Title: Accounting for Lust
Author: Ylette Pearson
My Rating: A-
Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense
Main Characters: Jake and Cassie
Release Date: September 2012
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Sexual Intensity: erotic
The moment she saw him at the club, accountant Cassandra Adams knew she’d found her candidate for an anonymous one-night-stand. Pirate-like handsome, he signaled danger in capital letters - just what she needed before assuming her role as CEO of her father’s South African weapons manufacturing company.
Steaming hot sex was the last thing on Jake Pierce’s mind when he agreed to protect the new boss of Adams Armory Incorporated after someone tried to kill her. However, when Cassandra Adams walked into the office, Jake found himself battling memories of tangled sheets and sweaty bodies.
While Cassie and Jake surrendered to the passion between them and tried to keep their hearts out of the equation, someone watched from the shadows. Biding his time. Craving revenge.
Please note this book is an erotic mystery and contains content of an adult nature with graphic language that might offend some readers.
I have to admit, I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed this book...all of it, both the suspense, the romance, AND the super-hot erotic parts. Usually I end my reviews talking about the eroticism on an erotic romance, but this book deserves that discussion first. I've read quite a bit of erotica and I can easily say that this is one of the hottest books that I've ever read. Seriously, I love the way that Ylette Pearson writes those scenes. But just a warning....have your significant other nearby while reading. ;o)
But that's not all there is to this book. There's the romance between Jake and Cassie (yes, readers of MY books....did you notice that?? hehe). Jake and Cassie hooked up for a hot sizzling one night stand ten months prior to when the bulk of this book took place. It was just that...an anonymous, intense hook-up while they were both on an island. They didn't even exchange names, but that night has stayed with both of them since to give them fodder for their fantasies. So it's a HUGE surprise when Jake is part of the security firm hired to protect Cassie when she and her company come under attack. Conveniently enough, he's the guy personally in charge of her security. I did mention that this book is really hot, right?? Whoa, boy...
I really loved these two together. First of all, their chemistry is through the roof, but Cassie is normally a very reserved, accountant-like personality. She becomes so much more with Jake. Neither one of them ever planned to have a permanent relationship in their lives, but as they get closer to each other, they begin to question that. I liked the way that the story was ended. It really worked for them and the personal issues they are trying to work through.
And in the midst of all that, there is the danger to Cassie and the company that her dad has built. The author exposes the bad guy early on in the book, but that doesn't mean you know exactly what he's doing or how he's going to proceed next. I'll admit that was probably the weakest part of the story, but I still enjoyed the suspense story line. Just remember that this book is erotica, first and foremost and it totally works in that aspect.