Dana Markham is up against a cold-blooded killer who knows her all too well: Donovan Walker. Wanted for drug trafficking, armed and dangerous—he’s also her ex-husband. What she knows about him could land him behind bars forever…or put her and her young son in an early grave if Donovan finds them first. Dana’s one chance lies with a man she barely knows at all. Tall and darkly sensual, Caine Bradley is an undercover FBI agent who’s been posing as Walker’s henchman. Compelled to work with Caine to lure her ex out of hiding, Dana must fight against her own raw, urgent needs. But is he who he says he is? Her passionate desire for him could be her salvation—or her greatest mistake…
Dark and Dangerous is author Jeanne Adam's debut novel, and I have got to say, it starts out with a bang and just keeps on going. This novel is one of the best in its genre, Romantic Suspense, that I've read in a while. The romance, action, and suspense are blended together perfectly in this well plotted, fast-paced novel. I was drawn into the undercover world and amazed at how she was able to give such great details without taking me out of the story or overwhelming me.
The suspenseful first meeting between Dana Markham and Caine Bradley is one that was unexpected and unforgetable. And, as you read the attraction between Dana and Cain develop it's hard to believe they didn't set off sparks with their first kiss.
Dana is a strong heroine who has learned how to survive and protect both herself and her son, Xavier, from the clutches of her ex-husband, Donovan Walker. I believe if she had to, Dana could have survived and ran from Donovan without the help of Cain, but together they make a strong team and are each other's equal.
Caine is a FBI undercover agent who knows his job and how to succeed in it. He also knows that an agent should never get close to those they are protecting... but, it can't be denied, there's something different about Dana and Xavier. He'll go above and beyond to assure their safety, even if it means breaking the rules.
I can certainly see Dark and Dangerous on the big screen as an action movie. It has all the right elements and balance of action, suspense, and romance that'll quickly draw you into the story from beginning to end.
I definitely recommend Dark and Dangerous to any Romantic Suspense reader and to those who'd like to try this genre.
Jeanne Adams is an author I will definitely be watching out for and have crossed fingers for another release soon. Find out more about Jeanne Adams and her novel on her site, http://www.jeanneadams.com/.
So much news, so little time... I'll start backwards with the bad and end with the good ;)
THE FREAKING UGLY Ugh, Hurricane Ike is on it's way... and I'm just praying to God that it doesn't affect us here in Houston too much. See, my boss is worried... and when he worries I start to worry, lol. I have already let it be known that no matter what happens, I will not be evacuating... geez, after what happened when Hurricane Rita was supposed to hit I've decided that never again! Seriously, around 14hrs in a car with no air conditioning, driving to a place that usually only takes 3hrs to reach was not fun, grr. I'm still having nightmares, lol. Unfortunately, Ike may also mess with my plans to have my mother over this weekend since she's flying down here... which brings us to...
THE BAD No, not my mother... though, ask me another day, lol, just kidding ;)... No, The Bad is the reason my mother will be here in the first place... she's helping me House Hunt. Ugh, I don't know how anyone can stand looking for a new house... I'm miserable, I tell you, lol. I am not one of those people that enjoy looking at different houses trying to pick the right one. The only thing I'm looking forward to is having a bookshelf, lol. Wish me luck in the hopes that Ike won't ruin my plans to look at more houses this weekend and that I can finally settle on one... I believe this will be my 4th trip out with my realtor (ugh, the pain and agony, I tell you).
THE GOOD Now on to the good news *bg* I have a couple of them, too First off, I will be having a BBW/Plus Sized Heroines week her on the blog next week *g* I hope you all stop by to visit... I'll be spotlighting a few authors and their books, and will definitely have giveaways :) Secondly, I just received my yearly review at Day Job and I'm very happy with it *squeeee* I've been smiling all dayyyyy :) I love my job... plus, it does pay for my first love, books, lol And finally, did I mention the house hunting? Okay, I honestly don't enjoy the hunting part, lol, but I'm excited to be moving into a new place and have space for all my books... is it weird that my first thoughts on the house have to do with my books? lol Ah, and stay tuned this weekend for another book chat :)
THE FREAKING AWESOME And now, to the even better part... a giveaway *bg* I'm just so happy today that I want to share :) Comment on this post, anything at all (How's the weather at your end of the world? What book are you reading?), until Friday Midnight (Central Time) and enter into a drawing for a signed (Sherrilyn Kenyon signed) copy of:
Sink your teeth into these sexy supernatural stories from some of today’s hottest authors.
“Until Death Do Us Part” by Sherrilyn Kenyon Over five hundred years ago, Esperetta’s soul was bound to her husband’s by dark magic, and when Velkan became a Dark-Hunter, to her horror, she became immortal as well. Now, they must come together to fight an old enemy…and the passion that threatens to consume them once more.
“Ride the Night Wind” by L.A. Banks Dark dreams haunt Jose Ciponte, dreams of a woman so beautiful he aches for her-and a deadly enemy who stalks them in the night. And now those dreams have become a reality…
“The Gift” by Susan Squires All Major Davis Ware wants to do is propose to the beautiful Emma Fairchild. Instead, he is called back into battle, and a desperate fate. And Emma will venture into hell itself to save him.
“The Forgotten One” by Ronda Thompson Lady Anne Baldwin longs to break free from her proper bonds. When she meets the mysterious Merrick, whose eyes glow like a wolf’s, she may have found more than she bargained for.