Saturday, April 16, 2011

Book review: Face of Danger by author Roxanne St Claire

Face of Danger is the third installment in Roxanne St Claire's hot new series "The Guardian Angelino's". I got a bit lucky when i heard thru the Internet grapevine that Barnes and Noble was shipping this book early. It doesn't come out until April 26th but i was able to order it last Friday and it showed up on my doorstep yesterday so naturally i already read it. I got started reading Roxanne's work back over a year ago when i stumbled upon her at in one of their fun authors chat rooms. I was intrigued by what i heard and ran out to the library the next day to see if they had any of her Bullet Catcher series books. It didn't take but a few chapters of her first Bullet Catchers book to hook me and I've been a fan since. I didn't expect to be disappointed in this new book and i wasn't! This one i think is my favorite so far of the three although I've loved them all. My favorite genre as I've said before is romantic suspense right now and Roxanne St Claire certainly knows her way around that particular genre. Below is the back cover blurb for Face of Danger.

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.

Love how the characters in this book Colton (Lang) and Vivi are brought to life. You get to see them in the other books but here they get to shine on their own. It's their story. You get a smidgen of Gabe in there and Chessie she's a little stingy of the giving the rest of the family a spot in this book lol. I do love my glimpse's of past and future characters and there is a surprise appearance by a bullet catcher at the end that i loved. Colton and Vivi both have some tough personal hurdles to get past in this book not to mention the case they find themselves involved in together. Vivi snags herself a huge client for a payoff of a cool million  dollars she only has to be a decoy for a famous actress who may or may not be the target of a serial killer dubbed The Red Carpet Killer. Vivi signs a agreement she won't tell anyone that she not Cara the actress she's doubling for. Thing is 5 minutes into the assignment she comes face to face with one Colton Lang FBI special agent in charge. She's worked with Colton a lot so he knows her very well. She's got to try and either make him believe she's Cara or make sure he doesn't give her away since she was told someone would be watching and listening to her every move. Things get crazy right from the start when she gets attacked and get crazier from there.  There's alot more going on than the  possibility of a  Red Carpet Killer. This story has many twists and turns and surprises. When you read this see if you can figure out who the blue eyes muscle man is before it's revealed towards the end. lol Now that I've warned you might think a little harder than i did ( which was not much at all) and figure it out.  Vivi is such a strong person you'd never think she has personal demons but because of Colton she decides she needs to face them once and for all and then maybe Colton can face his too. There is some emotional stuff and funny stuff and suspenseful stuff with plot twists you won't see coming. Your kept guessing right til the end. I loved it right down to the ending. Ready for the next one please! Great series. I give Face of Danger 5 out of 5 Modokker book Pick stars!! You can read more about this  on Roxanne St. Claire's website including a excerpt and the other books in this series by clicking here. PS there is also a short story prequel to this series on her website under the free reads heading.


  1. Man, this one looks really good, I may have to read it next!

  2. Sarah have you read the first two Sarah? You need to read in order for the best effect lol Oh and the prequel on the website.