Dangerous Proposal

Dangerous Proposal

The Pinnacles of Power

Romance - Suspense
314 Pages
Reviewed on 10/13/2012
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Author Biography

An author of Contemporary Romantic Suspsense, Jessica Lauryn is most intrigued by dark heroes, who have many demons to conquer…but little trouble enticing female companions into their beds! She feels that the best romances are those where the hero is already seducing the heroine from that first point of contact.

Jessica’s latest release, Dangerous Proposal, showcases the steamy love affair that takes place when fugitive Lena Benson crosses paths with dark-haired-devil Alec Westwood. The second edition to The Pinnacles of Power Series, the story takes place a few years prior to Jessica's debut release, Dangerous Ally.

When she’s is not writing, Jessica enjoys listening to as much 80’s music as possible, watching the same re-runs of Smallville over and over, shopping for exceptionally unique cameos, and taking long walks in nature where she can daydream about anything romantic. Though she resides in Central New Jersey, her heart belongs to the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Readers' Favorite

Alec Westwood was recruited by an organization as a hired assassin. He was 19 at the time and when it became time for his first kill he could not do it. Alec then dedicated his life to saving others by becoming a doctor. Lena Benson was engaged to Lucas Ramone and didn't want to be. She overheard Lucas talking to his father one night and knew she had to get out of there. Lena ends up in North Conway where she has an accident. She meets Alec, who sees an amulet she is wearing that is the symbol of the organization and thinks she is there to lead him into a trap. Lena thinks that Alec is working for Lucas and keeping tabs on her. Everything comes to a head at the costume ball held by Alec's parents. Then both the secrets that Lena and Alec have held since they met are revealed.

There are a lot of misconceptions running through this story and each of the main characters tries to find a way to deal with each other. Neither one of them can fully trust the other without coming clean about themselves. There are a lot of elements packed into the pages of this book. There are things like organized crime, Ramone family with their greed, sibling rivalry between Alec and his older brother Colin, and witchcraft involving Jack who works with Lena at the daycare. All are blended into a tale that just keeps you reading and reading to see what will happen next. Enjoyable, fast-paced romantic suspense.