Dangerous Games
By Natasha Smith
Jan 8, 2007 - 8:59:00 AM

SEAL Clint McIntyre has wanted Morganna for ten years.  Though he has ached with the need to possess her, he is unwilling to shatter her illusions of the happily ever after that he cannot offer.  Consequently, he’s kept his distance.  However, when Morganna’s life is threatened by unseen enemies, Clint will fight to protect her with every ounce of his being.   

Morganna Chavez has been in love with Clint since she was 16 years old.  She has tempted him every time he has been near, but to no avail.  As a result, she has resigned herself to the fact that she will never be a part of his life.  Unwilling to sacrifice her happiness any longer by yearning for something beyond her reach, Morganna embarks on a new career; a dangerous career that she conceals from Clint.  When Clint discovers her new job, along with the danger stalking her, Morganna knows that fate is about to alter her life in an unforeseen way.    


DANGEROUS GAMES by Lora Leigh has to be one of the most emotionally intense books I have read in a very long time.  As I began to read, I eagerly anticipated a story containing the equation of Dominant Man + Submissive Woman = Match Made in Heaven. After all, a strong alpha-male hero is one of my favorite expectations when I pick up a Lora Leigh book.  My equation, assumed with all good intentions, turned out to be much too simplistic for what this book delivered.  There was more of everything; more action, more intensity, more chemistry and more heat.  


Clint, in all of his manly glory and accoutrements, immediately had me quivering and wishing for a Navy SEAL all my own; alas, that was not meant to be as Clint was Morganna’s alone whether he admitted it or not. Speaking of Morganna, she is an exceptionally strong heroine.  This was the aspect that Ms. Leigh delivered over and above my expectations.  Though she understands Clint is alpha and dominant, Morganna holds her own.  Exceedingly stubborn when Clint is beating his chest the hardest, Morganna gives him a run for his money and I think it’s glorious.  Fully aware of Clint’s feelings, Morganna has the strength to give him what he wants; or what he thinks he wants the most.  His surrender to their relationship has to be one of the most beautiful love scenes I have ever had the fortune to read.  I actually FELT their love pour from the pages.    


I am overjoyed that Lora Leigh has once again penned a marvelous novel of suspense and raw passion.  My heart immediately began to pine for these SEALS upon reading RENOS’ CHANCE in last year’s “Honk If You Love Real Men” anthology.  DANGEROUS GAMES continues the zest I have for these wonderfully alpha men.  I am on pins and needles with my legs crossed waiting on the next installment, FOR MAGGIE’S SAKE, and I fear the wait just might kill me!   


DANGEROUS GAMES releases on February 5, 2007.  

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