"exciting start to a fantastic new series"
John "Lantis" Atlantis has been out of Black Ops business
for a couple of years now and he couldn't be happier.
Running his own high tech security business, Depth
Security, has been fulfilling. When his friend and former
Black Ops partner, Dillon, asks him to work on a case that
is close to his heart, Lantis reluctantly agrees. Dillon's
childhood friend, Kiera Stevens, is now CEO of kidTek
after the death of her father. There is an industrial spy
leaking classified research and development secrets at
kidTek and the implications for military R & D could spell
disaster. When Kiera and Lantis meet, the attraction is
instantaneous and all consuming. This is disturbing for
Kiera, who is normally all business. For Lantis there is
the issue of the relationship between Kiera and his best
friend Dillon to consider. Working together should prove
to be an interesting challenge.
In order to not raise suspicions, Lantis goes undercover
at kidTek posing as Kiera's love interest, which is not a
far stretch for either of them. He develops a security
spell that will help identify the leak and protect the
company from further theft. Because of the logistics of
casting a spell in such close proximity to the existing
security, and his raging lust for Kiera proving to be a
distraction, he decides to use Kiera as a focus during the
casting of the spell. The spell, magnified by his
attraction to Kiera, combined with her nominal healing
abilities, makes for an erotically charged event. Lantis
is relieved that the spell was successfully cast, but
there was just one small side effect, they are now
entangled on a psychic level; and he will have to do a
little testing to see just what the ramifications of this
entanglement are. As Kiera and Lantis' relationship grows,
so does the danger. Kiera has never relied on anyone for
support, and has difficulty letting go of control and
leaning on Lantis. Can she learn to trust her feelings,
and his? Their lives may depend on it.
All I can say is, "Wow!" Ms. Dante demonstrates expert
world building as she takes readers to a fully realized
alternate Earth society where magic and advanced
technology coexist. Her fascinating hero and heroine
engage in an entertaining banter and have such an easy
rapport, that the reader is effortlessly able to believe
in the intensity of their relationship. The plot is well
developed and the storyline is a fast paced adventure.
Amongst the action and intrigue, Kiera and Lantis take the
time to inventively and deliciously play out her fantasies
and test the effects of their entanglement; this leads to
sometimes amusing, always hot reading. The cast of
supporting characters are interesting and I definitely
look forward to reading their stories told in future books
in this series. Entangled is the exciting start to what
promises to be a fantastic new series. If the first book
is any indication, readers are in for a wild ride.
Review date: July 1, 2006
Reviewed by Dee Gentle
Posted November 3, 2006
Kiera Stevens knows there's a spy in kidTek, the toy company she inherited from her father which also handles top-secret defense R&D projects. She doesn't know whom among her employees she can trust but to ferret out the spy she needs more than an ordinary investigator and absolute secrecy. High adept and security consultant John Atlantis (Lantis to his friends and colleagues) is a retired black ops agent with the security clearances to prove it. As a favor to his former partner, he takes on Kiera's problem, going undercover as her lover to carry out his investigation.
When a complicated spell to upgrade the security of kidTek's labs results in more power than safe, Lantis is forced to ground the power through sex ... and he and Kiera become entangled, their minds sharing sensations and pleasures.
That's when things become complicated. Because the spy is just the tip of the iceberg. Someone is watching Kiera, someone who doesn't want her at the head of kidTek and doesn't care who stands in the way.