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Dangerous Desire

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  147 ratings  ·  53 reviews
A desperate search…

Schoolteacher Gracie James has never seen more danger than her kindergarten grade classroom, but when she goes searching for her missing sister, she’s thrown into a world of sex, crime...and passion. Following a hot lead, she sneaks onto a stranger’s boat—and gets caught. Their one-sided conversation convinces her of two things. One: the guy is seriously
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Published September 23rd 2013 by Entangled: Ignite (first published September 9th 2013)
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
3.5 stars

"I can’t get you out of my mind, Gracie. Ever since you stepped
onto my boat in that sexy, red dress you've been in my blood.

I'm a sucker for a steamy Romantic Suspense, and when I read the blurb to this book I was sold. Add in to that mix the gorgeous setting this book is set in, and you have a recipe for a fantastic story. Right? Well...almost.

Unfortunately, there were just a few things that kept this from being a 5 star read for me. Let me start with the things that I loved.

Jake. H
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I’m going to be honest here and yes, this is going to sound bad, but I never actually wanted to read Dangerous Desire. I just simply wanted to do a spotlight post for my blog. But somehow the publicist and I miscommunicated and I got the book to review. Thank God for the misunderstanding! I’ve seen Annie’s name around, but I’ve never read any of her books before. I can say, I’m looking forward to reading more of her books now.

So going in, I was pre
Kat Morrisey
Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: nook, suspense, from-pub
I think, after marinating on the book for a few hours after reading, I'll go with three stars. I liked it. I did. I just have a few issues with it.

First, let me say that I loved Jake. He was a strong, protective, not perfect, broody alpha who had his issues but once he realized what a catch Gracie was, he stopped messing around and went for it. Sure, there were miscommunications. And of course they argued. But they also felt an immediate attraction to each and, in their own way, explored that w
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
★ ★ ★

I thought this book had a really unique plotline. The beginning was super cute - Gracie, a school teacher, was looking for her missing sister when she snuck onto what she thought was an abandoned boat. In reality, this boat was occupied by Jack, an ex cop turned Private Investigator. After a very tense first meeting Gracie realizes that Jack may be able to help her find her sister.
I loved Jack's character, he was protective and had a strong presence without being too overbearing or domin
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
My Review
4 Stars

I really enjoyed the setting in this story. I think I need to read more books set in Australia. I love the idea of this nice sweet school teacher doing whatever it takes to help her sister. This book was a suspenseful romance that kept my interest from the first page. Of course I think maybe Gracie was just a bit naïve but that just added to her charm. This is because while she was naïve and not a little bit impetuous, she wasn’t stupid. There were a couple instances where I want
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Annie Seaton's latest release is a real treat. Romantic suspense at its most just cannot put the bloody book down and get your washing done. It's that compulsive. You don't even want to go into the kitchen and get a cup of coffee for yourself.

Gracie, the kindergarten teacher who is looking for her missing sister reminds me of myself when I was a bit younger. She is so innocent, she'd go anywhere looking for her missing loved one and find herself in a nest of sharks within minut
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gracie is looking for her missing sister Regan when she stumbles upon Jake, a mysterious ex-cop in a surveillance mission for an insurance company. She's a naive kindergarten teacher, stubborn (somehow), tiny and beautiful. He's big, strong and mysterious. Gracie wants to do amateur detective work on the Midas boat, where her sister is supposed to work. Jake chooses to protect her and to keep her hands off her, but she is not as innnocent as she looks and there's too much attraction between them ...more
Jennifer Gallagher
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh My it is so wonderful to see Annie Seaton changing direction into yet another romance genre..She has so far written contemporary Romance..steam punk... awesome paranormal and now a fantastic suspense story. I loved that it was set in Australia.. this has to be a setting Annie knows very well.. Of all her books I loved this one so much... this story is full of intrigue.. angst and romance..guaranteed to keep you wondering from beginning to end of the book.. You have to read this book I can pro ...more
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
In Dangerous Desire by Annie Seaton, Gracie's sister Regan has been uncharacteristically out of touch and Gracie is worried. After 3 weeks with no word, small town kindergarten teacher Gracie steps out of her element when she starts searching for Regan. Gracie narrows down where she thinks Regan might be, and as she does, she enters a world of danger and deception. Gracie is full of plans to find Regan...she is the only family Gracie has left. When Gracie sneaks onto a boat she thinks is empty t ...more
Gigi staub
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Schoolteacher Gracie James has never seen more danger than her kindergarten grade classroom, but when she goes searching for her missing sister, she’s thrown into a world of sex, crime...and passion. Following a hot lead, she sneaks onto a stranger’s boat—and gets caught. Their one-sided conversation convinces her of two things. One: the guy is seriously sexy. Two: he knows something about her sister. Oh, yeah. And did she mention he’s sexy? And a sizzling attraction…

Jake Alexander, former cop,
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Gracie James is a kindergarten teacher who has gone searching for her missing sister. Jake Alexander is a former cop who was forced into an early retirement due to an injury he received while on the job. Jake has been working an insurance claims case and has been staking out the luxury yacht Midas, taking pictures to document the happenings on the boat. Gracie's last email from her sister has lead her to the Midas, and she is determined to do whatever it takes to get on the boat and find her sis ...more
Sue Ellen Robertson
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

What would you do when you all of a sudden haven’t heard from your sister and she is the only family you have? I would do exactly what Gracie James did, she packed up a bag and flew to the last known place that she knew of where her sister was. Gracie James character is the book is described as a simple, naïve, kindergarten teacher. I will give her the kindergarten teacher part but when she is thrown into a turn of events in search of her sister
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“You could be a pirate, Jake. All dark and dangerous.”

Innocent, vulnerable, beautiful Gracie trespasses on Jake’s boat and quickly finds herself in lust with Jake. She gets under Jake’s skin and despite his best intentions, his instinct to protect her incites her to put herself in danger on the luxury yacht Jake has under surveillance. Gracie is convinced her missing sister, Regan, is on board the ship, but why does the damaged but distractingly hunky ex-policeman seem determined to prevent her
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I receive this book to do a honest review.

I must say that this book surprise me a little.I dint`t read the description because i want to be suprise and i was.

I like it.But i dint`t love it.I want to but i can not.This book has everything:humor,love,action,secrets,all the things,but it has not that book that i want to devour it.The action was a little boring.I mean,one minute want to read more,one minute a want to stop.It was fine,it is a great book,great story,different,that it was wat i want to
Sep 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Gracie is the quintessential schoolmarm who is actually sexy… and Jake is the broken cop with a chip on his shoulder. Gracie is trying to find her wild sister who has disappeared. One night she descends on the docks to scout out her sister’s last location dressed … well… not like a schoolmarm. Jake is doing some investigating on his boat when she pops in trying to get away from some bad guys. Just so happens that they are both interested in the same bad guys.

Jake whisks her away to his swanky h
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it

Schoolteacher Gracie James has never been in danger before, but when she goes searching for her sister that supposedly disappeared she sure does find out that its not actually what it appears.When Gracie Meets Jake Alexander,a former cop who works for a insurance company,on his boat one night she knows that he can help find her sister. Gracie and Jake work together to try to find out what happens on the boat and to find her sister. Jake and Gracie have been attracted to each other from the
Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read that kept me interested the entire time. There was constant danger, lies, romance and suspense. No one told the whole truth throughout the book until the very end. The book made you curious and left you guessing about what exactly was going on.

Jake was a passionate, strong and determined hero. Gracie was stubborn and a little crazy heroine. Jake and Regan called her brave, but mostly she was just reckless. She was an easy character to like, but I d
Ann Harrison
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kindergarten teacher Gracie is certain something has happened to her sister. Out of her comfort zone she heads to the coast to start searching. Gracie finds herself caught up in something far more dangerous than she could have possibly imagined.
The only person she can trust is a cop who doesn't always tell her the truth. To complicate matters, she has an immediate attraction to him.
Can he help her find her sister before something goes terribly wrong?

Annie Seaton has done it again. Her characters
Cheryl Sanders
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I feel like I know these characters as real people. Jake, the wounded hero, found Gracie hiding on his boat while he was taking surveillance photos of a larger boat for an insurance company. Gracie the naive kindergarten teacher, is on a quest to find her wild child sister on the same large boat. Jake agrees to help Gracie on her quest because he's got that "save the damsel in distress" syndrome. Through it all the two start having feelings for eachother, despite Jake having commitment issues. W ...more
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another writer added to my list to read. Really enjoyed this book. You have a kindergarten teacher from the outback goes looking for her missing sister ending up in North Queensland. This quiet little mouse had to find the strength to survive what she has to do to find her sister. Enter the moody sexy Jake with trust issues, actually they both had that. An adventure tangled with danger, drugs, dodgy men, a rich man who runs a party boat. Jake wants to protect her, keep her out of harms way. Grac ...more
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ignite
Loved this book!! Gracie and Jake have an instant chemistry that pulls you in. Gracie's desire to save her sister overcomes any worries for her personal safety and sends her directly in the path of former police officer Jake Alexander. Jake feels a burning desire to keep Gracie safe from harm, but that isn't all Jake desires. The heat from these two burn up the pages as they team up to look for Gracie's sister. Throw in a little mystery a dash of intrigue and mix well with a heaping dollop of ro ...more
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed Gracie's schoolteacher personality a lot. She is searching for her sister Regan who she hasn't heard from for over three weeks. While on the search she stumbles upon Jake. The two realize that if they work together they can get answers to their unanswered questions. Not to mention that Jake can try to keep her safe. This story is fast paced, exciting and dangerous.

I received an ARC for an honest review.
Sandy Vaile
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
When Gracie (kindergarten teacher) searches for her missing sister, she’s thrown into a world of sex and crime syndicates. She sneaks onto hunky Jake's (ex cop) yacht to stake-out the Midas party boat and interrupts his insurance stake-out. He's worried she's going to blow his cover, or worse, get turned into fish food by the criminals he's watching. They decide to team up and a sizzling attraction ignites. A few frustrating copy editing oopes, but this is a fun mystery.
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow what an excellent read, Annie has taken a different direction this time with her storyline and she has definitely not disappointed. This book has danger, excitement and romance. The sexy Jake and the naive Gracie get to together! unintentionally to try and find her sister. The rest of the book is up to you guys to read, but I can wholeheartedly recommended this great page turner
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gift from author for a honest opinion

A wonderful romantic suspense it has everything you would want a romance, suspense and a hot guy. I fell in love with Jake and Gracie who wouldn't want a guy like that watching over you. I couldn't put this book down once I got into it and hated for it to be over. loved the character development. I would recommend this book and author to everyone.
Amanda Clymo
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It’s wonderful to see Annie Seaton spreading her wings into yet another romance genre. She has written contemporary, steam punk, paranormal and now suspense. In a setting she obviously knows well this lady of many talents has crafted a story full of intrigue and innuendo guaranteed to keep you wondering.
Jane Beckenham
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, loved the suspense of not knowing what was really happening. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Ms Seaton has done a great job of characterisation, setting a woman who comes across at first as quite naive against a toughened ex cop who's been round the block a few times. Set against the glorious Australian paradise, it's a great read.
Well done Ms Seaton.

Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Romantic suspense in The Whitsundays...what more can you ask for.
Laurie Gyd
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action & intrigue

Wow in this book we catch up with Grace's sister Reagan-who Gracie has been desperate to find. She hadn't heard from her in over 3 weeks, she meets Jake-a medically retired police officer, who's willing to help her find her sister, among tons of mystery.
Robby Dennis
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved the intrigue and the sexy, fearless heroine!
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Annie Seaton lives near the beach on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. She is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing and has been delighted to discover that readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them. Her career and studies spanned the education sector for most of her working life until she took up a full-time writing career. She is now published internationally in ...more