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Frisco's Kid (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #3)

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,600 Ratings  ·  124 Reviews
Being a navy SEAL is more than a career to Alan “Frisco” Francisco—it is his whole identity. But now a bullet has threatened that existence. How can he function in combat when he can barely walk? Still, despite the doctor’s warnings, Frisco is determined to achieve a full recovery.

But the unexpected appearance of his abandoned niece leaves Frisco with little time for anyth
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ebook, Silhouette Intimate Moments, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Silhouette Intimate Moments (first published January 1997)
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Buggy
Opening Line: "Frisco's knee was on fire"

Suzanne Brockmann’s Tall, Dark and dangerous series is in the process of being re-released as 2-for-1’s with fancy new (and quite sexy) covers. And I have to tell you I am now all about the SEALs and can’t put this series down. These well written quickie romances are each just different enough that they all feel fresh and unique while still connected as a whole, with delicious alpha male heroes and just the right amount of suspense action and melodrama to
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Lady Heather
Jan 08, 2014 Lady Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: contemporary romance with a dash of SEAL, and a pinch of kickass, sassy female lead
How does an injured SEAL finally accept and he'll never be on the active duty list again? With the help of his five year old niece and his patient next door neighbor who offer their unconditional love that's how.

I loved this story. Alan and Mia are wonderful together, and Tasha's innocence and trust is just so endearing.
When Alan finally has his 'crisis of believe' it's both heartbreaking and (a little later on) inspiring.
An excellent addition to the "Tall, Dark, and Dangerous" series.
Auntee
Apr 15, 2011 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of romance featuring military heroes
This is the third or fourth time I've read this one...and I enjoy it every time. But boy did the disabled SEAL Frisco have a huge chip on his sculpted shoulders. Never have I read a book where the hero's identity and feelings of self-worth were so closely tied to his career. Thank god he had the lovely high school teacher, Mia, to show him the way to happiness. Loved their steamy relationship. It was intensely hot without being graphic. I also loved Frisco's relationship with his adorable 5 year ...more
♡Karlyn P♡
An oldie but a goodie! Great story about a former SEAL dealing with a life changing knee injury, and a kind-hearted neighbor lady who helps him become whole again. Add in a cute 5 year old girl, a likable and smart mouthed teen, plus a bad guy and a few SEALs buddies and you have a great Brockmann romance story with lots of sizzle. It was a quick read (240 pages), but it packed a lot of heat and heart. I can see why Frisco is considered one of Brockmann's favorite heros.
Yz the Whyz
I can't believe I actually cried reading this book. Brockmann writes flawed heroes so well, flawed and hurting in a very realistic, heart-tugging way.

Frisco's journey to acceptance of his career-changing injury and learning that sometimes the toughest thing one can do is to decide to live sucked me in from the beginning. He is drawn so realistically that I can actually feel his pain. He has a great heroine that is just the right touch of softness and sternness. Threw in a bad guy, some Navy Seal
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Ruth
This is my favorite of the series so far. It takes the wounded hero theme, and gives it the treatment it deserves. The hero's pain, shame and feelings of worthlessness are so well described, but in a way that doesn't make him seem less attractive or less of a hero, no matter how he sees himself. The heroine is also great - it's nice to have a heroine who has real insights into people, and is just a genuinely nice person. The attraction between them sizzles, but in a beautifully accessible and "n ...more
Jazzypom
Aug 05, 2008 Jazzypom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women who like men in uniform.
If I ever wanted to be a writer when I grow up, I'd look to Suzanne Brockmann for tips. I'd sit down and read her books, chart graphs of her story arcs and note how she keeps the reader involved. I'd want to copy her characterisations, where every single character, no matter how marginal is important. I'd need to try and get the rapport between men of a certain age (mid thirties), of a certain mindset (Navy, US Seals), with a major dollop of pop culture references both past and present that prev ...more
Brenda (b)
I found this story interesting. What happens to a SEAL when he can't be a SEAL anymore? Frisco's struggle with this was touching. Tasha was adorable.
Yona
Aug 20, 2014 Yona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick and easy romance read with a happy ending.
Fallon
May 12, 2015 Fallon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The summary of this book was something I'd usually jump on. So immediately I hurried to read it. The covers great and so is the summary, if a little misleading.

We're introduced to Alan Francisco first. He's a gruff, scarred Navy seal. I enjoyed his character throughout the book. The author managed to give him real qualities instead of Mr. Perfect. From his drinking habits to his serious injuries, we witness a truly damaged character. There was a lot of room for potential but I was let down the
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Anita
This series just keeps getting better and better. Frisco's Kid is a wonderful romance, with an edge. Some real, still very timely issues, are spotlighted. Wounded warriors, their very real personal battles and alcohol dependency affect on families are two of the major ones.

Frisco nearly lost his life 5 years ago saving a worthless prince who was in Bagdad when the USA invaded. Frisco was left with a shattered right knee and having to face the rest of his life without the one thing he loved most
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LaFleurBleue
Reading this book again brought me back the same good feelings from last time. I can be a sucker for fallen hero's redemption story and this one is a good one. The hero was introduced in the first chapter of the first book when he got injured during a rescue. Then he spent the next 5 years in rehab, surgery, therapy, completely deluding himself into thinking that he would come back to his former SEAL team. His delusion and brief struggle with alcoholism, combined with a deep anger and widely spr ...more
Jeri
Sep 18, 2010 Jeri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suzanne Brockmann has written another winner here; who wouldn't fall in love with Frisco; she gives you the one-two punch with this description:

"It had nothing to do with his craggy-featured, handsome face and enticingly hard-muscled body. Well, yes, okay, so she wasn't being completely honest with herself. It had at least a little to do with that. It was true -- the fact that the man looked as if he should have his own three-month segment in a hunk-of-the-month calendar was not something she'd
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Sue
Nov 15, 2015 Sue rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating 3.25, narration 4.

Disappointed, now this could have been more to do with the switch from the action filled Do or Die that I just finished. This series, doesn't have as much action and I find with SB's works that I think she does a great job with adding action and complexity to her novels.

As for the story, it centered around a former SEAL unable to accept his fate until fate threw him a curve ball (his niece) and a neighbor who has a giving heart. I just never felt the pain of his loss, mo
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Mrs. Badass
Jan 24, 2011 Mrs. Badass rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Fast read, in depth characters and real life issues and people. Alan 'Frisco" Francisco is a Navy SEAL whose knee was busted up during an OP 5 years ago, and has been desperately trying to reclaim his active status, despite not being able to walk without a cane, or without tremendous pain. It was a self-discovery novel about pain, loss, perseverance and finding happiness where you don't think there is any. I liked the Heroine Mia, as well. I loved Natasha, Alan's five year old niece. She was ado ...more
Dawn
Oct 05, 2015 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Frisco's Kid
TDD #3

Alan "Frisco" Francisco & Mia Summerton

Five years after sustaining a career-ending injury (referenced in TDD #1 Prince Joe), Frisco is facing the fact that he will never recover enough to work with his SEAL team again, at least not in the capacity he wishes to. He's forced out of the VA hospital to continue his physical therapy on his own. He returns to his apartment, which has been unoccupied since his injury, and in his bitterness he immediately alienates his friendly nei
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♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥
Overall Rating: 4.55
Action: 2.7 / Emotion: 4.1 / Romance: 4.6 / Sensuous: 1.8 / Suspense: 2.9 // Laughter: 2 / Giggles: 2 // Tears: 6 / Teary: 0

Frisco's Kid: 4.55:
Since Suzanne Brockmann is a favorite author, it was not surprising to find this book a one-sitting, enjoyable, enthralling, entertaining re-read. Because this is a Harlequin "series" book, it lacked the depth and development of a main stream novel.

Hero: 4.5:
Alan "Frisco" Francisco: a wonderfully realistic hero. Brockmann peeled back t
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Michelle
Aug 28, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I saw the name of this book, I was worried it was going to be one of those "accidental pregnancy" stories. I was so glad it wasn't. Frisco was wounded five years ago on a SEAL op and just recently got out of a wheelchair. He's in denial about being able to go back to doing what he loves. His sister drops off her daughter for Frisco to care for while she goes to rehab. Frisco's neighbor Mia and he are on opposite ends of the spectrum on just about everything - gun control, war, paper vs. pla ...more
Prisper
Jun 04, 2014 Prisper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este es el libro que estaba necesitando. Frisco es el hombre que solo sabe vivir de una manera, pero cuando la vida y su trabajo le jugaron una mala pasada, le toca aprender a lidiar con él mismo, sus miedos y la realidad de que no va a ser el mismo de antes. Ahí es cuando entran Mia y Tasha. Y ellas lo cambian todo.
La verdad que este es el libro que más me va gustando de la serie, no solo porque se ve realmente la evolución de su personaje, sino porque amo los hombres con problemas. Tal vez en
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Lillie
Feb 20, 2016 Lillie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-heroine
DNF

Idk maybe I'm in a bad mood or maybe this book PUT me in a bad mood but whatever the reason, I couldn't finish this book and my review will suffer greatly because of it.

The heroine was shit. Right off the bat I strongly disliked her. The more the story progressed the more I disliked her until I just couldn't stand her. She was constantly jumping to the worst conclusions, thinking the absolute worse about Frisco, and was judgmental, nosy, and bitchy. And her reason? Cause Frisco was a soldier
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Cruth
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
First published: 1996
Length: ~250 pages
Setting: Contemporary. San Felipe, California
Sex: Varies from explicit to door half-closed. Reasonably frequent.
Hero: Injured SEAL.
Heroine: High School Teacher.
Triggers: Drug and alcohol abuse with a child in the mix.

Alan Francisco has been severely injured in a SEAL action resulting in constant pain in his knee and no chance of ever being a SEAL on active duty again. He hates this. He sees his life as over.

There is no magic vagina
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Lori McD
4+ stars

While there are still some sappy undertones in this story that belong stuck in the 1990s... and while Frisco's self-pity is almost more than I can bear... this was a really wonderful story - one that touched my heart.

Frisco, as we've learned from the other 2 books in the series, is the SEAL who got shot up when they were extracting from a mission; that translated into his knee being so badly damaged, that he just can't return to active SEAL duty, regardless of his will or how determined
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Lia Silver
One of my favorites of the "Tall, Dark, and Dangerous" series. Frisco's difficulty adjusting to his disability is very realistically portrayed. I normally dislike romances where caring for a child is a large part of the plot, because very few writers are good at writing small children. But Brockmann makes it work here. I adored the scenes of tough Frisco being wrapped around a five-year-old's finger and forced to play "Russian princess."
The only reason this isn't five stars is that while the rom
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Mokona
Desgarrador inicio, un hombre que perdió la posibilidad de caminar y al mismo tiempo la posibilidad de hacer lo único que sabía y amaba, ser un SEAL. Por si fuera poco, termina cuidando a su sobrinita de apenas 5 años de edad y el ex novio de su hermana atenta contra la seguridad de la pequeña. Con ayuda de una maestra pacifista, que en un principio quería más ignorarlo que si quiera saludarlo, termina descubriendo que su cojera no es un problema para mantener a salvo a quienes le importan y que ...more
SweetSue
Reading this series out of order because I'm getting them at the library. So I read Night Watch first and then this one. They were similar to me - the troubled, somewhat alcoholic hero. The positive, cheerful, helper-career (ie NOT military) woman. The child who needs help plot point.
I liked this better. The relationship between the couple seemed more even - like they were both adults. And even with his physical disability, Frisco/Alan (both awful names!) felt more pulled together and like an a
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Marielle
Jul 25, 2016 Marielle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sabine
Sep 04, 2015 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: special-books
Im dritten Band der Reihe geht es um Frisco - Lieutenant Alan Francisco. Frisco wurde bei einem Einsatz im Nahen Osten schwer verletzt. Eigentlich hatten die Ärzte gar keine Hoffnung, dass er überhaupt jemals wieder laufen wird aber Frisco hat hart trainiert. Mit Hilfe von Krücken kann er nun, nach 5 Jahren zwar wieder laufen, hat aber große Schmerzen und wird niemals wieder aktiv als SEAL mit seinen Jungs arbeiten können. Verbittert zieht er sich in seine Wohnung zurück um sich selbst zu bemitl ...more
Anja
Sep 10, 2011 Anja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is only the 3rd book in this series I read and I don't know what's going to come, but so far this is my favorite. I thought I really liked Blue, but Frisco was my kind of thing. And yes again, I definitely have a thing for grouchy guys with a package.

I read a couple of reviews before I started this book and even if I knew what it was about I had something else in my mind, which made me super excited to finally start reading. Well, I turned out different than I imagined, but different good.
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Jonetta
May 18, 2011 Jonetta rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved this story. It is contemporary in that we operate in a world where so many of us are defined by what we do as a vocation. Frisco Francisco defined himself as a SEAL; it's who he is not just what he does. When he is sidelined by a life-threatening injury and, after five years, his doctor tells him it's time to go home, Frisco is unwilling to believe his life in active duty is over.

Frisco has to figure out who he is if he isn't a SEAL and whether he wants to live that way. Having to sudde
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Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married with 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.

Published since 1993, Suzanne is widely recognized as one of the leading voices in suspense romanc
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Tall, Dark & Dangerous (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Forever Blue (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #2)
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