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Nothing To Fear (Romantic Suspense #4)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  3,016 ratings  ·  142 reviews

As director of an inner-city woman's shelter, Dana Dupinsky safeguards many secrets. Some are new identities; some are new addresses; and some are even hidden truths about herself. Passionately dedicated to Hanover House and the women she protects, Dana has always been reluctant to look for love. But now, just as a case puts her and a child in mortal danger, it seems that
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Published August 1st 2005 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2005)
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Nothing to Fear was another great romantic suspense story by Karen Rose. I have enjoyed the entire series, and the fourth book was just as good as the others. I enjoyed watching the relationship develop between the hero and heroine, and was glad to revisit characters from earlier in the series. This has become one of my favorite romantic suspense series.

Ethan Buchanan, former Marine and now co-owner of a Security Consulting business, is called by his friends, the Vaughns, when their deaf son is...more
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I'm Afraid I Struggled With This One
Dana Dupinsky gives everything to and would sacrifice anything for Hanover House, the woman's shelter she runs in Chicago. Despite a shoestring budget and the need for the utmost secrecy, her tragic past commits her to a perilous calling, taking in abused women and their children and offering them sanctuary and a new beginning. The toll on her is mighty, but her dedication is superseded only by her determination to prevent as many as she can from ending up as...more
Jan 10, 2009 Janine rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No-one
Recommended to Janine by: No-one
Shelves: 2009, thrillers
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♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥
Overall Rating: 4.95 // Action: 5 / Emotion: 4.5 / Romance: 4.5 / Sensuous: 4.5 / Suspense: 5 // Humor: 4 / Teary: 3

As with previous Rose books, Nothing To Fear has all the requisite characteristics to make it a must read. {1} An intelligent, determined, flawed, hunky alpha hero, who immediately falls under the spell of {2} a likewise strong-willed, attractive heroine, who is determined to help right some of life's injustices; {3} amazingly well-written, well-developed, realistic supporting cha...more
I'm really seeing a patter when it comes to this series. For me it truly is touch and go - one good book, one not so good, then one good again.

This story fell into the second category, because I simply couldn't concentrate on everything that was going on. The separate investigations, actually separate story-lines of Dana's trying to help and Ethan trying to find the same two people clashed too much for me to enjoy the plot, I "saw" no spark between Ethan and Dana, throwing in another guy just to...more
I started this book back in, oh, January? And I was a bit skeptical about it. I had just finished another mystery/thriller by an author new to me and hadn't found it that great. So my expectations weren't very high with this book. And then I started to read...and got pulled in quickly. Sue is, there's no other word, evil. Really, that's about it. The mystery is threaded between the pages of the book, and it isn't until close to the end, the last 100 pages that everything is finally revealed -- a...more
Lisa (Harmonybites)
Jul 03, 2010 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
Recommended to Lisa (Harmonybites) by: The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List
Style-wise, this wasn't bad--at least on romance novel terms and it flowed well. It was particular turns of plot that had me give up on it after Chapter Six, 117 pages into this contemporary novel of "romantic suspense." Strike One: at the start of this novel a child is kidnapped, and not only don't the parents call the police because of the kidnapper's demands, the friend they bring in who is a security professional goes along with that--even though it means covering up someone was also murdere...more
This one creeped me out so much, mostly because I hated how Sue preyed on people's goodness. The thought that she hid out in a hidden home for abused women and kids makes me so made, let alone all the damage she did along the way.

I couldn't believe how the bodies dropped, it seemed like with each new page there was another one biting the dust. Some of the secrets that came out stunned me, some I agreed with, some just plain hurt people.

I do like the choice that Dana made at the end, it was time...more
I'm noticing a pattern here with Karen Rose books......

1. There is always a sick twisted fuck who is really pissed of coz they got molested as a kid.
2. There is always a damsel in distress who is lonely sexless and just miserable coz they are lonely and needs good hard fuck
3. There is always a knight in shining armor who is drop dead gorgeous and just a plain simple all round good guy
4. Always has a kinky sex scene.
5. The sex is usually at the worst part of the story when nothing seems to be go...more
We first met Dana Dupinsky in the first book of this series, Don't Tell. This story focuses on her as she continues to provide safe haven for battered women and their children. She meets Ethan Buchanan at a bus station where she's waiting to meet another woman who is seeking help at Hanover House, the women's shelter where Dana serves as executive director. Ethan is in Chicago trying to track down the woman who has abducted his godson from his vacation home in Wight's Island, Maryland.

This is th...more
Sharal Hunter
This is my fourth Karen Rose romantic suspense novel and by far, this one is my favorite. With this story, the author delivers characters that come alive within the pages. Several scenes in the story even brought me to tears in addition to the heart racing adrenaline. The author has created a villain so vile and evil that wishing her dead doesn’t begin to describe the level of emotion I felt while reading this book. Maybe because one of her victims is a deaf and mute child and the cruelty she de...more
Nothing to Fear
4 Stars

A fast past read with a sizzling romantic element, however, the suspense plot is a somewhat contrived and leans toward the far-fetched.

Dana and Ethan's love at first sight romance is engaging if unrealistic. She is a likable heroine although her self-sacrificing martyr deal becomes tiresome after a while, and Ethan is a gorgeous ex-marine with some heavy emotional baggage. There is no real conflict between them and all issues are resolved quite easily, which places most of...more
I can't rate this book, because I really haven't read it well. I skimmed, read it too fast, didn't focus. Embarrassing as it is to admit, I disliked Dana from the first book I read that she was in- I Can See You, and I disliked her in Don't Tell. She's supposed to be the irreverent, charmingly annoying friend, but she just annoyed me. Of course it's because of David and how she broke his heart. How self-centered do you have to be that everyone around you realizes a man is in love with you and yo...more
Judul Asli : NOTHING TO FEAR (book 4 )
Copyright © 2005 by Karen Rose Hafer
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Alih Bahasa : Anggraini Novitasari
Editor : Putri Mayan Kalingi
Cetakan ke-01 : September 2008 ; 588 hlm
Cover by Expertoha ; photographer by Scott L. Williams

Sinopsis Cerita :
Wight’s Landing, Maryland – Jum’at, 30 Juli : ( kediaman keluarga Vaughn )
Stan & Randi Vaughn pulang dari perayaan ulang tahun pernikahan mereka dan menemukan rumah dalam keadaaan berantakan, putra mereka bernama ‘Alec’ Alexand...more
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Ethan is a security expert and when his godson gets kidnapped he sets out to find him, in his search for the boy he meets Dana. Dana is the director of woman's shelter, she not only gives women a safe place she also helps them start new lives. She isn't looking for a relationship, when she meets Ethan she starts to see things differently. Ethan rally like Dana, but he doesn't want to get distracted, he doesn't know that the woman who is looking for has taken shelter in Dana’s house. This was goo...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Author Karen Rose jumped on my favorite authors list with her first release back in 2003, DON'T TELL. With her latest release, NOTHING TO FEAR, she's impressed me so much that I'll be buying her books as long as she keeps writing them. Romantic suspense has always been, and will undoubtedly continue to be, my favorite genre, and no one does it better than Ms. Rose. Heart-pounding action, hard-core suspense, passionate romance, and characters that pull you into the story are her trademarks, and N...more
Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose is the fourth book in her series and a great addition to the genre of romantic suspense.

This book follows the story of Dana Dupinsky, who we've seen most notably in Rose's first novel Don't Tell. Dana is the director of an abused woman's shelter and faces her own past demons involving the death of her mother and the abuse by her ex husband. Dana takes in a woman and a child suspecting severe abuse unknowing that the woman is a cold and calculating murderess and the...more
Karen Rose is one the best romantic suspense authors out there, hands down. Nothing to Fear, is a 2007 copyright, with over 500 pages,you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Dana has a women's shelter. She meets battered women and their children at the bus station,escorting them to the shelter. One night an elderly lady is being mugged and Dana jumps in to help. So, does Ethan. There is an instant connection between them. But, Ethan lives in D C, and is only in Chicago to look for his godson who ha...more
Ana T.
I’ve been a Karen Rose fan since the first book I read by her. And it’s always great to start a new one, not only she writes great stories but we keep revisiting familiar characters.

As director of an inner-city woman’s shelter, Dana Dupinsky safeguards many secrets. Some are new identities; some are new addresses; and some are even hidden truths about herself. Passionately dedicated to Hanover House and the women she protects, Dana has always been reluctant to look for love. But now, just as a c...more
As director of an inner-city women's shelter, Dana Dupinsky safeguards many secrets. Some are new identities; some are new addresses; and some are even hidden truths about herself. Passionately dedicated to Hanover House and the women she protects, Dana has always been reluctant to look for love. But now, just as a case puts her and a child in mortal danger, it seems that love has come looking for her.

Nothing to hear
Security expert Ethan Buchanan learned to stalk men in the Afghan desert. Now...more
Unsurprisingly, I'm growing weary of the formula for these books. The mystery part is engaging and page-turning, but the love stories/romances just grate on me. And what's with the characters being able to discern so much emotion from the other person's eyes? Can you really see pain flicker behind someone's eyes for a fleeting moment before they put their wall back up and it's gone? The characters take the phrase "the eyes are the window to a person's soul" to a whole new (unbelievable) level.

Karen Rose has a early sick and twisted mind. I listened to another of her books and swore I'd never read another but I read this one and that helped. Though I couldn't escape the descriptive and cruel violence it was easier to read it rather than hear it. It's an interesting story that relies on a lot of coincidences but it works well as romantic suspense. Ethan Buchanan's godson has been kidnapped. He's a former marine. He runs a security business. He's not a PI. But he agrees to help. He trac...more
Marlina Joy
Buku pertama Karen Rose yang saya baca, setelah membaca banyak pujian untuk KR. Pada bagian awal buku saya belum melihat hebatnya KR.

Saat Ethan dan Dana bertemu, suasana romantis yang mengiringi terasa dipaksakan, belum menunjukkan KR sebagai ratu romantic suspense.

Kalau saya berhenti disana, rating cuma 1.
Tetapi saya pantang berhenti, sebelum selesai ....

Cerita mulai mengalir, dan seperti bermain puzzle, dengan sabar, satu demi satu diletakkan KR pada tempatnya, dan ketika semua sudah selesai j...more
This book is one of Karen Rose's early books and is very good. Ms. Rose's books have graphic violence but she also includes a great romance. In this book it is Dana Dupinsky and Ethan Buchanan who take center stage. Dana was in earlier books. She runs a women's shelter and is also Evie Wilson's guardian (Evie was also in an earlier book and is the heroine of I Can See You.) Ethan is a former Marine and is now a PI who works as a security expert.

Nothing to Fear is a little different in that it h...more
Anne Schmiedeberg
I obviously got the chronology wrong, reading this book after "Count to ten". Apart from that, "Nothing to fear" has been another nice Karen Rose. As always: Lots of dead people, violence, betrayal, true and endless love... This loosely bond series is not as brutal as the Vartanians' stories and follows the same scheme with every book, which makes it an easy and unsurprising read.

So it took a while for me to get "into" this book. It begins with the kidnapping of a deaf boy and the killing of his speech therapist. It continues with more murders and coverups and develops into the killer finding refuge in a home for abused mothers and their children. Posing as the little boy's mother, she is suspected of having more of a story than just an abused woman. The kidnapped boy is the godson of a private eye who is determined to find the boy and reunite him with his parents. In hi...more
I have to say, this book was a little disturbing to me. The bad guy in this book was a sadistic, damaged woman hell-bent on vengeance. She cared for nothing and no one. She quickly eliminated threats that got in the way of her ultimate game plan. Some parts were pretty tough to read about.

I loved visiting old characters in the book. We see Max and Caroline and the rest of the Hunter family, plus cameos from Detectives Mia Mitchell and Abe Reagan from the previous book in the series. Ethan and Da...more
Jan 14, 2008 Kathrynn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thriller-suspense with dash of romance
This is book #2. You should read this author's "Don't Tell" first.

As I read through this one, characters from other books by this author appeared in minor rolls, too i.e., Lt. Spinnelli (sp?) and Detective Mia Mitchell ("Count to Ten"). But, most of her books can be read as stand alones--except "Don't Tell" should be read BEFORE this one as stuff from that help make up material in this one.

This book was a page turner! The author sure knows how to make her bad characters just that...B A D. There...more
I thought this was a really good book. It kept my interest all the way though to the end. I like unexpected endings and this one was somewhat unexpected.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Karen Rose is the author of numerous romantic suspense books.

Though most of the books can be read as stand-alones, all of her books (except the Hot Pursuit anthology) take place in the same "universe" and have many connected characters. Some of the books are more connected than others.

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