Thursday, June 24, 2010



by Diana Palmer

From the Book: Tall, lean and headstrong, FBI agent Kilraven lives by his own rules. And one of those rules includes keeping his hands off Jacobsville’s resident sweetheart, Winnie Sinclair, no matter the temptation. Shy and innocent, Winnie couldn’t handle a man like him—a merciless man with a haunted past. And this small town may hold not only the woman he fights to resist, but the answers to a cold case that is very personal to Kilraven....

Winnie has had her own share of sorrow and senses Kilraven’s pain. Even though she tries to deny it, the gentle 911 operator feels a connection with the darkly handsome agent. When he makes the disturbing discovery that her family’s unsavory past might have a bearing on his case, Winnie is determined to help him crack it...and the ice around his heart.

As they combine forces in a dangerous investigation, the stakes rise ever higher. Winnie’s life is on the line, and she’ll need Kilraven more than ever. But if they are to have a future together, her ruthless Texan will need to confront his past and risk it all for their love.

-taken from Diana Palmer's site

From me: I have never read any of Diana Palmer's books before and I definitely could tell. I really felt like I was landing in the middle of a story. There was little to no introduction of quite a few sideline characters, but at the same time there was so much unspoken history. I hopped around to a couple other reviews of Dangerous online and my suspicions were confirmed; While Dangerous is a stand-alone book, it is also the newest installment in a series: Long, Tall Texans. I actually love when authors write multiple books in one town, so I can't be too mad for reading Diana's book waaay out of order :)

With that said, this is your typical cheesy romance novel. Full of handsome men, skinny women and the expected kissing/"hardening" scenes. I could have passed on all that. I was interested in the actual cold case Kilraven was attempting to solve though so that made the read worth it to me.

Will I come back for more Diana Palmer? Meh. I'm not really the Harlequin romance kind of girl.

I received a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.