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Everyday, Average Jones (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #4)

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  3,437 Ratings  ·  130 Reviews

When Melody Evans needed someone to rescue her, she knew that navy SEAL Harlan "Cowboy" Jones was just the man for the job. But afterward, when things got more intimate, she had to write it off to an adrenaline rush. After all, she was looking for an ordinary guy - and Cowboy was anything but. Too bad their encounter left Melody with more than just memori
Paperback, Silhouette Intimate Moments #872, 251 pages
Published August 1998 by Silhouette
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Opening Line: "It was extremely likely that she was going to die"

Harlan "Cowboy" Jones is the 4th SEAL to get his story told in Suzanne Brockmann's Tall Dark and Dangerous series. And while as a whole I am loving these well written, addictive stories and their delicious alpha male heroes this one was a letdown. It starts out with a ton of potential; exciting action, suspense, a decent heroine and a larger then life Navy SEAL hero coming to her rescue. Unfortunately Brockmann then pulls out the s
Mrs. Badass
Started off great. I really Loved Harlan "Cowboy" Jones. I thought he was a fantastic Hero. However, I really hate the secret baby plot device, and after the initial rescue at the Embassy, the story just up and died. I really disliked the heroine immensely. I thought she was just stupid. I can't think of another word besides stupid. The way she treats Cowboy. Geez. She made him jump through so many hoops, and he just patiently waited her out. Sleeping in a tent in her backyard for WEEKS. God, I ...more
Lady Heather
This was really good, but Melody (the lead female) was kinda getting on my nerves.
Harlan (Cowboy) Jones was wonderful.

I did however, really enjoy reading the H/h's journey of getting to know one another (outside of a hostile situation) and learning about themselves.

Now onto book 5
Jan 19, 2010 Miriam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jones is a Navy SEAL and Melody is one of the hostages he rescues. They have a short, intense affair and part. Predictably (because this is romancelandia) she turns out to be pregnant and doesn't tell him. Melody lives with her nurse sister in a lovely old house in a small, pleasant town; she wants to stay there at her job with a local politician and find a normal guy who'll be home every night. But when Jones finds out he fathered a child, he's determined to marry the mother.

This is a pretty st
This book started out strongly and actually finished okay, but in the middle it failed! Melody, the heroine, started out as such a great character, and then deteriorated into such a selfish, whiny, pig-headed b*tch that I never recovered any respect for her.

*******Spoiler Alert*******
I liked Cowboy, and I respected that he didn't instantly fall in love with Melody, but was willing to do what was right. I dislike the "hidden pregnancy/baby" storyline. There are circumstances where it makes sense
May 15, 2011 Jonetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harlan "Cowboy" Jones was on the SEAL team assigned to rescue three embassy workers from a country taken over by terrorists. Melody Evans was one of the three and from the moment Cowboy showed up, she had absolute trust that he would save her life. Following the rescue, they were inseparable for days until it was time for her to return to her life in Appleton, Massachusetts and she ended it, knowing what they had wouldn't last.

Seven months later, Cowboy shows up in Appleton, not having been abl
Yz the Whyz
I finished this in one sitting. I picked the book up just before bedtime and ending up staying until early morning.

It's typical, feel-good fluff that I expect from Brockmann's writing style. I like the SEAL hero in this book, and the heroine started out strong for me. However, the reason, I give it only three stars, is that somewhere in the middle I got tired of the conflict. I think the reasons the female was given for not accepting the hero's marriage proposal got weaker and weaker, and althou
Genny Moore
Cute little romance novel. Leaves you wondering though...Do Navy SEALS take their dress whites EVERYWHERE with them? "Gee, I'm going to an unnamed country to rescue hostages, better take my dress whites!" or "Going to go see a girl I had relations with and want to get lucky, better take dress whites!" (I figure there must be a top secret government laundry bag in their somewhere to keep those uniforms white and unwrinkled!)
Feb 07, 2013 Anita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The beginning and the ending are 5 star. The middle... lacked a lot for me. Overall it was a good book, not as good as the previous books, but still a good book. I especially liked that in this book SB wrote about the actual SEAL mission.

Melody is an Administrative Assistant for an Ambassador in some armpit middle eastern country whose government has been overthrown. She and two others are being held hostage and SEAL Team 10 Alpha Squad is sent to the rescue. Cowboy Harlen Jones is tasked with t
Apr 11, 2013 Amy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I almost put this book down half-read because I disliked Melody so much. She was fine in the beginning, but her deciding she knew more about Harlan's feelings than Harlan got to be really, really annoying and repetitive. The only reason I kept going was because because it's part of a series.
Monique Atgood
When parrot breeders have a pair that won’t mate, they take them out of their warm comfortable cages, put them together inside a dog carrier, and drive them around in a car for about a half hour. When the birds go back inside their familiar cage, they will immediately dive into the nesting boxes, and furiously begin making babies.

Same thing for people. Put two people who are attracted to each other in a scary, “I’m gonna die!” situation, have them rescued, then their first inclination is to imit
It started well, with a first chapter or prologue, action-packed and showing lots of potential for great interactions between Melody and Harlan. However it all went to the drain from the second chapter onwards.
This second chapter started 7 months later when he tried to get in touch with her, got rebuffed, went there to see her and realize she's pregnant.
Of course, what did he do? He immediately offered to do his duty, that was getting married so that the baby would not be illegitimate - that par
Dec 07, 2014 Marielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a fast read (1 afternoon) and so far my favorite out of the four books in this series i've read. Miss Brockman sure knows how to write good heroes.

I really loved the beginning in the ambassy. And I also really liked that in this story there wasn't a proposal after the couple having known each other only one week during stressful time, like the first books in this series.

I don't really apreciate the secret baby card, but I do like it that they got to know eachother for an extended perio
Dec 02, 2011 Anja rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was different. The book before Frisco's Kid was already different, but this one was different from the different, which doesn't mean it's necessarily bad. I really liked Frisco's Kid and this one started good too, but I have too admit forced some annoying things on me through the course of the story.

Well, you got thrown into the story right away and I thought we gonna experience the whole rescue mission, throughtout the story Jones and Melody would get together. BUT instead we got the get
Sep 03, 2011 Melinda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My opinion of the story hasn't changed since I first read the book about 2 years ago - the heroine Melody was needlessly and relentlessly stupid about Jones, the SEAL who knocked her up after rescuing her from terrorists. But I liked the narrator Maia Guest's treatment of the characters, and - maybe it's the moon - found myself weepy near the end when even he gives up on himself and her, and walks away. This is another of those frothy bits of fluff - short and sweet and satisfying (except for wh ...more
Erin Greeno
Feb 21, 2014 Erin Greeno rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I usually love Brockman's navy seal boys. I like to think of the tall, dark, and handsome series as "troubleshooter lite". But this book just annoyed me... No wait melody annoyed me. I also didn't think Jones reaction upon learning she was pregnant was realistic. I would have been pissed if I was him. And she never apologized for trying to completely cut him out of his child's life. She was rude, mean, and heartless. She had no reason to be so against him or his desire to be in his child's life. ...more
2.5 stars. Almost stopped at 70%, but pushed through.

Yes to Harlan Jones! No to Melody! Stupid, stubborn, defensive heroine. In one part, she gets mad?! at the SEAL for shouting orders at her while he tries to take down armed burglars: "Melody had just stood there, staring at him. She hadn’t even ducked for cover. She just stood there, a target, ready to be knocked over or shot full of lead if that bastard had gotten hold of his revolver."

Get me out of this book please. 2 stars up to 80%. Bonu
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Bukan Pria Biasa memang tentang bukan pria biasa... tentang Harlan "Cowboy" Jones sang Navy SEALS yang terkenal playboy, namun akhirnya bertekuk lutut saat mengenal Melody dalam sebuah episode pembebasan sandera... Pertemuan singkat yang ternyata "membuahkan hasil" tanpa disadari Cowboy, berusaha ditutupi sekuat tenaga oleh Melody. Saat Cowboy mengetahuinya, sekuat tenaga pula ia berusaha merebut kembali hati Melody. Penokohan yang kuat dan cerita yang sederhana namun dijamin bikin penasaran... ...more
This book is really sweet. It is true that most of the book they weren't together together, but still.. I could understand the reasons and because of it it felt ok.
Nov 14, 2009 Lynne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 16, 2016 Steiner rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Initially I thought that the heroine's reluctance to be with the hero was going to be annoying and contrived but when her reasoning was explained I found it quite plausible and could empathise. The book is older than I would normally gravitate to in this genre but apart from a few clunky references to the Net it held up very well.

This is my second Suzanne Brockmann - I think she is a decent writer but I think I have come to the conclusion that I am not that into Navy SEALs. I don't think I will
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Jun 15, 2015 ♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥ rated it really liked it
Overall Rating: 3.90
Action: 3.2 / Emotion: 3.5 / Romance: 3.2 / Sensuous: 1.3 / Suspense: 2.7 // Laughter: 2 / Giggles: 0 // Tears: 1 / Teary: 0

Everyday, Average Jones: 3.90:
While this book showcased Brockmann's {1} excellent storytelling skills, {2} her ability to write superb, interesting, fun dialogue, and {3} creating intriguing, well-written characters, this story just seemed to drag at times. Although Brockmann had plenty of entertaining side story events running through the plot, the fact
Mar 29, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Direkt zu Beginn wird der Leser in die Geschehnisse geworfen. Das Seal Team Ten der Alpha Squad ist dabei drei Geiseln aus den fängen von Terroristen zu befreien. So rückt auch Cowboy in den Vordergrund, denn in diesem Band ist er einer der Protagonisten. Unter den zu befreienden Geiseln befindet sich Melody. Sie ist die zweite Protagonistin, und die Geschichte beginnt.

Nach den ersten paar Seiten war ich geneigt das Buch mit den Worten "Oh, Himmel, nein!" in die Ecke zu schmeißen, denn die Befre
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
First published: 1998
Length: ~4520 kindle locations, 251 pages
Setting: Contemporary. Appleton, New England.
Sex: Varies from explicit to door half-closed. Infrequent (heroine is pregnant for most of book).
Hero: SEAL.
Heroine: PA

Another light, easy romance. More about the romance than the suspense. Enjoyable. Solid. Good characters. Interesting sub plots. Some question in my mind about where the wooing occurred (off stage perhaps). A straightforward M&B.

Tall, Dark &
Sep 29, 2010 Uthie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pada penugasannya kali ini anggota US Navy SEALs Harlan "Cowboy" Jones harus membebaskan sandera warga Amerika Serikat yang diculik teroris.Pembebasan itu berhasil gemilang dengan menyisakan kedekatan Cowboy degan sang sandera, Melody Evans. Satu-satunya sandera perempuan dari tiga orang sandera yang diculik.

Kedekatan itu berlanjut hingga Melody diantar pulang ke Amerika Serikat. Cowboy pun kembali ke penugasannya ke suatu tempat misterius. Kedekatan di masa pembebasan itu membawa cerita baru ba
Oct 12, 2013 Cherie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This book was such a disappointment. It started out great and exciting. The hero is a Navy SEAL. The heroine seemed smart and strong, up to the task of being equal partners with a Navy Seal built like a Greek god. That's how it started...

It deteriorated to not only a secret baby plot, but also a paranormal book apparently as Melody (the heroine) was apparently able to read the heroes thoughts, feelings, and true motivations, no matter what he said (yeah, major eye roll). I didn't mind the secret
Sep 22, 2012 Brina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wer hätte das gedacht: "Operation Heartbreaker" hat sich tatsächlich zu einer kleinen Sucht entwickelt. "Cowboy - Riskanter Einsatz" ist der vierte Band dieser Reihe, den ich - wie seine Vorgänger - innerhalb von kürzester Zeit verschlungen habe.

Zwar ist "Cowboy - Riskanter Einsatz" nicht ganz so gut wie "Für ein Kuss von Frisco", aber dennoch unterhaltsam. Es fällt jedoch auf, dass die Reihe kaum noch Thrillerelemente enthält, sondern viel mehr auf Romantik und Leidenschaft setzt. Ich finde es
Jan 19, 2014 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Geiselnahme in einem fremden Ort irgendwo in einem fernen Land. Die amerikanische Botschaft wurde von Terroristen gestürmt und die haben nun drei Geiseln in ihrer Gewalt: zwei Männer und Melody Evans, die Assistentin des amerikanischen Botschafters. Die Alpha Squad Gruppe um Joe Catalonotto wird geschickt, um sie zu befreien. Harlan "Cowboy" Jones hat den Auftrag das Gebäude auszukundschaften und als der Befehl zum reingehen kommt, ist er es, der die Geiseln als erster erreicht. Melody fasst Ver ...more
Lori McD
Again, not quite the Troubleshooter series, but very enjoyable... I liked this book a lot. It snuck up on me; I expected it to be one thing, and it was something completely different. It was much more subtle... much quieter and nuanced. It wasn't a hit-em-over-the-head-SEAL book. But it starts out that way!

The book starts with Melody Evans writing a letter to her sister, Brittany. Melody is at a foreign embassy and is being held hostage along with 2 co-workers by terrorists. They're rescued by S
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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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