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Dangerous Intentions

His Agenda, Book #2

By  Dori Lavelle

Author’s Website: http://www.dorilavelle.com


Review brought to you by OBS staff member Andra
Dangerous IntentionsSynopsis:

**WARNING: Due to sexual situations and dark content, this twisted romantic thriller is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**

My name is Haley Macknight, and I’ve finally escaped my marriage from hell. But my
husband, Jude Macknight, has murder on his mind. He will stop at nothing to get me back. Even from a distance, he’s controlling the course of my life. It’s only a matter of time before he finds me. Before he kills me.



WOW!!! Ms. Lavelle has continued on in fine fashion.  As a reader, I hope that each book of a series grabs me on its own.  And I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt….Dangerous Intentions certainly grabbed me and did not let go until the final word was read.  I suggest that if you have not read book 1 of the series, Veiled Obsession, that you do so before reading this second book in the series.  I know I went and re-read it, just to make sure I remembered the characters to their fullest.

The story of Hayley and Jude continue with Hayley having finally escaped the marital home and Jude.  She is safe….or so says Dustin (Hayley’s wealthy, ex – high school beau) who assisted in the escape and is now putting Hayley up in his ranch.  The hard work is now upon Hayley…how to proceed with her life to fully extricate herself from her abusive marriage.  She has endured unimaginable atrocities (you will have to read book one and two yourself….I am not spoiling anything ☺).  Frankly, everything Hayley has had to put up with at the hands of Jude had me shivering…

The twists and turns were both unexpected and yet expected.  Unexpected in that I was taken aback by what was happening, but expected in that Jude is a truly evil guy!   The development of each character added depth, which surprised me, given the length of the book.  Actually…I take that back….it did not surprise me because Ms. Lavelle is a truly gifted writer!!!!

A few characters were introduced…one being Nolan.  He had an integral part in this story. I am anticipating that his role is still to be developed further in book 3…though that is just my conjecture given that I did not sense closure with respect to this character.  Is Nolan truly as depraved as Jude?  What is his relationship with Jude? Good questions and at least one is answered in the book.  Another character – Grace – was also introduced.  I found her relatable and would be fascinated to learn more about her as I felt her true depth was not 100% explored in this book….but I shall see 🙂

The pace of the story kept me engaged throughout and in fact; I read it all in one sitting, without looking up or stopping for anything or anyone!  And when I finished, I just sat there thinking WOW.I can’t help but wonder…. how will the third book in this series play out?  Where will Ms. Lavelle take this story?  Who is featured?  I shall wait (and probably NOT patiently) for the next book in the “His Agenda” series – Broken Illusions.

Dori Lavelle – thank you for penning a truly gripping, dark story.  Not generally a genre I would read – but very glad I am.  Your talent seems to know no bounds.  I can’t wait to read the conclusion to this series.

*OBS would like to thank the author for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*