Their investigation is the source of the book s major conflicts, but the heart of this story is Quinn s emotional journey of recovery and Aiden s loving support 4 stars RT Book Reviews.
Miniseries Ready, Player One Quinn Dellinger Is Supposed To Be Having Fun At An Industry Party For Gamers Instead, All She Can Think About Is The Promotion She Just Got Passed Over For At Her Security Firm Then She Spots Him Tall Check Dark Check Dangerously Sexy Check Hell, Yes This Is The Guy Who Ll Help Her Forget All Her Worries And Give Her One Wickedly Naughty Night The Next Morning She Discovers Her One Night Stand Was The Guy Who Took Her Job Oh, Hell No But Aiden Odell Is Not Just A Security Specialist, He S Ex FBI, And Quinn Is Expected To Work With Him Very Closely On A Major Assignment He May Be Tall, Dark And Dangerously Sexy, But This Is One Game Quinn Is Determined To Win 4.
5 starI was pulled right into this story The story has laughs, trust issues, naughty fun, suspense, and heartbreak This is Quinn and Aiden s story Quinn had one hot naughty night with Aiden only to find out that he was the one to get the job she wanted With both of them having trust issues will they be able to work together Can they even trust each other a little in order to get the job done Or will they be working against each other the entire time Can you work together without falling back into bed together You get to see why they both have trust issues and how they both deal with those issues Can these two figure out who is leaking the information before it s too late You get to see a naught side to them both and how even that side of them will learn to trust I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read I highly recommend this book.
Full review on the bloggy blog, I m Here For the Romance 3Quinn Dellinger is at ease with one thing in her life and it s not sex It s gaming Hurt deeply by her ex almost two years ago, she is looking to regain her confidence in the bedroom and put the past way behind her Stepping out at an industry party for gamers in her best friends little black dress helps her out of her shell and into the arms of a sexy and very willing to please game programmer One night of passionate fun can t hurt, right It s not like she is giving him her heart right Aiden Odell is not a game programmer and he wishes he could tell that to the fuchsia haired beauty he is leading up to his hotel room, but she doesn t want to hear it No personal info Fine with him She doesn t need to know he s an ex FBI agent, forced to leave the field due to an injury incurred whilst being fired at She doesn t need to know how desperate he is to prove to himself and his father that he doesn t need him holding his hand at the agency to be successful All she needs to know is how much he loves making her feel like the goddess she is And it s just one night after all That is, until he learns that he ll be working with her very closely on a major assignment at his new job I liked this London is definitely a talented writer and I am very impressed, not for the first time, with what she was able to accomplish with a shorter format I would really love to see what she can do with just even 100 pages Quinn and Aiden were both really well developed and well rounded for a shorter novel As kind of a nerd myself, I loved that aspect of Quinn s character You don t often get a pink haired, game nerd culture loving heroine so I soaked that right up I also enjoyed the subtle game and game culture references that were dropped here and there That being said, I felt a little like some of the character development and love story took a bit of a back seat for the S E X Y times Because there were lots of sexy times This is the first romance I have read where the couple get together right away I m talking second chapter right away It was interesting to read a romance develop from that point, as opposed to developing to that point I know I should have expected that, this being a Blaze novel, there would be a good deal of steam but I prefer it to compliment what the couple has as opposed to taking center stage, and my personal preference is for a bit of a slow burn But I know that is just my taste and says nothing of the writing, just how I felt about it This is my second Harlequin title the first being The Nanny Plan by Sarah M Anderson which I just realized I never published my review on Oops Stay tuned for that and they were both fun, quick reads Now that I know what to mostly expect from the line I will pick one up when I need something light So if you love lighter, fast paced romances then I definitely recommend this one A Dangerously Sexy Affair The Dangerous Bachelors Club The Second I started reading A Dangerously Sexy Affair I was hooked I mean I ll be honest that I love Stefanie London and have been addicted to her writing and books since I first started reading her work I love her writing style and her period but once again she proves that that love and admiration was well founded because I fell in love with her all over again after I read A Dangerously Sexy Affair and if I hadn t of been a fan or stalker of her before I would have been after reading this one The characters from Aiden , who was so hot and panty dripping you can t control how easily he corrupts you dreams, to Quinn , who you couldn t help but admire, Stefanie London has once again created captivating characters who steal your heart and attention with no intention of releasing them back To the sex scenes were so hot that I m surprised the pages didn t burn off my finger prints Add to that the uniquely different storyline of the book the world of video gamers and the I was hooked Aiden Odell was a former FBI agent who was injured in the line of duty Unable to work as an agent in the field any he retired and started looking for another job His best friend had been trying to lure him to work for his company, Cobalt and Dane , for a while now and the job opening for Chief of Security was the perfect fit for him.
Quinn Dellinger has worked at Cobalt and Dane for 3 years and looking forward to taking over as Security Chief but she was passed over for the boss s best friend.
Hurt and frustrated Quinn lets her friend talk her into going to the industry party for gamers and meets Aiden who says he works for Ricochet Studios as a game designer one thing leads to another and they end up scorching the sheets in a room upstairs.
The next day Quinn realizes that Aiden had lied to her and he was the man who had stolen her promotion The sheet sizzling that started at the Gamers Party continued once Quinn decided the sex they had was worth forgiving him and giving him a chance they combusted anytime they were alone together Quinn was falling hard for him and believed he was falling just as hard for her Things were going great between the two of them as they were forced to work together to uncover who was sabotaging their clients business Their jobs consumed their days and their passions consumed their nights As time went by they realized that they were no closer to solving the crime The only suspect Aiden could see was her best friend Alana, but Quinn knew her friend couldn t have possibly done it and begged him to let her prove it wasn t Alana Would they figure out who was stealing secrets and releasing them inside the gaming world I couldn t stop reading and I honestly wasn t sure I was gonna like this book as much as I did because i m not into gaming but that didn t matter, I loved it and couldn t bear to put it down as I waited with baited breath to see what happened.
And I can tell you a lot happened things that I didn t include here because I didn t want to spoil it for you Good moments, exciting moments, puddle forming moments.
Not to say that there weren t some moments that I wouldn t have loved to smack Aiden upside the head for lying to her both in who he was and about not saying anything to their boss until they could prove if her best friend was lying or not and for not believing in Quinn the way he should have or kept his word to not say anything until they could figure out what had really gone on But for a man who was former FBI and used to doing and looking at things a certain way in order to justify his job now that hes a civilian and has to realize that things weren t so black and white any you have to realize that he was really a great guy.
And on the other hand there were moments that I would have loved to yell at Quinn for believing in Aiden because he lied to her than once already especially after the way she was used and hurt in the past Ultimately when you realize that Aiden was doing everything he had because he had a misguided sense of honor and right from wrong you realize just how nice and caring he really is In the end Aiden realized just how wrong he had been and he was willing to do whatever he had to in order to live with himself and prove his love in order to get back the only woman who would hold his heart until the end of time And Quinn had to realize that until she accepted that things weren t always black and white, that Aiden hadn t mean to hurt her the way he had, she was going to lose the only man she d ever truly love, the only person who could complete her.
These characters and their friends and coworkers were all so nicely developed and well written they easily were able to wrap themselves around the readers hearts Myself as a reader felt that I had a vested interest in their lives and the outcome of the story And once I finished reading it I couldn t stop hoping that Ms London would revisit them and give Quinn s best friend , Alana , her own story and a panty melting man of her own.
I couldn t wait to see how this enthralling book would end Would Aiden be able to fix things with him and Quinn Would Quinn and Aiden s love be enough to overcome everything that had transpired between them Or not If you ve never read a book by Stefanie London then you seriously have no clue how much you are missing seriously ever book she s written so far have been captivating keepers for me I couldn t put any of them down and they have found places on my keeper shelves FOREVER I d recommend her and her books to anyone who loves to read romance books period because there is no doubt that there is something in each and every one of her books to endear her to you Only a fool would pass up a book by Stefanie and I m not a fool and neither are my fellow romance readers.
Without a doubt a must read book by a must read author What do you get when you put a quirky but talented nerd and a sexy former agent together and throw in some corporate espionage A very cute romance and some passionate interludes that will generate enough heat to have you fanning yourself.
Quinn Dellinger is not happy to have been passed over for the promotion she was looking forward to at work but she ll take the tall, dark and sexy drink of water that just caught her eye as the consolation prize for one night Well, what happens in the bedroom doesn t always stay there because her consolation prize from the previous night is the new guy whom she lost the promotion to and she s just been assigned to work on an undercover assignment with him.
Aiden Odell s new job with his friend s security company is a fresh start for him away from his father s shadow at the FBI and he s determined to make his mark without accusations of favoritism but his fresh start isn t going so smoothly because the woman who rocked his world so well the night before is his new co worker who had been angling for his job and there may be some residual resentment there Besides she s a huge distraction he doesn t need if he has to make a good first impression to his bosses The first thing that hit me was the sizzling chemistry between Quinn and Aiden and boy, does he have some moves in bed But with Quinn s trust issues, Aiden s need to prove himself at work and their joint investigation, both Quinn and Aiden have to trust each other and work together or what s building between them will be over even before they get a chance to find out how permanent it can be.
Aiden and Quinn are very opposite, at least on the outside With her ripped jeans and colored hair, Quinn is a far cry from the kind of woman Aiden would be interested in, but on the inside they both want the same things someone to trust in and a chance to excel at their jobs In spite of his issues, Aiden is the stuff of dreams Sexy, kind and knows just what Quinn needs to feel safe with him, even if it means he gets tied up and you have to love that he s willing to give up control to her And Quinn s hangups were understandable but I loved that she was strong enough to overcome them and trust again.
This is a really sexy story and I enjoyed Ms London s writing so much that I ve been reading up her back list and I can t wait for from her.
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Heather s review from Smut MattersThis was a really cute, fun story We met Quinn in the previous book, A Dangerously Sexy Christmas, and I really liked her, but we didn t spend a lot of time with her I liked what I saw, though, and when I heard her story was next, I jumped on it right away Here she s been passed over for a promotion she deserved, and she s pissed about it She d believed she was in line for it, but then her boss gave the job to someone outside the company, and she has no idea who or why I liked Quinn as much here as I did in the first book She s in IT, working in the security department of her firm, a serious gamer on the side, and a total geek She s really smart and clever, and I love that Stefanie London managed to make her quirky without turning her into a manic pixie dream girl Quinn is also down to earth, and has fought to make her way in a male dominated industry by working hard and being damn good at what she does.
Imagine her surprise when she gets to work the day after a party and discovers that the man who stole her job was her one night stand from the night before His first assignment is to investigate a potential security breach at a gaming company and he needs Quinn s help Someone has been leaking information on a new game to a rival gaming company, and Aiden is going undercover to find out who it is.
Quinn had some trust issues to work through after a previous relationship went really, really wrong, and Aiden starting out their relationship by lying to her about who she is does not get them started out on a very good place However, the sizzling chemistry between them and the genuine affection they have for each other from the very start goes a long way toward helping her work through her issues They were great together, and Aiden was so good with her, letting her set the pace and take control when she needed to in order to feel comfortable with him and with herself.
I don t want to say too much about the corporate espionage, because their investigation makes up the majority of the story, but it was good A few red herrings thrown in, and one sort of out of nowhere complication, but overall, this was a really fun, sexy story I can t wait to read from Stefanie London.
Fabulous story I loved this one from page one it has everything you want in a romance hot gorgeous and a very caring hero a heroine who is quirky fun but has some issues from her past that have kept her single for some time now and she has just been passed over for a promotion at work it is time for a change.
Quinn Dellinger IT specialist and is a very keen gamer and is at an industry party with her best friend Alana when she sees the most sexy handsome man and her body tingles in a way it has not done for some time can she do this have a one night stand and switch of the past, well she is going to try and when handsome guy sees Quinn the tingles increase.
Aiden Odell is just about to start a new job with his best friends security firm he has just left the FBI after an injury has changed things for him and he has come to the industry party to try and get some leads never thinking he would meet the gorgeous girl with the pink hair and sparks would fly and a sexy passionate night would be had.
When Quinn arrives at work the next morning and discovers that the hot sexy guy Aiden is none other than the guy who got her job sparks fly but when they are teemed up to together to solve this case and Quinn goes undercover they get closer and both open up Quinn has such a hard time trusting but Aiden is so caring and the affair heats up This is a story that is fun and so very enjoyable hot steamy and with characters that are so real there are games to play as well as a case to solve but above all a beautiful romance between two very deserving people that had me smiling and Aiden will always be a favourite hero of mine I highly recommend this one.
This is the second story in The Dangerous Bachelor s Club series and focuses on Quinn, a female gamer who works in the IT department of her security company When she s passed over for a promotion in favor of an outsider, she s pretty ticked off, but willing to work with the new guy to solve a case The only problem is that her new partner and the man who got the job she wanted, Aiden, turns out to be none other than the sexy stranger she slept with the night before When they d met at an industry evening, they d exchanged names but no particulars, making for a no strings attached hookup that exceeded Quinn s expectations, and then some Can they somehow make their night together the stepping stone to a real partnership, in bed and out Can I just say yay for female gamers I loved that this was Quinn s character, that she s in information technology as a career a traditionally male dominated field and that she loves playing video games incidentally, I knew exactly which racetrack she and Aiden were talking about when they play Mario Kart together in one of the scenes Tired of her low level position fixing printer connections, recovering lost passwords and the like she s got her eye on moving up to a security level position She s qualified for it, and she knows it But when it turns out that her one night stand Aiden has gotten the job, and he happens to be ex FBI so obviously equipped with some skills, she is disgruntled but willing to work with him in partnership to investigate the leak they ve been hired to track Her job is to pose as a newly hired game designer, hoping to gain the confidence of whomever might be the leak Aiden s role is very open the company has told the staff that they are investigating an information leak and that Aiden is there to interview them But Aiden and Quinn aren t supposed to know each other so they take pains not to be seen talking together in public Once she s gotten over the initial shock of finding out who Aiden really is, Quinn acknowledges to herself that the night they shared together was so good, she s willing to forgive him for a repeat of what they shared, as long as they agree it s a sex only affair with no chance of becoming deeply involved Truth be told, Quinn has trust issues from the demise of a previous relationship and is in no hurry to rush into anything that looks like commitment Aiden himself comes across as a smart, hard working, determined man He s in a bit of a bind himself he wants the staff to believe that he s been hired because he s the best person for the job, and not just because he happens to be friends with the owner of the company, Logan He had enough nepotism at his job at the FBI where his father also worked Being told that he s only gotten a job because of his relationships and not his skills really bothers him Also, an injury while on a job resulted in a partial hearing loss that affects him and how he interacts with people and approaches tasks on a daily basis He s learned to deal with the handicap, and definitely doesn t want to be pitied for it Because he and Quinn meet first as strangers, she has no preconceived bias where he is concerned, something he really appreciates Once they ve gotten past the initial reintroduction and are hard at work on the case, they both find that they are quite willing to hop back into bed together The result is steam factor this is an HQN Blaze after all , but also the sense that they are starting to care about each other as than just friends with benefits.
As Aiden and Quinn are sorting things out between themselves, they are also getting closer to catching the informant There are several secondary characters at play here, including Quinn s best friend Alana, also in the gaming industry, whose personal mission to have games feature female heroines directly impacts Quinn and Aiden s undercover work Quinn s co workers are all suspects in the case and I enjoyed seeing how the pieces all fit together by the end Combining a mystery with a hot romance, this was definitely an enjoyable read for me 4 stars.
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