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Dangerous (3-in-1)

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,018 Ratings  ·  58 Reviews
Three classic stories of romantic suspense set in resort areas, this collection from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Nora Roberts sets the stage for romance and intrigue. Novels include "Risky Business, The Welcoming" and "Storm Warning." Reissue.
Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Silhouette Books (first published 1989)
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Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
Risky Business

This was a decent story. While the plot was predictable and easily resolved (with a little feel-good twist up at the end), it allowed for complex characters with complex motivations. Jonas fancied himself 'not a nice guy' but really he was. His behavior at the beginning wasn't all that bad (standoffish, cold, willing to do whatever is necessary–including using Liz–to find his brother's killer) and really all came from his profound grief. Liz was a good, strong character. I think sh
Apr 21, 2011 Gemmoi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the way Nora Roberts creates her heroes in that feel like you know them. Her books however seem to follow the same pace, same formula, same out there heroines. It's like she has a database of heroines and she simply changes their occupations and it's always something off the wall, like a trapeze artist or boat company owner or yep Wedding cake maker. The romance is always delicious, the chemistry always divine, but three books of Nora later and I'm sated. Won't be reading anymore. Just no ...more
Brenda Margriet
Three from the 1980's. Re-read.
Risky Business: a woman fled to Mexico because of her illegitimate child (yes, it's that old). Gets mixed up in drug smuggling ring. Hero is identical twin brother of man who is killed to set off the book.
Storm Warning: Didn't realize how similar this is to Mary Stewart's "Wildfire at Midnight" until now. Heroine is photographer, not model (but shares similar physical characteristics), hero is tortured writer in both, bad guy is the nicest of the rest. Small cast o
Theresa Schmidt
This is a collection of three stories:

1. Risky Business: 1 star
2. Storm Warning: 1/2 star
3. The Welcoming: 2 1/2 stars

The truth is, they were all too short to be fulfilling in the suspense department; 150 pages just is not enough time to create a truly scary villain and suspense and romance at the same time. Also, the romance in "Risky Business" and especially "Storm Warning" was just really off, with two thoroughly unsatisfying male leads. Lucas in "Storm Warning" is just an absolute jerk and c
Mar 18, 2015 Brandy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are a few of her older stories and it shows. The first story, Risky Business, was ok, but far-fetched on the romantic and crime aspect. The second story, Storm Warning, was kind of confusing and annoying. I liked the lead female character but the romance (or lust) between all of the characters was odd an off-putting. It was easy to figure out the bad guy early on. I liked the setting and it had potential to be good, but it was like a bad production of the game Clue. The third story, The We ...more
Lauren Czeb
Risky Business- I had trouble getting into this story at first and overall, I was not impressed with it. It could just be that I am not interested in reading stories involving drugs. However, the romance Roberts created was very nice and heart warming. The passion between Liz and Jonas was enjoyable to read while it unfolded and Jonas's determination and persistence to show Liz he was genuine was lovely.

Storm Warning- I enjoyed this story a lot more than Risky Business. I liked the suspense Robe
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Jan 15, 2015 LaRita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is actually a trio of Nora Roberts' books in one volume. The three stories are good for casual reading that doesn't make you work hard. I read it while sick in bed, so it served my purpose. If I were giving each story a rating I would give Risky Business and Storm Warning three stars and The Welcoming would get four stars. The Welcoming had well developed and memorable characters. Not only were the main characters fleshed out well, but the other minor characters were also interesting.
Stacie  M. Ritchie
Today I just re-read this book. This is one of Nora Roberts 3 in 1 book, which I tend to like because I read so fast. The first story, Risky Business, was a departure for Roberts due to the fact that it is set in Mexico. The classic love story with some twists, it was a decent story. The second story was Storm Warning which was interesting. This book could have easily been built into a full book with more focus on the mystery and leading up to it. A classic done you wrong but haven’t stopped lov ...more
Laura Elizabeth
May 30, 2012 Laura Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good-4-stars
Dangerous has three of Nora Roberts’ novels in one: Risky Business, Storm Warnings, and The Welcoming. Now just to be clear I loved all three, but Storm Warnings was my favorite of them.

Risky Business reminds me a lot of the Reef, and if you liked it you’ll like this one.

The Welcoming reminded me of a combination of Sacred Sins and The Search. If you like either, you’ll love this.

Ahhh, Storm Warnings. It’s like Clue, only serious. A who-dun-it murder within a bed and breakfast that’s been isola
May 11, 2008 K rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dangerous contains three of Roberts earlier novels: Risky Buisness, Storm Warning, and The Welcoming. Although Risky Buisness was good, I could not get into the other two stories; therefore the low rating. Normally a Roberts fan, I was suprised to find I did not like the other stories in this collection. I don't mean to imply that they were bad (Roberts can not write anything bad in my opinion), I just could not get into them. Perhaps it was the suspense aspect and/or the setting of the stories. ...more
Oct 22, 2008 Cyrisse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers
Recommended to Cyrisse by: n/a
Shelves: nora-roberts
Risky Business
She was a maddening combination of mystery and innocence. But Liz was the key to finding his brother's killer, so cynical Jonas Sharpe had to stick close...too close for comfort.

Storm Warning
He had shattered her world once, but when Lucas McLean reentered Autumn's life, she couldn't deny the love still blazing inside her -- or the evidence she had that said he could be guilty of murder.

The Welcoming
He'd never known the warmth of a home -- until he found his way to Charity's charm
Oct 23, 2009 Maria rated it really liked it
Another three books from the 1980's, these deal with murder and suspense. Nora Roberts crafts a good story in each. The first is set with scuba diving in the background. It's the third book I've read where she uses it, but the first where it rings true. The equipment checks, the shark baton, the description of underwater wildlife, all bring back past underwater adventures in my own life. The last book is set in the San Juans on Orcas Island, somewhere I have also been, although I can't say I rec ...more
S Miller
Used - Acceptable (Some front water damage; Moderate amount of creases in spine; Front cover corners folded)
Feb 10, 2014 Sonja rated it really liked it
Three little mysteries in Nora Roberts style....

Feb 02, 2014 Toni rated it really liked it
Recommended to Toni by: julie ley
Shelves: fiction
Nora Roberts is a good author. I've read all of her books and read this one several years ago.
Jan 27, 2016 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nora-roberts, romance
Very Good, Risky Business, Storm Warning and The Welcoming
Beth Phillips
first story loved it, second the end was good but kinds boring inbetween., third was very good read.
The Welcoming - G+
Roberts, Nora

He had never known the warmth of a home -- until he found his way to Charity's charming Seaside Inn. But Roman DeWinter had come looking for a criminal mastermind and to expose a criminal organization that was based in the inn -- and all the evidence pointed to Charity. He didn't expect he would learn to care for Charity, and want something more with her. They both have fallen in love. Has Roman made a mistake by not telling Charity the truth.

A very pleasant story;
Lettie Cox
3 books in 1. Just so-so
Jun 30, 2015 Shirl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All three stories were good.
Veronica Lindsey
Apr 24, 2015 Veronica Lindsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 nice romances. They have some mystery and even some murder to make them more interesting.
Mar 23, 2015 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give the first story 1 star...I just did not like anything about the story. Now I give both Storm Warning and The Welcoming 3.5 stars. I loved those stories. The characters were very likable and the plots were perfect for a nice quick read. I also really loved the homey inn feeling that the last two stories evoked.
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I like when they started publishing these 3 in 1. I don't have to wait for the short little books. This trilogy was a fast read. Classic Ms. Roberts with good dialog and lovely romance. I like her characters. They are such likeable people.
Annette McIntyre
Three very nice romances. I especially liked the middle one as there was no sex (it was implied) and that made such a refreshing change from the usual romance novels which normally should be classed as pornography
Jan 30, 2009 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I lost myself in the first story and am currently reading the second. I will update my rating when I'm finished with the book. With that said, I love this book. I read the first story in a day. I couldn't put it down.
Interesting array of books - between a drug smuggling ring in Mexico, a strange Agatha Christie type of set up in a bed and breakfast in Virginia and a story set in the north west... pleasant holiday reads.
Risky Business and the Welcoming were pretty good. I didn't enjoy Storm Warning as much. I did like the fact that there were three stories in one book. I will look for other books like this.
Jul 31, 2010 Mandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-sei
This was a great read, full of suspense. All three stories seemed to have the same theme, even though the third was a little more different than the first two, but that made it even better!
Aug 09, 2007 Lisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: your dog
I now must do a physical and moral inventory of my house to eradicate all forms of this horrible author. Same story as always....strong women wooed by stonger, brooding mn, the end.
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