by Diana Palmer

ISBN: 978-0-373-77459-3
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Diana Palmer’s Dangerous is Kilraven’s story, and a very busy book. In my opinion, it’s advisable to read The Maverick (Harley Fowler’s story) first since Dangerous is a continuation of one of the mysteries that appear.

Kilraven’s time in Jacobsville is coming to an end but for now, he has to get through a Christmas Party, and gift exchange being held in the 911 Control Center……too close to Winnie Sinclair for comfort. Little does he know that Winnie drew his name for the Secret Santa…….and does she, unknowingly, have a shock in store for him in her choice of gift. That gift gets Kilraven thinking about his past again and wanting things to be different. His decision to take time off to solve several possibly related crimes has far-reaching repercussions.

Winnie is in love with Kilraven but since Sheriff Hayes Carson alerted Winnie to Kilraven’s troubled past, she has backed off, in order to protect herself. Imagine her surprise when Kilraven tracks her down and has a proposal of sorts to offer. At first, Winnie wisely turns him down and later changes her mind. That one instance changes her life in more ways than she could have imagined!

I’ve always liked Winnie and Kilraven and was very happy to see Ms. Palmer give them the book they deserved. The reader is given more of the Sinclair family history, which helps us to understand them better. We also get to see Winnie mature and develop more self-assurance and self-esteem. We get to understand more about Kilraven as we are given his history, as well. On the flip side, we also get to see the “dark side” of Kilraven in the way he coldly and callously determines that he will use Winnie in his search for the truth about his past.

We’re also treated to visits from Jon Blackhawk, Rick Marquez, Cash Grier and a tiny visit from Garon Grier. One tiny blooper that I found was Sheriff Hayes Carson turned into Sheriff Carson Hayes. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed Dangerous and I highly recommend it to any Diana Palmer fan.

Reviewed in May 2010 by PamL.

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