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Dangerous Places (A Roman Cantrell - Nikki Holden Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B017862E1Q
- Publisher : Damsel in Distress Publishing Company; 2 edition (4 December 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 5399 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 248 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,263,966 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Dangerous Places is like a roller coaster ride of twists, turns, and surprises that you least expect. Nothing is as it seems from the plot to the well-drawn engaging characters. With more surprises than a a house full of party guests yelling, "Surprise," Dangerous Places is sure to delight mystery readers, but Ms. Chase, drawing on her skill as a romance author, doesn't neglect those readers wanting a sexy romance.
Enter Roman Cantrell, an absolute charmer who will enchant every female reading this book. Best of all, Roman likes a woman who is a challenge, and that surely must be the complicated Nikki Holden's middle name.
Absolutely 5 stars for characters, plot, premise, and pacing. Make room on your "keeper shelf" for Dangerous Places!
From the moment Nikki and Roman meet, the game is on with one surprising twist after another. I fell in love with Nikki from the beginning. Quick-witted and intelligent, she is no meek damsel in distress. Roman is her perfect match. Immediately, you can feel the attraction between the two.
The action-filled mystery with witty dialogue makes for a wonderful read. Miss Chase has done an excellent job of building up the suspense as the mystery deepens. I found myself reading late into the night until I finished it. I highly recommend the book for any romantic suspense reader. This is the first book in the Roman Cantrell-Nikki Holden Mystery series. I am anxiously anticipating the next book in the series.
One other thing I would like to mention. At the end of the book, Miss Chase included a small piece on the story behind the story. I have always been a fan of Elaine Raco Chase’s books. So, I found this information extremely interesting. I am happy that she was able to overcome her own obstacles and introduce Nikki and Roman into my world.
*I received an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
LauraM Reviewer for Romantic Picks Reviews-
Nikki Holden is everything I look for in a heroine—she’s edgy, intelligent, independent, ambitious, a bit morally flexible and carries the weight of past secrets held tight… that is, until she crosses paths with Roman Cantrell who keeps showing up like a bad penny as Nikki creates just the right opportunities for the interview of a lifetime. The chemistry between them sizzles from the get go: an investigative reporter with a bulldog mentality decked out in a killer little black dress and the PI with a no nonsense approach and take no prisoners ‘tude… what’s not to love?
Nikki’s no lightweight in her profession. What seems like a simple expose for some questionable goings-on in the sport of jai alai rapidly becomes more, and events unfold as if ripped from today’s headlines. Roman has been tasked with finding the daughter of a billionaire businesswoman but finds himself, instead, hot on the heels of Nikki who just happens to have said teen in her firm embrace. Of course, nothing is quite what it seems, and with a large cast of fabulous supporting characters (both good and bad) bringing depth and some misdirection to the mystery, you are in for one heck of a ride.
What I loved was how Ms. Chase wove Nikki and Roman’s backstories into the narrative—it was seamless and masterfully done. We discover that part of what drives Nikki is a past she’s been running from, yet when Roman intercedes she finds that having a safety net isn’t all that bad. Roman is ex-military with a brief stint as a mercenary. He’s well-connected and respected at many levels within law enforcement. He is also yin to Nikki’s yang, but trust between them doesn’t come easily and their budding collaboration takes both of them on a journey that will test them at every turn.
The suspense builds as events unfold, each hard-hitting twist and turn driving the plot to a surprising and heart-stopping conclusion. The dialog is intelligent, witty, and at times laugh-out-loud funny—it will remind you of the glory days of Hepburn and Tracey. Nikki and Roman became my instant favorite dueling characters, and I can’t wait to see where their budding partnership takes them next.
Dangerous Places is a clear winner, a Five Star read all the way!