Title: Dangerously Sweet
Author: Angela Evans
My Rating: B+
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Series: Barefoot Bay Kindle World
Main Characters: Dex and Amelia
Release Date: August 2016
Publisher: Kindle Worlds
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Amelia Barton had her whole life planned out like she plans a recipe for one of her decadent cakes, but somewhere along the way she got seriously off track. When a cheating fiancée is exposed she decides to take her dream honeymoon alone. Barefoot Bay feels more like home to her than she’s ever felt in Alaska. And then there’s the sexy cop who seems unsure whether he wants to pull her closer, or keep her at arm’s length. Amelia knows which one she wants him to do.
When Dex’s cover is blown and the drug cartel follows him to Barefoot Bay, Amelia is suddenly a target. Dex is determined to keep her safe, but the only way he can see to do that is by keeping her away from him. Amelia has finally found the recipe for her sweet life, but can she convince Dex that their love is worth the risk?
I loved the premise of this story...Dex is an undercover cop who's been under too long and is on a forced vacation. Amelia is running away from a whole mess that her life has become back home in Alaska. They both end up in Barefoot Bay as they're reevaluating their lives... and neither of them counted on falling in love to just add some more confusion into the mix.
He's an alpha cop. She's a baker looking to create decadent desserts. Honestly, there is so much to love about this story...AND it all takes place in a gorgeous resort on the beach so there are amazing visuals, too. It's quick and sweet and there's even a bit of suspense in the story, too. So, for the length of the story there is a ton of depth to it. I love that...especially as my life gets more and more busy...I really like a quick read. My only issue with that was that the romance was super-fast...the entire book only takes a week in time, but there is a lot that happens for these characters that is completely life-altering in that time frame. So, while it's a minor niggle that requires an element of disbelief...with this set-up, it would be hard to write it any other way.
There are also some great sub-plots to the story having to do with both the hero and the heroines families. Neither character is getting exactly what they need from their families. I really especially loved Amelia's interactions with her brothers. While the setup may make it seem like they're completely oblivious, every time she talks to them it's easy to see how much love there is between them despite that. I did really love that element. I also liked how close Amelia got to Dex's family with his mother's wedding.
Overall, this is definitely a book that I'd recommend. It was engrossing and really well written. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.