Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Review: I Dream of Danger (A Ghost Ops Novel) by Lisa Marie Rice

I Dream of Danger (Ghost Ops #2)
They are the Ghost Ops: a covert squad of super-elite soldiers. After their team was betrayed and massacred, the three surviving members went underground and built Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses. Now they're at a crossroads, facing a new threat capable of destroying everything they hold dear.

In the second book of Lisa Marie Rice's thrilling Ghost Ops series, the Haven team is faced with a new addition to their secret society-and a threat capable of destroying everything they hold dear.

When Nick Ross disappears from Elle Thomason's life, she is certain she'll never see the man she loves again—except in her dreams.

Ten years later, as a respected researcher breaking new ground in psychic phenomena, she sends a desperate call for Nick's help. One by one, her colleagues have started disappearing . . . and Elle knows she's next. An elite soldier, Nick never meant to hurt Elle, duty kept him away—and then she vanished. Now troubled by unusually vivid, disturbing dreams of Elle in danger, Nick will rescue the only woman he's ever wanted and bring her back with him to Haven. Though powerful men are after Elle and her special abilities, Nick will die before leaving her side again.
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Kat's Review
I have to admit, I love the premise of these books.  The stealth operators fighting for a cause, the brilliant women with more powers than they know how to handle, an epic love torn apart before it can ever really find its feet.  And I liked the book.  I just didn't love it. 
I've actually waited a bit to write this review because I can't quite put my finger on what it is that stopped me from loving it.  Perhaps it was the cliché of the virginal girl falling in love with the guy who sleeps with everything on two legs, or the fact she's the only one who can affect him, or that no one can hold a candle to him in the ten years they're apart.  I keep seeing this in books and I think the more I see it, the more it annoys me.  It takes away from the rest of the story for me.  Elle is so independent, so capable of taking care of herself and so accomplished that it's hard for me to imagine that there would have been no one to capture her attention after Nick left. 
Putting that aside, there is a lot to like about the book.  The subplot of the human experiments is interesting, and I'm curious to know where it's going in the next book.  I liked the supporting characters and want to know more about their world. 
This is why I'm a bit conflicted.  I enjoyed the read, but was frustrated by the jump in time with all those years missing, and I didn't quite buy that these guys on the run from the military were able to create the lair that they did without garnering any unwanted attention.  I guess there were just too many holes in the story for me to get lost in it.  That being said, it was an interesting enough read to hold my attention and I'm hoping for even better things to come with the next one. 
Rating: Worth a Look 
This book is a pretty interesting read, despite some of the issues I had with it.  The romance is hot, and there are definitely some steamy scenes between Nick and Elle.  This is the second in a series, so pick up the first book if you haven't yet and see what this series is all about.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from Edelweiss & the publisher in return for an honest review.

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