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Blood Heat (Dangerous Ground #3)

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Special Agents for the Department of Diplomatic Security Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt have been partners forever and lovers for three months, but their new relationship is threatened when Will is offered a plum two-year assignment in Paris.
Will believes the posting only means postponing what they both want. Taylor fears that kind of separation will mean the end of th
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Published October 19th 2010 by Loose Id (first published October 2010)
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Written September 9, 2014

4 Stars - As a (gay) weekly TV cop-crime show but in the audiobook form instead - Very elegant and nicely done

Book #3

Josh Lanyon is one of my favorite authors and this morning was it time for the third part, Blood Heat in the audiobook Volume #1 - Armed and Dangerous: Four Dangerous Ground Novellas. As a plus also a supremely good narrator (Adrian Bisson). It couldn't but be a fun ride.

The result was...of course..

Yet another fast-paced story-part with funny bantering, ac

Things are getting tense here.

Will and Taylor's relationship is about to face a serious trial. Would it survive? I guess, I'll find out soon enough.

***3.8 stars***
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
Oh Taylor! There's more in his silences, shrugs, head turnings, etc. than in a thousand words. I felt for Will, who offered his words of love and committment and got almost nothing in return, but I felt more for Taylor, who can come completely apart in his lover's arms and still be incapable of reassuring him.

The emotional part of the story plays on Will's future assignment to Paris and the fact that the two will be apart. I don't know if Will is really convinced that they can work it out. I'm r
3,5 stars but I have the feeling that we're inching toward 4.

This is the 3rd installment in the Dangerous Ground series and I liked it better than the previous ones. Will and Taylor are probably growing on me but I also liked the humor brought by their interactions with Kelila and the intrigue was neat even if it was fast in its resolution.
I liked that the problem raised by a lover/partner relationship was a strong element of the story and most of all, I liked the subtile shivers of angst. At la
Blood Heat is the third book of the series and it does little to advance the characters, the relationship, or any general story arc. This offering is an amusing and entertaining romp as a chance to revisit favorite and familiar characters. That’s not a bad thing per se as the writing is very typical of Lanyon and the characters quite enjoyable to read. However, I’m left wishing the story had contributed something to the characters or even their relationship since if anything these two are headed ...more
There are three things I know when I start a Josh Lanyon book 1. I'm gonna fall desperately in love with the main characters 2. If it's a series I'll read all the books compulsively until they run out 3. I'm in for a hell of a good story. I haven't been disappointed yet :)

This is the third book in the Dangerous Ground series, and has Will and Taylor getting in all kinds of crazy ass shit whilst working with the Diplomatic Security Service, who knew working for African Ministers and embassies cou

3.5 stars

Book 3 of the Dangerous Ground series and we're chugging right along with our boys Will and Taylor. I found this one a little slow and the story didn't keep me entirely interested. These books all feel like the "junior varsity" version of the Cut & Run series, and Will & Taylor the little brother versions of Ty & Zane. It's kind of like a decent 30 minute tv show where C&R is one of those great hour long favorites.

Still, the new plot twist of Will's pending promotion bro

Like the previous books the third installment of the Dangerous Ground series is a short story. Once again Will and Taylor get caught up in a fast paced adventure. And they are experiencing twists and turns in their professional and personal lives and have to face concerns about their future together. It's an excellent addition to the series. Fortunately the next installment is waiting!
I have to say this one rated a bit less than the previous ones. Although there was plenty of action and angst for me it lacked some of the intentness that the other books had. Not sure why.

On the bright side, I so love Taylor's sense of humor and his reactions to nature and wildlife. I could easily feel his emotions when he was struggling to come to terms with Will's probable departure and yet trying to do the right thing by him. I could understand that after committing to a relationship, he was
Not quite as good as the previous books but still an enjoyable quick read. There is a lot of action as Taylor and Will are out on assignment but this one is missing the relationship development. The end was a little disappointing in terms of the relationship but luckily I can launch straight into book 4, Dead Run, to find out what happens as a result of Will's decision about Paris. 3.5 stars.
What I love about JL is that his couples are real - no sugar-coating, no unnecessary drama, just amazing men who fight and do stupid things and bare their hearts to each other.
The fantastic action and meaningful sex are a great bonus, obviously ;)
Love Kelila!

So in this book they’re protecting Harry Potter’s pregnant owl from some bro’s that wanna shoot her. They decide to capture her, while basically out of their jurisdiction, and then take her back to the bossman themselves. Foolproof right? Wrong. Because everyone wants this little chica dead. Through this book they’re struggling because Will wants to take a promotion with a minimum of two years working in Paris, oh-lala. Classic William. It’s tea
Four months into their relationship, Will and Taylor faces challenge in form of Will's possibility to move to Paris for a 2-year assignment. Taylor believes that Will will take the job and he feels upset about it, even if Will tells Taylor that he loves him and they can work out the long-distance relationship. At the same time, it is a very good opportunity for Will, and trying to stop his lover from taking it will be very selfish. Oh, and by the way, they are now having to take back a suspected ...more
OMG!!! Love means shooting the one you love...maybe not, but don't tell Taylor and Will. I'm just liking these two guys more and more with each book I reread,however, I don't like where this book has left them and admittedly that's because I know what's coming and yet still I want to dive into the next book and probably will without hesitation. Well it's off to the airport we go, gotta catch up with the boys, who knows what trouble they'll get into next.

My favorite action romance duo is back and it's an emotional, almost make or break time for them.

Third in the series, readers have a good idea the dynamic of their relationship - Taylor is insecure cos he thinks he loves Will more than Will loves him; Will is afraid he can't do his job properly because he simply cares about Taylor too much. Josh Lanyon doesn't do big misunderstanding, so the dilemma is a realistic one and hit the bull's eye of their relationship's weakness - Will got a promotion
Another excellent installment in one of my favourite m/m series.

Will and Taylor have overcome a lot of obstacles together, they work well as a team like a well-oiled machine, their relationship is solid and strong, but a lot of underlying tension is still there: Will fears he cares so much about Taylor he’d be unable to do his job properly when he’s constantly worrying about Taylor’s safety; Taylor, in this third book, appears more secure and, dare I say, stoic, than before (though he’s still th
I have to admit, this 3rd installment to the Dangerous Ground series left me a bit dissapointed.

After reading raving reviews about the brilliancy of this book, I built up high expectations, as Lanyon rarely disapoints me. Dangerous Ground will forever remain my favorite novel by Josh Lanyon, and Old Poison a good second. But this 3rd book seemed more action plot than character plot. In the past I've always felt that Lanyon focused heavily on his character intertwined with good plot, which was w
The only reason why I gave this book 4 stars is because of Taylor & Will. I just love this couple but I'm not a big fan of the cases they have to solve. Anyway, they are one of the most adorable couples ever and they remind me a lot about Ty & Zane. I can't wait to start book 4 tomorrow to see what's going to happen next with them.
I really like Will and Taylor and i liked the parts where they have their moments,conversations and "alone-time" but i didn't like the only 3 stars
I just can't get into this series. For some reason, Will and Taylor just don't click for me. There were a few very tender, loving scenes in this e-book, but overall, it felt too long and I couldn't really connect with anything that was happening. Both Will and Taylor feel like bundles of issues to me, they don't feel... real. Which is weird because I usually love and adore everything that Josh Lanyon writes. Unfortunately, this series is not among his best works.
A.R. Moler
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Of all his characters, Will Brandt and Taylor McAllister are my favorite. I just wish he'd write longer stories for them, and more quickly. The only reason this one got four stars instead of five is that it felt a bit like a teaser or set up for a longer story. The plot felt a little rushed and underdeveloped.
Just finished the book...
Loved every line but hated the cliffhanger ending :'(
Now I'll have to imagine how Taylor's gonna live all alone when Will goes to paris; what if Will finds some1 else there; nooooo :'(
Please please write the next book of this series soon
and thanks for this awesome book :D
Lisa Ravenscroft
Not a horrible read, but I think I liked the first two books of the series better. Some parts of this one were a bit difficult to make myself read-just had a hard time staying interested in them. I still love Taylor to pieces though.
Nakita McDonagh
The only fault I have with this book and the other four books in this series is the length. Pitifully short. Annoyingly so. You get into the story, and then it's finished. You barely have enough time to revel in the amazing characters and the journey they're taking to go from best friends and partners to more, and you're at 100% on your kindle and it's over. The thrilling plots could be so much more, so much deeper and more exciting, but with the length so short, there really isn't time to turn ...more
Lori K
At least there's no mention of David Bradley but that doesn't keep Will from being an ass.

Come on Taylor, find someone better. It wouldn't be that difficult.
Will and Taylor, a flash flood, a pregnant woman, and a Russian bounty hunter. What could be better? The next book in the series, as soon as possible, please!
I Love Tay & fact I can't get enough so even though it was like 12:30 a.m. I'm going on to the next book
I always enjoy Josh Lanyon's work and this story was no exception. Full of action, it follows Taylor and Will on yet another adventure trying to reclaim a missing woman framed for a murder. Lots of action: break ins, car chases, shoot outs, and a woman in labor! In the background, Taylor and Will are struggling with Will's offer of an assignment that will take him to Paris, leaving Taylor behind. Can their relationship survive a two year separation? I guess I'll be reading the next book on the s ...more
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“She didn‟t look like the athletic type to me.”

“Maybe Nemov carried her. He looked like he could.”

“He looked like he could carry his SUV. I don‟t know why he didn‟t.”
“The night was fading. It was too early to be called dawn yet, but Taylor could just make out the outline of Will's weary, unshaven face. His deep blue eyes were the only color in the gray world of rain and shadows.
Will leaned in, and his mouth covered Taylor's, rough but sweet, his tongue seeking Taylor's. Taylor opened willingly to that kiss, forgetting for a second his scratched, scraped hands and the rain running down the back of his neck. They kissed a lot these days, especially for men who had never been much for kissing. Taylor had become expert in all Will's kisses, from the hungry, lustful kisses that always made his own cock rise so fast it hurt, to the tender, almost cherishing kisses that Will generally saved for when he thought Taylor was sleeping. That dawn kiss beneath the pine trees rippled through him like an electric shock, a reminder that, tired, wet, and lost as they might be, so long as they were together, they were all right.”
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