Dangerous Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #1)
A beautiful fugitive. A hot bodyguard. A high-stakes game of temptation.For Nasir, former Special Ops military man and bodyguard, his new job seems like an easy-money gig: trail a Russian mobster’s runaway wife in Mexico, enjoy the sun, observe, and report. Just one rule: don’t get too close. But it’s all Naz can do not to watch the alluring dancer’s every move. A closer look is irresistible—especially when she’s in trouble.Evalina escaped to the island getaway to live an untraceable life—as far away from the past as she can get. But Eva can’t ignore the dark, muscled stud who rescues her from a drug gang. He says he’s an ex-cop on vacation. When providence throws them together time and again, Eva thinks it’s all a beautiful coincidence. Now she’s giving in to a strange new sensation: trust.But Naz has a mission to accomplish and a secret to keep. Eva has her share of secrets, too. And as the heat flares between them, Naz knows that trust could become the most dangerous impulse of all.***Part one of a three part series.***

Dangerous Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #1) Details

TitleDangerous Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #1)
Author
ReleaseMar 26th, 2019
PublisherMontlake Romance
Rating
GenreRomance, Suspense, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Dangerous Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #1) Review

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    January 1, 1970
    Dangerous Beauty is book one in the brand new series, Dangerous Beauty by J.T. Geissinger! THIS BOOK!!!!! This is one of those times in my life, both with this book and the one I previously read, that I can’t believe how lucky we are to get to read these books! To get to absorb these words! In full disclosure, “I DIDN’T KNOW!!!” I didn’t know that this was a cliff hanger! Would it have made a difference? NO! Because it is that amazing! The problem was that I finished the final sentence at bedtim Dangerous Beauty is book one in the brand new series, Dangerous Beauty by J.T. Geissinger! THIS BOOK!!!!! This is one of those times in my life, both with this book and the one I previously read, that I can’t believe how lucky we are to get to read these books! To get to absorb these words! In full disclosure, “I DIDN’T KNOW!!!” I didn’t know that this was a cliff hanger! Would it have made a difference? NO! Because it is that amazing! The problem was that I finished the final sentence at bedtime last night and was left in shock! SHOCK I TELL YOU!!! It took some deep breathing to get myself to settle down to go to bed.Nasir (Naz) is ex military, ex body guard, brand new private investigator. His first assignment is just to watch a very rich man’s wife who has run away from him. She is living on the island of Cozumel and all Naz has to do is take pictures and report back to the client once a week via skype. He can’t deny that the subject is beautiful and he becomes more and more entranced with her every day that he watches her. But he keeps his distance, until she gets herself into trouble and he has to step in to save her. The chemistry between them is instant and strong. But she’s the subject. He’ll stay away, only that is easier said than done.Evalina (Eva) Ivanova meticulously planned every detail of her escape. She took every precaution. But she’s so tired of being alone. When Naz comes into her life, she’s instantly wary. But she can’t deny the immediate connection she feels to him. The next time she runs into him, the feeling is even stronger. She can’t get him off her mind. Can she trust him with her secrets? From the horrendous life she ran from? Can she trust “him?” “If I didn’t have bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all.” As Eva and Naz spend more time together, the bond grows stronger as does the guilt Naz is feeling regarding the true nature of his reason for being there. Eva is falling for Naz and slowly begins to tell her story, baring it all to him. She knows Naz is hiding something big but she thought by divulging her past, it might help him to reveal his. But it only seems to upset him further, making matters worse.These two!!! They were so good together. Their constant banter and teasing was adorable. I spent a good portion of the time reading about them smiling from ear to ear! Their growing relationship was a very slow burn but in the best of ways possible. I loved them both so much. Eva was so very strong! And Naz was just everything. “She moves like a poem and smiles like a sphinx, and draws eyes to her like moths to a flame. Because beauty will be noticed.” As secrets are discovered, though, everything changes, as does the intensity of the book! The danger they are facing is real. You will meet evil in its truest form! I really don’t want to say much more other than you don’t want to miss this book. I don’t know that I’ve ever felt so intensely for two people. This is my fifth book by this author and every one is so unique. But this book…..Just read it! As for the next book, Eva and Naz’s story will continue with Dangerous Desires. It can’t get here fast enough! “Anything for you.” For more about this book and so many more, come and join me at Carol's Crazy Bookish World.https://www.facebook.com/groups/44036...
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  • KAS
    January 1, 1970
    Hmmmm ... I have come to the conclusion I do not enjoy ‘listening’ to this type of romance. Romances with descriptive sex scenes to be precise. I went into this 100% blind, only knowing how much I loved “Midnight Valentine,” and completely unaware this book ends with a huge cliffhanger :(Did I enjoy as much as “Midnight Valentine?” No, but I certainly enjoyed the suspense and intrigue of this storyline.Told in dual POV’s, always a big plus for me personally, the audiobook is narrated with both a Hmmmm ... I have come to the conclusion I do not enjoy ‘listening’ to this type of romance. Romances with descriptive sex scenes to be precise. I went into this 100% blind, only knowing how much I loved “Midnight Valentine,” and completely unaware this book ends with a huge cliffhanger :(Did I enjoy as much as “Midnight Valentine?” No, but I certainly enjoyed the suspense and intrigue of this storyline.Told in dual POV’s, always a big plus for me personally, the audiobook is narrated with both a male and female, which should please a lot of listeners.Will have to wait until August to see what happens next. Should be interesting, and plan on ‘reading’ book two!
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  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    When I signed up for this one, I had absolutely no idea it was gonna end in a cliffhanger. Because if there is one thing I cannot stand...It's cliffy's. They annoy the hell out of me and test every single ounce of my patience. So imagine my surprise when I found out ...Now I may hate cliffhangers but thankfully I didn't feel the same way about this book. It was actually pretty great !! I might even forgive that cliffy....maybe.Now I have another confession to make. I am not familiar with the Bad When I signed up for this one, I had absolutely no idea it was gonna end in a cliffhanger. Because if there is one thing I cannot stand...It's cliffy's. They annoy the hell out of me and test every single ounce of my patience. So imagine my surprise when I found out ...Now I may hate cliffhangers but thankfully I didn't feel the same way about this book. It was actually pretty great !! I might even forgive that cliffy....maybe.Now I have another confession to make. I am not familiar with the Bad Habit series (please don't throw fruit at me)... I did, however, know Connor and Tabby from the Wicked Games series, and I still love them just as much as I did when I read their book. It was great catching up with them.This book was a lot of fun. Naz is on an undercover assignment keeping an eye on Eva. he was never supposed to get close...but what can you do, shit happens The back and forth banter between these two was awesome. Eva is definitely my kind of heroine !!But Naz was not supposed to fall for his job....and they both carry some big secrets with them....I can't wait to read the next book in this series... let's hope time flies !!! My reviews are posted on  
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  • Carvanz
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my gosh! I loved this book! Despite that ending, or maybe because of it. Naz has been hired to keep an eye on a rich man’s spoiled wife but when she gets herself into some trouble, he has to step in. Within no time at all he realizes she isn’t everything the client described her to be. And before he knows it, he’s crossing boundaries he warned himself to stay away from. And Eva is eagerly waiting for him on the other side. He inhales deeply, then lets it all out in a gust. “It’s how men are s Oh my gosh! I loved this book! Despite that ending, or maybe because of it. Naz has been hired to keep an eye on a rich man’s spoiled wife but when she gets herself into some trouble, he has to step in. Within no time at all he realizes she isn’t everything the client described her to be. And before he knows it, he’s crossing boundaries he warned himself to stay away from. And Eva is eagerly waiting for him on the other side. He inhales deeply, then lets it all out in a gust. “It’s how men are supposed to be. Unfortuntaely, a lot of them don’t know the difference between protective and possessive, which is why you have so many a$$holes in the world.”I close my eyes and sit very still, basking in that statement. And in him, this beautiful man who is single-handedly redefining the word MASCULINE for me. Eva has some deep, dark secrets. Secrets that will break your heart. But she’s living her life now, enjoying every day for what it’s worth even as she keeps one eye over her shoulder. When Naz enters into her life, she’s reluctant to share anything about herself. When they keep running into each other she slowly opens herself up. I love how she wears her heart on her sleeve and doesn’t pretend to be tough.She isn’t tough. She’s strong, but not tough. She’s obviously capable and independent and whip smart, but she’s also vulnerable. Sweet. Soft. This couple were so freaking cute and fun and sexy and just perfect! I absolutely loved their banter and back and forth insults that were light hearted and hilarious. Naz knew just how to defuse any moment that became too heavy with Eva and I loved him for his sensitivity.This book has a relatively low angst despite what each couple are dealing with. The pace is fast and so engaging that I hated each time I had to close the book to deal with real life. With a slow burn, the steam was still extreme and there is never a doubt as to the chemistry between Eva and Naz.I knew going in it was going to be a cliffhanger and while I hate them, I could tell this couple need more than just one book to do what needs to be done. But the worse thing about a cliffy, is the waiting…sigh. Dual POVSafe (view spoiler)[no ow drama; om causes drama as h’s ex is having her watched 24/7 (hide spoiler)]Triggers (view spoiler)[not on page but h was raped, beaten, severely abused both physically and mentally (hide spoiler)]
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  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    January 1, 1970
    Hell no, I thought it was a stand-alone novel but I found out it is the first book of trilogy! And second book comes on August! And that ending with cliffhanger really broke my heart into pieces!JTG is the one of the smartest, talented writers with quirky but also witty sense of humor and gifted storytelling skills!I loved both Naz and Eva! But mostly I’m so happy to see Tabby and Connor again( still reading their story and so far they’ve my favorite JTG couple)It will be torment to wait for fou Hell no, I thought it was a stand-alone novel but I found out it is the first book of trilogy! And second book comes on August! And that ending with cliffhanger really broke my heart into pieces!JTG is the one of the smartest, talented writers with quirky but also witty sense of humor and gifted storytelling skills!I loved both Naz and Eva! But mostly I’m so happy to see Tabby and Connor again( still reading their story and so far they’ve my favorite JTG couple)It will be torment to wait for four and half months. I think pre ordering and finishing rest of the Wicked series will solve my frustration right now! It’s highly recommended, fast paced, entertaining, breathtaking suspense romance!
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  • Tracy ♥️♥️ Book Cravers Blog ♥️♥️
    January 1, 1970
    I have been anxiously waiting for this book since I read the bridge story, Hot as Sin. And I was not disappointed. Eva and Naz are freaking amazing. Naz (AKA Barney for the Bad Habits series) is bad a$$ special ops guy that is doing his best to do the right thing. Eva is sassy and guileless, despite her past, and everything Naz needs. I loved their ridiculous banter. Their chemistry is off the charts and make for an absolutely steamy read. I did not know that this would end on a cliffy, but I di I have been anxiously waiting for this book since I read the bridge story, Hot as Sin. And I was not disappointed. Eva and Naz are freaking amazing. Naz (AKA Barney for the Bad Habits series) is bad a$$ special ops guy that is doing his best to do the right thing. Eva is sassy and guileless, despite her past, and everything Naz needs. I loved their ridiculous banter. Their chemistry is off the charts and make for an absolutely steamy read. I did not know that this would end on a cliffy, but I did not care. One book would not have done this story justice and Geissinger's witting is absolutely worth the wait.
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  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars. *****major cliffhanger alert*****This starts off with such a sexy, island romance sort of vibe to it, even if Naz is on an undercover assignment to keep tabs on Eva for her supposed husband (that turns out to be totally untrue) . I am really loving it here. Then the story proceeds to get progressively more suspenseful and even a little dark- it is intriguing and the chemistry is electric! Loving it even more have to say.So many secrets and intrigue. As the intensity ramps up and the sto 4 stars. *****major cliffhanger alert*****This starts off with such a sexy, island romance sort of vibe to it, even if Naz is on an undercover assignment to keep tabs on Eva for her supposed husband (that turns out to be totally untrue) . I am really loving it here. Then the story proceeds to get progressively more suspenseful and even a little dark- it is intriguing and the chemistry is electric! Loving it even more have to say.So many secrets and intrigue. As the intensity ramps up and the story unfolds I am so glued to my kindle and then "what the hell" happened, it is over. Much cursing and one major cliffhanger later all I can hope is that the next installment of this duet??? will be very soon....I really cannot wait!!!!! ARC received in exchange for an honest review. Not a standalone.
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  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Gah!!! That ending is a killer! This is a three part series and yes, it ends on a huge cliffhanger but it's so worth it! I will be pouncing on book 2 when it comes out because book one was intense and left me wanting so much more.Before things got really serious, we get to see Naz and Eva get to know each other in a way that I loved. They bantered back and forth and threw friendly insults at each other that had me laughing out loud. The creativity in their insults were hilarious. Eva was refresh Gah!!! That ending is a killer! This is a three part series and yes, it ends on a huge cliffhanger but it's so worth it! I will be pouncing on book 2 when it comes out because book one was intense and left me wanting so much more.Before things got really serious, we get to see Naz and Eva get to know each other in a way that I loved. They bantered back and forth and threw friendly insults at each other that had me laughing out loud. The creativity in their insults were hilarious. Eva was refreshing because she wasn't shy about asking for what she wanted. You learn she has a horrible past she is running from and she's decided it was time to take her life back. Instead of cowering, she committed to really live. That wreaked havoc on Naz because he was suppose to just keep an eye on her at a distance.If you've read the Bad Habits series, you will know that Naz is Barney, Nico's bodyguard. He has moved on and hired on by Connor and Tabby's security firm. Connor and Tabby are from the Wicked Games series and are in this book quite a bit. Their parts really added to my overall enjoyment of this book. I'm going to leave it here cause I hate to spoil anything. I loved Naz and Eva and will be anxiously waiting for book 2.
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  • Hollis
    January 1, 1970
    So it is absolutely my fault for assuming that 'book one' in the Dangerous Beauty series just meant another group of novels tied together, but not connected, like Geissinger's Slow Burn series. I'm here to tell you that it a totally wrong assumption and this is very much a same-couple-over-multiple-books series. So, brace yourself for what that might mean..With that bit cleared up, I'm now more disappointed by the total quick-tumble-int0-feelings dive we took. It's not quite insta-pot-love but n So it is absolutely my fault for assuming that 'book one' in the Dangerous Beauty series just meant another group of novels tied together, but not connected, like Geissinger's Slow Burn series. I'm here to tell you that it a totally wrong assumption and this is very much a same-couple-over-multiple-books series. So, brace yourself for what that might mean..With that bit cleared up, I'm now more disappointed by the total quick-tumble-int0-feelings dive we took. It's not quite insta-pot-love but neither is it an eight-hour-crock-pot-simmer-build. Though it still sorta manages a slow burn? Confused? Sorry. Anyway, I'm starting to wonder if the two books that made me a fan of the author might be the exceptions and not the rule because I wasn't really into this. I quite loved the heroine but everything else? It's very extra drama on the back story, the hero is fond of dumb jokes and unfortunately the heroine thinks he's adorable and the stupid jokes never quit (seriously, it becomes their thing and I cringed through it). Honestly the author does this bodyguard-and-subject trope fairly well, she addresses certain things that other stories in this vein do not, but at the same time it's not.. great? It's far from terrible but I was pretty unmoved. But it was a nice palate cleanser from my last read and I will read on because #completionist and also because I want Eva to get herself some revenge. Get it, girl.2.5 stars** I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. **
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  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    January 1, 1970
    4 STARS I’m under a spell. She’s cast a spell on me with her sweet smile and her even sweeter mouth, and I’m done for. From the very first page, the story of Naz and Evalina had absolutely captivated me. A woman on the run and the man sent to Cozumel, Mexico to keep an eye on her for her mobster husband. A dangerous attraction and a love that can cost them everything, this slow burn romance kept me riveted to the pages.The very second Eva appeared on the pages, I was fascinated with her. This 4 STARS I’m under a spell. She’s cast a spell on me with her sweet smile and her even sweeter mouth, and I’m done for. From the very first page, the story of Naz and Evalina had absolutely captivated me. A woman on the run and the man sent to Cozumel, Mexico to keep an eye on her for her mobster husband. A dangerous attraction and a love that can cost them everything, this slow burn romance kept me riveted to the pages.The very second Eva appeared on the pages, I was fascinated with her. This is a woman that has clearly been to hell, and she has no desire to go back. Survival is simply the art of suffering gracefully when we’re up against forces out of our control. I lost my fear of dying because I expected it every minute of every day. Tomorrows only exist in our minds. This is a woman that lived through her worst nightmare and has the scars to show for it. On the run for her life, she's come to Cozumel to live a life under the radar. But then an alluring stranger saves her life and there's just something about him that she can't stop thinking about. Why is your heart hammering, Naz?” “Because you’re crack and I’m an addict.” Naz is all alpha with a heart of gold. This is a man that puts his life on the line for a living, but now he's supposed to have an easy assignment; keep an eye on a mobster's errant run away wife. But nothing is what it seems, and it doesn't take long for Naz to realize that his assignment is not at all what he thought. And he'll stop at nothing to protect the woman that he couldn't help but fall for, even if it costs him everything.As much as I love a grumpy alpha that fights his feelings with everything he's got, Naz's easy affection and fierce protectiveness of Eva made my heart melt. I loved the way that he was with her. This is a man that doesn't try to go after a woman while holding on to his secrets, and I really liked that about him. He wanted to be with Eva without the pretense of who they thought the other was, and there's a lot of secrets to unearth between the two of them. After a moment of shock, I manage, “What are we doing?” “Badasses like to spoon before a nap, sweetheart.” He presses a soft kiss to the nape of my neck. “Oh. I wasn’t aware.” I loved the delicious slow burn between Eva and him. The chemistry was downright incendiary, so by the time they finally give into it, I thought I would explode myself.There are some subject matters in this book that may be a bit of a trigger for some, so just go in knowing that it does run on the slightly darker side with Eva's past. The woman is a fighter, though. I loved the way she protects Naz in her own right. There's this core of strength to her that you can't help but respect. This is not a woman that runs from her demons, but she faces them head on.There's plenty of action along the way and a cameo from my favorite duo Connor and Tabby, from Wicked Sexy. I will never have enough of these two.Dangerous Beauty is the first book in a trilogy and I'm downright salivating for book two. I adore all things JT Geissinger, and she managed to deliver yet another heart pounding, suspenseful and sizzling read that will keep readers glued to the pages from begging to end.ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on:
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  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    January 1, 1970
    Simply an amazing start to a series!!! I am patiently waiting for more
  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received for reviewAnother great book by Ms. Geissinger. This is a stand alone, but Connor and Tabby from Wicked Sexy make lots of appearances since they're Naz's boss. And Naz you might remember from the Bad Habit series as Barney.Naz is a protector even when he just has Eva under surveillance as part of his job. When they finally meet is already halfway in love with her. Drama and bad guys ensue, and she finds out the whole story. Everything's going good and the BAM...&*%$#@$^# cliffy. ARC received for reviewAnother great book by Ms. Geissinger. This is a stand alone, but Connor and Tabby from Wicked Sexy make lots of appearances since they're Naz's boss. And Naz you might remember from the Bad Habit series as Barney.Naz is a protector even when he just has Eva under surveillance as part of his job. When they finally meet is already halfway in love with her. Drama and bad guys ensue, and she finds out the whole story. Everything's going good and the BAM...&*%$#@$^# cliffy.....
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  • NiCoLeTa E.
    January 1, 1970
    ***3,75 "Anything for you!!!" stars*** "There's a price to pay for everything in this world. Nothing is free except the grace of God." This was definitely a good start to a new series by J.T. Geissinger's pen!!! And with a hero that we had seen from time to time somewhere else...If you had read the Bad Habit series, your eyes have catched Nasir somewhere...And of course Connor and his wife, Tabby had their own book in another series...But this is a different story and i would stick on this one ***3,75 "Anything for you!!!" stars*** "There's a price to pay for everything in this world. Nothing is free except the grace of God." This was definitely a good start to a new series by J.T. Geissinger's pen!!! And with a hero that we had seen from time to time somewhere else...If you had read the Bad Habit series, your eyes have catched Nasir somewhere...And of course Connor and his wife, Tabby had their own book in another series...But this is a different story and i would stick on this one!!! "As every saint and sinner knows, forbidden fruit is always the most tempting." Well, Nasir had been assigned to watch Evaline by her husband, Dimitri, a mafia man...His job is to watch every move of Dimitri's runaway wife and to report every single detail back on him...Eva is finally free after seven years full of abuse and degradation... Before some months, she managed to runaway from "him" and his ugly ways and now, she is somewhere in Mexico living a simple, but full life...But she's never stopping look behind her shoulder!!! "Dimitri. My dark overlord. I still can't believe I finally escaped." At some point, Nasir and Eva's paths are colliding and something is shifting between them...But the things that are standing between those two are too many...First of all, Nasir is, in a way, her stalker... And secondly, Eva had her whole life at stake...So, is there a chance for those two??? Especially, when they are having a major enemy breathing down their neck???What will happen when everything will fall apart??? "Life is short, Naz, and full of pain. When I die, I don't want to have any regrets. And not telling you how much I like you would definitely be a regret." {Evaline} "I can't lie to myself. I'm in serious danger of doing anything she asks me, consequences be damned." {Nasir}Well, i enjoyed this book... It was a good story, with a rich background!!!Eva was a survivor and she was sooo strong and a very determined woman...Nasir was a protector by nature and when feelings are getting in the way, he can do everything for the other, especially Eva...So what made me hestitate to love it even more???I think that the feelings felt too much, too soon!!! And that i didn't enjoy the teasing between them very much!!!Overall, it was a good book and I'm curious for the next chapter of this story... "I wish I had the right words to tell you all the ways you've saved me. I used to think death meant freedom, but now I knowall you really need to be free is someone who believes in you so much you finally believe in yourself." ***ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review***
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  • Dilek VT
    January 1, 1970
    I am LOVING it so much that I know a cliffhanger will tear my heart apart. So, I am putting a pause here and waiting for all books to be published so that I can read one after the other without much suffering...
  • Chelsea
    January 1, 1970
    5 Stars!!! Available on March 26,2019 Pre-order your copy now! Amazon - https://amzn.to/2TO5YVC “A person can endure almost anything if it’s to protect someone they love. Far more than they could ever endure for their own sake.” I didn't expect this book to be this good but it is. To be honest, my initial reaction after getting approved isNot because I wasn't expecting this to be a great read, but because it ends in a cliffy and I don't normally read books when I have to wait that long for th 5 Stars!!! Available on March 26,2019 Pre-order your copy now! Amazon - https://amzn.to/2TO5YVC “A person can endure almost anything if it’s to protect someone they love. Far more than they could ever endure for their own sake.” I didn't expect this book to be this good but it is. To be honest, my initial reaction after getting approved isNot because I wasn't expecting this to be a great read, but because it ends in a cliffy and I don't normally read books when I have to wait that long for the next installment since my memory is pretty bad. However, I would like to say thank you to Ms. Geissinger that her main characters in this story weren't plenty so I only have to write a short detail on my personal note to serve as my reference while waiting for the next book. I'm so glad that I enjoyed this despite ending in a cliffhanger, because the story line was great, characters were strong and the (view spoiler)[ betrayal part wasn't played out too long (hide spoiler)]. To sum it up, this book was a real page turner because everything was laid out perfectly. I ended up having a huge smile on my face for my first great read this year . This was actually my first book from this author and it certainly won't be my last. If you don't mind having to wait for the next two books of this series, I highly recommend this. This book is the first installment of a three part book and should be read in order. ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for an honest review
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  • My Pink Fairytales
    January 1, 1970
    Have I mentioned before how much i love J.T. Geissinger? No? Well, she’s the love of my book-loving life. 😄 I did a little happy dance once I found her new book on Netgalley and another one after I was granted the ARC.This is the beginning of yet another amazing series! Dangerous Beauty is book one and unfortunately for our poor hearts it ends in a major cliffhanger. I don’t know how i’ll survive the wait. 😔 Read the blurb and you’ll see it’s indeed really dangerous and beautiful because of a Ru Have I mentioned before how much i love J.T. Geissinger? No? Well, she’s the love of my book-loving life. 😄 I did a little happy dance once I found her new book on Netgalley and another one after I was granted the ARC.This is the beginning of yet another amazing series! Dangerous Beauty is book one and unfortunately for our poor hearts it ends in a major cliffhanger. I don’t know how i’ll survive the wait. 😔 Read the blurb and you’ll see it’s indeed really dangerous and beautiful because of a Russian ballerina and a former Special Ops military Superior Man (inside joke) and bodyguard. Top that with an explosive chemistry, wicked banter, humorous dialogues and there you have it. A book you really, really, I MEAN YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO READ! She glances over and catches me staring. “What?”“I was just thinking how hideous you are,” I say solemnly. “It’s tragic, really. Must be awful, walking around with that face, scaring children. I feel sorry for you. Is there a charity I could contribute to in your name? The Quasimodo Society? The Elephant Man Foundation? I feel moved to help.”She blinks, the picture of innocence. “That’s so strange! I was just thinking the same thing about you!”“Excuse me, but I’m extraordinarily handsome. Just ask me.”She’s laughing again, which is becoming one of my favorite things. “You’re demented.”“I think you mean dashing.”“More like disfigured. You’re frighteningly large. Do you suffer from gigantism?”A grin spreads slowly across my face. “Only in certain areas, sweetheart.” J.T. Geissinger’s female characters are always unbelievable smart, independent, strong women and Eva here is no exception. She’s also refreshingly honest. I was curious about Naz aka Barney, aka Nasir, since many books ago. He was Nico’s bodyguard (the Bad Habit series Sweet as Sin) and now he’s working for Connor and Tabby from Wicked Sexy. Naz is as alpha as one man can get, truly protective, a little misterious, loving, funny, romantic, amazing and an absolute book-boyfriend. Their relationship builds quite slowly, but you’ll be on the edge of your seat the whole time, because the plot is suspenseful and since it’s impossible not to notice Naz & Eva’s chemistry, you’ll know for sure there will be something like a nuke once they’ll be together. I felt two billion butterflies at their first kiss. ☺️Even if i cursed like a sailor at that ending, knowing this author and loving her so much, i’m positive it’s worth waiting for the second book. Plus, Naz is a character too complex and his and Eva’s story is too dangerously beautiful to be told in just one part.Huge thanks to that person responsible for granting me this ARC! I’m forever grateful to you. Please write my name down and send me the next one too, ok? 😂 Too much? ”ARC provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”
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  • Shayna
    January 1, 1970
    “Yᴏᴜ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ᴛʜɪs ᴡᴏᴍᴀɴ, ʏᴏᴜ’ʀᴇ sᴛᴀʀᴛɪɴɢ ᴀ ᴡᴀʀ. Yᴏᴜ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴀᴛ, ʀɪɢʜᴛ?”𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐲 is part one of a three part series by J.T. Geissinger and I couldn’t be more HOOKED! It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Geissinger’s work, and when I immersed myself into Nasir and Evalina’s story, I knew it was going to be a sexy, emotional, and breath-catching ride. With this being just the beginning, I loved how even though this was sexy and suspenseful, there was plenty of comedic relief between our main c “Yᴏᴜ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ᴛʜɪs ᴡᴏᴍᴀɴ, ʏᴏᴜ’ʀᴇ sᴛᴀʀᴛɪɴɢ ᴀ ᴡᴀʀ. Yᴏᴜ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴀᴛ, ʀɪɢʜᴛ?”𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐲 is part one of a three part series by J.T. Geissinger and I couldn’t be more HOOKED! It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Geissinger’s work, and when I immersed myself into Nasir and Evalina’s story, I knew it was going to be a sexy, emotional, and breath-catching ride. With this being just the beginning, I loved how even though this was sexy and suspenseful, there was plenty of comedic relief between our main characters, Naz and Eva. They traded sarcastic and flirtatious barbs like they were going out of style, but I absolutely LOVED it! Since this is only part one, it does end in a heart-pumping cliffhanger, but it just got me even more excited for the next part! I adored the hero and heroine, as well as, the secondary characters in this story, and I can't wait to see what adventure Geissinger brings us on next! I’m ecstatic to continue the journey to Naz and Eva’s happily ever after!🅖🅡🅐🅑 🅘🅣 🅗🅔🅡🅔Kindle → https://amzn.to/2UblezcAudible → https://amzn.to/2UaiTEAPaperback → https://amzn.to/2CF7N0e
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  • Anna's Herding Cats
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars, 3 heat***THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE STORY-- it's part 1 (of 3) of their story and ends with a cliffhanger of sorts. So, that's obnoxious.***Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.Amazon: https://amzn.to/2U0Wk64I have been dying for Nasir's story since meeting him in the previous series. Like stalk the author tweeting I need his story dying. lol So I was pretty excited to jump into Dangerous Beauty. The Gist: Sometimes your first gig at a new job is easy. Watch a girl. That's all you 3.5 stars, 3 heat***THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE STORY-- it's part 1 (of 3) of their story and ends with a cliffhanger of sorts. So, that's obnoxious.***Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.Amazon: https://amzn.to/2U0Wk64I have been dying for Nasir's story since meeting him in the previous series. Like stalk the author tweeting I need his story dying. lol So I was pretty excited to jump into Dangerous Beauty. The Gist: Sometimes your first gig at a new job is easy. Watch a girl. That's all you've got to do. No problem! Sometimes...it turns out you fall for the girl and the Russian mob is involved. Yeah, life's about to get real complicated real fast. Nasir's a big bruiser of a guy with a soft heart and many dark secrets lurking below the surface. Fierce, protective, funny and gentle. He's one you want on your side. And Eva. Whew. The girl is full of strength. She's a survivor and doesn't shy away from doing what needs to be done. She's pretty amazing.Their romance was entertaining as all get out. They have a seriously different dynamic than I've ever seen with a couple. They tease and give each other hell but it's so dang silly and ridiculous and funny watching them try to outdo each other's snarky put downs. Things do eventually steam up, too.So, yeah, why a 3.5 and not a 4 is because it's only a partial story and I loathe those. Yeah. This is a cliffhanger. Their full story is told over 3 books. Yall. Grrrr There's nothing on the book, the Amazon blurb or the review request blurb about that. On Goodreads there's a tiny note at the bottom of the blurb that gives the warning but that to me is not enough. I'm still a bit ticked. What's there is good but it's in no way shape or form a complete story on any front (romance or thriller).Overall, though, Dangerous Beauty was a solid read. I liked the characters, I liked the set up with the drama and the quirky interesting romance between them. I just didn't appreciate the surprise non ending.
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  • Snow
    January 1, 1970
    Hawt damn...the new book by J.T. Geissinger is here...this gif should be the reference enough *wink*
  • Tracey
    January 1, 1970
    I love JT's writing and I especially love that she writes different genres -- not always doing the same thing over and over. This is my kind of read! She hit all the marks for me -- suspense, mystery, intrigue, sexy alpha hero and strong, brave heroine. And a real page turner from the getgo! Holy smokes, I couldn't put it down and now I'm counting the days until we get the second book in this series to see what the heck happens! I loved Naz (much better name than Barney -- Naz suits him perfectl I love JT's writing and I especially love that she writes different genres -- not always doing the same thing over and over. This is my kind of read! She hit all the marks for me -- suspense, mystery, intrigue, sexy alpha hero and strong, brave heroine. And a real page turner from the getgo! Holy smokes, I couldn't put it down and now I'm counting the days until we get the second book in this series to see what the heck happens! I loved Naz (much better name than Barney -- Naz suits him perfectly) and Eva is his perfect match and together they certainly start a flame. The chemistry between these two is off the charts -- I loved everything about this book and can't wait to read the continuing story of Naz and Eva! I would definitely recommend this book if you like contemporary romance with a mysterious twist. 5+ stars. I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC for NetGalley.
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  • Tzelina
    January 1, 1970
    **Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me the ARC in exchange for an honest review#DangerousBeauty #NetGalleyA brand new series by J.T. Geissinger!! It was a great read despite the fact that it has a major cliffhanger!!! The chemistry between Naz and Eva was amazing!! Eva was so brave so strong and definitely she was a survivor!! I really liked it and I totally recommend it!!
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  • Treena
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC!Arrg! It can't end there!!!! Dammit.So so soo good. I was pulled in from the get go and couldn't stop reading. The snark, banter, and heat between Naz and Eva? Gah. Love it. I want more. The only reason this is 4-stars and not 5-stars is bec the story ends on a bloody cliffhanger. I hate and love it. LOL.
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  • Kristen
    January 1, 1970
    UGH THAT CLIFFHANGERi had no idea this whole series/trilogy would be about the same couple. my memory is shocking and i hate waiting, so i probably wouldn't have read it until it was all finished if i'd known.but, what can you do. it's not the end of the world i guess (sobs)i have only read a few JT Geissinger books, but no romantic suspense, so I didn't know what to expect. it was hilarious - i loved how silly they were with each other. it was adorable and sexy too. i loved them together and i' UGH THAT CLIFFHANGERi had no idea this whole series/trilogy would be about the same couple. my memory is shocking and i hate waiting, so i probably wouldn't have read it until it was all finished if i'd known.but, what can you do. it's not the end of the world i guess (sobs)i have only read a few JT Geissinger books, but no romantic suspense, so I didn't know what to expect. it was hilarious - i loved how silly they were with each other. it was adorable and sexy too. i loved them together and i'm so sad i can't immediately pick up the next book and continue their story. i'm not mad about it though, this was a thoroughly enjoyable read and i guess i'll just have to re-read it when the next book comes out.definitely recommend - and now i need to go read the series that has connor and tabby in it. that will tide me over!---------------------------------------------when I requested this, I had no idea it was going to be a trilogy about one couple - I mean, I am assuming the next book will be about the same couple because of that freaking cliffhanger!! UGH. Now I have to WAIT.full review to come.ARC received from netgalley in exchange for honest review
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  • Book Lover
    January 1, 1970
    This is a CLIFFHANGER! The first in a 3 book series. I am almost diabolically opposed to serial cliffhangers because IMHO very few authors do this well. The total length of the series ends up being equivalent to the pages of one book or the story gets frustratingly, boringly, painfully dragged out. Normally I cross check book descriptions, but since I had read previous books by this author and enjoyed them, and they were NOT cliffhangers, I requested this book without my usual due diligence. The This is a CLIFFHANGER! The first in a 3 book series. I am almost diabolically opposed to serial cliffhangers because IMHO very few authors do this well. The total length of the series ends up being equivalent to the pages of one book or the story gets frustratingly, boringly, painfully dragged out. Normally I cross check book descriptions, but since I had read previous books by this author and enjoyed them, and they were NOT cliffhangers, I requested this book without my usual due diligence. The NetGalley blurb does NOT say it is a cliffhanger, Goodreads does. Lessoned learned. Nasir Mansouri, is ex Special Forces, ex law enforcement, currently working private security for high profile clientele. He is hired to shadow Evalina, whom he believes to be a spoiled, runaway wife.Evalina Ivanova spent 7 years with an abusive, narcissistic, Russian Mafia connected elitist. She tried running away but was always found and taken back. She thinks she has finally succeeded in getting away this time. She has managed to isolate herself on a small island, works a job she enjoys and lives a quiet life. A chance encounter, where Nasir saves her life, leads to more interaction than either expected. As they discover more about each other, Nasir learns the truth of her situation. With his background, I find it difficult to believe his instincts weren’t screaming over so many things. Yes, love, lust, infatuation can be distracting, but I would think training becomes second nature after a while. And the last scene? No way could it have happened IRL. None. My mind is already wondering how this is going to continue for 2 more books.Having said all this, it is an enjoyable read. I’ll just have to decide when the next one comes out if I’m invested enough to continue.I voluntarily reviewed an ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher.
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    January 1, 1970
        
  • Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars. This is a good book. But I should state from the start that this book ends on a cliffhanger. I was surprised and upset to get to the end and find that. There is no closure at all and it ends on a shocking cliffy. Nowhere in the blurb that I read on Netgalley is the words " ***Part one of a three part series.*** ", which is posted at the bottom of the Goodreads blurb, but also not posted in the Amazon blurb. I probably still would have chosen to read and review this book, but would have 4 stars. This is a good book. But I should state from the start that this book ends on a cliffhanger. I was surprised and upset to get to the end and find that. There is no closure at all and it ends on a shocking cliffy. Nowhere in the blurb that I read on Netgalley is the words " ***Part one of a three part series.*** ", which is posted at the bottom of the Goodreads blurb, but also not posted in the Amazon blurb. I probably still would have chosen to read and review this book, but would have loved to know ahead of time so I didn't expect a full, standalone story. I actually really liked how the book was going and would have rated the book even higher without the unexpected cliffhanger. This is the story of Naz and Eva. Eva is on the run from her ex, a Russian billionaire psycho who abused her. She is hiding out in Mexico, in disguise under an assumed name. Naz works for a security company who has been hired by her ex to find her and send in updates on her. He doesn't know who her ex really is and that he is in the wrong. But after observing Eva, he finds her in a dangerous position and steps in to to help her. Once they meet, these two find they have amazing chemistry, and despite their precarious situation, they can't stay away from each other. But that puts them both in danger and they must face the consequences of their actions.I loved Naz and Eva. They had an amazing connection and adored each other so much. The story was very good. I found the book to be very romantic, sexy, and emotional with great adventure and suspense. I just really wanted these two to get an HEA, which I felt they deserved after going through so much. While this was a great romantic suspense and had rich imagery and detailed characters I loved, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth from the ending. Cliffhangers are not that bad, for me, if I expect them. But I do think the publisher should have been more clear that this was not a standalone book. Still, I enjoyed this book enough, despite that, that I will continue with the series. *arc provided in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    Naz (Barney from the Bad Habit series), has been hired to tail his client's wife while she's in Mexico. He's not supposed to interact with her, he's definitely not supposed to develop feelings for her; but somehow he manages to do both. I remember loving Barney, or Naz, in the Bad Habit series, and I fell even harder for him here in the beginning of his own story. His back and forth banter with Eva is snarky and funny, and their chemistry, though a slow burn, is sizzling. And let's not forget Naz (Barney from the Bad Habit series), has been hired to tail his client's wife while she's in Mexico. He's not supposed to interact with her, he's definitely not supposed to develop feelings for her; but somehow he manages to do both. I remember loving Barney, or Naz, in the Bad Habit series, and I fell even harder for him here in the beginning of his own story. His back and forth banter with Eva is snarky and funny, and their chemistry, though a slow burn, is sizzling. And let's not forget the suspense and action, because those are important parts of this story. Eva's history demands that something (things) crazy happen, and that's definitely what goes on here in Dangerous Beauty. I have to say I was not thrilled with the cliffhanger, yes I said CLIFFHANGER! so if those are your nemesis, then you may want to put off reading until all three installments have been released. I highly recommend you start now, though, because Dangerous Beauty is the very best kind of romantic suspense, even if it does end with a cliffy. It's fast-paced, witty and snarky, and Eva and Naz light up the entire story with their chemistry. I cannot wait for the next part - Dangerous Desires!ARC via Social Butterfly PR for an honest review.Full review posted here ---> Live Through Books Blog.
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  • Kahea
    January 1, 1970
    ***4 Stars*** Hmmmm. Definitely didn’t expect all that. Not that it’s a bad thing in any way, just...surprising.But, I’m definitely intrigued enough to see how everything plays out for Naz and Eva.Being a fan of the Bad Habit series, I’m already in love with Naz, who I’d previously known as Barney, and was thrilled when it was announced that he would get his own HEA (especially after all he went through) and I have to say I love the man even more now than I did then. Honorable, quick thinking a ***4 Stars*** Hmmmm. Definitely didn’t expect all that. Not that it’s a bad thing in any way, just...surprising.But, I’m definitely intrigued enough to see how everything plays out for Naz and Eva.Being a fan of the Bad Habit series, I’m already in love with Naz, who I’d previously known as Barney, and was thrilled when it was announced that he would get his own HEA (especially after all he went through) and I have to say I love the man even more now than I did then. Honorable, quick thinking and a little quirky, he kinda hit all the right buttons for me. Eva is a strong woman. After what she’s survived, one would expect her to have broken, but she hasn’t and has a positive outlook on life. Their relationship, thus far, was a bit of a surprise, but a fun one that is an interesting mix of insta and slow burn. I loved their bantering and how they just seemed to flow together, even when they probably shouldn’t have. The crazy they go through definitely brings them closer and I’m more than curious to see what else is in store for them and how they will weather that storm.If you haven’t guessed, this one ends on a cliffy of sorts. I didn’t know going in, and though I do prefer knowing that I’ll be getting a cliffhanger it wouldn’t have deterred me since I really wanted more of Naz and love the authors writing, so total no brainer. There were some things (non Nazand Eva things) that had me going hmmm, but not enough to mess with my enjoyment of their story or the need to see what will be coming for them in the next installment!~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
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  • Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
    January 1, 1970
    Dangerous Beauty is the first book in the brand new series—Dangerous Beauty by J.T. Geissinger. The story takes on the journey of Nasir & Eva, two people who were not meant to meet each other, but once they do, staying away is not an option—and no matter how careful they were, secrets and lies are dangerous, and you always get caught. As always with J.T. Geissinger, I loved the writing style and the characters' flirty banter, but for me, there was something missing. Feelings—this was suppose Dangerous Beauty is the first book in the brand new series—Dangerous Beauty by J.T. Geissinger. The story takes on the journey of Nasir & Eva, two people who were not meant to meet each other, but once they do, staying away is not an option—and no matter how careful they were, secrets and lies are dangerous, and you always get caught. As always with J.T. Geissinger, I loved the writing style and the characters' flirty banter, but for me, there was something missing. Feelings—this was supposed to be a slow burn romance, but I didn't get those vibes from the story, on the contrary, it felt a little rushed at times, not allowing me to create a bond with the characters as a couple, therefore no feelings. Nasir, I loved that man. He was the kind of hero you find yourself falling in love with from the moment you meet him, an alpha male with a lot of heart. Nasir, with the help of the side characters, Connor and Tabby, made the book for me. I’m so reading their story. If you love suspenseful romance novels with an alpha hero who is willing to sacrifice everything to protect his love, then this book is perfect for you. Dangerously Beauty is a love story with some twists and turns that will make you swoon over the hero and will keep you glued to the pages from start to finish. Am definitely looking forward to the rest of the upcoming books in this series!You can find me here: | INSTAGRAM
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I have come to love Nasir "Barney" Mansouri from the Bad Habit series and was so excited to see him get his own book and story. Fans of this author's Wicked Games series will recognize Tabby and Connor, Nasir's boss. I enjoyed this story and its intensity and especially loved Nas and Eva's fiery chemistry!Forced to go undercover to investigate the disappearance of a ruthless billionaire's wife, Naz has no idea what he is in for when Eva is not the spoiled and pampered princess he was expecting. I have come to love Nasir "Barney" Mansouri from the Bad Habit series and was so excited to see him get his own book and story. Fans of this author's Wicked Games series will recognize Tabby and Connor, Nasir's boss. I enjoyed this story and its intensity and especially loved Nas and Eva's fiery chemistry!Forced to go undercover to investigate the disappearance of a ruthless billionaire's wife, Naz has no idea what he is in for when Eva is not the spoiled and pampered princess he was expecting. When secrets unravel and a hidden danger comes to light, it is up to Naz to keep Eva safe and keep the truth from breaking them apart.I really enjoyed this story as it was intense at times. But one major drawback I saw was that it felt like the author used humor in a lot of instances where its use took away from the emotional impact of the story. It was somewhat distracting and a little disruptive when in the midst of an emotional/pivotal scene, the hero and heroine would crack jokes to lighten the mood. If it was sporadic, it would be welcome and a mood lightener, but in this case it was a constant occurence throughout the book. As a result, while I enjoyed this book, at times I searched for more of a connection between them. Overall this was a good story with a crazy ending! 4 stars! ~Ratula 
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