by Jacquelyn Frank
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Reviewed by: Kate | Source: NetGalley
A body that won’t quit
Clothes that are barely there
Eyes that openly invite him to take what he wants
Devon Candler is nothing like the helpless, vulnerable woman Liam expected when he agreed to provide security for her secluded Catskill Mountain estate. Yet her life is at risk. Her enemies monsters. Her secrets devastating.
Liam Nash is a trained killer who takes no prisoners, fears no man. But to him this woman is seductively, devastatingly. . .
DANGEROUS was one of those books that I was certain I would like. I was looking forward to reading it, and I went in with a super positive mindset and the willingness to give it more than a fair shot. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get into DANGEROUS. I do so love a good paranormal romance, but Devon and Liam’s relationship got so physical so fast that I felt it lacked the emotional connection I really like reading about. While DANGEROUS did have a few redeeming qualities, at the end of the day, it wasn’t a super enjoyable read for me.
My biggest issue was the relationship between Devon and Liam. Individually, I liked them both. Together, they were just meh. In romance, I like to see the slow build up in a relationship, and Liam and Devon don’t have that. Once they give in to their attraction (after a few pages of both of them trying to avoid the other because of this or that reason), the relationship is pretty full throttle, so we don’t get an in between part. Basically, the thing that really stuck out at me- the thing I am still thinking about a few days after finishing the book- is that DANGEROUS had a lot of sex. Lots of Liam thinking about how sexual Devon was, how she didn’t realize it, how to her he was, lots of Devon going on about how nobody had ever kept her attention this way, how it was the best sex she’d had ever, lots of kissing, lots of nudity and lots of sex. Near the end, I started skimming. I was nearly 90% done with the book, and it felt to me that all Liam and Devon were doing was having sex. The climax (pun not intended- okay maybe a little intended) of the action happened at the very very end of the book, and as a result felt rushed. I could have done with less sex, and more plot.
But, aside from the sex, there were a few things I liked about DANGEROUS. Two great characters were Inez and Kellen, employees of the security company run by Liam. They are partners who clearly care about each other, and even though they didn’t appear frequently, I felt a lot of depth to them and I would love to read more about them. Also, the mythology behind the vampires (morphates) is very interesting- they’re caused by genetic experimentation- and the history of their development and how they took over large cities is something that could have definitely touched on more without me being bored. Unfortunately, the things I liked came up infrequently, too infrequently for me to really get involved in the book.
I really wanted to like DANGEROUS more than I did. It has all the trademarks of a perfect Kate read- the alpha male, the woman with brains who is capable of taking care of herself, an interesting, original setting, and some fun side characters to break up the action- yet I didn’t find myself getting into it. And while I can see DANGEROUS working for other people, it just wasn’t for me.
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