“When museum curator Sinead O’Sullivan is charged with stealing the Fire of Autumn, a dazzling ruby with a history of violence and treachery, bail is set at one million Swiss francs. Investigator Niall Moore is hired to stop her fleeing and to find the jewel.
Their sexual chemistry is electric but logic says to ignore it. Desperate as she is to convince Niall of her innocence, Sinead cannot reveal everything she knows. And the feisty red-head’s improbable tale tells him that she is not to be trusted.
Yet it’s impossible to ignore the carnal heat between them. Niall, an expert interrogator, uses every trick of the trade – and every weapon in his erotic armoury – to get at the truth. Sinead, a fast learner, counters his every move with one of her own. Thief and thief-taker fight for dominance and there can be only one winner.
But what happens in their red-hot game of cat-and-mouse when criminals chasing the precious jewel come after Sinead … and the stakes become deadly?”
Firstly I’d like to thank the publisher for sending me this book to read and give an honest review. I am a big fan of The Pleasures series so I couldn’t wait to get started on this one! You can read my reviews of the previous books here.
The prologue gave me a clear insight into Sinead’s character, I felt as though I knew her well after just a few pages. Niall had appeared in The Pleasures of Summer so I was looking forward to finding out more about him. To begin with I was surprised by how quickly things happened between them but I soon discovered that it wasn’t going to be all smooth sailing and what followed had me on the edge of my seat. Sinead’s secret was an interesting one and I couldn’t wait to see what reaction she would get when she revealed all.
The whole criminal cat and mouse chase completely reeled me in, I felt that there was the perfect mix of dangerous and sexual scenes – there certainly wasn’t time to get bored with the non-stop action involved in this book!
I loved the strong connection between the characters, this made them feel real and likeable to me. I was left with a few questions about a couple of the characters so I’m hoping they might feature in the next book. The lovely epilogue finished the book with a rather romantic conclusion which I really enjoyed.
These authors have once again managed to inject a special brand of magic into their writing which captivates me as a reader entirely.
This was a sizzling, exciting read that held my attention throughout.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Evie Hunter is actually two authors, Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley, who met at a creative writing workshop in Dublin in 2010.
On discovering that they shared a passion for erotic fiction, they became the best of friends. In early 2012 they got a chance to co-write a series of erotic novellas for an American publisher. When they completed the second one without killing each other, they decided to take on something bigger.
Eventually, they emerged into daylight, clutching THE PLEASURES OF WINTER, saying ‘Never again’ … until the next time.
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Also available by Evie Hunter is the erotic short story A Touch of Autumn which I have waiting on my Kindle to read and review soon!