REVIEWED by Jen B.
TITLE: Dante’s Unglued
SERIES: Ward Security #2
AUTHORS: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
LENGTH: 255 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2018
When private investigator, Shane Stephens, is hired by the mayor of Cincinnati to track down the hacker who has been threatening him, Shane is sure this is the opportunity to launch the Merleau Detection Agency into the big time. He even convinces Rowe Ward of Ward Security to loan him one of his best IT specialists, Quinn Lake.
Shane, a man who prefers casual intimacy, is surprised by his attraction to the moody computer geek, but when Quinn suggests they have fun for the month he’s on loan, Shane happily agrees. Both men are expecting nothing more than a good time.
But the investigation takes an unexpected turn and they quickly discover they are facing more than a hacker out to ruin the mayor’s re-election chances. And as they spend more time together, they realize their relationship may be a lot more than just a good time.
With only weeks until the election, Shane and Quinn race to gather the proof they need while dodging bullets and possibly…falling in love.
This was another great story by this dynamic duo. In this second book of the spinoff series, we have Quinn, who works for Ward Security, and Shane, who has his own type of security company. When his friend and sometimes employee, Hollis (of Ian and Hollis), recommends Ward Security for help on a case, Rowe offers to loan him master hacker, Quinn, for a month.
Quinn is reluctant to leave the comfort of Ward Security, but it doesn’t take long before he settles in and starts to bond with Shane. The somewhat inexperienced Quinn is immediately attracted to the confident Shane who, up til this point, has not had any interest in relationships. He convinces Quinn to partake in some sexual fun, something which Quinn has definitely lacked.
Of course, as the story progresses, so too do their feelings. The mystery heats up with a few twists and exciting turns. This story started out kind of slow, but once we started getting more background on the guys and more clues to solve the case, things picked up and I was on board and rooting for their success. Quinn and Shane jump in together kind of quickly (not abnormally so), but take their time with their actual relationship. I loved watching them grow to the point of realizing they were just what each other needed, and when the time was coming to an end, both were hesitant for Quinn to return to Ward.
A wonderful bonus was getting to see some of the other couples again. There are ties to the guys from the previous series and book and I loved connecting the dots. It was great to see Jude and Snow in all their glory just as perfect together as I remember. Also good to see Ian and Hollis and even a bit of Geoffrey and Sven! I never hesitate to pick up a book by these authors, as I have yet to be disappointed. This was no different. I definitely recommend this and even more so the Unbreakable Bonds series where it all started. Can’t wait for the next adventure!