**Please note there is a single review below based on both parts of the duet**


Tense Duet Volume One of Two

Genres:  Romance, Contemporary Romance, Light Suspense

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

Release Date:  April 10, 2017

Read:  May 31, 2017

POV:  First-person dual perspectives 

Not a standalone


The first volume of TENSE, a novel duet by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Deborah Bladon.

He’s as beautiful as he is brilliant.

Nicholas Wolf’s mind is a dangerously dark place. He dreams up tales of murder, intrigue, and passion so intense that his detective novels have enthralled readers worldwide. His very presence is electric and the energy that flows between us is instantaneous.

He’s captivating and consuming. Once I have my first taste of him, I crave more. I’m addicted to his body and his mind is the lure that keeps me coming back for more.

I chase my goals with his encouragement as my fuel. He believes in me more than anyone ever has before. He wants my dreams to come true and as I chase them, he’s next to me, spurring me on.

I can’t get enough of him until the one night when he promises me my dreams will come true. It’s not what it seems. Everything I’ve ever wanted is taken away from me and the one man to blame is the only man I’ve ever really loved.

Note: This ends in a cliffhanger. Volume Two will be released within the next few weeks.




Tense Duet Volume Two of Two

Genres:  Romance, Contemporary Romance, Light Suspense

My Rating:  5

Cover:  4

Release Date:  May 5, 2017

Read:  May 31, 2017

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Not a Standalone


The final volume of TENSE, a novel duet by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Deborah Bladon.

I couldn’t have known how one man would change my entire life.

When Nicholas Wolf came into my world, I knew it would never be the same again. I would never have predicted the turn it would take and how his influence could destroy everything I’d worked so hard for.

I fought back when he tried to rob me of my future, and I proved that I’m stronger than he imagined.

As we work to rebuild what we lost, a new challenge rears its ugly head in our direction.

The threat is real and when my life hangs in the balance, one moment changes everything between the man that I love and me.


My Review:

Tense - Volume Two (The TENSE Duet, #2)Tense – Volume Two by Deborah Bladon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Tense duet #1 Rating: 4
Tense duet #2 Rating: 5

Nicholas (Nick) and Sophia…….

Although I have rated each book differently with stars, I am writing a single review based on both parts. Since this review is being posted to both volumes, I will make sure to avoid any spoilers in case you haven’t read both. Book one does end in a cliffhanger.

Sophia is a beautiful, independent woman. She works for a well-known top NYC designer as a personal assistant. Sophia is excellent at her job and as far as her boss is concerned, she is irreplaceable. But Sophia has her own dreams for the future which don’t include her current occupation. Unfortunately her confidence is low and she is wary and more than a little hesitant to take a chance. That said, all it takes is a captivating and sexy man to give her the push of encouragement she needs. Unfortunately after she finds the courage and confidence to pursue her dreams, something unforeseen takes place to threaten what means the most to her.

Nicholas Wolf is a famous novelist. His specialty is writing detective novels. Nick is very successful as well as cocky and arrogant. There were times I got the feeling he believed himself entitled and could have anything and anyone he wanted.

Until he sets his sights on Sophia.

Nick soon finds out what rejection feels like and that he isn’t going to get what he wants. Nick will have to chance his strategy if he wants a chance with Sophia. It’s is not long before he realizes she is special. I was so happy Sophia made Nick work for a chance with her.

Nick and Sophia go through ups and downs. Both are keeping secrets. Both are wary of the growing feelings they are having towards each other. There were times I wanted to reach into the story and slap Nick for his arrogance and assumptions. But don’t worry, he did redeem himself to me.

As well as the angst between Nick and Sophia, there are misunderstandings, threats and and a lot of regret and remorse thrown at them. In addition to the relationship challenges, there is an element of danger waiting for its chance to strike.

As a whole, I really enjoyed the Tense duet. I do admit that it was the second book that made the story better in my opinion. I don’t like cliffhangers and if I can help it, I avoid them. I’ll warn you there is a cliffhanger at the end of book one. That said I waited until book two in the duet was available and read them both back to back.

There is a happy ending which I loved. I’m looking forward to this author’s next book.

*This is my honest and unbiased review.

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About The Author

Deborah Bladon

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Deborah Bladon has never read a romance hero she didn’t like. Her love for romance novels began when she was old enough to board the bus, library card in hand to check out the newest Harlequin paperbacks. She’s a Canadian by heart, and by passport, but you can often spot her in New York City sipping a latte and looking for inspiration for her next story. Manhattan is definitely her second home.

She cherishes her family and believes that each day is a gift for writing, for reading, and for loving.