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BOOK REVIEW (& giveaway) – Sunset Reads: Damian & Layla by D.C. Triana


SUNSET READS: Damian & Layla by D.C. Triana

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense
Length: 225 Pages
My Rating: 4 Stars
Date Published: 12/26/2016

SYNOPSISDamian & Layla book cover

One year.

It’s been one year since Agent Damian Trent left for Washington without a word.

One year since he’s seen her beautiful face.

One year since he’s heard his name on her lips.
He’s been recently called back to New York City on assignment, to catch a criminal who’s trying to infiltrate Sunset Reads. The last thing he expects is to work side by side with the woman he turned his back on.
Having her close is an unwanted distraction that he’s more than willing to ignore, if only she wasn’t so damn tempting.
Everything seems under control, until a night of feverish passion has him abandoning all thoughts of reason. Now, he will do everything in his power to get her back, and even more so to protect her.
Layla Reece wants nothing to do with the man who left her a year ago.
The man who took her heart with him, leaving her broken.
After a year of trying to forget Damian Trent, she is finally ready to move on.
But trying to forget him becomes a tedious task when he suddenly reappears in her life.
Although she fights to stay away, his magnetism is too strong and she finds herself giving into the deep timbre of his voice, and the strength and safety of his arms.
Staying away from Damian turns out to be futile, especially when his kisses consume her and his heart shatters the walls she spent so much time building.
Finding herself in danger, she now has to turn to the only man she trusts to keep her safe, but can she trust him enough to give him her heart once again?


SUNSET READS: William & Cristina


William & Cristina

Damian & Layla


Even though this was the second book in the series it was still the first book I started with.  I believe this can be read as a standalone, because I was able to follow the story.  There were a few mentions to events that must’ve happened in the first book but I didn’t feel I was missing major plot points by starting with this book.  I will have to go back and read the first book in this series though, because I enjoyed Damian & Layla’s so much I want to know more about William & Cristina.

This book follows Damian Trent and Layla Reece; these two are drawn together from their first meeting and even though Damian leaves to try to stay away from her, he finds himself back in New York City and working in close proximity to her a year later.  Layla does not want to be near him and yet she just can’t seem to get away.  The danger that Damian was trying to protect her from comes about and he realizes that he would do anything to keep her safe.  Even though Layla wants to avoid Damian she knows he is the one who will be able to keep her safe.

I enjoyed this book; the chemistry between the characters was realistic and intense.  There was enough suspense to keep the reader interested and on the edge of their seat, and the book seemed to fly by.  The pacing of the book was good, but I kind of wish there was more for me to read – not because the book was rushed but just because I was so engrossed into the story that it went by too quickly.  I do like how the author wrote her characters: Layla seemed hesitant to get involved with Damian again because of the last time she had interactions with him.  Her character was so relatable to any woman that had been scorned before that as the reader I instantly loved her.  Damian, similarly, knew that he was going to have to work to gain her trust back, so that made me happy – to see a realistic relationship between the two, even though they do have that instant connection.   The author wrote this so that the story switched between Damian & Layla’s story lines so that we could delve even deeper into their lives.  If you haven’t read this yet, you should.


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D.C. Triana is a new romance author and novelist. She was born in raised in New York  and is currently residing in Florida. Last March, Her dream of publishing a romance novel came true with, Sunset Reads: William & Cristina. The novel is currently holding a 4.5 star rating on Amazon as well as GoodReads. She is excited to announce her second novel in the series, Sunset Reads: Damian & Layla, releasing on December 26, 2016.

When she is not delving into her hopeless romantic thoughts, she is expanding her experiences and travelling around the world. She also will not miss an episode of the Walking Dead, has an obsession with Superman, and has watched Pride and Prejudice at least ten times. An avid fan of all types of music and dancing; she enjoys cuddling up with her puppy Obi, and helping new authors like herself. You can visit her at http://www.dctriana/com, or be part of her newsletter where you can take part in giveaways, receive updates on upcoming storylines, and get reviews on hot new titles. Sign up for her Newsletter here:

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