Grounds for Seduction
Seattle Steam Series
by Shelli Stevens
Publication Date: March 27, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Contemporary, Romance
Madison Phillips is focused on making her new coffee shop a success. She also wouldn’t mind if the sexiest cop in Seattle, Gabriel Martinez, would start seeing her as more than just his best friend’s little sister. When her shop gets robbed and she’s the only one who can identify the increasingly violent Espresso Bandit, Gabe’s there to keep her safe. Having Gabe act as her personal bodyguard is certainly no hardship, and Maddy’s ready to try anything to tempt him into providing some hands-on protection.
If you are looking for a fast paced, seductive, and slightly suspenseful read, then Grounds for Seduction is just what you need.
This is my first book by Shelli and after reading the blurb for Grounds for Seduction, I was really looking forward to it. Right from the start, I was captivated and couldn't put it down. The story line was intriguing and can really pull in the reader.
What I really love is the hero Gabriel Martinez. He's tall, dark, handsome, sweet, protective and has an incredibly big heart. Watching him fight his feelings for Madison is delightful, but it's his protectiveness that is really irresistible. He's known Madison for years so protecting her is like second nature to him, but the more time he spends with her the more he can't deny his feelings. He'd do anything for her, even drink the horrible coffee she makes him. Just when you think you can't fall for him anymore, he does something that makes you swoon even more.
Madison is trying to make something of herself after years of being the spoiled child taking things for granted. At times she seems a bit self-centered, but you can tell she's trying to grow and mature. What I love about her is that she doesn't take no for answer, she goes after what she wants.
I found Grounds for Seduction a rather enjoyable read. Gabe and Madison have a chemistry that is seductive and indisputable. Their passion is pure and their love is remarkable. This is a perfect read that has heat and full of heart. And I look forward to read what comes next in this series.
About Shelli Stevens
Shelli currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her daughter. She’s a compulsive volunteer, and has been known to spontaneously burst into song.