Title: A Sultry Performance
Author: Jessica Lauryn
Publish Date: December 4, 2018
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Chris Gordon, stage
manager at Rabourn Theater, suspects his late wife’s hit and run was
never an accident. He believes the man she was having an affair with,
Oakley Sutherland, was responsible and he vows to get Evelyn justice,
igniting a plot to ensnare Oakley, working through Oakley’s fiancée,
A well-known exotic dancer by night, Victoria Morrow
has been fighting to make a better life for herself, and she won’t be
taken advantage of. But when the most handsome man at Rabourn Theater
takes an interest in her, she finds herself spiraling down a path she
never expected to. Can Victoria resist Chris’s charms? Or will both of
them fall prey to the danger that lurks in the wings?"
My Two Cents:
Something about winter makes me crave romance! "A Sultry Performance" is the story of Chris, a man still reeling from the suspect death of his wife. He's bent on getting revenge on the man he thinks caused the accident. Things get more complicated when he falls for Victoria. This pairing has tons of chemistry and you can see why they fall in with each other so easily.
It took me a little while to get into the book but as you get into it, it's clear that this book is a slow burn. Once it gets going, it really gets going and I loved following all of the twists and turns. The author did a good job of creating some really exciting action in the middle of the book in order to keep readers on the edge of their seats.
The highlight of the book for me was the relationship and chemistry between Chris and Victoria. You have a wounded hero who wants to protect his heart. You have a woman who just wants a new start but can't quite figure out how to get away from the controlling Oakley, the same man that he believes killed his wife. When Chris and Victoria get together, it's clear how good they are for each other and the action is super hot. You're definitely rooting for them throughout the book!
Overall, this was a good romance! Once you get to the action, you don't want to let go!