Dangerous by JAX

Genre Futuristic Romance Published 5 September 2013 Publisher Kensington Books 

dangerousA body that won’t quit.
Clothes that are barely there.
Eyes that openly invite him to take what he wants.

Devon Candler is nothing like the helpless, vulnerable woman Liam expected when he agreed to provide security for her secluded Catskill Mountain estate. Yet her life is at risk. Her enemies monsters. Her secrets devastating.

Liam Nash is a trained killer who takes no prisoners, fears no man. But to him this woman is seductively, devastatingly. . .

Dangerous.

The Urban Book Thief Review

Struck by an unhealthy amount of cover lust, I instantly delved into this book thinking that it would be full of hard-core, kick-ass shenanigans. Sadly, I was wrong.

Lesson learned: never judge a book by it’s cover.

Though I shall probably forget this lesson next week and be wooed again by another badd-ass chick with an ornate sword dangling from her capable hands. Damn you awesome cover artists! Shakes fist wildly in the air.

I honestly don’t understand why the publisher chose this cover as Dangerous reads like a run-of-the-mill paranormal romance – but without any of the para bits. I guess Ms Frank wanted to move away from her usual ‘obligatory-naked-male-chest’ type covers. Fair enough, but still… the artwork smells of urban fantasy to me.

This book is based in modern day America where a race of super genetically enhanced humans have emerged. Crazy strong, immortal beings with a penchant for blood. These morphates have taken over some of the larger cities, New York being in one of them – but it’s not enough to satisfy one Alpha morphate’s lust for power.

Let the evil cackling commence!

The book focuses on Devon, a morphate in hiding, who has devised and manufactured a mercury infused weapon which can kill her people. Needless to say, the morphates aren’t happy at the prospect of not being able to live forever anymore. Nuh-uh. So she hires the only badd-ass human around who has an inkling as how to defend and kill those naughty, naughty people who want her dead.

Let the swooning commence!

Liam is the leader of a hot-bod security team who are being paid to protect Devon. Army-trained and capable, Liam isn’t just handy with a gun – oh no ladies, he’s pretty handy in the bedroom too…

So… after a wee bit of reflection and a deep breath I have decided that Jacquelyn Frank is not the author for me. I have tried and tried, time and time again to like her books. She has so many of them for a start – so they must be good, right? And the premise always sounds so inviting and soooo good. But enough is enough. I left books like this behind me a long time ago – small world building, big romance, bulging biceps and whispered feminine sighs.

Not that I have anything against bulging biceps. I actually have a rather large liking for them. Too large maybe…

The reason why I haven’t rated Dangerous any lower is because IT IS a well written book and will make many people very happy. Just not me this time. Plus there are other authors out there writing in a similar vein, who in my opinion, do a far better job, such as Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series or even the fabulous Warriors of Poseidon series by Alyssa Day.

If Ms Frank wrote her characters with a little more motivation and hell of a lot more substance I would definitely be all up in her grill. I need character growth godammit!

threeThe Urban Book Thief has awarded Dangerous a kiss factor rating of three – not my cup of tea I’m afraid…

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3 thoughts on “Dangerous by JAX

  1. That cover does look pretty badass, but I’m in the same boat as you, Ms. Frank is not the author for me. I’ve tried a few of her other novels, and the writing style was not for me. I did like Alyssa Day, but I can’t get into anything by Lara Adrian with. 😦

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