e-ARC Review: DANGEROUS by Patricia Rosemoor (DNF)

dangerousTitle: Dangerous
Author: Patricia Rosemoor
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: January 6, 2015 (from Loveswept)
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | Kobo

Fans of Linda Howard will love Dangerous, the story of a driven female cop who teams up with an irresistible ex-con to bring a killer to justice—and discovers that breaking the rules is hotter on the wrong side of the law.

Chicago homicide detective Camille Martell will stop at nothing to track down “Angel,” a sexual predator who has already butchered two young victims—even after her off-the-books investigation leads to her suspension. But when her relentless attempts to contact Angel online puts her teenage neighbor in mortal danger, Camille’s worst fears are realized. Panicked and overwhelmed with guilt, Camille needs help—even if it comes from the one man she swore she’d do anything to forget.

After serving time for a trumped-up charge, private investigator Drago Nance doesn’t trust cops. Nothing will change that, not even the steamy weekend with Camille that burned itself into his memory. But with an innocent girl’s life at stake, Drago can’t ignore the need in Camille’s eyes, or the heated promise in her touch. He agrees to help—if she’s willing to play by his rules. He just never suspected that seducing his partner could be just as thrilling as chasing a madman.

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My review 3

Why did I want to read this book?

Call me a bit vain (lol) but I initially wanted to read this book because the main character’s name is the same as mine, and I never encounter books that have characters with my name. And then there’s the very interesting set-up that promises lots of fast-paced action, crime mystery, and of course romance.

 

Why I DNF this book?

I tried. I really tried. I even re-read some of the earlier parts thinking maybe my mind was skipping through so much of what the story was trying to tell. But unfortunately, my love affair with the book ended at 41%.

I felt zero connection with the characters and this I would point to the lack of background or in-depth monologue or dialogue of the characters. We get a dual POV but Camille and Drago remained unknown to me even while they’re thinking their thoughts and all that. The flow of the story was also a little erratic that it was difficult for me to be emotionally invested in what happens next, both to the story and to the characters.

 

My over-all take on it?

I felt like there was very good potential for the story. The set-up is obviously intriguing and it really makes you want to read the story. It might be just me when it comes to the story not working for me. But there’s still that chance that some of you might enjoy this one.

 

DisclaimerI received an eARC of this book from the author/publisher in exchange  for an honest review. Yes, these are my honest and personal thoughts on this book.

 

About the author

With 95 novels and more than seven million books in print, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rosemoor is fascinated with “dangerous love” – combining romance with danger. She has written various forms of romantic and paranormal romantic thrillers, even romantic horror, bringing a different mix of thrills and chills to her stories.

Patricia has won a Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America and two Reviewers Choice and two Career Achievement Awards from RT BOOKreviews, and in her other life, she teaches Popular Fiction and Suspense-Thriller Writing, credit courses at Columbia College Chicago. Three of her Columbia grad students and two students from other venues are now published in novel-length fiction.

She is now writing romantic suspense for Ignite, an imprint of Entangled Publishing.

Connect with Patricia Rosemoor:

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4 thoughts on “e-ARC Review: DANGEROUS by Patricia Rosemoor (DNF)”

  1. Loved your thoughts on this one. Sometimes you just have a hard time with a story, and I find that happens to me at times, and it can be for a variety of reasons. But for me the key is the author’s ability to tell a story in a way that can draw the reader in.

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    1. I was looking forward to the set-up but then never really got invested in the characters. And yes, there are just those times when you have a hard time with a story.

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  2. Lack of connection with the main characters is bad, it happened to me very recently and spoiled the book 😦 I’m sorry you didn’t like it but hope the next one will be better !

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