I Dream of Danger (Ghost Ops Series #2)

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They are the Ghost Ops: a covert squad of super-elite soldiers. After their team was betrayed and massacred, the three surviving members went underground and built Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses. Now they're at a crossroads, facing a new threat capable of destroying everything they hold dear.

When Nick Ross disappears from Elle Thomason's life, she is certain she'll never see the man she loves again—except in her dreams. Ten years later, as a respected researcher ...

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Overview

They are the Ghost Ops: a covert squad of super-elite soldiers. After their team was betrayed and massacred, the three surviving members went underground and built Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses. Now they're at a crossroads, facing a new threat capable of destroying everything they hold dear.

When Nick Ross disappears from Elle Thomason's life, she is certain she'll never see the man she loves again—except in her dreams. Ten years later, as a respected researcher breaking new ground in psychic phenomena, she sends a desperate call for Nick's help. One by one, her colleagues have started disappearing . . . and Elle knows she's next. An elite soldier, Nick never meant to hurt Elle, duty kept him away—and then she vanished. Now troubled by unusually vivid, disturbing dreams of Elle in danger, Nick will rescue the only woman he's ever wanted and bring her back with him to Haven.

Though powerful men are after Elle and her special abilities, Nick will die before leaving her side again.

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New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James/B&N.com Review
“Watching a warrior choose a woman over his brotherhood is definitely addictive, and for me, I Dream of Danger was a gateway drug.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062121806
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/2/2013
  • Series: Ghost Ops Series , #2
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 242,360
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Disappointed

    This was a good book that should have been great. Too much time spent one the early years, approximately one third of the book, and too much rehashing of information provided in the first book. Dropping needed info from a previous book to catch readers up is fine but only once. The same recap of the first book kept being repeated. Between that and the early years only about half the book moved the story forward. The ending felt rushed besides going a little too far into the whole science fiction thing. Overall I was disappointed after waiting so anxiously for this book. I much prefer her books written as Elizabeth Jennings.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

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    3.5 Stars ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Cover

    3.5 Stars
    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    I am torn between liking and being a bit meh about this series. I have to say I DREAM OF DANGER was a better book for me than the first in this series. And although I found the story interesting, it lacked something to keep me invested and wanting to know what happens next.

    But see, I have a problem. I don’t think I’m a fan of the romantic suspense with the light psychic/paranormal element. Either give me a straight romantic suspense with hot military guys and a suspenseful and action-packed plot or just give me a good paranormal romance. The light mix of the two doesn’t do it for me. I think if the author wanted to take this story more of the X-Men route it needs more of that.

    We do have the big bad crazy which is causing all sorts of trouble in this book. The bad guys is like a mad scientist. I didn’t love reading his point of view and wish those parts were a bit shorter.

    Then of course there’s our main couple. Nick and Elle’s love story is a second chance romance. They knew each other before he was a special ops military guy and before she was a known researchers in the psychic field. Her colleagues have started disappearing and just before she does as well, she sends a psychic call for help to her one true love, Nick, who she hasn’t seen or heard of in ten years. Nick and then Ghost Ops then come to the rescue.

    I loved their relationship and even though a bit rushed, they had history so I overlooked that. Nick was supposed to come back to Elle and just didn’t because of his duty and being called away on a mission. By the time he came back Elle had gone on with her life, changing her name and following her other dreams in different places.

    This book was a quick read and the chemistry between Elle and Nick was palpable. They definitely kept the story interesting. I am on the fence about continuing with the series but since this book ends in a cliffhanger…. I may have to.

    *Review copy provided by publisher

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    Usually I read an LMR book and immediately start it over again;

    Usually I read an LMR book and immediately start it over again; her characters are just that gripping. This one was, unfortunately, a let down. I really enjoyed the first book in the series but I didn't feel a lot of the information needed to be rehashed. The reader never sees Nick and Elle fall in love; we are just told they are. Their history is focused on more than their present and both characters changed so much in the years between that I was confused why they were together at all. There was a lot of focus on the "bad guy" which would have been fine if the author took just as long on the primary characters. Overall I felt the book was a condensed version of a potentially great story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Have all of her books but

    Lisa Marie Rice will not be on my auto-buy list any longer. Too much world-building in this book, not enough interaction between Nick and Elle. Sorry, but Nick doesn't do anything for me except engender distaste.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Good Stuff...Ms. Hart does it again!

    Love the Ghost Ops. Can't wait for Jon and Soph's story!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2013

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    I read Heart of Danger, the debut of the Ghost Ops series earlie

    I read Heart of Danger, the debut of the Ghost Ops series earlier this year and enjoyed the creative story angle Rice presents by delving into a not so distant future world of elite military warriors who are considered domestic terrorists by the U.S. government and are now fugitives. Although I Dream of Danger does provide exposition about the plot conflicts, it is best to start the series with the first book. I felt the background information provided in this second book was more to help readers remember important details about the plot rather than to introduce new readers to this series. 


    I expected the plot to focus on the Ghost Ops’ means of survival as they are being hunted and their quest to clear their name.  While this aspect is part of the story, it becomes secondary to a more complex plot revolving around a sinister scientist’s obsession with creating a superhuman warrior. The paranormal aspects included add a level of intrigue to the story, and they provide the impetus for human scientific experimentation to continue and for the Ghost Ops team’s involvement to stop the unethical practices of a wealthy pharmaceutical company. 


    The novel begins ten years before the current action of the central plot. Ella Thomason is the protagonist who has a connection with one of the future Ghost Op team members, Nick Ross. She grew up with Nick until his sudden disappearance five years ago.  When he unexpectedly shows up at the funeral of Ella’s father, she is both shocked and excited about his return.  


    During his absence, Ella has often had vivid dreams about Nick observing his life, and through her dreams, she can piece together information about what Nick’s life might be like.  She has never been as close to anyone as she was to Nick, and his abrupt departure left her feeling more alone than ever. Her loneliness was only compounded when she had to sacrifice her life, her dreams, and her education to stay home and take care of her ailing father, whose dementia steadily worsened.  


    Rice uses multiple POVs to tell the story this story which was effective in providing more depth to their characters and adding more substance to the story. Getting Ella’s and Nick’s POVs deepened my understanding of the intense feelings they have for each other, even through their separation.  Later in the story, Rice also adds the POV of the antagonist, Dr. Charles Lee, the scientist with a deranged agenda for creating a super warrior with special powers.  His motivation for power and respect is the driving force behind his actions. 


    During these early scenes it is evident that Ella’s feelings for Nick are stronger than just friendship, and Nick’s POV reveals his inner conflict over his restraint and desire for Ella. His attraction for her began before he left her, knowing she was too young for him at the time. 


    Nick and Ella finally give into their yearnings for one another as passion consumes them. Ella is elated that Nick is back in her life.  When Nick leaves Ella again without telling her where he is going, she is devastated. His abandonment once again almost breaks her. By providing this glimpse of how their relationship has developed, Rice reinforces the agony both Ella and Nick experience once they are no longer together. 


    However, I was relieved to see Ella take charge of her life by leaving her childhood home that has become a dark, depressing, stifling place that would only continue to stagnate her.  Courageously, she takes her meager belongings and with limited resources sets out to forget Nick and begin living her life. Kudos to Ella for being proactive instead of playing the victim!


    The author makes a smooth transition to describe Ella’s life ten years later. The vivid, life-like dreams Ella has had her entire life have led her to study neurobiology so that she can begin to identify, understand, and control her perception that she is having out-of-body experiences when she dreams. Her work leads her to become part of a research group focused on the study of those with psychic abilities.  Unknowingly, she has become a part of Dr. Lee’s experimentation on human subjects in his efforts to create super soldiers with enhanced abilities and powers. 


    When members of the research group go missing, Ella is forced to flee. Her desperate situation leads her to psychically call out for Nick, who is now a member of the fugitive Ghost Ops team. Nick hears her call in his dream and begins a frantic search to find Ella. 


    From this point on, the Ghost Ops get involved in the drama.  Here we get to see a very different side of unflinching, stoic Nick whose biggest weakness is Ella. I could feel the meltdown he was beginning to experience in the painstaking search for the woman he loves.  Rice does an excellent job of describing Nick’s tumultuous emotions and his growing impatience to rescue Ella. I even begin to get anxious, silently saying, “Hurry, hurry, hurry before it’s too late!”  Needless to say, the suspense was intense. 


    Ella is an admirable character because of her diligence in overcoming the obstacles she has faced. She never complained or whined about the sacrifices she made to care for her father.  She started over with nothing and eventually earned a Ph.D. Intuitively, she knows she has a gift that others do not, and I like that she becomes passionate about her research to find answers.  Yet, when she becomes suspicious about the real agenda behind Lee’s research, I’m disappointed when she passively continues with research she knows is unethical. 


    The story builds into another crisis when Ella eventually works with the Ghost Ops team to resolve another major conflict of the story: the need to rescue her fellow research subjects who have been kidnapped by Dr. Lee and whose lives are in immediate danger. 


    Furthermore, Ella has her own inner conflicts that she must deal with before she can move forward now that Nick has reappeared in her life.  How will she deal with the pain from Nick’s abandonment and can she overcome her fears that he won’t leave her again? 


    Rice also weaves in an unexpected element to the story that creates another suspenseful plot thread which changed my expectations of what to expect next In his impatience to develop a super warrior, Dr. Lee has begun injecting himself with the experimental drug, and the consequences of his actions shocked and frightened me. This complication is just developing and will certainly carry over into the plot of the third book in the series. I am looking forward to discovering how this new problem will add to the plot.


    Rice does a good job of describing and explaining the advanced technology used to forward the plot in this fictitious world, and she shows how the technology can improve our lives, but that it  also has the potential to destroy our future. 


    I had three major issues with the plot. First of all, I appreciated that Rice included background information throughout the story to aid in the reader’s understanding, but at times this information was redundant and detracted from the pacing of the story.  


    A second aspect was that I felt the rescue mission to capture Ella’s colleagues was rushed and lacked the full attention it deserved. I wish Rice would have lengthened the story so that the drama could have been heightened. 


    A final component that I didn’t like was in how closely this storyline replicated the one in Heart of Danger. A Ghost Op falls in love with a scientist with paranormal abilities, and she uses those powers to help in the mission. I also found the crisis and its outcome mimics the one in the first book. I hope that this doesn’t mean Rice will use a formulaic plot as sh

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  • Posted July 19, 2014

    I like that fact that they explain Nick and how he came in Elle

    I like that fact that they explain Nick and how he came in Elle life. I think to much time was spent on it. But I like it anyway. I also enjoyed the continued ideal of the doctor trying to create the super soldiers What disappointed me was they turn into the same infected people from the movie 28 days later.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Great

    Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    not interested

    I have quit reading the book. First 3 chapters where about sex only.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Vynx

    Yup.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Twilihht

    Wow. I never do that. But I do if my anger get best of me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    The puppy

    The mothe looked at him and followed. <p><p>the puppies wimpered gtg eat my dinner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    Stella

    Leaps into the water then swims steadily out to the puppy. She gently picks it up by the scruff of its neck then swims to shore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    BuckShot

    Ok

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  • Posted September 24, 2013

    Captivating!!!!!

    Wonderful! Once you start to read, the story grabs you. Characters are real and you experience all the emotions .
    Can't wait for any continuations.

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

    Action, suspense, characters and romance. Those are the four ele

    Action, suspense, characters and romance. Those are the four elements needed in creating a good romantic suspense story. It’s how you mix them together that will determine if it will be a just good or a great story. Personally, I feel author Lisa Marie Rice has done a great job I Dream of Danger. 
    I am not a big fan of military men in my romances. I know how can I not like a man in a uniform. It is not the uniform but all the predictable things that go with it. Guns, work, blah, blah, blah. Yes, there were some of these elements but they are presented in a way that they did not over-shadow the story. Although I must say, as a geek, all the techno futuristic stuff I found very cool. What I liked about it was that it wasn’t so way off in the future that the technology was too difficult to wrap your brain around. The action scenes are also written well enough that I wasn’t bogged down (Read: Bored) with the military verbiage.




    The characters, both main and secondary, are some of my favorites! Nick is tough, and raw and yet because of his abusive background, so fragile. Easily Elle is my favorite. Her complete 180 from treasured only child, to broken lost everything, to this strong intelligent woman. I love to see a character develop into her empowerment. The romance and sex between them is romantic and arousing. The secondary characters were amazing. No fillers here! They played such a great part I would love to see them all get their own stories.




    This is actually my first book by author Lisa Marie Rice and I got to say, I’m really liking her. Frankly, I didn’t know this was a series right away this book worked very well until the very end when there is of course a cliffhanger. Now knowing there is a book 1, I plan to read it ASAP. Between the edge of your seat action, the romance between Elle and Nick and the fascinating cliffhanger, I Dream of Danger is definitely a book (and series) worth the read. I cannot wait to see what happens next!




    I received this book from JeepDiva for the express purposes of an honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.




    Stars – 4 Flames - 3

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  • Posted September 8, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    Love this series! This author continues to offer wonderful entertainment with lovable characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    I am enjoying this latest series! I realize everyone is entitle

    I am enjoying this latest series! I realize everyone is entitled to their opinions and no author is able to please everyone, every time. In fact, if I had to rate which of Rice's series I like the best I would still go with the Midnight series....probably my all-time favorite. However, when I read some of these reviews, I had to respond and provide some encouragement to this long time author. As a long time fan, I appreciate the author writing a new series that takes on some totally new and different ideas than her previous works.

    I found the whole premise of this series to be facinating and have thoroughly enjoyed reading both books so far. The third cannot come soon enough for me! I won't write a synopsis of the storyline, but I have found all of the characters very likeable and am anxious to see how the next novel will end up......it would seem like an idea that could go beyond just the three planned. Keep up the great work....this author has many fans and should not be intimidated by some of the other reviews here. For the record, I thought the world-building was thoroughly enjoyable and the characters more than likable!

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    good but not great

    good but not great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Could have been great.

    A letdown after the first book in the series. Definitely had potential but fell short because of the backstory being repeated. Hopefully Ms. Rice will get the series back on track.

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