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Series: Unbroken Heroes #1
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary
Dangerous to Know is the first book in the Unbroken Series by Dawn Ryder and I found it really hard to put down. Every once in a while I like to dive into a romantic suspense book and Dangerous to Know just hit the spot for me. This series is about an elite Special Ops team that does everything you could ever imagine and the men in this series are just drool worthy. From the very beginning I could tell Ms. Ryder was going to give me something special and she did. Normally in many romantic suspense stories you have to guess who the bad guys are but in Dangerous to Know Ms. Ryder hands them over in the very beginning and finding out the why is just as fun as the guessing.
Dangerous to Know is interesting, dangerous and downright sexy! The story starts off with knowing who sold the intel instead of readers trying to figure it out which captured my attention right away. Zoe’s brother is wondering who is selling classified intel on upcoming missions and the details of those missions. The story then jumps to Zoe meeting two men in a bar not knowing that she is about to become part of a undercover mission to see if her or a member of her family is in fact the one doing the selling of intel. And oh boy does it get juicy!
While Mercer is getting close to Zoe on many levels he doesn’t believe she is actually the one behind what is going on and his suspicions are proved true when Zoe is shot at in her own house. Of course it takes Mercer a little more time to piece things together but the more time he spends with the feisty Zoe and her damn bird the harder he begins to fall and he will do anything to keep her safe.
I didn’t have many problems with this story but the one problem I did find that was bothering me was I felt there were too many povs going on. Not only do we get Zoe and Mercer’s but also the men who are behind this whole shit storm and that’s just to name a few. I did find myself feeling a little frustrated during the other povs because, honestly, it didn’t really change how I was seeing the story and you can simply follow what’s going on.
Mercer and Zoe’s relationship didn’t start off easy, but the way Mercer had to gain her trust by hopping into her bed was just wrong on so many levels but helped kept the story going on how he was trying to earn that trust. Zoe didn’t trust Mercer for many reasons and was hurt when she found out who he really was and what he was doing. From the moment they met they had some really great attraction and I could tell it really affected them both. The secondary characters show some really good potential for the upcoming books in this series that already I am adding to my read list and not waiting patiently for.
The love scenes are hot so you have been warned. It’s not just one drawn out love scene but many, and they are detailed to the point I even thought about turning the air on as it was getting steamy. Zoe and Mercer can’t keep their hands off one another even with danger lurking around corners. But with these two I could feel the deep emotions flowing from them both and knew that it wasn’t just sex, it was turning into something greater and more powerful between them.
Dangerous to Know doesn’t end on a cliffhanger. Yippee! But it does set up for the next book which I am very eager to read at this moment. You won’t want to miss this action packed romance with twists and turns that will make your heart pound.