Flirting with Disaster Mass Market Paperback – Nov 4 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
By the end of this smart, deliciously satisfying tale, the third in Graves's DeMarco brothers series (Wild at Heart, etc.), readers will wish they were part of the loud, loving DeMarco clan. The family's easy camaraderie and natural protectiveness add charm to this story, which focuses on single father Dave. When Dave learns that former bad girl Lisa Merrick died in a plane crash while on a humanitarian mission in Mexico, he's staggered. But as it turns out, Lisa is still alive, which Dave learns when she phones him to cash in on an old promise. Dave drops everything and travels to the wilds of Mexico to rescue her, only to be drawn into a web of counterfeit drug smuggling spun by a corrupt doctor who's bent on silencing Lisa. Coincidentally, while Dave and Lisa struggle to flee Mexico and forge a relationship (which is complicated by the guilt Dave suffers over his wife's death), Lisa's widower friend Adam is forced to cope with memories of his own wife in order to begin anew with someone else. Graves manipulates the reader too often with the ostensible deaths of major characters, but there's no question that she knows how to create suspense; she's the master of the cliffhanger chapter ending. What sets this novel apart from its peers, however, is not the suspense but the characters and their witty, warm-hearted interactions.
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About the Author
Jane Graves received a B.A. in professional writing in 1978, but several years passed before she pursued her dream of becoming a novelist. In 1999 she was a finalist for Romance Writers America’s Golden Heart award, which led to the publication of her first book. Flirting with Disaster is her seventh contemporary romance novel. Jane lives in Texas with her husband of twenty years.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Cop Dave DeMarco the calm, logical on of the family, is having issues with his job. His brothers think Dave needs to get a life since it has been several years since his wife died, leaving him to raise a daughter alone. During the middle of the night he gets a phone call from a woman from his past, Lisa Merrick.
Lisa Merrick is doing what she always wanted to do, fly a plane. She is on a mission to bring docs to a remote Mexican village. Lisa discovers some major illegal activity and is almost killed in the process. She turns to her high school friend Dave for help.
As Dave and Lisa fight to escape the people that want to silence them forever. They realize the spark of attraction they felt for each other in high school has grown into something stronger. But first they have to get back home alive and overcome the past.
Flirting with disaster is a must read, its fast-paced and sexy. Dave and Lisa literally draw sparks when they are together.
I am so glad a good friend recommended this author to me. I can't wait for the next story.
FLIRTING WITH DISASTER is the third book of DeMarco's family, which starts with I GOT YOU BABE (John's story) and WILD AT HEART (Alex's story), and it is definitely getting better. The story is packed with great suspense, action, and darn good-hot-and-sizzling romance, that includes a "hot and sexy way to enjoy tequila" scene. Secondary characters are also well written.
Definitely one of my all time favorites. I can't wait to read the next book coming out next year, which will be about Sandy DeMarco, entitled LIGHT MY FIRE.
It's suspense-filled and takes you on an action packed trip from Texas to Mexico and back. It's not hard to picture each location, and after reading this one, I think I just might like to spend the days around and after Halloween in Mexico!
If the action and suspense aren't enough for you, there's plenty of romance in this one. It's definitely hot and sizzling, but touching and delightful at the same time.
Both the primary and secondary characters pull you in from the get go, and as a bonus - you get to be reacquainted with John and Alex DeMarco - not a bad deal at all! This family could be your neighbors and the interaction among them is as real as it gets.
Be prepared to be blown away! It's a page turner that you won't want to put down. Thanks for the journey!
Dave DeMarco is a wounded hero who carries a secret guilt about his dead wife and their marriage, guilt that interferes with his life and his job. Lisa Merrick is a woman whose childhood has defined the woman she is today--tough, smart, and independent.
The plot is riveting, with twists and turns that will make you wonder if the characters will survive until the end of the story. The secondary characters have problems of their own, but Graves has you pulling for them from the moment they're introduced. And the setting lends itself to the danger, corruption, and greed that drives the villains.
I loved Flirting with Disaster. Now I'm going to have to go back and find the other DeMarco brothers' books so I can catch up on this engaging family.
Most recent customer reviews
Flirting with Disaster by Jane Graves was a lot of fun. I enjoy stories of this nature. This was my first Jane Graves book, and it won't be my last. I like this writer.Published on April 4 2004 by Kathy Whit
Dave DeMarco lost his wife 4 years ago in an auto accident. Even though he was in love with Lisa Merrick in high school, he married Carla (you'll find out the reasons why in the... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2004 by mahikahn
If you're new to the Jane Graves experience, you're in for a treat. Plots that twist and turn, none of the stale, overdone same-ole. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2004 by Jana DeLeon
"He was the man she couldn't have....She was the woman he couldn't forget."
"On a humanitarian mission to fly doctors to a remote village in Mexico, pilot Lisa... Read more
Ms. Graves' book Flirting With Disaster is a great page turner, which thrills the heart and emotions each step of the way from Texas to Mexico and back again. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2003 by Amazon Customer
FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, Jane Graves latest release from Ballentine, is listed as a contemporary romance, but if this isn't romantic suspense, not much else qualifies. Read morePublished on Dec 3 2003
Romance, Action, Danger, Suspense....This book has it all! I LOVED it!!! This is my first book by author, Jane Graves, and it's going on the collector's shelf. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2003 by B. Deese
Jane Graves has done it again with her latest page-turner "Flirting With Disaster." It's a fast-paced read, that gets you hooked from the beginning and keeps you... Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2003 by Katherine