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Desperate Deeds

(A-Tac #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  678 ratings  ·  52 reviews
As the demolitions expert for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Tyler Hanson has two great loves: literature and explosives. She lives by the motto "Duty First" and doesn't have time for personal attachments . . . until a steamy one-night stand turns into a professional partnership.


When Tyler meets Owen Wakefield, a handso
Paperback, 370 pages
Published August 2nd 2010 by Forever (first published July 17th 2010)
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I won this book from Goodread's First Reads program.

I was pretty excited about getting this book. I love movies that involve government organizations or spies. If I could bundle my love of Jason Bourne style intrigue and action with an in depth relationship I would be one happy camper. Who could pass that up? Too bad that spies are a lot more boring in book version...

This is going to be a really hard review for me to write. It will probably end up being a lot shorter than my other ones too. It's
Aug 26, 2010 rated it it was ok
OK, here’s the thing. I haven’t really had any books that have done this to me. This book made me feel apathetic. I didn’t care if I finished it or not. It’s not because it was a horrible book, it wasn’t bad at all. It wasn’t good either. It was simply OK. But then, OK is just not good enough. Why? Take a look at the plot – this had the potential to be an excellent, intense, edge of my seat type of read.

Tyler is a member of the A-TAC team, a CIA unit that works on covert missions. While on a mi
4 stars – Romantic Suspense

The thrilling A-Tac series centers on an elite CIA Black Ops unit of men and women with different areas of expertise (communications, extraction, munitions, computer hacking) who use their positions as faculty at an Ivy League university for cover while secretly fighting terrorism and taking on the government’s most clandestine, dangerous missions.

The series began with a bang in Dark Deceptions as the team’s second in command Nash Brennon raced to thwart an assassinat
Dec 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd book in the series. There were so many twists and turns in this book . It is about Tyler and Owen. I loved Tyler from the previous book and I was not disappointed. Tyler is one touch chick. I loved that was never beat around the bush kinda person. She laid it all out there whether you liked it or not. Tyler is so damn smart and such a risk taker. Seriously loyal to her friends and family, keeps emotions in check always. Owen ,oh you naughty boy! I was kinda mad at him through som ...more
Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
Desperate Deeds is the third book in Dee Davis's A-Tac series and I thoroughly enjoyed. The questions that have been haunting me since book one (Dark Deceptions) are answered yet it leaves it open enough in the end that there may be more A-Tac books to come in the future. I am not quite ready to leave the fascinating world of A-Tac and I am hoping there will be a spin-off set in the same world (surely Avery deserves his own story).

In Desperate, we get to know more about Tyler Hanson, a demolitio
Jul 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Darcy Stewart
Jul 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
This is by far one of the best romance novels I have ever read. I wouldn't really call this a romance novel though. There were only 3 bedroom scenes. Even though I didn't read the books in order I did understand this book.

Dee Davis uses great descriptions. The plot is really good. Someone steals some weapons from the British government and is trying to frame Tyler in the process. First the thief uses Tyler's scarf to lure her. The culprit goes way too far. He kills Tyler's stepmother and father.
May 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
If your looking at this book to read and havent read the first 2 books I recommend doing that first.. This book for the most part wraps up an on going story arc that started in the first book. Dee Davis has created characters that you come to love through out all 3 books. There are more books to come that will have the story of other characters we met in these 3 books. I for one am looking forward to Tucker Flynn story. This was my first time reading this author and I can say after buying and re ...more
Aug 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
To be honest I'm writing this review with there being a pretty large span between reading it and now, but I still remember it as if I read it yesterday. This series just keeps getting better for me. I loved the chemistry between the main characters, and how Strong Tyler was. The only thing that broke my heart was the ending and who it came down to as the villain. Even though I know it had to work the way it did and it made for one amazing story.

This was a steamy, heart pumping thrill ride that
Jul 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was a great read that kept me on my toes with so many twists and turns. So glad I got my hands on this book and can't wait to check out the rest of the series ...more
Awilk -never sleeps-
3.5 Stars

Another great story from the A-Tac team, made even better for having an English Hero. Only downfall for me was that I couldn't warm up to the female lead. No surprise there, though.
3.5 Stars
Jul 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Desperate Deeds by Dee Davis
Romantic Suspense- July 27th, 2010
4 stars

Dee Davis's A-Tac black-ops series continues in the 3rd and latest thrilling installment with Desperate Deeds. The best thing about this book is how it builds upon the characters from her prior books. Plus any of her books can easily be read by itself. These books are fast and suspenseful reads that are filled with realism, tension and high emotion. I just found out she will continue this exciting series and was delighted since
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
Michelle Greathouse
Jul 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Desperate Deeds is the third book in the A-TAC series by Dee Davis and a Romantic Suspense from Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing.

Book Blurb:

As the demolitions expert for A-TAC, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Tyler Hanson has two great loves: literature and explosives. She lives by the motto "Duty First" and doesn't have time for personal attachments...until a steamy one-night stand turns into a professional partnership.

Burned by Betrayal

When Tyler meets O
♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥
Overall Rating: 4.95 // Action: 5 / Emotion: 4.75 / Romance: 4.5 / Sensuous: 4.25 / Intrigue: 5 // Humor: 1 / Tears: 3

Dee Davis's The A-Tac Series has become a favorite. Any reader who loves military romantic suspense books will love this series. Although it is not critical to understand the development of the story line in Desperate Deeds (Book Three), interesting background information about the A-Tac team is presented in Book One, Dark Deceptions, and Book Two, Dangerous Desires. In these
Robin Priddy
Jul 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Tyler Hanson is an demolitions expert for A-Tac. A-Tac is a black ops CIA unit. Tyler is called upon to help with a wepons transfer. Things go wrong when they are ambushed and the two guards with Tyler are killed. Tyler is shot twice but after being injured in her last mission she has taken to wearing a vest. Being the only surviver some people think Tyer may have had a hand in the ambush. After getting treatmen for her injuries, Tyler goes back to her hotel to wait for her flight home the next ...more
Jennifer Defoy
Aug 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one. There was so much going on it kept me turning the pages. Right of the bat the story gets going and it doesn't really slow down.

I liked Tyler, she was tough (very tough) but she was also still a woman and had a softer side to her. There were a few times when she would do something uncharacteristic and she would think to herself "There's the woman in me." I also liked Owen, I had a picture of Sean Connery as James Bond for him. I think that comes from the fact that Tyler
May 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Favorite Quote: "It was a fantasy and she knew it.
But that didn't change the power of the act or the magic of the man."

In Dee Davis's thrilling 3rd installment, Desperate Deeds, we meet Tyler Hanson. A Demolitions expert in a secret black ops unit A-TAC, she has two loves; bombs and literature. When her mission goes wrong, Tyler finds herself under suspicion. She meets British op Owen Wakefield and decides to seize the moment and seduce him for the night. Not planning on seeing him again, she i
Christi Snow
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
My Review:
In a Military Suspense novel, you know that there is going to be some suspense... Are our hero/heroine going to make it to their happily-ever-after alive? Who's the bad guy? Who else is going to die?

This book took the suspense part of the equation seriously. I think that the final body count of the good guys dead ended up being 7-3...*ack!* I lost track of how many times the heroine was attacked...I think that it was pretty much every day in the book. It all got to be a bit much- not t
Aug 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Book Three in the A-Tac series was just as good as the others. Suspenseful and exciting! Tyler almost dies in an ambush that she didn't see coming – and should have, while two other people do die. This leads some people to believe that she might have set them up to die. Now Tyler has to defend herself, while also trying to find the real team member who has betrayed the others.

In a moment of weakness she has a one-night stand with Owen, someone who has many, many secrets – one of which will devas
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dee-davis
Tyler (teaches classes as a cover) and Owen (he's on the perimeter of the group) As the demolitions expert for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Tyler Hanson has two great loves: literature and explosives. She lives by the motto "Duty First" and doesn't have time for personal attachments . . . until a steamy one-night stand turns into a professional partnership.

When Tyler meets Owen Wakefield, a handsome British operative, she seduces him with no i
Aug 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, suspense, romance
From My Blog...[return][return]Dee Davis does it once again with her third A-Tac suspense novel Desperate Deeds. Having read and reviewed the two previous novels in the series, Dark Deceptions and Dangerous Desires, I would say Davis has outdone herself with Desperate Deeds. Each A-Tac novel can easily stand alone, however, once one is read, the reader will want to read the others, they truly are that good. Davis brilliantly masters the genre of suspense and adds in her own twist of romance in s ...more
Jan 17, 2014 marked it as to-read
Desperate Deeds - A-Tac #3 - (Owen and Tyler)

As the demolitions expert for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Tyler Hanson has two great loves: literature and explosives. She lives by the motto "Duty First" and doesn't have time for personal attachments . . . until a steamy one-night stand turns into a professional partnership.

When Tyler meets Owen Wakefield, a handsome British operative, she seduces him with no intention of ever seeing him again. B
Paranormal Kiss
Jul 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Desperate Deeds by Dee Davis
A-Tac #3
Published by Forever - August 2, 2010
Romantic Suspense

Desperate Deeds by Dee Davis is the 3rd book in the A-Tac series. Though it is part of a series it could easily be read as a stand alone. It is a very enjoyable read. The story is well written and interesting. It captures your interest from the first page. It is fast paced and filled with action, suspense and romance. The characters have depth and are well written, you can easily understand where they were
Aug 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Tyler and Owen are the main characters in this book. Tyler works for A-Tac and she is transporting a detonator. The detonator was hi-jacked and the 2 men that were with the detonator were killed and Tyler was knocked out. Tyler and Owen are working together trying to locate the detonator and they knew that there was a mole in the A-Tac team that they had to find out who it was. This is the 3rd book in the A-Tac Series and the 2nd book that I have read by Dee Davis. This book can be read by itsel ...more
Aug 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
"Desperate Deeds" is the third book in the A-Tac Series. I have to say that I am impressed by Dee Davis's writing. I have read many series books from other authors and Dee Davis has pulled through to the top for me. I love the style in which she writes and the fact that every book I have read in the series has had wonderful details and great characters. All these books are written in a way that you can follow the series or read them as a stand alone either way these books are great. I felt that ...more
Asha Butterflys
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was my first romance suspense book I have ever read and absolutely am hooked if they are all like this book. This book is about a beautiful Tyler Hanson, that is on a conquest. Tyler is trying to find out why some people are out to kill her, and what it all means. On the way she meets a super dreamy guy named Owen. A sexy, British international that has a attraction to Miss Hanson. The thing with miss Tyler is that she never lets any man get close to her because she does not want to get hu ...more
Jul 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it! The plot was riveting & amazingly complex without losing the reader or logical sense. I was completely hooked & loved the various twists and turns. The characters are to die for and I fell in love with Owen and Tyler as they worked through their own problems while racing against time. Tyler is one tough chick but with a vulnerable side that must be expected with all of the things she deals with in the novel. Dee Davis also remains true to what you'd expect from a British cha ...more
Aug 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Don't expect to do anything until you finish this book. I made that mistake and had to stay up late to finish it. I adored the first two in Dee Davis's A-Tac series and the third one is just spectacular. The female lead of Tyler shows you can be strong and still feminine which is an excellent role model for women of all ages. It also helps that she gets to kick butt and still be sexy. There is some wonderful sexual tension between her and Owen. I think these would make wonderful movies since the ...more
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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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