Saturday, November 3, 2012

"Dangerous Embrace" by Dana Mason Book Review

Romantic Suspense/ Thriller
Title: Dangerous Embrace
Author: Dana Mason

Date to be Published: 10/04/12


Sarah Jennings wants nothing more than a quiet life—alone.

Raised by an eccentric mother, their life on the road only taught her how to run away from hard times. But when she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well.  

Now, back in her hometown, she's found a place she loves. She’s a first grade teacher, and with few friends and less family around, she has what she wants, a quiet life under the radar where she can be free of her past and live quietly. Finally comfortable in her own skin, she’s settled, and less fearful than she’s ever been in her life.

But it only takes one night and one act of violence for everything to change. Injured and afraid, Sarah wants to run again, but Mark Summors refuses to let her go.

Just when Sarah thinks she can have Mark and the life he promises, her past comes back to haunt her.

Mark Summors was born and raised in Santa Rosa. He married his high school sweetheart and never questioned his life, until he found his wife with another man.

Now divorced, he wants something more. He’s passionate about his job, he wants to protect people, and he devotes his life to it.

This time he’s protecting more than just another client, he’s protecting his future; at least, Sarah Jennings will be his future, once he convinces her she loves him.'

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
First of all, let me give you a warning concerning this book. The profanity if pretty hardcore at times, and I will admit that did bother me.  In fact, I think the author could have left it out.  Some of the sex/bedroom scenes are a little graphic, but some of them are absolutely necessary in light of the book.  But let me tell you that these two issues do not deter me from giving this book a five star rating.  Want to know why?  Be sure to read on!

I was absolutely drawn into the store from the very beginning of this book.  It certainly helped that Sarah is a teacher--I am one, too.  And she is a woman who has been physically, emotionally, and mentally abused.  I can identify to a small degree.  I never experienced what she did, but the potential was there.  And when I read stories like this, I am reminded of what I escaped.

This story was extremely well-written, and she added elements of romance, mystery, and more into this book.  I tend to think Mark is too good to be true, but then again, I guess guys like that do exist.  I wish I could find one!  I never felt this was sappy, but I would have appreciated more humor to break up the tension.  The book is very heavy, and I was reminded that all of us have worth--even if people do not want to give you honor and respect.  Don't accept anything less from your relationships with others.

I was spurred on to read this book because I had to know what happened next and whether they caught the criminal.  The chapters were short and always left you wanting to go to the next chapter.  This a great read for adult women who want to read high action books with a touch of tender romance.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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