Guest Review: TAKING CHANCES by Suzette Cauler

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Guest Review: TAKING CHANCES by Suzette CaulerTaking Chances by Suzette Cauler
Series: The Dakota Laveaux #1
Published by: Siren Publishing
on March 4, 2014
Genres: Erotic, Paranormal Romance
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Risking her life is nothing new to shape-shifter Dakota Laveaux, but when the thief-for-hire enters the Ettore compound, she gets far more than she bargained for. Determined to keep a haunting promise, Dakota will do anything to complete her mission, but the dangerously sexy Kane Ettore, leader of the Ettore vampire clan, becomes a delicious distraction. From the moment they meet, Dakota is drawn along on a roller coaster ride of mistaken identities, missed chances, scorching passion, and undeniable bliss.

Has sleeping with the enemy ever felt so good?

Dakota is hopelessly torn between her need for revenge and the insatiable hunger Kane inspires in her. With her life hanging in the balance, Dakota must decide whether to trust the vampire she’s already betrayed or take her chances with the cunning werewolf who has promised to help her. How far will she go to win this deadly game, and will she lose her heart in the process?


Dakota Laveaux is a shape-shifter is driven by revenge. Her life is owned by another and the only way to get the revenge she so desperately needs is by following orders from someone who is truly the definition of evil. She is tasked with one last job and is than promised to be freed. This one last job and she can finally destroy those who have taken from what she cherished most. However, the job isn’t easy and it puts her in the direct path of Kane Ettore. Kane is leader of the Ettore vampire clan. He is sinfully sexy and very powerful. He has a way of making Dakota weak in the knees and succumbs to his seductive ways.

“Dakota was lost in lusting after the vampire who held her life in his hands……Kane radiated sex, confidence and a certain purpose that made her stop caring what came next.”

Dakota is a strong and independent character. She is sassy and headstrong to a fault at times. Kane is dominate and expects his orders to be followed without question. He gets what he wants and after just a few hours with Dakota, he starts to realize the smart mouthed thief is exactly what he is going to get. The story was short so a lot of character and relationship development was packed in a short amount of time. However, the story didn’t seem to lack any of its pull. As a reader, you get sucked right into Dakota and Kane’s world. The sex is off the charts…… It is raw and passionate…. The scenes are graphic and will make you blush, but it did not detract from the story and just added an extra layer to the love story. This is the first book in a series and has a bit of a cliffhanger. Just enough to get you excited for the next installment.


About Suzette Cauler

Suzette has loved books (all types really) for as long as she can remember. As a child, she’d get lost in books for hours, using a flashlight to read under the covers long past bed time. She read her first romance novel as a preteen and was immediately hooked by the swoon-worthy heroes and daring, spunky damsels. Though her reading tastes have definitely matured, Suzette continues to enjoy romance novels, especially those of the erotic, paranormal, fantasy, or historical variety. She writes almost as voraciously as she reads and typically falls head over heels in love with her heroes.

Though everyday types of romantic situations do appeal to her, stories that include adventure, intrigue, or danger have always made Suzette’s heart go pitter patter. If they incorporate some science fiction too, she is even happier. You’ll find elements like these in most of her stories as well as strong heroines who can take care of themselves but sometimes enjoy letting someone else take the lead.

Suzette lives on the East Coast with five little people who help keep her spirit young and her imagination fresh.

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