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Is love really dangerous?

For Jay Jones love has been nothing but heartbreak. After her boyfriend walks out, leaving her with no money, an empty apartment and the pain of loss, she vows never to love again. To never allow someone to claim her already shattered heart. Years later, Jay has slowly moved forward with her life, but the cloud of sorrow and fear of getting hurt
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DJ Sakata
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quotes:

Damn this woman. It's as though she can read me like an open book. It must be those magical therapist powers they have.

Damn these short world problems. I'm trying to make a point, but he's not intimidated by me.

I think I just died and went to shoe heaven. I might come across as a simple girl who only needs simple things, but shoes are in a different world altogether. Shoes are like diamonds, a girl's best friend.


My Review:

Dangerous Love was a quick, easy to follow, and satisfying
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JoAnna G
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: Dangerous Love
Author: Liz Lovelock
Series:Unforgiven Series
Publisher:Self
Reviewer:JoAnna
Release Date:August 11, 2016
Genre(s):Romantic Suspense
Page Count:157
Heat Level: 3flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Is love really dangerous?

For Jay Jones love has been nothing but heartbreak. After her boyfriend walks out, leaving her with no money, an empty apartment and the pain of loss, she vows never to love again. To never allow someone to claim her already shattered heart. Years
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Karen Harper
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If this is dangerous love, then yes please!
But seriously, Liz Lovelock has done it again. She’s written a book which contains a little bit of everything–––– a bit of romance, a touch of suspense, a hot alpha male and a story line which will make you sad. Throw in a few surprises and you have the complete package.
You will fall in love with the characters unless you grow to hate them. I loved Jay Jones and I fell in love with Bray. I’m looking forward to reading Summer’s story which will be the
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Renee at Book Happiness
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this for an honest review.. I have to say I just found myself loving this book... The characters are just a great combination...

This author is one of my faves and anytime she comes out with a book I find that I just have to read it..

This is one of those books you just dont want to pass up!!!! Can not wait to read more in this series~!
Tongan Book Lover
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dangerous love, a lethal love story that will have you the edge of your seat, trying to keep yourself from hyperventilating. It's a beautiful loves story. A story about second chance. Heartache, loss and finding the courage to love again. Jay Jones, having found the strength to rebuild her life again, after suffering a crippling loss, has settled back down into a life she can handle. When her job promotes her into an undercover operation, she leaps at the chance to prove herself. But when she ...more
2OCC Reviews
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marie, jessica
******Marie's Review******

4 Stars

Dangerous Love is the first book of Liz Lovelock’s that I have read. The story revolves around Jaymie, or Jay, who had survived the most heartbreaking sadness in life, the loss of a child. There are parts of the book that very poignant, such as when Jay discusses the loss of her baby, her lack of family, and the man that left her.

Having worked her way through the sorrow, she is now a police officer. Jay puts herself in a life threatening situation that leads to
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Melissa Mendoza
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"The weight of his hand resting on my hip doesn't go unnoticed. The warmth heats right through the material of my outfit as a tingle runs up my spine causing me to shiver."

5 Dangerous Stars!!! So many twists and turns, I almost had whiplash!!

Such a twisted and crazy book!! I loved it.. there's nothing I didn't love about this book!!! It will suck you in the minute you start reading and you won't want to put it down!! I love a book that constantly keeps you guessing and that's exactly what this
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Jessica
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely loved this book. I read it in one day. I didn't want to put it down. Liz has out done herself with this book. It is my favorite to date by her.

The story is well written, it flows very well, the characters are well written and developed. I loved getting to know them all. They were easy to love.

This story has some heartbreak, some intensity, some plot twists. I personally haven't gone through the loss that Jaymie has gone through but
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Annamaria
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five Suspenseful Stars! I don't want to give to much away about this book except to tell you that you must read it! Jay was experiencing heartache and despair after losing her first love. Summer is Jay's best friend and we see what a great friend she is when Jay's past comes back to hunt her. The author writes a great story full of mystery, suspense and romance. I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn't put it down. I am looking forward to seeing where Ms. Lovelock will take us next. This ...more
Rachel
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. I've not read a contemporary romance for a long time and it was so refreshing to get back into this genre. Liz Lovelock had me gripped very early on which doesn't happen all that much these days after going through a year long book funk, so I indulged in my favourite pastime, left the housework and got lost in her words. This book has plenty of drama and heartbreak but a very welcome undercurrent of love and hope. I connected with the characters well and I actually miss ...more
Maria Clark
I always love when I find a new author that writes a story with so much emotion… Liz caught me off guard. I don’t usually get emotionally spent in books, but she had me ugly crying and smiling too. I could relate to the heartache that Jay was feeling and the despair of losing her first love too. I found myself at odds. I wanted Jay to protect her heart and yet found myself rooting for her and Bray. Liz had a little bit of everything. Suspense, emotion, a hot alpha and a strong woman with a ...more
B. Benfield
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Liz has done it again! I absolutely loved this story! The characters are likeable and it was very easy to fall in love with them. The story was intriguing and kept me on my toes. I can't wait for the next book in the series!
Clara Atkinson
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dangerous Love by Liz Lovelock

Let me begin by saying this story was incredible, the characters were well written and the plot flowed smoothly. It was action packed, suspense filled, heartbreaking all rolled up into one emotional nail biter till the end read.
Jaymie or Jay Jones grew up in foster care and felt alone until Brayden or Bray Falcone became her bestfriend and then the love of her life. Then out of the blue he disappears from her life without any explanation, completely ghosted her
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Cassandra
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sizzling & Suspenseful
This is the first book that I've read by this author and I can't wait to read more! Thank you blind date for setting me up with this book, it was a must read! This book is about Jaymie Jones, a woman who has had a rough life. She was raised in the foster care system and with her boyfriend, Brayden Falcone, who had a rough home life, they leave as teenagers to start a new life. One day he crushes her heart and leaves her and years past. Jaymie leaves town and meets
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Lianne
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What an action packed thrilling read.

This is my first read my Liz and I loved every word, it's fast paced, Angst filled and drama galore, it will keep you turning the pages at lightning speed, Jayme and Bray have been separated from each other for a long time after Bray left, not knowing the complications he was leaving behind for Jayme

Jayme went through unimaginable heartache when Bray left and years later is only just learning to live again with the help from Summer her sister from
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Teri
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every doggone time I read one of this author's books I have to stop for a minute before I do the review. Her books are everything you want and need in a book. There's suspense and always some twisted plot. Nothing is ever what it seems and her characters, well they are multilayered and more than they seem. She has a past but doesn't know about it. He left her and she dealt with her choices and repercussions alone. Now they have to deal with their past so they can have a future but the danger is ...more
Alicia
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Five years ago Jay and Brayden were in love, then one day , without explanation he's back. Jay is now a police officer who has to go undercover with Brayden as her partner. With all of the unresolved issues between them Jay is against it, but she's left without a choice. What Brayden doesn't know is that he didn't just walk out on Jay when he left, and Jay will soon learn that Brayden has a secret too. I read this book in one sitting. It caught my attention from the beginning and I couldn't put ...more
Nicola Chiappinelli
Lovely read

I won this book a while ago but never got round to reading it for some reason. Anyway started it yesterday and haven't been able to put it down. I really enjoyed it. Loved the characters and the story line. Can't wait to Starr the next one. X
Caryn Watson Watz Books and Teasers
Holy heck I started this this arvo and had a snooze and just finished it now at 12:45am and all I can say is wow this book is amazing. I cried I laughed I wanted to smash heads together it’s so amazing. And now I really want to find out about summers story.
Tracey Zelukovic
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it, couldn't put it down, keeps you in the book and you want to find out what happens at the end
buzy_reading
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reader-group
Jay was a police officer reassigned to work undercover. Jay was assigned to work with Brayden. Brayden was an informant that Jay had to work with on a drug case.

After five years, Jay began to slowly recover from her loss. Jay remained guarded and no longer trusted herself to date. Jay was focused, determined, and driven as a police officer.
Working closely with Brayden rekindled the attraction she felt in the past. Pretending not to be affected by him was hard. Keeping herself away from him
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Lori Hoffman
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a different kind of love story of second chances. Will they find the forgiveness to love again or will the past year them apart. You need to read the book to find out.
Marsha
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has so many twists and turns! I didn't know what was going to happen from one page to the next. Jay, Brayden, and Summer made this an enjoyable read!
I read this book as part of the January challenge for Quirky Blind Date with a Book!
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was given to me for an honest review.

4.5 stars

I have really started getting into these books that have the action, mystery, suspense and the romance. This one did not disappoint. I never read this author before so I didn't know what to expect, but I have to tell you I loved it. The characters, the whole theme of the story, it blows your mind in parts. Its amazing what love will do when you have to decide that walking away is more important than staying with the one you love. I don't
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Jennifer
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It was the first book I have read by this author, but it will not be my last!

Jay had a hard upbringing, but found the love of her life, or so she thought until the day he walked away from her. After he walked away from her she lost more than just him. Fast forward years down the road. Jay has found a new beginning. She has a career, cop, and a great friend(Summer), who is like a sister to her. She still is dealing with her pain from her past, but she is moving along
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Jay Jones has had a lot of heartache in her life. Living most of her life in foster care, Brayden Falcone became her best friend and love of her life. Until he up and left with no explanation and shattered her. She's moved on the best she could over the years. She's an excellent police officer and she's just been given her first undercover assignment. She just needs to figure out how she can ever work with her undercover partner.
Jay was strong yet vulnerable. She wants to move on but is
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Jennifer Pierson
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jay Jones had her heart destroyed after her boyfriend walked out, and left her with nothing. She vowed to never love again, as she believes it only ends in heartbreak. Years later, she has slowly moved on but she's only a shell of the person she used to be. Jay's now a police officer, and gets picked for a dangerous undercover assignment, which leaves her with a new partner. Imagine her shock when she realizes the new partner who's supposed to have her back, is the one who broke her. How is she ...more
Theresa Alberts
Aug 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Dangerous Love by Liz Lovelock is the first in the Unforgiven Series. This book is action packed from the very beginning and will have you on the edge of your seat with all twists, turns and revealed secrets.

Jay is a police officer who becomes involved in an undercover operation merely by being in the wrong place at the wrong time when helping her bestie Summer tend bar at her family's place. When she meets the man who she is supposed to have a "relationship" with her past assaults her with
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Gretchen Anderson
If you enjoy a badass girl with a history of heartbreak and devastation with a hot as hell guy that let her go to keep her safe. Add a splash of danger with a sprinkling of family drama - then Dangerous Love is definitely for you.

I will also say that if you like a story that is romantic but not erotic - then this book is for you. There’s almost no cursing and even less sex. For me personally I would have liked more of both. Well….not necessarily cursing but more realistic police lingo. And well,
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Kathy Rouchelle
Exciting, heartbreaking, intriguing, heck of a great read. I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was so intriguing that you were kept guessing right until the end. Talk about surprises! Well thought out story line, complete with twists and turns and hand clutching drama. The characters were well developed and well written. I really enjoyed the twists this story took as we learned about Jaymie and Brayden's past; both together and separate. And once those stories start to unfold, it's a ...more
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Liz is from bright sunny Queensland, Australia. She has always been a reader. When she was little she would be up late reading Garfield and Asterix comic books and also Footrot Flats. When she hit high school she read Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden and from there, her love of books continued to grow. She always has a book to read beside her bed along with a notebook for when ...more