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Join Melissa Schroeder for a new Harmless spinoff series filled with suspense, hot men, and breathtaking romance. TASK FORCE HAWAII Even paradise has a dark side… Working with local, state, and federal agencies, the men and women of TASK FORCE HAWAII work on cases ranging from bank heists to terrorism. A diverse team filled with ex-military, law enforcement, medical, and tech Join Melissa Schroeder for a new Harmless spinoff series filled with suspense, hot men, and breathtaking romance. TASK FORCE HAWAII Even paradise has a dark side… Working with local, state, and federal agencies, the men and women of TASK FORCE HAWAII work on cases ranging from bank heists to terrorism. A diverse team filled with ex-military, law enforcement, medical, and technical support, they are Hawaii’s last defense against the worst criminals. SEDUCTIVE REASONING Resisting her might just kill him. Former Army Special Forces Officer Martin “Del” Delano has enough on his hands chasing a serial killer and heading up TASK FORCE HAWAII. He definitely doesn’t need the distraction of Emma Mitchell. From the moment they meet, she knocks him off his feet, literally. Unfortunately, she’s the best person to have on the team to make the connections to help them catch their killer. A temptation she can’t ignore. For Emma, it’s hard to ignore the lure of a man like him. Tats, muscles and his Harley cause her to have more than a few fantasies about Del. He’d never be interested in a geek like her, but she can’t resist toying with him. When she pushes the teasing too far, she ends up in his bed. She convinces herself she can handle it until the moment he steals her heart. A killer obsessed. Del can’t help falling for the quirky genius. She’s smart, funny and there’s a sweet vulnerable side to her that only he can see. As Emma gets more involved with the investigation, she becomes the target of the psychopath. When the danger escalates, Del promises to do anything to save the woman who not only captured his heart but also his soul.


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Join Melissa Schroeder for a new Harmless spinoff series filled with suspense, hot men, and breathtaking romance. TASK FORCE HAWAII Even paradise has a dark side… Working with local, state, and federal agencies, the men and women of TASK FORCE HAWAII work on cases ranging from bank heists to terrorism. A diverse team filled with ex-military, law enforcement, medical, and tech Join Melissa Schroeder for a new Harmless spinoff series filled with suspense, hot men, and breathtaking romance. TASK FORCE HAWAII Even paradise has a dark side… Working with local, state, and federal agencies, the men and women of TASK FORCE HAWAII work on cases ranging from bank heists to terrorism. A diverse team filled with ex-military, law enforcement, medical, and technical support, they are Hawaii’s last defense against the worst criminals. SEDUCTIVE REASONING Resisting her might just kill him. Former Army Special Forces Officer Martin “Del” Delano has enough on his hands chasing a serial killer and heading up TASK FORCE HAWAII. He definitely doesn’t need the distraction of Emma Mitchell. From the moment they meet, she knocks him off his feet, literally. Unfortunately, she’s the best person to have on the team to make the connections to help them catch their killer. A temptation she can’t ignore. For Emma, it’s hard to ignore the lure of a man like him. Tats, muscles and his Harley cause her to have more than a few fantasies about Del. He’d never be interested in a geek like her, but she can’t resist toying with him. When she pushes the teasing too far, she ends up in his bed. She convinces herself she can handle it until the moment he steals her heart. A killer obsessed. Del can’t help falling for the quirky genius. She’s smart, funny and there’s a sweet vulnerable side to her that only he can see. As Emma gets more involved with the investigation, she becomes the target of the psychopath. When the danger escalates, Del promises to do anything to save the woman who not only captured his heart but also his soul.

30 review for Seductive Reasoning

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

    2.5 Stars Having read and enjoyed this author's Harmless series, I was thrilled when I saw she was coming out with a spin-off series. Nothing better for me than a sexy romantic suspense and Melissa Schroeder sure does know how to deliver on both the suspense and a sexy love scene. Unfortunately in the case of this book, it was a case of both hit and miss which caused me to struggle with my rating quite a bit. What I enjoyed The suspense aspect. This was the main reason that kept me flipping the pag 2.5 Stars Having read and enjoyed this author's Harmless series, I was thrilled when I saw she was coming out with a spin-off series. Nothing better for me than a sexy romantic suspense and Melissa Schroeder sure does know how to deliver on both the suspense and a sexy love scene. Unfortunately in the case of this book, it was a case of both hit and miss which caused me to struggle with my rating quite a bit. What I enjoyed The suspense aspect. This was the main reason that kept me flipping the pages. I was intrigued by the mystery of the serial killer and was desperate to find out who was behind the torture/killings of the women. What didn't work Everything else I haven't read all the books in the Harmless series, but I had assumed that this being the first book in a spin-off, I'd have no problems keeping up. I was wrong. I felt like I was starting this in the middle of the story. It's evident that both Del and Emma have a backstory, but it was mainly glossed over here which caused a disconnect. It's referenced in hindsight, but I really wished it was further fleshed out. There were multiple secondary POVs that served no other purpose than to further convolute the story and create a bigger disconnect. I was already struggling with keeping up and wrapping my head around all the characters so the addition of being in their heads only caused me to disconnect even further from the main couple. Considering one of the female secondary characters had a POV before the heroine, making me go back and re-read the synopsis to confirm if she was actually the protagonist didn't help either. The dialect caused me to scratch my head as well. The setting is in Hawaii, but yet there's a lot of non-American terminology that gets used; flat instead of apartment, wanker, "fancy him", arse, etc. Now this could be something I missed not having read the rest of the Harmless series as some of the secondary characters that use this terminology clearly made an appearance in previous books. I found myself wondering more about where they're from than actually focusing on the story. But that may also be a case of me starting to nit-pick. The dialogue felt stilted, and the relationship between Del and Emma also felt like it took a 180 turn in the blink of an eye. Had the history they clearly had been fleshed out in this book, perhaps I would have had an easier time believing this. As it was, I found it to be slightly cheesy and unbelievable. I was disappointed with the sex scenes as well since I know what the author is capable of writing and this felt a tad lackluster. Having said that, my interest was highly piqued by 2 secondary characters introduced here. So much so, that I would read the next book in this series (which happens to be theirs) without so much as a second thought. While this book wasn't quite what I was expecting, it could easily be a fluke and what I refer to as a "case of the series firsts". Miss Schroder is a fantastic author and having enjoyed her previous titles, I know what she's capable of. I'm hooked enough on the premise of this series and the secondary characters to continue with it. Don't let my review deter you from giving this book and series a shot. I tend to be a very picky reader and just because it didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for you. I'm certainly curious to see what the next book in the series has to offer. ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest review For more reviews visit

  2. 5 out of 5

    Darcy

    Oh man this one was so much fun to read and not for the mystery. I had more fun with the "will they or won't they" situation between Emma and Del and then there was the whole task force squad. I see lots of situations where there will be romance among members and it will be fun to see each them fall. With Del and Emma things were interesting as Emma is a bit strange, and I mean that in a good way. Emma is a bit literal, so it made for some interesting interactions between the two of them. When yo Oh man this one was so much fun to read and not for the mystery. I had more fun with the "will they or won't they" situation between Emma and Del and then there was the whole task force squad. I see lots of situations where there will be romance among members and it will be fun to see each them fall. With Del and Emma things were interesting as Emma is a bit strange, and I mean that in a good way. Emma is a bit literal, so it made for some interesting interactions between the two of them. When you add in one over protective older brother things got very fun. It was a good thing that Jamie was there to pull back Sean and even Randy at times. But the best was how the Task Force team ended up teasing each other. I look forward to reading more in this series, to see what trouble the other members get up to.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Victoria

    3.0 RATING - I love romantic suspense but this just fell flat for me. It was a slow read and took me forever to finish. I put it down several times to read other books before coming back and finally finishing. I've read other books by this author before and enjoyed them so surprised this didn't rate higher for me. One thing that I haven't noticed in other books by the author which I definitely noticed here (and is a major pet peeve of mine) is the author not using contractions throughout the book 3.0 RATING - I love romantic suspense but this just fell flat for me. It was a slow read and took me forever to finish. I put it down several times to read other books before coming back and finally finishing. I've read other books by this author before and enjoyed them so surprised this didn't rate higher for me. One thing that I haven't noticed in other books by the author which I definitely noticed here (and is a major pet peeve of mine) is the author not using contractions throughout the book. I know most people don't mind but I hate that writing style. It just never reads fluidly for me and is a real distraction. Even though I got this book for free, I'm still disappointed. I won't be continuing with the series.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Erin Lewis

    5.0 Star Review Seductive Reasoning (Task Force Hawaii #1) by Melissa Schroeder The Task Force Hawaii team works on a variety of cases in conjunction with local, state and federal agencies. The first book in the series is all about Martin “Del” Delano, a former Army Special Forces Officer, who heads up the Task Force Hawaii team. He and his team are on the hunt for a serial killer and Emma Mitchell is the genius who is contracted to the team to assist them. Their attraction is mutual, despite Del’ 5.0 Star Review Seductive Reasoning (Task Force Hawaii #1) by Melissa Schroeder The Task Force Hawaii team works on a variety of cases in conjunction with local, state and federal agencies. The first book in the series is all about Martin “Del” Delano, a former Army Special Forces Officer, who heads up the Task Force Hawaii team. He and his team are on the hunt for a serial killer and Emma Mitchell is the genius who is contracted to the team to assist them. Their attraction is mutual, despite Del’s best efforts to ignore his feelings and they eventually give in to their desires. Del and Emma’s chemistry is off the charts; sizzling and hot. However, no one counted on the serial killer fixating and targeting Emma. Will Del and his team be able to save Emma in time? This book is in the romantic suspense genre and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these characters. With fast paced action and a thrilling story line you cannot help but be drawn into the world created by Melissa Schroeder. I was equally enthralled with the supporting cast of characters and cannot wait to read their stories as I was with Del and Emma. This book is exactly what I have come to expect from Melissa Schroeder, well written and thoroughly enjoyable. I anxiously await the next book in the Task Force Hawaii series. If you are looking for a book that is hot, spicy, romantic and suspenseful, then look no further. Congratulations Ms. Schroeder, you have a winning series on your hands and I highly recommend both you and this book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bookworm Extraordinaire

    DNF at 50% This book was just boring the hell out of me. It's suppose to be a first book in a spin off series, but I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a series. A shit ton of characters introduced, all with backstories. Even the H/h had a backstory together that happened before the book started. Just didn't hold my attention... DNF at 50% This book was just boring the hell out of me. It's suppose to be a first book in a spin off series, but I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a series. A shit ton of characters introduced, all with backstories. Even the H/h had a backstory together that happened before the book started. Just didn't hold my attention...

  6. 4 out of 5

    Coco.V

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  7. 4 out of 5

    Joyfully Reviewed

    Emma Taylor has a brain that makes her very unique, both in how she can see things others can’t right away and with her photographic memory. Emma lives life exactly how she wants, even if she is out of step from most of the people around her. Emma has lived on her own since she was a young girl after an ill-fated vacation that left her alone. Emma has lived in several places, but now she has found a place for herself in Hawaii, and she has even agreed to help a new specialty task force when need Emma Taylor has a brain that makes her very unique, both in how she can see things others can’t right away and with her photographic memory. Emma lives life exactly how she wants, even if she is out of step from most of the people around her. Emma has lived on her own since she was a young girl after an ill-fated vacation that left her alone. Emma has lived in several places, but now she has found a place for herself in Hawaii, and she has even agreed to help a new specialty task force when needed. Martin “Del” Delano is an ex-Army Ranger who now is the boss of the newly formed task force in Hawaii. Most of Del’s team members are either ex-special forces or the very best in what they do. While the team is pretty new and finding their way both internally and externally, they are professionals who take on things that the Hawaii police department can’t and when it’s either too early to bring in the FBI or for politics they aren’t wanted. Del especially is still getting to know all the personalities of his team members and how they come together. A new and very public case has fallen into the team’s hands—one that has everyone in Hawaii’s attention. This one not only has the public up in arms, but also has the police, the Mayor, and the Governor demanding answers, and yesterday at that. Del and his team already know this killer isn’t a normal one and that they will need to pull every string they have to catch him before he can leave the islands. That means pulling in Emma, a woman that Del was immediately attracted to. Emma agrees to work with the team and Del, even as the attraction between Emma and Del makes it hard for them to keep their minds totally on the case. Passion explodes as they work closely while putting together clues to track down the killer. The killer is always one step ahead of the team as the case gets hotter and is almost too hot to handle. However, the killer didn’t factor in some things—the determination of the task force and Emma’s spectacular mind. Time is of the essence as the team closes-in on the killer. Will they be in time to save another victim, and have they found all the clues to stop the killer? It’s murder that will bring a task force leader and a top researcher together with passion and suspense as the background in Seductive Reasoning. Most people would never have put Del and Emma together as a couple if just looking at their backgrounds on paper. Yet, I saw immediately that the passion between them was just waiting to explode and did it ever just as the suspense and danger cranked up to another level. I really enjoyed watching the behind-the-scene interactions of the entire team and loved watching as Emma and Del figured out just how their relationship could work. I also enjoyed the really interesting mix of characters and their back stories in this new world Ms. Schroeder has given us. When I read a suspense, I always try to follow the clues and see if I can figure out who is behind it all before it’s announced. This time I’m happy to say that Ms. Schroeder had me in circles until the team announced who it was, and the final twist was excellent. While Emma and Del’s romance might not have been traditional (who needs traditional?), it was exactly right for them. Seductive Reasoning is chock full of suspense and passion with just the right touches of humor from the team and with everyday life experiences to keep you turning the pages. I can’t wait to see the next Task Force Hawaii book and what challenges will be faced. Reviewed by Jo for Joyfully Reviewed Link: bit.ly/1lpm9qE

  8. 5 out of 5

    Niki Ellis

    He's got a killer to catch and no time for love. Fate has other plans. Martin “Del” Delano and Emma Mitchell couldn’t be more different, but their mutual attraction is hard to deny. Del is a former Special Forces officer who leads the group of highly trained individuals who make up Task Force Hawaii. Emma is a sweet genius who has recently discovered her step-brother, Sean Kaheaku (Harmless Series) and works with the task force as a consultant. While Del and Emma work with the rest of the team t He's got a killer to catch and no time for love. Fate has other plans. Martin “Del” Delano and Emma Mitchell couldn’t be more different, but their mutual attraction is hard to deny. Del is a former Special Forces officer who leads the group of highly trained individuals who make up Task Force Hawaii. Emma is a sweet genius who has recently discovered her step-brother, Sean Kaheaku (Harmless Series) and works with the task force as a consultant. While Del and Emma work with the rest of the team to catch a killer - Del tries to ignore the distraction of Emma and her hidden vulnerability and humor ….. Emma knows that the sexy, tatted, Harley riding Del could never be interested in her, but that doesn’t stop her fantasies….And when they finally get together? Oh yeah!!! “He kissed down her spine and she moaned; the sound of it danced over his skin and sunk into his soul. She tasted of sweet treats and surrender, and he had never had such an amazing delight.” Mmm, mmmm, MMMM!!! This book has it all!!! Suspense, mystery, secrets, romance, angst, passion and the sex - whew, it’s HOT!!! When they both let down their guard, my Kindle was steaming!! Melissa Schroeder knows how to pull you into a story from the very beginning, and this book is a prime example. I am a Melissa Fan through-and-through and this book was absolutely wonderful! I can’t wait for the rest of the new series……to learn more about the members of Task Force Hawaii……….this book was so very, very, VERY good!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mags

    4.5* I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I first started this story, but as a huge fan of Hawaii Five-0 and of Melissa Schroeder's Santini series, I had high hopes for this book, and I'm happy to say I loved this story. Although there are obvious parallels to Hawaii Five-0, the story itself was very original, and had me hooked. Trying to sleep proved very hard as I kept thinking I'll just finish this chapter, but then would immediately dive into the next one! The characters are flawed but ve 4.5* I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I first started this story, but as a huge fan of Hawaii Five-0 and of Melissa Schroeder's Santini series, I had high hopes for this book, and I'm happy to say I loved this story. Although there are obvious parallels to Hawaii Five-0, the story itself was very original, and had me hooked. Trying to sleep proved very hard as I kept thinking I'll just finish this chapter, but then would immediately dive into the next one! The characters are flawed but very likable. I also liked the fact all members of the TFH (Task Force Hawaii) are listed at the beginning of the story along with there roles, which made it easier to know who they are, without the beginning of the story being bogged down. As for the two main characters in this story Martin 'Del' Delano and Emma Mitchell, I loved them both, and certainly felt they were meant for each other, and Emma was certainly my favorite character, she was so straight forward but utterly complicated too and her straight talking and logical answers made me laugh!! and I would happily recommend this story to others.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tammy

    4½ Stars... Wow, this is a very suspenseful read with a hot & sexy alpha hero. I feel like Melissa Schroeder did an awesome job writing an interesting and twisted crime story all while writing a hot and sexy romance. I also loved the heroine, Emma. She's socially awkward, has some trouble with emotions, doesn't have much of a filter between her brain & her mouth, says whatever is on her mind, and is a genius but she's totally lovable. My son has mild Aspburgers Syndrome and has a lot of these sa 4½ Stars... Wow, this is a very suspenseful read with a hot & sexy alpha hero. I feel like Melissa Schroeder did an awesome job writing an interesting and twisted crime story all while writing a hot and sexy romance. I also loved the heroine, Emma. She's socially awkward, has some trouble with emotions, doesn't have much of a filter between her brain & her mouth, says whatever is on her mind, and is a genius but she's totally lovable. My son has mild Aspburgers Syndrome and has a lot of these same traits so I was thrilled to read about a character like this, even if it is a romance. I'm just glad that the author showed that even tho a person can have these types of "quirks" (I also loved how she said they were quirks instead of a disability) that they are just like the rest of us. Thank you Melissa for not only writing a kick ass book but also bringing some recognition to some people's quirkiness and showing that it's ok. ☺❤

  11. 4 out of 5

    Deana-Coffee, Books, Life Blog

    5 Stars Seductive Reasoning is a fast paced, character driven book that keep you on the edge of your seat. The plot keeps you on the move and guessing, while quirky, sassy and witty characters draw you in for the ride. Del and Emma’s attraction and chemistry is off the charts that creates a lovely sexual tension. The secondary cast of characters demand the same attention as Del and Emma. Intriguing readers to want their stories as well. Passion and personality are two thing I have come to expect 5 Stars Seductive Reasoning is a fast paced, character driven book that keep you on the edge of your seat. The plot keeps you on the move and guessing, while quirky, sassy and witty characters draw you in for the ride. Del and Emma’s attraction and chemistry is off the charts that creates a lovely sexual tension. The secondary cast of characters demand the same attention as Del and Emma. Intriguing readers to want their stories as well. Passion and personality are two thing I have come to expect from every Melissa Schroeder book I read, she has never failed me. Melissa Schroeder once again has captivated this reader with a perfect balance of page turning suspense and steamy romance. There is no genre of romance that Mel can’t nail. Seductive Reasoning, in my opinion is her best work to date and a perfect romantic suspense read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    An exciting, high energy romantic suspense from the fantastic Melissa Schroeder. Get to know the guys and gals of Task Force Hawaii (a mix between 50 and Major Crimes). I love that there are so many strong women in TFH. TFH is headed by former Army Special Forces Officer Martin “Del” Delano. There are those who are just waiting for him to fail. Failing to solve this murder may just be the ammunition they need. Luckily Del has a secret weapon in quirky genius Emma Mitchell who is under contract t An exciting, high energy romantic suspense from the fantastic Melissa Schroeder. Get to know the guys and gals of Task Force Hawaii (a mix between 50 and Major Crimes). I love that there are so many strong women in TFH. TFH is headed by former Army Special Forces Officer Martin “Del” Delano. There are those who are just waiting for him to fail. Failing to solve this murder may just be the ammunition they need. Luckily Del has a secret weapon in quirky genius Emma Mitchell who is under contract to assist in cases like this. The chemistry between them is fantastic and if they don’t kill each other they may just be perfect for each other. The supporting cast is fantastic and I look forward to their stories as well. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    ✿~Danielle~✿

    Martin “Del” Delano Emma Mitchell ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Join Melissa Schroeder for a new Harmless spinoff series filled with suspense, hot men, and breathtaking romance. TASK FORCE HAWAII Even paradise has a dark side… Working with local, state, and federal agencies, the men and women of TASK FORCE HAWAII work on cases ranging from bank heists to terrorism. A diverse team filled with ex-military, law enforcement, medical, and technical support, they are Hawaii’s last defense against the worst criminals Martin “Del” Delano Emma Mitchell ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Join Melissa Schroeder for a new Harmless spinoff series filled with suspense, hot men, and breathtaking romance. TASK FORCE HAWAII Even paradise has a dark side… Working with local, state, and federal agencies, the men and women of TASK FORCE HAWAII work on cases ranging from bank heists to terrorism. A diverse team filled with ex-military, law enforcement, medical, and technical support, they are Hawaii’s last defense against the worst criminals. SEDUCTIVE REASONING Resisting her might just kill him. Former Army Special Forces Officer Martin “Del” Delano has enough on his hands chasing a serial killer and heading up TASK FORCE HAWAII. He definitely doesn’t need the distraction of Emma Mitchell. From the moment they meet, she knocks him off his feet, literally. Unfortunately, she’s the best person to have on the team to make the connections to help them catch their killer. A temptation she can’t ignore. For Emma, it’s hard to ignore the lure of a man like him. Tats, muscles and his Harley cause her to have more than a few fantasies about Del. He’d never be interested in a geek like her, but she can’t resist toying with him. When she pushes the teasing too far, she ends up in his bed. She convinces herself she can handle it until the moment he steals her heart. A killer obsessed. Del can’t help falling for the quirky genius. She’s smart, funny and there’s a sweet vulnerable side to her that only he can see. As Emma gets more involved with the investigation, she becomes the target of the psychopath. When the danger escalates, Del promises to do anything to save the woman who not only captured his heart but also his soul. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  14. 5 out of 5

    Angie Voss

    This book was the cause of my sleep deprivation over the last 24 hours. Once I started, I couldn't stop until I found out who the killer was. I am used to stories from Melissa Schroeder involving romance and great chemistry between characters, but what really drew me into this story was the mystery and suspense of the case. Don't get me wrong, the suspense between Del and Emma kept me wanting more, as well. The entire department of characters were so well written. There was a nice mix of sentime This book was the cause of my sleep deprivation over the last 24 hours. Once I started, I couldn't stop until I found out who the killer was. I am used to stories from Melissa Schroeder involving romance and great chemistry between characters, but what really drew me into this story was the mystery and suspense of the case. Don't get me wrong, the suspense between Del and Emma kept me wanting more, as well. The entire department of characters were so well written. There was a nice mix of sentimental and sarcasm. I'm hoping to see more of their stories in the future. The case involves a serial killer of women, and there are some dark issues, but it is all written in as respectful a manner as possible. While you have an idea as to what happened to the women, you aren't given graphic detail. I appreciated this, as I didn't want it to be too detailed. You have enough information that you root for the team to find the killer, AND SOON! I haven't read a mystery/suspense/thriller in a long while, and this book reminded me how much I enjoy them. I can't wait until the next in the Task Force Hawaii series comes out. I highly recommend you read this one, before the next comes out!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Anima

    Although this book is a spin off from the Harmless series you will not be lost. Emma's brother Sean was in that series and their situation was mentioned and explained. Emma is a genius, simply put. Her mind works like a computer which is wonderful for assisting this task force but puts her in the socially awkward category. Del, the leader of this task force, has always had an instant connection with her. The whole team is working on a serial killer case with very tense moments and great sleuthin Although this book is a spin off from the Harmless series you will not be lost. Emma's brother Sean was in that series and their situation was mentioned and explained. Emma is a genius, simply put. Her mind works like a computer which is wonderful for assisting this task force but puts her in the socially awkward category. Del, the leader of this task force, has always had an instant connection with her. The whole team is working on a serial killer case with very tense moments and great sleuthing. What I enjoy about Schroeder's writing is her ability to successfully integrate an interesting crime with enough details to keep us guessing and give us romance. Lots of great characters with plenty of clues to more in the TFH series, most looking forward to Graeme and Elle. Thank you Melissa for my copy to review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Meg Weglarz

    Seductive Reasoning is an exciting start to Melissa Schroeder’s new series, Task Force Hawaii. Schroeder has somehow wrapped a very sweet, very romantic love story around the tale of an horrendous crime spree and it all works without ever lessening the impact of either element. There is a freshness in this book that’s as much the introduction of terrific new characters as it is the excitement of a new series from Melissa Schroeder. Also, Hawaii is familiar territory for this author but the islan Seductive Reasoning is an exciting start to Melissa Schroeder’s new series, Task Force Hawaii. Schroeder has somehow wrapped a very sweet, very romantic love story around the tale of an horrendous crime spree and it all works without ever lessening the impact of either element. There is a freshness in this book that’s as much the introduction of terrific new characters as it is the excitement of a new series from Melissa Schroeder. Also, Hawaii is familiar territory for this author but the island is almost a character itself in this novel; the descriptions of locales and the various characters’ feelings about the islands make me want to visit again. Seductive Reasoning is a thrilling romance and a thriller that is a winner on all fronts. I’m looking forward to the next in this series eagerly.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Selina Durio

    While many of Ms. Schroeder's books are set in Hawaii and this new series includes a few characters from her other series, this is a great original start to a new series. This book includes characters from her Harmless Series book "A Little Harmless Rumor"; Sean, Jamie and Randy. While this story introduces the new Task Force Hawaii team, it focuses on the team leader, Del and Sean's sister Emma, both of whom we met in the other book. Just as her other series has done, this one seems to be not o While many of Ms. Schroeder's books are set in Hawaii and this new series includes a few characters from her other series, this is a great original start to a new series. This book includes characters from her Harmless Series book "A Little Harmless Rumor"; Sean, Jamie and Randy. While this story introduces the new Task Force Hawaii team, it focuses on the team leader, Del and Sean's sister Emma, both of whom we met in the other book. Just as her other series has done, this one seems to be not on,y showing us a glimpse of Hawaii, but they are going to be stories full of suspense and romance. When this story came to its conclusion, it wasn't until the perpetrators were fully revealed by the author that I got it. Some may see it as a draw back that there really were no clues given about the identity of the killer throughout the story. But this did not detract from the story.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lynne Costa

    A suspenseful,romantic tale of a quirky,brilliant,strong young woman and a former SpecForces and now head of Task Force Hawaii as the look for a serial killer.Emma is strong,quirky and says what she has to say,Del is intent on catching a killer before he strikes again & she is his best chance.The team calls her Beautiful Mind because she has a way of looking at complex issues to the detriment of all else to find the solution.Del loves her and wants to make sure the killer is unaware of her help A suspenseful,romantic tale of a quirky,brilliant,strong young woman and a former SpecForces and now head of Task Force Hawaii as the look for a serial killer.Emma is strong,quirky and says what she has to say,Del is intent on catching a killer before he strikes again & she is his best chance.The team calls her Beautiful Mind because she has a way of looking at complex issues to the detriment of all else to find the solution.Del loves her and wants to make sure the killer is unaware of her help while trying not to let on that he loves her.It is refreshing to see how befuddled Del,an Alpha male, gets around Emma,so much so that he has his second in command ,Adam run the briefing when she is present.It grabs your attention from the get go and I can say I never saw the conclusion with the killer coming.Great read,highly recommend.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Eniko

    I looked forward to reading Emma and Del's story since reading "A Little Harmless Rumor". I wasn't disappointed. Emma is a sweetheart, quirky, smart and socially awkward, and love her blunt honesty. Del has met his match in Emma and after getting hit by her with a 2 by 4, literally, he falls just as hard for her. Love their interaction, in and out of the bedroom. I am happy that Del understands her, is patient and gives her what she needs. We also meet the team that make up TFH and I am looking I looked forward to reading Emma and Del's story since reading "A Little Harmless Rumor". I wasn't disappointed. Emma is a sweetheart, quirky, smart and socially awkward, and love her blunt honesty. Del has met his match in Emma and after getting hit by her with a 2 by 4, literally, he falls just as hard for her. Love their interaction, in and out of the bedroom. I am happy that Del understands her, is patient and gives her what she needs. We also meet the team that make up TFH and I am looking forward to read their stories too. Great start to which I believe it will be another awesome series from one of my fave authors.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Phuong

    I love reading romantic suspense and Melissa Schroeder did not disappoint with this story. I've loved reading her Harmless series and I was looking forward to this spin-off series. I enjoyed Del and Emma's relationship and watching them work together on solving this killer case as well as finally seeing them give into their feelings for each other. I could not stop reading because the author had me hooked as I rooted for Del, Emma and the entire task force to catch the serial killer and to see D I love reading romantic suspense and Melissa Schroeder did not disappoint with this story. I've loved reading her Harmless series and I was looking forward to this spin-off series. I enjoyed Del and Emma's relationship and watching them work together on solving this killer case as well as finally seeing them give into their feelings for each other. I could not stop reading because the author had me hooked as I rooted for Del, Emma and the entire task force to catch the serial killer and to see Del and Emma get their happy ending. I really enjoyed the bond the team shared and I cannot wait to read the next book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Becki

    I received an ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. I always look forward to a new book by Melissa Schroeder. She never fails to entertain me. "Seductive Reasoning" fits right in there. The characters are loveable and hot. I think the intrigue in this book is the best that she has ever written. I only wish the tension with the serial killer had been stretched out a bit more and made into a longer story. Melissa has set the stage for at least another 3 stories based on I received an ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. I always look forward to a new book by Melissa Schroeder. She never fails to entertain me. "Seductive Reasoning" fits right in there. The characters are loveable and hot. I think the intrigue in this book is the best that she has ever written. I only wish the tension with the serial killer had been stretched out a bit more and made into a longer story. Melissa has set the stage for at least another 3 stories based on these characters.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    I loved this book. I have been waiting on Emma and Del's story since "A Little Harmless Rumor" and I was not disappointed. I loved how Del just gets Emma. He understands her quirks and takes things at her pace. There is romance and intrigue that kept me reading til I had finished it. Melissa Schroeder has been an autobuy for me since her Santini series, but this book has become my new favorite. If you like a hot, sexy read plus a good mystery then this is the book for you. Now I'm ready for the I loved this book. I have been waiting on Emma and Del's story since "A Little Harmless Rumor" and I was not disappointed. I loved how Del just gets Emma. He understands her quirks and takes things at her pace. There is romance and intrigue that kept me reading til I had finished it. Melissa Schroeder has been an autobuy for me since her Santini series, but this book has become my new favorite. If you like a hot, sexy read plus a good mystery then this is the book for you. Now I'm ready for the next book, hopefully it'll be Ella and Graeme's story.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Karen Roma

    A great start to a brand new series by this talented author, Seductive Reasoning is a fantastic suspense/thriller with a generous helping of sizzling romance too. Fast-paced and at times edge of your seat gripping, the story is well developed and has a captivating cast of characters that I'm sure will grace the pages of many more books to come. With the right amount of serious tension, dark secrets and fun quirky banter, this is definitely a story that keeps the reader interest from start to fini A great start to a brand new series by this talented author, Seductive Reasoning is a fantastic suspense/thriller with a generous helping of sizzling romance too. Fast-paced and at times edge of your seat gripping, the story is well developed and has a captivating cast of characters that I'm sure will grace the pages of many more books to come. With the right amount of serious tension, dark secrets and fun quirky banter, this is definitely a story that keeps the reader interest from start to finish. The Task Force Hawaii series is set to be a winner!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Anne McCarthy

    Great story Overall rating 4.75 I did truly love this story - the plot, the characters and overall story but thought the ending was a little rushed. That being said about the wrapping up of the case being rushed the rest of the ending was very good. I enjoyed Emma and Del from the last harmless story and they didn't disappoint in this one. The team put together was great. It was a great start to Mel's new series and can't wait for book two. Great story Overall rating 4.75 I did truly love this story - the plot, the characters and overall story but thought the ending was a little rushed. That being said about the wrapping up of the case being rushed the rest of the ending was very good. I enjoyed Emma and Del from the last harmless story and they didn't disappoint in this one. The team put together was great. It was a great start to Mel's new series and can't wait for book two.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Evergreen

    It was ok. Despite being the first book of the spin off series, you should probably read the original series first in order to understand the back story to this book. I didn't so I was left a bit confused and disappointed because the scene of how they first met was not included here. Instead of a beginning to this romance, it felt more like i got dropped in the middle and then proceeded to the ending. It was ok. Despite being the first book of the spin off series, you should probably read the original series first in order to understand the back story to this book. I didn't so I was left a bit confused and disappointed because the scene of how they first met was not included here. Instead of a beginning to this romance, it felt more like i got dropped in the middle and then proceeded to the ending.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Gina

    Romance, Intrigue and Mystery....three of my favorite things! The team has it all together and they are smart and tough. Emma is one of my favorite heroines because social "politics" aren't exactly her thing...I love a bluntly honest character. The story is intense and intricate and the characters make me want to be a part of the team.....not to mention take a trip to Hawaii! Romance, Intrigue and Mystery....three of my favorite things! The team has it all together and they are smart and tough. Emma is one of my favorite heroines because social "politics" aren't exactly her thing...I love a bluntly honest character. The story is intense and intricate and the characters make me want to be a part of the team.....not to mention take a trip to Hawaii!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    I enjoy Melissa Schroeder's books. This one was a good combination of romance and police story. The characters in the series are interesting. The crimes, at least in the first two stories, were wrapped up a bit abruptly; I think the stories - both romance and crime - could have extended a bit longer. Still, I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I enjoy Melissa Schroeder's books. This one was a good combination of romance and police story. The characters in the series are interesting. The crimes, at least in the first two stories, were wrapped up a bit abruptly; I think the stories - both romance and crime - could have extended a bit longer. Still, I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Latochia Hawkins

    Melissa Schroeder has done it again! Created another set of characters for a person to fall in love with! Task Force Hawaii is definitely one of my favs! I loved the book! Full Review to follow SOON!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Toi

    Short Read Del and Emma are so cute together, wow as they come together to catch a serial killer things heat up for them, having the passion that was buried and now can come out. Del is a true alpha male by not wanting her to do anything that he can't protect her at. Enjoy Short Read Del and Emma are so cute together, wow as they come together to catch a serial killer things heat up for them, having the passion that was buried and now can come out. Del is a true alpha male by not wanting her to do anything that he can't protect her at. Enjoy

  30. 4 out of 5

    Bobbie

    Great start to a new series I have been reading Melissa Schroeder for years and have always enjoyed her books. Now that she has started this new series and it is about her beloved Hawaii I knew I was going to like it. Great story, loved the characters and can't wait for more! Great start to a new series I have been reading Melissa Schroeder for years and have always enjoyed her books. Now that she has started this new series and it is about her beloved Hawaii I knew I was going to like it. Great story, loved the characters and can't wait for more!

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