Second Nature Tour Stop! 2


 

Grant Kendal has spent his life hunting the shadows of evil. He can feel it changing him; twisting him into the very  thing he despises; a mindless killer.
Thalia Brezlin is a marked woman, hell-bent on revenge. She is haunted by the nightmares of her past. A past that lies in wait to destroy her. When she washes ashore Grant’s desolate island of exile, beaten, stabbed and clinging to life, their worlds collide.
Follow them across Africa, Madagascar and India into the underworld of human trafficking. Where innocence isn’t lost, it’s stolen.
Passion will rage, rules will be broken, lives will be shattered and the truth will be revealed. Survival is Second Nature.

WARNING: Second Nature is a contemporary erotic romance and contains explicit sexual content, adult language and graphic violence. Recommended for the adult reader only. While Grant’s story can certainly be enjoyed on its own, the author recommends becoming better acquainted with him and his journey by experiencing his debut
in Second Chances (When Seconds Count, #1) 
An ex-assassin, a tropical island, a woman in trouble AND a warning for explicit sexual content?  Did this author have a key to my secret diary and find my recipe for a good, action packed romance.  Why yes, I think she may have.
So, Grant is the ex-assassin, intensely hot alpha male previously mentioned.  He exiles himself in order to cleanse his soul of the things he and done and seen when an injured woman washes ashore in need of his help.  He rescues her and does his best to patch her up.  He discovers the woman, Thalia, has escaped from a human trafficking ring and is in serious danger.  So, they are thrown together in a stressful life or death situation and end up taking comfort in one another (cue warning for explicit sex…yowza).
This is an intense and fast paced book.  I, for one, had a difficult time putting it down.  It is well written and in being so invested me deeply in the characters.  The character development is above average and I really wanted a HEA for
Grant and Thalia’s story, which I think is why I devoured this book so quickly.  It’s one of those books that you just HAVE to see what happens at the end and you’re not satisfied to stop until you do.  Grant is so deliciously alpha, but not in a way where you doubt his motives.  He strikes just the right balance of sexy, demanding and bossy.  And Thalia is his perfect counterpart, as she in not inclined to take crap from anyone.  The chemistry and dynamic between the two is the cornerstone of this book and why it is so successful at drawing you in.This is book 2 in a series, but can be read as a standalone.  I had not read the first book but had no trouble following the story of Grant, who is apparently
introduced in book one.  I know that now I will definitely go back and read book one, as this author’s writing style is one of the best I have read in a long while.  A solid 4.5 star book for me.
*** BOOK 2 OF SERIES***
Disclaimer- this book contains graphic situations in regard to human trafficking***
The author does an awesome job developing the main characters Grant & Thalia. I really liked how Grant’s character is portrayed, Not only is he one tough Dude, he is the ultimate alpha male! Thalia wasn’t the typical fragile woman character, she’d finitely had a fire to her and when these two connected the chemistry was impossible to miss. Grant’s
personality really began to develop as the story progressed and he seemed to become more human than just a trained gun. This is when I started to feel that connection with him.
I recommend reading book one and hope there will be more to this series. I am giving this book a 5/5 star rating because I felt it was realistic and I connected with the characters.
The sunlight sparkled like diamonds against the drops of water that beaded across Grant’s broad chest and raced along the cuts and dips between his washboard abs. His dark blue board shorts, soaked and clinging to his equally muscled thighs, hung low on his hips. A thin trail of golden curls raced between the hard lines of his narrow hips, disappearing beneath his waistband. Only a blind woman would miss the outline of his perfectly defined erection. Holy sin on a stick, he is packing.
His arms and legs moved with the grace of a jungle cat stalking its prey, the tight strands of muscles bunching
and stretching beneath his skin with every step. His right hand was wrapped tight around the black grip of a pistol, the thick tendons in his wrist flexing as he tightened and loosened his grip. She followed the ripple of movement to his rounded shoulder, his neck, and then up to the chiseled lines of his face. Her lungs seized with feminine lust, mixed with a healthy dose of fear as she locked eyes with the lethal beast inside him. He’s going to kill me.
The fire in Grant’s eyes blazed with a heat as tangible as the sun’s rays beating relentlessly against her skin. She didn’t know the first thing about this man, other than the fact that he was dangerous and locked onto her like a fast moving freight train. He hadn’t hurt her yet, but that didn’t mean he wouldn’t kill her. Still, she couldn’t make herself move or even look away. Something inside her was drawn to the beast residing within the man; to the absolute power and strength that wrecked her senses.
Paralyzed, she was powerless to resist as his hard, lean body crashed into hers, trapping her against his hot, wet skin. His hands tangled in her hair, his desperate grip holding her captive to his assault, his lips crushing against  hers with frantic need.
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D.L. Roan lives and writes in her “beautifully wild and southern” home state of Florida with her “perfectly flawed hero” husband and two 80lb lap dogs.
Completely addicted to the written word, she’s had a brood of characters residing inside her imagination for as long as she could remember. Being able to bring them to life and let them out to play has been a life’s dream fulfilled.
Romance has always been her favored genre. While erotica is her favored spicy flavor, she also enjoys paranormal fantasy and has been known to stalk the work of certain historical romance writers.
In addition to exorcizing her characters’ lusts, D.L. enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and sitting by a bonfire on a starry night. She loves to hear from her fans so check her out on Facebook or send her a tweet.

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