiple orgasms. ;) What's not to love?! He did have that delicious dilemma of feeling not good enough for Vanessa, he felt she deserved someone who wasn't away at missions at all times coming and going when ever, and that came near to ruining the romance, how dare he! ;)
Vanessa was so much fun to read, her decision to no longer run after guys was refreshing and entertaining, and her doing math really turned Diego on and her reactions to that were cute. I liked her guts and bravery, and wanting to be an asset instead of a burden, which of course rounded up to an excellent finale! You'll love this smart girl too I'm sure, and her sane reactions to danger and her not so sane addiction to Diego. ;)
I'm really looking forward to reading more ICE: Black Ops Defenders novels, I'm dying to know whats gonna happen with Ryan, John and Alicia! Dying! Melissa Cutler has done a great job creating an addictive new series with lots of heat and edgy heroes! Great job!