Under the Radar

Under the Radar

by Dee J. Adams

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Under the Radar by Dee J. Adams

Two brothers. Two best friends. One robbery gone wrong.

With a court date looming, a near-fatal car accident, and a house invasion, the four surviving witnesses to an armed robbery know they are targets. In a desperate attempt to stay safe, they take matters into their own hands and go off the grid a week before the trial.

Danny St. John was stuck in a dark place of guilt and regret after a personal tragedy. On the run from violent criminals, he is forced to spend time with the one woman who makes him feel too much. Victoria Lopez needs to protect her heart, but she also misses the guy Danny used to be and thinks she might be able to bring him back. Now, evading gunmen together in Sequoia National Forest, Vic will risk everything to keep Danny safe.

Eric St. John isn't a big fan of his sister-in-law-to-be, Zoe Turner. Sure, she's beautiful, but also bossy and brash. When Eric and Zoe are forced to rely on each other for survival, he sees a side to Zoe he never anticipated, a side he definitely likes. But as the two grow closer, so do the men hunting them down.

Time nearly runs out as each couple must not only brave the perils of the wilderness and their growing feelings for each other, but also outwit their pursuers in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159101013
Publisher: Dee J. Adams
Publication date: 05/30/2018
Series: High Stakes , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 452,890
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

After graduating high school in Texas, Dee J. moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. For twenty years, she acted in television and worked behind the scenes as an acting/dialogue coach for sitcoms. Writing happened accidentally after a vivid dream and the urging of her husband to “Just write it down.” Three weeks, fourteen hours a day, and four hundred and fifty (long hand) pages later, she had her first novel. Dee J. loves writing books filled with action, mystery and love. (Not necessarily in that order.) Her experience in show business led to her narrating many of the books in the Adrenaline Highs series for Audible.com. She is the wife of a wonderful man and mother to a fabulous daughter. She’s a dog lover all the way, with a fondness towards Boxers and Pit Bulls. She is a member of several organizations, including Romance Writers of America and SAG-AFTRA.

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Under the Radar 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Beverly_D 7 months ago
4.5 stars. This one's a two-fer. Two parallel romances while four people are hiding out from a baddie who wants to kill all of them. Disclaimer: I'm personally acquainted with the author and received a free copy of this work. The first thing that spooked me about this book is that it opens with a grocery store robbery gone wrong, with a dead cashier, and I began reading it just after a grocery store robbery gone wrong, with a dead store manager, in my own neighborhood. Dee J, can you please write a story about an author who also writes book reviews winning the lottery? Second, the foursome goes to the Sequoia National Forest to hide out "under the radar" before they are scheduled to testify against the robbers they saw in the grocery store. Guess where my family has been camping for the last 40 years? Content warning/spoiler alert: early on, one of the characters walks in on a suicide scene. Blood, guts, pooping in the woods, doesn't bother me, but that scene kind of haunted me, as well as the character. Another case of the author showing great skill, but if that is a trigger for you, you might want to read her other books instead. This book was a must-read that I enjoyed very much. The heroes are hot and so are the sex scenes, the heroines are likewise brave and full of initiative. None of the characters are cookie-cutter, and they ALL have a nice story arc and a HFN (Happily for Now), of which, as a writer, I am standing in awe. Recommended for lovers of romantic suspense, and fans of the Sequoia National Forest.
Crystal61 8 months ago
This began a bit slow for me but turned into a page turner. It was full of danger and romance with some hot steamy scenes. There were two romances in this book, brothers Eric and Danny finally getting what they needed. The women, Zoe and Vic, were strong and independent although this foursome came to rely on each other for survival. I held my breath at times, smiled as well as had tears at other times. I got pulled into the story after a bit and could not let go. I received a copy of this story through Goddessfish Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.
Allykitten 8 months ago
---4.5 Stars--- Wow! Wow! Wow! This book is super jam packed full of action, adrenaline, adventure, and suspense! I could feel my heart pounding waiting to see how this story was going to turn out and I was just at home curled up on the couch lol! This book keeps you totally engaged from page one through the very last page! I honestly had a hard time putting this book down and read – and finished it in just one weekend. There was so much going on in this book. I’m not used to reading books that have four main characters – all vying for front page time. It was a nice mix up, but I felt that it cut from important character build up and relationship development a bit instead of what this author clearly seems capable of. Regardless, I really did like all the main characters, Danny, Victoria, Eric, and Zoe. They were kind, genuine, and likable. All four main characters were great catches, and I really enjoyed following their stories. I just felt something was missing or lacking in the character development department. I loved the scenery details! I have been to the Sequoia National Park several times before, so I was thrilled that the book took place somewhere I was familiar with. It is such a beautiful park and the details were so well described, at times I felt like I was swept away and back at the park myself. I have always found it interesting how intense life and death situations can really bring out one’s true colors or show you who your real friends are. This theme seems to apply to both couples who didn’t really see each other as couple material, but after being put in this type of scenario and having to trust and lean on each other while they were hiding out, you start to see that other person in a whole new light. And that’s exactly what happened! This book has an excellent storyline that flows, fantastic writing style with superb detailed scenes, great characters, is fast paced, and keeps you completely entertained through the last page! There are some exciting twists and turns and unexpected moments that will keep you guessing! This book has a lot to offer the reader such as, action, adventure, adrenaline, excitement, mystery, thriller, suspense, intrigue, romance, love, friendship, determination, overcoming obstacles, second chances, fresh starts, new beginnings, forgiveness, hope, faith, and so much more! This book is book four of the High Stakes Book Series. I had not read any of the other books in this book series before reading this book. I did not get lost or confused, so this book can be read as a standalone. However, there are many references to the previous books and the characters seem to overlap. Therefore, since I really enjoyed this book, I would suggest getting in from the beginning and starting with book one so you don’t miss anything. All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend this book and this book series to all romantic, suspense readers! **Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**
Thi 12 months ago
I have always enjoyed this author’s book and this one was no different. Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. Will definitely recommend this book.