Thursday, March 8, 2012

Afterglow Review


Pleasure with a price.
A high-profile celebrity wedding in Monaco is the kind of A-list event security specialist Rand Maguire excels at. Everything goes like clockwork, until guests start inexplicably losing all their inhibitions. . . .
Painful secrets from the past.
Rand is no stranger to the effects of Rapture. His chemist father’s attempt at a cure for depression caused Rand’s mother’s death years ago, and put his father away for her murder. Now, someone is circulating Rapture in a campaign of terror, intending to manufacture and sell it on a global scale. But with no leads, Rand feels the heat.
Passion with no limits.
Sexy Lodestone agent Dakota North is sent to help Rand kickstart his search, armed only with her uncanny sixth-sense. But what they discover in their race across Europe is more far-reaching and lethal than an erotic street drug. From a Barcelona bank heist to a million-dollar arms deal in Paris, Dakota and Rand giving in to an insatiable craving for each other in nights of pure carnal delight, no senses left untouched. No Rapture necessary.

What I Loved
Rand: Cherry has created another wonderful sexy male character. This guy was a Hollywood stunt double turned security guard business owner for the Hollywood elite. Not only is he good looking but he has a lot of survival fighting and escape skills that help them out along the way.
Dakota  aka Dr. North: At first when Rand sees her he has this intense venomous hatred towards her and I didn't like her. It took getting to know her and hearing her side of the story to like her. Once I read more about her I really did end up liking her a lot. Strong female character who was wrongly accused and stands her ground well when hurtful accusations were flung at her.
Steamy Romance
Typically in romance books you get the first time meeting for the new couple, but for this story we get to meet them when they meet each other after being broken up for 2 year. Their breakup was vicious and hurtful with lots of accusations thrown at Dakota and her not getting the chance to tell her side of the story. Even though they had this horrible ending their feeling never went away for each other. Their is passion and the mental desire to stay away from one another but their bodies don't agree. 
An addictive, deadly, lower inhibition, powerful sex drug. This thing is nothing to mess with, it can cause sweet grandma to have sex with the 20 year old and with the wrong dose it will kill. Rapture cannot get out into the drug market and be used by terrorist to kill masses of people. 
Find the person who has stolen the formula to Rapture which was suppose to have been destroyed years ago in the fire. Figure out who is trying to frame Dakota. Not get killed by the people they are searching for. Destroy the supply and supplier of Rapture. This books was action packed with actual action and bedroom action, never a dull moment.
Sixth Sense 
No not the "I see dead people" sense, but she is able to find alive people by holding an object of theirs. A little touch of the unreal to add to the book.
The books switched back and forth between Rand and Dakota. I love this because we get to know both of their stories and feeling.

Didn't Like
What was there not to like about this book. Okay I will nitpick and say I was surprised that the police never interfered with their search. They had one close call but even at that they easily avoided it.

Must read for any romance read. Even though it is book 2 in the series it could be read individually and out of order. Sexy and hot as hell, not for the faint of heart.

March 20th 2012

Lodestone Series
Genre: romantic suspense
Hush (my review)

Cutter Cay series
Genre: romantic suspense
Undertow (my review)
Riptide (my review)
Vortex May 22nd 2012

She has a lot more other books, these are the ones I have read. Check out her website with her full book list.

What would you do if you had the ability to find anyone who is still alive?


1 comment:

BookLuvr Mindy said...

Look at those abs! Yum! Ooo! Make up romance...huh! Yeah, I can't handle books like this.