Dino is the first second book in the Glass City Hearts Series by Desiree Lafawn. I really enjoyed reading the first book in the series, Gabe- so I knew I had to read this one too. I have mentioned before that I have read all Ms. Lafawn’s books so far and I am really impressed at how easily she can slip from one genre to another. From Paranormal romance to romantic comedy, she can do it all, producing excellent stories that keep you hooked right till the end. I must admit that I wasn’t really sure that I would like this book because even though Dino intrigued me in the first book, I didn’t particularly like him, or Jeanette for that matter. But I had to see what Ms. Lafawn would do with the story, and I am really glad that I did, because she won me over- and by the end of the book I loved everything about Dino and Jeanette, and their story.
This book could be read as a standalone, but as the series has recurring characters, I highly recommend reading book one before starting on this one- just to get a better perspective of the characters- not to mention that it’s a brilliant book in its own right. This book seemed to be a little more emotional and suspenseful than the first one, to me. With secrets on both sides, Dino and Jeanette have their work cut out for them. There is danger, twists and surprising developments that had me flying over the words, reading as fast as I could, to find out what was going on.
The story has a great pace and a smooth flow. It is told from alternating POV’s- Jeanette and Dino’s,-so we get a really great balance of perspectives, thoughts and feelings. The story is really well written, and so easy to read as Ms. Lafawn has a sexy, engaging and descriptive style to her writing that just draws you in and leaves you wanting to dive into her next book ASAP. So, bring on “Jesse”: Glass City Hearts Book #3!!
Thank you, Ms. Lafawn!
Reviewed by @angelahayes