Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dangerous to Know and Love‏ + Giveaway

 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.

~Jodie Rae's Review~

I rate Dangerous to Know and Love Five Leaves! Let's talk about Jane Harvey-Berrick for a few seconds. She is probably one of my favorite authors. The first books I read by her were The Education of Sebastian and The Education of Caroline. I loved those two books; they were just amazing. (check them out... NOW) I fell in love with Sebastian in a matter of minutes, but I think Daniel from Dangerous to Know and Love might have just beat out Sebastian.

There is a HUGE twist that deals with Daniel! This review is going to be very difficult for me to write without spilling the twist, but here we go folks! I could connect with Daniel for so many reasons.  I know and understand his anger and his angst in life. I felt this book was written from my point of view! I have never really had a huge connection with a book character, but this was an amazing experience. Lisanne cared and supported Daniel through his most troubling time. The story is told from third person POV centered on Daniel and Lisanne. I've said this time and time again. I love the first person POV, but Dangerous to Know and Love was meant to be told in third person.  Because of this writing technique, I felt so connected to both main characters.

Daniel has the bad boy exterior with the tattoos, piercings, and motorcycle, but deep down he is just misunderstood.  He hasn't been dealt with the best cards in life. He uses the superficial, societal, stereotype of the bad boy to form a tough exterior. Throughout life, we see and hear others stereotype individuals for acting a certain way or appearing different than the "norm". Lisanne is the sweet, virgin girl-next-door. As the reader, you will enjoy watching her transition from a young, naive girl to a strong, matured lady.

I have to mention how much I LOVED how long this book was! I crave for books that are more than 250 pages! I was so sad when the story ended; I wanted another 100 pages just for the heck of it!
Having read the epilogue, I am hoping there might be more to Daniel and Lisanne's story. 

Just a few more moments, Jane? ;-)

~Casting for Daniel & Lisanne ~

~About the Author~  

Jane Harvey-Berrick is a writer of adult and young adult novels.
Laughter, love, lust, thrillers, fantasy and romance – and her trademark humour.

For as long as she can remember, Jane Harvey-Berrick wanted to write. Perhaps it was growing up in Alderley Edge in England, well known for its mystery and folklore, which sparked her imagination as a young girl.
As a child, Jane’s talent did not go unnoticed by those around her, with her skill for writing first noted by her schoolteacher at the tender age of five. Jane went on to complete an English Literature degree from the University of Birmingham, later moving to London for work.
Initially unsure of the best avenue to channel her love of writing, it took a brush at journalism, teaching and copywriting for Jane to find her true calling in penning non-fiction novels for a variety of genres.
Inspired by the personal stories of those around her, it’s the everyday encounters that provide Jane with some of her greatest ideas. It’s often from a simple discussion overheard in the train, or in a café, that Jane can craft an engaging story and develop complex, relatable characters.
Jane has a soft English accent, and a subtlety to her voice that draws you in just as effectively as her novels. With such a sweet and engaging character, her sharp wit and subtle cheekiness can catch you by surprise.
Despite her warm nature, Jane doesn’t give too much away, choosing instead to reveal more about herself through her stories. Her passion for her novels is undeniable; Jane happily admits that she loses herself in her characters and is wholly absorbed in their world. Whether a thriller, fantasy or adult romance novel, it’s her ability to take the reader with her on these journeys that makes it impossible to put her books down.
Although well travelled, Jane is a true homebody. She relishes her morning coffee with her husband John, and often finds her greatest epiphanies occur during her daily walks on the beach with Pip, their Jack-Russell terrier.
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