Jo Davis is the author of the Sugarland Blue series of contemporary romances, the popular Firefighters of Station Five series and, as J. D. Tyler, the sexy paranormal series Alpha Pack. Primal Law, the first book in that series, is the winner of the National Reader's Choice Award in Paranormal. She has also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a finalist for the Bookseller's Best Award, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has been a two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense. She’s had one book optioned for a major motion picture.
Risky: Torn Between Two Lovers (InterMix)by Jo Davis
TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS is a gripping and sexy romance trilogy with a unique twist: Our heroine needs your help to decide who wins her heart…RISKY is the second novella in this sizzling new series, in which two enticing men will vie for Anna’s heart—culminating in a choice that will be determined by reader vote!
Still hurting badly from Grayson Sloan’s betrayal, Anna Claire meets Joaquin Delacruz—and she is completely won over by the wealthy and sophisticated casino mogul. Joaquin is like no one else she’s ever known—insanely sexy, passionate. . .and extremely dangerous.
Joaquin’s fortune is built on crime; but unlike Gray, he hides absolutely nothing from her. Soon she finds herself ensnared in the web of a powerful, magnetic man who can’t—and won’t—promise her forever.
But Joaquin is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Anna. He is even starting to dream of going legit and living a normal life, with Anna by his side. That is, if Anna's ex, the FBI agent who is his most hated enemy, doesn't get in his way. . .
So, will you join #TeamJoaquin? Make the informed choice: Check out RAW, the first in the series, and REWARDED, where Anna’s decision will be revealed, in March 2014.
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Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Vivacious Valkyrie – Marta: *eARC received from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review The is the second instalment in the "Torn Between Two Lovers " trilogy and follows immediately on from "Raw". It's an interesting concept as the author intends to open up her Facebook page to allow readers to vote and therefore determine the outcome of the trilogy. Anna Claire felt betrayed by Grayson Sloan, FBI agent at the end of Raw. He had been working undercover at her Manhattan restaurant in a bid to take down a drug ring. Feeling badly used and deceived by him Anna has fled to Aruba to lick her wounds. Nursing her broken heart she is determined to just try and forget about men! Anna's life is about get more complicated as she has been followed by Joaquin Delacruz, a man who her ex Gray is determined to bring to justice. Joaquin is everything Anna wants in a man except for his families shady past. His family's fortune is built on a bed of crime and although he's trying hard to go legit his enemies fear what he might reveal about them. Anna is impressed by Joaquin's honesty with her and finds herself falling for his charm. What starts out as a lighthearted affair soon hurtles both Anna and Joaquin into a passionate relationship that can only result in heartbreak and danger! I found this a very interesting read as I wasn't quite sure how the author could make such a quick change of heart for Anna believable. In the first book she's madly in love with Gray and yet shortly after she's falling for the admittedly gorgeous Joaquin! I think I am convinced but that's only because I thought Anna was quite a shallow character and truthfully didn't really like her as much as I wanted to. Although to be fair to be a winner in business she would have to be completely selfish and dedicated. So how will it all end and just who will Anna end up with? If honest I have my own idea of what could happen but it's fun to think that the readers get to choose. Third book in this trilogy is Reward and all that's left to say is - are you team Grayson or Team Joaquin?
In this second installment of Torn Between Two Lovers, Ms. Davis delivered the full story of the love triangle. Where Raw focuses solely on Anna Claire’s Relationship with Grayson James, Risky focuses on Anna’s relationship with Joaquin. And personally, I enjoyed this novel much better than the first and totally loving Joaquin more than Gray. Yes, I admit, I AM MOST DEFINITELY TEAM JOAQUIN. ~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Risky takes off right where Raw had ended. Anna now is taking her vacation away from Gray and meeting the third members of this love triangle. I actually enjoyed Anna and Joaquin’s story. Their coming together is raw and honest. I thought their attraction was off the charts from the get go and Joaquin coming clean with his intentions was unexpected. I actually thought he would lie through his teeth to get Anna into his bed and later fall for her like Gray did. But he did it; he managed to get my attention as well as Anna’s. Not only he swept her off her feet, he took the time to get to know her and to let her get to know him. That kind of beginning just takes away that insta-love type of relationship as what Anna had with Gray. And if she was smart she would do well to choose the honest man versus the one that lied from the beginning. Joaquin is dangerous, with a not so innocent past (but straightening out his present), rich, and hot as hell. There’s just no better choice. Ms. Davis also added a bit of action and more suspense in this installment which I enjoyed more than the first book. The steam factor was hotter and I find I find it more sensual. Like I said, Ms. Davis delivered her story well and I enjoyed every bit of it. The next series will be the decision of who Anna will end up with. If you didn’t already know, Ms. Davis has not decided on whom Anna will choose. This will be up to the readers who will vote for the man they want Anna with. If you couldn’t tell already by my review, I am totally for Team Joaquin. *ARC Provided by publisher
This second entry in the Torn Between Two Lovers series revolves around Anna and Joaquin. After what she felt was a betrayal by FBI agent Grayson, heads off to Aruba where she encounter Mister tall, dark and gorgeous Joaquin. Little does she know he's the man Grayson has been trying to catch his hand at being dirty. Joaquin's intentions is to use Anna to hurt Grayson, but instead he finds himself very much attracted to her as she does to him. Unlike Grayson, he hides absolutely nothing from her. Anna quickly finds herself in a world-wind romance with Joaquin. Now the only question left is which man will Anna chose...Grayson or Joaquin. Just as the first book in the series, Risky reads fast and is loaded with romance, smoldering sex and intrigue. Unfortunately I am even more iffy on if I like Anna character. Where running her own restaurant was such a issue in the first book, it just doesn't seem that it's all that important to her now. Joaquin is a hot, rich, self-assured and probably everything a woman could want. The sex between them is sizzling and Joaquin sure does know how to romance a girl. Yet there's something missing. Oh wait...he's not Grayson! Where Grayson's romance with Anna was probably not the smartest thing he could have done, their meeting was part of his job. Joaquin's meeting was initiated by revenge. Granted he didn't carry through on hurting Anna but still he deliberately did set out to follow her for that reason. So in case you haven't figured it out, I am Team Grayson. One more book to go before we find out which man Anna chooses. I still think the fans voting for which guy gets the girl is a fairly interesting concept. I can't wait to see how this plays out. And, with Risky ending on such a cliffhanger I find myself itching for the next book to be released. May the best man win! I received this book from JeepDiva for the express purposes of an honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated. Stars – 3 Flames – 3