Friday, July 1, 2016

Release Day Review: Ace in the Hole by Ava Drake #Review #Giveaway

Author: Ava Drake
Book: Ace in the Hole
Series: Dreamspun Desires (Book 13)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: July 1, 2016
Length: 169 pages

Reviewed by Meredith


Surveillance, seduction, and extra-dirty politics.

Christian Chatsworth-Brandeis has a problem. A huge one. The US senator he works for has run away with his latest mistress on the eve of a make-or-break fund-raising event, and it’s up to him to cover his boss’s irresponsible tracks.

Stone Jackson, the senator’s new bodyguard, looks enough like the senator that, with some extensive grooming, he might pass for Senator Lacey. Christian and Stone hatch a plan to fool everyone by substituting Stone for the senator, but Miami madness and the incendiary heat between them are throwing obstacles in their way. It’s a race to find the senator and pull off the con of the century before the attraction between them spins completely out of control.

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I really love the Dreamspun Desire books. Each one is so different but the same. They are romantic love stories. Some suspenseful and some read like a windswept romance. Ace in the Hole falls smack in the middle of that.

The 2 MC’s are brought together when a Senator gets death threats. Christian, Jack the Senator’s aide, takes this very seriously and when Stone Jackson, bodyguard extraordinaire is called in to protect the Senator… sparks fly.

Throughout this book so much happens. The Senator goes missing, Stone impersonates him, politics runs amuck, and a romance blooms.
I really did love this book in the sense it kept my attention and it wasn’t boring. I loved the two MC’s and loved it was duel POV’s. It made it flow a lot better than I think one POV would have. I will say however, I found some of the dialog a wee bit cheesy at times between Stone and Christian. I admit to even saying oh my god when I heard some of their dialog. But that’s really where the meh feelings end.

It is a romance with minimal suspense, no angst, and some drama.

Fun read.


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1 comment:

  1. Great review, thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to Fast Connection (Cyberlove Book 2) by Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell.