Rockwood Family Series, #2

Well-written with vibrant lovable characters and an interesting premise. Besides, how can you resist a scholarly gentlewoman who knows more about Egyptian artifacts than the average museum curator of the time? Couple that with a devilishly sexy hero and be still my unruly heart.

That said, I wasn't a big fan of the enforced mystery. It wasn't just that the ghosts that Constance could talk to had pitifully little knowledge about what was going on - it was that their conversations kept being interrupted due to either circumstance or the ghost "losing energy". Which, fine, but why did the ghost wander around talking to the children when he could have been talking to Constance more? I mean, it's not like there isn't a Big Deal going on about the numerous murders in the castle. It's not like the hero isn't laboring under the assumption that his entire family is somehow cursed. But sure, by all means, go talk to the children instead of trying to help figure things out. Towards the end it felt like there was a holding pattern on how much information could be gained through what otherwise should have been a super resource just to give the hero and heroine enough time to boink and fall deeper into love/lust.

And of course, there's the little problem of the Too Obvious villain who clearly has issues and yet no one can see it.

That said, Dangerous is a pretty enjoyable read. It's a smooth, fun ride if you like the paranormal bent and some heat. Just hold onto that disbelief regarding the logic behind the ghosts.

Book Blurb for Dangerous

His love could be the death of her.

When Constance Athelson, Viscountess Westbury, hides her face to attend the Black Widows Ball, she never expected to find erotic passion in a masked stranger’s arms. The torrent of lust isn’t enough to drown out her dubious “gift” for seeing visions and talking to the dead.

Terrified of being found out, she secures a position cataloguing archaeological artifacts for the Earl of Wyndham—where she encounters a ghost begging her to break a curse plaguing his family.

Before his mysterious lover disappeared, Lucien Blakemore was tempted to throw caution aside. Yet he knows one taste of love will unleash the curse that drove his father and brother to murder their wives.

When he returns home empty handed and empty hearted, he’s shocked to discover his new assistant is the goddess who fled into the night. But could her presence be part of a murderous plot to unearth the location of a secret Egyptian tomb? The answer—or his doom—lies behind the desire shining in his seductress’s eyes.

This book has been previously published by Samhain Publishing, and contains an epilogue never before included with this publication.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex with a hero whose torment equals that of Jane Eyre’s Mr. Rochester.

Stands Alone: yes

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2016 3.50