Dangerous Desires by Dawn Altieri
Publication Date: January 27th 2020
Three years after Emma Sloane’s wealthy fiance’s mysterious death, she’s finally ready to move on and pursue her own dreams. But her plans are derailed when she’s attacked outside her New York City apartment in what she thinks is a random violent incident. Then other women who look just like her start turning up dead…
Homicide Detective Jake Quinn is haunted by the one case he couldn’t solve. When he’s put in charge of a new high-profile murder case, he interviews a victim who escaped a similar attack—and to his shock it’s Emma, the former fiancée of his unsolved murder victim.
Neither expects the sparks of attraction between them. But the killer escalates, clearly targeting Emma, and Jake’s job is on the line. Can he solve this case before it’s too late for both of them?
This is my first read by Dawn Altieri and I am always so excited to read something by a new author to me. It’s like getting a fresh perspective. This book was awesome. There is just something about a Detective being the hero in a romance book. They get me every time. I love a good romantic thriller read. Its steamy, keeps my heart pumping and keeps the pages turning. Emma Sloane is sweet, shy and just trying her best to move on from the death of her fiancé. No matter that it’s been 3 years, she wants to get out there. Jake Quinn is sexy, protective and yet can’t get over a hit and run case involving Emma Sloane’s fiancé. Early on these two have a connection whether they want to admit it or not. There is a lot of back and forth, internally, they both knew they shouldn’t have feelings for each other, but they just can’t help it. This was such a good read. Honestly, I couldn’t put this book down. It was engaging, had a great pace and at some parts kept me on my toes. This was a fun read and I really enjoyed watching Emma and Jake’s love unfold. I can’t wait to read more by this author!
Solid ⭐⭐⭐⭐ read!
I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author:
A lifelong resident of northern New Jersey, Dawn Altieri has been scribbling stories practically since birth. After reaching a milestone birthday (she won’t say which one), she figured it was about time she took a shot at writing professionally.
With an overactive imagination and a slightly twisted mind, she enjoys reading dark and dangerous tales almost as much as writing them. When she’s not curled up on the sofa with her laptop, her latest story, a box of chocolates and a cup of tea (or a glass of wine, depending on the time of day), she can be found volunteering in the world of animal rescue. To keep a roof over her head, she works in the printing industry as a graphic production artist. She shares her home with her husband and daughter, and a menagerie of rescued fur-babies.