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Wearing her shades, a black Stetson, and snakeskin cowboy boots, security agent Maxine "Max" Blake is the baddest thing walking. Ex-marine, ex-cop, and a whole lotta 'tude, Max doesn't have time for anything but her job. Her latest assignment: to protect Dr. Adam Gary. Her problem: he doesn't want her there.

Adam wants to focus on his work, not to be distracted by this t
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Published October 31st 2006 by HarperTorch (first published 2006)
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Lady K Hi. It's not really a part of a series, at least I wouldn't include it in one. Her name is mentioned in one of Ms. Jenkins' other novels, and her dogs…moreHi. It's not really a part of a series, at least I wouldn't include it in one. Her name is mentioned in one of Ms. Jenkins' other novels, and her dogs are mentioned in another one, but that's it.(less)
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Jul 04, 2014 Darla rated it really liked it
Once again, Beverly Jenkins has made me totally appreciate her talent and the stories she weaves together. I enjoyed this book greatly, I loved Max and Adam. Max was the bada** Marine, special ops, security, etc., etc. I loved her attitude, how laid back she was and the fact that she had a kicka** career. I think it is awesome when books feature strong women in non-traditional roles AND holding their own. I loved Max's preference for boots and cowboy hats, being a Texas girl myself, I could appr ...more
Jan 13, 2009 new_user rated it liked it
Shelves: racially-diverse
Sexy/Dangerous is my first read from Beverly Jenkins, but the book's called Sexy and Dangerous. I mean, what more could you ask for? LOL. ;) Incidentally, the book's two main purposes fall nicely into these two categories.

Sexy: The first half of the book, while interspersed with behind-the-scenes moments with the villain, was spent exploring the relationship between brilliant researcher Dr. Adam Gary, who is developing an energy source that will put oil moguls out of work, and his bodyguard of t
Tennille Springle
Sep 17, 2016 Tennille Springle rated it really liked it
Good quick read. I love that Beverly Jenkins always has strong female and male characters.
Jan 27, 2014 KBeautiful1 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic book this was. My second read by Beverly Jenkins and it was absolutely amazing. Max was a kick a#% woman with her trusty side kicks (Ruby and Ossie who are trained Rottweilers). This story had everything love, death, fight scenes, reconciliation and you name it this book has it. I loved Adam because after his initial shock of the kind of woman Max is he loved her and wasn't insecure about who she was. He just wanted her in his life. Well Max left the secret service on her own an ...more
Pamela Devereux
Sep 09, 2014 Pamela Devereux rated it it was amazing
Love Max. From the moment she took bolt cutters to open the front gate at Dr Gary's place, I knew we were in treat. It seems that Dr. Adam Gary has invented a prototype that would heat people's home with this cylinder. This would put big oil in a world of hurt. It seems some people tried to kidnap him in Madrid and failed. Max and her dogs are there to make sure that he finishes his work and stays safe. In the meantime, the under secretary from South Africa is amassing weapons & cash to over ...more
Dec 23, 2014 Kimisha rated it it was amazing
I loved this series! Great balance of romance and mystery. Fell in love with the characters of a strong-willed woman and male protector
Jun 29, 2008 Adrienne rated it it was amazing
Another very, very good book. I am loving this author and can't wait to read more of her work.
Michele Wesley
May 02, 2015 Michele Wesley rated it it was amazing
I am a sucker for a sister that can kick butt and still be sexy! I loved this story.
Nov 23, 2009 Renee rated it it was ok
i had to make myself finish this book..
Karen Scott
Feb 26, 2012 Karen Scott rated it really liked it
The blurb from the back cover reads:

Wearing Her Shades, A Black Stetson, And Snakeskin Cowboy Boots, Security Agent, Maxine “Max” Blake Is The Baddest Thing Walking. Ex-Marine, Ex-Cop And A Whole Lotta ‘Tude, Max Doesn’t Have Time For Anything But Her Job. Her Latest Assignment: To Protect Dr. Adam Gary. Her Problem: He Doesn’t Want Her There.
Adams Wants To Focus On His Work, Not To Be Distracted By This Tall, Sexy Woman. A Foiled Kidnapping Attempt May Have Forced Him To Take An Undercopver Age
Dec 31, 2015 Cherie rated it did not like it
Shelves: i-reviewed
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Rena Miller
Mar 25, 2016 Rena Miller rated it it was amazing
Max Blake was strong, confident woman, who had all kind of skills and talents. She definitely knew her way around a gun and being a survivor. Dr. Adam Gary didn't know what storm hit him when he encounter Max and her dogs. This story was full of overcoming gender stereotypes of a protector and also overcoming one's fear by facing it head on. Max and Adam were the true definition of opposite attracts, but they made it worked.
Max Blake and her dogs are used to dangerous situations so when she's sent to guard Dr. Adam Gary, she's not anticipating any problems. She definitely wasn't expecting the doctor to be so unexpectedly fine. So there are some sexy times thrown in along with the danger.
A good read but a the pacing was a little uneven.
Nov 13, 2012 Deena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Y'all already know, Ms. Bev can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, and she didn't disappoint with this one. Loved that Max was a kick-ass chick! Too cute that she was descended from Lorelai and Grace, two other bad chicks. Adam was sweet, smart and sexy and loved him some Max. And even though I'm not into dogs at all, I just loved Ossie and Ruby - they were so smart! Heck, I even liked krazy Kaitlin (loved the description of her room!); now that she's out from her Daddy's clutches, maybe she c ...more
Lady K
Oct 08, 2015 Lady K rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I read by this author and I liked it. It's one of those type of novels that I can pick up and read anytime. In fact, I've read it twice already. It's romance mixed in with a little action, which I really liked.
Dorothy Sims
Jan 02, 2016 Dorothy Sims rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love reading anything that Beverly Jenkins write. Her characters are funny,brave any very entertaining. Every time I finish a book by Beverly Jenkins, I can't hardly wait for the next one.
Jul 26, 2008 Meg rated it liked it
Shelves: 50, fiction-romance
Max and her two rottweillers take on the job of bodyguarding a skientist who has invented cheap, clean energy. Then there is romance etc.

Alpha female ftw (except for how she also has to be excellent at cooking and interior design and so on, to prove her essential girliness I suppose), but as I don't see anything but sexual attraction between them I wasn't made especially happy by the happy ever after. The writing was decent overall, but sometimes repetitive (cf constant references to his dick a
Aug 27, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, library
SO good. Max Blake is exactly the sort of heroine I'd love to write, and definitely the sort I love to read about.
Beverly Rouse
Aug 12, 2014 Beverly Rouse rated it it was amazing
I love the strong female characters and the men who love them.
Sep 22, 2015 Kim rated it liked it
I found that personally I prefer her historicals.
Carla wynn
Apr 28, 2014 Carla wynn rated it really liked it
Great Job again, Miss Bev!!
Jan 15, 2014 Classic74 rated it it was amazing
I think I love her contemporary novels as much as her historical romances. The continuation of her classic stories in modern day and them still fighting injustice gives me a new set of characters to love
Aug 09, 2012 Kim rated it liked it
I am a huge fan of Ms. Jenkins' historical fiction, so I was excited to read her modern day series that feature descendants of her most popular characters. While this book was good, it is not nearly as great as her older works.

The characters felt kind of shallow, and the dialogue didn't feel like something this author would write. I recommend any of her historical novels over this one.
Jan 15, 2016 Shawnette rated it it was amazing
An enjoyable romantic thriller! I was CAUGHT UP in the witty dialogue and UNFORGETTABLE cast of characters, Mrs. Jenkins does it again! I would love to read more about some of the secondary cast of characters mentioned throughout this novel, like Sweetness aka Eric Cole, Benny, Sheriff Ramos and even little Miss "pain-in-the-butt" Kaitlyn.
Jackie Scott
Sep 28, 2011 Jackie Scott rated it really liked it
I truly enjoyed this book. I LOVED Max, Ruby, and Ozzie. I'm not even a dog lover and loved them. and the appearance of Saint made me shout. Another good job Ms. Jenkins.

I wonder sometimes why people read. Just enjoy the get-away, the release from reality.
Sep 15, 2013 Amanda rated it liked it
Everyone is a stereotype, they use the word "brother" to describe every single male character, and the plotline is highly far-fetched. But it was entertaining to the max.
Jul 06, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Love it!! The story was wonderful. I couldn't put it down. I also liked catching up on some old characters. Thank you Mrs. BJ!!
May 05, 2013 Bridget rated it really liked it
Dr. Gary and Maxine Blake will take you on a fictional roller coaster of chemistry, love, sex, and adventure.
Apr 09, 2013 Stacey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Sexy/Dangerous was the beginning for me ! I was hooked and wanting more. from that point I read all that was published!
Scott Benoit
Jul 15, 2015 Scott Benoit rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book. Love the Blake family. like to see more of this story in future.
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Beverly Jenkins is an African-American historical romance writer. She and her family live in southeastern Michigan. Born in Detroit, she graduated from Cass Technical High School and attended Michigan State University where she majored in Journalism and English Literature.
Ms. Jenkins has written sixteen books to date and has received numerous awards for her works, including: the Detroit Free Pres
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