Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Book Review - Ravished

Ravished (The Teplo Trilogy Book 1)

by: Ayden K. Morgen

When Tristan Riley drags Lillian Maddox onto the dance floor at Teplo, he intends only to protect his cover… at least that's what he tells himself. But the lovely Lillian would tempt a saint, and Tristan is far from a gentleman. Beneath the bright lights of the Vetrov family's dangerous club, the weary DEA agent finds himself captivated by the ballerina, coaxing them both into a reckless, erotic encounter. 

But Tristan isn't prepared for the intense connection between him and Lillian, or for the fallout of their tryst. In a matter of days, their lives careen wildly off course, catapulting them both into a deadly game of hide and seek with the Vetrov family and one of Mexico's deadliest drug cartels. 

Trying to keep his hands to himself while working alongside Lillian to stop Anton Vetrov's deadly new drug proves almost impossible for Tristan, but what choice does he have when being with her might get her killed? He should know: his entire family was murdered by people just like Anton. 

When the stakes are raised and innocent lives are lost, will Tristan be able to let go of the guilt, or will he destroy his chance at happiness with Lillian before it ever truly begins? 

RAVISHED is intended for readers aged 18 and over.

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My Review:

I was given Ravished to prepare me for a ARC of it's second book Rhapsody, since I review every book I read, I thought it only fair to write about this book.
It is a good storyline,  undercover DEA agent Tristian Riley is trying to take down the Vetrov family. The family owns a nightclub, drugs and a string of murders have been linked to the family business. 
During one of Tristians nightly rounds at the club, he feels he needs a cover and connects with Lillian Maddox and leads her to the dance floor. Which leads to a dance like no other for Lillian, that night is the beginning of all senses for Tristian and Lillian being thrown out the window. Lillian this beautiful ballerina with a past of her own and trust issues dealing with her injury that wiped away all her dreams to ever dance again becomes Tristians weakness and renders his sight on the assignment.
Tristian is this gorgeous DEA agent with a past that affects the way he takes on his missions, he watches as the list of bodies pile up by the drugs sold in the club, that also can be questioned to some murders. This assignment becomes more than he can fathom when the woman he is falling for becomes involved and the Vetrov family seeks interest in one of Mexico's biggest Cartel members.
Like I said, Ravished has a good storyline and great characters but all that is second to the overpowering sexual chemistry that is between Tristian and Lillian, it is a slow drawed out lust for both characters but once that physical sexual attraction has been satisfied, it seems like its never enough. The sexual attraction becomes the forefront of the storyline, it becomes a obsession as if it is the air they need to breathe.
So here is my final say, Do I want to know if Tristian and Lilllian survive the Vetrov family and the Cartel?
Am I interested to find out if Tristian and the DEA agents take down club owners and everyone involved before anyone else is murdered?
Will Lillian ever dance again and after the assignment is completed will Tristian stay and face his fear of relationships?
I guess I have to read Rhapsody to get the answers to all my questions.

About the Author:

8544596 Ayden lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart and husband of eleven years, and their five furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army. Ayden graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the social services and CJ field. 

Ayden also writes Young and New Adult fantasy under the penname A.K. Morgen.

You can find Ayden on Twitter @AKMorgen, on Facebook, or via her website athttp://aydenmorgen.com.

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