Release Date: June 6, 2018
Cover Design: Lori Jackson Designs
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Loved this sexy, complex, and rich story! Cat Porter totally swept me away with this lush and romantic tale.
To say I was excited for this book is an understatement! Cat Porter’s writing has always enthralled me: mature, complex and engrossing, I devour her stories. And Turo and Adri’s book was a fantastic escape into an action-packed, romantic and exotic story. If you are looking for some serious chemistry and an exciting Mafia romance, then ‘Dagger in the Sea’ is for you. The romance, the characters, the settings: this book ticked all the right boxes for me.
“My heart thrashed in my chest once more, and there, in every hard pound, in the rush of blood, through the smoke, her eyes held mine. She remained. She knew. That was the victory. That was the only triumph. She was the only truth. And that scared me more than all the lies.”
Turo is sent to do a job in Europe and ends up as security for the wealthy and famous Adri. The sparks are immediate but their romance is a sexy, sensual slow burn. The author’s knowledge of the Greek locations and the sophisticated cities is thorough and enticing and exciting. This story swept me along and I could not put it down!
“‘The way the current hits…” I continued translating, my voice rougher than usual. “‘I’m drowning, but I’m not leaving. That’s how I want you. At the edge of my life’s cliff, come and be the end. Finish me off.’”
Bonus: there’s some fascinating Greek mythology thrown in which makes for a spell-binding tale. And although this is a standalone, there are some of my favorite characters from the Lock & Key series who make appearances here.
But it’s the settings and the chemistry between Adri and Turo that are center stage here. This is a very adult, very sophisticated romance that I enjoyed immensely. And I literally felt as though I had been swept away on a Mediterranean adventure!
“What a language. It was round and curved and sensual; its sounds more suited to soft endearments and sentiments than orders. Greeks colored their speech with washes of emotion, up and down it went, round and round, so different from the angular practicality of English.”
Turo DeMarco is sexy, dangerous and brooding. He has been trying to prove himself his whole life and finally finds something worthwhile with the beautiful and smart Adri. Turo has done very bad things but she sees the power and goodness in him. He is sophisticated and glamorous and only wants to protect Adri. This mission is his chance to prove himself to his family and to his bosses.
I will admit that I totally judge a book by its cover and this one is simply magnificent! And perfectly reflects the characters and the story. If you are in the mood for a sexy Mafia romance, then you will love ‘Dagger in the Sea.’ It’s the perfect summer read!
“Go farther with me, Adri,” I whispered, my voice rough. “For however long we have.”
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About the Author
Cat Porter was born and raised in New York City, but also spent a few years in Europe, Texas and the suburbs along the way. As an introverted, only child, she had very big, but very secret dreams for herself. She graduated from Vassar College, was a struggling actress, an art gallery girl, special events planner, freelance writer, and had all sorts of other crazy jobs all hours of the day and night to help make those dreams come true. She has two children’s books traditionally published under her maiden name. She now lives in Greece with her husband and three children, and freaks out regularly and still daydreams way too much. She is addicted to old movies, the History Channel, her iPad, her husband’s homemade red wine, really dark chocolate, and her Nespresso coffee machine. Writing keeps her somewhat sane, extremely happy, and a productive member of society. If you enjoy character driven epic tales, her books are for you.
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Loraine Oliver says
This book sounds awesome, bought it!