★★★★★ Inferno by Scarlet Blackwell ★★★★★

InfernoInferno by Scarlet Blackwell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The blurb…

In Inferno, passion burns hotter than hell… After the murder of a notorious rent boy in the relatively new gay nightclub Inferno, Moonlight Cove cop Zack Stewart and his partner Claire Keaton are presented with a bewildering array of suspects, all with links to the dead man. Zack’s chief suspect is arrogant club owner Dante Jardine, a man not so easy to unravel, and even more difficult to pin down. Soon the cops are knee-deep in bodies and Zack’s priorities become more muddled the longer he is around Dante. When his professional and personal lives begin to merge, Zack finds himself walking a dangerous road between being a good cop and giving in to his growing desire…

So what did I think?

Okay, so let’s put aside the fact that sexy cop Zack, broke every rule in the policeman’s handbook. Let’s not worry that he didn’t stick to police procedure and just be grateful his lust for nightclub owner Dante won out!

Zack meets Dante when he investigates a murder at a gay nightclub. The attraction between the two simmers from the minute they lay eyes on each other, to the point where Zach loses all control where Dante is concerned.

This story blends the mystery of the murder investigation, set against the background of the Inferno nightclub, with the smoldering relationship between Zach and Dante. Their attractions is wild and passionate, their sex is hard and fast and desperate. The main characters are complex and theirs is not an easy journey – a love, hate, push, pull emotional journey, fraught with drama.

I loved the mystery and drama and adored Zack’s partner Claire, but I read this story for the smoking, hot romance. It was the interaction between Dante and Zack that had me turning the pages, initially for the amazing sex, then for the pursuit as Zack fought for his man and finally waiting for the happy ending. (Once again, park the realism, it was romantic and wonderful!)

5 Stars

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Blind Blondie by Scarlet Blackwell

Blind BlondieBlind Blondie by Scarlet Blackwell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The blurb…

Sam Campbell is a struggling artist and playboy beach bum who pretends to be a taxi driver to take a good-looking blind man home. Blondie is not impressed and calls the cops on Sam…

Artist and playboy beach bum Sam’s life is turned around when he meets blind Kieran and falls hard for him. Kieran is fiercely independent and doesn’t need a man like Sam in his life. But Sam needs a man like Kieran and it’s up to him to persuade Kieran he’s worth a shot.

So what did I think?

Direct, blunt, honest – that’s the way Sam is. He sees a gorgeous blonde guy, who happens to be blind and uses a slight deception (okay, so maybe it was a really, really silly thing for him to do!)to give him a lift. No malicious intent, just an unique “pick-up”, which sets the two men on an interesting journey.

Independent, a bit snarky, dismissive – Kieran keeps trying to give Sam the flick. It doesn’t work. “The way to my heart isn’t in my pants,” he said tartly but I wasn’t sure I believed him. I’m a man after all. I know these things.”

Sam is persistent and doesn’t give up. Keiran is the catalyst that causes Sam to change – rather than just thinking about himself and living the life of a beach-going artist, he wants to look after and protect Keiran. And Keiran, being so strong and determined, is supportive and encouraging of Sam’s art. They are very good for each other.

The story follows the emotional growth of the couple as they gradually let each other in, combined with some dramatic elements which help propel them together.

Overall, I enjoyed this short and sweet story with it’s happy ending.


To find out more about Scarlet Blackwell and her books visit her website.

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Buy Blind Blondie from Silver Publishing.