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Preview — Dangerous Lover by Lisa Marie Rice
Dangerous Lover (Dangerous #1)
"I don’t want to be alone tonight."
Caroline Lake can hardly believe she would ever say these words to someone she'd never met before. When a tall, dark stranger arrives wanting to rent a room in her beautiful empty shell of a mansion, she hesitates. Though she is in dire financial straits, the man looks dangerous—dangerously sexy. She's overwhelmed by the desire he sparks...more
~GREAT HERO, AVERAGE STORY, INCOMPLETE ENDING~
This is a well written story and Rice has obviously done her homework regarding issues in Afghanistan and Africa. I also really enjoyed Jack as our hero; he's brooding and sexy with a repeatedly described hard body. He's also been written as the savoir; rescuing our heroine in a snowstorm then continually caring for her every need, making sure she's warm and fed, fixing her falling do ...more
Dangerous Lover was no exception. It was hot, sexy and emotional. Even though Jack was basically obsessed with Caroline and his behavior at the beginning was borderline stalker-ish, I was OK with it. A guy like him would have freaked me out in RL ...more
"3.5 stars" For the second time in a row, I have finished a book and been left waffling over how to rate it, which is very unusual for me. There were things that I liked about Dangerous Lover, but quite frankly, there were also things that I thought could have been greatly improved too. Lisa Marie Rice has a very languid writing style characterized by extended passages of descriptive or introspective prose punctuated by brief snippets of dialog. In my opinion, this gave t ...more
This was a good, quick, hot read.
Jack met Caroline years ago when he was living in a homeless shelter with his father. She lived with her loving, rich family. After his father dies, he leaves and is taken in by a kind, army colonol and his life changes. But he never forgets Caroline and he returns to Summerville 12 years later…. He has left a dangerous situation in Africa with a sack of diamonds and secrets…. Won’t go into much more detail but the bad guy turns up, Caro ...more
There are some circumstances you will always be served in Ms Rice's romances (this is my fifth): It's winter, snow and the days around Christmas time. The story takes place over a few days. The male alpha hero is a former warrior, professional soldier or the like. The female heroine is a bit lonely and in need of security and of being "saved and loved". Ther ...more
Caroline has hit some hard times- years before, her parents died in a car accident leaving the family less then well off, and then she had to ...more
A great action/adventure plus a semi-erotic romance, in which "The Secret" is revealed very near the end, and then everything is resolved in just a few sentences. Say it isn't so! I wish...
There's some strong sexual language and a good bit of bedroom activity, but I found it well written as the hero really cherished and respected the heroine ...more
Dangerous Lover has a likable, sweet, mild alpha male hero who treats the heroine with tenderness and genuine affection. The romance is hot, but the intermittent bad guy pov regarding his pursuit of stolen blood diamonds distracts from the overall romantic progression and pace of the story. The ending is frustratingly abrupt and disappointing. The strong romantic aspect of the story isn't enough to counteract the choppy pace and bad ending.
Happy for Jack and Caroline, but the ending was too abrupt. Apparently, fans griped, so Rice wrote a short story in lieu of an epilogue. Here is my review of Hot Secrets.
I enjoyed the series, especially this book and Dangerous Passion. (N ...more
Caroline is a lonely woman living in her childhood home. Her parents had died, and so had her brother after along illness. She takes in boarders to make ends meet. Jack comes to town posing as a boarder in order to get close to her again.
This one ...more
Twelve years ago, Jack Prescott was an eighteen year old homeless boy known as Ben. He was fascinated by Caroline Lake, a wealthy girl who treated him kindly when she delivered items to the homeless shelter where he is staying. After his father dies, Ben leaves town and is rescued from his ha ...more
No, for the bland heroine - I got the feeling she didn't have much of a personality, her woeful little back story that got old too fast, and the rather abrupt (though I was prepared for it) ending. I feel this book could've used a chapte ...more
It is so good, one of the best romances of the summer alone! HOT HOT HOT!
The hero Jack has adored Caroline for over a decade. She is his reason for breathing and living. When he first head over heels for her, he was a scared eighteen years old with nothing to loo ...more
Time has not been kind to Caroline, with each obstacle in her way she has kept her head up and done her best to remain positive but everytime she turns around something else happens to jolt her. When Jack arrives needing a ro ...more
Not because of the poorly developed plot, not because of the lack of real interaction between the MCs (apart from the sex, of course), not because the villain had almost as much page time as the MCs ending up being too distracting, not because of the author's well-worn cliches (hero ex-military security freak with lots of money, not very good-looking but very sexy and well-endowed down there; heroine 28-year-old elegant redhe ...more
The story is about Jack Prescott, who was once a homeless teenager. He fell for a girl named Caroline Lake, who was rich and would donate to the homeless shelter where he had lived. Jack had been eventually picked up by a colonel, who asked him to join the army. He agreed, and ...more
Okay, I read the ebook and it seemed pretty short, but Goodreads tells me it’s 337 pages which is a pretty fair length. Maybe it’s just an easy, and therefore quick, read? I don’t know. But I do know there is a good backstory that helps w ...more
I thought the ending could have had a chapter of the couple--after the events--to see them on with their lives.
Another favorite of This Reader. ;-)
It just ended. I wanted one last scene beteween Jack and Caroline but never got it.
I found that the prose was lacking dialogue between the h/h.
I am a huge fan of more interaction between the characters. Of course they have plenty of sexual interaction.
I will give Lisa Marie Rice's books another shot.
Mi chiedo se quando descrivono questi uomini, le scrittrici non danno sfogo a tutte le loro più intime immaginazioni.
A me occorre una doccia, gelata possibilmente.
Tbh, in the first couple of chapters, I was thinking, there is a fine line between a long lasting unrequited love, and quite frankly stalkerish behaviour!
I am not sure Jack did not tip over into slightly scary stalker behaviour here.
Caroline Lake, the woman Jack had loved since he was 18, and had not seen in 12 years, so basically, his entire adult life.
Her life has changed over 12 years, she had lost her family and the life she had with her family, and is ...more