Review: Dangerous to Know and Love

Greetings from Brazil, fellow book lovers!!!

So I promised to post my review for Entwined with You and Beautiful Broken Rules, but first I’d like to post my Goodreads review of another book: Dangerous to Know and Love by Jane Harvey-Berrick.

This book was simply AMAZING! One of those you want to give a million stars…It was recommended for me by some of the members of one of my Facebook groups and I’m so glad I read it!

So…here we go:

5 stars

Stars: 5

Goodreads synopsis’:

Silence is only skin deep.

Nineteen year old Daniel Colton is the guy all the girls want to date, and the man all the guys want to be. Moody, with an explosive temper, closed off and sullen, he’s also beautiful, tatted in delicious ways, with a pierced eyebrow and spiky black hair. It’s rumoured he has piercings in other places, too. Is he really mad, bad and dangerous to know?

Daniel lives with his older brother, Zef, and their home is party central. You want drugs, a good time, liquor, no questions asked? Colton’s is the place to go.

When Daniel and good girl Lisanne Maclaine have to work together on an assignment, Lisanne finds there’s a lot more to the college’s bad boy than his reputation. He’s intelligent and funny and good company. And then she discovers his secret, why he’s so closed off to everyone, and determined to keep people at arms’ length. But being his secret-keeper is harder than she ever dreamed.

Recommended for readers 18+ due to sexual references and sex scenes, some coarse language, drug references and drug use.

My Review:

Well, I really have no words after finishing this book…it was absolutely amazing!
My heart broke for Daniel and he is just so inspiring. He has his flaws, of course, like anyone, but the way he is isn’t one of them.
Daniel Colton is very different from everyone’s stereotyped vision of him. With him we can learn that we can’t and mustn’t put anyone in a labeled box. Not everyone fits in the box we chose for them and this is not a bad thing. On the contrary, the feeling of belonging has nothing to do with being labeled “normal” and everything to do with being accepted and loved.
Daniel is an inspirational character and it’s impossible not to like him. He can push people apart but he also has so much to give! I just wanted to hug him and comfort him the whole book!
Lisanne, or LA, the leading female character, is just as wonderful as he is! It’s so great when two characters fit in with each other so much like they do. They really get one another. Daniel needed LA’s presence in his life so he could have the courage to fight an reach his full potential.
LA is perfect for him and she’s no a whining female character, just the opposite, she fights for what she believes and better yet she fights for Dan when even he can’t see that he has to fight.
Their relationship grew a lot and was great to see it growing. Daniel could have been so much different and so much like his brother Zef, but instead he chose to have a purpuse, to be a good student and a good person in general. LA handled him very well since the beging and it’s thanks to her that he can have a new family and so much love.

I don’t know if love cures it all and wasn’t love that cured Dan from his fears, among others, but it was because of Lisanne’s love that he became a more grounded person and that he got his hopes back!
There’s so much more I’d like to say about this book, but right now I can’t put it to words and I don’t want to spoil it.
I loved this book from the first word to the last, there was no loose ends here just pure writing perfection!

Thank you Jane Harvey-Berrick!!

XOXO

Carol

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14 responses to “Review: Dangerous to Know and Love

  1. Elmarie Parker

    Nice review! – halfway with it after seeing your recommendation earlier and loving it!

  2. Dw

    Great rev. I will be sure to like it on GR in a min or 2.
    BTW Should you like to “re-live” DtK&L through pix, you may be happy to know there is DtK&L FB FanPage; here is teh link if you are interested 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/DangerousToKnowLoveFanpage

  3. Glad you love it as much as i do and what a great review! Love ya babe!

  4. Oh wow! Thank you so, so much! Your review was wonderful and I’m just so happy that you ‘got’ the story. Thank you thank you thank you : ) jx

    • I feel so honored Jane!!! Not only for having the privilege of reading your amazing book, but also for you to post a comment about my review! I feel so happy to be able to talk with the authors of the awesome books I’m reading!!! Thank you again for writing it! 🙂

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