Review: Dagger in the Sea by Cat Porter


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Foreword PR & Marketing.

I can't believe it's been over a year since I last read a Cat Porter book, but she certainly made her latest standalone worth those three hundred and seventy days of waiting. Dagger in the Sea is the story of Turo and Adri, and if you've already read Porter's previous standalone, Finger, Turo should be familiar. He may have grown up with the name of Arthur and only his strong-willed mother as his parent, but when he finally met his biological father, he became Arturo and his world would change forever.

Now thirty-three, Turo DeMarco has climbed the ranks of the Guardino crime family, and he's done it by making sure the business entrusted to him continues to flourish and profit, that he stays several steps ahead of his enemies, and that he keep his mouth shut when it comes to secrets that are not his alone. When he's sent to the Mediterranean to take care of a task handed to him by his boss, Turo finds himself swept up by the sand, sea, a spray of bullets, and one undeniably scintillating Greek heiress.

Twenty-three-year-old Adriana Lavrentiou may or may not be connected to the Aliberti family that Turo is supposed to touch base with on behalf of his boss, but either way, Turo is more than distracted by the woman who's both beauty and brains. Turo and Adri become impossibly entangled in each other. This may be a love affair destined for more, but danger is never too far for these two, and Turo will have to figure out who it is he can really trust or risk drowning in deception, despair, and even death.

I've read almost all of this author's books, and there's no denying how well she weaves a romantic suspense story. Dagger in the Sea can very much be read on its own, and it's got the whole mafia thing going on, so there's some darkness to the story. But see, Porter knows how balance all the elements of her story, and the romance between Turo and Adri was both sweet and sexy. These two shared a connection, and I liked how they gave themselves over and explored that connection. This gets five stars! ♥

Release Date: 06 May 2018

Date Read: 06 May 2018

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