Love in the Dark (Milagros & Adrian, #1) by Isabel Pietri (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

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Title: Love in the Dark (Milagros & Adrian, #1)

Author: Isabel Pietri 

Published Date: November 2013

Genre: Romance / Thriller / Erotic


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NYPD surveillance expert, Detective Millie Angeles has made a name for herself working in the elite TARU unit of the New York Police Department as the go-to girl for surveillance and tracking. However, when tragedy occurs, she finds herself casting about for a new chapter. That all falls into place when she lands a job at a private company, which dispatches her to the West Coast to work for Adrian Zaragosa, a blind, and strikingly handsome owner of a winery estate in the Napa Valley. As the plot thickens and their passion sparks, Millie finds herself in the throes of both extreme danger and overpowering desire. Millie’s talents seem to be just what Adrian needs. Or is he simply manipulating a situation to have her near?


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s  Review***
The author starts this book on the East Coast in New York and quickly moves it to California and along the way she uses so many details and descriptions that the reader can quickly picture the houses, buildings, vineyards and cities.  The author also describes the characters with the same amount of detail and makes the reader feel as if they know them on a personal level. The book had a good storyline and it flowed from beginning to end, but what stopped me from giving it a 5 star rating was the fact that the author started a few story lines and then didn’t continue on with them throughout the story.  I wasn’t sure why there were so many “extra” subplots throughout and even though I am aware that a sequel is coming out, the author could have saved some of them for the next book, as the reader starts to get overwhelmed when a twist occurs with no follow up to it. The book is filled with action, suspense, romance, sex and  humor. There were also several errors, that I found, however, they do not interfere with the storyline when reading it, they just pop up every so often.

The romance/sex part of the book was predictable and had I skipped over a few of the parts as it was just a little too much information, however, if you love intense sex scenes then you will enjoy these parts.  The mystery element was also a bit predictable, however, the author did use some humor to make them different from other books.  The suspense was there, in some parts, and overall the book was well written and enjoyable.  I will pick up the next one because I need to see where the untold stories lie and to see what happens next in this whirlwind romance/marriage.

Add this book to your TBR list and you won’t be disappointed, maybe a little puzzled but hopefully it all becomes clear in the next book. Overall a good read that you won’t have buyers remorse over.  Enjoy!


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