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The Devil You Know by Sara Curran-Ross

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
“You take one step out of that door without me and you are in serious trouble. Leave my side once and you are a dead woman.”

Christian Dalban is hired to protect Isabelle Mayer from the violent head of a mafia family who will stop at nothing to force her back into his bed. But Christian is determined that she won’t find out why he is the only man capable of succeeding where others have failed. If she knew the reason she would never trust him with her life nor would he blame her. But as their relationship develops into a passionate sexual encounter Christian realises that he is not the only one keeping a secret that could threaten both of their lives.

Good Reads Summary

The Devil you know is always better than the Devil you don't know, right?  The setting is perfect for a romance novel, Paris and England.  The author details the setting so the reader will be able to picture it in his/her minds' eye.  This novel really transcends the basic genres.  The book has mystery, romance, erotic love scenes, action, drama, etc...  The hero, Christian, is a tough, handsome, protective man who is perfect for the heroine who is determined and gutsy, but vulnerable.  Christian has vowed to keep her safe; he will do this at all costs.  The romance between the main characters doesn't come out of nowhere, the reader is able to follow the tendrils and appreciate the love story.  At the same time, the love story is not too slow or sappy.  The events in this novel are intriguing and exciting to read about.  This book is recommended for readers who enjoy romance novels with a hint of danger. 

4 Stars