Reviewer: Lori Graham
Title: Into the Night - 1st in the Reliance Group series
Author: Janelle Denison
Publisher: St. Martin's
Release Date: March 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Romantic Suspense
Year/Setting: Present day/Las Vegas
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sexual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Janelle's Website/Blog: www.janelledenison.com
Nicole Hutton is a reporter who knows that her skills are being wasted and is determined to prove it. She stumbles into a story that is far beyond what she envisioned and she has the chance to expose a criminal. The worst kind of criminalóone who preys on young girls and abuses them in horrific ways. She canít break into the inner circle by herself but as she started this story, she met Nathan Fox.
Nathan is an ex-vice cop who is now working security for a casino. In all honesty, he isnít happy to just handle watching the screens and managing people who get carried away with the gambling scene. So while he no longer wants to be in vice, he is keeping his skills honed by participating in a covert group called The Reliance Group which is run by the casino owner. His current assignment is to locate a young runaway, Angela. His research brings his world together with Nicoleís. When they discover they share the same goal, the best course of action is to team up.
Janelle Denison has taken some pretty sensitive topics and handled them with a lot of grace. Not many authors would take a subject like under age prostitution and human trafficking and been able to incorporate that into a romance.
I have to admit that the initial pacing was a little slow and it took me a bit to really grasp the story. However, once I got a couple of chapters in, everything changed and the story quickly grabbed my attention. I enjoyed Nicole and could relate to what she was looking for. I think every reader can relate to being in a position where we donít feel like our skills are being utilized. I liked that Nicole didnít just accept her situation as the status quo and went about changing her situation. She took care of things without whining about it but did so with a lot of class.
Nathan, on the other hand, is a true alpha male. He truly came across as a man I would like to meet and one who would protect the person he loved with every fiber of his being.
Into the Night is an incredible mix of intense suspense and sizzling hot sexual tensions.
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