What happens when you fall for your booty call? Esmerelda and Gabriel started their sexual relationship with the firm understanding that it was no strings. Then that changed. We get to watch the delicate process Gabriel is trying to follow to get Esmerelda to commit to more. I felt the back story was a little ambitious based on the brevity of the book. I could have used a lot more detail personally. Also, if Esmerelda is a business owner I would expect a little more intelligence when choosing a business partner than what she used to base her decision on.
The wooing was satisfactory, as was Gabriel's alpha knuckle-dragging where Esmerelda was concerned. I did like the heroine's commitment to her responsibilities (real or imagined) as well as her loyalty to her sister's future. I expected an actual connection to the first book in this series so was a little confused when it began. I expected it to be the characters from the first book's wedding. Lots of action near the conclusion of the story made for an energetic read with a nice touch of naughty.
What happens in Cabos stays in Cabos…
Lieutenant Gabriel Daniels is through waiting. Celebrating the wedding of his best friend, he’s determined to win the heart of one stubborn sexy Latina. He’s ready to throw down until she sees things his way. But when danger arises and threatens to take her away from him, he’ll stop at nothing to secure her safety first. Even if it means going toe to toe with a Mexican drug lord to prove the power of his love.
No one understands heartache like Esmeralda Vega. Losing her father to war and her mother to alcoholism, Esmeralda doesn’t believe in opening her heart to love. Left alone to raise her sister and carry on the family business, Esmeralda is faced with losing everything if she doesn’t find an investor, and soon. When opportunity knocks, she answers, unwittingly opening negotiations with a wanted drug lord. A night of drinks and celebrating quickly turns deadly, forcing her to accept more than she bargained for.
Can Gabriel rescue Esmeralda from the clutches of evil and convince her a US Marine is just right for her in only one night?
AUTHOR NOTE: All novellas in the Sexy Siesta series can easily be read as individual titles.