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Posted April 22, 2013
Author: Donna Kauffman
Published by: Loveswept
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Series # 4
"Dark Knight" by Donna Kauffman was indeed a good romantic suspense contemporary read. It was the fourth series in concluding to this series. This novel was another one of her well written novels that you will find yourself being pulled into this fast read especially in the cabin scenes, the battle between this
hero and heroine(Logan & Scottie) was the perfect foreplay with the perfect background in their developing romance.
"Scottie Giardi took over when Seve Delgado went into witness protection, during Santerra's Sin. Now as head of the secret government task force known as the Dirty Dozen she rarely works in the field. However, on Christmas Eve she receives a very mysterious phone call from Seve warning her one of her operatives, Lucas Blackstone, is in danger. Apparently, the danger comes in the form of an identical twin brother, Logan Blackstone. Scottie's mission is to contain Logan, by any means necessary,...until Lucas completes his mission."
The characters are all well developed that will keep you truly entertained only to get a good conclusion to the series. I found "Dark Knight" a good novel that I would recommend as a good read.
Posted September 29, 2012
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A rogue warrior who challenged her to taste the pleasures of surrender. . .
He was her mission, a midnight capture she'd trained for, but Logan Blackstone sensed her presence in the isolated cabin--and pinned agent Scottie Giardi to the bed! Utterly primitive, stark naked, and dangerous in every way that mattered, Logan demanded the truth in a voice as seductive as it was lethal. Recklessly aroused by this dark god, Scottie responded with potent abandon, but once he'd claimed her soul, would he keep it?
Fierce and mesmerizing, achingly intense and breathlessly sensual, Donna Kauffman's sizzling story of perfectly matched adversaries is one of her wildest--and one of her best! He tantalized her, overwhelmed her, and taught her the exquisite thrill of losing control, but could a woman who never played it safe find sanctuary in this renegade's heart?
Ms. Kauffman has the goods and talent to create extremely like-able characters. The beginning managed to capture and ensnare me into pushing forward. The humor was irresistible and the sex appeal simply phenomenal. I loved Logan and Scottie and found myself wishing for these two to get together and loving every bit of build-up.
Opening chapter: “He grumbled something, then wrenched onto his stomach as if some invisible force had shoved him. Her mouth went dry. A coil of white linen between his legs was all that covered him. Somewhere she found enough spit to swallow. But she couldn't dredge up a denial. She wanted that sheet gone. In fact, she curled her hands into fists against the temptation to step into the room, grab the sheet and tug it the rest of the way off of him.
The man was simply too glorious to be covered. He deserved to be naked. He had the kind of sprawled grace that would make artists of any medium salivate.”
Oh. My. God. Enough said? I think so.
Now, you may be wondering why if I liked it so much, I’m giving it only 3 and ½ stars. Well the reason is this. We had a good rhythm going, the buildup and suspense was great and then when suddenly Logan is needed to go into an undercover mission? It cuts to several weeks later. I felt cheated out of the story, out of what happened when he went on said meeting and met up with his brother.
It was a bit of a letdown, but outside of that, the writing is great and the romance was spot on.
I will try out another book of hers and hopefully, this time, I’ll get the full scoop.
Posted September 19, 2012
Thanks to the publisher, Random House Publishing Group, and NetGalley for the chance to read this!
This review contains a small spoiler for #1 book.
This is the fourth book in the romantic suspense Delgado's Dirty Dozen series by Donna Kauffman: Dark Knight is a re-issue of a Loveswept Classic Romance #882 originally published in 4/98. Delgado's Dirty Dozen #4 (Scottie Giardi's story). It is a stand-alone story but you will enjoy the others books in the series.
Scottie Giardi took over when Seve Delgado went into witness protection, during Santerra's Sin. Now as head of the secret government task force known as the Dirty Dozen she rarely works in the field. However, on Christmas Eve she receives a very mysterious phone call from Seve warning her one of her operatives, Lucas Blackstone, is in danger. Apparently, the danger comes in the form of an identical twin brother, Logan Blackstone. Scottie's mission is to contain Logan, by any means necessary,...until Lucas completes his mission.
Logan's father deathbed confession revealed that he had a brother...an identical twin brother. Now Logan will stop at nothing to reunite with his brother. As a second-generation cop he has the knowledge and resources to track down Lucas; he succeeded in tracking him down - only to discover his brother is a member of cult, the Brethren.
I loved the cabin scenes, they are well written and pull you into the action. The battle between them is the prefect foreplay - it is the prefect background for their developing romance. This was a good conclusion to the series; even though there were additional character stories she could've written. Who knows...now that these have been re-issued...maybe we will see future installments.
Posted September 11, 2012
Dark Knight by Donna Kauffman
Dark Knight is the 4th book of a series dirty dozen. I did not realize the order of the books till now. I have read them at of order.But they can all be read so far alone. This is a Loveswept classic.
Scottie Giardi is now in charge of the Delgado's Dirty Dozen after her boss Del testified in court and had to leave to get plastic surgery and new identy.
Delgado's Dirty Dozen is a secret goverment task force. That was started by Seve Delgado. You have to have no relatives and ties to work on the task force. It started with 12 members but as they fall in love they have to stop going out into the field.
Scottie gets a call Christmas using the secret code that was just entered and was surprised to hear her old boss Del calling to give her assignment that she needed to do now. She was to fly to Montana even in the snow storm. Her agent Lucas Blackstone was in trouble.
Lucas Blackstone was undercover and all of a sudden he is being searched by his twin. No one knew he had a twin till now not even Lucas. His twin Logan Blackstone is hunting him down and found him in Montana. No one should have known that he was in Montana undercover and Logan could get his twin killed if he was not stopped trying to reach him.
Logan has to be kept out of the way for 7 to 10 days. Scottie also needed to find out how he got information to find his twin. Scottie makes it to the cabin in Montana and finds him in bed naked dreaming. Scottie goes to try and drug him but he wakes up and tries to stop her. While he is out of commission gets handcuffs on him
Logan is not just a former cop and now bar owner. He has secrets and talents that match Scottie. He gets some control over and over until he makes a deal with Scottie.
Scottie does not want to hurt Logan but will kill him before she lets him endanger his brother and 16 innocent children. Logan does not want to hurt Scottie but he wants to find and meet his brother his only relative. He suspects that Scottie is goverment issue.
(I don't know Lucas's story I wonder if that is a book I missed. would like to know more about his mission.)
Thier are a few love scenes in this novel. I would love to read more books about the dirty dozen.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
9/10/2012 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Imprint Loveswept 240 pages
Posted November 7, 2012
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