Saturday, January 8, 2011

Book Review: Never Tempt Danger

Never Tempt Danger

By:  Denise Robbins

Publisher:  L&L Dream-Spell

Publish Date:  October 2010

Format:  Paperback, 252 pgs, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Genre:  Suspense Romance

Series:  Stand-Alone

Recommendation:  Yes.  A brief Science Fiction read full of suspense and romance.

Book Synopsis:
Maureen thought her special gift was a curse.  Maybe she's right...

As the one man who accepted her "gift" slid the diamond ring onto her shaky finger, Maureen saw his death flash in her mind an instant before the bullet struck.  With blood on her hands and a government research project in the balance, Maureen - Gilly - Gillman does the only smart thing she can.  She disappears.  If there was one thing Maureen had learned, it was Never Tempt Danger.

Special agent Lucas Danger knows Maureen Gillman better than any other man.  Assigned to find Gilly and her military robot prototype, Lucas discovers that his past has caught up with him.  When the woman he loves collides with his secretive past, Lucas has to open his mind as well as his heart to save Maureen.

Who will get to her first?

First Sentence:
Her pulse had not stopped racing since he put the box down.

My Review and Summary:
Maureen, Gilly as her close friends call her, loves working with electronics, technological and cars alike.  She's working on a robot to win a contract with the government, which could save lives.  She is excited about her creation.  Then she saw the images in her mind just before they happened - her co-worker and current boyfriend is shot, while holding her hand proposing to her.  What else is there for Gilly to do?  She runs, disappears to hide and work.  Lucas, an agent who works for the same company as Gilly, knows her very well from their long history is sent to find her and keep her safe.  But, it seems Lucas isn't the only one wanting Gilly...

This book was just what I needed at this time.  I dove in and didn't want to stop reading.  We jumped right in from page one.  Jimmy and Maureen are at dinner when the unthinkable happens and Maureen leaves to get her job done, in hiding.  The author has done a great job at keeping me wondering and wanting to read on for more, whether it be the suspense and action or the romance and love I want to see happen.  I kept wondering on Gilly, the project, Lucas, and who is after her.

Gilly is a very special character in this book.  She is a strong female character that is willing to take on the world to protect those she loves.  She also has a love for classic cars and electronics.  But the biggest speciality she has is her gift.  Gilly is psychic.  She can read minds and she gets premonitions of people she is close to.  It seems Gilly's Irish family all share these unique gifts.  Part of what made me like Gilly so is she is head strong.  She will do as she wants or thinks is right.  But when proven something else is right, she reluctantly admits to it.

Along with the suspense of being chased Gilly creates her robot which gives the book a science fiction feel as well.  But we have our romance in this book as two people reunite and fall in love all over again.

I enjoyed this book and found it to be a quick read for me as I didn't want to put it down.  I enjoyed spending time with these comfortable characters.

I received this book as part of the book tour with the author.


  1. YaY! I have this on my tbr and I think I'm going to enjoy it. Thanks so much for the review. Now, I'm excited to pick it up!

  2. Nice review Mel! I've been seeing this book around and it sounds very cool =D

  3. Melissa (Books&Things) - :) I think you will enjoy this one. :) It was a quick fun romance for me. I enjoyed the science fiction in with it too. It's not over done and so easy to understand. Look forward to your thoughts on it. :)

    Larissa - Thank you! :) It is a nice book. I really enjoyed it and was what I was really needing at the moment, and didn't know it. :) Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Nice review, Melissa! I wouldn't normally read something like this, but I love the sound of it. Perhaps it's time to expand my horizons ;)

  5. Thanks for the review. Any book with a robot, has my attention ;)

  6. Wow! Aren't I the blushing author.
    Thanks Melissa for the wonderful review. You truly made my day!


  7. I've been looking for a good romance to read and this one sounds like it might hit the spot. Thanks for the review! I'll have to see if I can find this book around somewhere.

  8. This sounds like an interesting / fun read! ...adding to TBR list now! :)

  9. Great Review Melissa..And I have been looking for a Really Good Romance.and some Danger Books,,Denise's Books fit that Bill..I am expanding my Horizon's as well Glad for The SCI/Fi Elements..Much Success Susan,VT

  10. Melissa - Thank you! :) This book as I would have thought wouldn't have been something I would pick up at the store. But thanks to the tour I got it and really enjoyed it. There is a touch of psychic ability and science fiction all rolled in with romance. :) Its a nice combination. :) Hope you enjoy it if you get it.

    Robyn - :) Glad you enjoyed it too!

    Spinecraker - Hey! You made it by. :) Hope you are doing well with the unpacking. :) It has a nice touch with the technology and robot.

    Denise - Hi! :) So glad you stopped by for the review. :) And enjoyed it! I really did enjoy reading this one. So I'm thrilled to have made your day. Thank you!

    Simcha - I hope you enjoy this one. It seemed like a nice mixture with nothing over done. :)

    Rissatoo - Hi! Glad you liked the review and adding it to the TBR list. :) Hope you enjoy it too.

    Susan - Hi! Hope you are well. And staying warm. ;) And the sci/fi is not over the head or over done. It's a nice touch with this book. :) Hope you enjoy it if you get it. :) Thank you for stopping by!

  11. Melissa,

    Great interview and a very good review of the book. It sounds like it would be a great book to read on a cold day by the fire with the TV off.

    Thanks for eht review and the interview with Denise.

  12. Hi Keith, Thank you for stopping by. :) That is kind of how I read the book. :) By the fire. Glad you stopped by and enjoyed the interview and the review. :)


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