Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Dangerous Beauty Book Review

About the Book

Liliana Vela hates the term victim. She's not a victim, she's a fighter. Stubborn and strong with a quiet elegance, she's determined to take back her life after escaping the clutches of human traffickers in her poor Mexican village. But she can't stay safely over the border in America--unless the man who aided in her rescue is serious about his unconventional proposal to marry her.

Meric Toledan was just stopping at a service station for a bottle of water. Assessing the situation, he steps in to rescue Liliana from traffickers. If he can keep his secrets at bay, his wealth and position afford him many resources to help her. But the mysterious buyer who funded her capture will not sit idly by while his prize is stolen from him.

Melissa Koslin throws you right into the middle of the action in this high-stakes thriller that poses the question: What is the price of freedom? (Goodreads)



 My Thoughts

This is the first book by this author that I have read. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I knew it would be unique and different. I finished reading this story and have a lot of mixed feelings. I had a hard time rating it because I am not quite sure how I feel about it. Human trafficking is a pretty hefty subject matter and I am not sure that I really liked that this also had a romance story line. Those two didn’t jive for me. Also, in a good amount of the pages nothing happens. I don’t want to give anything away but for chapters on end it is literally the same day to day on repeat. I understand why this was important for the main character, but after a while I was wondering when anything might happen to move the story along.

I really loved Liliana and her journey. She is the shining example of courage throughout the story line. The author did a good job with her character and her personality was my favorite aspect of the book. There is a little bit of action near the end of the book, though it seemed very rushed and ended abruptly, I was still glad to see things happening!

So this wasn’t my favorite story but I appreciated the perspective of a Liliana’s character. I am sure many people will love this book and this is just my personal opinion!


Three Stars. 


"I received this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."






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