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Dangerous Desires

(A-Tac #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  912 ratings  ·  67 reviews
As the extractions expert for A-Tac, an elite CIA black ops unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college, Drake Flynn knows how to survive behind enemy lines. But he’s about to meet one adversary he can’t subdue . . . or resist.


Stranded in the Colombian jungle after a mission goes bad, Drake has only one objective: evade the mercenaries hot on h
Paperback, 353 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Forever
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Jane Stewart
Feb 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
Too much convenience and heroine stupidity. Nothing new or creative. No interesting personalities.

Why are the conflicts not interesting? That’s the main question I had during and after reading this book. I will try to answer some of it. Drake and his armed buddies rescue Madeline from Ortiz’ private compound in the Columbian jungle. (Ortiz is a drug lord.) They are being chased by Ortiz’ soldiers. They are surrounded and being shot at. She sneaks away from Drake thinking she w
3.5 stars. I liked this one. I enjoyed the story and the pacing. The heroine had a few TSTL moments that took me out of the book. But for the most part it was good.

I'm sure I'll continue with the series as I do enjoy the author's writing.
Kelly Moran
May 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
Author Dee Davis has a BA in Political Science and History, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. During a ten-year career in public relations, she spent three years on the public speaking circuit, edited two newsletters, wrote three award winning public service announcements, did television and radio commercials, starred in the Seven Year Itch, taught college classes, lobbied both the Texas State Legislature and the US Congress, and served as the director of two associations. She’s won ...more
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYone
Recommended to Amanda by: Firstreads Giveaways
I want off by saying I love First Reads Giveaways, because 90% of the time I end up getting a book I like.

With that being said. I loved this book. Usually I find a small little things about a book I can't stand such as the author using the same word to many times or constantly having the character wine about the same thing over and over again. But in this book Dee Davis does something amazing, I have nothing to complain about. Not only did I love the heroine because she was bad ass with the bad
May 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Madeline and Drake are the main characters and the story takes place in the Columbian Jungles. Madeline is trying to destroy Ortiz Di Silva because he had a hand in her sisters death and they are out to kill Madeline bacause she knows too much. Drake has been sent to help her because she has information they need. There is a lot of excitement and danger in every turn. This story has a mix of danger and romance and I really enjoyed reading this book. Although I hadn't read the first book to the s ...more
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars - romantic suspense
Jun 30, 2021 rated it did not like it
Didn’t like the heroine
Sep 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It was immediately obvious to me that this book is part of a series, one of which I haven’t read. That being said – I was surprised that I didn’t get lost or feel like I didn’t get to know the characters. Sometimes with a series, the author relies on previous books to do the character building and doesn’t give enough in the current book for the story to really click with a reader who hasn’t read the previous book…kudos to Dee Davis for keeping this one a stand-alone within a series.

I loved Madel
Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
Dangerous Desires is the second book in Dee Davis's A-Tac series and follows a group of men and women who are member of a CIA black ops unit called American Tactical Intelligence Command (aka A-Tac). The book began with Drake killing a woman he was working with on mission after he found out she was a double agent. He was attracted to the woman and was deeply troubled by what had happened; he vowed never to let a woman get under his skin again. Enter Madeline Reynard and she has been under the th ...more
Jun 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book packed a number of genres within the pages. The book is a page turner and the action propels the reader forward at a very fast pace. Using a C.I.A. special operative team to rescue and extract a woman named Madeline from a dangerous organization in Columbia, the main characters' personalities are quickly established. Most notably is Madeline, the protagonist, who sells her soul to the the devil (Ortiz) in order to be of service to saving her sister. Placed in compromising situations of ...more
Robin Priddy
Jul 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Madeline Reynard goes to Colombia to find her sister.She finds her sister in a flophouse about to be raped. Without thinking Madeline pulls out a gun and kills the attacker. The man was a prominent poleiician and on one woulds believe Madeline's story. She is sent to prison. Madeline is offered her freedom by a crime lord. In order to keep her freedom she must get information from grovement men and also work off her sisters debt. After she finds out her sister is dead and her boss has been lyin ...more
Patti TheLoveJunkee
Jul 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
When I read the first book in this series, Dark Deceptions, I was trying something new, as "special ops"-type books are not usually my thing. I was pleasantly surprised, and have been looking forward to Dangerous Desires, the 2nd book in the A-Tac series.

Dangerous Desires did not disappoint! Drake was a great moody Alpha male. Burned at love and trust by another agent, he want's nothing to do with Madeline - he' sure she's untrustworthy from the get-go. I really, really liked Drake.

Madeline's st
♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥
Overall Rating: 4.90 // Action: 5 / Emotion: 4.5 / Romance: 4 / Sensuous: 4.25 / Suspense: 4 // Humor: 2 / Teary: 2

Dangerous Desires is the second book of The A-Tac Series. The entire book is full of adventurous non-stop action. So many questions kept arising as the story progressed. Why was Madeline so important that the government called in A-Tac? What is villain Hector Ortiz hiding? Who is the traitor on the A-Tac team? Davis kept readers in nail-biting suspense throughout the entire book
Scooper Speaks
Feb 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Book two in Dee Davis’ A-Tac series, Dangerous Desires, focuses on team member Drake Flynn. The poor guy let himself fall in love with a double-crossing spy; he was forced to kill her and became bitter and filled with distrust for the female species. Love was marked right off of Drake’s list of things to do until he met Madeline Reynard.

It’s an interesting story line with tons of possibilities; too bad I didn’t believe in the relationship. I couldn’t suspend my belief long enough to enjoy two da
Mariana Bezerra
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
My Thoughts:
I love special ops kinda book and this series was a great one. Because they actually have a double life since all agents are professors in a university. Different, right? But the book is still about a lot of action and there’s also some romance and each agent get their HEA with some “special” lady.

This book is for Drake and he’s one of the most alpha characters that I’ve met so far. So it was kinda fun to watch him fall for Madeline simply because he thought she was a bad person. Th
Jun 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Jun 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
From My Blog...[return][return]Dangerous Desires by Dee Davis is the second installment of her A-Tac series, bringing back action, adventure, suspense, intrigue, and romance. Dangerous Desires stands well on its own, yet I do recommend Davis’ previous novel Dark Deceptions, which introduces the A-Tac team. The mission this time is for the A-Tac team to go into San Mateo, Columbia, and break into Casa de Orquidea, the known location of narcoterrorists Jorge di Silva and Hector Ortiz, to secure Am ...more

This is the second book in the A-TAC series. It's a very good read. It's the first one of Dee Davis's I have read. Unfortunately I done have #1. It's best if you read them in order though you can still enjoy them quite a bit by themselves. I did feel I missed a little by not reading the first book but the author does fill you in on the characters from the first book and what happened. This book had plenty of action,
Mystery, and lots of steamy hot sex. A-TAC is a highly covert shadow arm of th
Jul 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
After surviving a horrible childhood, a few years in a Columbian prison, and more time under the thumb of a crime lord, Madeline Reynard becomes the rescue subject of A-Tac (American Tactical Intelligence Command) – an off the books arm of the CIA. She has information that can help the CIA, hurt the Columbian crime group, and may just get her killed unless A-Tac succeeds in their mission. The A-Tac team is comprised of several highly-skilled professionals (covert operations, IT, ordnance, commun ...more
Dec 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
First time reading a Dee Davis book. I was pleasantly suprised. Some books are hit or miss with me. This one sucked me in from page one.

Drake from A-Tac team. He is one hot dude. Drake has learned the hard way not to trust women. But when he is put on a mission to retrieve a package ( Madeline) he knows he wants her but he cant trust her. Madeline has her own trust issues and is just trying to stay alive. The sexual tension between these two is so great. I loved it when they finally just gave i
Asha Butterflys
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Dee Davis A-TAC series collection. This book revolves around the handsome Drake Flynn and his quest to get Madeline out of Colombis. This mission for the A-TAC team was off the books order from the CIA. Drake know that if his team has to evacuate from colombia, he was on his own. Madeline the "Package" they were sent their to retrive has here own plans when that does not matches Drakes or the A-TAC team's plans. She has been through so much in the last few years an ...more
May 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Favorite Quote: "Damn but she was good. Played him like a fucking violin."

Drake Flynn has only one objective...deliver the "package" back to the US safe and sound. But this package has other plans. Madeline Reynard is hell bent on escaping the clutches of a Colombian crime lord. Freedom is within her reach and she'll do anything, even deceive Drake to achieve it. Drake has been burned one to many times by seductive women and has no plans to allow Madeline to do the same. But now they are trapped
May 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I thought this was a great second book to the A-Tac series and just as good as the first. You can read this book as a stand alone but it blends wonderfully going right from the first to the second book. I do really like the way Dee Davis writes and I was waiting for the second book after reading the first and now really waiting on the third. I think that the mix of suspense, romance and action is perfect. This story is action packed from the start and keeps you interested in it to the very end. ...more
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dee-davis
Madeline (great female hero) Drake (I'm rooting for him) As the extractions expert for A-Tac, an elite CIA black ops unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college, Drake Flynn knows how to survive behind enemy lines. But he’s about to meet one adversary he can’t subdue . . . or resist.


Stranded in the Colombian jungle after a mission goes bad, Drake has only one objective: evade the mercenaries hot on his trail and deliver “the package” to U.S. officials. But “the packa
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You know reading most books that the ending will likely turn out good. It's just the way it is. But it takes a truly talented person to make you a wreck, even though you know logically what the outcome will be.

I thought Dark Deceptions, Dee Davis' first book in the A-Tac series was excellent. I figured based on her writing ability that this would be a good story as well. I didn't figure on it being better. I had to walk away from this one because it was a heart pounder.

She weaves a good backgrou
Jan 17, 2014 marked it as to-read
Dangerous Desires - A-Tac#2 - (Drake and Madeline)

As the extractions expert for A-Tac, an elite CIA black ops unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college, Drake Flynn knows how to survive behind enemy lines. But he’s about to meet one adversary he can’t subdue . . . or resist.


Stranded in the Colombian jungle after a mission goes bad, Drake has only one objective: evade the mercenaries hot on his trail and deliver “the package” to U.S. officials. But “the package” has
Laura de Leon
Jul 09, 2010 rated it liked it
When I read a book a little outside my usual range, and I'm not thrilled with it, I have a hard time deciding how much is me and how much is the book.

I kept thinking that if I could just put on the same "just go with it" mindset I do when it comes to movies,I might have really enjoyed it.

There was the kick-ass woman and the guy who comes to her rescue, both of them shooting people right and left, jumping over waterfalls, making their way through the jungle. When they stop moving, the inevitable
Jun 15, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010
I can't say that I've ever been a "big" fan of Dee Davis, but I've usually liked her work. However with this story I really had to force myself to keep reading. To say that I suspended belief (multiple times) would be an understatement. The heroine was a choking mix of TSTL and just flat out idiotic. I felt no sympathy for her at all. The hero seemed more alpha-wannabe than truly alpha and that just came across as sad (in my own opinion).

If you're looking for a truly great military suspense rom
Jul 29, 2010 rated it liked it
I presume you know what the book is about. I'm letting you kow what I liked or disliked about it.

I came across this title while drilling down on some new names and reviews and thought a bit of a break from the genre I'd been reading so much of was in order. This was the perfect book to read to "cleanse the pallet" so to speak.

This is a great book and from the sounds of it this reader is a bit slow on the take of knowing about Dee Davis and her work. Having said that I can now say I'm safely in t
Jan 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense, romance
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Award winning author Dee Davis worked in association management before turning her had to writing. Her highly acclaimed first novel, Everything In Its Time, was published in July 2000. Since then, among others, she’s won the Booksellers Best, Golden Leaf, Texas Gold and Prism awards, and been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Holt and two RT Reviewers Choice Awards. To date, she ...more

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