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Until Now


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An action-packed romance full of suspense! It shattered all my expectations of a regular romance novel.

Shanice is a bookstore clerk in Florida who is in danger because of her suspected involvement following the death of Dennis, the fiance of a Texas senator’s niece. Cruz is an undercover agent who seeks her out as part of a mission and ends up getting attached. On the surface, the two are an unlikely match considering the stakes of the situation, but you’ll have to read on to see how mixing dangerous business with pleasure could possibly work out.

I deeply enjoyed this book. In fact, it was one of the best books I’ve read this year in any genre. The author really knows how to smoothly transition from scenes of calm to action and build sexual tension throughout. I found my eyes flying across the pages as I followed Cruz’s plans to get information on Shanice and her naivete despite her circumstances following the death of Dennis. The cliffhangers and subplots reeled me in and kept me hooked.

I can tell the author did her research on many of the topics in this book, such as psychology, hacking, information tech, security systems, and spying tactics. It was nice to see how well Cruz played into his disguise as ‘Vicente’ to spy on and gain Shanice’s trust in the beginning. With his size and menacing appearance, he shifted his stride to a shuffle, wore unassuming clothes, and wore glasses to come off as a bookworm. As for Shanice, she comes off as unassuming and kind-hearted from the start. From start to finish, I was invested in both characters and their backstories.

There is a constant volley of will-they-won’t-they with the romance aspect of this story. It can be difficult to pull-off, especially when it’s as delayed as it is in this book, but the author executed it well and made the wait worthwhile. The pacing and building of romantic and sexual tension between Shanice and Cruz in between highway chases, shoot-outs, and keeping low profiles makes up for moments where they almost act on their desires.

I’m looking forward to the second book in this series, especially considering that ending. I would highly recommend Until Now to any romance sub-genre reader or fans of action in general. This book combines action and romance well and blew away my expectations.

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About the author

Delaney Diamond writes sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels. To get sneak peeks, notices of sale prices, and find out about new releases, visit her website and join her mailing list. Enjoy free reads and the first chapter of all her novels at www.delaneydiamond.com. view profile

Published on November 20, 2020

50000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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