Title: Delicious Satisfaction
Author: Sabrina Sol
Series: Delicious Desires #3
Genre: Hot Romance
Length: Short novel
Available: 27th Feb
As LA’s hottest up-and-coming chef, Alexa Montoya is known for her ruby red lipstick, award-winning arroz con pollo and a penchant for falling for the wrong kind of men. And when a confrontation with a loser ex-boyfriend lands her in some legal trouble, she’s forced to call her long-time friend, Dante Perez, to bail her out. Only this time, Dante seems different, somehow. More gorgeous, more sexy, more…mouthwateringly irresistible. Suddenly she’s tempted to give the lawyer much more than a simple thank you…
Dante is tired of seeing Alexa with guys who only know how to steal her money and break her heart. He’s watched–and waited for–her long enough. Helping with her legal situation will finally give him a chance to win her over for good. His plan? He’ll seduce her into finally believing that there’s something deliciously right between them…
Despite their chemistry, Alexa can’t trust that Dante won’t leave. But Dante knows how to win a case. And he’ll do whatever it takes to convince Alexa that she’ll always leave him hungry for more…
Source: ARC from Entangled: Brazen via NetGalley
I don’t know if this was me or the book, but despite looking forward to Alexa and Dante’s book, I found this a rather underwhelming read. It starts off well, with Alexa visiting her ex’s restaurant and giving the weasel what he deserves, but although there is clearly chemistry between Alexa and Dante, it was slightly lacking in spark for me.
I wasn’t really expecting these two to have a dating history, and to be honest I think they would have been better without it, since the whole reason for them splitting up was flimsy at best and is never really dealt with. Plus Alexa’s decision to be less impulsive by having a no-strings fling with Dante is… well, impulsive. I felt a little let down by Alexa, actually. She doesn’t come across as particularly smart with some of the decisions she makes, and her flip-flopping emotions towards Dante were just annoying. I liked her in the last book, Delicious Complication, so expected better from her.
Dante is better in that he knows what he wants. But at the same time the sexy, lawyer in control never really materialised. He’s an okay guy, with a bit of a troubled past, but I expected more.
The plot line with the ex went along much as I expected and again, left me a little underwhelmed. That weasel deserved worse.
So overall this was okay. It’s quick and easy and has a bit of heat. It wasn’t as sexy or sensual as I’d hoped and the characters weren’t quite the passionate antagonists I’d hoped for, but as a way to pass the time it does the job.
Delicious Satisfaction is out February 27th.
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