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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Review: Dangerous Dozen Romantic Suspense Boxed Set - 3 Wine Glasses

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Title: Dangerous Dozen Romantic Suspense Boxed Set
Authors: Charity Pineiro, Tina Wainscott, Maureen Child, Paige Tyler, Tawny Weber, Nina Bruhns, Virna DePaul, Karen Fenech, Kristin Miller, Gennita Low, Joyce Lamb, Maureen A. Miller
Format: Kindle Edition, 3300 pages
Published: April 6th 2014 by Dangerous Dozen Romance Writers, LLC
Original title: Dangerous Dozen: 12 Sexy Heroes To Die For Romantic Suspense Boxed Set
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Publicist
Reviewer: Fiona
Rating: 3.5

The Dangerous Dozen--heroes who make danger sexy... These alpha male heroes know how to protect their women--and how to love them. This romantic suspense boxed set stars TWELVE smoking hot heroes in TWELVE full-length novels by TWELVE bestselling authors. 


To Catch Her Man by Charity Pineiro, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Investigative reporter Sylvia Amenabar must decide between friendship, love and discovering the truth behind a cop's murder... Undercover detective Carlos Ramirez nearly lost his life protecting Sylvia, but he knows it'll be a fight to reach her heart. . . Can they learn to trust one another and find out the truth about a failed assignment that nearly killed Carlos? Or will the secrets of the past and family issues cost them the things they hold most dear. 


I'll Be Watching You by Tina Wainscott, New York Times Bestselling Author. Kim left her Everglades town under a cloud of scandal. Her grandmother's murder brings her back to reclaim her home and unearth the truth...while a killer watches her every move.


Bedeviled by Maureen Child, USA Today Bestselling Author. A *faerie* funny paranormal. 


Protective Custody by Paige Tyler, USA Today Bestselling Author. Someone is stalking reporter Paisley McCoy, and police detective Gray Beckham is the only man who can protect her. While the chemistry between them is undeniable, there's no way he's going near the captain's daughter, and she had a hard and fast rule that says she doesn't date cops. Can they both survive the stalker who's coming after them long enough to realize how good they are together? 


There's A New Witch in Town by Tawny Weber, USA Today Bestselling Author. Her magic, his town, their love... is it enough? Or will a witch just regaining her powers have to choose between saving a cursed town, or giving up everything she's come to care about? 


In His Control by Nina Bruhns, International Bestselling Author. A rogue detective will do anything to catch the sexy international thief he's fixated upon. When their titillating game of cat and mouse grows shockingly intimate, he must make the impossible choice between honor and duty...and the notorious woman he has unwittingly come to love. 


Chosen By Sin by Virna DePaul, International Bestselling Author. A wounded alpha werebeast bent on revenge... A female vampire trying to save her adoptive dragon-shifter family... Can they stop a group of rebel shape-shifters from unleashing every demon in hell? Only if they relinquish their secrets, face their fears, and open themselves to love. 


Imposter: The Protectors Series -- Book One by Karen Fenech, International Bestselling author. Chemist Dr. Eve Collins, wrongly accused by the CIA of developing a chemical weapon, learns someone has set her up as a scapegoat. That "someone" wants her dead. To save her life, she must join forces with CIA Operative John Burke--the man who doesn't believe her claim of innocence and the man she's falling in love with. 


Dark Tide Rising by Kristin Miller, National Bestselling Author. Police Sergeant Mark Thurgood is all work and no play, but he's harboring secrets that tie him to the vengeful sea. Free-spirited Emily McAllister is haunted by premonitions, and the latest shows her death in a dark coastal cave. Can they put their desires aside to focus on the task at hand and find the killer before he finds her? 


Big Bad Wolf by Gennita Low. On the run from shadowy enemies, a secret agent finds sunlight and love while working undercover for a female roofer. 


Found Wanting by Joyce Lamb. She's been on the run for 14 years. He's been sent to bring her home, dead or alive. A boy's life depends on what happens next. Can they overcome betrayal, lies and violence to find what they've always wanted? 


High Tide by Maureen A. Miller. A couple locked in a struggle to protect the coast...and their lives.

Thoughts:
I'll be watching you by: Tina Wainscott
4 wine glasses
Kim Lyons hadn't been home to Cypress in years. When her grandma Elva dies she gets Elva's house, land and bar. Going back means going home to a town that doesn't want her and facing the MacGregor family. When she arrives in Cypress she is faced with the hatred she expected. Only she didn't expect Zell MacGregor to be her allie.

I really enjoyed this story. It has suspence, and for a change I didn't know how it was going to end.


Bedeviled by: Maureen Child
This story started good. As in the first chapter. Maggie was whiny. She drove me nuts. Culhane was all about I can't have her, but I'm going to use her for what I need. I found myself getting distracted and skimming while reading this book.


Protective Custody by: Paige Tyler
3.5 wine glasses
Paisley McCoy is the daughter of a cop. Which is a good thing when she finds herself victim of a stalker. Her father assigns Gray Beckham to protect her. They have an instant connection.

This was a quick read. I enjoyed the story. It was a little predictable, but still a good read.


There's a new witch in town by: Tawny Weber
2 wine glasses
Miki is a witch. She gave up her powers when she married Perry, instead of telling him about them. When her marriage crumbles she gets her powers back. To get away from her ex and to try to get control of her powers she moves to the house she didn't know they had. Gideon Ross was immediately attracted to Miki, but was only looking for something brief.

This book followed every other witch book. A good witch must defeat a bad witch in order to save something. In this case it was the town. It was very predictable, and Miki drove me nuts with her lack of confidence in herself.


In his control by: Nina Bruhns
2 wine glasses
Ciara is a thief. She does it with good intentions. She has a group of orphans that she takes care of and makes sure will have a good life. Jean-Marc is the police detective that is after the now famous theif. 

This book has its moments that were good. But manly it just was a lot of Ciara trying to hide and Jean-Marc waiting and watching. I ended up skimming just to get threw all of the waiting and watching.


Chosen by Sin by: Virna DePaul
3 wine glasses
Dex Hunt is a half breed werewolf. Jesmina Martin is a vampire. Dex wants to get revenge on the grandfather who cast him out of his pack as a child. Jesmina wants to find a way to prolong life, give immorality, to save the man who saved her life as a child. To bad from them that it happens to be the same man.

I enjoyed the book. There wasn't anything extra special about it for me. There were parts that dragged, but overall a good read.


To catch her man by: Charity Pineiro
3 wine glass
Carlos is a cop. He saved Sylvia's life by taking a bullet. Sylvia is a journalist. Sylvia also has huge daddy issues. Which causes her to believe all men are horrible. Don't get me wrong she wants Carlos as much as her wants her. But he wants a relationship. Sylvia starts to investigate an old case of Carlos's when someone follows her and then goes to her job claiming that he isn't a hero, but a killer. She uses this as her reason to push Carlos away. Needing to get to the bottom of the story.

This was a good story. I wish Sylvia wasn't so whiny about men, I mean I get it she has abandonment issues. If that wasn't played up so much I would have enjoyed the story more.


Imposter by: Karen Fenech
3.5 wine glasses
Eve is a chemist who makes perfume. Her partner Richard unexpectedly dies while they are being followed in the car.  As it turns out its the FBI. Agent Burke steps in to get the buyer for the formula that Richard made. A chemical weapon. Burke is convinced that Eve is his accomplice, and treats her as such. Eve who used to be a cop, is determined to try to clear her name.

I enjoyed this story. It had twists and turns that left you wondering. The only thing that bothered me was how long it took Burke to open his eyes and see that his believing Eve could have been apart of the chemical weapon was ridiculous.


Dark tide Rising by: Kristen Miller
4 wine glasses
Emily dreams of her best friend's death. As it turns out, it wasn't a dream but a vision. She goes to the police to try to get them to look into it even though they declared it an accidental drowning. Mark isn't believing what Emily is saying about the death, she had no proof. He does decides to flow her and ends up helping Emily.

This story leaves you wondering who done it, til the end. It flows good, and kept my attention.


Big bad wolf by: Gennita Low
4 wine glasses
Jaymee runs her Dad's roofing company. When Nick shows up she knows he isn't what he says he is, a construction worker. Nick needs to lay low until it's safe to they to find out who blew up his boat and tried to kill him. The agency thinks he is dead and he plans to keep that way for the moment. He just needs to make some under the table money, which means manual labor. He did not expect to find Jaymee. But there is no denying his attraction to her. And he won't let her deny her attraction to him. Jaymee hadn't let anyone close in 8 years. She knows Nick is hiding something, but she is more concerned about not getting eaten up by the big bad wolf.

I really liked this story. More than I thought I was going to. I felt connected to the characters. I enjoyed the honesty between them, even if Nick didn't tell her everything he never lied about how he felt or what he wanted.


Found wanting by: Joyce Lamb
3 wine glasses
Alaina has been on the run from her family, her past for 14 years. Mitch was hired to find her. When he finds her, he waits to tell his employer, because what he sees doesn't fit what he was told about her. But the fact was she stole her son from his father and it was his job to find her. Alaina has been different places, different names, but she finally felt that they were safe from the man who raped her, and then turned her family against her and took her son. She couldn't allow her son to be raised by that monster.

I really liked Alaina's character. She's a fighter, determined to do whatever for her son. I would've rated higher, but the fact that Mitch, a private detective, took forever to see that what he was told about her didn't match with what he had seen. He was a little slow and I felt like he should've made that connection sooner.


High Tide by: Maureen Miller
4 wine glasses
Briana is the lead contractor for a new development on the coast of Oahu. Nick is a US geological survey expert. He thinks that all the strange things happening of the coast has to do with Briana's development. Briana isn't going to let some guy, even if he is hot, come around and stop her work. Together they decide to see what really is going on of the coast.

This story was fast paced, flowed well. There was romance and suspence. Plenty of details but not to the point of overwhelming. 

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