Review: Heart of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice

November 7, 2012 2012 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Reviews 12

Review: Heart of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice
Book: Heart of Danger
Author: Lisa Marie Rice
Article Type: Book Review

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About the Book: They are Ghosts. They do not exist. Their birth certificates have been destroyed, all traces of their civilian and military pasts wiped out. They have no official military rank and wear no uniforms or insignia, save a tiny steel pin of a striking hawk forged from the rifle that killed Osama Bin Laden. Once again Lisa Marie Rice delivers a sizzling, heart-stopping new series as only she can tell it

Ghost Ops. A small team of super elite soldiers so secret only two men know of their existence-General Clancy Flynn and their commanding officer, Colonel Lucius Ward. On a mission to destroy a US-based lab working on weaponized bubonic plague, the team is betrayed by their commanding officer. The Team is massacred and only three men survive to be court martialed: the Team Leader, Tom ‘Mac’ McEnroe, tech genius John Ryan, and lethal Nick Ross. They disappear en route to prison and are never heard of again.

Mac and his men hole up in a high tech lair, completely off the grid. But when a beautiful woman somehow finds him, he doesn’t know whether to kiss her, or kill her.

Dr. Catherine Young is on a mission, propelled by forces beyond her control to find a man who has disappeared off the face of the earth. She is bearing a deadly message from a dying man. Catherine has a gift that allows her to see into the heart of others. But looking into Mac McEnroe’s heart is like looking into the heart of danger itself.

Review:  Heart of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice

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!

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her favorite genres: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, and the occasional Historical Fiction. You may also find her reading on her kindle when a book hasn't been released in audio form yet! In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix (Farm Rescue), Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup). She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children both named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix.She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

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12 Responses to “Review: Heart of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice”

  1. Alexis

    Lol. I love your quick and dirty review funk review. I love romantic suspense. I’ll have to look into this series more.

  2. Mary

    I’ve done that! Loved the side characters so much more than the MC’s. Very strange feeling when that happens. But a hot and patriotic cover really helps assuage the pain, right?

  3. Melissa (Books and Things)

    You know the secondary characters in this genre can save a book for me. Oh and enjoying the cover. Shouldn’t all solders look like that when they are standing for inspection… well, when we inspect the troops? ;)

  4. Jenny

    Well hello there gorgeous cover! *pets screen* I’m thinking this is going to be a good series for me Felicia! I’m a little bummed you didn’t fall in love with the main couple, but I’m glad you at least liked them well enough to enjoy their story overall. I’m super excited about the secondary characters though, I love when they’re strong, especially when I know I’ll be getting their books later in the series:)