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Novels such as Carnal Gift and Sweet Release made Pamela Clare's rising star shine. Now, she turns her "impressive" talents to a novel of modern romance - and breathless intrigue...

It's been years since her child's father dumped her, and since then Kara McMillan has kept men at bay - although every day she aches more for a lover's touch. But to get that, the hard-boiled jo...more
Mass Market Paperback, 335 pages
Published August 2nd 2005 by Berkley (first published 2005)
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

My review:

I’ve read Pamela Clare’s Historical Romance series, MacKinnon’s Rangers highlander novels, Surrender and Untamed and loved them both, so when I heard that she had a romantic suspense series, I was pretty sure I’d enjoy them as well, and wow, was I ever right! Now my biggest dilemma is, do I plow through the rest of the books, one after the other, or pace myself?

Extreme Exposure is the first book in the suspense filled I-Team series. The I-Team is the investigative reporting team at th...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Jul 20, 2009 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers looking for good romantic suspense novels
Recommended to Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) by: Melissa B
Kudos to Ms. Clare for taking two of the most hated professions, and giving us three-dimensional, lovable characters in these professions that question this reader's perceptions of people in these fields. Kara is a reporter, but she is one of the reporters that show the ethics and the dedication that the people in this field should represent, in a perfect world. She's a really sweet person, but is also strong and driven to do a good job. Kara faces the struggle that many American women face, rai...more
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
Oct 19, 2010 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any Romance Lover, Especially of Great and HOT Romantic Suspense
Recommended to Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* by: UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~*, Zosia and new_user
6th Oct 2010 - Initial thoughts were:

4.5 Stars - I really enjoyed this! But....This book made me think of my work. For that reason alone, I'll have to minus half a star. LOL ^o^ Actually, to be more accurate, my line of work made me question parts of the legislative process portrayed in this book and now I feel like I need to do "homework" to find out how it works in Colorado. Dang! ^_^
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11th Oct 2010

Rating reviewed to: 5 Stars. I decided it was unfair of me...more
Auntee
Apr 08, 2008 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense fans
Wow! What an awesome writer and a great romantic suspense! Pamela Clare creates some truely memorable characters and a larger than life hero in this, the first book in her I-Team series.

Kara McMillan is a young single mother, working as an investigative journalist for a Denver newspaper. She's working on a story that would expose a company that is dumping chemicals illegally and polluting the environment. This company has some powerful political allies, and they just may include some members of...more
Karla

Great in paperback and ebook…AWESOME on audio!! 5 Stars for the Sexy Senator!!

I’m almost done reviewing this series on audio, so bear with me, I’m enjoying this so much.

So while I know this is not everyone’s favorite in the series, I happen to have loved it! Lots of humor, and even though Reece is not your typical hero, he’s a senator; he gave the series a great jump-start and I adored him, and Kara and Connor too!

Okay, let’s take a walk down memory lane. Two of my favorite scenes.

“Yes, mati...more
Lady Heather
May 10, 2013 Lady Heather rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: contemporary romance, mystery- thriller
First read: September 29, 2010

I wanted to take a couple of day to think about this book before I posted a review... well a couple of days have passed and this story still 'pops' into my head.
To start with.. Reese is PERFECT! The man can cook, clean, has excellent taste in food, and wine. He was (and plans to be once again) a teacher who ran for Senate because his students challenged him to prove what he was teaching them 'that anyone can run for office and make a difference'. Reese has a consci...more
new_user
Aug 17, 2010 new_user rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to new_user by: UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~*
Pamela Clare's Extreme Exposure is a treat for contemporary romance readers. Clare's familiarity with her subjects and her well-rounded characters bring reality back into a genre that eschews fangs and flights of fancy. Even the danger in this novel is Erin-Brockovich-plausible, where a mining corporation ignoring health and environmental regulations wants to silence our nosy heroine, reporter Kara McMillan.

I loved the detail with which Clare related Kara's investigation. In science, experiment...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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This is my second time reading Extreme Exposure and this is my second attempt at writing a review. No words are adequate enough to explain how great this series is. While it may not be my favourite of the series, Extreme Exposure starts the I-Team series with a bang! It really has all you could want in a romantic suspense novel. It’s clearly evident that Clare is a terrific writer. The words flow and there are great moments of suspense and the right amount of humor. I...more
Ingela
4 Stars - a good one...

Quite a few weeks later, 18th September 2013.

There was certainly never any review written then i August. That's what happens when a book is read on a white beach on the Mediterranean in the middle of the summer.

... Either way, this was a really good and enjoyable romance with pretty much suspense elements.

Here we have a very goodlooking hero, the Senator Reece Sheridan and a strong and tough beautiful woman, Kara McMillan, a single mother and a successful hard-boiled jou...more
Buggy
Apr 03, 2013 Buggy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Buggy by: Everyone and their dog multiple times
Opening Line: “Kara McMillan was going to kill her best friend.”

So how good was this! Thanks to everyone who kept recommending this series to me over and over (and over) again, now I get what all the fuss has been about. And Pamela Clare well what can I say, this is the 7th book of yours I’ve read now, covering two genres and they’ve all been 5 star reads, so thanks for being amazing.

One of the reasons I put this off for so long was that I just couldn’t get into a politician as our hero. Yeah I...more
AH
I’ve found a new author to add to my list of favorites. Reading Pamela Clare’s Extreme Exposure was a real treat. From the first margarita enhanced scenes right to the very end, I was hooked. I could not put the book down.

Extreme Exposure is the story of Kara McMillan, an investigative journalist. Kara has the opportunity to expose a major polluter in her area. Her investigation puts her in danger and causes some very scary moments. Luckily, she has Senator Reece Sheridan as her protector.

I abs...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*
There aren't many novels I didn't finish, but unfortunately this one goes to that category. The story is what bothered me the most, I just couldn't bring myself to get interested in anything that was happening, especially concerning the senator stuff and passing bills, jeez. Her angle was also nothing special, a "been there, seen and read that a million times" - a factory and environmental problems? Toxic waste? Just didn't work for me. Even their love affair wasn't enough to hold me through the...more
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*


♥♥♥ 3.5 STARS ♥♥♥



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“You need a man, Kara. A man you can open up to. A man whose passion for life matches yours. A man who grabs your hair in big fistfuls and twists and pulls it when he's fucking you. A man willing to walk wire for you.”

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I really enjoyed this one. It had some steam, a sexy hero, an independent heroine and some exciting suspense.



The story is about a single mother and journalist, Kara McMillan. Like her mother, she has had to raise a child alone...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
I burned through Pamela Clare's "Extreme Exposure" like a chocoholic after a year's drought. I'm torn as to whether I liked this one even more than "Hard Evidence" which is book two of the 'I-Team' series, but the one I read first! I love the fact that these books are gripping romantic suspense, yet still believable. The characters are wonderfully flawed and the relationships are complex and seriously HOT.

It's been longer than reporter Kara wants to think about since she's had sexual contact wit...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
3 1/2 stars.

I couldn't decide whether to give this book 3 1/2 or 4 stars. I finally decided on 3 1/2 stars because I disliked and was annoyed by Kara's character through most of the book. She did, however, become more palatable by the end of the story. Unfortunately, because of my dislike for her character, and the fact the plot mostly revolved around her, I had a hard time staying fully engaged in the storyline.

In addition, I would have preferred that Kara and Reece, her love interest, spend mo...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
3.5 stars

I'm not reviewing this one in depth since it's been done by bajillions before me, but I enjoyed the story and characters, and I LOVED the sense of humor. But I didn't feel it was a rocks my socks fantastic book. I can see why so many love this series, though. And yet, I couldn't get the pages to turn fast enough (stupid e-reader button!). It had a few eye-rolling moments, definitely. The "demands" Kara made of Reece kind of pissed me off, and I think that it *is* okay to have a happily...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
You know...some days I think I nitpick everything, and other days I feel like I'm way too lenient with books. Considering the fact that I actually did enjoy the book, it makes me feel a little guilty for how much I'm about to pick apart the male lead.

Reece was just too perfect for my tastes. I can handle perfect men in fantasy and pnr themed books because there is often a magical or race related reason for the perfection. When it comes to realistic and contemporary fiction, I crave flaws. People...more
Beanbag Love
It took a while for me to get into this story. I don't really like politicians as main protagonists. They're always these idealistic to a completely unbelievable degree figments of the imagination. Add to this a heroine who is a non-smarmy political journalist and you've got a fairy tale on a believability scale with Thumbelina.

But it's also a crime story, and that again is a cliche. An Erin Brockovich tale that ensnares both hero and heroine and includes an evil corporation, a dirty factory, co...more
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
Feb 12, 2011 ♥ Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to ♥ Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness by: Rhonda W, Elena
EXTREME EXPOSURE

First and foremost, I would like to take this time to dedicate this review to the lovely and wonderful Elena and Rhonda, two of the coolest wenches around. They both relentlessly hounded me to read this book and if not for them I would not now be able to grovel at their feet ‘I am not worthy, I am not worthy’. I would be happy to stick my finger in your mouths – anytime.

Straight up this is not the normal kind of book I read. I more into historical, lovey dovey, vampire, rip your...more
Eastofoz
Apr 10, 2010 Eastofoz rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers who like more suspense than romance in their romantic suspense
This book didn’t really work for me. I tried to like it because a lot of readers rave about the series but I just couldn’t get into it. I put it down a few times to read something else and then in the end forced myself to finish it. It’s a different twist on romantic suspense but not one that I particularly liked. Politicians are just not sexy. They’re staid and uninteresting or so the hero came across like that in this book.

The story centers around Kara the journalist, and Reece the politician...more
Rhonda
When I started this book, I’m not exactly sure what my expectations were, but I feel like they were exceeded. I certainly did not expect the story to be as good as it was. So needless to say I really enjoyed this read.

Kara McMillan is an Investigative Reporter, and a single parent to a 4 year old son. Kara is strong, smart, and damaged. She is trying to be everything her son needs, while holding down a full time job. She is very guarded with men, actually hasn’t had much interest or desire unt...more
Ridley
I'll write a full review later. I don't read romantic suspense as a rule. Every one I've read seemed to sacrifice one in favor of the other, and I can't say this book really bucked that trend. Reece was just too perfect, too much of a blatant female fantasy, and so the romance was kinda weak for me. On the other hand, however, Kara and the suspense plot were so well done that I was up until almost 5am furiously flipping pages, completely engrossed in the story. So, while I didn't love it unreser...more
Mojca
Oh, wow. It's not often that a book leaves me speechless after finishing it, but Extreme Exposure is definitely one of those (rare) books.
I actually don't know what to write in my review, so I'm just going to blab a little, if you don't mind.

This was a completely impulse buy for me, because of the good reviews it got from my GR friend. And because I usually go a bit crazy where books are concerned, I bought the entire series, based solely on those good reviews (I didn't read the less good ones)...more
Catherine
Aug 11, 2010 Catherine rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Catherine by: UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~*
I have to start out by saying that I am an infrequent Contemporary reader. I am super picky and usually end up extremely unhappy with my reading experience because of how unbelievable I find the characters. I've been taking some recommendations lately to try to expand my horizons. This was one of those recommendations. Luckily, I loved it!

I was extremely pleased with the characters. Both seemed really normal and down to earth. No one was naive or cutesy or just too much something to be real. The...more
Lynsey A
I love Pamela Clare's contemporary books as much as I do her historicals. Although, really, this is my first contemporary of Pamela's but I still say it's true.

This was a very fast-paced story and very hard to put down. The suspense story line itself was great but the love story blew that all away. I loved Reece! Of course, he was the perfect man. He can cook, build things like cabins and beds, he treats Kara with utmost respect and devotion, takes care of her and protects her and loves her son....more
Julianna
Mar 03, 2011 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Romantic Suspense
Recommended to Julianna by: Auntee, JJ, Danielle
Reviewed for THC Reviews
Extreme Exposure is my first read by Pamela Clare, and I have to say that she is a good story-teller. The book had a nice balance of elements too. I had all the bad guys fairly well figured out by the reveal, so nothing was too big of a surprise in that respect. However, the suspenseful nature of the denouement and some of the earlier scenes were still well done, and there were even some lighter, humorous moments as well. Kara's drunken sex interview with Reece was pretty...more
~J~ Riverina Romantics
4.5 Stars

Well I didn't have to wait long before this book grabbed me by from the inside and devoured me. 4%! 4% was all it took for me to be hooked!!

This was my first Pamela Clare book and boy was I blown away.

The romance was tooth ache sweet and gosh what I wouldn't give to have a sexy Senator fall form me the way Reece did for Kara. He was extremely protective and did a fabulous job being her hero even though she didn't want to admit that she needed or wanted it.

And a huge bonus was that on t...more
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
*rubs hands gleefully*

I'm going to start and say that I have read over 2,000 romance novels and this first book in the I-team series is the real deal. When you've finished reading the books in the series, you'll find that you have read 5 VERY different novels with romance, suspense, action, and drama. Pamela Clare has a true writing talent that very few can rival. No amount of words can express my love and passion for this series but I'm going to try anyway.

Extreme Exposure is the first of Cla...more
Jucilene
3,9 Very worth it stars!

Wow! What a good book.

Good plot, excellent writing and lovely characters.

Reece is a man to dream about it. Most of the time, I'm grateful at writers who making gorgeous and unlikely male characters, because I finished the book with a sigh and a thinking 'Well, they don't exist in real life, don't need to worry about never meet them.'

Aka: I'm a bitter person! =P



But Pamela Clare created a totally believable and still wonderful hero. I can't even comfort myself thinking bad...more
Laura
This book was just okay for me, which I know is a shock to all of you Pamela Clare fans out here in GR. I thought the writing was good, and her journalism background really came through in the story.


I have to mention one thing that I just absolutely loathed, and probably because I am a mother, but I was so angry when Kara left her son on that bus!! I know, I know, she had a job to do, and someone's life may have been at stake, etc, etc, BUT, I hated that part. I already wasn't a big fan of Kara'...more
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USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. This year, she was honored by the Colorado Pr...more
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“She had just pulled her dress coat from it's hanger when Connor came bouncing out of her bedroom and down the hallway with something in his hand.

"Mommy, what's this jiggle stick?"

She looked up to see her son standing not two feet away from Reece with her purple jelly vibrator in his hand. And he was shaking it, making it waggle back and forth.”
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“Bit it was her scent that just about killed him. Clean skin. Woman. And something more—something that made him feel like dispensing with five thousand years of civilization, dragging her off to a cave somewhere, and filling her with babies.” 26 likes
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