Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Dangerous - Review

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  

 **Summary taken from Author Website**

Disclaimer: Provided from Net Galley 

Some of my most prized books in my vast collection are Diana Palmer stories, ever since i began reading romances she's been one of my favourite authors, she writes cowboys like no one else! Yes the girls are old fashioned compared to the heroines out there these days, and the men are a little chauvinistic, but they're also alpha, and strong, and family orientated and they love their women with a passion.
I was so excited to receive Dangerous from Net Galley, i hadn't read a Diana Palmer book in so long, but i knew it would feel like seeing old family again, nice, warm and comforting. But i just didn't feel the characters at all. This book is part of Palmer's Long,Tall Texan series, i own several of them but i found there was too many mentions of previous characters, it felt like joining a conversation half way through and not understanding what people were talking about. The story veered elsewhere many times, talking of what i thought was unimportant details of characters of previous books. For a reader who doesn't know the series or for someone who has skipped several books those details are going to lose them.
The connection i usually love in Palmer's characters i just didn't feel with Winnie or Kilraven. Perhaps if they book concentrated more on the building of the romance, but it felt like it was slotted in here and there, Instead the focus was a murderer Kilraven was tracking down.

What didn't resonate most with me was how every second person it seemed had some kind of "feeling" a psychic gift that was just taken as normal. Perhaps it was a given in that town that people just knew things, but it wasn't explained and felt like an elephant in the room.

What i did like about Dangerous is the same as i like about all Diana Palmer books, the small town feel, everyone knows everyone else's business and don't mind a bit in you knowing they know your business.
Kilraven is still grieving for his dead family and doesn't want to get involve with Winnie. She neither pursues him or tempts him so in that respect i was even surprise they shared a kiss.
Although this isn't a book that appealed to me, i would still recommend the authors previous work. I think i've had a diet of too many demons and werewolves to appreciate a small town every day normal romance =P

With a heavy sigh i give Dangerous by Diana Palmer 2 out of 5 Sparkles.

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Smokinhotbooks said...

OH wow every review I've read had similar feelings about this book.

Sparklybearsy said...

Same for me too, all the ones i read on Goodreads were saying similar things. I hate to not love a book from a favourite author. i feel like ive cheated =(

thanks for the comment KClicious! =)

jaymzangel said...

such a bummer, especially since I have almost all her other books =(

Sparklybearsy said...

BT no one was more disappointed than me =( i grew up loving all her books. i didnt even want to write the review =(

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