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Forced Disappearance

(Civilian Personnel Recovery Unit #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,261 ratings  ·  158 reviews
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins

When wealthy American businessman Glenn Danning goes missing in Venezuela, investigator Miranda Soto volunteers to track him down. It's her first assignment for the Civilian Personnel Recovery Unit, but this mission is about more than salvaging the remnants of her shattered military career. Glenn was Miranda's best friend and first lover, and she'
Paperback, 242 pages
Published November 18th 2014 by Montlake Romance
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Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Forced Disappearance by Dana Marton is a 2014 Montlake publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love Dana Maton's Broslin Creek series and was super excited to read this new stand alone novel. It does not disappoint!!

When Miranda Soto starts her new job looking for Americans who have disappeared in other countries, the last person she expected to be looking for is Glenn Danning. She and Glenn, a successful engineer and fr
Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
Action, drama, suspense and some second chance romance is what you find in Forced Disappearance. Funny banter and smart moves perfectly describe the couple brought to life by Dana Marton.

Where to begin? The hereon, Miranda Soto, is captivating and intriguing from the very beginning. There is a sense of mystery about her, an underlying certain something that attracted to me to her character right away. She is fresh from the Army and it‘s pretty obvious that being a civilian isn’t something she w
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this from beginning to end. There were plenty of twist and turns and surprises throughout the story that mainly takes place in the Venezuelan jungle.

The two main characters started out as brainiacs at MIT. Even their first foray into sex was done more as a scientific experimentation. They were best friends and lovers until she left him for the military.

Ten years later finds Miranda Soto a shell of the person she used to be from many losses in her life but yet also a tough,
Dec 29, 2015 rated it liked it
At first I gave this book four stars. But after some thought I realized that there were a bit too many things about it that didn't work for a 4 stars book. But I'm gonna start with how I generally feel about the book and the things I liked.

This book had an interesting premise and seemed different from the usual romance novels because it had more serious issues and I thought that there wouldn't be any overused plot points that are introduced to create "obstacles" in the happily ever after. It did
Dec 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: thrillers, net-galley
Miranda starts a new job, looking for people who have vanished, disappeared.
The one person she didn't bank on looking for was Glenn.
The thing is, kidnapped outside the law, means they are impossible to find.

I loved the romance in this book, I also loved the thriller aspect.

I got a bit muddled sometimes, but that might be me trying to read it over Christmas with a lot going on? Or did it jump sometimes?

That said, I really loved the book and although this is the very first book I have read by th
Oct 24, 2016 rated it liked it
3.25 stars.

The story was interesting, the heroine who tried to save the hero from his kidnapper and so many I wanted to know from these two because of their previous background together.

But 200 something for this type of story?
Yeah, everything feel forced too!:(
Trish R.
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Entertaining all the way through..

I wasn’t crazy about the torture Glenn went through but I liked when he finally managed to escape, with Winky the monkey as company, only to be recaptured again, along with Miranda this time. I was really hoping they would escape again before anymore torture took place. You’ll have to read the book yourself to find out if that happened. But I do wish someone would have killed Roberto and the Commander. Especially the latter. OMG! He was soooo cruel and evil.

I h
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I had read a couple of this author's previous books, so I felt confident I would enjoy this one. This novel was a bit of the reverse on the typical romantic suspense formula. Miranda was sent to rescue Glenn and remained his protector throughout the story. Glenn was by no means a weakling, but he had Miranda's back and yielded to her tactical knowledge and Army experience. The couple's previous experience together made their attraction to each other that much easier even though Miranda resisted ...more
Former lovers Glenn Danning and Mirando Soto are reunited 10 years when Miranda takes on her first case to retrieve him from Venezuela, where he's been kidnapped for nebulous reasons.

The suspense is more light-hearted than what I'd expected and written almost in a matter-of-fact way, and I got the very strange, odd feeling like I was reading a romance through engineers' eyes, which had an added geek element to it. There is however, quite a bit of action as both Miranda and Glenn try to outwit t
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Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow! What a whirlwind of a story! 

Miranda is tough as nails. Having left the US military, she's got a new job finding US citizens that have disappeared in foreign countries. 

She can hardly believe it when her first assignment is to locate a man she knew many years ago. But far from being just any man, this man was her first love. The unobtainable one, the one that got away. 

Geeky Glen is not who he used to be. A successful CEO, he's shed his geeky image, on the outside at least. 

Will Miranda fin
I found the action scenes too unbelievable. Glenn's torture and wounds are such that it would be impossible for him to escape his cell, over power a guard, run up and down stairs with bloody feet, jump into a jeep and escape.

The action and suspense in these romantic action/adventure must be done realistically for me to be invested in the plot and the characters and I didn't get that in this book. I bought the ebook and Audible based on the numerous positive ratings and gushing but I'll stick to
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good thriller and travel to South American countries?

Kidnapping, wars money, politics and love. She lost her husband and child, hope starting to new phase of happy life. Fast moving thriller, has some on explained holes. Warning to those,. little to much explicit sex, maybe author wanted us to know the characters more
Lucy Dosch (EBookObsessed)
I had high hopes for this story. With thoughts of my other favorite military series, I was intrigued by the interesting change of pace offered in this story. Our heroine was the soldier who goes into the jungles of Venezuela after her old boyfriend who was captured and held hostage. It just didn’t live up to my expectations.

Adventure stories seem to be one of the hardest to balance the excitement and the romance. I was looking forward to a story where it was the heroine who comes in and saves th
Les Romantiques
Oct 27, 2014 rated it liked it
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Reviewed by Rinou
Review Copy from the Publisher

I already read and liked some romantic suspense written by Dana Marton, and this time I was attracted by the fact it’s the hero’s turn to be saved by the heroine. And on this point I wasn’t disappointed, even if the story has highs and lows.

Miranda Soto has just integrated a unit in charge of recovering civilians who have disappeared abroad and her first mission consists in finding Glenn Danning, a rich bu
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Miranda Soto may no longer have a career in the military, but her new job is not much easier. She’s now a member of the Civilian Personnel Recovery Unit and her first assignment is to find a missing American businessman, Glenn Danning, in Venezuela. However, this is no ordinary case. The missing businessman happens to be a former lover which makes this case very personal. Although it’s been a long time since Miranda saw Glenn, she still has feelings for him and is not about to let anything bad h ...more
Oct 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic-action
This is a well-written romantic action, especially the action portions. The author has a very mature and realistic way in formulating the pursuits that I found refreshing. The chemistry between h/h is also palpable. I did believe reading their dialogues they're old lovers and in love. TBH, if handled a bit differently, this could be one heck of a love story, but unfortunately something was either too much or missing. What I found most jarring was actually the love scenes. I don't mind explicit s ...more
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think Dana might have outdone herself with this book. I’ve read and loved all of her Broslin Creek books but the spine tingling suspense and sexy, hot, somewhat-reluctant romance between Miranda and Glenn have set a new standard for me in Romantic Suspense.

This book kept me on the edge of my seat nearly the entire time I was reading it! Just when I thought things were going well something else came up. There were many twists and turns but not so many that it was confusing.

If you are a fan of R
June Saltiel
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I want to read this. Okay, my first review stated that I wanted to read this book. Well this is my edited review. I did read this book and now I want to read a follow-up to see how Mai, Miranda, Glenn and Winky are doing. I was with Glenn when he was missing and tortured, when Miranda found him-her first love and on every good and horrible adventure they were on. When the story ended, I almost felt bereft. Like I was missing parts of my friends or family. And Winky stole my heart. He's a monkey. ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is the first book I've read by this author and what a great surprise it was for me.

Miranda and Glen knew one another at college. Things didn't end well and both moved although they never forgot one another. Since the last time they saw each other they've both grown up. Both have gone through a lot. I loved how the heroine was so strong in this book.

This is a fantastic book. It's a gripping thriller with twists and turns that had me sitting up late into the night to finish it.

I highly rec
This is the first book I've read by this author and it will most likely be the last. The first third of the book was good, but it went downhill from there. I picked this for its mystery element and not the almost porn element (p.s. Mrs. Martin there is a difference between romance and just sex and this was just sex that added nothing to the story), I skipped several pages just to get back to the story. Unfortunately the ending was corny and so was the monkey. Cut the monkey and the sex, work on ...more
Linda Quick
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one of Dana Marton's best books yet. I've read many of her novels and have always enjoyed them. This one tackles more difficult topics while simultaneously drawing the reader into a tightly woven romantic suspense that flips the normal formula and that keeps you engrossed until the very last page. This is a must read for romantic suspense fans. You will not be disappointed.

Thank you to Netgalley for providing a complementary ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Vivienne Kauffer
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fictional-arcs
Reviewed on behalf of Fictional Mens Room...

Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Read/review for Dana Marton street team for honest opinion

This 1st in a new series by Dana Marton is a romantic suspense. It grabbed me from the first place and I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters and the storyline. And it even had a monkey in the storyline which I enjoyed. I'm looking forward to reading more in this new series and more books by this author.
Patricia Upshaw
I thought this was a well written book with plenty of excitement. The only thing I didn't like, maybe it's just me, was all the gratuitous sex. I'm not a prude or anything, but I don't think it added anything to the story. I just skipped those parts. Otherwise it was a great, fast paced read. ...more
Romancing the Book
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Lori
Book provided by the author

Sometimes I get really lucky when I volunteer to review a book that someone else decided not to do. Sometimes they're really good and I'm lucky and sometimes they're really bad. This time I wound up being lucky and absolutely loving the book. It's so great what that happens. I think this book was amazing, phenomenal, stupendous... I could go on, but lets be realistic, we want to get to the nitty gritty. Here we go.

The question begs to be asked; why did
Donadee's Corner
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone, Warning sexual content
Recommended to Donadee's Corner by: Author
Forced Disappearance - Written by Dana Marton - Reviewed 2/8/18
Terrifying Jungle chase to reach a safe zone!

When wealthy American businessman Glenn Danning goes missing in Venezuela, investigator Miranda Soto volunteers to track him down. It’s her first assignment for the Civilian Personnel Recovery Unit, but this mission is about more than salvaging the remnants of her shattered military career. Glenn was Miranda’s best friend and first lover, and she’ll do anything to save him from danger…esp
Great thriller, awesome premise

I was thrilled by the concept of a recovery service for U.S. citizens missing out of country. The writer demonstrated a lot of the difficulties an investigator could encounter. She gave an interesting assessment of the kind of people that would be recruited for such an agency. It's a good idea that will probably not be implemented but still it's a great premise.

The main characters are pretty relatable believe it or not. One being an ex-military engineer and the oth
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
I like Dana Marton but this book didn't work quite as well for me and mostly it was due to Miranda's character. She was supposed to be a very tough, independent female character but she spent too much time thinking she "deserved" to be punished for something she did (which IMO had extenuating circumstances that didn't make it as bad as she made it seem). I understand feeling guilty but I thought she took it too extremes. Then the fact that the Glenn was brutally tortured was basically just "ghos ...more
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When wealthy American businessman Glenn Danning goes missing in Venezuela, investigator Miranda Soto volunteers to track him down. It’s her first assignment for the Civilian Personnel Recovery Unit, but this mission is about more than salvaging the remnants of her shattered military career. Glenn was Miranda’s best friend and first lover, and she’ll do anything to save him from danger…especially since she just lost everything that mattered to her.

Glenn barely survived being kidnapped and torture
Christine Jalili
Great second chance at love.

What a fantastic book, I devoured this in hours. Glenn has been kidnapped and tortured. Why do they think he’s a spy? Loved that it’s Miranda that rescues him( they were each other’s first love). Loved staying on edge as they try to escape. Who set up Glen ? Was shocked at the plot. Felt for Miranda as she’s been grieving. Will she give Glenn a second chance? She’s afraid something she did could affect his future. Didn’t expect to cry so hard at the ending, loved the
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Dana Marton writes fast-paced action-adventure romances that take her readers all over the globe. She is a Rita Award finalist and the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. She loves writing stories of intrigue, filled with dangerous plots that try her tough-as-nails heroes and the special women they fall in love with. Her books have been published in seven languages in eleven cou ...more

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“Do you know what the difference is between men and women when it comes to sex?” he asked when he could form thoughts again.
“What?” she inquired weakly.
“Women want romance, eye contact, tenderness, a true soul-to-soul collection, the earth to shake, sparks to fly.” He opened his eyes at last and looked at her beautiful, flushed face. “Men just want to last long enough not to embarrass themselves.”
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