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A Love So Dangerous

(To the Bone #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,046 ratings  ·  155 reviews
Warning: This is one dark, dangerous, dirty-talking, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride. Are you ready?

I've got a big c*ck, a bigger bank account, and zero interest in Happily Ever After. I just want to feel alive, to look into a woman's eyes and see something that's going to keep my mind off all the shit I refuse to think about for an hour or two.

And then I meet her, a good g
Kindle Edition, 313 pages
Published August 27th 2016 by Self Taught Ninja (first published April 13th 2014)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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FREE on Amazon US today (2/11/2017)

Book 1 in trilogy. Series complete.
I've got a big c*ck, a bigger bank account, and zero interest in Happily Ever After. I just want to feel alive, to look into a woman's eyes and see something that's going to keep my mind off all the shit I refuse to think about for an hour or two.

And then I meet her, a good girl with a body made for sin and ugly problems only a bad man can fix.

A bad man like me...

Gabe Ale
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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For some reason the song Dangerously In Love by Beyonce comes to mind when describing Lili Valente’s emotionally and adrenaline charged romance, A Love So Dangerous.

Lili Valente takes her readers on a fast paced romance that reminds me a bit of Bonnie & Clyde/ Robin Hood and Maid Marian. But of course, Valente integrates a staple signature of hot steamy sexual romance that will have you revving your engines. With a strong heroine and cha
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
The writing is absolutely outstanding! Lili Valente can write anything. A Love So Dangerous is sexier, darker and hotter with an extremely different plot twist.
This is a unique story of Caitlin and Gabe. On her birthday she decides she needs a night out. She goes out dancing and is approached by Gabe, a hot sexy guy who's looking for something different than his normal dates. There's heat, there's a smokin' connection and there's recognition! I think saying it's a wild night is a bit of an under
Candi~Dirty Laundry Review
Holy shit, pardon my French. But omg. I just finished one of the best books I've read this year!! My heart is racing and literally in my throat!! That freaking ending!!! Jesus Christ. Now those are the kind of endings that I absolutely LOVE!!! Full review to come soon! ...more
Once in a while, I would try reading books from unfamiliar authors. And you know what? Today, I think I found my next one-click. Oops, did I just say that? Yep, I did! You think it was too early to say? Nope. I'm not making a mistake in there, because after I read A Love So Dangerous, I know that from this day on, whatever Lili Valente (aka Jessie Evans) writes, I read.

A Love So Dangerous is the story of ghetto living Caitlin Cooney, gorgeous thrill-seeker Gabe Alexander and the night that chan
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
This is such an unexpected story with twists and turns that I could never have predicted. I went into this book expecting a romance between a sweet, innocent young woman and a hard-ass, dominant man. But A Love So Dangerous is so much more than that!

I wasn't prepared for our sweet heroine to be raising a family of 5 on her own while trying to hold down two jobs and placate a drunk, abusive father. And I never thought that our hero would have sociopath tendencies, luring our heroine into committ
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebie
FREE on Amazon today (10/29/2017)!
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely an unexpected story for me. I wasn't prepared for the direction of this story at all. Caitlin is a young woman stepping up to the plate, raising her 3 younger brothers and nearly 3 year old niece. Her mother and older sister have run off and her drunk and abusive father has pretty much abandoned them. Now Caitlin is left behind to pick up the pieces and is juggling two jobs just to put food on the table. One night out, celebrating her birthday, has her running into an old cla ...more
Nov 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars :-)

Listened to the Audio version -Narrators did a fantastic job!
Kayla (kaylareads)
Aug 19, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf
Dnf. I couldn’t finish this. I got up to 34% and just couldn’t engage with it. It was fantastically written and the author clearly has a talent, but I didn’t like the story.
It started out promising enough, hot rich guy, hot poor girl, then I don’t know what happened.
There was a lot of focus on how much she needed money, and her family situation which repeated several times. I’m not a slow burn fan, I like something to wow or grip me in the first few pages/chapters and sadly this didn’t.
Aug 30, 2016 rated it liked it
ALSD is a decent read. It's just not for me. The kids are adorable, Cait seems to be as decent as expected and Gabe is as well.

The plot, scenes, and character are a bit juvenile for me. This story is definitely not what I'm used to.

I've read the Domination series by this author and that series is DIVINE....SIMPLY TO DIE FOR but this read did not do it for me. I will continue to support the author and I look forward to supporting her in the future.

Disclaimer: Be sure to consider other reviews i
Jan 27, 2018 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
DNFed ~15%
The heroine in this book is stuck with taking care of her siblings/niece because her parents/sister are a bunch of irresponsibles good for nothings but she's blaming the government? And the hero (who has money by the way) instead of helping her out with some cash decides that she should steal from a bad guy? I mean, what the actual hell?
Samantha Ortegon
I did not know what to expect when I started reading A Love So Dangerous, I thought maybe a new generation Bonnie and Clyde but it felt more of a Robin Hood and Maid Marian type of read. Take from those that are dark, twisted and have done wrong to others to benefit your life and protect and provide for the lives of your siblings. This is the situation Caitlin finds herself in.

Caitlin is twenty years old and is left to take care of her siblings 3 brothers and a 3 yr old niece left behind by h
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

OUR HERO is a fucking rich kid...I was so disappointed when I learnt that's he not an alpha man but a 20 year old almost man who is just too bored with life cause he's got it all. During a sort of "date", he chased off the woman and found another who was dancing like a wild cat on the dance floor. Turns out she's from his old highschool and boom su
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy shit!!! That was one hell of a ride so far! My heart is still racing and my head is still spinning. Of course that could be from this fiery hot whirlwind romance packed with adrenaline.

I need more NOW!! I seriously can NOT wait for more of this story! I NEED to know what happens ASAP! There's secrets and mystery and love and longing! The only thing this book didn't have was chocolate! Lol
Andrea B
Mar 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF.... felt no connection to the book
Pam Nelson
Caitlin & Gabe
I wanted to like this more.
I can see how it would be addicting to want to listen to the next 2 but I didn’t really like Caitlin all that much. Gabe was ok I had a feeling he was hiding something.

The kids were the best part of this book for me. I will give Caitlin the benefit of the doubt because she really does care. I liked that but the way she goes about “getting things” and allowing Gabe to talk her into things.

I just didn’t vibe with that part of the story.
So far so good, but Im going to wait until the last installment for my review ;)
Amanda Grooms
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nice free Amazon read. New author to me, and I enjoyed the writing style and the attention to believable storytelling. The blurb sounds much more crude (and unappealing) then the story really was. I was very surprised by what Gabe suggested to Caitlyn, to help solve her money woes, and even if there were some questionable characters, I still don't know that their actions were justified. The cliffhanger was a shocker (surprise!), but I was already surprised by the less shocking surprise! Hope thi ...more
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, audible
A Love So Dangerous by Lili Valente is the first book in her To The Bone series. It is hot and steamy without being overly done. The emotions run high, the writing carries you away, and you won't be able to get enough of Gabe and Caitlin either. Told in dual POV with a cliffhanger ending this will definitely suck you in. Note: It was formerly published as One Wild Night and This Wicked Rush by Jessie Evans.

Caitlin is a good girl who has sacrificed her own future in order to give her three younge
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is my personal opinion and may contain: spoilers, quotes, rants and swearing.

"I am standing at the threshold of a moment that will change my life, and not necessarily for the better. I know that, I know it with everything in me, all the way down to the marrow of my bones."

Caitlin Cooney dropped out of her prestigious high school at age 17 to take care of her 2 month old niece when her older sister took off. Since her father is an alcoholic that canno
KnottyGirl Reviews
Wow! This book is one incredible, adrenaline fueled ride, the whole way through. One of the best books I've gotten to read, this has some heady, powerful stuff in it. It's also got some wonderfully touching family moments in it. Then, it ends on a cliffhanger that had me yelling out at the injustice of those two words, The and End.

Caitlin Cooney is raising her brothers and her niece while working two jobs and trying to deal with an alcoholic father who is making it all the more difficult. But ev
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*4.5 stars*

When bad feels so, so right…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this author could write a shopping list and it would instantly become sexy, compelling and emotional. I would probably cry a little over turnips, she’s that good. This is not a shopping list but a well-written story of bad being good and good seeing, and loving, the good and bad. I did get misty and ache for the situation Caitlin found herself in and could not have been more shocked and amazed at how Gabe came to
Lindsey King
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Angst 3
Tears 2
Value 4
Panty Scorching 3.5
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 4

Sweet lord. What a little action packed read. No, I don't mean all sex. There was some serious action. And ummmm.... Holy cliffhanger batman! I am seriously setting here after finishing the book saying WTF?! Yes, I knew there was going to be one... But for real?! Like that!!! AHHHHH! I may or may not have screamed out loud a bit.

These characters are seriously perfect together. I fell for Gabe instantly. Caitlyn is seriously on
Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Overall: 4 / 5
Amount of sex - 3.5 / 5
How explicit - 3.5 / 5
Romance - 4 / 5

A Love So Dangerous, by Lili Valente, is the first book in a three book series, ‘To the Bone’. This story was previously published as One Wild Night and This Wicked Rush by Jessie Evans. It ends in a big cliffhanger, but no worries. The second book in the series, A Love So Deadly, should be released on September 12th, 2016 and the third book, A Love So Deep, should be released on September 26th, 2016.

In this story, Ca
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HOLY SMOKES what a book! Wish I could give it more than five stars!! Lili Valente is such an amazing author!

Poor Caitlin has her hands full with the situation she has been dealt. She takes care of her siblings while her father is busy not being a father, but being a drunk. She does what she needs to do to hold the family together.

Then we have Gabe! He's hot, he's sexy, he's rich and he's a typical guy. He just wants to have fun and no relationships. However, there is more to him that will surpr
2OCC Reviews
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gemma
Stars: 5

This was a fast pace read that had me absolutely captivated from the start. As soon as I started reading it I could not stop and this lead me reading it to the early hours of the morning. I was instantly intrigued with the storyline and especially with the character Gabe who I thought I knew who he was at the start, but, as I started to read more of the story quickly realized he was completely different then I originally thought. He is a sweet and caring guy that hides this side of hims
Paula D
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Caitlin has bills and no money working so many jobs trying to keep her family together. Caitlin takes care of her brothers and sister while her dad is always drunk and verbally abusive. One night out with a friend Caitlin is dancing away and Gabe a guy she knows from high school starts dancing with her. Gabe can't resist Caitlin and knows she needs money so offers her a chance to get some by robbing at first Caitlin thinks Gabe is crazy but he tells her no one will know and how Caitlin desperate ...more
Melissa Mendoza
"Caitlin's outsides are something special, but her heart is... stunning."

5 dangerous stars!!! Suspenseful and sexy as sin!

Falling for the bad guy has never looked hotter than it does in this book!!! I was sucked in the minute I started reading it and I couldn't put it down until the end... but I need more now!! This book will have your heart racing and screaming at your kindle. And the ending... OMG the ending.... Nooooooo!!!! Seriously one of my favorite books of the year... and now I need more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary romances she loves to read.

She's married to the man of her dreams, and together they're raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, an

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