Flirting with Danger

Ellie Eden
Flirting with Danger
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Etopia Press
Release Date
November 2015
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

When Michael goes on a photographic assignment to Brazil and fails to return, Kristi and her son fly to Rio de Janeiro, desperate to find him. Instead she finds that during the cold New Jersey winter, her husband has spent his time in steamy chat rooms with Nara, a young woman desperate for attention and involved in the Rio drug world.

As she searches for Michael in exotic but crime-ridden Rio, Kristi finds herself way out of her league. She turns to Italian-Brazilian Federal Agent Tony Lamazzo for help. As the harsh truth of her marriage brings a dose of reality to her life, she finds the temptation of getting closer to the strong, capable—and totally hot—Tony difficult to resist. She's in Brazil on the Day of Dead, a day when Brazilians go wild. Why shouldn't she go wild with Tony, for just one night, before returning home to start the new life alone she'll have to learn to make for herself?

But when her son vanishes too, Kristi doesn't know where to turn. Michael's affair with drug-dealing Nara has exposed them all to the murderous wrath of a ruthless drug lord, and while she longs to trust Tony, she can't trust his powerful and politically corrupt family. But in the dangerous slums and rainforests of Brazil, the danger mounts for both Kristi and her son, and a cold-blooded enemy has an agenda of his own. If she trusts Tony, she might save her son. Or it might just get them all killed...

Book Review by Nadene R (reviewer)
Dec 31, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
167 people found the following review helpful
I am a huge fan of romantic suspense. As such I am always looking out for books in this genre and this one was definitely a good choice. I enjoyed this story immensely. It was addictive, suspenseful, intense, original and difficult to put down. Once you begin reading, you will find it difficult to stop until you have completed the story.

FLIRTING WITH DANGER follows the life of Kristi, a married woman who is doing everything in her power to save her marriage. However, her husband, Michael, has other ideas. He was more interested in living a life that was separate and apart from his family. His interest was so great that he decided on a whim to travel to Rio De Janeiro to meet a Brazilian girl he had met in a chat room. While in Brazil he got caught up in some nefarious activities and had ceased communicating with his wife. Kristi, believing that her husband was missing, decided to travel to Rio to search for him. While there, she found herself embroiled in the world of the drug cartel.

This story featured strong female characters. Kristi was a fascinating and refreshing heroine. She showed strength, bravery and selflessness under the most harrowing of situations. Her actions revealed the lengths that a mother would go through to protect her child. Nara, the young woman that Michael went to meet, dreamt of a better life. It was her desire to become rich no matter the price. Like Kristi she was a fighter and a survivor. It could be said that Nara was selfish and greedy, but if we look deeper, one could see that she was more of a victim of her circumstances.

FLIRTING WITH DANGER is a story that will keep you on your toes and have you guessing at every page turn. It causes you to question just about every event. As the title suggested this story had some dark elements, but it will not creep you out. You may be tempted to skim the pages just to have a clue as to what's coming next, but this is the kind of story that is best if you uncover all the mysteries as you go along.

I loved the author's style of writing. She created an air of mystery and suspense that was perfect for the story. The main focus of the story was on the thrilling events and situations that the characters found themselves in. The romantic elements, though minimal were hot, intense and steamy.

FLIRTING WITH DANGER is mysterious, suspenseful and riveting. If you love stories that are suspenseful, action-packed and enthralling, then give this one a try.
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