Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Book Tour for Arrested by Love by Virna DePaul (Review & GIVEAWAY)

I'm bringing the steam to my blog today courtesy of Virna DePaul and her erotic read, Arrested by Love.  Learn more about this book through my impressions of it and by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour. Make sure to fill out the form for your chance to win Amazon GCs!

In the steamy world of bestselling romance author Virna DePaul, there are bad boys and good girls on both sides of the law. And when they mix, it’s always an explosive combination. Now the three novellas of her contemporary Red-Hot Cops series are available together in this eBook anthology:
Though Claire Fullerton, a respected journalist, isn’t afraid to walk on the wild side, she’s terrified that unleashing her inner vixen will expose her to getting hurt. But when Claire is captured by a notorious gang of bikers, she recognizes a friendly face from her darkest fantasies: undercover cop Ty Williamson, who has managed to infiltrate the gang to bring them down from the inside. Now Ty’s determined to bind Claire to him and prove that he wants all of her: the good with the bad. In fact, thebadder she is, the better they’ll be—together.
People used to call her Sure-Thing-Sarah, but the only thing Sarah Larson’s sure about these days is the torch she’s carried for undercover cop Luke Anderson. Four years ago, Sarah made the biggest mistake of her life: leaving Luke to marry another cop. Now, a year after her divorce, Luke’s back in her life—ready to convince Sarah that he’s the one when it comes to love. But Sarah has a big fear—that her dangerously possessive ex-husband is out to make sure that her second chance at happiness is destroyed forever.
As a former centerfold, Jenna Mills is a pro at deflecting male attention, and with good reason. A painful past has made her mistrustful of all men—and hell-bent on getting revenge on one in particular. But first she needs help overcoming her fear of physical intimacy. And honorable cop Noah James might just be the perfect place to start. Noah’s used to making a woman feel safe, in bed and out. But when Jenna makes him an indecent proposal, Noah’s willing to give her everything she’s asking for . . . and more.



Arrested by Love is an incendiary read offering a variety of kinks for everyone.....ménage, voyeurism, and back-door play.  Those looking for sweetness should look elsewhere, while those of us who enjoy erotica will find this the perfect form of escapism.  This book is a short and quick read with three separate stories loosely tied together in that the male leads all know each other and are in law enforcement.  The author has a nicely flowing writing style, at times lyrical but at one or two other times a bit laughable in her use of sexual descriptors.  The stories do feel complete but in Copping to It there's almost too much sex that gets in the way of the storyline advancing in a completely satisfactory way.  In the case of Copping Attitude the story feels rather rushed at the end which is a bit of a disappointment as well.

The heroes in these stories are sexy, domineering, and utterly dream-worthy.  The heroines have baggage, fears that only these heroes can banish and they are more than happy to put themselves in these men's hands.  For the most part I enjoyed these characters even as they were having sex at rather inappropriate times (most notably in Copping to It).  Not every action seemed plausible but with that much steaminess being presented I stopped caring and just enjoyed the ride.  This spicy read was intensely sexy and the perfect fantasy for a summer afternoon and I look forward to reading more from Ms. DePaul's naughty mind!

My rating for this is a B-/C+

*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.


Virna DePaul is a former criminal prosecutor and national bestselling author of paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, HQN, and Random House. In her off hours, she loves broadway musicals, spending time with her family and friends, and connecting with other romance readers.



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  1. Thank you for reviewing Arrested by Love!

  2. Thanks for sharing your impressions and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com