Saturday, May 23, 2009
Dark and Dangerous by Jeanne Adams
Jeanne Adams website
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Pub. Date: June 2008
Sales Rank: 60,779
Series: Zebra Romantic Suspense Series.
Nowhere to hide....
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...
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I love that Dana is a strong heroine who take the risk of doing things just to protect her son. She was in control and kept herself from being scared for her son sake during their run/escape. They have planned and been in hiding for longest time, since her ex-husband wanted both Dana and her son Xavier back. But when an unexpected plan take a turn, Dana knew she must get their things together and prepare to run again. But before she did, she set up her booty trap and explosion before her escape - and that to me, was brave thing she have done. She was so used to only it be just her and Xavier. No one else. So she was taking care of not only herself but her son too in order to survive. I think she could have made it on her own, without Caine help. But if they work together as a team, than they could have got the job done much faster. And I think they did work well together.
Caine is a FBI undercover agent who assignment was to help lure Donovan out and put him away. He has been posing as Walker's henchman,just to get into Donovan's plan and pass the info to the cop. He know his job and is good to succeed in it. But when he discover the change of plan, he wonder if he be able to make it in times to get Dana and her son out of their hiding place and escape. But when he met Dana, he began to fall for her and knew he will go beyond anything to protect her (and her son) to safely. But Caine have always been able to separate his feeling without getting too close to the women he protecting. This time, it seem like he about to break the rules. And when he does, spark fly. The sexy, sensual intimacy between them was steamy hot!
I don't think there anything negative to say about Dana or Caine. Not even Xavier, who I thought was really smart and brave boy too. Even though he was afraid, he knew he need to do whatever it take to stay alive and get away from his father. And he does it, without whining about it. There are moments when you can feel that Xavier want a normal life (to finally be able to play and have fun like all kids do) and not be on the run all the time. There were a good moments when he and Dana have their talk about their situation and what danger they can get caught in. I thought that seeing Xavier and Caine together and having fun was sweet. You can tell that Xavier feel comfortable and safe around Caine, as if he was father he never have. The main characters were all strong and likable. They were drawn out and realistic. The story was action pack from the beginning to the end. And I love that! Very intense and emotional between mother and son. And the ending of the book..wow!
This is my first book by Jeanne Adams, and it won't be my last :) Pick it up, you be glad you did!
Grade: 4 1/2 stars