Jaleesa's Pleasure

Jaleesa’s Pleasure is a surprising erotic romance with elements of suspense. While I did like the romantic aspects of the book I felt that the suspense elements were not as strong. Two separate episodes were weaved into the tale and stopped and started at odd times throughout the story; it was so abrupt that I had to stop reading and go back to remind myself of both subplots. The subplots are clever and interesting on their own but the execution was just a little off. Another issue that I had was the way the information is revealed and the way that time shifts in the story. It is paced a little too quickly for my taste. I felt that essential details were left out or added in later on, which led to confusion.

The romance between Jaleesa and Niko and the family drama are the highlights of this story. I liked the interaction between Nico and Jaleesa. They are both characters that you will instantly be able to engage with from the first time you are introduced to them. Their sex scenes are anything but tame. The layering in of the secondary and tertiary characters gives this story depth. Mac, Markos, Mika, and several other characters are well drawn characters that you will come to like as well.

Despite the flaws, I would recommend this story to one looking for a quick and fun read.

After an initial meeting that leaves both Jaleesa and Niko in lust with one another they decide to enter into a relationship to see if their attraction to each other is more than sexual. As the nature of their relationship progresses they slowly begin to deal with long simmering issues coming from both sides of their families. Niko and Jaleesa’s brand new relationship is put to the test when not only is Jaleesa’s family is slowly falling apart but someone is out to hurt Niko as well. Despite everything that is going on in their lives they believe that their love is real and willing to fight to stay together. Unfortunately for them someone is equally as determined to keep them apart.

Book Blurb for Jaleesa's Pleasure

Jaleesa, a real estate appraiser, meets Niko Talinos, a real estate developer living in Miami, Florida. Sparks fly--the attraction is hot and immediate. After returning a piece of valuable equipment to her office that she'd left at her inspection, the two finish exploring the attraction and decide there is enough to pursue additional time together.

Niko and Jaleesa fight through her family issues and wade the treacherous waters of his job. The company he is a partner in has been trying to purchase a particular piece of land from Jaleesa, and someone is stealing from Niko's project to the point they are willing to kill him to keep it a secret.

Despite the odds, Jaleesa believes she has found the man of her dreams, no matter how scary it is for her. Niko agrees that the risks to his heart are worth having the love of life, he just needs to survive to prove it to her. (3 Novas / 152 Pages)

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2012 3.50