[Review] Dangerous To Know by Dawn Ryker

~ Dangerous To Know by Dawn Ryker ~

(Unbroken Heroes #1)
Genre: Fiction, Suspense, Romance, Adult
Date of Publication: March 1st 2016 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Source: NetGalley

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Synopsis:

In this red-hot romance-the first in a Special Ops series-Dawn Ryder takes readers into a world of dangerous secrets and forbidden passion…

She’s too good to be bad

A bad-boy member of an elite Special Ops team, Mercer has never been assigned an undercover mission he couldn’t complete. But when his latest job requires him to gain the trust-and get into the bed-of his newest target, the sexy, fiery colonel’s daughter, he has a whole new challenge ahead of him. All evidence points to her being a traitor to the country he’s sworn to protect, but the crackling desire between them is too strong a feeling to ignore…

He’s too bad to resist

Zoe has always kept her secrets close to the vest. The only woman in a decorated military family, she’s been taught that to let someone close is to flirt with disaster. But when the dangerously handsome, alpha-strong Mercer comes blazing into her life full-speed, it’s all Zoe can do to resist his wicked seduction. As danger circles closer, Zoe must decide if she can trust him to protect her-but there’s no way he could be bad when he makes her feel this good…

~ My Review ~

~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

I was meant to read and review this weeks ago, but school and work and life on general got in the way, but hey, better late than never, right? 😉

Anyway, here we go.

While I appreciate a book that starts of right in the story and doesn’t have this whole introduction feeling to it, Dangerous To Know would have needed exactly that. I felt a bit lost. Too many story lines, that I magically should have been able to follow right from the start. Too many characters I couldn’t place because I didn’t get their connection to each other at first, like when you miss twenty seconds of a tv show and 30 minutes later you finally find out that the girl and boy are actually siblings, while everyone else already knew that information. That is exactly how I felt at the beginning of Dangerous To Know.

BUT it got better. After I got a grip on the story I really liked reading the story and subplot. One factor that also played into me liking it, is that I really liked the writing style of Dawn Ryker. She wrote the book in a way that it was pretty easy and fast to read. Also Dangerous To Know is written in big chapters, so I always had a long excuse for not doing dishes and that stuff, because I had to “finish the chapter”.

Now on to the characters. A sad thing I have to say is that while I liked Zoe and Mercer individual, I thought they had absolutely no chemistry for most of the book. Nearly at the end I felt some sparks between them, but before that… nothing.
The side characters were interesting. I am especially intrigued by Vitus and Saxon. I really want to see more of those two brothers.

I can’t wait to find out what character will be featured in the next book and how the story continues.

Rating: 3,75 stars

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