ARC Review – Seductive Reasoning (Task Force Hawaii, #1) by Melissa Schroeder

Posted October 13, 2015 by DiDi in Erotic, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 6 Comments

Seductive Reasoning is smartly written and extremely engaging. ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures 

Even paradise has a dark side…

Working with local, state, and federal agencies, the men and women of TASK FORCE HAWAII work on cases ranging from bank heists to terrorism. A diverse team filled with ex-military, law enforcement, medical, and technical support, they are Hawaii’s last defense against the worst criminals.


Resisting her might just kill him.

Former Army Special Forces Officer Martin “Del” Delano has enough on his hands chasing a serial killer and heading up TASK FORCE HAWAII. He definitely doesn’t need the distraction of Emma Mitchell. From the moment they meet, she knocks him off his feet, literally. Unfortunately, she’s the best person to have on the team to make the connections to help them catch their killer.

A temptation she can’t ignore.

For Emma, it’s hard to ignore the lure of a man like him. Tats, muscles and his Harley cause her to have more than a few fantasies about Del. He’d never be interested in a geek like her, but she can’t resist toying with him. When she pushes the teasing too far, she ends up in his bed. She convinces herself she can handle it until the moment he steals her heart.

A killer obsessed.

Del can’t help falling for the quirky genius. She’s smart, funny and there’s a sweet vulnerable side to her that only he can see. As Emma gets more involved with the investigation, she becomes the target of the psychopath. When the danger escalates, Del promises to do anything to save the woman who not only captured his heart but also his soul.

Review copy provided for an honest review


**As we know that some incidents can be triggers to readers we are letting you know that this bookatruegemaward contains unspeakable violent crimes against women.

I don’t read a lot of romantic suspense because all too often the women characters are portrayed as weak and unable to take care of themselves or need to be saved and Melissa Schroeder just changed all that in the first book in her Task Force Hawaii series, Seductive Reasoning. Two people with a tumultuous past must put aside their differences and work together to catch a killer and as their attraction grows it becomes impossible to deny. At times suspenseful and messed up and at others humorous and sexy, Seductive Reasoning is smartly written and extremely engaging.

With a suspected serial killer on the loose as the head of Task Force Hawaii, Martin “Del” Delano must call in Emma Taylor, the genius contractor he’s unable to forget. Wow, these two do not get off on the right foot but the sexual tension flowing between them is unmistakable. It was interesting watching these two play off one another, but what I really loved is that Emma didn’t cut Del any slack. She was smart, sassy and strong. She was also brilliant and her ability to see all sides of a crime made her invaluable to the team. I enjoyed how the very large and in charge Del struggled when Emma was around and had trouble expressing himself in her presence. Yet he also realized he needed her not only for her ability to help catch the twisted killer they were chasing, but also in his life.

I found their personal relationship very interesting with Del really wanted something serious and Emma feeling she wasn’t able to give that to him. Watching them open up to each other and learning to trust each other and what they had was very satisfying as were their many intimate moments together.

As this was the first book in the series, we were given a good overview of the entire Task Force Hawaii team and while they all played a big part in this story; the romance wasn’t overshadowed and we saw how important they all are to each other.

Entertaining, emotional and rich with vivid storytelling Seductive Reasoning is a fantastic start to a new series.


4.5 stars

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Posted October 13, 2015 by DiDi in Erotic, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 6 Comments

6 responses to “ARC Review – Seductive Reasoning (Task Force Hawaii, #1) by Melissa Schroeder

  1. Great review – this sounds like a must read for me because I am a huge, huge fan of romantic suspense and the tighter the suspense the better….plus being set in Hawaii makes me want to run out and get it now!

  2. Lorraine

    I loved this book. I totally agree with you about the relationship between Del and Emma! Can’t wait to read about the other members of the Task Force Hawaii Team!!!

  3. Jazz10

    I agree with your assessment of how so many books portray women so I thank you for giving this book, as well as the woman, such a rave review. I look forward to reading this story.

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