Dangerous Passion

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Feelings kill faster than bullets.

That is Drake's creed. A legend, a renegade, a ruthless, powerful enigma understood by no one and feared by all, Viktor "Drake" Drakovich heads up a billion-dollar empire—and shows no mercy to the many enemies who would stop at nothing to destroy him. He is a man with no love and no weakness, until...

Grace Larsen takes Drake's breath away the first time he sees her—and quickly becomes his obsession. Never ...

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Overview

Feelings kill faster than bullets.

That is Drake's creed. A legend, a renegade, a ruthless, powerful enigma understood by no one and feared by all, Viktor "Drake" Drakovich heads up a billion-dollar empire—and shows no mercy to the many enemies who would stop at nothing to destroy him. He is a man with no love and no weakness, until...

Grace Larsen takes Drake's breath away the first time he sees her—and quickly becomes his obsession. Never before has he burned for someone the way he desires this hauntingly beautiful artist who is plagued by troubling dreams. He aches to possess her, to protect her, to carry her to new heights of sensuous arousal and rapturous release.

But entering Drake's world means becoming a target—for relentless, bloodthirsty foes have been eagerly waiting for him to expose his weak spot. And the price of their passion may be their lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061208614
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Series: Dangerous Series , #3
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 212,560
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Marie Rice is eternally 30 years old and will never age. She is tall and willowy and beautiful. Men drop at her feet like ripe pears. She has won every major book prize in the world. She is a black belt with advanced degrees in archaeology, nuclear physics, and Tibetan literature. She is a concert pianist. Did I mention her Nobel Prize? Of course, Lisa Marie Rice is a virtual woman who exists only at the keyboard when writing erotic romance. She disappears when the monitor winks off.

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Table of Contents

He is dangerous...and irresistible.

Feelings kill faster than bullets -- Drake’s creed.

Victor "Drake" Drakovich is a legend. A man who deals straight but who makes a deadly enemy when crossed. Head of a billion-dollar empire, he is a target for greedy men everywhere. For Drake’s in a terrifyingly dangerous business and lives surrounded by tight security and has survived numerous attempts on his life. His enemies would love to find a weakness, but Drake doesn’t have human weaknesses, certainly not women. He trusts nobody, he is nobody’s friend, he loves no one.

Until one day he comes across Grace Larsen, a gifted artist and a gentle beauty -- and his world is turned upside down. Suddenly Drake’s dangerous passion for this woman makes him a target. Loving her is a huge risk. It doesn’t feel that way, though. It feels like…life itself.

His enemies are after him, but he will stop at nothing to protect his woman and his newfound love.

Romantic suspense has never been this thrilling or scintillating...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Dangerous Good!

    I have read all the books in the author's Dangerous series. I have loved them all. I really enjoy her "alpha males". They have everything you could possibly want in a traditional hero; they're physically strong,emotionally tough (yet tender) even ruthless at times but they are respectful of women. They have a particular reverence for that one woman who has captured their heart. And they will do everything in their power to keep her safe. I realize that these heros may not be very PC but WHO CARES! These guys are HOT! The women in these stories more than rise to meet the challenge of being loved by these heroes. This book is well worth the price of admission into a world where men are men and women are loved by them!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2010

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    Obligatory Third Book

    I'm a huge Lisa Marie Rice fan but "Dangerous Passion" falls short of the first two installments of this trilogy. The book feels hurried and the plot veers wide of reality. Does anyone believe that a gun battle, resulting in multiple corpses, outside of a swanky Manhattan art gallery would go unnoticed by the FBI, CIA or even the local police? I know things are tough for us single city girls, but Ms Rice makes hooking-up down right bloody, killing off a surprising number of people before our heroine scores a first kiss.

    This brings us to the other problem in the book, the heroine, Grace Larson. Ms Rice writes about women who are slightly removed from the mainstream. Whether it's their location, or a family or health tragedy, their circumstances make them touchingly innocent and in need of a strong protector. Grace, however, was too removed. She was so singularity focused on her art that I started to wonder if she suffered from Asperger's Syndrome. Much the way crayons are given to traumatized children; a set of new art supplies easily distracts her from the violence and chaos that suddenly enters her life.

    Still the book isn't all-bad. The hero, Victor "Drake" Drakovich, comes across as a genuine, despite his unrealistic lifestyle. As an alpha-male, he doesn't lack anything. He treats Grace well, and stops at nothing to protect her. I love that he is Slavic, a refreshing flip from all evil Eastern Block mobsters that fill the movies these days. More importantly I love the fact that he is stands under 6'. I like tall men but height isn't everything. Too many beautiful, sculpted, alpha-males are passed over by men who have nothing on them except a few inches. Those inches can easily be distributed elsewhere!

    With more time and thought I think Dangerous Passions might have been a better read. And I don't blame Ms Rice's entirely for its failure. The romance industry is more interested in franchises and was probably hurrying her to finish the third book. What is wrong with a pair of good books? Maybe it because there isn't a word that precedes "trilogy".

    I hope this isn't the last book from this author writing as Lisa Marie Rice. Now that would be a disappointment.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Loved it

    Loved, loved, loved it, i read it twice. I love drakes character

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

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    So Hot!!!

    I felt almost guilty reading this. So good!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

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    Great Read but price is too high for an ebook.

    I love this author and everything she writes

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2009

    Erotic love story thriller mystery

    BUY BUY BUY. I read this book in a day. I just couldn't put it down. I enjoyed the story and main characters. So what a lot of the stuff is unbelievable; BUT, so what. It's a book not the cure for cancer. It definitely entertained me. There are twists and some loose ends that have me hanging; hence, the reason I gave the book 4 stars instead of a 5 star rating. What happened to the snitch, original men including right hand assistant, and the revenge sponsor? Why sell art now? I think the author should have given me more closure / answers. Unless, this there's going to another book that provides me with the answers. Nonetheless, i enjoyed my ride.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    A read before others.

    I found this to be a fantasy that is close to my heart. The three of these novels are a great starter for those just getting into reading romance novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Awesome read!!!

    Drake and Grace are excellent characters in this book.

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  • Posted July 1, 2012

    Not believable

    I found the character development was lacking and I also find it hard to believe that anyone who is that introverted would hop into bed with someone else that quickly. Sorry, not as good as I hoped it would be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Wow...

    What a story....could put it down...love it...

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    I would recommened

    I enjoyed reading this book souly becasue Drake was a bad guy, in every sense of the word. His business was illegal and he was lethal. He did not hide it and in the end worked it out so he could be with the one he loved.
    I would like to know what happens with the baby. In the novella there was not mention of it. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Her best book

    Drake is wonderful

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    Sexy thriller

    I'm new to Lisa Marie Rice and I love her books! Lots of suspense and love. Dangerously Romantic. There's always lots of heat in LMR's books!

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

    Lots of Chemistry and Suspense

    If, as a fan, I compare everything (anything) to this author's Midnight series, it's going to come up short. I had a little bit of a hard time accepting a criminal as a hero (but not as super hot--and he was). Grace was better drawn (ouch) than many of LMRs other heroines and I felt it added to the story. The love scenes are graphic, if not plentiful, but most of the chemistry is in the foreplay. I'd have given it five stars if she'd wrapped up one loose element that wasn't dealt with (not that it was very important) and not been quite so repetitive in places.

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  • Posted December 11, 2010

    Fast paced, Intense, and Passionate

    Wow! Simply Wow!

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  • Posted November 13, 2010

    wow

    this ebook was really great. from the beginning to the end there was an intensity and chemistry between the two characters that was off the charts. the only complaint i have is that i had to pay 9.99 for an ebook. its not right and it feels like price gouging to me. 9.99 is the price we should pay for a book, not an ebook

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  • Posted May 9, 2010

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    Great book

    Really enjoyed this book looking forward to reading other books from this author and will purchase new books in the future by this author.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

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    Another great book by Rice!

    I am a big fan of Rice and this one is my favorite so far of the "dangereous" series. I reccomend this book for a rainy day or if your into a good romance book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2009

    Good book for a rainy day....

    I like Lisa Marie Rice's books. I generally can picture the characters and settings. In Dangerous Passion, I did not have a clear picture of Grace. Some of the things that Drake thought about her did not come through. I think more about her character would have added to the story. I however did enough the book ... just thought it was not as strong as past writings.

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

    Great love story

    It's nice to think that someone who has lived his entire life looking out for self could meet and fall in love with the one woman to inspire him to change it all.

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