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Face of Danger

(The Guardian Angelinos #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  1,895 ratings  ·  131 reviews
Private investigator Vivi Angelino loves living life on the edge, but stepping into the shoes of a movie starlet to bait a serial killer isn't just a thrill . . . it's a ticket to the big time for her fledgling security firm. That is, as long as a certain risk-averse FBI agent stays out of her way-and out of her fantasies.

Assistant Special Agent in Charge Colton Lang isn't
Paperback, 379 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Forever (first published March 11th 2011)
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Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of romantic suspense
My favorite of the series! I absolutely loved everything about this book--the characters, the plot, the romance, the suspense, the who-done-it, the action...all of it worked for me, and as an added bonus, it even made me cry.

Face Of Danger is the third book (you must read these in order) in Roxanne St. Claire's Guardian Angelinos series, and it was a real pleasure to read. We first meet the heroine, 32 year-old tomboy skateboarder, Vivi Angelino of the Boston area in book #1 (Edge of Sight), whe
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I'm surprised by how much I love this book. The first book of this series, Edge of Sight, was pretty much an Epic Fail. The second book of the series, Shiver of Fear, was a Mild Epic Fail, due in large part to Devyn's ridiculousness. So, the whole time I was reading Face of Danger, I really was surprised by how much I was actually enjoying it, and that it ended up being an Epic Success for me by the end. I was actually really intrigued by the whole concep
May 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Face of Danger was fabulous and it has to be one of the best books of 2011 for me. Move over Bullet Catchers, this is my new favorite by Roxanne St Claire.

Vivi Angelino the heroine is the one who came up withe the idea of the Guardian Angelinos and her family thought she was crazy. Vivi is a former reporter, newly licensed PI and she is determined to put her company on the map, no matter what it takes.
Colton Lang is a by the book FBI Agent who Vivi loves to call a nerd and he is the complete op
Nov 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Face of Danger is book 3 in one of my current, favorite, must read series, The Guardian Angelinos. These are absolutely standalone books, but I enjoy the layers you get when reading a series starting at the beginning. We first meet Vivi Angelino in book 1 as a feisty reporter who’s trying to talk her brother, Zach, into starting a family owned security firm. After much convincing, the firm is started up and The Guardian Angelinos are born.
Manda Collins
Nov 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Mariah Stewart, Cynthia Eden, Karen Rose
This book was so good I don't even know where to begin. I have to admit, I was not Vivi's biggest fan before I started this one. It's not that I disliked her, but her feisty nature and tomboyishness were problematic for me. But once I started the book and got inside her POV all my hesitations were washed away. I've always been a sucker for a straight-laced hero paired with a troublesome heroine, and from the first Colton Lang pushed all my hero buttons. The story itself is intriguing, involving ...more
Much better than the previous book, as this one managed to have both a solid investigation with several layers of mysteries to unwrap and discover, as well as an undeniable attraction between the leads, both physical and emotional.
The heroine Vivi, playing the body double to protect an Oscar-winning actress from being victim to a potential serial killer, provided the background for several interesting topics: a complete sexy makeover and transformation for someone who protected herself so skilfu
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I have read some books by Roxanne St. Claire from her Bullet Catcher series and rather enjoyed them. This was my fist book in The Guardian Angelinos series and it was also quite good.

I definitely liked the characters and the fact that it was an opposite attraction. Colton and Vivi are so different that it was nice to read about the feelings between them.

Although, the best part of the story was the suspense. Though the idea of Vivi making as a double for Cara seemed a bit unreal and strange to me
Mar 12, 2011 rated it liked it
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Favorite Quote: “No, I’m not really big on the whole screw and shoo gig. But thanks for the offer. “

Vivi Angelino owns and operate the private security firm-Guardian Angelino with her brother Zach and extended family. Vivi wants to take the company to a higher level, but in order to do that she needs a huge case to put her on the map. When she hears of the Red Carpet murders, Vivi sees her chance to make the company shine. A natural ri
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Jul 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: Won from Forever Romance

I’ve had this book sitting on my bookshelf for years it seems and for whatever reason, I didn’t read it until now. While I hoped to try and read the books in order, I just decided that I would try this one first and see how I liked St. Claire’s suspense style. Before this, I only read her Barefoot Bay series so I was curious to see how she started out.

FACE OF DANGER works as a standalone although I think it would’ve been nice to get to know the rest of Vivi’s family since the whole series is a
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book. I wanted to wait for it to be on Kindle, but yesterday I was at a neighborhood bookstore and the owner was putting it out, so I grabbed one. I'm so glad I did, just because this one needs a place on the keeper shelf.

This book had absolutely everything I want in a romantic suspense. The main characters were wonderful, funny and real. The story line was "big" like a movie (in fact, it would make a wonderful movie) with action and plot twists and surprises. And th
Nov 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This author is wonderfully creative! I love this series. This was fast paced and action packed. I had no idea that Vivi (from the previous books) was so darn cute. I had to say that sense that is what Colton always says. lol There things about her that I didn't know and at first made me think I missed something. But then it all came out and yeah no one knew. The plot was great lots of twists and turns totally Roxanne St.Claire style. Colton Lang was just wonderful and yummy with issues of his ow ...more
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Apr 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Love how the characters in this book Colton (Lang) and Vivi are brought to life. You get to see them in the other books but here they get to shine on their own. It's their story. You get a smidgen of Gabe in there and Chessie she's a little stingy of the giving the rest of the family a spot in this book lol. I do love my glimpse's of past and future characters and there is a surprise appearance by a bullet catcher at the end that i loved. Colton and Vivi both have some tough personal hurdles to ...more
Apr 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
Vivi Angelino is on a mission to get the name of her new company known. She decides to approach famous actress, Cara Ferrari, about working as a body double in order to protect her from a possible serial killer. When Cara agrees, Vivi finds herself disguised as Cara and under the protection of Special Agent Colt Lang. They’ve worked together before and she knows hiding her identity will be even harder than hiding how bad she has the hots for him. Colton has always thought Vivi was cute, but won’ ...more
Oct 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of romantic suspense

Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance

By far the best of The Guardian Angelinos series. After SHIVER OF FEAR, Shiver of Fear (The Guardian Angelinos, #2) by Roxanne St. Claire
I was a bit leery of picking up and continuing with the series, but I did want to read Vivi and Lang's story. WOW - What a ride! Ms. St. Claire did not disappoint.

These two, Vivi and Lang, would be voted the least likely to succeed: Opposites attract. Vivi has kept a dark secret from her family for many years and it has affected her relationships with men. Slim to none would be the ca
Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Auntee had already posted a great review of this 3rd installment so I'll just say that I agree with her twice over. After the disappointing Shiver of Fear, Face of Danger was refreshingly, and thankfully, satisfying on every level.

The sexual chemistry between Vivi and Lang had already been primed and prepared from the previous book from which we know Vivi's vivacious personality versus Special Assistant Agent-in-Charge Lang's (or is that Asst Special Agent
I really liked Vivi, she's strong even if she may seem a little too risk-taking. I liked how the attraction she feels for the hero makes her overcome her trauma. I liked Lang, he's strong, resolute, quite stubborn, and it was delightful to see him struggle between reason and feelings. The plot is interesting, but I found the final culprit was dealt with a little too quickly.
Nov 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Gabe! Please let his book be next. Im glad Vivi and Lang finally got their story. We learned a little back ground on both if them and why what's happened to them in the past has shapped them today and how they approach relationships. Uncle Nino is a favorite and makes an appearance as do other family members. Hope Roxanne St Claire writes some more of the Guardian Angelinos!
Victoria Sturlini

This book was everything a good romantic suspense mystery should be!! The characters were great.... The plot was A+...... The twists and turns kept you guessing right up to the end. The action never let up.... This book was a "winner" the whole way through!!!! It was sexy, sweet, heartfelt, engrossing and very romantic. If you are looking for a really good romantic suspense story don't pass this one up!
Jennifer Harper
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy this third instalment of the Guardian Angelino's series as much as I did the other two, perhaps because Vivi and Colton didn't really capture me as much as the previous heroes and heroines did. However, that being said, this is an enjoyable series. If you want a quick, romantic read with a twist of mystery, then you'll enjoy all three books in this series. Wouldn't mind a fourth one with Gabe as our hero. What do you say, Roxy?
I love it!! Vivi and Lang are amazing together.
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it , hope there is a lot more in this series.
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it
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Nov 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-suspense

REVIEW: 5 out of 5 stars

Face of Danger is definitely my favorite in the Guardian Angelino series; I have been eagerly awaiting Vivi's story along with the delectable Special Agent in Charge Colton Lang and I loved absolutely everything about it.

Vivi is a 31 year old skate-board loving tomboy and former Investigative Reporter who along with her brother Zach and her Rossi cousins run the Guardian Angelinos agency, she wants nothing more than to see the Guardi
Christi Snow
Aug 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Full review reposted from my Smitten with Reading blog...

My Review:
From the very start of this series, Vivi has been a wonderful character. A skater chick with a tough as nails attitude to match, but the brains of an ace investigative reporter tied up into one sexy little bundle. The Guardian Angelinos is her brain-child and she has HUGE plans for this company going big! I couldn't wait for her story, and OMG, it did NOT disappoint! This story was wonderful!!!

FBI agent, Assistant Special Agent i
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Vivi Angelino may look like a Sk8ter girl but sometimes looks can be deceiving and sometimes they can land you the gig of a lifetime. Vivi’s the brains behind the Guardian Angelinos Protection and Security business she runs with her extended family and she‘s very proud of the company she‘s built from the ground up. She wants nothing more then for the Guardian Angelinos to be the best in the business evah! And she's willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.

This is the 3rd book in R
Rva Booklover
Apr 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
can i just say, Gregory!??
I still haven't gotten over that middle name. With colton as a first name, i expected something a little bit more orginal.
This book was soo much better than the last one, I was relieved to find out. Roxanne St. Claire is too good an author to ruin herself by continuing the bad pattern that could have started after Shiver of Fear.
Maybe it was because we already knew the characters of this book and were expecting something to happen between them. Regardless of the reas
Kelly Moran
May 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
Roxanne St. Claire is a bestselling author of twenty-four novels of suspense and romance. In addition to being a four-time RITA nominee, her books have won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense for two consecutive years, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Maggie, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, several Awards of Excellence, the Aspen Gold and multiple Gayle Wilson Awards of Excellence. Roxanne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Market Commu ...more
Mary Gramlich
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
FACE OF DANGER written by Roxanne St. Claire
Guardian Angelinos Series #3
05/11 - Grand Central Publishing - Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages

What does it take you to forget past pain and let love take control?

Viviana Angelino took her family’s love and turned it into a family owned private security business that is just starting to see growth and expand into other areas with every new family member that comes onboard. Vivi loves what she and her family of misfits do but one small factor of followi
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“I won’t ridicule you.” He walked up to the window. “Want a Coke?’
“Cherry slurpe.”
He rolled his eyes. “And you make fun of me.”
“See? Ridicule because I want a slurpy.”
“Vivi, you’re thrity-one years old.”
“Right. So make it a vodka slurpy and meet me at that table.”
“Because Lang was her fantasy on steroids and she wanted him. Bad.” 2 likes
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