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Face of Danger (The Guardian Angelinos #3)

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Private investigator Vivi Angelino loves living life on the edge, but stepping into the shoes of a movie starlet to bait a serial killer isn't just a thrill . . . it's a ticket to the big time for her fledgling security firm. That is, as long as a certain risk-averse FBI agent stays out of her way-and out of her fantasies.
Assistant Special Agent in Charge Colton Lang isn'
Kindle Edition, 379 pages
Published (first published March 11th 2011)
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Apr 23, 2011 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of romantic suspense
My favorite of the series! I absolutely loved everything about this book--the characters, the plot, the romance, the suspense, the who-done-it, the action...all of it worked for me, and as an added bonus, it even made me cry.

Face Of Danger is the third book (you must read these in order) in Roxanne St. Claire's Guardian Angelinos series, and it was a real pleasure to read. We first meet the heroine, 32 year-old tomboy skateboarder, Vivi Angelino of the Boston area in book #1 (Edge of Sight), whe
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I'm surprised by how much I love this book. The first book of this series, Edge of Sight, was pretty much an Epic Fail. The second book of the series, Shiver of Fear, was a Mild Epic Fail, due in large part to Devyn's ridiculousness. So, the whole time I was reading Face of Danger, I really was surprised by how much I was actually enjoying it, and that it ended up being an Epic Success for me by the end. I was actually really intrigued by the whole concep
May 04, 2011 Saly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Face of Danger was fabulous and it has to be one of the best books of 2011 for me. Move over Bullet Catchers, this is my new favorite by Roxanne St Claire.

Vivi Angelino the heroine is the one who came up withe the idea of the Guardian Angelinos and her family thought she was crazy. Vivi is a former reporter, newly licensed PI and she is determined to put her company on the map, no matter what it takes.
Colton Lang is a by the book FBI Agent who Vivi loves to call a nerd and he is the complete op
Apr 13, 2011 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Face of Danger is book 3 in one of my current, favorite, must read series, The Guardian Angelinos. These are absolutely standalone books, but I enjoy the layers you get when reading a series starting at the beginning. We first meet Vivi Angelino in book 1 as a feisty reporter who’s trying to talk her brother, Zach, into starting a family owned security firm. After much convincing, the firm is started up and The Guardian Angelinos are born.
Manda Collins
May 04, 2011 Manda Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Mariah Stewart, Cynthia Eden, Karen Rose
This book was so good I don't even know where to begin. I have to admit, I was not Vivi's biggest fan before I started this one. It's not that I disliked her, but her feisty nature and tomboyishness were problematic for me. But once I started the book and got inside her POV all my hesitations were washed away. I've always been a sucker for a straight-laced hero paired with a troublesome heroine, and from the first Colton Lang pushed all my hero buttons. The story itself is intriguing, involving ...more
Much better than the previous book, as this one managed to have both a solid investigation with several layers of mysteries to unwrap and discover, as well as an undeniable attraction between the leads, both physical and emotional.
The heroine Vivi, playing the body double to protect an Oscar-winning actress from being victim to a potential serial killer, provided the background for several interesting topics: a complete sexy makeover and transformation for someone who protected herself so skilfu
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Aug 05, 2015 Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: Won from Forever Romance

I’ve had this book sitting on my bookshelf for years it seems and for whatever reason, I didn’t read it until now. While I hoped to try and read the books in order, I just decided that I would try this one first and see how I liked St. Claire’s suspense style. Before this, I only read her Barefoot Bay series so I was curious to see how she started out.

FACE OF DANGER works as a standalone although I think it would’ve been nice to get to know the rest of Vivi’s family since the whole series is a
Apr 24, 2011 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading this book. I wanted to wait for it to be on Kindle, but yesterday I was at a neighborhood bookstore and the owner was putting it out, so I grabbed one. I'm so glad I did, just because this one needs a place on the keeper shelf.

This book had absolutely everything I want in a romantic suspense. The main characters were wonderful, funny and real. The story line was "big" like a movie (in fact, it would make a wonderful movie) with action and plot twists and surprises. And th
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Favorite Quote: “No, I’m not really big on the whole screw and shoo gig. But thanks for the offer. “

Vivi Angelino owns and operate the private security firm-Guardian Angelino with her brother Zach and extended family. Vivi wants to take the company to a higher level, but in order to do that she needs a huge case to put her on the map. When she hears of the Red Carpet murders, Vivi sees her chance to make the company shine. A natural ri
I have read some books by Roxanne St. Claire from her Bullet Catcher series and rather enjoyed them. This was my fist book in The Guardian Angelinos series and it was also quite good.

I definitely liked the characters and the fact that it was an opposite attraction. Colton and Vivi are so different that it was nice to read about the feelings between them.

Although, the best part of the story was the suspense. Though the idea of Vivi making as a double for Cara seemed a bit unreal and strange to me
This author is wonderfully creative! I love this series. This was fast paced and action packed. I had no idea that Vivi (from the previous books) was so darn cute. I had to say that sense that is what Colton always says. lol There things about her that I didn't know and at first made me think I missed something. But then it all came out and yeah no one knew. The plot was great lots of twists and turns totally Roxanne St.Claire style. Colton Lang was just wonderful and yummy with issues of his ow ...more
Apr 15, 2011 Christie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Vivi Angelino is on a mission to get the name of her new company known. She decides to approach famous actress, Cara Ferrari, about working as a body double in order to protect her from a possible serial killer. When Cara agrees, Vivi finds herself disguised as Cara and under the protection of Special Agent Colt Lang. They’ve worked together before and she knows hiding her identity will be even harder than hiding how bad she has the hots for him. Colton has always thought Vivi was cute, but won’ ...more
Apr 17, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love how the characters in this book Colton (Lang) and Vivi are brought to life. You get to see them in the other books but here they get to shine on their own. It's their story. You get a smidgen of Gabe in there and Chessie she's a little stingy of the giving the rest of the family a spot in this book lol. I do love my glimpse's of past and future characters and there is a surprise appearance by a bullet catcher at the end that i loved. Colton and Vivi both have some tough personal hurdles to ...more

Auntee had already posted a great review of this 3rd installment so I'll just say that I agree with her twice over. After the disappointing Shiver of Fear, Face of Danger was refreshingly, and thankfully, satisfying on every level.

The sexual chemistry between Vivi and Lang had already been primed and prepared from the previous book from which we know Vivi's vivacious personality versus Special Assistant Agent-in-Charge Lang's (or is that Asst Special Agent
Oct 07, 2011 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of romantic suspense

Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance

By far the best of The Guardian Angelinos series. After SHIVER OF FEAR, Shiver of Fear (The Guardian Angelinos, #2) by Roxanne St. Claire
I was a bit leery of picking up and continuing with the series, but I did want to read Vivi and Lang's story. WOW - What a ride! Ms. St. Claire did not disappoint.

These two, Vivi and Lang, would be voted the least likely to succeed: Opposites attract. Vivi has kept a dark secret from her family for many years and it has affected her relationships with men. Slim to none would be the ca
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I really liked Vivi, she's strong even if she may seem a little too risk-taking. I liked how the attraction she feels for the hero makes her overcome her trauma. I liked Lang, he's strong, resolute, quite stubborn, and it was delightful to see him struggle between reason and feelings. The plot is interesting, but I found the final culprit was dealt with a little too quickly.
** 4.5 Stars **

First read by this author & LOVED it !!! What a fantastic story filled with little added twists and turns that kept me stumped right until the big reveal. The pacing, the storyline and the back-and-forth banter just worked perfectly IMHO. Loved the main characters - brass, sassy, tomboy skateboarder Vivi ; and follow-the-rules, by-the-book, cautious ASAC [Asst Special Agent in Charge] Colt - she's scarred by an incident from 16 yrs earlier and he's never gotten over the on-dut
Dorothea Müller
Privatermittlerin Vivi Angelino soll eine Schauspielerin bei einer Oscar-Verleihung doubeln, nachdem auf die vorangegangenen Gewinner eine Reihe von Anschlägen verübt wurden. Doch die Schauspieler war nicht ganz ehrlich zu Vivi. Deshalb ist nicht nur die Oscar-Mörder hinter ihr her. Gemeinsam mit dem attraktiven FBI-Agenten Colton Lang versucht Vivi herauszufinden, wer hinter den Attentaten steckt. Die Anziehungskraft zwischen Vivi und Colton wird dadurch auch immer stärker.

Endlich die Geschicht
Apr 11, 2011 Anita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Gabe! Please let his book be next. Im glad Vivi and Lang finally got their story. We learned a little back ground on both if them and why what's happened to them in the past has shapped them today and how they approach relationships. Uncle Nino is a favorite and makes an appearance as do other family members. Hope Roxanne St Claire writes some more of the Guardian Angelinos!
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Vivi Angelino may look like a Sk8ter girl but sometimes looks can be deceiving and sometimes they can land you the gig of a lifetime. Vivi’s the brains behind the Guardian Angelinos Protection and Security business she runs with her extended family and she‘s very proud of the company she‘s built from the ground up. She wants nothing more then for the Guardian Angelinos to be the best in the business evah! And she's willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.

This is the 3rd book in R
May 08, 2011 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-suspense

REVIEW: 5 out of 5 stars

Face of Danger is definitely my favorite in the Guardian Angelino series; I have been eagerly awaiting Vivi's story along with the delectable Special Agent in Charge Colton Lang and I loved absolutely everything about it.

Vivi is a 31 year old skate-board loving tomboy and former Investigative Reporter who along with her brother Zach and her Rossi cousins run the Guardian Angelinos agency, she wants nothing more than to see the Guardi
Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
I’m going to apologize in advance for all the gushing that is about to happen. Face of Danger is beyond fantastic! I knew I’d love Vivi. She has a great personality and she’s the creator and the brains behind The Guardian Angelinos. Her personality shined in the first two books and knew that it would continue to shine in this one. FBI Agent Colton Lang and Vivi bumped heads from day one. He’s a strictly by the book kind of guy and Vivi likes to break all the rules. When they are forced to work o ...more
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Apr 25, 2011 Rva Booklover rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 09, 2011 Alyssa *Tyrahnny* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Oh-my-God !

This one deserve a ten ! Definitely the best !

I could sell my soul in exchange for a kiss by Colton Lang.
Hell, just for a look from him. If you read my previous
reviews of the Guardian Angelinos, you already knew I'm
a little bit obssess with Special Agent in Charge Colton
Lang (try a little bit too much obssess). Okay, I'll try
to make coherent sentence an act like a 24 years old instead
of a 13 yrs old who's watching a Robert Pattison's movie. :p

I couldn't wait to read Face of Danger bu
Vanessa theJeepDiva
As with any suspense novel I expect there to be a crime that I get to make guesses about the who done it while I’m reading. St. Claire has really made me feel differently about suspense novels. Face of Danger was complex with numerous twists and turns, it kept me guessing right up to the end. As soon as I would figure out who I thought the criminal was there would be a twist and I would begin to believe that person could possibly be a victim. Vivi steps into Cara’s life to try to prevent a seria ...more
May 26, 2011 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since this series has started I have been waiting for this book. Vivi is a such a fun and larger than life character. I loved how she bullies her family, how she single handedly got them all to buy into her vision, The Guardian Angelinos. Being able to see the whole family work together is the biggest appeal of these books. They all are so different, but have such a fierce love for each other you can't help but to love them. Especially the odd ball aspects, Uncle Nino, everyone should have someo ...more
Mary Gramlich
Apr 28, 2011 Mary Gramlich rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FACE OF DANGER written by Roxanne St. Claire
Guardian Angelinos Series #3
05/11 - Grand Central Publishing - Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages

What does it take you to forget past pain and let love take control?

Viviana Angelino took her family’s love and turned it into a family owned private security business that is just starting to see growth and expand into other areas with every new family member that comes onboard. Vivi loves what she and her family of misfits do but one small factor of followi
Jun 06, 2011 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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St. Claire has struck again with another phenomenal book in the Guardian Angelino’s series. This is book three, which focuses on one of the main founders of the ever-growing agency, Vivi Angelino, and her desire to once again push her company’s name into the spotlight by inserting herself in yet another dangerous investigation. This time, however, things are a little different as Vivi herself is the one to serve as a double for an actress whose name could
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“I won’t ridicule you.” He walked up to the window. “Want a Coke?’
“Cherry slurpe.”
He rolled his eyes. “And you make fun of me.”
“See? Ridicule because I want a slurpy.”
“Vivi, you’re thrity-one years old.”
“Right. So make it a vodka slurpy and meet me at that table.”
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