A desperate competition and sizzling attraction leads to dangerous desire.
New York Marine biologist Veronica “Roni” Keane is attending the Havana Bay Conference in Cuba. Tomorrow only one grant will be awarded which will provide the winner with professional recognition, resources for a project, and living expenses for two years. She hopes to continue her deceased father’s work, but smooth operator, Carlos Montoya, has won many grants in the past.
Carlos, a freelancer for the Havana Port Authority, works to help protect Havana’s reputation as a bastion of safety. As international travelers flock to the island, attracted by its 1950’s time-warp and colonial architecture, the drug business is running rampant, particularly on Roni’s cruise ship. Something’s not right, and when her scuba tanks are tampered with, Carlos brings in the military police to investigate. For her safety, he keeps her close, but he craves her body.
Their attraction leads to a fun night with a bit of kink. But Roni finds herself in more trouble than she bargained for when the criminals blame her for alerting the military police and come looking for her. Can Roni trust Carlos to protect her? Will she stay in Havana if Carlos wins the coveted grant, or kiss her lover goodbye?
About the Author
Having blocks of time to write is pure luxury. Before, when raising a family and working as a teacher or computer programmer, tantalizing tales of dark deeds and people facing them swirled in my head. Lucky for me, I can write them now. My husband, a CPA with his own busy practice, and I are almost empty nesters. Isn't it terrific when kids want to become independent?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Escape to the seductive city of Havana in this erotic romantic suspense by Kathleen Rowland. Veronica Keane is a marine biologist in town vying for a prestigious grant. She’s the daughter of a famous scientist but that fact only makes Roni work harder to prove herself to the scientific community. Her competitor is the drop-dead gorgeous Dr. Carlos Montoya and he’s won many grants in the past. It’s the night before the announcement and Roni is taking in the Havana nightlife. She runs into Carlos and after a few drinks, decides to hook up with him. What happens next is a riveting night filled with hot sex, the drug trade, corrupt officials and bad guys coming after Roni. Can Carlos protect her without her losing her heart or will they make an even better team? I’ve always wondered in my over-active imagination what a one-night stand in a foreign country feels like and thanks to the City Nights series by Tirgearr Publishing, I get to experience it. One Night in Havana is much more than a steamy romance; it’s a romantic suspense with plenty of hot sex. When we first meet Roni, she’s aloof towards Carlos but by the end of the night sees him for the good man he is. The ending was surprising but very fulfilling. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Havana through both Carlos’ and Roni’s point of view. It’s a city chockful of bad people and honest people trying to carve out a way of life. There’s political intrigue, plenty of action and steamy romance that’ll melt your insides. A must read and highly recommend! Favorite Character/Quote: Something like a flashfire in her belly, but now they were talking. “Am I the apple of desire? Want to take a bite out of me?” She pulled in a breath. Had she really said that? “Bonita, do I ever.” My Rating: 5 stars
One Night in Havana by Kathleen Rowland One Night Series #34 Cuba is a place that fascinates me and what I read about Havana was intriguing. Roni and Carlos are scientists vying for the same grant and both study octopuses…and they interest me, too. Throw in a criminal element that deal in drugs, a chase, some conversation and more and you have a book that kept my interest and made me root for the two to manage a HEA even though their politics and countries may not be on the same page. This series allows readers to visit cities without leaving their cozy armchair and while the visit they get to vicariously experience a steamy fantasy. Each of the books I have read in the series has been a fun easy read with the potential for a HEA…if the main characters can manage it before the end of their time together. Thank you to the author for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4 Stars