Dangerous Places (A Roman Cantrell-Nikki Holden Mystery, #1)

Dangerous Places (A Roman Cantrell-Nikki Holden Mystery, #1)

by Elaine Raco Chase

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The Seven Deadly Sins have never  been so Deadly.  Or so much fun!

Meet Nikki Holden - she may know 140 characters but social media is not her venue. She's an investigative reporter with more enemies than friends - and her friends are very shady.

She's on the trail of a stunning story at Pleasure Island. And she doesn't mind using her pick pocket talents or a well- aimed champagne cork or even a pair of 38's (boobs not guns) to get her story.

She's tenacious, sarcastic and an ex-con.

Meet Roman Cantrell - he's an ex-army ranger who couldn't stop fighting, went off the grid doing Black Ops but came back to the US to start an international security firm.

He keeps popping into Nikki's life at the most inconvenient times.

And he knows too much about her past.

He also knows she's not capable of good behavior.

Is Roman looking for the person Nikki's ...kidnapped? Or is he looking for a more intimate connection.

One thing for sure - They're both heading into murderously  Dangerous Places

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152688788
Publisher: Damsel in Distress Publishing
Publication date: 12/04/2015
Series: A Roman Cantrell-Nikki Holden Mystery , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 524,657
File size: 405 KB

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Dangerous Places (A Roman Cantrell-Nikki Holden Mystery, #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Mack Phillips More than 1 year ago
I looked at the title and the name of the author and the book seems to be really good. I like mysteries, but who is the author of this book?
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Dangerous Places by Elaine Raco Chase is Book 1 of the Roman Cantrell–Nikki Holden Mystery series. Seven deadly sins – deadly or just plain fun? Nikki Holden is an investigative reporter who has few friends, but plenty of enemies. She is chasing one of the biggest stories of her career at Pleasure Island, and is more than happy to use whatever it takes to get the story, right down to her obvious assets. Nikki isn’t just a reporter though; she is also an ex-con and Roman Cantrell knows that. He used to be an army ranger, black ops, but now runs a security firm. He knows all about Nikki and he keeps showing up at times when she really doesn’t want him around. Does he suspect that Nikki is a kidnapper? Or is he looking for something else from her? It doesn’t matter because where they are going is deep into dangerous places and they may struggle to claw their way back. Dangerous Places: A Roman Cantrell–Nikki Holden Mystery Book 1 by Elaine Raco Chase is a romantic suspense story and it has plenty of both in it. You might think that you have the plot sussed, but I can assure you that you certainly haven’t. This is a story with lots of different facets to it, a plot that is as intricate as it is intriguing. If you are looking for a suspense story with plenty of action, you have found it. This is a non-stop rollercoaster story; just when you think you have come to the end of the ride, off it goes again on another track. The characters are very well developed throughout the story with details about their lives coming to light as the tale unfolds. This has all the elements needed for a truly great read – romance, mystery, suspense, and humor, all delivered at heart-stopping speed in a way that will make you regret reaching the end. You will want more and I guarantee that any reader, whether they are mystery fans or not, will absolutely love this book and will be eagerly awaiting book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love books with strong female characters and Nikki Holden is perfect in Dangerous Places. She’s smart, witty, and independent. Roman is the perfect match for her. I thoroughly enjoyed how the characters interacted. The plot is clever and fresh. I read a lot, so when I come across a book that offers me something new, something truly original, I become hooked. I will look for more books by Elaine Raco Chase.
egfox123 More than 1 year ago
I've read about half of this author's book now. Everyone of them have been great reads and I'll be reading the rest of the next couple of months! This book was a real page turner and I had trouble putting it down! Suspense, some comedy, steamy romance, great dialog and characters you fall in love with. It has everything. It's been revamped to bring it into today's world and she did a great job with that! I hated coming to the end of this book and can't wait for the next book in the series! If you haven't read this one yet, I highly recommend it... :-)
gaele More than 1 year ago
There is a reason why I’m addicted to the movies from the 1940’s: dialogue. No matter the actors, these were stories with plot and detail, low on sex, high on innuendo and dialog that is perfectly written, timed and delivered. I’ve said it before, and the same holds true, Elaine Raco Chase has mastered dialogue, with timing, humor, and the play of give and take so necessary to a conversation. In Dangerous Places, all of these pieces fall into place with a wonderful mystery, a cast of secondary characters that range from distasteful to delightful and two star players that show influence (noted by the author) of Dashiell Hammett. . Nikki is a reporter, with a reporter’s determination to dig deep and follow a lead, without the moral confusion that would prevent her from using all advantages at her fingertips to get an edge, a lead or an intro to her target. Intelligent, determined, single-minded and with the ability to think fast on her feet to readjust when needed, she’s also loyal, kind hearted and running from her past. Not overtly, but her refusal to get ‘involved’ and her ‘fully furnished rental’ that lacked personal touches all show her refusal to live, or deal, with her past by running the other way. Her life has been a series of unfortunate events that also brought her some particularly loyal friends: her boss, his wife, her researcher and a former Mafia don now turning his hand to restauranteur and gourmet chef, complete with cookbook and you-tube videos. Roman is ex-army, turning to private investigation / security after a stint as a mercenary, only returning to the US to find his younger brother. Now with a reputation for excellence and connections at every level of law enforcement and government, he’s been tasked to find a ‘runaway teen’ by her mother, a billionaire mogul who is as reclusive as Hughes with the personality of Helmsley. But, Nikki has the runaway Marcy in her company, patiently babysitting the slattern who is determined to shock at every moment as she lusts over (and with) the very married Basque Jai-Alia superstar with “the libido of a guppy”. So the chase ensues, or I should say chases: Roman of Nikki, Nikki of the story, and the secondary characters all feeding information, some questions of misdirection and the occasional odd clues about just what is important to them, the story moves quickly from one moment to the next, never losing steam. Roman and Nikki are wonderful together – from early attraction that is bandied about like a game of hot potato, to their finally coming together to share stories and information, you can see the growth of the relationship and the balance that these two very alpha personalities come to find together. It won’t be easy, but Nikki and Roman have something special, and with a don willing to feed and guard an entire hospital ward, they’ll never be 100% alone. A wonderful read that will bring readers the feel of a 1940’s film, with plenty of laughs and a great mystery to solve. I received an eBook copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review: I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.