Review: Dangerous by Patricia Rosemoor

January 2, 2015 Review 0

Review: Dangerous by Patricia Rosemoor

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.

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Title: Dangerous
Author: Patricia Rosemoor
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: January 6, 2015
Genres: Crime Drama, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 240
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

Chicago homicide detective Camille Martell is a cop through and through.  She eats and sleeps the job.  She believes in the system and has dedicated her life to working within the system.  Then this sexual predator case happens.  It haunts her.  It feels personal.  She wants this guy.  Bad!  She felt she was handling the job just fine.  But women were still being taken and eventually killed.  Camille feels guilty, like it is her fault.  She has no real reason for these feelings, but she has them.  Her boss thinks she has become obsessed with the case and has removed her to work other cases.  But, Camille cannot leave it alone.  She decides to work the case on her own at home.  Everything goes from bad to worse.

I kind of liked Camille.  She had a dedication and commitment to her job that is enviable.  But in this, it obviously got too personal.  The author lets us see this, but does not reveal until late in the book just why it was so personal.  By this time it has also been revealed that this one incident in her teen years has affected her entire life – from why she became a cop to why she won’t allow herself to become close to anyone.  It was an enlightening look at how one incident, an incident that others have moved on from, would not let Camille go.  She is haunted by it.  She lives with it every day.  It has made her who she is today.  It has colored her entire life, or should I say it has drained the color from her life.  This case has brought the incident back in full living color and Camille is close to losing it.  Those around her see this and try to pull her back.

Especially Drago Nance.  Drago and Camille had one HOT weekend a few years ago.  Then Drago’s life and Camille’s job happened and they haven’t had anything to do with each other since.  Camille has gone to her former partner, Justice Nance for help after she finds herself in hot water with her lieutenant.  Justice assigns his brother to the case.  Justice does not know there is history between Drago and Camille.

Drago was a fascinating character.  I like how he has managed to keep himself out of the gang life, even if he did end up serving some time.  His brother just doesn’t get him.  Of course Drago doesn’t get Justice either.  Some interesting dynamics here.

Although there was a murder investigation going on in this story, it was very much a character driven story.  It was fascinating to see how each person with their individual baggage and experience approached the investigation.  There were those that believed in the system trying to find the answers and those outside the system also looking.  Again, interesting dynamics.  The author did a good job of bringing these two diverse points of view together to find common ground, not to mention a bit of happiness and contentment.  Not easy to do with two people on, what appears to be, opposite ends of the street.

This was a believable story with interesting characters.  Well worth the read.

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