Monday, May 28, 2012

Review - The Danger That Is Damion


The Danger That Is Damion
Lisa Renee Jones
Sourcebooks, Casablanca
May 2012

When the story begins, Lara is on a mission to kill a man to keep him out of the Renegades hands. But when Lara gets the chance she can't pull the trigger. Not with the man's family right there. And not when she's plagues by debilitating headaches. Unfortunately, somehow she's identified as a danger by one hot Renegade assigned to ensure the safety of the man she was to assassinate.

Damion Browne's quick scan of the poolside stops when he sees the sexy bikini-clad brunette. His job is to protect the scientist from Adam Rain and his Zodius soldiers. But as soon as the man and his family head inside, Damion follows his instinct to follow the brunette…who is just about to shoot the scientist. Her fighting ability surprises him because she has moves and strength nearly akin to his own. Thinking she might be a Zodius Lifebond, he takes her to a secret house for questioning.

But Lara doesn't bear the Lifebond mark and for that, Damion is very glad. His attraction to the spirited warrior woman is enough to make him want to claim her as his…even though she has some serious issues with Renegades and Zodius both.

Lara wants to trust Damion but with her shattered and piecemeal memories, she can't even trust herself let alone a man she's considered an enemy up until now. As her memories return bit by bit, she comes to realize who the true villain is. And , this time, it's not the Renegades or the Zodius.

Lara was a mystery, not just to Damion, but to me and I had a difficult time at first figuring out who she was and what she wanted. But as the story progressed and I discovered what had been done to her, I really began to like her. Damion, on the other hand, is a hot, hunky, hero right from the get-go. Both had the ability to make me snicker with some of their wise cracks but even better, Damion can make a girl swoon with some of his more tender moments.

Every time I read one of these books, I always think this is the best one yet. And when the next new one comes out, I think the exact same thing. I might be a tad predictable but these books aren't. THE DANGER THAT IS DAMION is fast-paced and action packed from the first page to the last. Even more, the plot twists and turns are even more creative, something that can be rare when the books begin piling up. Ms. Jones manages to keep these stories fresh and exciting.

Great reading! I highly recommend it and all the other books in the series.

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