REVIEW: “DRAWN IN” by Barbara Elsborg


TITLE: Drawn In
AUTHOR: Barbara Elsborg
PUBLISHER: Barbara Elsborg
GENRE: Contemporary
PRICE: $ 3,91 e-book on Amazon Store
LENGHT: 336 pages
RELEASE DATE: 15th October 2016


BLURB: Undercover police officer Kell has crossed the line. He’s become trapped in an abusive relationship with his violent thug of a boss and sees no way back without wrecking months of work. The hope of ever being involved with someone who respects him seems a distant dream.
Private investigator Gethin is depressed that the bulk of his work involves following unfaithful partners. He knows just what it’s like to be cheated on. Even worse, his relationship with his ex is complicated and Gethin can see no way of breaking free of a guy who so desperately needs him.
A chance encounter brings Kell and Gethin together, entwining their lives with secrets and danger. They both have reasons to keep things casual. But there are consequences to zipless fucks. Not only do they have to survive people trying to kill them, they need to trust each other and keep their wits about them, while ensuring their hearts stay intact.



Drawn In is my first book by this author and I was excited as always when I read someone new. What I got was a gripping, exciting, sometimes brutal, often sizzling hot crime story with a well-paced love plotline woven into it for good measure.

At first I was a bit confused. I felt a bit disconnected and couldn’t really get into the story. There were too many things going on, but when they finally came together and the whole picture made sense an ok story became a great one. I was truly drawn in.

The writer created two unique and strong characters who do their own thing, follow their own hearts, struggling with their own baggage. but as we know how small our world is, they get to cross each other’s paths in more than one way. The story is starting out pretty slow and I didn’t feel any kind of connection with the MCs but when their lives intervened I got sucked into their exciting and action packed story and I just couldn’t stop reading.

Drawn in is a very well built and wonderfully constructed crime story with an unlikely love storyline. All characters are complex and well-written, and the side plotlines (criminals, family, past baggage) add an extra layer of depth to the story. There’s plenty of very satisfying sexy-time, even a position I’ve never seen or read before and I really need to Google it to see for myself.

When you think things are settled and you can lay back and enjoy some peaceful happy ending, you are punched in the gut with some unexpected surprises, a near heart attack and the most amazingly moving scene in the whole story.

If you enjoy cop stories with two hot, both physically and mentally strong characters, an entertaining and exciting criminal case, carnal desire, and love in its different forms, this is a great book for you. Enjoy!

infinito 4 e mezzo


****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****


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