Dangerous by Lorrie Farrelly showed up in my Amazon recommendations. Though it isn’t my normal genre, the book is a Readers’ Favorite selection, so I decided to give it a read.
Synopsis (from the author): Dangerously burned-out, ex-LA cop Cam Starrett imagines his new job in a small, central California town will be a haven from the tragedy, grief, and anger that have shattered his heart. His battered soul cries out for peace and quiet and merciful boredom.
Instead – during his very first day in the new town – he fires a gun, delivers an unusual baby, and hauls a passionate young woman into his embrace for a kiss of pure, scorching hunger. Shaken, he’s left stunned, perplexed, extremely hot and bothered – but not one bit bored.
Despite her training as a school guidance counselor, Meredith Hayden secretly admits that people – especially men – baffle her. Confused and embarrassed by her reckless abandon in the arms of dangerous-looking Cam Starrett, she resolves to keep him at a distance, tempting and torturing them both all the more.
But when they uncover an escalating pattern of bigotry and violence that threatens the lives of everyone in the community, Cam and Merry face an ordeal that will test not only the limits of their courage and trust, but also the true depth of their passion.
What I liked: Some of the things I look for in a good book are well-developed characters, an enjoyable story, and enough twists and turns to keep me interested. Dangerous had them all! The story starts with Cam losing it as a LA cop and goes from there. Merry and Cam have a smoldering flirtation, a fire provides the backdrop for a mystery, and the community pulling together in the face of tragedy adds the twists and intrigue. All told, Dangerous is an excellent story!
What I didn’t like: I thought some of the background were too stereotypical. I would have liked to know more about the mayor and his family relationship, especially between the mayor and his wife. I think it would have added to the story. Other than that, no complaints from me!
Overall impression: Dangerous by Lorrie Farrelly is well-written, well-paced, and an interesting read. The characters are well-developed, the romance hot, and the story moves along nicely. Read this one if you are a fan of romance!
My Rating: 5 Stars
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