Monday, September 9, 2013

Nadene's Satin Sheets Romance Review of Driven by Delora Daye

PUBLISHER:  eXtasy Books
GENRE: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Everyone is fixated on beautiful but career-weary fashion model Jules Davenport: the strange but immensely talented photographer, Jon Priest, who believes she is his ultimate muse and wants her not only as his subject but also as his lover; Raphael Garcia, a struggling pest of a photographer who desperately wants to work with a model of her caliber to boost his career; and a mysterious stalker who wants her out of the picture entirely and seemingly will stop at nothing to scare her out of the business. 

Dreaming of leaving the runway and opening her own art gallery, will Jules’ own drive to stay in the modeling business long enough to finance a smooth exit put her in danger, or will the one man on whom she is fixated—her ultra-sexy French chauffeur Adrien Marchand, a gifted painter who has his own share of problems, including a scheming ex-girlfriend who refuses to let him go—be able to protect her?


This is my first time reading this author's work and it has been definitely a worthwhile experience.
Driven is a contemporary romantic suspense which is set in the city of New York.
I found this to be an easy read a and I found it quite difficult to put it down as I was eager to find out what was going to happen next.  I was curious as to whom the stalker was and so I was compelled to keep turning the pages.  There were quite a number of possible suspects which helped to make the story a nail biting one.

It was not a unique story but it sure had the necessary ingredients required of a good romantic suspense to hold my attention.  The characters fitted the story quite well.  My favourite is Adrien who happens to be an artist/chauffeur.   It was while working as a chauffeur that he met Jules who would become his love interest.  The chemistry between these two was hot and sizzling.  Jules is a super model who wants to one day leave the world of modelling to start her own business.

Jules and Adrien's relationship was not a smooth one. Not only was it being affected by a stalker it also had to stand the test of Adrien's manipulative ex-girlfriend.  There were times when I was put off by Jules behaviour in each of these situations. She acted very naive and at times quite childish.

Overall this was great read and I would definitely recommend it to readers of this genre.  Looking forward to more from this author.

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