Monday, November 9, 2015

Hot Latin Men Boxed Set by Delaney Diamond Review


Delaney Diamond offers a lot in the HOT LATIN MEN SERIES set. I did, of course, have ones that I enjoyed more than others. This was due to how much I liked the heroine in each one. 

In THE ARRANGEMENT, I enjoyed the story but wished that Alexa had used more common sense and trust in her husband. Instead of giving him a chance to either defend his actions or apologize and try to make up for his neglect she just up and leaves. That wasn't the actions of a mature woman, it was the behavior of a selfish girl who felt that she wasn't getting enough attention while her husband was knocking himself out to continue to build his business. Yes, Leonardo was being neglectful but to walk out without even giving him a real reason was not cool. Despite that I read this one in one sitting and enjoyed the way things worked out between Leonardo and Alexa. 

In THE ULTIMATE MERGER you get a short prequel to SECOND CHANCES. The story is condensed and to the point just like the hero Renaldo. He doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to what he wants and who he wants it from and that's Sabrina. Sabrina is strong willed and more than willing and able to fend for herself. Things move quickly in this one but it's a great set up to their main story. 

In SECOND CHANCES the full on story of Renaldo and Sabrina unfolds. Sabrina makes mistakes that threaten to destroy everything that she has and loves. Again, lack of communication and full trust between married people allows for outsiders to wreak havoc in their marriage. Although Renaldo is harsh in his reactions to Sabrina it is understandable and realistic. Love, passion, and emotions all run high in this one. 

FIGHT FOR LOVE is a quick second chance at love story. My own personal prejudices kept me from enjoying this one as much as the others. I really don't like it when the heroine concocts a shaky at best reason to not tell a man that he is a father. Unless he is a danger to her or her child or some other really legitimate reason it's hard for me to get on the heroines side. Rebekah's reasoning is weak and she comes off as unlikable. With her own father being a pastor he should have reminded her that you are supposed to 'leave and cleave' and that she at the very least needed to let her son have a father. Although Diamond's writing is good in this one this is a case of "it's not for me".

The final book in the set, PRIVATE ACTS, the romance is quick between free spirited Samirah  and Miguel who is an artist who has learned to be cautious and guard his affections. There's a bit of humor along with the heat in this one.

I've had Delaney Diamond on my want to read list for a long time now and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to get this set and read through a variety of her stories. I enjoyed them and will be looking to read more from her in the near future. 

*The HOT LATIN MEN SERIES box set is over 500 pages and being offered for only 99 cents at the time this post goes live. That is a bargain that can't be beat!*

Happy Reading!
Monica

**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**


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THE ARRANGEMENT (Hot Latin Men, #1) An indecent proposal leads to a short term arrangement… Brazilian millionaire, Leonardo da Silva, is still seething from when his wife, Alexa, walked out on him four months ago. Now she’s in his office asking for a business loan to help her brother. Instead of a loan, he’s willing to give her the money, but only if she resumes her role as his wife for the next two months. She reluctantly agrees, and she soon finds herself wishing their arrangement was permanent. But when she finds out about Leonardo’s betrayal, there may be no way for them to mend their broken marriage.

  FIGHT FOR LOVE (Hot Latin Men, #2) A former pro wrestler fights to hold onto the woman he lost, but still loves, and the son he never knew existed. Science teacher Rebekah Jamison lives a quiet life in the suburbs of Atlanta. Devastated by a tabloid scandal nine years ago, she ended her marriage to the man her parents never approved of. Rafael Lopez, former professional wrestler and “Sexiest Athlete Alive,” regrets the lapse in judgment that caused him to lose his wife. He shows up unannounced one day with some startling news, but he gets a surprise of his own. He finds out he’s a father. To get to know his son, he whisks him and Rebekah off to his home in the Hollywood Hills for the summer. 

  PRIVATE ACTS (Hot Latin Men, #3) This story contains a chef whose sassy mouth and swaying hips catch the eye of a sexy Latin artist determined to tame her. Miguel Delgado fell hard the first time he saw a beautiful woman on stage during a karaoke competition at a bar in Ecuador. Interested in a short, casual affair, he turns on the charm. But she won’t give him the time of day. Samirah Jamison has met her match—in the form of a tall, hard-bodied sculptor who won’t leave her alone. She’s not running scared. She’s just trying to keep a level head and stay out of trouble for once. But it’s really, really hard to be good…when you’re used to being bad. 

  THE ULTIMATE MERGER (a short story) (Hot Latin Men, #3.5) Two workaholics slow down long enough to find love when they least expect it. Renaldo da Silva is on the verge of entering the U.S. market with the purchase of a hotel in downtown Chicago. After working hard for several days straight, he heads to a local bar and sees a woman who instantly makes him reconsider how to spend his evening. When another one of her male counterparts unfairly becomes the lead on a project, Sabrina Porter leaves work intent on drowning her sorrows in wine and loud music at a local bar. Instead, she meets a sexy Brazilian who’s intent on showing her a different way to unwind.

  SECOND CHANCES (Hot Latin Men, #4) Renaldo da Silva’s near-perfect life in Brazil comes to a halt when he finds out about his wife’s betrayal. Now he doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. But because he needs her help finalizing the biggest deal of his career, he’s forced to make her a multi-million dollar offer and delay their divorce. Sabrina da Silva can’t forgive herself after a reckless night destroys her marriage. She agrees to help her husband and then disappear from his life for good. But with passion still smoldering between them, it’s not easy for either to walk away. Will passion be enough to overcome the ultimate test of their love?

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ABOUT DELANEY DIAMOND

Delaney Diamond
Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels. She's also the site manager of Romance Novels in Color, where they promote books with diverse characters. Born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Atlanta, Georgia is now her home. She reads romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, and a fair amount of nonfiction.
When she's not busy reading or writing, she's in the kitchen trying out new recipes, dining at one of her favorite restaurants, or traveling to an interesting locale. To get sneak peeks, notices of sale prices, and find out about new releases, visit her website and join her e-mail mailing list. You can enjoy free reads and the first chapter of all her novels on her website.

2 comments:

  1. I think I got through half of the first book in this series and wasn't really feeling it. Idk if I would have the patience for the chicks here, they would drive me mad. Great review Monica!

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    1. Thanks Sharonda! They definitely fall into the NA angsty category. The stories are well written, but they aren't 'mature' adults.

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