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Proceed with Caution (Duty #4)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  458 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews
Brooke Clayton is in trouble. Deep in the shadowy woods outside Nashville, the young activist stumbled on something she was never meant to see something she can never reveal if she values her life. Now, as an unknown enemy closes in, she must take drastic measures to disappear. Brooke's only hope for survival is to accept help from her uncle, Major Christopher Dane, and ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published December 31st 2013 by Covenant Communications (first published May 1st 2013)
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Erika B. (SOS BOOKS)
This probably would have gotten a higher rating from me but I just couldn't connect with our hero! I kept waiting for him to have a personality and I never really got one! All I got was a cliffhanger...ain't nobody got time for that!
Jul 04, 2013 Kathryn rated it really liked it
Love this author. Loved this new novel. Loved the continuation of the characters that we have grown to know before and get to know more about in this book. You will not be disappointed by reading this only that it ends too soon and with a cliff hanger. :) Sequel to come in october.

Christopher Dane and Savannah are happily married now and have settled into family life with Caroline and a new baby on the way. Savannah has a bad case of morning sickness. Dane being the protective person he is won't
Aug 15, 2013 Misty rated it liked it
2 tips:
1. Read Betsy Brannon Green's Hazardous Duty series as this book is the latest of that series.
2. Wait 'till October to read this so when you come to the terrible cliff-hanger ending, you will be able to get the closure you need.

You're welcome.

I love all of Betsy Brannon Green's books. They are an easy, quick and clean reads. However, the ending in this is such a cliff-hanger. Ugh! I've lost sleep over thinking about what in the world just happened! So, from another fan, I discovered tha
Brooke Berry
Nov 08, 2013 Brooke Berry rated it it was ok
I loved most of this book. It must be a sequel which I obviously have not read the first one. For most of the story you got the gist and it was all ok. There were just let's of references to characters and story lines that didn't pertain to this story and were just confusing.

The story itself was great. It was exciting, smart and fast paced.

I hated the ending because it obviously leads to another novel. It doesn't really have closure. So while I liked the book, when I finished it I was left wit
Jul 08, 2013 Joy rated it it was ok
The girl (I couldn't begin to call her a heroine) is so entirely juvenile that you feel sorry for Owl for getting stuck with her. How old was she supposed to be? 13? It had way too many little dramas thrown in that didn't help the story line at all. A brother stuck in Africa because of tribal wars. A kidney stone passing in the middle of everything. The 'cliffhanger' at the end, is not a cliffhanger but rather a brick wall - I really hope that the next book has Brooke getting shot somewhere ...more
Jun 24, 2013 Tarah rated it did not like it
This book was terrible. The heroine was too juvenile for the story (don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good juvenile book, but this wasn't supposed to be one). The hero we didn't get much from at all. He goes from complete disinterest to love unbelievably. The love story was rushed, and it's a sequel to some other book. The back story that should explain what happened in a previous story didn't explain anything at all and just made the story more confusing. The relationship with the other soldiers ...more
May 18, 2013 BritGirl rated it did not like it
If Betsy Green's name was not on the cover, I would swear someone else wrote this book. Compared to her other books the "voice" sounds completely different. And although I really like the Hazardous Duty series, I would have preferred that Hunter and Brooke got more page time rather than continuing the Dane and Savannah story line.
Nov 12, 2013 Cheri rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
What happened to Betsy Green? This book is suppose to have a sequel, I don't think I will be reading it.
Sep 17, 2013 Ali rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: nobody
I slogged through this book because a friend recommended it to me and wants to discuss different aspects of the book.

I have not read the previous book or books about these characters. I don't see myself bothering to waste my time with them. I have read a few of her other books and thought they were okay, not great but not annoying. This book was much different.

I did not like the way the characters interacted with one another. Christopher's "team" were quite rude to each other and had the same in
01brittanyT T
Jan 05, 2014 01brittanyT T rated it liked it
Summary: Dane and his team of highly trained operatives try to get Danes family back together. His sister Neely's husband can't leave work because he is being questioned for stealing money. Neely's son is stuck in Zimbabwe and can't leave. And her daughter Brooke is missing. So Dane and his crew are there to help get them all home in a safe way. Dane sends Hunter a.k.a Owl to see why Brooke is hiding and why. So Hunter goes to find Brooke and finds her. He asks her why she is hiding. She tells ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This is the first book of Betsy Brannon Green that I have read. I have purchased two, that have sat on my shelf waiting to be read, Murder by the BookandMurder by Design. I know that I will be reading them. Proceed with Caution was a page turner and I was caught up in the story right from the start.

Life has unraveled quickly for Neely. On her birthday, she turns to her brother, who commands a special ops team for the military. He agrees to help her find her missing daughter, her husband who is a
Nov 11, 2013 Cathy rated it really liked it
Brooke Clayton knows that she has to escape from her apartment without attracting the notice of the police watching the parking lot. So she takes one last glance at her phone, knowing her mother is going to be worried, and heads out the back way to get lost in the flow of humanity. As soon as her mom, Neely, realizes that she can't reach Brooke, she goes to her brother Major Dane, knowing that if anyone can find her, he and his team of highly trained army men can. They head to Neely's home in ...more
Nov 05, 2013 Michelle rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: absolutely no one!
This was a total waste of money and time! Please, if you care about writing, DO NOT bother with this book, it only rewards lazy writing. I started this book because my students wanted a mystery novel. I wanted to make sure it was appropriate for junior high students. I started reading it, but felt I was missing something--like a previous chapter. The author assumes you have read a previous book--although nothing on the cover indicates this finishes a previous book or is a sequel! I finally, ...more
Katie W
Sep 08, 2013 Katie W rated it really liked it
3.5* This book started out a bit rushed and confusing for me. I've read the other books in the series, but the characters were introduced again so quickly that I didn't have time to process who was who. It jumped right into the mystery as well, which was tricky, as I was still trying to process the characters.

However, once the story really started to flow, it got really good. The mystery was great and I loved how they stayed hidden.

Brooke is a vegetarian who supports animal rights and when she s
May 21, 2013 Shauna rated it it was amazing
I LOVE Besty Brannon Green's books!
I have read every one of them!

Betsy Brannon Green is best know for her Haggerty Mystery Series.
And she also has a Kennedy Killingsworth Mystery Series.

This book goes along with her Duty Series which includes:
Hazardous Duty
Above and Beyond
and Code of Honor

If you have read these books you will have met Savannah and Major Christopher Dane.
This time Dane's sister, Neely is seeking his help.

Neely's husband is being accused of embezzlement...
Neely's son is trapped in
Oct 17, 2013 Racquel rated it liked it
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Brooke Clayton is in trouble. Deep in the shadowy woods outside Nashville, the young activist stumbled on something she was never meant to see something she can never reveal if she values her life. Now, as an unknown enemy closes in, she must take drastic measures to disappear. Brooke's only hope for survival is to accept help from her uncle, Major Christopher Dane, and his team of highly trained operatives. Dane entrusts his niece's safety to one of his most reliable men, Hunter, aka Owl. ...more
Jul 12, 2013 Verona rated it liked it
While I love this author, I did not like the ending. I think it's a little cruel to lead readers on, knowing that they will have to read your next novel to get the whole story. My husband and I listen to novels as we travel to dialysis three times a week, and we generally are accepting of all kinds of stories. However, this ending took us by surprise, and we listened to the last half of the last CD just to make sure we weren't missing something to have it end so abruptly. It was not satisfying. ...more
Jun 09, 2013 Michael-Ann rated it it was ok
Shelves: action-romance
This book is a sequel to Betsy Brannon Green's (BBG) Hazardous Duty books. Not knowing that, I was confused some of the time. She kept referring to things it was clear had a back-story, but one I didn't know. Finally, I looked up the Hazardous Duty series (the only BBG books I haven't read) and discovered some of the back story. That helped. As I was reading, I couldn't help but miss the Southern towns which are as much a character as the people in many of BBG's books. I struggled with the plot ...more
I enjoy it when authors bring characters from their previous books into a current book, it's kind of fun. However, the characters in this book that are returning from a previous series are main characters and the author doesn't give any backstory or character development - probably assuming you read the previous books and know the characters. So, if you want to enjoy the characters in this book, I would read the Code of Honor series first.

Also, I don't appreciate a cliffhanger ending on a book I
Lindzee Armstrong
Jul 08, 2013 Lindzee Armstrong rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I've always been a fan of Betsy Brannon Green, and so was excited to read Proceed With Caution. I was doubly excited when I realized it was book 4 in the Hazardous Duty series. I LOVE that series, and Proceed With Caution didn't disappoint.

The characters were very likable, relatable, and realistic. I especially loved Owl. He isn't your typical knight in shining armor, and I love that about him. I also loved Brooke's character arc, and the surprising twist her story take. Add in my old favorites,
Aug 20, 2013 Kelli rated it did not like it
This was by far the worst Betsy Brannon Green book I have read, and usually I like hers a lot. It could be that I am getting sick of the cheesy LDS romance novels, but I think this one just tried too hard. It was ridiculous that something crazy was happening to every member of Dane's sister's family. What are the odds that all three of them would be put in an impossible situation at once? And the love story really really bothered me. The whole time they were super annoyed with each other and the ...more
May 12, 2013 TK rated it really liked it
Like all Betsy Brannon Green's books, I gobbled this up. I purchased it without reading the blurb and thought it was the sequel to Pivot Point, but this is actually a spin-off of the Hazardous Duty series. The first chapter is exciting, but the next several are spent reacquainting us with Dane and Savannah, and are a little slow. I would rather have had the focus on Owl, as he is the romantic lead, but he's so very serious and close-lipped, that it was difficult to connect with him. I could have ...more
Hollie Robb
Aug 18, 2013 Hollie Robb rated it really liked it
This deals with Owl, who is with Dane, and his team. With two different mysteries going on at once, and one major cliff hanger at the end. Oh yeah, another book it coming.

Easy reading, predictable? Yeah, but not to much. I mostly, just read this book for the pure entertainment, I wasn't trying to predict what would happened, it just a no brainer. Yes, I do like this book. I wanted to ease drop more on Owl, and Brook more then anything else. I thought their story was the more interesting, or I w
Aug 20, 2013 Patricia rated it it was ok
Rating 2.5
I basically like Betsy Bannon Green's books. However, I had the feeling that I was reading book 2 in a series without having read book 1. I could not find where this was part of a series so I assume that feeling was all in my head. There were also plot premises I felt were somewhat shaky. I did not know if, as the book ended, the shaky (illogical) plot premises turned out to be purposefully shaky? Given the ending, I was left really confused. Plus, does the ending mean that this is to
Sep 25, 2013 Brenda rated it really liked it
Yea! Welcome back:) I loved returning to this series full of characters that I love. Dane and his team are back trying to clean up some sticky situations that Dane's family are in. It's a quick moving suspenseful story with a sweet romance woven throughout. I loved Brooke. She is brave and tough with a sweet heart. Hunter (aka Owl) is so dang serious he cracks me up! I was so happy when she finally pulled a smile from him. The reenactment stuff was so fun. I'm not a fan of cliff hangers as a ...more
Jul 19, 2013 Nanci rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2013
This one was just Ok for me. I loved the hero but the girl was annoying and so was the way Green wrote some of the scenes. Sometimes I just wanted to quite but although the writing isn't great I cared enough to find out how it all ended. Then to my annoyance, it sort of ended and then she threw in a twist that leaves you in a cliff-hanger. If you really care, you have to read the next book. Sigh. I listened to this on CD. I don't love the reader but she isn't so annoying I have to stop. That is ...more
Jul 15, 2013 Lynette rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Wait! What? There better be another book coming out ASAP! Great book with the perfect amount of suspense and romance, but I did not see the ending coming!

p.s. After reading some of the reviews, I should mention that this book follows the Hazardous Duty series. So, be sure to read the other three books before this one or you may be confused. Being the lover of Betsy Brannon Green that I am, that wasn't an issue with me and I knew from the first page that I was back with the characters I love. Yay
Jan 04, 2014 Sandy rated it liked it
Brooke Clayton is in trouble. Deep in the shadowy woods outside Nashville, the young activist stumbled on something she was never meant to see something she can never reveal if she values her life. Now, as an unknown enemy closes in, she must take drastic measures to disappear.

Although this was a decent book and had some really good parts there were in my opinion too many slow parts that I feel were really not necessary. It is a clean book. I have read other books by Green and some are terrific
Mar 24, 2014 Natalie rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed this book. I loved all the characters and the story concerning the main characters' hideout in a Civil War resort, which was so cute and lovely. Hunter and Brooke's relationship was the best part. But I had two issues with the book: one is the subplot woven into the main story which was very irritating and somewhat pointless, and second the cryptic ending that is an obvious lead-in to a second book was very disappointing. Otherwise, a very cute, exciting read.
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