Enticed by Kathleen Dante
Berkley Heat
Paranormal Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 0-425-21491-5
Reviewed by Shannon

   

 
Dillon Gavin is not ready to retire.  Despite the lack of excitement in his latest black ops assignments, partly because of the loss of his partner Lantis, Dillon is determined to adjust to his new surroundings.  Forced to take a month long R&R, Dillon is looking for both a change of pace and a fling to take his mind off his troubles.  When he hears that Lantis and Kiera will be attending an art gallery of his favorite psyprint artist, he decides to join them.  After all, he has always been fascinated with Jourdan Kaneís work.  It shows a depth of feeling and a promise of hope that he has clung to at times during his missions.  He is excited to be able to share her artwork with the two most important people in his life, his former partner and his childhood friend. 

Jourdan Kane is not ready to give up her secrets.  She is clairvoyant, and is able to use her gift to hide her blindness, so that she is still able to see what her eyes wonít let her.  She is also gifted with psychometry, the ability to see into the past of an object or person when she touches it.  The two gifts together ensure her solitary nature, but Dillon intrigues her from the first moment he steps into the art gallery.  He intrigues her enough that Jourdan risks touching him to shake his hand, and ends up receiving a flood of images from his black ops missions.

Dillon has always wanted to meet Jourdan, as he is a huge fan of her work.  But his first glimpse of her reveals that she might be someone he could get lost in, in more ways than one.  When she reacts strongly to his handshake, his interest is piqued, and he is determined to break through her shell to the woman underneath.  Jourdan canít understand what it is about Dillon that attracts her so strongly.  Her visions show her that he is a man of violence, and she knows that he would be dangerous to her peace of mind.  As they give in to their desire, Jourdanís happiness is disturbed by images of murder from a pair of gloves she found at her gallery opening.  When an accident occurs and Jourdan suffers a devastating loss, Dillon is determined to be by her side.  It seems the killer has locked onto Jourdan, and Dillon must do everything in his power to protect the woman he loves. 

Enticed is a fabulous follow-up to Kathleen Danteís Entangled!  I found myself getting lost in the imagery on the pages, the details of every interaction between these two incredibly appealing characters.  Enticed has everything that I want in a story: lush characterization, enough heat to scorch my eyebrows and a mystery strong enough to keep me turning the pages to find out what happens next.  The secondary characters are amazing, I thoroughly appreciated the return of Lantis and Kiera from Entangled, and the addition of Jourdanís cat Timothy added levity whenever things got too serious.  Kathleen Dante is fast becoming one of my favorite authors, and I highly recommend Enticed to any reader looking for a fabulous release from the everyday.

     

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