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Jeu dangereux (Riley Jenson Guardian #4)

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In Melbourne’s urban underworld, there’s a nightclub for every fantasy and desire. But for Riley Jenson, one such club has become an obsession. Riley, a rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, hasn’t come in pursuit of pleasure but of an unknown killer who’s been using the steamy nightspot as his hunting grounds.

Leave it to Riley to find the only ticket into the heavily guard...more
Poche, 384 pages
Published February 18th 2011 by Milady (first published January 1st 2007)
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I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
I am really enjoying this series. I like the fact that the back story has evolved and changed in this book, the 4th of the series. I find that I get bored with series that don't vary the story that links the individual books together.

In this series, as in most I read, I find that I am somewhat drawn to the villains--kind of like those you love to hate (of course the good guys too). I did not feel that way towards the villains in this book. Take Jin for instance. From the description on the jack...more
Maria
It's hard to like a book when you don't really like the main character: Riley Jenson. All she seems to do (from the 1st book all the way through the 4th book - Dangerous Games) is complain, complain, and COMPLAIN about how she doesn't want to be a Guardian, and how she thinks her lover Quinn is too narrow-minded when he doesn't want her to have sex indiscrimmiantly. "Oh, boo-hoo, my boyfriend doens't want me to have sex with other men!" And the sex scenes are not even that good: there's no real...more
Tilly Slaton
Ok. Hmm...

This book bored the everliving shit out of me. BORED ME! College classes, midterms, tests, homework ... All I wanted was something hot! Something sizzling .. something that would distract me from the apparently endless number of dense students that attend my college. But .. no.

When I found this author ...this series, I was excited! I lovelovelove Anita Blake and hot damn this series is similar and just flat-out does it for me. Unfortunately, every writer has his or her moment and Arthu...more
Sarah
Riley and her brother Rhoan are investigating the murder of several women who have been killed in what appears to be a ritualistic manor. She may have fought against becoming a Guardian but now she has been forced into the role she is determined to do her job well. As their investigations lead them to a fetish club it is up to Riley to infiltrate the club and track down the murderer.

Dangerous Games is the fourth book in the Riley Jenson series and although this probably could be read first as th...more
Mistik INK
Entirely Satisfying and Fkedup

Riley is all about the hunting these days and she goes after a new supernatural race in the Riley Jensen World of fkfests and kinky non-consensual, mind blowing hotness. Well, ok that was not ment to be hot but hey who says it't not? Quinn is a mega-asshole in this one as he mind-fks her and pushes limits that should not be crossed.

Where is Kade? Why can't more pople write about horse shifters? Hellooooooooo, everyone is writing about big, long c***s and no one th...more
Ithlilian
I was pleasantly surprised with the plot of this book. I absolutely love Gautier and I'm glad he had a part in this one, though I would have liked to see more of him. The demon summoning and god of darkness elements of the plot were interesting, the Riley's emotional vampire lover was entertaining. I really enjoy this series. Something about it just gets to me. So far I'm enjoying it more than Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Karen Chance, and all of the other popular ones out th...more
Amy A
The Riley jenson series is like brain candy. There's not too much extra thought processing that I need to do. There's really no deeper level than what is actually going on in the story as you're reading it (not that I can see anyway). I don't like all of my books this way but sometimes it's a nice departure. The fourth book in the series is no different.

After the events from the last book Tempting Evil I wasn't sure where our characters would be headed. The first three novels focused on Riley an...more
Carolyn F.
Reread by audiobook. I also own the paperback.

I still think Quinn was manipulative, nothing really changed in my opinion of this book.

Original review on 04/26/10 Another great book by Keri Arthur. I'm getting really tired of Quinn though. Will he just make up his mind about what he wants? Drives me crazy. Which overall is good for the storyline. Would recommend this series and this book.
Jesse
It took me a while to read this one. I didn't get into it at first as I normally do, but I was very distracted with my new manga and anime obsession, sot that had a lot to do with it. Once I got about halfway in everything really picked up intensity and I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed this one. It was very suspensful and creepy! If this book were a movie it would be very Silence of the Lambs I think. The character Jin was scary and I don't think I could have gotten close to him like Ril...more
PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
(4.5 Stars Really)
There's a new serial killer in town. The Cleaver is making life challenging for the guardians. Gautier has resurfaced and has challenged Rhoan & Riley to a deadly game to see who can capture The Cleaver first. This will settle in Gautier's mind who is the better guardian - at least that is the story he's sticking to for now.

Riley's psychic abilities have grown rapidly and are put to good use in this outing. This installment was more intense as Riley took a walk on the wild...more
Nada
Book 4 was good as well.
i noticed that this book has a lot less sex than privious three books did. But do not be afraid there is still sex, lots of talking about sex and lots of thinking about sex.
Sometimes I think that the main plot of this series is sex. Don't get mee wrong I love sex since in the books. But with this series I feel cheeted. Sex scenes are usually one paragraph long and that it. bam wam thank you mam. They are not well developed scenes or well played out. I hoped that it woul...more
Bronwyn Rykiert
This is the 4th story in the Riley Jensen series, to me it was not as good as the earlier ones, something was lacking but it was still a good read.

Rhoan and Riley are following a new vampire, who they think is responsible for a series of recent murders and he leads them to Gautier, the rogue vampire who was once the best Guardian for the Directorate of Other Races. He gets away though.

Then Riley has a hot date with Quinn, the vampire, when a car follows them they stop to see who it is but the oc...more
Amber I. (AwesomeSauce Book Club)
Another action packed book. I love this series. Each book has something new. It follows from the last book but there is always some new life or death situation going on. And I really feel that Riley handles them well. I also love that each book has a satisfying ending, I of coarse want to read the next one but I am not left feeling unsatisfied. Its nice to read a book and not going crazy having to know what comes next. I actually get to take my time and enjoy each book. Each book so far can just...more
L-D
This was another good book in this series. Riley is officially a Guardian now and she is up against some nasty stuff. I'm not a big Quinn fan, so some of the things that Quinn does in this book make me very angry. I do like Kellen and while Riley seems to be giving them both a fair chance, her connection with Quinn is still stronger. By the end of the book, however, some things become just a bit unsettled. I hope that Riley makes a decision soon - I know that she is a wolf and I understand that...more
Debora
Nuova avventura per la Neo Guardiana Riley, metà vampira e metà licantropia, dagli appetiti sessuali e dalle idee ben decise, e alle prese con una serie di omicidi efferati che vedono coinvolti sicuramente esseri soprannaturali ai danni di alcuni umani.

Qualcuno si "diverte" a scuoiare - letteralmente - le sue vittime e a lasciarle lì, abbandonate in agonia in attesa della fine e Riley, fin dal primo momento, riesce a percepire l'odore del suo acerrimo nemico, colui che è deciso in tutto e per tu...more
Amber Ditullio
Dangerous Games is book 4 in the Riley Jensen series. Now that Deshon Starr has been dealt with, it's time for Riley and the directorate to deal with the dangerous, and cloned, former Guardian, Gautier. While she's dealing with that, there's also a serial killer on the loose that has been dumping the bodies of young women at abandoned warehouses. The signature of this killer? A missing finger on each woman's hand.

As often happens in books of this type, the two quests actually become one. As Rile...more
Shera (Book Whispers)
This is book 4 for those wondering. Because somehow I messed up and thought that this was book 3. With that said it picks up pretty easy from book 3, in fact I didn't even realize I had missed anything for pretty much the whole book . . . of course I kept wondering, "Did I forget how and when Riley became an official Guardian?" Which makes me wonder about book 3's importance to the series.

Moving on. This is Riley's first book where she is "officially" a Guardian, I love it. It show's off Riley's...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Synopsis: In Melbourne’s urban underworld, there’s a nightclub for every fantasy and desire. But for Riley Jenson, one such club has become an obsession. Riley, a rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, hasn’t come in pursuit of pleasure but of an unknown killer who’s been using the steamy nightspot as his hunting grounds.

Leave it to Riley to find the only ticket into the heavily guarded club: Jin, a deliciously hot-bodied bartender who might just provide the key to unmasking a killer unlike any ot...more
Miraphora
Eh vabé, prima o poi doveva capitare, tanto valeva prepararsi. Dopo i primi tre, il quarto mi ha delusa un pochino. Il problema è che non riesco a collocare per bene il cosa, di per sé, mi abbia lasciato l'amaro in bocca perché in fin dei conti tutto è in linea con i libri precedenti. Non cambia granché, anzi, forse la trama diventa un pò più complessa e questo è un aspetto positivo però, non so, il ritmo inziale è lento e la lettura non ingrana. Quindi mi sono trovata a metà libro arrancando a...more
Michelle
Apr 07, 2009 Michelle rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal romance & mystery fans
Ah Riley, your character never fails to disappoint. Despite the reviews I'd read briefly online, I'm not totally won over by this book as a lot of other readers seem to be. Its by far not the best in the series, even if Riley getting the guts to say no to Quinn is the end result.

I wasn't thrilled with the bad guys in this book and I think the lack of development on their part shows that they as characters were mainly there only to facilitate Quinn's character background. This book felt more like...more
Melanie
Dangerous Games is by far the best installment of this series to date! It’s deserving of six stars if that were possible! Oh my gosh, I have no idea how the next one is going to hold a candle to this one! Riley is even more amazing and really honing in on her inner badass. Quinn’s secret was amazing and jaw dropping! Even though Quinn has been fucking up royally, and I loved the ending which is totally what she should have done, even though I’m secretly over here like “nooooo!” Let’s just say sh...more
Cassie
The beginning of this book is extremely slow. It's like this is book 1 of a series again. There was way too much self-reflection - I don't need constant reminders that Riley is on the road to being a "full-fledged guardian" but doesn't want to be. By this point, it's kind of moot. I think that this idea is one that can be shown, not told, after the many times the same sentence has been repeated.

I'm none too pleased with some of the happenings in this book, but hopefully they won't affect the re...more
Megan Marie
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Becki




Since I've been eating my way through these novels this is a review of book 1-4 of the Riley Jenson series. I'll avoid going into details of the plots and just highlight my observations.

I'm no prude but in the first novel there is such a thing as too much horizontal boogieing. This book was dripping with it yet it barely lasted more than a page or two each time. It was a real shame because there were sparks of excellence in parts of the world building that were eclipsed under the flimsy erotica...more
Lissibith
3.5 stars. Riley Jenson likes her men spicy and her work less conflict-heavy than one might hope for from a pseudo-police force. Luckily for her, at leaqst one of these things was in abundance in "Dangerous Games."

Every man she's attracted to is spicy. I admit, it got a little silly after a while. But I commend her for knowing what she wanted and being completely unafraid to admit it and go for it. She wants good sex with men she's attracted to, she occasionally gets it, and more power to her.

Al...more
Gabrielle Viszs
Nous sommes à la sortie du démantèlement monstrueux, concernant les laboratoires génétiques, mais nos héros n’ont pas encore réussit à s’en sortir totalement, un méchant de l’histoire est toujours introuvable et de plus en plus de personnes gravite autour de Riley comme si elle n’était qu’un morceau de viande, ce qui n’est pas loin de la vérité. Entre Quinn qui perd de sa vitesse en jouant au jeu du je-taime-moi-non-plus, qui ne sait pas dire la vérité et sa possessivité commence à donner des fr...more
Pat aka Tygyr
I believe this is the 4th in the Riley Jenson Guardian Novel. Riley and her twin brother Rhoan are Guardians for the Directorate which is like the police force for supernatural beings. Riley is a werewolf, but also part vampire. She embraces her wolf and the sexual needs of her wolf. Quinn is her some time date, a vampire, who wants her exclusively. He will go to any lengths to keep her from her other repeat lover, Kellan, who is also a werewolf and business rivals with Quinn. Riley and Quinn ar...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
I'm not sure how I feel about this one, I think it was a vast improvemnet over #3 in terms of storyline - we get to see more of Riley's developing talents and personal growth, learn more about Quinn, and are introduced to another facet of Arthurs supernatural world.
Some of the imagery in Dangerous Games is pretty skin crawlingly explicit, tipping into the horror genre for me. I think perhaps that is why I can't say it was a great read.
Still I'll keep at the series.
Kelly
This was an interesting edition in the Riley Jenson series. The Directorate isn't looking for labs or lab created monsters, but Gautier is still on the loose. There are a lot of shockers in this book that I wasn't expecting. I'm now really looking forward to the next book in the series to see how the shocks from this book work out.
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Kat Klein
Once again, I enjoyed this book. The clone storyline is wrapped up, but the action certainly isn't. For one thing, Gautier got away from the Directorate, but he certainly hasn't forgotten about Riley. He still very much wants to prove who's better.

Add in a dragon of pain, despair and death, and an actual God of Darkness, and the action just keeps going in this.

This was actually a bit darker than some of the others... strange I know... but I really did enjoy it. However Quinn definitely crossed...more
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Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs
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