Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dangerous Embrace by Dana Mason

Book Description:
Sarah Jennings wants nothing more than a quiet life—alone.
Raised by an eccentric mother, their life on the road only taught her how to run away from hard times. But when she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well. 
Now, back in her hometown, she's found a place she loves. She’s a first grade teacher, and with few friends and less family around, she has what she wants, a quiet life under the radar where she can be free of her past and live quietly. Finally comfortable in her own skin, she’s settled, and less fearful than she’s ever been in her life.
But it only takes one night and one act of violence for everything to change. Injured and afraid, Sarah wants to run again, but Mark Summors refuses to let her go.
Just when Sarah thinks she can have Mark and the life he promises, her past comes back to haunt her.
Mark Summors was born and raised in Santa Rosa. He married his high school sweetheart and never questioned his life, until he found his wife with another man.
Now divorced, he wants something more. He’s passionate about his job, he wants to protect people, and he devotes his life to it.
This time he’s protecting more than just another client, he’s protecting his future; at least, Sarah Jennings will be his future, once he convinces her she loves him.

My Thoughts:
This was a captivating book.  Sarah's life is a living nightmare at the moment and she has decided to flee from the person stalking her.  Mark is determined to protect Sarah and keep her safe no matter what.  Sarah has issues from her past that make it hard and maybe impossible to trust a man, no matter how good his intentions.  Mark has his own past but both of them have to look beyond their issues if Sarah is going to survive.
The author does a great job with her characters.  They are believable and not perfect...they have their issues to work through that are legitimate.  You feel Sarah's terror and lingering fear as she is feeling them, and you also feel Mark's determination to keep her safe.  The suspense is well written and the romance believable and not over the top.  It is well suited for the circumstances the characters are in.  Overall, great book. 
I rate this a 5/5.  Good suspense and I look forward to another good book from this author.
Thank you to Reading Addiction Blog Tours for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Thanks for the great review, Ashley! I'm glad you like Dangerous Embrace!