Sexy/Dangerous

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Wearing her shades, a black Stetson, and snakeskin cowboy boots, security agent Maxine "Max" Blake is the baddest thing walking. Ex-marine, ex-cop, and a whole lotta 'tude, Max doesn't have time for anything but her job. Her latest assignment: to protect Dr. Adam Gary. Her problem: he doesn't want her there.

Adam wants to focus on his work, not to be distracted by this tall, sexy woman. A foiled kidnapping attempt may have forced him to take an undercover agent into his ...

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Wearing her shades, a black Stetson, and snakeskin cowboy boots, security agent Maxine "Max" Blake is the baddest thing walking. Ex-marine, ex-cop, and a whole lotta 'tude, Max doesn't have time for anything but her job. Her latest assignment: to protect Dr. Adam Gary. Her problem: he doesn't want her there.

Adam wants to focus on his work, not to be distracted by this tall, sexy woman. A foiled kidnapping attempt may have forced him to take an undercover agent into his household, but no one said anything about the agent being a woman, or that she'd be beautiful, or that she came with two monster rottweilers. How is he supposed to concentrate on his top-secret project that could revolutionize the world when all he can think about is her smooth, coffee-colored skin and those long, lean legs?

But as danger nips at their heels, love may be a distraction neither of them will live to enjoy . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060818999
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/31/2006
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 778,526
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins has received numerous awards, including five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards, two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine, and a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer's Guild. Ms. Jenkins was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th century by AABLC, the nation's largest on-line African-American book club. She was recently nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature.

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Sexy/Dangerous


By Beverly Jenkins

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Beverly Jenkins
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060818999

Chapter One

Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Manhattan, New York

Jan Kruger hated Manhattan. The traffic, noise, and the melting pot population were all symbols of a political system he found abhorrent. Given a choice, he'd rather be sitting at home on his veranda enjoying the company of his wife and watching the South Africa sunset, but instead he was stuck in New York traffic with a hired limo driver who smelled of curry.

As a member of a South African trade group, Jan had been forced to come to the U.S. more times than he'd wished, but his many visits gave him a keen sense of how America worked, and that knowledge had come in handy when a junior position in the South African embassy opened up and he was hired. Now, five years later, he held the title of Assistant to the Ambassador, a woman descended from the Zulu king Cetshwayo, whose forces had defeated Jan's ancestors and the British army at Isandhlwana in 1879.

He hated the ambassador as well. She represented the new South Africa, a country determined to eschew its glorious past in favor of a future built upon the deluded visions of ANC terrorists like Mandela and Walter Sisulu. Jan championed the old South Africa--its eliteness, its pride, its apartheid--and he was not alone. For the past few months he and a small cadre of like-minded Afrikaners had been meeting to formulate a plan that would restore thatglory in a new country they would call their own.

There'd been a setback, though. This morning he'd gotten a call from his people in Madrid. The kidnapping of Dr. Adam Gary had been botched. The two operatives sent to his hotel were in a hospital and Gary was on his way back to the States. No one had expected the scientist to put up a fight, so now Jan knew that he and the others had to come up with another way.

Traffic was still stopped. Jan glanced at the heavy gold Rolex on his wrist. If it didn't clear soon he was going to be late for his meeting, and military men--especially the United States variety--were sticklers for punctuality, at least on the surface. In reality, in return for the money he'd promised them, the generals would wait until hell froze over if necessary. He knew how America worked.

The driver finally got the car moving again. The tie-up, caused by the collision of an airport shuttle van and a cab, had drawn the police and a crowd of curious New Yorkers. As his black limo crept by the wreckage, a grim Jan sat back against the plush seat. He had to figure out a way to get his hands on Dr. Adam Gary and that prototype, because the prototype was one of the necessary keys to their plan.

Friday, May 12, 2006
Detroit, Michigan

Mykal Chandler slid the file across the desk to Max Blake. She opened it and looked at the color photo. The head shot was of a good-looking, brown-skinned brother. Beard, moustache. Hair graying slightly at the temples in a distinguished sort of way. Grown and sexy, as Babyface would say.

"Name's Dr. Adam Gary," Mykal explained.

"Doctor of what?" Max studied the face for a few moments longer. Nice mouth.

"Astrophysics, for one."

Max was impressed. "Really?"

"Supposedly, the brother's invented something that's going to revoulutionize everything from heating homes to space travel."

Max stuck the pic back into the file. "What is it?"

"Some kind of device that produces its own energy."

"I'll bet the gas and oil companies aren't happy about that. So what's going on that we're involved?" Mykal headed up a secret crime-fighting group called NIA, and Max often moonlighted as one of its operatives.

"Somebody tried to kidnap him a few days ago at a conference in Madrid."

She glanced up.

"He thinks they were after his prototype."

"Where is he now?"

"At a government-owned house on the western side of the state."

"You want me to go up and evaluate the security?"

"No, I want you to be the security. He doesn't even have a chicken on the place."

She was confused. "If this is such big-time stuff how come there's no security?"

"He doesn't want any. Says having a lot of people around will interfere with the flow of his work."

Max drawled, "You know I don't do crazy real well, Mykal. That's why I have two ex-husbands."

He grinned. "He's not crazy. 'Eccentric' is the word everyone is using."

"Educated crazy, then."

"Bingo."

She sighed. "Okay, so how do we work this?"

"I'm sending you in as his new housekeeper. The old one quit about a month ago."

"Why?"

"Husband retired and they moved to Florida."

"Okay. I haven't exercised my pots and pans in a while. Might be fun. Does he know I'm coming?"

"Yes, but all he knows is that the person is named Max Blake."

"In other words, he doesn't know I'm female."

"Correct. I didn't want to waste time arguing with him about it. If he throws a fit, I know you'll handle it."

"True, that."

Myk had no doubts about Max's abilities. She was a former Marine and had cut her intelligence teeth in the rebel-infested jungles of Colombia. She was tough, efficient, and smart. Today she was wearing a pair of cowboy boots; black jeans; a black halter top with a red cami underneath; and a black Stetson. Her attire spoke to her free spirit. When the Department of Defense had called him to send an agent up to take care of Dr. Gary, Max immediately came to mind.

"You're the best person for the job, Max," he told her now, "so don't worry about Gary trying to get you replaced. Ain't gonna happen."

"Thanks." Max yawned and then stretched her arms and shoulders. The plane ride to Detroit had been a long one. Sometime in the near future she'd need a real night's sleep.



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    Hey angel

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    Angel

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    I think Im about to or.ga.sm. Maybe." Sways my hips.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Best book ever

    This is the best book I've read her books are so amazingg

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    Posted October 7, 2012

    Wonderful

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

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    TAMING THE WOMAN CREATING THE BEAST

    this woman in the book has a lot of spark to her. her life is non stopable and when she meets the braniac scientist to protect him, shes the one who will need the protection. their lives are thrown together as they race against time to save each other and to protect the one creation that could set america apart from anyone else.

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  • Posted September 11, 2009

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    OH YEAH!

    An action pack novel that will keep you wanting more. It felt like I was watching a movie instead of reading a book. Max Blake is definitely Sexy and Dangerous. Adam and Max.... what can I say a Brainiac and Cleopatra Jones what a combination...HOT! In spite of everything that was going on with Max trying to protect Adam from kidnappers you still felt the heat between them. Max dogs, Ossie and Ruby, they were an added bonus to this well written suspense novel. Keep it coming Ms. Jenkins

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2007

    Beverly Jenkins does it again!

    What a great book! I have read it twice already. I love books with strong women characters and as soon as Max met Adam, I thought...she reminds me of Loreli. Max was written just right. She had skills and she used them when she had to. I liked the evolution of Adam too. The dialogue in this book just flowed. Action, love scenes, dogs, everything, just worked. It is always nice to read about characters from past books too. Keep up the good work, Ms Jenkins.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2006

    Sexy and Dangerous is aptly named for this book!

    This is yet another great book in the contemporary series written by Ms. Bev and in my opinion this is her best contemporary novel to date. What happens when a gorgeous female bodyguard gets assigned to watch over a fine top scientist? In the world of Beverly Jenkins, Explosive chemistry, that¿s what! ¿Sexy/Dangerous¿ is high charged with just enough attraction between these two characters! Dr. Adam Gary is at the crux of making an important discovery that will change life as the world knows it when someone leaks information on the Internet about his work, and puts both the project and Adam in grave danger. The government gets involved, hiding Adam in his secluded old house and hiring a top-tier bodyguard. Maxine ¿Max¿ Blake is take-no-prisoners tough, complete with attitude¿and a body to die for. Neither Adam nor Max is particularly happy with their new situation, but as danger mounts, passion flares and both may just get more than they bargained for! I enjoyed the relationship between Max and Adam. They were two different people with fire and passion for each other. One would not expect a scientist to be able to throw down like that in the fight scene or the love scene. The story contains intrigue, suspense, humor and love scenes that are so well written you will need your man close for re-enactment. The love scenes are hot and erotic without being pornographic. ¿Sexy/Dangerous¿ is a definite page turner and hard to put down book. If you haven't read the others then you should check out ¿The Edge of Midnight¿ and ¿The Edge of Dawn.¿

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    delightful contemporary romantic suspense

    At the Madrid conference on alternate energy sources, Dr. Adam Gary¿s presentation was an eye-opener as he explained his revolutionary breakthrough on fuel cells that require plentiful and cheap carbon to replace expensive rarer metals like gold and platinum. However some listeners decide they want Adam and his invention so they send thugs to attack him in his room, but he surprises them when he fights back. --- To protect Adam, the Feds place him in a safe house in Michigan, but he limits security to no one. Thus the government sends ex marine security specialist Maxine ¿Max¿ Blake as a housekeeper to keep the ¿brother¿ safe. When she arrives, he is unhappy because he expected a male Max not a tall beautiful sister who he does not think sibling thoughts about as he stares at her starting with her Stetson hat and continuing slowly down to her cowboy boots her two companions, Ruby and Ossie, don¿t make it any easier on the scientist as even rottweilers should not be so mean looking when they stare at him and so loving when they look at her. As they fall in love, an emotion neither wants as his work is his sweetheart and she has failed twice with marriage, those who want control of Adam¿s research try to abduct him with only mad Max and her canines in the way. --- The lead couple makes for a delightful contemporary romantic suspense as each is competent, likable, and brave with only love making them fearful. The story line is action-packed from the opening attempted abduction in the Spanish hotel and never slows down as the unknown enemy makes several attempts to snatch the genius until the final encounter in the Lincoln Room. Though Adam is too capable as a warrior, fans will appreciate Beverly Jenkins coupling especially a kick butt heroine and her Einstein beloved. --- Harriet Klausner

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