Zia Jones is a world-famous acrobat with her name in lights on the Las Vegas Strip. As the headlining star of the ancient Inca Empire-themed Cuzco Resort Hotel & Casino, she performs her aerial ballet five nights a week. Zia is in complete control of her own destiny...until the night she meets handsome Saudi Prince Faoud and allows him to seduce her. A reality check comes complete with recriminations when she is accused of stealing the priceless necklace she wore to the prince's suite after a glitzy televised banquet, and her unique and furtive exit only makes her look guilty as sin. Things tumble way out of control when the Cuzco's head of security, Latino hottie Juan Carlos Ramirez, enters the picture. She's up against an enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy her, and her only salvation seems to be the man who's supposed to put her away. Though Prince Faoud and Juan Carlos must work together to save her, only one man can win her heart.
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About the Author
Kara has been writing for as long as she can remember. She lives in Minneapolis. Nights at the Cuzco is her seventh novel, and the first in her "Nights" romantic suspense trilogy.
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Nights at the Cuzco based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A delightful surprise, I did not expect th enjoy this book nearly as much as I did. A mystery-romance, this story has it all, including betrayal and adventure involving characters and settings that are not the usual story fodder. I am eager to read more from this author. The characters are well developed and engaging, the pace of the story is excellent. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author through the GoodReads Giveaway program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 [...] : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
First, a disclaimer ... I've been fairly vocal about the fact that I've sworn off reading any more novels "in series," because I'm starting to find that technique tiresome. But, this book is by one of my favorite authors, and since it's not technically a "series" (rather, a "trilogy" ... yeah, it's a fine point ...) I decided to break that rule this once, kind of hoping I wouldn't really like it and wouldn't feel compelled to read the next two. Well, it didn't work; I really enjoyed this book. Having read several of the author's earlier books, it was very exciting to see how her writing style and, in particular, character-development skills have progressed. The characters in this book are multi-dimensional, and she does a great job of weaving their story lines together; I really feel like I know these people. For anyone who has read J. D. Robb's "In Death" series (which is one of only two series that I am still reading ... ) there is a relationship in this novel that reminds me a lot of Eve Dallas and Mavis. I've always enjoyed the "practical friend/wild friend" pairing technique - in both literature and real life - and that's kind of what this is. I love that the main players in this book are acrobats! That's a world that I've never really had any insight into, and I have to believe is not commonly written about in novels. I think this added a whole different dimension to the story than having them be "ordinary casino workers" would have done. I wonder where the author's inspiration for this came from. By the end of the book, I was SO wanting to see their show! Without giving anything away, I can say that there are several interesting plot twists in this book. One of my favorite is that the "mystery person" who appears throughout the book has no identifiable gender; I thought this was a wonderful technique. Also, everything comes together very well at the end of the book, but not in a predictable way (at least not to me.) The author has mastered the ability to weave in and out among many characters and events without inflicting undue confusion on the reader, and I appreciate this. My only real criticism of the book is something that happens between the main characters at the end of the book ... and I don't want to write a spoiler by saying what it is. It's a minor point, and something probably personal to me; other readers may love it. It's certainly no deal breaker and did not detract from my overall great enjoyment of the story at all. The bottom line is ... I am quite impressed with this book. I care about all of these people, and can't wait for the next two books, so I can find out what happens to them next. (Oh, shoot ... does that mean I'm reading a "series"?)