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Up Close and Dangerous

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Quick Read

It was the first time I had read Linda Howard, I've read Beverly Barton and thought I would give Linda a try. The story was fast pase and easy to read. The characters were likable and pulled you in.

posted by 1464523 on April 17, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A Mild Mystery, Major Romance

Bailey Wingate was both married and widowed within one year and left in charge of a multi million-dollar trust fund for her two stepchildren who whose sole priority is to make her life miserable. In an attempt to escape the drama, Bailey embarks from Washington on a two...
Bailey Wingate was both married and widowed within one year and left in charge of a multi million-dollar trust fund for her two stepchildren who whose sole priority is to make her life miserable. In an attempt to escape the drama, Bailey embarks from Washington on a two-week river-rafting trip to Denver Colorado. She is paired with Cam Justice as her pilot to ferry her across the air. Cam had made it clear that he dislikes Bailey and she returns the sentiment. While crossing the mountains the plane experiences some serious problems and both Cam and Bailey crash on top of a snow covered mountain. Left with little options Bailey drags an injured Cam from the destroyed aircraft and aids to his serious head injury. Stuck on the top of a mountain with the realization of sabotage and no hope of rescue, Cam and Bailey work together to help themselves and along the way Bailey gives more of herself to Cam than she ever has to anyone else before. Set in snow, Linda Howard provides some hot and steamy scenes between the two leading characters and strings along a minor mystery. Up Close and Dangerous is a good read, the main characters are highly developed and intense and the minor characters are very interesting but do not play an important to the story. The book lacks a strong mystery and would be better classified as a romance. Valerie Jones

posted by Anonymous on June 25, 2008

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

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    Very Entertaining with a survival course thrown in!

    When I bought Up Close and Dangerous there were mixed reviews, but since I have enjoyed a number of Linda Howard's earlier novels, and I'm a big fan of Ms. Howard I purchased this book. Overall, I thought that Up Close and Dangerous was very entertaining. It may not be one of her best works and her creative mind just didn't thrill me as much as other books, still the story kept my interest, plus it was very educational. Cam is the pilot of a small plane and his passenger is Bailey. The planes crashes and now these two must learn survival skills if they are to get off the mountain alive. Romance blossoms between these characters. The story was a little slow toward the ending, but I read it over a three day period and I was thrilled with the book.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

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    Weak in the character relationships, but I still enjoyed the book.

    I have read a majority of Linda Howard's books over the years and like many authors that create a number of works I have my favorites. Up Close and Dangerous would fall somewhere in the upper middle category. Maybe it was time spent on "how to survive the wilderness", and which gave less pages that were devoted to flushing out the characters and the romantic scenes. Overall, I still enjoyed the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2008

    A Mild Mystery, Major Romance

    Bailey Wingate was both married and widowed within one year and left in charge of a multi million-dollar trust fund for her two stepchildren who whose sole priority is to make her life miserable. In an attempt to escape the drama, Bailey embarks from Washington on a two-week river-rafting trip to Denver Colorado. She is paired with Cam Justice as her pilot to ferry her across the air. Cam had made it clear that he dislikes Bailey and she returns the sentiment. While crossing the mountains the plane experiences some serious problems and both Cam and Bailey crash on top of a snow covered mountain. Left with little options Bailey drags an injured Cam from the destroyed aircraft and aids to his serious head injury. Stuck on the top of a mountain with the realization of sabotage and no hope of rescue, Cam and Bailey work together to help themselves and along the way Bailey gives more of herself to Cam than she ever has to anyone else before. Set in snow, Linda Howard provides some hot and steamy scenes between the two leading characters and strings along a minor mystery. Up Close and Dangerous is a good read, the main characters are highly developed and intense and the minor characters are very interesting but do not play an important to the story. The book lacks a strong mystery and would be better classified as a romance. Valerie Jones

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  • Posted February 17, 2013

    Good book overall. Not as good as Prey or Kiss Me While I Sleep

    Good book overall. Not as good as Prey or Kiss Me While I Sleep. Nevertheless, I am huge Linda Howard because of writing. I like the "outdoor survival" education. Sort of concerned that the cut wasn't address quicker, but yet he makes. Ending was a surprise! Can't wait to read more from Howard!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2007

    I've read better.....

    I am a HUGE fan of Linda Howard, so was quite excited for this book. But it just kind of fell flat. It was good, but by LInda Howard standards it was a dud. She has had waaay better books. Just wasnt as good as i was expecting from her.

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