Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
After anti-terrorist agent Jason DesJardin survived the explosion that killed Emily Holmes’s father, he went deep undercover. Guilt and his dark past kept him from returning for her. When Emily discovers ties between the old bombing and the terrorists, she finagles an assignment to Jason’s next mission. The balance of world power drops into her inexperienced hands, and she is forced to play a dangerous game of seduction with Mosel Reinhardt, the notorious international arms dealer. Is Reinhardt peddling the nanotech chip technology, or are Emily’s instincts about him correct?
The mission heats up when Jason finds he can’t resist Emily—agency computer genius gone femme fatale—any more than Mosel can. After years of waiting to have her again, the tables turn. Jason is unwilling to share her now, but will he be able to watch her seduce Mosel in order to find her father’s killer? Would she stop if he asked her?
Across the Crowded Room is a suspenseful thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat and not wanting to let go until you are done with the story. Between the seduction that Emily is scheming with trying to get Jason interested in her, as a woman and not as a sister, then you have her seducing a notorious international arms dealer. There is so much sexual tension just pouring from Emily and Jason but neither of them state their true feeling but then Jason sees how Emily and Mosel hit it off and he hits the roof with jealousy.
Jason had a traumatic childhood when they lived with their foster parent’s. After one crazy, painful night an angel came to his rescue and the past was never talked about again. He followed his adoptive dad’s career and become a very prominent anti-terrorist agent that an agenda of his own when his adoptive dad was killed.
After three years being away from the person he had feelings for and his family he set a mission that included, Emily. Jason never thought anything about the mission and what he had requested from her in order to find her father’s killer. From the moment Jason saw his sweet little angel walk in with Mosel, he was a goner. The one thing that came to mind at that moment was eat your heart out you piece of crap. After what he did to Emily, walk out on her not only after one passionate encounter but to walk out on her after her father died that was what he deserved. Emily did wonders on him after that and she played right into the game of seduction. After that Jason could not watch anymore the seduction of Emily with Mosel but it was his idea.
I loved Across the Crowded Room, even though it had me in tears in some parts because of how Jason treated Emily. This book will keep you interested until the very end. I love that this book is a series because I am very interested in a couple of characters that I would like to see what becomes of them. I highly recommend this book to any one it is one that I would read once again.
5 Tea Cups!