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Pangeran Joe (Prince Joe) - Navy Seals Series Book 1 (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #1)

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Pangeran Tedric dari Ustanzia menjadi sasaran pembunuhan para teroris saat berkunjung ke Amerika Serikat. Demi keselamatannya, kunjungan penting itu harus dibatalkan. Veronica St. John, konsultan media sang pangeran, tidak setuju. Oleh karena itu ia bersedia melatih Letnan Navy SEAL Joe Catalanotto---yang sangat mirip Tedric---untuk menyamar menjadi sang pangeran.

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Published 2008 by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published June 1996)
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Buggy
Opening line: "All of the major network news cameras were rolling as Tedric Cortere, crown prince of Ustanzia, entered the airport."

Prince Joe is the 1st from Brockmann’s 11 book Tall Dark and Dangerous series, its Troubleshooters ‘light’ and except for a couple of issues its very, very good. And damn but that Brockman can write a delicious hero because Prince Joe, well I fell a little (lot)in love with him. This SEAL was just arrogant, combat hardened and rough enough around the edges to catch
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Twist
I enjoyed reading this. There was just enough action to keep me interested. Joe is a Navy Seal who has many specialiaties that he has learned over his years as a Seal.

Veronica 'Ronnie', is an image consultant, hired to help the Prince on his American tour, who I felt was in over her head.

I had a few issues. The biggest one was, Ronnie was trying to build her business. She tried to get Joe to work with her, but he kept fooling around. Then he was almost perfect when he needed to be. She did very
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♡Karlyn P♡
I tried a few times to get into this one, but I just couldn't relate with the whole romance part. Every time I found myself just enjoying the plot (which was actually interesting), it got bogged down with repetitive cliches on how hot the heroine is and how horny Joe is. The romance moved way too fast and the pacing of it threw me too. I wanted to love this one as I normally love Brockmann, but this one didn't work for me.
Lady Heather
This is the first book I've a read by this author and I think I've found myself a new favorite author (yay me)!

I Loved this story!

Joe & Veronica's chemistry was amazing, and I loved that no matter how hard they fought their attraction they finally had to give in because it was bigger than the both of them.
There was incredible pressure on both Joe & Veronica to do their jobs and they both had different reasons for doing it, but in the end their reasons were both admirable.

I'm SO happy I f
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Eastofoz
Feb 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who want a heavy on the romance light on the suspense RS novel
Recommended to Eastofoz by: Auntee
Normally I don’t like stories about princes and kings from fake countries –they tend to bug me especially with a contemporary setting because they come off as dumb but this book thankfully didn’t focus on that too much. For the most part it was a light romance with a dollop of suspense and some heartfelt moments scattered around.

Joe Catalanotto is a navy SEAL whose job is to impersonate the prince of Ustanzia who has had an assassination attempt on his life during an official tour to the US. Ver
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Yolanda
que me gustan a mi estos maromos
Pam Nelson
5 Prince Joe Stars - ❤ Audible Review HERE

Normally I mention the narration at the end but D – A – N – M it needs to be mentioned first. Ashley Adlon brought every character a voice and even some with ACCENTS!! And she freaking NAILED it. No joke. I loved this book because she had me so engaged. The storyline was there for sure but Ashley slays this book in all the best ways.

I went in knowing it was an older romance, meaning it was writing over 20 years ago and I immediately felt like it was a
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Suzanne
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, romance
This was a good story/setup. However, it was marred by most of romantic issues stemming from assumptions and lack of communication. Really people - just talk!
Cheesecake
Joe and Veronica. Prince 'Ted' is an ass, but he is a prince and his country has newly discovered oil. So when he is almost assassinated, the US government is all set to keep him safe. Luckily 'Ted' knows of a Navy Seal who looks just like him and can take his place during the rest of his US relations tour. Veronica happens to be prince Ted's sister's, sister-in-law and is working to improve his media image. So it falls on her to instruct Navy Seal 'Joe' how to impersonate a stuck up prig of a p ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I felt bad because I really feel that a 1 star rating should come with a reason for that low rating. Suzanne Brockmann is a very popular author in the romance genre, and I am sure that my rating gets a lot of raised eyebrows. For me, this book is a fail. Why? I cannot stand the heroine! I tried my hardest to keep reading, but she annoyed me so much, and I didn't even want to be bothered. Honestly, I have a problem with Suzanne Brockmann's heroines in general. I find most of them fairly unlikable ...more
Mafi
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pt, harlequin, 2015
Quanto ao que não gostei, não tive grande paciência para as indecisões amorosas do Joe e da Veronica e dos seus males entendidos. Outra coisa que me fez confusão é ler estes livros que são contemporâneos mas que já têm 20 anos e ver como tanto mudou em duas décadas. Aquando do lançamento deste livro (1996) aqui fala-se em faxes, pagers e ainda é mencionado o presidente dos USA, o Bill Clinton! Apenas faz confusão porque hoje em dia sabemos que ninguém usa fax, as gerações mais jovens nem sabem o ...more
LaFleurBleue
Just read it again. As I decided to indulge in reading the whole TDD series in the right order this time, and without waiting months between each book.
I liked this one very much, probably more than in my memories.
It's not really realistic in more than a few places, but it just worked fine. I felt the attraction and budding feelings between Joe and Veronica, their mutual misunderstanding on their relationship did not seem overplayed.
And for a short book, I felt the characters had some depths.
In
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Ruth

This was a rather nice, fairytale-type romance. Navy SEAL meets PR consultant. Navy SEAL given ample opportunity to demonstrate bravery, plus a unique array of skills ranging from languages to climbing. Navy SEAL and PR consultant fall in love, but predictable misunderstanding happen. Etc. Etc.

It was rather formulaic, but well enough written that it was still enjoyable, and I'll go back for more with the rest of the series. The made-up country thing and spoilt prince were a tad hokey, but the a
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Jacqueline
Liked this better on the reread. Joe Cat is a good character.



This one was pretty implausible. I generally don't like when authors make up European countries just so they can have a princess in their story but what are you going to do? The story was okay. The take down scenes on the boat were pretty good if I remember correctly. I read this a long time ago. I like Joe Cat a lot in future stories in the series and you really ought to read it if you're going to read the series since this is the sta
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I didn't like Veronica at all. She was annoying. I wanted much better for Joe because he was a good guy.
Anita
Actual Rating: 1.5 Stars

This is truly a disappointing reading experience, and the honest truth is that it could have been a really great romantic suspense. There were a lot of moments that came close to making up for all the things I didn't like about this book, but not quite enough to satisfy me.

Prince Joe is what I would call a potentially promising premise ruined by an entirely too one-tracked, unerring focus on a frustratingly clichéd romance. I had already done a good amount of ranting earl
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♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥
Overall Rating: 4.55
Action: 2.2 / Emotion: 3.9 / Romance: 4.8 / Sensuous: 1.9 / Suspense: 3.1 // Laughter: 4 / Giggles: 1 // Tears: 3 / Teary: 0

Prince Joe: 4.55:
A fun, appealing, enjoyable read that reveals the skill Brockmann possesses when it comes to telling an intriguing, SEAL-based story, featuring her gift of writing great dialogue and creating layers to her characters. However, because this book is a shorter "series" book, it simply cannot be comparable to any of Brockmann's full-length,
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Cruth
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
First published: 1996
Length: 269 pages
Setting: Contemporary. Around the US.
Sex: Varies from explicit to door half-closed. Reasonably frequent.
Hero: SEAL.
Heroine: Media adviser.
Triggers: People die in a casual, BadGuy just shoots kind of way.

It works. Surprisingly well.

Prince Joe is an early work from Brockmann and perhaps suffers from a lack of experience in pacing and plotting, but overall enjoyable romantic-suspense. Nothing too difficult to challenge it’s original rea
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Jane Stewart
Neat concept but thoughts and actions ruined it for me.

I loved the two main characters and the storyline, but the book should have been about 1/2 of the length. The author filled the story with endless ruminations within the characters' minds. They both kept assuming the wrong things about the words the other said. CAUTION SPOILERS: For example, he asks her to marry him, she says no because they are from two different worlds. He thinks she means he is too low class for her, but what she really m
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Shambhawi P.
This was my first book by this author and I expected more from this book. After having heard so much about Suzanne Brockmann I wanted a book with more than a book with gaping plot holes and a exasperating romance. Joe and Veronica made me want to bang my head in the wall, the problems in their romance were so stupid and they were blowing it off to elephantine proportions. I wanted my characters to have more depth, the plot to have more thrill, the story to have less loose ends. I was disappointe ...more
Vane
Aug 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ENTRETENIDA NADA MÁS

(7/10)

Hace un tiempo leí la quinta novela de esta serie y me gustó lo suficiente como para decidirme a comenzar en orden la misma.
Esta primera entrega me ha parecido bastante 'típica', no me ha aportado casi nada nuevo.
La acción es entretenida, el humor es divertido y la pareja protagonista tiene cierto encanto, pero el conjunto no me ha fascinado. Todo me ha parecido bastante predecible.
Regina
Mar 23, 2010 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I did not finish. I got bored, but am not sure why as I love this author's work. Brockmann writes good characters but in this particular story I did not care if they ended up together or not. I will stick with her thriller/suspense novels rather than straight romance.
Andrea Lujano
Ame a Joe, me encanto totalmente este personaje y toda la historia!
Kimberly Carrington-Fox
Fue mi primer libro con SEALs por medio. Entretenido y poco más, pero siempre es un placer leer un libro con estos machotes
Kate McMurry
Review of Kindle Edition, reissue of 1996 short contemporary romance

This is where it all started with Suzanne Brockmann's long history of writing exciting contemporary romance novels featuring sexy, Navy SEAL heroes.

In the midst of a well-earned leave, fishing off the coast of California with his friends, Navy SEAL Lieutenant Joe Catalanotto ("Joe Cat") is scooped up by a military chopper and rushed to a secret assignment in Washington, DC before he has a chance to clean up and change.

When Joe i
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fleurette
Well, I have some serious problems with this book. I really liked the main idea of the plot. And the first one third is quite good. But then I lost my interest and read the rest of the book mainly because it isn't bad enough to just leave it.

I believe the worse thing is Joe's attitude towards Veronica. He doesn't respect her job. He doesn't respect what she does. He doesn't respect her. He seriously believes that she thinks lesser about him because he is from worse background than she is. Doesn'
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Deb
The book felt kind of dated to me. I was bemused that the author felt the need to explain - with much hyperbole - what a Navy SEAL is and even more amused that the heroine had never heard of one before. Military romances were already popular by 1996 and really, what American didn't know even 50 years ago that SEALS were elite special forces? Sheesh, back in 1970 Elly May Clampett of "The Beverly Hillbillies" dated a Navy SEAL. And speaking of "sheesh", what the heck was up with the romantic lead ...more
Alison Diem
I liked Joe, very much. Veronica, I was a bit less sure about.

This book suffered from the "misunderstandings, all the time" plot that many romances seem to fall victim to. If only they had been able to clearly express their feelings, much of the drama here would never have happened. You might argue that there wouldn't have been a book without that plot point but I disagree- Joe being a SEAL is certainly a huge issue for the couple to get over and I think the mystery aspect could have been expand
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Alba M.
Casi podría darle 4⭐.

La historia es dulce, con sorpresas, drama, un gran argumento y unos personajes increíbles pero Y SIEMPRE TENGO UN PERO y como siempre también es para el personaje femenino.
Odio, terriblemente, las típicas mujeres que se quejan de "yo no voy a cambiar mi vida ni mis sueños por nadie y menos por un hombre" pero entonces ellas son las mismas que le exigen al hombre que dicen amar, que deje de hacer lo que hace, un trabajo que ama hacer. Sí, es peligroso, pero ES SU SUEÑO, así
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After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-five years she has written more than fifty-five novels, including her award- ...more
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