Sunday, May 8, 2016

Guest Review: Dangerous Kisses by Alice Lake

Series:  Guild of Hybrids #1
Pub. Date:  Feb. 1, 2016
Publisher:  Self-Pub
Pages:  235
Format:  eARC
Source:  Author

As a member of a secret society that assists women in need, Lavinia Hall has helped many unfortunate women but she has a gut feeling something is wrong about Lady Clara Stratton's request to ruin Lord Eric Mathieson. Against her better judgment she accepts the assignment but no good deed ever goes unpunished. 

Lavinia is opinionated, stubborn, and very hard headed. She goes above and beyond in her attempts to ruin Eric and ends up learning he gives as good as he gets. Eric is courteous and proper..really a perfect pairing to Lavinia but there are many lies between them to resolve. 

Lavinia and Eric's banter is the best part of the book! The veiled insults and implied misconduct lead to very heated discussions and places them in inappropriate situations. The byplay between these two reflect an attraction neither one is willing to acknowledge right away but with a little outside help who knows what can happen? 

Dangerous Kisses was a good story but anticlimactic. Some scenes dragged out and others could have had a touch of suspense but the villain let the cat out of the bag beforehand. Overall, the characters had personality and the plot was executed with detailed precision. 

Bambi Unbridled received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Reviewed by Julie H. for Bambi Unbridled
Julie is a transplanted military brat that now calls the Midwest home with her own romantic hero, daughter and two furbabies. While she toils the day away in a medical office, she would really rather be reading! Julie loves historical romance, steampunk, romantic suspense, military romance (duh!), paranormal and urban fantasy.  She loves a kickass take-charge heroine, lots of action, and the all-important HEA. Julie can get down with an alpha male, but she does not discount a nerdy hero with a sexy brain.

Julie and Bambi met at the RT Convention where they found themselves standing in many lines, sharing their similar reading interests, and fangirling over attending authors.