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?
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I very much enjoyed TEMPTED INTO DANGER. All to often when I am reading a romance, I have a lot of issues with two people falling in love and wanting to spend the rest of their lives together when they have just met a couple days ago. Ms. Culter however set up circumstances where it is more then possible due to the level of danger that the main characters find themselves in. It really does add spice and an urgency to find one's mate.
Vanessa fits the bill exactly when the phrase 'plucky heroine' comes to mind. She certainly has no experience in jumping out of helicopters or tramping through the Amazon rain forest but she does it all and with very few complaints. I was a tom boy when I was a kid but I couldn't imagine not issuing more then a few comments.
I loved seeing how Diego changes and grows because of his contact with Vanessa. At the start of the book, he was all business and couldn't imagine being in any kind of romantic relationship. Falling for the 'asset' really blindsided him but he rolled with the punches.
Ms. Culter's pacing was spot on with danger and tension mixed with the comic relief from the dialogue between the two. The rest of Diego's team helped with the pacing and the humor especially John.
I do recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense. I rate it a 4.1.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.