Detour Allure has received many five-star reviews from verified Amazon customers and more reviews are coming in. This page will be updated as they become available on Amazon but to ensure you see the most current reviews go to the Detour Allure product page on Amazon by clicking the button below.
California author Jack Dancer pounced onto the literary scene with DETOUR PARIS that was just the opening of a Trilogy - Detour Paris, Detour Allure, and Detour Amour - inspired by an actual mid-life dating adventure. He lives in southern California, though he hails from Florida. A former advertising executive he seems to have discovered solid ground in writing romance novels with the male perspective. Not that women will not devour these hot and steamy romances, but it is refreshing to have them come from a man’s vantage – life from the POV of a midlife divorced man! Now with DETOUR ALLURE (Book 2 in the Trilogy) Jack manages to weave new problems and situations around his established characters from Book 1 while introducing some very fascinating new people onto the stage.
If you’ve not read Book 1 DETOUR PARIS, then DO! The story is so well put together that not knowing some of the characters intimately from the first story may leave a few questions. For example, the main character Tucker Blue, from the first book, we know from the following: ‘Now I'm no neophyte when it comes to life and all its trials and tribulations. I've not only been around the block more than once; I've been kicked around the block, a couple of times. Been married more than once, raised children, more than one. Even created businesses. Destroyed ‘em too. You might say I've seen it all, and had you asked me even yesterday, if I believed in love at first sight I would’ve told you, of course, but those are miracles reserved for the young - those naive little creatures still virtuous and deserving of such wonders. So, is it possible that someone like me - someone cynical, jaundiced and thoroughly jaded - could be so utterly mugged by that sneak thief, love? My pre-smitten self would've said, out of the question, a thoroughly ridiculous idea. But ask me now and I'll admit that as totally cliché, and stupidly impulsive as it no doubt is - yes, I am at this moment happily plummeting those verdant pools of promise. I have been kidnapped and please do not post a ransom.’ But on to Jack’s synopsis of DETOUR ALLURE: ‘Detour Allure picks up with Monica and Tucker grappling with conflict from all directions.
While uncertainties of trust and love threaten to divide the couple, they are unwittingly caught in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a powerful yet obscure adversary. Insecurities are tested and resolved. Doubts are banished and just as their love for one another reaches the clarifying moment the unthinkable occurs tearing the couple apart. Thoroughly devastated and utterly depressed Tucker’s world is further tilted when he discovers yet another foe has been working behind the scenes framing him with enough crimes to warrant several life sentences. Having lost the love of his life and with his own life in certain jeopardy, can Tucker shake off his paralyzing helplessness and mobilize the strength to gain the upper hand and overcome his adversaries? Can a young Romanian girl who was once sold into sexual slavery provide the answer he needs to win the day?’
Spills and thrills, hot romance, interesting twists and turns – all these fill this book, along with strong evidence that this Jack Dancer wholly understands humor and knows when to use it. He has created a very successful niche full of promises for future books.
The second book in the Detour Paris series starts with Tucker and Monica, “While uncertainties of trust and love threaten to divide the couple, they are unwittingly caught in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a powerful yet obscure adversary. Insecurities are tested and resolved. Doubts are banished and just as their love for one another reaches the clarifying moment the unthinkable occurs tearing the couple apart.” Having enjoyed the first book, I was pleasantly surprised to get the notice that there was a second one out. I love books like this with plenty of action, mystery, and intrigue. My favorite types of books are adventure types or thrillers so this was right up my alley. I highly recommend the Detour Paris series to anyone who loves a good read with plenty of rich background and vivid characters.
Detour Allure: Detour Paris Series Book 2 by Jack Dancer is the second book I've read from him and it did not disappoint. In this installment, Detour Allure picks up with Monica and Tucker grappling with conflict from all directions. It has conflict, love, mystery – well, you get the idea. What else I liked is that it's for mature readers which means it's not some PG-13, candy coated fluff novel that bores me to tears.
Now while this is not my usual genre, I enjoyed it a lot and had no problem crossing over to something that wasn't horror or a psychological thriller. I enjoyed the first one and I enjoyed this one. I am hoping the whole “book 2” title means that there will be more on the way.
Detour Allure is the second book in the Detour Paris series, and the story carries on where the first one left off. However, there is enough background that you could probably pick up the series from the second book without reading the first one. Like the first book in the series, Detour Allure does have a fair amount of graphic sex. The author does a good job of it and even though the author is male, I found the sexual scenes very appealing. This book (and the series) is strongly targeted at people who are looking for the sexual side of things as well as a good plot. So, if you don’t like graphic sex in your books, then this isn’t for you. Personally, I thought that the sexually explicit nature of the book was clear from the details given, but I suppose that isn’t true if you don’t know the words and phrases to look for. Regardless, this is a great light story and a fun read.
Part 2 of the trilogy, this book was pretty much what I expected after reading the first. Writing, anyway, the plot was new and fresh. Although it can be read alone, and I would guess a reader wouldn’t be totally lost, I would say it is best to read it after part one (Detour Paris). This book is pretty exciting. It took me longer to get through than I would have liked, just because of life at the time. If it were up to me, I would have read it all at once. It has kidnapping, sex, and the main character is framed for crimes he didn’t do and has to figure out how to get rid of the blame. It’s all quite fast paced and an excellent read. It is a cliff hanger, which I normally don’t like, but since this is a trilogy I will let it slide- you can’t read part 1 and 2 without planning on reading 3. Can’t wait to start the next one.
"Book two in the Detour Paris trilogy, Detour Allure picks up with Monica and Tucker grappling with conflict from all directions." Jack Dancer is back with book two in the Detour Paris trilogy! We start back up again with Monica and Tucker who are now on the verge on uncertainties that may tear them apart. The story leads us into the unthinkable when the two lovers are tested to the breaking point only to find their love again. That would lead to a happy ending right? We can't have that yet! Just as they feel like things are coming together again, they are stretched and pulled in all directions! Not only is the relationship on the rocks, Tucker has discovered that someone is framing him with so many crimes that there are warrants out for his arrest. Not just any warrant, but LIFE SENTENCES! What else could go wrong for him??? We are introduced to a new character, a girl who was sold into sex slavery. Tucker thinks that she may be the key to finding out what exactly is going on here. This was a great addition to the trilogy! The author carried us through on boughs of hopes and then throws us into a whirlwind of a ride! I am excited to read the final installment. I hope nothing else happens to Tucker and Monica, but then there wouldn't be a story to be told! Great author, great writing!
This book starts off exactly where the first book Detour Paris the first book in the series get off. So if you haven't read that it is a MUST, to know what is all going on. Terry, Ebba and Monica are in the bar chatting with Jan the bartender. He tells them his brother-in-law is the owner of a restaurant named Rambla de Catalunya and offer to take them there. The ladies jump at the offer. Once in the car Ebba asks Monica if she and the infamous Tucker Blue and Ebba's boyfriend, slept together on the train (in book one). Monica after spouting of the truth decides to leave the car. The next thing we know Terry and Ebba have been kidnapped! While this is going on the doctor who checked who confirmed the death of man who died in Tucker and Monica's train compartment (again in the first book) know Tucker took the winning lottery ticket off the dead man. Mr Dancer kept up the steamy romps with whomever Tucker can get it from. Boy, does Ticker get around. You just have to read this book. However get your card ready to buy the next book as this book ends on a cliff hanger.
Jack Dancer is a former advertising executive and the author of Detour Paris, Detour Allure, and Detour Amour, a three-part fictional series inspired by an actual mid-life dating adventure. He lives in southern California and says "When you come to a detour, take it.” To fully enjoy the story, read all three books in chronological order.
In Detour Allure, the second book in the series, the reader is again invited to experience the allure born out of Tucker and Monica’s relationship as their journey continues. The mysteries and thriller events continue alongside the erotic scenes and the mystery-solving endeavours. While the first book, Detour Paris, focuses on Tucker and Monica’s hook-up and the progression of their highly sensual relationship, in the second book, the couple lives a forced separation when outside forces start to work specifically with the aim of harming them. Will they, with the help from an unlikely source, make it against all odds?
Dancer puts a well knit ‘three-some’(trilogy) together with the right balance between alluring scenes, builds on this great adventure of coherent happenings that trigger interest, suspense and entertain the reader. This gifted author is able to take you through Barcelona with a historical and cultural focus and thrills you where good and evil meet in pursuit of the key to the 120 million euros lottery ticket and the resolve of the kidnapping drama and its ransom. But outside forces are working to tear people apart. When Monica goes missing and Tucker is targeted by a sinister force, the readers meet characters who are intriguing, sensual and scary. Action, surprises, doubts and fear fill moments.
In the first book, Tucker steals away with a beautiful and willing stranger for two secreted days of anonymous fun and games with virtually no possibility of discovery or consequences; and what if the woman is actually guiding the whole operation? And what's that supposed to mean? But things are not always as they appear.
The danger of Raven surfaces in the second book. She will kill. All you have to do is tell her where the lottery ticket is. The truth is, the ticket was in the newspaper carried by the man who fell carrying it into the Americans’ (Tucker and Monica) compartment on the train. Who has it now? Is the sought-after ticket not a fake? Events percolate back into Tucker’s consciousness when the dam breaks and everything floods over him like a rush of raw sewage. “When all has been enveloped in a darkness so thick,.... with its smell of sin”.
Tucker thinks he is beginning to understand. The authorities have been running an undercover investigation on a scam operation that's been going on for a long time and they think they have got a pretty good handle on it. What does this have to do with Ebba and Terry's (flight crew) kidnapping? Anyhow, the Spanish Prisoner scam has been around since the mid-sixteenth century. “ This throws a whole new twist on everything! Tucker is in a two-way scam. One by Libica, or the Raven for the lottery ticket and a second one by this flight crew bunch for the ransom money. Who will help the police to bust this ring. If Tucker pays the ransom. He will be the mark. Sometimes the prisoner is part of the scam group but other times, not. Who are the scammers? The guess is that Tucker and Monica were with Raven on the train and they can identify her. She's afraid her anonymity is in jeopardy as she runs a large kidnapping operation.
The author takes secret ‘snapshots’ and sows doubt..., makes his characters do things to create bargaining chips... as fascinating allurement, not so much for the acts as such, but for their hunting value. The acts merely signal the win, the capture if you will, is the prize of the hunt, the trophy. But, it is the hunt that is most important, because it is the hunt where the glands awaken and overpower the man, possessing him like a demon. . to give life to his fantasies.”
In Allure we meet women trained to make man’s fantasies come true. It could also be all about control, She teases and tortures. “ she is not the run-of-the-mill dominatrix, because I touched her a good one when she started on me with the cat 'o nine tails.” The author gives us snapshots of intrigue, wise comments on relationships and the shows the force of the power of riches and women’s domination of men in the sexual arena, while he pushes pleasure upward into an exploding crescendo of ecstasy.
The author builds mysterious, disturbing characters: “His eyes are on his prey, while he slips into the anonymity of his helmet and skirts around the outside of the restaurant to the Ducati” waiting. “Then a man is scooped up by the police. It clearly appeared to be a coordinated effort, but what was with the bum? He can only be undercover ? Would the Raven grab only the woman? Why not grab the man and the woman? Is it the woman who possesses the ticket and not the man? Does she believe that she can ransom the woman, for the ticket? That doesn't make sense either. She could not possibly believe that the man will give up € 120 million for this woman, can she? Or, was she intending to snatch the man as well, but the tramp, coming out of nowhere and interceding, spoiled the action?
Or, was this a set-up by the police, a trap to ensnare the Raven? No, that doesn't make sense . The Raven wouldn't expose herself. Not again. She already took that risk and failed. And she failed again when Druses and Tiber her sons, were scooped up. So, why are the police involved? This is out of their authority. But the larger question is: Who is this fat man? He surely cannot be police. Who protects Tucker? He has the ticket, and it is he who must be convinced to give it up. When the Raven learns that she has failed once again she will be furious. She will have again underestimated this American. She will need an ally, an influential one, one who can deliver the American.”
Tucker thinks he is beginning to understand. The authority is running an undercover investigation on a scam operation that's been going on for a long time. Tucker realises, Monica is the most important person, there is to him. He is to get her back, no matter what the cost. To hell with the lottery money, they can have it if it'll bring Monica back. How do they get Ebba and Terry back?" He can set a trap with the ransom drop? What if the girl might not get rescued? Because this is a Spanish Prisoner scam and that typically not only means the mark loses his money; he's framed up to. They are to bust a group of airline personnel that are evidently perpetrating Spanish Prisoner scams. Home Security, Culpepper suspects the two flight attendants that are missing from the group, are apparently victims of this scam, and Tucker is the mark and is to pay the ransom. A web of cooperation in investigation, stalking and luring with the lottery ticket takes place. But what if it is fake and is used only to lure the Raven into the open? "So you see, the real reason the Raven had her boys stalking us, and why she kidnapped Monica last night, was to get her hands on the ticket.”
"The flight crew people seem to be the ones who kidnapped the two women, while Tucker received a ransom demand from them for two million Euros - one for each woman. The Raven wants the lottery ticket, she wouldn't care about a measly two million euros when the lottery ticket is worth sixty times that. The thing the reader would like to know the most is, if there's a linkage between the Raven and the flight crew scammers. Tucker finds it extraordinary that he is the target of two entirely different groups operating independently but trying to pull off nearly identical scams. It could be coincidental, but I find that hard to believe. In my experience, coincidence is as rare as wings on a pig."
Is Tucker going to sacrifice a woman's life for a ticket that is worthless? Even if it was worth the € 120 million, will he still be the murderer of an innocent life. You will be the devil incarnate. Are you planning to sacrifice this woman even knowing that this ticket is worthless? Why has Tucker been stalked by men he does not know ? Threatened and assaulted on more than one occasion, lied to; he has been forced into hiding to protect himself; this is costing him nearly three million dollars, and he has not even had a vacation yet. Tucker is putting this ransom up in the hope these women will be freed. If they are, then the money will have been well spent. If not he will do everything in his power to hunt these people down and make them pay. Who is a part of this flight crew scam, Pat will know. But why is James so hot on nailing Pat?
All that Tucker wanted all along, was Monica but he was too blinded by my own greed to see that he had already found all the riches he had ever need when he found her. And to have had her all this while, only to have lost her for that ticket, and further even probably to be implicated in the death of a man, Paulo. There is no question he willingly left the scene of a death, a hit and run. And even that would've been a flight across international borders, at a minimum evading the Perpignan police. Then there's the case of three missing women, two of whom he has been carrying on affairs with, and all three are missing because of him. He says:
"How do I explain that? And why wouldn't it be that I was the kidnapper all along? Then there's the matter of the banking activity. Opening a checking account in Barcelona and secret numbered account in Switzerland, two safe deposit boxes. The authorities will want to know why? And how do I explain the three hotel rooms? The Fira Palace where I'm not a registered guest, the Hilton where I didn't bother to spend even a single night and then the Hotel Arts where my room, there, is registered under whose name? (I don't even know.) And now the apartment in the El Raval? Why would anyone need to make all of these moves if he wasn't trying to hide something? To top all that off, how do I explain being in a room, butt naked with three women, two of whom are hanging from the ceiling and me whipping one with a cat of nine tails? And all of this recorded on video and posted on the Internet." How do you explain all that?
"Without sacrifice there can be no love. Besides, who told you that you cannot defeat these evil ones? How did I get into this situation? All I wanted with this whole damn trip in the first place was to see Barcelona and get laid. That was it. I didn't come looking for € 120 million (though I'm not complaining ), and I didn't come to fall in love. Most of what's troubling me is that I've fallen in love with Monica, and I'm feeling very helpless to do anything to save her, and after I do this ransom payment what then?" Totally recommended. Scarlett Jensen
I read the first in this series and this second one Detour Allure: Detour Paris Series Book 2 by Jack Dancer is just as good and entertaining as the first in the series. Once again we are following Tucker and Monica on their wild adventure. I enjoyed how the book had reminders from the previous book so you felt caught up. You could probably read this as a standalone. This book definitely is very graphic in the violence and sex. It is certainly a book for a mature audience. I think that is definitely something that need to be said. It didn't bother me personally. I enjoyed the main characters. I thought the author did a great job at establishing them and making them interesting. I enjoy a book that has love, mystery and intrigue at every page. I look forward to the next installment.
“Yeah I’m shooting heroin. No, this all really happened, man. It’s crazy. I know. I can’t believe it myself. I’m really freaked out here and I’m flying by the seat of my pants. As much as I want to tell somebody, there’s nobody over here I can trust. I’m afraid if I say anything, just as soon as I open my mouth, someone’ll push the button in the box, and I’ll drop dead.”
Dancer has clearly done it again! Tucker Blue is on a dream of a lifetime as he parties his way across Spain with wild, crazy stewardesses or is it really a nightmare as only time can tell. The storyline is crazy and wild with possibly more adult entertainment than one can handle. Murder, suspense and love wrapped up in a fun, delightful romp that is more than bad boy fun. Don’t start with book two start at one and enjoy the ride as we see where Tucker’s wild adventure goes next in this incredible series.
“Man, is this stuff getting confusing. Can’t even tell who’s on first anymore.”
5.0 out of 5 stars engaging plot and great characters. By Scott on November 22, 2015 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase I enjoy my stories packed with action and filled with suspense. If you do too, then Detour Allure, book 2 of the Detour Paris series by Jack Dancer, will be right up your alley. In Detour Allure you will meet up with Tucker and Monica again. They are still combating all kinds of conflicts, and as the book gets going things only get worse for Tucker. He loses the love of his life. Some pretty nasty criminals are trying to frame him for more crimes than you can count and he has to do something about it. Tucker has some pretty nasty adversaries to defeat and this makes for a pretty interesting read. The one point that I think should me made is that this entire trilogy is definitely meant for adult readers as there is a lot of adult language and some pretty sexy scenes throughout it.
Detour Allure is both the second book in the Detour Paris series and the second novel that I have read by Jack Dancer. Detour Allure finds Tucker and Monica in the midst of many conflicts yet again. Jack Dancer does a great job of making this book accessible even if you didn’t read the first book as he is able to effectively and succinctly explain what happened in the first book. What I liked about this book was the fact that Dancer was able to continue developing the relationship between Tucker and Monica while keeping the reader engaged through a book full of action and suspense. It is important to note that this is definitely a book that is intended for adult readers as there is a lot of adult language and graphic sexual content. If you enjoy action an action packed novel with adult content then you will enjoy this novel.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars for this one and am looking forward to the next adventure By J M Portmanon 10 Nov. 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase Having already read book one in this trilogy, I was looking forward to this one and it didn’t disappoint! It begins with Monica and Tucker confronting conflict coming at them from all directions. For lovers of slightly more risqué reads, the sexual antics of Tucker Blue continue and we find Jack and Monica fleeing from many antagonists including a nasty and sadistic doctor. As the story unfolds we find that Jack, Monica and their friends are now in Spain. Tucker arrives at the hotel only to be railroaded by the alluring and naughty Nanette and he swiftly finds himself being caught up in some BDSM antics as her submissive. Some hoodlums show up at the hotel searching for Tucker and he reckons that they are chasing him due to the winning lottery ticket he stole from the dead guy on the train, (here is where knowledge of the first book does help.) He and Monica quickly decide to leave the hotel, and go on the run. (For those who are slightly against all the sexual high-jinks, I would imagine that you are wondering whether Tucker is aware of sexually transmitted infections or has ever given thought to trying to remain abstinent for a while, but I have to say that I just found his antics to give the story a touch more of a sexual frisson.) He is certainly charming and lovable, and while he is a bit of a rogue, I feel he has many redeeming qualities which will almost certainly endear him to female readers. I thought Dancer had a great idea with the premise of the winning $120 million lottery ticket and some of the shocking and exciting adventures which face his protagonist and I really feel that for those readers wanting an entertaining read they certainly won’t be disappointed, as I wasn’t. I have to give this five stars and am looking forward to the next adventure to come!
As a sophomore effort, I had no complaints with this book by Jack Dancer, and after seeing what he was capable of in the first book, I had high expectations, to say the least. Similar to the opening of many such books, the stage is set dramatically, and while it seemed like Monica and Tucker managed to escape from the clutches of disaster in Book 1, there is never any peace for this couple. As we delve further into their relationship, we seem to see less of the insidious forces threatening to tear them apart, and the suspense grows.
We are given an inside peek of Tucker's soul when his happiness is ripped away, and that piercing portrait of a man makes for great reading. I think there were certain sections that were almost too obscure, as though the author may have expected readers to tie too many of the strings together to guess at the ending - or at least the "bad guys", but Dancer wraps the entire story in a web of mystery, leaving readers emotionally drained and exhausted by the time it comes to an epic close. I can say one thing.... I can't wait to see how he wraps this all up.
'Detour Allure' by Jack Dancer is the second book in the 'Detour Paris' series. It is just as good as the first, and sets up for the third perfectly. In this one we follow Tucker and the girls after they all get to Barcelona. There is kidnapping and torture and these characters get in way over their heads. It is nitty gritty and action-packed and full of suspense.
This book has an interesting writing style. I enjoy books that change perspective. It was fun to read and even more fun to talk about with a friend who was also reading it. It's fun to theorize what’s going to happen and why things are happening the way they are. It was well written and easy to read. Jack Dancer did a good job, once again, of writing a story that was both enjoyable and suspenseful. I cannot wait to read the third one.
Tucker is still in Europe following his trip with Monica (Detour Paris) but now he has a winning lottery ticket was in a newspaper he picked up on the train in the last book. He finally meets up with his friends but it ends up being more than just a relaxing vacation.
Detour Allure is far less innocent than the first book, with graphic sex and violence. Having said that, this story is better than the first book. It’s still highly unbelievable but at times it’s entertaining.
There are lots of generic friends introduced without any background that seem unnecessary. The first person perspective gets confusing at times. You don’t have to read the first book first, and actually you might be turned away by doing that, but this book is much more readable. I skipped through the more graphic parts in order to just follow the plot to find out what happens.
A while ago I read the first book in this series, and after reading it, I was eager to continue reading the series. I started reading Detour Allure fearing that it was not as good as Detour Paris. I got happily surprised to see that it was really as good as the first one. In Detour Paris we met the couple and in this second book we get to know the not so bright side of the coin. Monica and Tucker’s relationship is in danger. There are many uncertainties between them that threaten to take them apart. In this one they will prove loyal to one another.
Although longer than the first one, a week to read it, I have really enjoyed this book and I would certainly recommend reading it. Now, I am waiting to start reading the third book by Jack Dancer to know what will happen with the characters and if the story will have an interesting twist.
I had somewhat mixed feelings coming into this book, as the close of Book 1 had left me slightly unsatisfied. I know that there was plenty that wasn't tied up (in preparation for this second installment), but I felt like it was rushed and I didn't really know where the narrative was going to go from there. Tucker and Monica make quite the comeback in this second book, however, and the unexpected twists and painful losses in these pages was palpable. The maturity of the author began to shine through, and I could sense a patience in the writing, which was somewhat lacking in the first one. I was confused a few times, as it seemed like there were a few too many active plot lines at once in the book, but I managed to figure out most of the plot by the time the "big reveals" started. Despite deducing what would come next by the end of the book, the descriptive passages and the carefully manipulated tension was wonderful, to say the least, and showed that Jack Dancer has a lot more great books in him. I look forward to more in the future - especially Book 3 to see how this all finally plays out.
This is the second book of the series and it has enough of a background that a new reader would be able to understand wholeheartedly. Tucker and Monica are still running for their lives while Terry and Ebba are still missing. Monica has some secrets of her own --she speaks Catalan like a native and an elderly woman calls her Princess. Tucker still hasn't told her about the lottery ticket and the Raven is getting ever closer to finding them. Just as Tucker finds out that Monica really is in love with him as well, she is abducted by the Raven. I was very surprised by the additional twists, unexpected agents, over the top sex scenes and heart stopping action. I will say that the ending was another cliffhanger that left me wondering how will Tucker get out of this. The story moves at a pretty fast pace while switching from the perspective of Tucker, the Raven and the Rider. The identity of the rider still hasn't been revealed and then there is the Spanish prisoner scam added into the mix. The sex scenes are definitely racy, explicit and on the erotic level with some bdsm mixed in. I don't like erotic so it was a little much for me but I would recommend for all who love action adventure with a great story line and super steamy sexual encounters. 4.0 out of 5 stars Love this sequel! By Renee Spicuzza on October 25, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I read “Detour Paris”, the first novel in the series, a couple weeks ago and enjoyed the rush from all of the trials and tribulations that Monica and Tucker faced. This is definitely not a fluffy novel, as it has a mature rating and touches on some relatively dark material that makes the novel very interesting to follow. The way that Tucker is described and developed makes the novel very easy to follow, especially if you haven’t read the first novel because there are no curveballs from the first book that would hinder your understanding of the second book. The explanations and detail is very precise, leaving no room for questioning or confusion on the reader’s part, but I would still suggest reading the first novel because it is a great book with an entertaining plot! Overall, I think that it is a great sequel that promotes so much more for Tucker’s personality, pushing him to be a whole new person after he faces disaster.
I read this novel on a weekend trip and I honestly can say that it was a great way to spend my down time. I read the first book and was very much looking forward to see what would happen next for Tucker Blue and his new girlfriend Monica. This novel absolutely kept me on my toes, I could not believe how much was fit into the novel. The danger was amped up but so was the sexual escapades. I enjoyed every minute, even though there was a lot going on. When the book ended I didn’t want to believe it. I kept staring at the book hoping more would just appear. Looks like the next book is in my future.
There are very few male authors, that I feel can write a sexual scene well. It is not for lack of skill just style differences. That being said, Jack Dancer has a way with words. While not as much typical romance the relationship Tucker and Monica have is truly growing and in interesting ways.
This book picks up the story soon after book one ends. At the start, Tucker puts in a call to his best friend, which helps sum up book one pretty well for anyone who hasn't read it. It isn’t necessary to read it before reading this one, although it would probably help to understand the background story. The book splits its time between chapters from Tucker’s point of view, Monica’s, and the bad guys, although they undoubtedly intersect rather quickly. Tucker and Monica are running from the guys after them and trying to stay safe and one step ahead. There is a lot of action in this book, which doesn’t stop until the final page. It seems like Tucker is becoming a better person throughout this whole ordeal, because he is worried about someone besides himself, and he is making smarter decisions, which are often on a whim. I think this book and this series would be good to read if you enjoy mysteries or whodunits.
Detour Allure is the second book in the Detour trilogy by Jack Dancer. In this installment, the sexual over-the-top antics of Dancer’s protagonist, Tucker Blue, continue. This book picks up pretty much where the first book left off and while it’s not necessary to read the first book, Detour Paris, in order to get the ‘lay of the land’, so to speak, it’s certainly recommended, especially as the action heats up on all fronts and finds Jack and Monica running from several nasty adversaries, including a sadistic doctor. As Detour Allure unfolds, Jack, Monica and all their friends (most of who are flight attendants) are now in Spain. Terry, Ebba and Monica, sitting around the hotel bar, get into a discussion with the bartender who impulsively (or so it seems) invites the three of them to an evening as guests of his brother-in-law’s restaurant. The three agree to go but while en route to the restaurant, Monica’s squabble with Ebba forces her to jump out of the car when it stops at a red light and head back to the hotel. Tucker, meanwhile, has come to the hotel but has been railroaded by the sexy Nanette into some BDSM hijinks as her submissive. It’s only the next morning, when they all meet, that they realize that Terry and Ebba are still unaccounted for. However, an even more urgent situation is brewing on Tucker’s front when some thugs, poorly disguised as police, show up at the hotel in search of him. He figures they’re after him because of the winning lottery ticket he took from a dead man on the train in the first book. He and Monica quickly pack and leave the hotel, now on the run…
After reading both Detour Paris and Detour Allure, one can’t help but wonder whether all flight attendants are as catty as the ones portrayed in Dancer’s books and whether good old Tuck has ever heard of sexually transmitted diseases or even the concept of abstinence. Dancer’s protagonist is charming, somewhat lovable, a commitment-phobe and although decidedly reckless in his sexual proclivities, he manages to have some redeeming qualities which, no doubt, endear him to women. Although the author has a good premise in the 120 million dollar lottery ticket (which isn’t as far-fetched as it seems, especially with powerball lotteries breaking new records every day) and the outrageous adventures facing his protagonist, it’s important to keep the story grounded and at times, Detour Allure was almost too over-the-top. However, if readers remember that the purpose of this book is to entertain, then they certainly won’t be disappointed.