In Dangerous to Know—the first in a red-hot brand-new romance series—Dawn Ryder takes readers into a world of dangerous secrets and forbidden passion…
SHE’S TOO GOOD TO BE BAD A bad-boy member of an elite Special Ops team, Mercer has never been assigned an undercover mission he couldn’t complete. But when his latest job requires him to gain the trust—and get into the bed—of his newest target, the sexy, fiery Colonel’s daughter, he has a whole new challenge ahead of him. All evidence points to her being a traitor to the country he’s sworn to protect, but the crackling desire between them is too strong a feeling to ignore…
HE’S TOO BAD TO RESIST
Zoe has always kept her secrets close to the vest. The only woman in a decorated military family, she’s been taught that to let someone close is to flirt with disaster. But when the dangerously handsome, alpha-strong Mercer comes blazing into her life full-speed, it’s all Zoe can do to resist his wicked seduction. As danger circles closer, Zoe must decide if she can trust him to protect her—but there’s no way he could be bad when he makes her feel this good…
This is the first book in a brand new series by Ryder and in the first few chapters it starts off a little different then a lot of suspense romance novels that are out. Normally you have to guess who the bad guy(s) are during the book but in this one Ryder hands them to you from the beginning. While I liked this because it was different I really did miss guessing who was after Mercer and Zoe.
The story starts off interesting with Zoe's brother wondering who is selling classified Intel on where the troops are and what there mission contains. Then it jumps to Zoe meeting Mercer in a bar not knowing she is going to be a target for this undercover team to find out if she is working alone or has a partner in selling the information.
One thing I loved about this book was the non stop action and suspense. Just when something happens and then calms down something else is in the works to grab my attention all over again.
The one thing I did have a problem with was I thought there were too many people who had povs going on. Not only do we get Zoe and Mercer but the two men who are behind this whole shit storm, Saxon (Mercer's boss) and a few more! Although these people play a major part in this book i felt some of their thoughts weren't needed since you can follow what's going on.
I enjoyed the plot on how Mercer has to gain Zoe's trust by hopping into her bed but I also loved how he fell for her right when he met her. Although they didn't trust one another for two different reasons I thought this was a nice change from other romantic suspense books.
The characters were likable and I love how each of them stood out. This team looks like they will have their work cut out for them in future books. I would say in about the middle of this book you can already see whose book will be next and honestly I can't wait for that!
Ryder writes some really hot sex scenes between Zoe and Mercer so be warned! These two cant keep their hands to themselves when they are around each other and Ryder doesn't just doesn't give you one scene but like 10 and they are all in great detail.
Overall I'm truly looking forward to reading more of this series. Although this book doesn't end with cliffhanger it sets up with the next story so I can't wait! Since this was my first book by Ryder I am already looking forward to more! So Ms. Ryder if you read this keep them coming!