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Frisco's Kid (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #3)

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She couldn't mend his wounded body . . . but could she heal his heart? Being a navy SEAL is more than a career to Alan "Frisco" Francisco -- it is his whole identity. But now a bullet has threatened that existence. How can he function in combat when he can barely walk? Still, despite the doctor's warnings, Frisco is determined to achieve a full recovery.

But the unexpected

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Audiobook, Unabridged, Audible, USA Download, 9 pages
Published December 10th 2010 by Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd. (first published January 1997)
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Buggy
Opening Line: "Frisco's knee was on fire"

Suzanne Brockmann’s Tall, Dark and dangerous series is in the process of being re-released as 2-for-1’s with fancy new (and quite sexy) covers. And I have to tell you I am now all about the SEALs and can’t put this series down. These well written quickie romances are each just different enough that they all feel fresh and unique while still connected as a whole, with delicious alpha male heroes and just the right amount of suspense action and melodrama to
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Lady Heather
Jan 03, 2014 Lady Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: contemporary romance with a dash of SEAL, and a pinch of kickass, sassy female lead
How does an injured SEAL finally accept and he'll never be on the active duty list again? With the help of his five year old niece and his patient next door neighbor who offer their unconditional love that's how.

I loved this story. Alan and Mia are wonderful together, and Tasha's innocence and trust is just so endearing.
When Alan finally has his 'crisis of believe' it's both heartbreaking and (a little later on) inspiring.
An excellent addition to the "Tall, Dark, and Dangerous" series.
Auntee
Feb 07, 2008 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of romance featuring military heroes
This is the third or fourth time I've read this one...and I enjoy it every time. But boy did the disabled SEAL Frisco have a huge chip on his sculpted shoulders. Never have I read a book where the hero's identity and feelings of self-worth were so closely tied to his career. Thank god he had the lovely high school teacher, Mia, to show him the way to happiness. Loved their steamy relationship. It was intensely hot without being graphic. I also loved Frisco's relationship with his adorable 5 year ...more
♡Karlyn P♡
An oldie but a goodie! Great story about a former SEAL dealing with a life changing knee injury, and a kind-hearted neighbor lady who helps him become whole again. Add in a cute 5 year old girl, a likable and smart mouthed teen, plus a bad guy and a few SEALs buddies and you have a great Brockmann romance story with lots of sizzle. It was a quick read (240 pages), but it packed a lot of heat and heart. I can see why Frisco is considered one of Brockmann's favorite heros.
Yz the Whyz
I can't believe I actually cried reading this book. Brockmann writes flawed heroes so well, flawed and hurting in a very realistic, heart-tugging way.

Frisco's journey to acceptance of his career-changing injury and learning that sometimes the toughest thing one can do is to decide to live sucked me in from the beginning. He is drawn so realistically that I can actually feel his pain. He has a great heroine that is just the right touch of softness and sternness. Threw in a bad guy, some Navy Seal
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Ruth
This is my favorite of the series so far. It takes the wounded hero theme, and gives it the treatment it deserves. The hero's pain, shame and feelings of worthlessness are so well described, but in a way that doesn't make him seem less attractive or less of a hero, no matter how he sees himself. The heroine is also great - it's nice to have a heroine who has real insights into people, and is just a genuinely nice person. The attraction between them sizzles, but in a beautifully accessible and "n ...more
Jazzypom
Aug 05, 2008 Jazzypom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women who like men in uniform.
If I ever wanted to be a writer when I grow up, I'd look to Suzanne Brockmann for tips. I'd sit down and read her books, chart graphs of her story arcs and note how she keeps the reader involved. I'd want to copy her characterisations, where every single character, no matter how marginal is important. I'd need to try and get the rapport between men of a certain age (mid thirties), of a certain mindset (Navy, US Seals), with a major dollop of pop culture references both past and present that prev ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Great book to read on a long haul plane flight! Damaged SEAL brought back to life by the love of a plucky school teacher and an adorable niece. Vintage Suzanne Brockmann.
Brenda (b)
I found this story interesting. What happens to a SEAL when he can't be a SEAL anymore? Frisco's struggle with this was touching. Tasha was adorable.
Yona
Sep 11, 2013 Yona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick and easy romance read with a happy ending.
Jeri
Aug 27, 2010 Jeri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suzanne Brockmann has written another winner here; who wouldn't fall in love with Frisco; she gives you the one-two punch with this description:

"It had nothing to do with his craggy-featured, handsome face and enticingly hard-muscled body. Well, yes, okay, so she wasn't being completely honest with herself. It had at least a little to do with that. It was true -- the fact that the man looked as if he should have his own three-month segment in a hunk-of-the-month calendar was not something she'd
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Anita
This series just keeps getting better and better. Frisco's Kid is a wonderful romance, with an edge. Some real, still very timely issues, are spotlighted. Wounded warriors, their very real personal battles and alcohol dependency affect on families are two of the major ones.

Frisco nearly lost his life 5 years ago saving a worthless prince who was in Bagdad when the USA invaded. Frisco was left with a shattered right knee and having to face the rest of his life without the one thing he loved most
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Kirstin
May 12, 2015 Kirstin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The summary of this book was something I'd usually jump on. So immediately I hurried to read it. The covers great and so is the summary, if a little misleading.

We're introduced to Alan Francisco first. He's a gruff, scarred Navy seal. I enjoyed his character throughout the book. The author managed to give him real qualities instead of Mr. Perfect. From his drinking habits to his serious injuries, we witness a truly damaged character. There was a lot of room for potential but I was let down the
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LaFleurBleue
Reading this book again brought me back the same good feelings from last time. I can be a sucker for fallen hero's redemption story and this one is a good one. The hero was introduced in the first chapter of the first book when he got injured during a rescue. Then he spent the next 5 years in rehab, surgery, therapy, completely deluding himself into thinking that he would come back to his former SEAL team. His delusion and brief struggle with alcoholism, combined with a deep anger and widely spr ...more
Sue
Aug 04, 2012 Sue rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating 3.25, narration 4.

Disappointed, now this could have been more to do with the switch from the action filled Do or Die that I just finished. This series, doesn't have as much action and I find with SB's works that I think she does a great job with adding action and complexity to her novels.

As for the story, it centered around a former SEAL unable to accept his fate until fate threw him a curve ball (his niece) and a neighbor who has a giving heart. I just never felt the pain of his loss, mo
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Mrs. Badass
Mar 22, 2010 Mrs. Badass rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Fast read, in depth characters and real life issues and people. Alan 'Frisco" Francisco is a Navy SEAL whose knee was busted up during an OP 5 years ago, and has been desperately trying to reclaim his active status, despite not being able to walk without a cane, or without tremendous pain. It was a self-discovery novel about pain, loss, perseverance and finding happiness where you don't think there is any. I liked the Heroine Mia, as well. I loved Natasha, Alan's five year old niece. She was ado ...more
Lillie
Feb 18, 2016 Lillie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-heroine
DNF

Idk maybe I'm in a bad mood or maybe this book PUT me in a bad mood but whatever the reason, I couldn't finish this book and my review will suffer greatly because of it.

The heroine was shit. Right off the bat I strongly disliked her. The more the story progressed the more I disliked her until I just couldn't stand her. She was constantly jumping to the worst conclusions, thinking the absolute worse about Frisco, and was judgmental, nosy, and bitchy. And her reason? Cause Frisco was a soldier
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♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥
Overall Rating: 4.55
Action: 2.7 / Emotion: 4.1 / Romance: 4.6 / Sensuous: 1.8 / Suspense: 2.9 // Laughter: 2 / Giggles: 2 // Tears: 6 / Teary: 0

Frisco's Kid: 4.55:
Since Suzanne Brockmann is a favorite author, it was not surprising to find this book a one-sitting, enjoyable, enthralling, entertaining re-read. Because this is a Harlequin "series" book, it lacked the depth and development of a main stream novel.

Hero: 4.5:
Alan "Frisco" Francisco: a wonderfully realistic hero. Brockmann peeled back t
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Cruth
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
First published: 1996
Length: ~250 pages
Setting: Contemporary. San Felipe, California
Sex: Varies from explicit to door half-closed. Reasonably frequent.
Hero: Injured SEAL.
Heroine: High School Teacher.
Triggers: Drug and alcohol abuse with a child in the mix.

Alan Francisco has been severely injured in a SEAL action resulting in constant pain in his knee and no chance of ever being a SEAL on active duty again. He hates this. He sees his life as over.

There is no magic vagina
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Brina
Sep 14, 2012 Brina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nachdem ich Band 1 und 2 der "Operation Heartbreaker"-Reihe überraschend schnell gelesen habe, musste der dritte Band relativ zeitnah folgen. Am Anfang habe ich Suzanne Brockmann überhaupt nicht zugetraut, dass sie mich so in den Bann ziehen könnte, nun ist es doch geschehen.

Der dritte Band "Für einen Kuss von Frisco" ist für mich bislang der beste Teil, was vor allem an der Steigerung beim Schreibstil und den Charakteren liegt. Die Geschichte liest sich flüssig und zu Teil auch spannend und die
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Marielle
Dec 07, 2014 Marielle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-e-book
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Lori McD
4+ stars

While there are still some sappy undertones in this story that belong stuck in the 1990s... and while Frisco's self-pity is almost more than I can bear... this was a really wonderful story - one that touched my heart.

Frisco, as we've learned from the other 2 books in the series, is the SEAL who got shot up when they were extracting from a mission; that translated into his knee being so badly damaged, that he just can't return to active SEAL duty, regardless of his will or how determined
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Uthie
Jul 18, 2012 Uthie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alan "Frisco" Fransisco terluka dalam operasi penyelamatan Pangeran Tedric di Irak. Sejak saat itu ia cacat dan tidak dapat aktif kembali di Navy SEALs. Dalam keadaan sulit seperti itu Frisco ketiban "rejeki" harus mengasuh Natasha keponakannya. Ibunya Tasha, kakak Frisco terancam dipenjara karena mengemudi dalam keadaan mabuk dan menabrak orang. Frisco dan Tasha akhirnya tinggal bersamaa di apartemen yang sudah cukup lama dimiliki Frisco namun jarang ditempatinya karena terlalu sibuk dinas lapa ...more
Melinda
Aug 31, 2011 Melinda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, audible-com
I first read the TDD series a couple of years ago, and now I'm working my way through the audiobooks. The books were fun - I love Brockmann's writing and story-telling, and generally have enjoyed all the books she's written. This one is no different, and I think it got a great treatment with narrator Lauren Fortgang.

In this story, former Navy SEAL Allen Francisco, AKA Frisco, is still trying to get his knee back in shape so he can be on active duty again - he can't accept that the accident 5 yea
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Katherine 黄爱芬
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Sabine
Jan 19, 2014 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: special-books
Im dritten Band der Reihe geht es um Frisco - Lieutenant Alan Francisco. Frisco wurde bei einem Einsatz im Nahen Osten schwer verletzt. Eigentlich hatten die Ärzte gar keine Hoffnung, dass er überhaupt jemals wieder laufen wird aber Frisco hat hart trainiert. Mit Hilfe von Krücken kann er nun, nach 5 Jahren zwar wieder laufen, hat aber große Schmerzen und wird niemals wieder aktiv als SEAL mit seinen Jungs arbeiten können. Verbittert zieht er sich in seine Wohnung zurück um sich selbst zu bemitl ...more
Lizabeth Tucker
Feb 25, 2013 Lizabeth Tucker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, military
Basically, the plot line is that Lt. Alan "Frisco" Francisco is still ignoring the realities of his knee injury five years later, determined to make his way back as an active member of SEAL Team 10. When he's finally dumped out of the V.A. hospital and discharged from the service, he doesn't take it well. Add to that the return of his flighty sister who dumps her precocious daughter, Natasha, on him before heading to rehab in an effort to avoid legal problems after hitting and seriously injuring ...more
Becky
May 11, 2011 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Not realizing this was part of a series until Joe "Cat" Catalano (from Brockmann's Prince Joe) showed up, I read book three in the Tall, Dark and Dangerous series before book two. However, Brockmann wrote it so that it could stand on its own, so it wasn't a huge deal.

Frisco's Kid tells the story of Alan "Frisco" Francisco, former member of Navy SEAL Team Ten's Alpha Squad. As the novel starts, Alan, who was badly injured in an op five years before that has left him with a mangled knee, a cane, a
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Calisto
Aug 14, 2013 Calisto rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meh
So this book was on the 'dark, tortured, injured hero' list and that's exactly what I wanted. Now, looking at the GR notes, this was originally published in 97? It felt more like '87 and had I read it in 87, I would have been all over it like peanut butter on chocolate. Unfortunately, it's not 87 or 97 and oh holy hell, YAWN!

Frisco is an injured former SEAL who is doing everything he can to get back on active duty. It's clear to everyone but him, that goal is never going to happen. To add insult
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Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married to Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

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