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Max and her two rottweillers take on the job of bodyguarding a skientist who has invented cheap, clean energy. SO good. Paperbackpages. She has given lectures at numerous prestigious universities such as the Oberlin University, Michigan University, and the Illinois University. The writing was decent overall, but sometimes repetitive cf constant references Date go home i wanna wedding his dick as a 'pipe'. She bought some time before they came back. The characters felt kind of shallow, and the dialogue didn't feel like something this author would write. Just enjoy the get-away, the release from reality. I'm not even a dog lover and loved them. I think it is awesome when books feature strong women in non-traditional roles AND holding their own. He has never given Dr Kent Beverly jenkins book sexy and dangerous authority to do that. Max heard that conversation and she went into protect mode. Well Max left the secret service on her own an What a fantastic book this was. Nerdy chemist meets super smart sleuth body guard beauty So that I read a neverending sentence and find myself Beverly jenkins book sexy and dangerous the thread of the story.
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Beverly Jenkins. Adam Gary is on the verge of a landmark scientific breakthrough that has made him the target of terrorists. A former Marine, Max and her two trained Rottweilers head to the government house in Michigan where Adam is staying.
But when his government contact refuses to replace her, the two are forced into an uneasy coexistence. The best part of the book is Max, a legitimately kickass heroine like too few others. So many times I come across a cop or soldier or secret agent heroine who is supposed to be good at her job yet who just seems either inept or a poseur.
I never had any doubt Max was more than up to hers, as she demonstrates it throughout the book. The love story is a good one, as Adam is a worthy hero for her. Jenkins deftly draws her supporting cast in a way that captures the essence of who they are in a short amount of time. Once Max arrives at the house, the first half focuses mainly on the characters with very little action, suspense or mystery.
Max and Adam bicker and she heads a renovation project on the house. This part of the story is enjoyable because the characters are good enough that following their interactions and the evolving relationships is entertaining.
But I would have enjoyed it even more if it had all taken place within the context of the suspense plot rather than have that element minimized as much as it is.
A lame e-mail threat, a pathetic, easily foiled attempt to infiltrate the property, and the occasional hokey scenes of the villain plotting from far away whose sole purpose seems to be reminding the reader that there is a suspense plot at all are the only real signs of an aspect that is otherwise pushed into the background. As a result, the suspense plot seems kind of half-baked, and the villain seems inept.
I have to admit I started getting restless at times during the first half. Eventually, the suspense plot does kick in with full force, with nonstop action and excitement.
It makes for riveting reading, but at the same time, the characters and romance take a backseat. Then, when the suspense plot is resolved, the balance switches back, as the story continues for quite a while with one of those overly drawn-out romance endings. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment.
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I enjoyed this book greatly, I loved Max and Adam. I think it is awesome when books feature strong women in non-traditional roles AND holding their own.
I loved Max's preference for boots and cowboy hats, being a Texas girl myself, I could appr Once again, Beverly Jenkins has made me totally appreciate her talent and the stories she weaves together.
I loved Max's preference for boots and cowboy hats, being a Texas girl myself, I could appreciate that. I really loved her two Rottweilers Ruby and Ossie cutest names for a couple of dogs and very appropriate when you think of where those names come from! Adam Gary was cool too, the fact he was a sexy lab rat with a sense of humor was nice.
I enjoyed reading these two interact and witnessing the attraction grow between them. I liked how BJ continues to incorporate characters from previous books, like Max is the great, great maybe one more great grand-daughter of both Loreli and Grace who we've met before. That doesn't mean you have to read those books before this, I haven't read Loreli's book yet, but it was a nice touch all the same. I suggest this book to anyone who is a fan already, or to someone who enjoys reading about a take charge, tough as nails SISTA, who manages to not have a ghetto or nasty attitude and is still feminine.
Jun 28, Adrienne rated it it was amazing. Another very, very good book. I am loving this author and can't wait to read more of her work. I mean, what more could you ask for? Sexy: The first half of the book, while interspersed with behind-the-scenes moments with the villain, was spent exploring the relationship between brilliant researcher Dr. Adam Gary, who is developing an energy source that will put oil moguls out of work, and his bodyguard of the moment, Maxine.
We learn about their characters and backgrounds and the author gives them ample time to develop a convincing relationship. There's no rush here, but there are no manufactured contrivances to keep them apart either.
They don't like each other initially, and that's obstacle enough. This is believable because the good doctor is the Grinch when he's on the job he is , barking at anyone who disturbs his work, and Max is not exactly romanced. Can you tell she's a woman of her own mind? They get to know each other living in the same house, however, Oscar the Grouch has a softer side after all and when they do finally give into their growing feelings-- well, we learn "Doc" Gary has other talents too, LOL.
And stamina. O Damn. Doc likes to please. Dangerous: The peace has to end sometime. Just when I was wondering if this was a suspense novel, the bad guys show up. This is when the book becomes an action flick, complete with rocket-launching Escalades, exploding car chases, and gunfights. If you can suspend belief about all the unlikely technology well, she is working for a secret agency hired by the government , then you'll enjoy this part.
I've seen enough Hollywood I got over this quickly, and the story moves on rapidly at any rate. Just like the movies, there's a pretty satisfying conclusion. I was a little annoyed by the last obstacle for the couple to breach, i. This was a case of the "strong female heroine has to prove she's doing something for herself and not because the hero told her to," but as this is a real flaw the characters are very real, especially the actually-gentle-despite-their-introduction hero , I excused it.
Max is pretty cool otherwise, even though she talks to her dogs like people, LOL. And they meet a gentleman thug on the way. How many suspense couples do that , hm? Now, I have to comment on the writing style though. The author was very fond of using articles before subjects, e. That needs to go. She also has a tendency to write run-on sentences that interrupt the flow of the telling. So that I read a neverending sentence and find myself losing the thread of the story.
Her style is also a little distant. You definitely get the feeling you're the third person. You see from the narrator's perspective-- that's all that's allowed, LOL. Not a lot of internal dialogue. On the other hand, her pacing is even and her writing is not florid, which is nice for a change. It's not bloated with adjectives or archaic word use. It's simple. The dialogue also made up for the style and the somewhat stereotypical plot , for me.
All in all, this book was enjoyable for the characters they're the expected heroes but fashioned differently and their interactions. It's good for those rainy days, especially if you like those hero-takes-all action flicks. Not particularly dark apart from a racist villain who is rather villainous in the final conflict. Good read.
I'll probably pick up another when I'm in the mood for a basic romance suspense. View 1 comment. Y'all already know, Ms. Bev can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, and she didn't disappoint with this one.
Loved that Max was a kick-ass chick! Too cute that she was descended from Lorelai and Grace, two other bad chicks. Adam was sweet, smart and sexy and loved him some Max. And even though I'm not into dogs at all, I just loved Ossie and Ruby - they were so smart! Heck, I even liked krazy Kaitlin loved the description of her room! Nice to 'see' Portia and Saint again. I must admit I thought using the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House as the backdrop for one of the scenes was a little weird, though.
Still loved the book and can't wait to read about Max's sister, JT. What a fantastic book this was. My second read by Beverly Jenkins and it was absolutely amazing.
This story had everything love, death, fight scenes, reconciliation and you name it this book has it. I loved Adam because after his initial shock of the kind of woman Max is he loved her and wasn't insecure about who she was.
He just wanted her in his life. Well Max left the secret service on her own an What a fantastic book this was. Well Max left the secret service on her own and went to get her man. They have their HEA Jul 19, Shawnette rated it it was amazing Shelves: african-american-mystery-romance. An enjoyable romantic thriller! Jenkins does it again! I would love to read more about some of the secondary cast of characters mentioned throughout this novel, like Sweetness aka Eric Cole, Benny, Sheriff Ramos and even little Miss "pain-in-the-butt" Kaitlyn.
View 2 comments. Dec 23, Kimi rated it it was amazing. I loved this series! Great balance of romance and mystery. Fell in love with the characters of a strong-willed woman and male protector. Sep 17, Tennille Springle rated it really liked it. Good quick read. I love that Beverly Jenkins always has strong female and male characters. Sep 28, Tina rated it really liked it Shelves: romance-contemporary , zreads , thiller-suspense , romance-suspense , romance-african-american.
I don't think I've ever read a Beverly Jenkins contemporary action thriller. Who knew! But I really liked this. I loved Max, the female Texan bodyguard who guards the body of the scientifically brilliant Adam. Great dialogue and tension. And well, sexiness! And it is an awesome action adventure as well. So yeah, I really enjoyed this. Feb 26, Karen Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: romantic-suspense.
A kick-ass heroine with two of the cutest and meanest rottweilers ever, a heroine who is able to protect herself and her charge, a heroine who wasn't afraid to laugh at herself, and a heroine who knew what her vagina is for. Such a truly scrumptious read. Aug 09, Kim rated it liked it. I am a huge fan of Ms.
Jenkins' historical fiction, so I was excited to read her modern day series that feature descendants of her most popular characters. While this book was good, it is not nearly as great as her older works. The characters felt kind of shallow, and the dialogue didn't feel like something this author would write. I recommend any of her historical novels over this one.
Her characters are funny,brave any very entertaining. Every time I finish a book by Beverly Jenkins, I can't hardly wait for the next one. Sep 28, Jackie Scott rated it really liked it. I truly enjoyed this book.
I'm not even a dog lover and loved them. Another good job Ms. I wonder sometimes why people read. Just enjoy the get-away, the release from reality. Jan 15, Classic74 rated it it was amazing.
I think I love her contemporary novels as much as her historical romances. The continuation of her classic stories in modern day and them still fighting injustice gives me a new set of characters to love. SO good. Max Blake is exactly the sort of heroine I'd love to write, and definitely the sort I love to read about. Apr 17, Michele Wesley rated it it was amazing. I am a sucker for a sister that can kick butt and still be sexy! I loved this story. Jan 02, Bridget rated it really liked it Shelves: favorite-authors , summer-read.
Gary and Maxine Blake will take you on a fictional roller coaster of chemistry, love, sex, and adventure. Jan 01, Michelle rated it it was amazing.
Love it!! The story was wonderful. I couldn't put it down. I also liked catching up on some old characters. Thank you Mrs. Nov 23, Renee rated it it was ok. Max is a tough as nails jack of all trades and master of many. Max is a fixer within the USA who can handle whatever is thrown in front of her. Her sidekicks are two hard nosed companions of the four legged persuasion, Ruby and Ossie. She has had two husbands but is determined to never walk that road again.
Adam is a no nonsense scientist that is on the verge of a world changing invention. He is nearly kidnapped but, he is no pushover. However, the government knows he is valuable commodity.
They send their best agent to pose as a housekeeper for Adam. Adam is not happy on many levels when the 5'7" , bronze colored, green eyed vixen shows up at his house. He has a deathly fear of dogs and she has two. She's bossy and loves lime Cool-aid. However, their dislike is somewhat mutual until things begin to simmer. Take this well told journey with these extreme personalities who find out they want each other.
Take a ride on the wild side when spies, thugs, and world powers try to steal what the good scientist has made.. Jenkins is a master storyteller who has given us a great adventure within these pages..
Feb 02, Erica Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: dirty-romance , african-american-stories. So I am a newly converted Beverly Jenkins fan since late last year. This one did not disappoint. Adam is a black scientist who is two steps from being killed because he just invented the latest energy prototype that could heat up homes and businesses on its own and could possibly put energy and oil companies out of business. But when Max meets Adam, no sparks flew. Perhaps daggers because Adam was blatantly rude to her So I am a newly converted Beverly Jenkins fan since late last year.
Perhaps daggers because Adam was blatantly rude to her and her lovable Rottweilers this book seriously made me want to buy a dog. However, flames go up during the love scenes and boy are they hot!
What I really love about this book, is that you have a black woman with the spirit Linda Hamilton from Terminator , the stature of Storm from X-Men and the beauty to back it all up along with car chases and guns blazing. This was my kind of book. It has it all. Five stars all day long. Oct 08, The CurvyJones rated it really liked it Shelves: readsoullit , challenge Her romantic suspense is just Max and Adam are a perfect couple Nerdy chemist meets super smart sleuth body guard beauty Action packed and steamy on the underside, this was an intriguing and addicting read!
Mar 23, Bec rated it really liked it Shelves: review , military. So many of my favorite things, strong heroine - a sista, sassy, intelligent, resourceful, soft, hard, beautiful etc I don't think there was a thing missing from her resume!
Love me some smart protective guard dogs too. Oh yeah the hero wasn't bad too! The story? Author Jenkins and her family live in the southeastern region of Michigan. Author Jenkins was born in the year in Detroit and completed her high school studies from the Cass Technical High School. Later, she enrolled herself in the Michigan State University and graduated with a major in English Literature and Journalism.
As of today, author Jenkins has written and published a total of 16 books in her writing career and has also received several prestigious awards for dedicated efforts. It was in the year that author Jenkins wrote and published her debut historical novel for the young adults.
Because of the success of most of her written work based on the historical and contemporary romance genres, author Jenkins has been able to feature in a number of national publications, such as the People Magazine, Vibe Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and the Dallas Morning News.
She has given lectures at numerous prestigious universities such as the Oberlin University, Michigan University, and the Illinois University. In most of her speeches, author Jenkins speaks widely on the 19th century Afro-American history and romance. She has delivered lectures on these subjects at a number of gatherings in libraries, organizations, schools, colleges, and literary organizations like the RWA, African-American Genealogical and Historical Society, etc.
Apart from spending her time in writing her novels, author Beverly Jenkins spends active time in her community works and church gatherings.
This was followed by several other romantic suspense novels over the course of the next few years. Being an active speaker on the Afro-American history of the 19th century, author Jenkins received sponsorship from the Savannah Black Heritage Festival to speak for the Series W.
Law Lecture. Author Jenkins believes that the Afro-American history is overlooked very often, and this is the reason why she took to writing about it so that people can understand value and rich heritage of history of Afro-America during the 19th century.
However, she had faced some difficulties in trying to publish those novels in the beginning because the publishers did not think that people will like the stories involving rich African-American history of the 19th century and not the slavery of that time. The Blessings series written by author Beverly Jenkins consists of 6 books in total, published between and At the start of the story, author Jenkins has depicted the occasion of the 52nd birthday of Bernadine Brown.
She receives quite an unexpected gift from her husband named Leo, whom she catches in bed with his secretary. Bernadine was very much hurt and angry, but she did not sit and cry. Instead, she hired a top lawyer of the city and sued her husband for cheating on her.
Knowing that much will be expected from her when much is given, she begins to pray to God to give her a purpose in life. It turned out that the purpose was a town named Henry Adams, located in Kansas. This town was believed to be among the last surviving towns which was founded by the freed slaves after the end of the Civil War. Seeing that the town was up for sale on the internet, Bernadine decided to buy it. The mayor of the town named Trent July did not want to see his birth town to sell to an outsider, but he did not have any option because of the heavy debt on it.
However, when he saw Bernadine, he became very much impressed by her strength and vision. He also liked the way she gave hope of a second chance to the remaining residents of the towns as well as to the handful of the children, who were in desperate need of such an offer. There were a few people who did not want changes to happen to the present situation. However, Bernadine, Trent, and his first love named Lily Fontaine seemed pretty much determined to preserve the legacy of the town and usher into a new era of a more promising future.
This book contains a story filled with heartwarming love, family, and community, and seems to provide a reading confection to the readers that is expected to last long. Author Beverly Jenkins has once again set the story in Henry Adams, an enchanting town located in Kansas.
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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.
I mean, what more could you ask for? The title of this book describes the heroine in a nutshell. Over 6 feet tall, an ex-Marine, tough, and completely Since the publication of Night Song in , she has been leading the charge for inclusive romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and NPR. HarperCollins Publishers Bolero Ozon. Beverly Jenkins. To read more about Beverly, visit her at www.