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A Desperate Competition Leads to Dangerous Desire: One Night in Havana by @RowlandKathleen #eroticro

Title: One Night in Havana

Author: Kathleen Rowland

Genre: Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

A desperate competition and sizzling attraction leads to dangerous desire. New York Marine biologist Veronica “Roni” Keane is attending the Havana Bay Conference in Cuba. Tomorrow only one grant will be awarded which will provide the winner with professional recognition, resources for a project, and living expenses for two years. She hopes to continue her deceased father’s work, but smooth operator, Carlos Montoya, has won many grants in the past.

Carlos, a freelancer for the Havana Port Authority, works to help protect Havana’s reputation as a bastion of safety. As international travelers flock to the island, attracted by its 1950’s time-warp and colonial architecture, the drug business is running rampant, particularly on Roni’s cruise ship. Something’s not right, and when her scuba tanks are tampered with, Carlos brings in the military police to investigate. For her safety, he keeps her close, but he craves her body.

Their attraction leads to a fun night with a bit of kink. But Roni finds herself in more trouble than she bargained for when the criminals blame her for alerting the military police and come looking for her. Can Roni trust Carlos to protect her? Will she stay in Havana if Carlos wins the coveted grant, or kiss her lover goodbye?

My Review:

Escape to the seductive city of Havana in this erotic romantic suspense by Kathleen Rowland.

Veronica Keane is a marine biologist in town vying for a prestigious grant. She’s the daughter of a famous scientist but that fact only makes Roni work harder to prove herself to the scientific community. Her competitor is the drop-dead gorgeous Dr. Carlos Montoya and he’s won many grants in the past. It’s the night before the announcement and Roni is taking in the Havana nightlife. She runs into Carlos and after a few drinks, decides to hook up with him. What happens next is a riveting night filled with hot sex, the drug trade, corrupt officials and bad guys coming after Roni. Can Carlos protect her without her losing her heart or will they make an even better team?

I’ve always wondered in my over-active imagination what a one-night stand in a foreign country feels like and thanks to the City Nights series by Tirgearr Publishing, I get to experience it. One Night in Havana is much more than a steamy romance; it’s a romantic suspense with plenty of hot sex. When we first meet Roni, she’s aloof towards Carlos but by the end of the night sees him for the good man he is. The ending was surprising but very fulfilling. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Havana through both Carlos’ and Roni’s point of view. It’s a city chockful of bad people and honest people trying to carve out a way of life. There’s political intrigue, plenty of action and steamy romance that’ll melt your insides. A must read and highly recommend!

Favorite Character/Quote: Something like a flashfire in her belly, but now they were talking. “Am I the apple of desire? Want to take a bite out of me?” She pulled in a breath. Had she really said that?

Bonita, do I ever.”

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Book Buyers Best finalist Kathleen Rowland is devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes suspense with an erotic love story sure to melt their hearts. Her latest release is One Night in Havana, #34 in the City Nights series.

Kathleen also has a steamy romantic suspense series with Tirgearr Publishing, Deadly Alliance is followed by Unholy Alliance. Keep an icy drink handy while reading these sizzling stories.

Kathleen used to write computer programs but now writes novels. She grew up in Iowa where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and raced her sailboat on Lake Okoboji. Now she wears flip-flops and sails with her husband, Gerry, on Newport Harbor but wishes there were lightning bugs in California.

Kathleen exists happily with her witty CPA husband, Gerry, in their 70’s poolside retreat in Southern California where she adores time spent with visiting grandchildren, dogs, one bunny, and noisy neighbors. While proud of their five children who’ve flown the coop, she appreciates the luxury of time to write. If you’d enjoy news, sign up for Kathleen’s newsletter at

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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