Book Review: Living Dangerously by Dee J. Adams

Living Dangerously by Dee J. AdamsTitle: Living Dangerously
Series: Adrenaline Highs, Book 4

Author: Dee J. Adams
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: review copy from publicist
Published: May 20, 2013 by Carina Press

Julie Fraser, Hollywood's newest "it" girl, arrives on the red carpet to more than just the flashes of the paparazzi's cameras. A sniper's shots leave her bleeding and in the line of fire. Her life would be over if it weren't for the bodyguard who comes to the rescue—taking a bullet in the process.

Troy Mills, a P.I. working undercover, couldn't stand by and watch an innocent woman die, but now he's torn. How can he tell her that he's not a bodyguard, but a P.I.? A P.I. hired to prove that Julie is sleeping with the movie producer he's pretending to protect.

When a second attempt is made on Julie's life, Troy realizes that keeping her safe is more important than any supposed affair. And in order to keep her safe, he'll have to keep her close. But desire and danger are hot on Julie's heels. Who could have guessed that protecting an A-list actress would not only put Troy's life in jeopardy, but his heart as well?

Why I Read this Book: The Adrenaline Highs series is on my auto-read list. I really hope Dee J. Adams continues writing this series.

What I Liked: Julie was a very likable celebrity character. She was not full of herself or conceded and she did not flaunt her celebrity status. She was a nice, well-respected, and very grounded person. She was also very perceptive, especially when it came to Troy, and I liked that things didn’t go right over her head. She was smart enough to figure out that something was going on.

Troy was an interesting character. I enjoyed watching his character grow. His past was a troubling one, full of sorrow, pain, and confliction. There was a very interesting twist there that caught me completely off guard, even though there were a few clues.

The mystery regarding who the villain turned out to be wasn’t too surprising but there was enough going on to keep things interesting.

What I Didn’t Like: Living Dangerously was fast-paced in the first half of the book but loss a bit of momentum at about the halfway mark. The lull was enough that I put down the book and it was days before I picked it back up again. But the pace picked back up again at about the 70-75% mark and I was unable to put down the book from that point on.

I wanted more closure where the villain was concerned.

Memorable Moments:

“Where would you like to start?” she asked.

He hooked his sunglasses in his T-shirt collar and looked at her. Whoa, he had the sexiest eyes, so dark and intense.

“Which way is the bedroom?”


“Sometimes you have to play dirty. When it’s life and death, there is no right and wrong.”

Overall Impression: Living Dangerously was a great celeb/commoner love story and a good blend of romance and suspense, with it being favored a little more on the romance side. I can only hope that the author continues writing this series, and that the next book is Abbey’s.

Brianna’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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Brianna’s reviews for other books in this series:
Dangerous Race, Book 1
Danger Zone, Book 2
Dangerously Close, Book 3

About Brianna: Supermom by day, naughty reader by night. Addicted to chocolate, Twitter, her iPad, her Kindle, and 99¢ Kindle deals. You can follow Brianna on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram.


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