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When Danger Calls (Blackthorne, Inc. #1)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  296 ratings  ·  31 reviews
If someone asks single mother Frankie Castor to clear a room, she'll smile and find a vacuum cleaner. Ryan Harper uses a gun. Can they work together when their lives depend on it?

Frankie’s returned to her childhood home in Montana to help care for her mother. Her biggest worries are balancing the budget and the upkeep of an aging home. When she offers a man a ride home fro
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Published October 22nd 2010 by Terry Odell (first published December 1st 2008)
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Frankie’s trying to hold it together, caring for her delightful daughter, watching over her mother’s romance, and struggling to keep her jobs well separated, because who wants a school-teacher to work at a bar. But the bar is where Frankie meets Ryan, and fate seems determined to throw them together until romance starts to bloom.

Of course, this is an uneasy romance. Frankie’s babbling meets Ryan’s taciturn stillness. Frankie’s ordinary world meets danger and terror. And Frankie’s delightful daug
The first book in the Blackthorne, Inc. series by Terry Odell. Ryan Harper is back home in Montana after quitting his job at Blackthorne, Inc. His last op didn't end well and he believes there is a leak there. He meets Gladys (aka Frankie) at a bar and he is attracted but he can't let himself get distracted from his personal mission. Frankie is a substitute teacher and works at the bar three nights a week as Gladys. When her mom ends up in the hospital after falling, Frankie runs into Ryan, or J ...more
When Danger Calls is an action packed adventure that lands Black Ops specialist, Ryan Harper in an unexpected mission that effects him in ways he never expected and leaves him forever changed.

When Ryan's assignment goes bad and he ends up injured his boss puts him on leave and suspects Ryan may have something to do with leaked information. Ryan heads to his hometown, angry, bitter and hellbent on clearing his name. What he doesn't expect is falling for Franking Castor, but that's exactly what ha
Jan 20, 2014 Pattianne marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
WHEN DANGER CALLS - (Ryan and Frankie)

If someone asks single mother Frankie Castor to clear a room, she'll smile and find a vacuum cleaner. Ryan Harper uses a gun. Can they work together when their lives depend on it?

Frankie’s returned to her childhood home in Montana to help care for her mother. Her biggest worries are balancing the budget and the upkeep of an aging home. When she offers a man a ride home from the hospital, she never imagines she’ll end up having to choose between her daughter’
Jane Stewart
This was pretty good, an ok romantic suspense novel. I had two problems with methods used to create suspense.

Ryan is a former Navy SEAL who currently works for a covert ops group, protecting national security. Ryan goes to Panama to get a CD with information. He is attacked and barely escapes. He quits his job and stays with his dad for awhile on their ranch in Montana. Frankie is a single mom who quit her job and moved to Montana to stay with her mother Anna. Frankie works as a subs
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Lots of cliffhangers in this suspense.

Former Navy Seal Ryan Harper now works for a Blackthorne, Inc a covert ops group. When the last mission he was on goes bad and he almost dies he decides he needs a break and goes home to his father's ranch in Montana. But seems that last mission isnt quite over as the bad guys want something they think he has and will do whatever to get it back.

Frankie Castor left New York with her daughter to come to Montana to care for her mother. She works two jobs to tr
Diane  Holm
When high adventure reaches Frankie door, she not prepared…

Open the pages of When Danger Calls, and step into an action filled journey you can’t escape. Terry does an amazing job of story telling. Her characters are well rounded, emotional, and flawed in a captivating sort of way. Their unpredictability and change keeps you guessing what lies just ahead. There is never a dull moment and the tension builds from start to end. There is some open sexual descriptions, done in a gentle yet intimate ma
Marianne Søiland
In Norwegian only, sorry..

Dette var virkelig en vanskelig bok å evaluere! Terry Odell er flink til å skrive, det er det liten tvil om. Språket flyter veldig godt, og Odell holder meg engasjert gjennom hele historien. Likevel sitter jeg og kjeder meg, er dette litt for enkelt? Det skisserte plottet er interessant nok, hovedpersonene er troverdige og steder og landskap er beskrevet så detaljert at det sannsynligvis er kjent fysisk terreng forfatteren beveger seg i.

Jeg liker thriller/action sjanger
J.R. Tompkins
I picked this up as a free download on Digital Book Day. I was looking for something different, and I was very pleased to find When Danger Calls by Terry Odell.

When agent Ryan Harper goes home to Broken Bow, Montana to heal and hide out after a series of missions gone wrong, he crosses paths with Frankie Castor, an aspiring photographer with down-to-earth job and family responsibilities.

Occasionally, I did get lost in the descriptions of where we were going, particularly when things were moving
Kelly Willcoxbrackeen
Action adventure

This is a well written adventure story, first in a series. The characters are interesting, the plot is good enough to keep the pages turning quickly. A little too much sex for my taste, hence the loss of one star. Unnecessary and not really relevant to the story. But it's a good book nonetheless.
Chris Murray
A Great Read

A Great Read

I picked this up on a blog recommendation on sale. I was very pleased how this story unfolded with all the twist, turns and suspense. WITH few sexy love scenes. This is a wonderful romance
Lexie Miller
Excellent read following Ryan and Frankie as they discover each piece of the puzzle who is behind it all and willing to kill to keep their secrets safe. Lots of action, suspense and drama make this book hard to put down. Excellent read!!
7/14/14 - Digital Book Day Free Download -
Nice, light read. Good storyline, good characters. I enjoyed it.
Plenty of action, likable characters, a good read. 4.3 stars.
Excellent. Romance, mystery and funny. Has all the good stuff for a good read.
Really, 2.5 stars.

This was one of those books that I am in the middle on. I liked it, but wasn't something that I could not put down. I wanted to find out what happens, but didn't need to know right away.

I also don't feel like it tied up everything, and I don't see a sequel on the horizon. I know she wrote another Blackthorne novel, but it is with Dalton. Confused.
Paula Legate
I loved this book! Frankie captured my heart early on in this book. She worked 3 jobs, Working hard to give her daughter a better life. Ryan is a great hero. Hard on the outside, but Frankie found his softer side. I would recommend this book to all of you that likes action, with a dash of romance.
Hope Frost
This was my first time with this author, and it will not be my last. I loved the characters and plot twists. The secondary characters were awesome and made the story even more believable. I can't wait to start the second in this series.
Terry sure knows how to write novels that grab you from page one and When Danger Calls is no exception. With a riveting plot and fantastic chemistry between Frankie and Ryan which makes this a definite must read!!!!!!!!!
Overall, I enjoyed this book. I still don't see the point in her mother/Bob/Brenda side plot. I kept waiting for it to have some sort of meaning, but it never did. I will def read another book by this author though.
Angie Tharp zindars
This is a great series if you like suspense with a little romance. Lots of action. I will say that they are a little long but still enjoyable.
Jeanie Jackson
Good adventure romance story. I really enjoyed the characters and will catch up on the series as soon as I can.
Greta Branas
really good book I could not put down!! The characters are awesome cannot wait to read the whole series!
A page-turner with a how-will-they-get-out-of-this-mess ending.
Great adventure story. Really liked it and would read it again!
Aaron Seufert
Was a fun suspenseful page turner.
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Terry Odell was born in Los Angeles and after living several decades in Florida now makes her home in Colorado. An avid reader (her parents tell everyone they had to move from their first home because she finished the local library), she always wanted to "fix" stories so the characters did what she wanted, in books, television, and the movies. Once she began writing, she found this wasn't always p ...more
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