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Deadly Promises (Tracers #2.5)

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New York Times bestselling authors Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, and Cindy Gerard and rising romance star Laura Griffin mix seduction and suspense in three irresistible romantic adventures. From sultry international jungles to the rugged terrain of the American Southwest, join the larger-than-life, sco
ebook, 416 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Pocket Books (first published 2010)
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Oct 12, 2010 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Cindy Gerard's Black Ops series
This review is only for Cindy Gerard's "Leave No Trace"...

I don't know how she does it, but with only 115 pages, Cindy Gerard crafted one exciting, smokin' hot, suspenseful, action-packed, romantic read! My only complaint is that it left me wanting more!

Technically, I don't think this can be called one of her Black Ops books, although both the hero (CIA operative David "Cav" Cavanaugh) and the heroine (hospital administrator Carrie Granger) are friends of Wyatt Savage (Risk No Secrets). "Cav" fi
Review only for Cindy Gerard's 'Leave No Trace'

We only got a glimpse of the BOI's as this story was mainly about Wyatt's 2 friends, Cav & Carrie. Cav was the CIA agent who helped out the BOI's when they needed it. Carrie is the girl that Wyatt was dating when they were teenagers and we was introduced to her at the beginning of his story so we already knew who she was.

Being part of an anthology this was obviously a shorter story than we are used to but none the less it was still brilliant. My
4 stars – Romantic Suspense Anthology

“Just Bad Enough” by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love = 3-3.5 stars

“Leave No Trace” by Cindy Gerard = 4-4.5 stars

“Unstoppable” by Laura Griffin = 4 stars

Oct 21, 2010 SheLove2Read rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
Just Bad Enough by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love (who I honestly have never heard of). This is part of her Bureau of American Defense series. I was able to follow along easily as it seems to be somewhat of a self-contained short story. That being said, for me it was just "meh". I wasn't crazy about either character. He is portrayed as an alpha male but kinda seemed like a wannabe to me. They never really said how old either character is, but she felt young - very young. I didn't like her at a ...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+

B.A.D. Series story: Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love: 3.5/5

I haven't read anything in this series before and enjoyed this short story.

Black Ops Inc; Cindy Gerard: 4.5/5

I'm glad I read this book because I have a bunch of Black Ops books in my TBR and, since I haven't read any Cindy Gerard, have just been letting them slide. I liked her style and will move these books up my TBR.

Unstoppable, Tracers series: Laura Griffin: 2/5

I originally got this anthology out of the library beca
Dec 01, 2010 Bookaholics rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deadly Promises by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Cindy Gerard, and Laura Griffin
Romantic Suspense- Sept. 28th, 2010
4 stars

This anthology includes 3 solid reads; my favorite is Laura Griffin’s Unstoppable. In this book 2 of the stories are a part of an ongoing series. Laura Griffin continues her Tracers series and Sherrilyn Kenyon/Dianna Love continue their BAD series.

In Unstoppable Laura Griffin writes a story that is part of her exhilarating Tracers series. This story starts ou
Jul 15, 2012 Xenos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three stories, four authors, one book...

"Just Bad Enough" by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love -- This was my first story by these two #1 New York Times Best Selling Authors and I gotta tell you, I'm really confounded. With credentials like that and with Kenyon's name in red (and larger than the other authors and even the title of the book), I was expecting fabulousness. Instead I got a story that seemed way too contrived and forced and, quite frankly, it was amateurishly written. It felt like I
Nov 21, 2010 Kerste rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: SK sort story BAD fans
This review is based only on the Sherrilyn Kenyon short story.

I am just not that big of a fan of romantic short stories. Everything happens so fast and there is very little character development. I'll give SK props for her convoluted style, she introduces facts in a backwards way so that getting to know these characters plays out a bit like a mystery instead of a data dump, but overall, I just don't enjoy the short stuff.

And if the heroine comes from a head knocking Canadian "family", why doesn'
Oct 13, 2010 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, another anthology dilema..I give "Just Bad Enough" 3 stars, but the other two novellas both get 5 stars, so I'll go with 5 stars for the book. "Just Bad Enough" was actually kind of bland...Yes, there was action and suspense, but I actually wasn't interested enough in either CeCe or Jeremy to care. And I thought "BAD" was just silly.
I loved Leave No Trace." Cav was a great leading man, flaws and all,and the ending was terrific. I also loved "Unstoppable." Laura Griffin was a new author for
CD {Boulder Blvd}
An anthology of three books: I picked this up as it included as its third title a novella by Laura Griffin who is one of my favorite authors. Although I was going to start with the first book, I had a very difficult time getting into it, so I started with Ms. Griffin's story which as it turned out was the best of the three. I then tried Just Bad Enough and still couldn't get too far and read Cindy Gerard's Leave No Trace.

1. Just Bad Enough - the title may be apropos as for the me the book was ju
Jan 03, 2014 jac rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three stories on the anthology, and while I would give the last a 4 stars, the other two were not as good, which surprises me as I like some of Sherrilyn Kenyon's other books.
Oct 02, 2015 Joanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three short stories in one book

1. Just Bad Enough by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love

Sometimes over the top with desire and lust, but BAD boy Jeremy wants neighbor CeCe who is yoga flexible and works as a living statue. She comes from a family with a past and protective brothers. Add a little crime in the form of a missing photo memory card and it’s a decent story.

2. Leave No Trace by Cindy Gerard

I liked this one better. An escape from an overseas prison camp – reminded me of a movie that would
Mar 10, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deadly Promises was a fast, fun read full of action, adventure, and romance. Being a fan of Kenyon/Love, I had come to expect a great storyline featuring the BAD agency. This time they definitely did not disappoint. They introduced a unique heroine with an unusual profession in CeCe and a great hero in Jeremy. Together they made the perfect fit. Full of twists and turns as well as some obstacles, Jeremy and CeCe find love despite the odds against them. Another wonderful adventure in the BAD seri ...more
William Bentrim
Jul 15, 2011 William Bentrim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deadly Promises by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Cindy Gerad and Laura Griffin

Romantic suspense was a surprising genre for me. My introduction was fairly recent. The three stories in this book have a commonality of action and sexual tension. The guys are all hunks with soulful eyes, gentle hands and the smell of danger.

My only complaint about this book is that there doesn’t seem to be any normal kind of guys who rise to heroic deeds. The male protagonists are way larger than life, reveling in
Andrea Hussey
Jun 21, 2012 Andrea Hussey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really don’t like short stories, mainly because they’re so short and you don’t have time to really connect with the characters and get into the plot before it’s over. But the back of the book is what had me interested, namely this part:

From sultry international jungles to the rugged terrain of the American southwest, join the larger-than-life, scorching-hot alpha heroes of the Bureau of American Defense, Black Ops Inc., and the U.S. Navy SEALs for the pulse-pounding, heart-racing, toe-curling

This review is for Leave No Trace (Black Ops Inc. #5.5) by Cindy Gerard and Unstoppable (Tracers #2.5) by Laura Griffin.

Leave No Trace

Undercover CIA agent David Cavanaugh "Cav" had a brief cameo in Whisper No Lies when he helped Johnny Reed save Crystal from the clutches of a human trafficking ring. Carrie Granger was mentioned in Risk No Secrets as Wyatt's highschool sweetheart. When Wyatt let her down gently and later came back a married man, Carrie was heartbroken. In an effort to get some
Oct 25, 2010 LynnMarie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christy’s Review

Just Bad Enough
Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love

Jeremy Sunn is just dreamy. He works for BAD (Bureau of American Defense) agency.
Along with working for BAD, Jeremy also owns his own gym. He’s gone from home a lot when he’s working his primary job but for the past three weeks he’s been recovering from a gun shot wound.

His next door neighbor is Cecilia (CeCe) Caprice. Right from the beginning sparks fly between these two but both are reluctant to start anything with each other. C
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Nov 14, 2011 Jilly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just Bad Enough by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
This is the series I've been reading. Cece and Jeremy are a cute couple and what I liked most about their story was that they became friends before anything else. That was interesting though we discover things are hard on Jeremy because he basically goes to jail for a living (for BAD), which means he has a rap sheet a mile long.

Jeremy seems to be a decent guy and Cece is an interesting character with her diverse and potentially criminal family.

Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
I have to admit I only read one of the stories in this book (I might go check out the others later) which was the one by Cindy Gerard. I'm currently getting my hands on everY book she's written and am almost through the Black Ops series. Loving it.

This was a short story, but it certainly packed a punch. The story is of hero, Cavanagh, a CIA agent, we first met in Whisper No Lies when he helped the BOIs get out of Jakarta whilst saving Johnny Duane Reed's lady, Crystal, after she was kidnapped to
Kathy Davie
Mar 03, 2016 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An anthology of three stories whose main theme is of protectors who make promises to protect. Consciously or not.

"Just Bad Enough" (B.A.D., 4.5)
"Leave No Trace" (Black Ops, 5.5)
"Unstoppable" (Tracers, 2.5)

The Stories
Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love's "Just Bad Enough" is a different take on the usual B.A.D. story. Jeremy Sunn is recuperating from a wound taken on an op and finally meets his very sexy next-door neighbor and spends three weeks getting to know CeCe. What he doesn't learn is
May 28, 2012 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit the only reason I bought this book was because of Cindy Gerard's story "Leave No Trace" and as usual, I was not disappointed. This story follows along with her BOI series and if you haven't read that series (highly, highly recommended), well let me tell you that you are missing out on one helluva fantastic suspense/romance reads. The only drawback about this story was that it just wasn't long enough. Her other books in the series were filled with gritty, edge of your seat, nail b ...more
Dec 11, 2010 Cynthia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense Readers

Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance

Review: 4 - A Pack Howl
Sexual: 3 - Hot!
A spicy tale where both the Hero and Heroine are keeping secrets from each other. Another great addition to the B.A.D. Agency Series. The writing is fast paced and the suspense is riveting. The sex is passionate and the relationship between the H/h is appealing.

Review: 5 - An Alpha Howl
Sexual: 2 - Steamy
A heart-pounding rescue that picked me up by the seat of my pants and didn’t set me do
May 28, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, anthologies. I like you because you introduce me to new authors by including ones I already like. I hate you because a lot of novelists write really bad short stories.

I read this for the Laura Griffin story, and that is what the grade is based on. But that doesn't mean I have nothing else to say!

Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love - Look. Paranormals that use the term "female" to refer to what is essentially a human woman get a pass because sometimes, the characters aren't technically human.
Thumbs down to Sherrilyn Kenyon short — very disjointed and too repetitive. I don't need to be hammered over the head with character traits, especially in a novella; I got it the first, second, and third time you mentioned it.

Thumbs up for Laura Griffin's tale of love and murder at an archeological dig. Can't wait for follow to this couple's story — there's a rough and rocky road ahead.

An okey-dokey hand waver for Cindy Gerard. Not a grand slam, but no foul either.
Macwolf01 [Elise]
This book was read to cover a needed anthology for the Yatzee RRRC challenge, I will say that I judged this book too quickly and put it down until the end of the month.

But I was WRONG, turned out to be a great book.

Just Bad Enough (B.A.D. 4.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianne Love, was the one that started the book and I wasn't too sure about. I wasn't so sure about the B.A.D. group but as I read it grew on me and I will have to read more of this series.

Leave No Trace (Black Ops 5.5)by Cindy Ge

January 2011:
I only read Laura Griffin's UNSTOPPABLE in this series and loved it! - 4 stars

As usual Griffin writes awesome suspense with subtle romance and the short length of this novella didn't bother me at all. It was well-rounded and well-written.
I loved Kelsey and Gage and their romance. The suspense plot was perfect for the length of the story and though it only partially wrapped up, I am sure it will be completely wrapped up in Mia's story (UNFORGIVABLE) who had a small but crucial part
Sep 13, 2011 Rjsmommy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've never really read an anthology book before but I got it on sale and figured it would be a good way to try out new authors or series without investing a lot of time or money. I read Kenyon's Dark Hunters which I love but havenever read any of the BAD series. Not exactly sold on it after this short but I'll probably give it a try. Cindy Gerard's Black Ops caught my interest and I picked up a couple of those. I liked the camaraderie hinted at towards the end of the story and there was plenty o ...more
Mar 24, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the book, filled with alphamales and heroines, packed with action and smutty fluff =) just like i want it.

Just Bad Enough by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love featured a BAD agent on health leave and his sexy neighbor whos got mob connection. Oh, and she needs some rescue since she accidentaly got dragged into something she shouldnt have to. (Un-spoiler-ish enough? LOL)

Leave No Trace by Cindy Gerard was a CIA agent helping a friend whos friend "disappeared" in the jungle of Myanmar, shes cap

"Just Bad Enough" by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love - 4 stars
Jeremy was adorable. Cece was an idiot. Loved the mob connection (and Retter!).

Shelves: scars-and-tats-and-piercings-oh-my, slap-a-bitch

"Leave No Trace" by Cindy Gerard - 3.5 stars
Carrie wasn't a complete DiD, which is a nice change. Way to go, Cindy Gerard.

Shelves: scars-and-tats-and-piercings-oh-my

"Unstoppable" by Laura Griffin - 4.5 stars
Best story in the anthology (shocking for me since I love Sherrilyn
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Tracers (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Untraceable (Tracers, #1)
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