Title: Tempted by a Dangerous Man
Author: Cleo Peitsche
Publisher/Year: Pouch Productions 6/19/14
Length: 93 Pages
Series: By a Dangerous Man #4
As Audrey struggles with her role in a recent tragedy, Corbin answers questions that have long haunted her. She is unsettled to learn what happened to the other Audrey and how Corbin became a killer.
Meanwhile, events at home take an unexpected turn, leading Audrey to reevaluate her feelings for her estranged father, and bounty hunter Henry’s obsessions push Audrey and Corbin into a series of impossible positions.
What a great continuation of this series – given that where we were left off in book 3 was a real cliffhanger. To refresh your memory – Audrey was trying to get her hands on all of the photos of her and her brother that were taken to blackmail them in part by their father and mostly by Henry. So – while she was trying to get all copies – and was back in the office – she ran into Zack – the guy that was doing Henry’s dirty work – and ended up accidentally killing Zack.
Fast forward us a few hours – Corbin has come to take care of everything – cleaning up the office – disposing of the body – and getting Audrey out of the area for their final week together before he has to go to work for a month – hopefully for the last time.
So while we take the quick journey of Audrey trying to get past what she’s inadvertently done, we get immersed into the story of the continued evolution of the relationship between these 2. We continue to see Corbins protective side and how he cares for Audrey deeply – but he still has his walls up. While he’s showing her more about the passions and chemistry that they share – he’s also beginning to open up about his past to give Audrey a sense of why he does what he does.
Where that nets everyone out though isn’t the best place since deep emotions tend to make situations even more risky. What happens towards the end though is partly expected – yet very unnerving.
Audrey’s father is in the hospital for reasons unknown, and while it’s not safe for Audrey to be there, she has to be at her father’s side. Corbin goes with her and his identity is recognized by Henry – making things even more challenging for Audrey since this is just when Corbin needs to go off grid and there’s no one around to protect her.
The last few lines though make us wonder what’s going to happen – since we know that Henry is out for blood – and Corbin is still away – with his arrival time past due. Can’t wait to see where this story goes – because it has the right balance of what we need. Hot sex, really good writing, and a tense storyline. Enjoy!