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Prince Joe (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #1)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  4,274 ratings  ·  182 reviews
The government wanted Veronica St. John to teach a tough, combat-hardened Navy SEAL how to impersonate a visiting European crown prince who'd been targeted by terrorists. But even if every gorgeous inch of Lieutenant Joe Catalanotto did look the part, he simply wasn't prince material. Especially when he made his refined, upper-crust teacher want to slap him silly -- and th ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 219 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Thorndike Press (first published June 1996)
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Buggy
Opening line: "All of the major network news cameras were rolling as Tedric Cortere, crown prince of Ustanzia, entered the airport."

Prince Joe is the 1st from Brockmann’s 11 book Tall Dark and Dangerous series, its Troubleshooters ‘light’ and except for a couple of issues its very, very good. And damn but that Brockman can write a delicious hero because Prince Joe, well I fell a little (lot)in love with him. This SEAL was just arrogant, combat hardened and rough enough around the edges to catch
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Lady Heather
This is the first book I've a read by this author and I think I've found myself a new favorite author (yay me)!

I Loved this story!

Joe & Veronica's chemistry was amazing, and I loved that no matter how hard they fought their attraction they finally had to give in because it was bigger than the both of them.
There was incredible pressure on both Joe & Veronica to do their jobs and they both had different reasons for doing it, but in the end their reasons were both admirable.

I'm SO happy I f
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♡Karlyn P♡
I tried a few times to get into this one, but I just couldn't relate with the whole romance part. Every time I found myself just enjoying the plot (which was actually interesting), it got bogged down with repetitive cliches on how hot the heroine is and how horny Joe is. The romance moved way too fast and the pacing of it threw me too. I wanted to love this one as I normally love Brockmann, but this one didn't work for me.
Eastofoz
Oct 02, 2010 Eastofoz rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who want a heavy on the romance light on the suspense RS novel
Recommended to Eastofoz by: Auntee
Normally I don’t like stories about princes and kings from fake countries –they tend to bug me especially with a contemporary setting because they come off as dumb but this book thankfully didn’t focus on that too much. For the most part it was a light romance with a dollop of suspense and some heartfelt moments scattered around.

Joe Catalanotto is a navy SEAL whose job is to impersonate the prince of Ustanzia who has had an assassination attempt on his life during an official tour to the US. Ver
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LaFleurBleue
Just read it again. As I decided to indulge in reading the whole TDD series in the right order this time, and without waiting months between each book.
I liked this one very much, probably more than in my memories.
It's not really realistic in more than a few places, but it just worked fine. I felt the attraction and budding feelings between Joe and Veronica, their mutual misunderstanding on their relationship did not seem overplayed.
And for a short book, I felt the characters had some depths.
In
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Ruth

This was a rather nice, fairytale-type romance. Navy SEAL meets PR consultant. Navy SEAL given ample opportunity to demonstrate bravery, plus a unique array of skills ranging from languages to climbing. Navy SEAL and PR consultant fall in love, but predictable misunderstanding happen. Etc. Etc.

It was rather formulaic, but well enough written that it was still enjoyable, and I'll go back for more with the rest of the series. The made-up country thing and spoilt prince were a tad hokey, but the a
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Shambhawi P.
This was my first book by this author and I expected more from this book. After having heard so much about Suzanne Brockmann I wanted a book with more than a book with gaping plot holes and a exasperating romance. Joe and Veronica made me want to bang my head in the wall, the problems in their romance were so stupid and they were blowing it off to elephantine proportions. I wanted my characters to have more depth, the plot to have more thrill, the story to have less loose ends. I was disappointe ...more
Jacqueline
Liked this better on the reread. Joe Cat is a good character.



This one was pretty implausible. I generally don't like when authors make up European countries just so they can have a princess in their story but what are you going to do? The story was okay. The take down scenes on the boat were pretty good if I remember correctly. I read this a long time ago. I like Joe Cat a lot in future stories in the series and you really ought to read it if you're going to read the series since this is the sta
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Jane Stewart
Neat concept but thoughts and actions ruined it for me.

I loved the two main characters and the storyline, but the book should have been about 1/2 of the length. The author filled the story with endless ruminations within the characters' minds. They both kept assuming the wrong things about the words the other said. CAUTION SPOILERS: For example, he asks her to marry him, she says no because they are from two different worlds. He thinks she means he is too low class for her, but what she really m
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Nella
This was my first ever book regarding Navy Seals and what they are about, what they do, their training, etc. Don't get me wrong, I mean, I know that they existed, but yeah, it was an American thing so I didn't really pay much attention. (No disrespect)

But the minute I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. I just loved it!

(I quickly got myself the rest of the series - Tall Dark and Dangerous series.)

I was addicted.

I fell a little (a lot) in love with him.

Buggy’s review sums it up p
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Sassiie
This had no originality what so ever. Talk about a cardboard story line.
I only continued reading because I liked the plot and wanted to see how things would end up. But seriously I thought Ronnie would be a strong character, at least that's the impression I got from the beginning and it ended with her barring her self completely. Ugh. Can't stand that fact.
Also I was annoyed by the writing style. It sounds like a teenager writing her a fan fiction. I got used to it after a while. But stil YA a
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Jo
I picked it up because I really like the author's "Troubleshooters" series (the first "romance" books I'd liked since I was a teenager) & I 'd read that this was the start of a different series involving Navy SEALS. It was okay because I was sick & depressed & looking for something lightweight -- it worked. But it was so lightweight it was, well, kind of Harlequinesgue (or at least the Harlequins I read as a teenager 30-some years ago...I don't know what Harlequins are like now). I'l ...more
Szinna
Aranyos volt, azon a naiv romantikus, egyszer olvasós módon. Amikor megjelent a haldokló kislány a képben, azon kezdtem aggódni, hogy ne próbálja az írónő a főhősök nemes jellemét fényesíteni kóbor ebekkel is. Ez szerencsére kimaradt. Minden esetre a sorozatnak adok egy esélyt.
Liz Miguez
This book was not one of my favorites by Susanne Brockman, who seems to have an enormous fetish for Navy SEALs. I generally like her Troubleshooters series, where I feel like the action/suspense plot and the romance plot get pretty much equal read time. Not so, with this series; it could definitely be termed "Troubleshooters Light." Heavy on the romance, light on the action.

As for this book in particular, I don't like the passivity of the main female character and the arrogance of the man. He kn
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Jintana
ซื้อชุดรวมเล่มของ Tall, Dark and Dangerous Part 1, ซึ่งรวม 4 เรื่องในราคา $5.79 คุ้มสุด ๆ

ชอบนักเขียนจากชุด Troubleshooter Series อยู่แล้ว เลยลองมาอ่านชุดนี้ดู ไม่ผิดหวังทั้งเนื้อเรื่องและโรมานซ์เข้มข้นพอกัน

พระเอก Joe เป็น NAVY SEAL ที่ต้องปลอมตัวเป็นเจ้าชายของยุโรปซึ่งเดินทางมาอเมริกาเพื่อหาทุนสนับสนุนด้านการขุดเจาะน้ำมันแต่โดนลอบสังหาร นางเอก Veronica เป็นที่ปรึกษาฝ่ายประชาสัมพันธ์ของเจ้าชายซึ่งมีหน้าที่ต้องติวเข้มให้พระเอกปลอมตัวเป็นเจ้าชายได้ทุกกระเบียดนิ้ว

Gina
Ok I loved this book and a great first book for me by this author! I loved joe and I loved Veronica. My issue with Veronica was at the end when she made that wrong wrong decision!!! But she quickly corrected it.

This felt like a true romance book for me, more so then a suspense book. The writing was excellent and the author is obviously quite talented, I loved the flow of this book. And the sex was steamy and so romantic!

I will be reading more by this author!!
Cindi
I really hope this series gets better as I have 10 of the books. This really did nothing for me. It was boring. Veronica was bland. Joe was okay, but nothing special. The story was beyond unrealistic. The sex was so-so............ again, nothing special.

I will read reviews from the rest of the series before I decide whether or not to read the other books. I've read that they get better after this one. I really hope so. This was pretty bad.
Sabine
Joe Catalanotto ist ein Navy SEAL und somit immer mittendrin in den gefährlichsten Operationen. So auch als es gilt den Thronfolger des kleinen Landes Ustanzien aus Bagdad zu befreien, was auch klappt. Jahre später: Prinz Tedrik aus Ustanzien ist zu Besuch in Amerika für eine Werbetour um Gelder für sein Land zu bekommen. Begleitet wird er von der besten Freundin seiner Schwester, der Medienberaterin Veronica St. John. Direkt beim ersten Auftritt kommt es zu einem Attentatsversuch und Prinz Tedr ...more
Regina
Jun 03, 2010 Regina marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I did not finish. I got bored, but am not sure why as I love this author's work. Brockmann writes good characters but in this particular story I did not care if they ended up together or not. I will stick with her thriller/suspense novels rather than straight romance.
Lori McD
3-3.5 stars

My rating can't be higher, unfortunately, because I felt there were some unrealistic elements in this story. OK, so it's a novel. With hunky SEALs. What's the problem? Well, perhaps my concerns with "realism" have to do with living in a post-9/11 world.... but even back in the day, I find it tough to believe that no one would bat an eyelash about a Navy SEAL who commands a SEAL team marrying a non-U.S. citizen, even if she is British.

What definitely earned points from me, though, was
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Miss Kim
Feb 25, 2009 Miss Kim marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I hope Joe doesn't have a mullet like this guy.
Alison
I liked Joe, very much. Veronica, I was a bit less sure about.

This book suffered from the "misunderstandings, all the time" plot that many romances seem to fall victim to. If only they had been able to clearly express their feelings, much of the drama here would never have happened. You might argue that there wouldn't have been a book without that plot point but I disagree- Joe being a SEAL is certainly a huge issue for the couple to get over and I think the mystery aspect could have been expand
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Kate McMurry
Review of Kindle Edition, reissue of 1996 short contemporary romance

This is where it all started with Suzanne Brockmann's long history of writing exciting contemporary romance novels featuring sexy, Navy SEAL heroes.

In the midst of a well-earned leave, fishing off the coast of California with his friends, Navy SEAL Lieutenant Joe Catalanotto ("Joe Cat") is scooped up by a military chopper and rushed to a secret assignment in Washington, DC before he has a chance to clean up and change.

When Joe i
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
I felt bad because I really feel that a 1 star rating should come with a reason for that low rating. Suzanne Brockmann is a very popular author in the romance genre, and I am sure that my rating gets a lot of raised eyebrows. For me, this book is a fail. Why? I cannot stand the heroine! I tried my hardest to keep reading, but she annoyed me so much, and I didn't even want to be bothered. Honestly, I have a problem with Suzanne Brockmann's heroines in general. I find most of them fairly unlikable ...more
Alessandra
This was my first book by Suzanne Brockmann, so going in I didn't know quite what to expect. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

I initially harboured some hesitation around the fact that this book was originally released in 1996, and thus might be a little dated. Fortunately, I was wrong. The story was as exciting and felt as relevant and with-the-times as military romances I've read written in the last few years. Honestly, the only time the fact that the book is over fifteen years old became
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VaultOfBooks
By Suzanne Brockmann. Tall Dark and Dangerous #1. Grade A
Veronica St. John is facing the challenge of a lifetime. The media consultant has two days to teach a rugged Navy SEAL to impersonate a European prince who has been targeted by terrorists. It’s a tough assignment, but Veronica is sure she’s up to the task – until she actually meets Joe.
Despite his physical resemblance to the handsome prince, Lieutenant Joe Catalanofto is nothing like the stuffy aristocrat. Everything about the combat-harde
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Melinda
Once again I've gotten an audio book of something I've already read - and once again, I liked it just as much as the first time! I started Brockmann with the Troubleshooters series, and then tackled Tall, Dark & Dangerous, of which this is the first book. Brockmann takes a group of SEALS, turns them into these dangerous and charmingly vulnerable heartthrobs and throws a woman into the mix who turns their worlds upside down and makes them grovel. It's pure fantasy, even if there isn't anythin ...more
Uthie
Pangeran Tedric Cortere, putra mahkota Ustanzia melakukan kunjungan resmi ke Amerika Serikat untuk membicarakan investasi Amerika di negaranya. Ditengah kunjungan itu sekelompok teroris mencoba melakukan pembunuhan terhadap Pangeran Tedric. Nyawa Tedric terancam. Pilihannya hanya menyelesaikan kunjungan tersebut jauh lebih cepat dari yang direncanakan atau berusaha mencari pengganti dirinya.

Usul datang dari Pangeran Tedric sendiri. Tedric mengusulkan seorang anggota Navy SEALs yang pernah dijump
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Amanda
This book was very slow to start for me; In fact there were times where I was just plain bored. But despite those times of boredom and the fact that I think the author used the words NAVY and SEAL so much that they could account for the last 10 pages alone, I liked this story. I liked how Ronnie saved the Prince, but got irritated that no one except for a phone call from Bill (the president) cared or thanked her. I would have liked to have seen Joe find out this news and or maybe his team so the ...more
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