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Lead Me On - Victoria Dahl Raw, animal magnetism is a big red flag to prim and proper office manager Jane Morgan. After a rough childhood with a mother who liked her men in prison-jumpsuit orange, Jane changed her name, her look and her taste for bad boys. So why is she lusting for William Chase with his tattoo-covered biceps and steel-toed boots? The man blows things up for a living! She gives herself one explosive, fantasy-filled night with Chase. The next day it's back to plain Jane and safe men. But when her beloved brother becomes a murder suspect, it's Chase who comes to her rescue. And Jane discovers that a man who's been around the block knows a thing or two about uncovering the truth.

After posting my review of Midnight Kiss by Robyn Carr, Victoria Dahl and Jean Brashear and quite liking Victoria Dahl's short story in the book, Mandi at Smexy Books recommend me Lead Me On as a great first book to start with by Ms. Dahl. And Mandi was quite right, it was a great book that has gotten me hooked on Ms Dahl's writing, so thank you Mandi!

I was really unsure how Lead Me On was going to be a great book, the storyline was interesting but it could have gone either way in my opinion as the heroine could have just been badly written. Clearly I need to stop being so negative and put a little faith into the books other people recommend me as the heroine, (plain) Jane was brilliant. Jane has a sordid past that she's ashamed off, she's a wild child at heart but has been curbing herself of her wild ways for a long time and until she meets Chase, Jane knows what she wants her life to be like and how she's going to live it. Except her attraction to Chase isn't one way and she can't fight the wild child inside her any longer so Jane decides Chase can be an early birthday present to herself. Chase is attracted to Jane and is more than happy to let Jane use him as her birthday present, however Chase doesn't know that Jane was the ultimate wild child in her youth and think she's just acting out or letting her hair down until her remembers who she really is.

Lead Me On was totally smoking hot and a brilliant book, the character's were brilliantly written and kept you involved with the story all the way through. Even though Lead Me On was the third book in the series I never felt I'd missed anything from not reading the other books, which I think results from great writing on Ms Dahl's behalf as often in a series you need to read the previous books to know what's going on and who everyone is, not so with Lead Me On.

I totally fell in love with Chase, he was the type of hero you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover which was exactly what Jane was going. However, as the book went along and Jane let some of her wild child out (in places other than the bedroom with Chase) I started falling for her too! Both characters were really great and even the secondary characters drew you in, including Jane's family.

Overall, Lead Me On is a great book and I'm really looking forward to reading other books by Ms Dahl. I would highly recommend Lead Me On to everyone and anyone!