Heart of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice
Date Read: October 2012
Genre: Romance, Suspense
Ghost Ops--a small unit of super-elite soldiers so secret only two men know of their existence. Ostensibly betrayed by their commanding officer while on an anti-terrorist mission, the team is massacred. Only three survive, and find themselves framed and disgraced. But en route to the court martial, they escape . . . and disappear.Beautiful, brilliant and determined, Dr. Catherine Young is on a mission to find a man who has vanished into thin air. Walking into a high-tech hideaway bearing a critical message for "Mac" McEnroe, team leader of the betrayed Ghost Ops force, is the most dangerous thing she has ever done. The soldier she encounters is frightening and suspicious, but her senses reveal the man underneath: Tough, honorable, and so breathtakingly masculine Catherine feels weak in his presence. Catherine has a gift that enables her to see into the heart of others—and looking into Mac's is like staring into the very heart of danger itself.
Publisher: Avon Red
Series: Ghost Ops #1
Read for Review (Edelweiss)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75
Fall Funk Reviews (Quick and Dirty because I am in a Review Writing Funk)
First Thought when Finished: Heart of Danger was a great start to a new series that hit my romantic suspense with a twist sweet spot.
What I Thought of the Story: Heart of Danger was an excellent beginning to a new series! I really enjoyed this world that Lisa Marie Rice created. It was an interesting mix of future with a feeling of realism. I liked how all the “outcasts” came together and created a place that was safe/thriving. The suspense was just the right amount of action and planning. The “guys” were a good combo of smarts/brawn and that showed in the follow through of the story.
What I Thought of the Characters: This is going to sound somewhat contradictory: I loved all the side characters but wasn’t in love with the main couple (rating based on them). Since this is a romantic suspense, let me start with the main couple: Mac and Catherine. Individually, I loved both of them. Mac was smart, tough, loyal, and scarred. Catherine was smart, headstrong, and held her own. I just didn’t “fall in love” along with them. That being said, I liked them together. I really found myself wanting to know more about all the side characters and can’t wait for this series to continue!
Final Thought: The Ghost Ops series by Lisa Marie Rice will end up on my auto-buy list because I really did enjoy this brand new world!