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Publication Date: November 9, 2015
THE ARRANGEMENT (Hot Latin Men, #1) An indecent proposal leads to a short term arrangement… Brazilian millionaire, Leonardo da Silva, is still seething from when his wife, Alexa, walked out on him four months ago. Now she’s in his office asking for a business loan to help her brother. Instead of a loan, he’s willing to give her the money, but only if she resumes her role as his wife for the next two months. She reluctantly agrees, and she soon finds herself wishing their arrangement was permanent. But when she finds out about Leonardo’s betrayal, there may be no way for them to mend their broken marriage.
FIGHT FOR LOVE (Hot Latin Men, #2) A former pro wrestler fights to hold onto the woman he lost, but still loves, and the son he never knew existed. Science teacher Rebekah Jamison lives a quiet life in the suburbs of Atlanta. Devastated by a tabloid scandal nine years ago, she ended her marriage to the man her parents never approved of. Rafael Lopez, former professional wrestler and “Sexiest Athlete Alive,” regrets the lapse in judgment that caused him to lose his wife. He shows up unannounced one day with some startling news, but he gets a surprise of his own. He finds out he’s a father. To get to know his son, he whisks him and Rebekah off to his home in the Hollywood Hills for the summer.
PRIVATE ACTS (Hot Latin Men, #3) This story contains a chef whose sassy mouth and swaying hips catch the eye of a sexy Latin artist determined to tame her. Miguel Delgado fell hard the first time he saw a beautiful woman on stage during a karaoke competition at a bar in Ecuador. Interested in a short, casual affair, he turns on the charm. But she won’t give him the time of day. Samirah Jamison has met her match—in the form of a tall, hard-bodied sculptor who won’t leave her alone. She’s not running scared. She’s just trying to keep a level head and stay out of trouble for once. But it’s really, really hard to be good…when you’re used to being bad.
THE ULTIMATE MERGER (a short story) (Hot Latin Men, #3.5) Two workaholics slow down long enough to find love when they least expect it. Renaldo da Silva is on the verge of entering the U.S. market with the purchase of a hotel in downtown Chicago. After working hard for several days straight, he heads to a local bar and sees a woman who instantly makes him reconsider how to spend his evening. When another one of her male counterparts unfairly becomes the lead on a project, Sabrina Porter leaves work intent on drowning her sorrows in wine and loud music at a local bar. Instead, she meets a sexy Brazilian who’s intent on showing her a different way to unwind.
SECOND CHANCES (Hot Latin Men, #4) Renaldo da Silva’s near-perfect life in Brazil comes to a halt when he finds out about his wife’s betrayal. Now he doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. But because he needs her help finalizing the biggest deal of his career, he’s forced to make her a multi-million dollar offer and delay their divorce. Sabrina da Silva can’t forgive herself after a reckless night destroys her marriage. She agrees to help her husband and then disappear from his life for good. But with passion still smoldering between them, it’s not easy for either to walk away. Will passion be enough to overcome the ultimate test of their love?
I was very intrigued by this box set. It's hard to say no to reading about hot Latin lovers and the women they fall in love with. After all they're passionate and hot headed. That holds true for the heroes in this box set. Almost all of the stories were stand alone books but one was a prequel for another and one of those mentioned characters from another story.
I enjoyed all of the stories. They're full of heat and angst. I didn't like how it was always the woman who made a mistake and was punished for it. I was able to guess what was going to happen in most of the stories, although there were a few that had twists that caught me by surprise. I also loved how many of the couples were multiracial, but I didn't feel like that was emphasized beyond a physical description. I wish more had been done with it.
I do wish some of the stories had been longer. I felt like a little more detail would've gone a long way in bringing everything together and giving the characters a chance to really work things out. I really liked how important family was to all of the characters. Another thing I loved was the mention of Atlanta, Stone Mountain, and other places I'm familiar with. It really made this box set feel like it was set at home. I also enjoyed the other locales as well. I think Delaney Diamond has a lot of potential and I look forward to seeing what she writes next.
*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*
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