Monday, June 2, 2014

Desire & Deception by Sahara Roberts with Playlist & Review

Desire and Deception
By Sahara Roberts

Tagline: On the thin line between life and death lies...
Book Synopsis: Tessa Marshal has fulfilled her long awaited dream of homeownership. She celebrates by taking a vacation with a friend but gets more than she bargained for when her adventure becomes a terrifying ordeal.
Deep cover agent Kristopher "Kris" Harmon has spent years climbing the ranks within the Mexican cartel.  He walks a tight line between vicious drug runners with agendas of their own and working with the cartel leaders he’s trying to organize. Any distraction could prove fatal for him—and for the hundreds of undercover law enforcement officers his own cover protects.
Their worlds collide when Tessa is mistaken for a drug mule and taken captive. As time runs out for both of them, Tessa has to reach beyond her fears and trust a stranger while Kris must choose between his lifelong ambitions and saving Tessa's life. If they want to survive, both must trust that there is more to the other than what meets the eye.

Author's Playlist:
I’m afraid my taste is music is a little eclectic. I had to dig through my collection to see what songs you might recognize. Since Desire and Deception took place in Monterrey I listened to a lot of Mexican music to take me back to a time I’d visit the area.

The last song on this list inspired the scene at the end of Chapter Thirteen. A scene that left Kris thinking about the future.

Toby Keith - What Happens in Mexico
Kenny Chesney - Beer In Mexico
Jake Owen - Alone With You

Jason Aldean-Do You Wish It Was Me

Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

Jake Owen - Days of Gold

Eli Young Band - Drunk Last Night

Costumbre - Rumbo a La Nada (Spanish)

Enrique Iglesias, Juan Luis Guerra - Cuando Me Enamoro (Spanish)

Luis Miguel - El Reloj (Spanish)

My Review: 4 1/2 stars
Whew! This one was a really good read from Sahara. There is a lot of action and steamy love scenes. The attraction between Tessa and Kris is huge from the beginning, but there are many things that Kris can't tell Tessa. Tessa is just on vacation when her roommates life drags her into some nasty business and she's kidnapped by Kris and his group. What Tessa doesn't know is that Kris is undercover, and can't reveal himself or things could go wrong real fast. As much as Kris wants Tessa, he fights that attraction as long as he can. While Tessa knows that she shouldn't be feeling anything remotely like this for Kris, that chemistry is there, lingering between them and building every day. There are so many ways that this could have gone wrong, unexpected revalations and some serious what the hell moments, in the end everything works out like it should. I loved reading this, and it's the first book I've read by Sahara which makes me want to read more. I loved the story line and the characters played their parts awesomely. Really well done!
Author Bio:  Sahara Roberts caught the writing bug early in life. She enjoys writing Romantic Suspense and Contemporary Romance.  Her days are filled with international trade issues (the legal kind) and her evenings writing steamy romance.  When she’s not at her usual hangout, Savvy Authors, she enjoys socializing on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google+, Pinterest and her website, or watching Castle, NCIS, Supernatural, and The Walking Dead (Following Daryl).
Sahara lives in South Texas with her husband and two very spoiled cats. She enjoys cooking, baking, and cake decorating, but she would certainly prefer to have someone else do the dishes.

1 comment:

  1. Bought the book, highly recommend it! The music just makes the setting come alive.

    Great job!