by Patricia Rosemoor
ARC Review by Pam
Release: January 6, 2015
Pam's rating: 3.5 of 5 ⭐️
Fans of Linda Howard will love Dangerous, the story of a driven female cop who teams up with an irresistible ex-con to bring a killer to justice—and discovers that breaking the rules is hotter on the wrong side of the law.
Chicago homicide detective Camille Martell will stop at nothing to track down “Angel,” a sexual predator who has already butchered two young victims—even after her off-the-books investigation leads to her suspension. But when her relentless attempts to contact Angel online puts her teenage neighbor in mortal danger, Camille’s worst fears are realized. Panicked and overwhelmed with guilt, Camille needs help—even if it comes from the one man she swore she’d do anything to forget.
After serving time for a trumped-up charge, private investigator Drago Nance doesn’t trust cops. Nothing will change that, not even the steamy weekend with Camille that burned itself into his memory. But with an innocent girl’s life at stake, Drago can’t ignore the need in Camille’s eyes, or the heated promise in her touch. He agrees to help—if she’s willing to play by his rules. He just never suspected that seducing his partner could be just as thrilling as chasing a madman.
I took a liking to Camille right from the start. This smart successful homicide detective decides to take things into her own hands when she is removed from the case. Her boss is correct in thinking that she is too involved emotionally in this case. Putting herself on the line by approaching who she thinks the killer is over an online chat service. When she discovers that Sandy has made arrangements to meet with Angel she tries to find her. Having to go to her boss and tell him what has happened. Camille is even more determined to find this guy and get Sandy back alive. She turns to Justus investigation and is paired up with Drago. She never backs down to anyone or gives up when the outcome looks grim.
Drago Nance is Camille’s mister tall dark and handsome from many years ago, not that anyone knows. Drago has lived the hard life of the streets in the bad part of town, spent some time in lock up but is now using his skills and knowledge as a Private Investigator. Even though he grew up in the rough part of town he was always trying to make it a better place. He wants nothing more than to help Camille find this young girl safely while protecting her.
While working their way through leads to find Sandy, Camille and Drago get to know one another again. They both struggle with the memories of their time together. There is a magnetic connection between them that they both try to resist. Can the black and white, follow the rules detective and the gray, get the answer the way you can private investigator find a common ground in the middle - or will they part ways once again? Can they get to Sandy in time?
**Advance copy received for honest review**