Saturday, September 3, 2011

Face of Danger by Roxanne St. Claire

Title:  Face of Danger
Author: Roxanne St. Claire
My Rating: A+

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Guardian Angelinos #3
Main Characters: Colt & Vivi
Release Date: May 2011
ISBN: 978-0446566575
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.99
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Private investigator Vivi Angelino loves living life on the edge, but stepping into the shoes of a movie starlet to bait a serial killer isn't just a thrill . . . it's a ticket to the big time for her fledgling security firm. That is, as long as a certain risk-averse FBI agent stays out of her way-and out of her fantasies.
Assistant Special Agent in Charge Colton Lang isn't above using his well-worn rulebook to stop Vivi's latest walk on the wild side. But when they learn her client is involved in something far more insidious than bad acting, Vivi and Colt must work together despite the electrifying attraction arcing between them. For each new clue is bringing them closer to a high-profile crime with a dark and deadly truth at its core . . . and a cold, calculating murderer with nothing left to lose.

My Review:
From the very start of this series, Vivi has been a wonderful character. A skater chick with a tough as nails attitude to match, but the brains of an ace investigative reporter tied up into one sexy little bundle. The Guardian Angelinos is her brain-child and she has HUGE plans for this company going big! I couldn't wait for her story, and OMG, it did NOT disappoint! This story was wonderful!!!

FBI agent, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Colt Lang, showed up in book #2, Shiver of Fear, and it was no secret from the very beginning that he and Vivi simply did not see eye-to-eye. He's a by-the-book, straight-laced kind of guy who wears golf shirts and chinos. She has a nose piercing, wears skate-boarding loose, baggy clothes, and has short spiky black hair. She has no issue with making up the rules as she goes along if it nets the right end-result. He had a former partner and fiance who died because of that same personality flaw. He refuses to fall for another girl like that who will shred his heart when she gets killed. They are both drawn to each other, but they each have their own valid reasons for not wanting to get involved. Unfortunately, (well for them anyway...for the reader, it is pure reading gold) they have been thrown together on the same case working very closely to one another which makes temptation really hard to resist. 

From the word "go", this book is sizzling!! OMG, the scene on the incredibly hot...and the whole book is like that!! Absolutely sizzling with scorching sexual chemistry, incredible twists and turns, fantastic suspense, and in the end...just a beautiful love story between two people who cannot be more perfect for each other. I really, really loved this story. Vivi has this tough, in-your-face bravado, but she is really just a marshmallow inside. She has been crushing on Colt a long time, but has NEVER let on about her feelings until she has to distract him from blowing her cover. Then there is no turning back. BUT she has a reason why she has never approached Colt, or any other guy before, and when it all comes out, it's just heartbreaking.

Colt has loved and lost once. He has absolutely NO DESIRE to ever go through that again and Vivi's impulsiveness terrifies him. But it's her impulsiveness and zest for life with their investigations that snags him over and over. He doesn't want to be drawn to her, but he can't help it. I loved that he lost control when he's around her, even to the point of breaking the rules to keep her safe. That was a wonderful twist with his character and so well-written.

This entire series, so far, has been absolutely amazingly good!! Roxanne St. Claire is simply an wonderful writer. I cannot wait for more installments in the Guardian Angelinos series!! But while I am waiting, I am adding her other series, The BulletCatchers to my TBR pile!!!