ARC Review – A Dangerously Sexy Affair by Stefanie London

Posted April 19, 2016 by smutmatters in ARC, Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review – A Dangerously Sexy Affair by Stefanie LondonA Dangerously Sexy Affair by Stefanie London
Published by Harlequin on March 22nd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 224
Format: eBook
Source: the author
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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…

This 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 more from Stefanie London.

About Stefanie London

Growing up, Stefanie came from a family of women who loved to read. Her favourite activity was going shopping with her Nan during school holidays, where she would sit on the floor of the bookstore with her little sister and painstakingly select the books to spend her allowance on. Thankfully, Nan was a patient woman.

Thus, it was no surprise Stefanie was the sort of student who would read her English books before the semester started. After sneaking several literature subjects into her ‘very practical’ Business degree, she got a job in Communications. When writing emails and newsletters didn’t fulfil her creative urges, she turned to fiction and was finally able to write the stories that kept her mind busy at night.

Now she lives with her very own hero and dreams of travelling the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, French perfume, high heels and zombie movies. Recently she gave up her day job to write sexy, contemporary romance stories and she couldn’t be happier.