The series is called Hot Cops, and this description certainly describes the hero in SWORN TO LOVE. An alpha male in every way conceivable along with extraordinary physical features makes Mateo Juarez an individual other men fear and women want in their bed. Though he is not looking for love, his latest DEA mission has him discovering his heart is not quite as hardened as he thought. Karin Tabke cleverly entwines suspenseful incidents with sky-high passionate encounters to create a sensually rewarding story. SWORN TO LOVE takes you on an erotic journey of lust-filled sex and perilous danger, where emotions are constantly in turmoil.
When the man known as Mateo Juarez is assigned his current DEA task, he has two reasons for wanting it to be successful. The Dumas cartel is selling a highly profitable new drug that is starting to cause havoc in the US, and he needs to work his way into the criminal organization to ensure the distribution of the harmful pills is halted. An event in his own past also causes Mateo to want this group of particularly ruthless men to lose everything. When an opportunity arises for him to make his move, he knows it will be extremely risky but is willing to take the chance in order to stop such a powerful and corrupt group.
The only time Sophia Dumas goes against her father’s demands, she comes in contact with a stranger who makes her wish for a much different life, one where decisions are her own and not someone else’s. But it is not an accident that Mateo meets up with her, as she is vital to his goal in bringing down the empire ruled by her father. Though he has done a variety of things in the line of duty, getting close to Sophia is not only dangerous to his life but it quickly becomes all too personal.
With explosive passion and chilling danger, Karin Tabke makes the fifth book in her Hot Cops series repeatedly jaw-dropping. Sex between Mateo and Sophia is anything but ordinary, and every time they are together is even more heated. Though she was not sexually experienced, since her father keep her isolated from others, she had done lots of reading and really wanted to be with a man of her choosing. As each scene plays out after Sophia and her fantasy man meet, their emotions become entangled with the desire each is feeling. Some of the circumstances this couple ends up sharing are rather shocking, since being involved with a cartel family can cause unforeseen jeopardy in an instant. Not knowing what would happen next had me anxious over the welfare of Mateo and Sophia on numerous occasions.
As an undercover agent, Mateo often has to prove he is just as coldblooded as those with whom he is forced to be around. Yet his inner compassionate nature comes through when his actions are actually hiding protectiveness and not cruelty. Mateo came to wipe out the Dumas cartel, but soon the welfare of Sophia is almost as important to him. The way her life has been controlled by others had her reluctant to believe anything Mateo said, and getting her to trust him is made harder because of all the secrets he must keep. Between drugs and terrorizing criminals, the story has several situations which are realistically depicted with frightening developments and much uncertainty. It was frequently very difficult to catch my breath between volatile escapades. One daring adventure after another brings gripping realism to SWORN TO LOVE.
Star Rating: 4.5 Stars
Sensuality Rating: Sizzling
Page Count: 180
Price: 1.99 (eBook only)
Author’s Website: karintabke.com/
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