Thursday, January 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Santerra's Sin by Donna Kauffman

Author: Donna Kaufman
First published in by Bantam in 1996
Re-issued by Loveswept in 2012

When she answered his knock with "Enter at your own risk," Diego Santerra realized he'd have his hands full protecting Blue Delgado without her knowledge. He'd taken more than a little pleasure keeping an eye on her the past three weeks, but now he had to get closer -- and that meant getting a job in her cantina. Blue could feel the danger he exuded, and yearned for the excitement he aroused in her passionate soul. But could surrendering to this mystery man be a sin?

Santerra's Sin is a early book by this Ms. Kauffman.  It's a really quick read.  I was able to read it in one sitting.  One thing about shit author is that she can really write a good alpha male.  Diego is exactly that, but he meets his match in Blue.  He has been hired to protect Blue without her knowing.  The attraction is there from the start, but Diego never gets involved.

While I did like Diego and Blue together, I felt like they fell in love a little too fast for me.  Blue barely knows him and she is telling him she loves him within a couple of days.  I didn't totally buy it.  I did like Diego's back story and to see him finally find a way to love.  There is a little bit of action, but no real suspense.  The bad guys keep finding Blue and Diego really quickly. There was a hint of a mole in the operation, but it was never fleshed out.  I also would have liked to see Blue confront her father. Having said that, it was still an enjoyable read and I look forward to reading the sequel.

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