Book Review: Dante’s Unglued by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Dante’s Unglued
Authors: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Series: Ward Security #2
Heroes: Shane/Quinn
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 255 Pages
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: January 26, 2018
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When private investigator, Shane Stephens, is hired by the mayor of Cincinnati to track down the hacker who has been threatening him, Shane is sure this is the opportunity to launch the Merleau Detection Agency into the big time. He even convinces Rowe Ward of Ward Security to loan him one of his best IT specialists, Quinn Lake.

Shane, a man who prefers casual intimacy, is surprised by his attraction to the moody computer geek, but when Quinn suggests they have fun for the month he’s on loan, Shane happily agrees. Both men are expecting nothing more than a good time.

But the investigation takes an unexpected turn and they quickly discover they are facing more than a hacker out to ruin the mayor’s re-election chances. And as they spend more time together, they realize their relationship may be a lot more than just a good time.

With only weeks until the election, Shane and Quinn race to gather the proof they need while dodging bullets and possibly…falling in love.


Review: I am a big fan of this writing team, and am an even bigger fan of this, and the original, series. Rowe Ward remains one of my all-time favorite characters and even just a small sighting of him will get me excited to read a story, even if he is only a secondary character in the book. He remains true to form here and his one liners go a long way to fulfilling the required fix. I do miss the others but I am loving these new guys, as well.

Shane and Quinn are the epitome of opposites attract. Shane is the stealthy private eye, and Quinn, on loan from Ward Security, is his trusty, nerdy computer whiz side-kick. Attraction is easy on both parts, but communication and behavioral analysis is neither one’s strong suit…but isn’t that true for most men. Yep, stereotyping because, for the most part, it’s true. Ugh, if men actually openly communicated, we wouldn’t have anything to read now, would we?

As per usual with this series, the men finding their love interest runs parallel to whatever mystery they are trying to solve. In this case, it’s a he-said-she-said political drama that must play out, and our boys are caught in the middle as pawns. Expect some sexy times and bullets flying, but we wouldn’t want it any other way.

Overall Impression: I really liked it!

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

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