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  • Trade Paperback
  • 254 pages
  • Dangerous Grounds
  • Shelli Stevens
  • English
  • 27 September 2019
  • 1599989921

10 thoughts on “Dangerous Grounds

  1. Auntee Auntee says:

    Well, this book was well on it s way to a five star rating from me, but it just fell short of the mark because the ending was a little off for me But for sheer sexuality and eroticism, it rates a 5 Madison Phillips is a beautiful, 25 yr old rich girl, but determined to make it on her own After getting her MBA and living in Italy for a year, she returns home to Seattle to open up her very own espresso shop called Ooo La Latte, determined to make it a success Maddie s been trying to get over Well, this book was well on it s way to a five star rating from me, but it just fell short of the mark because the ending was a little off for me But for sheer sexuality and eroticism, it rates a 5 Madison Phillips is a beautiful, 25 yr old rich girl, but determined to make it on her own After getting her MBA and living in Italy for a year, she returns home to Seattle to open up her very own espresso shop called Ooo La Latte, determined to make it a success Maddie s been trying to get over being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, and figures it s past time to get back in the saddle again She thinks she needs a rebound romance , a guy who she can just use for sex and not have to worry about a relationship Now, where can she find a guy like that How about sexy cop Gabe Martinez Gabe s known as a love em and leave em type, never staying with one woman for very long, and never having a serious relationship Tall, dark, and handsome, and sexy as all get out, he s just what Maddie s looking for The fact that he s her older brother Eric s best friend and always thought of her as a little sister could make it tricky, but Maddie figures he s worth it Maddie sets out to seduce him, determined that he becomes her transition guy She uses all her best moves on him, but Gabe proves to be somewhat resistent to her charms He thinks sleeping with his best friend s sister is a bad idea, even though Maddie is one tempting package.Well, things between Maddie and Gabe soon come to a head, when Maddie is robbed and nearly killed by Seattle s notorious Espresso Bandit Although Gabe s last minute arrival saves Maddie from certain death, she also is in danger because she is the only one who can identify the Espresso Bandit Figuring she needs some kind of protection until the bandit is caught, Maddie s brother begs Gabe to watch over her, and she ends up staying with him at his place When the bandit makes an attempt on Maddie s life again, Gabe determines it s better to get Maddie out of town and in seclusion where it s safe He takes her to nearby Whidbey Island, and that s where the romance really takes off.Gabe does his best to resist Maddie, but he really doesn t stand a chance against her seductive powers of persuasion Soon their plan of using each other for sex without a relationship is laughable And once they get to Whidbey Island, it s clear that they were made for each other, even if they are each reluctant to admit it They open up to each other like they ve never done with anyone before, talking and revealing things about themselves that nobody else knows Their blossoming love is touching to see happening They spend romantic days and evenings together, getting to know each other intimately But while everything is like Paradise on Whidbey Island, a return to Seattle and what awaits them there threatens to destroy their new found romance Will the new found trust and love they feel for each other be enough to overcome all the obstacles in their path There was much to love about this book It hooked me from the start, was easy to read, and I had a hard time putting it down Although Maddie at first rubbed me the wrong way I found her a little spoiled, immature, and a bit of a ditz she even had a few TSTL moments , she soon grew on me I found her bold attempts to seduce Gabe, and the way he tried to resist her, almost comical I knew he wouldn t last long And when he finally gave in whew These two were red hot Lots and lots of erotic moments the lake, in front of the fireplace, the espresso shop and some very romantic ones too And Gabe I had no problem with him at all he was muy caliente He was protective, possessive, romantic and touchingly vulnerable at times.What I did have a little problem with was how Maddie treated Gabe after something very harrowing happened near the end of the story I just thought she was way too hard on him, and showed some immaturity I expected her to beforgiving and understanding After their stay on Whidbey Island, I felt like she was in love with Gabe But it seemed like she was waffling on her feelings for him, and that disappointed me I wanted her to commit to him totally, and she just didn t seem like she was 100% invested in the relationship.One other little thing bugged me Gabe often called Maddie mi vida , which is Spanish forwell, I won t reveal it But Maddie often wondered what it meant, but she never asked him or tried to find out on her own what it meant I kept waiting for the author to reveal Maddie realizing what it meant, but it never happened Just a minor annoyance, and certainly nothing to ruin this mostly very satisfying read If you re looking for a very erotic, yet romantic read, with mostly lovable characters who you can root for, you ll find it in Dangerous Grounds 4 1 2 stars


  2. Ladiibbug Ladiibbug says:

    1 Seattle Steam seriesA book featuring an expresso shop, a robber nicknamed The Expresso bandit, and a romance Sounded fine to me Meet Madison, our heroine and coffee shop owner, as she hopes Gabe, her older brother s best friend, hunky cop Gabe, will stop by for her Grand Opening Page 20 because she d made a point of looking ultra sexy today Low rise jeans showed off her tiny pink thong, if she happened to bend over, and a clingy black T shirt that read They re Real hugged her breasts 1 Seattle Steam seriesA book featuring an expresso shop, a robber nicknamed The Expresso bandit, and a romance Sounded fine to me Meet Madison, our heroine and coffee shop owner, as she hopes Gabe, her older brother s best friend, hunky cop Gabe, will stop by for her Grand Opening Page 20 because she d made a point of looking ultra sexy today Low rise jeans showed off her tiny pink thong, if she happened to bend over, and a clingy black T shirt that read They re Real hugged her breasts Yeah, that s what I d wear to a Grand Opening of my business too.Madison talking to Gabe about her new shop Page 21 Gabe Have you hired any employees Madison Sarah She s been a barista with Starbucks for three years She s a goddess at making expresso drinks Gabe Along with you, right Madison No, umm, not so much She waved her hand through the air in dismissal Until yesterday I d never made a latte in my life Hell, I could barely make a pot of coffee He blinked, seeming stunned by the news You don t know how to make an expresso And you re opening your own business Madison Will you please give me some credit, Gabe She rolled her eyes I ve downed a ton of the stuff Gabe Are you kidding me Madison I worked at that cafe in Italy for a year I saw them doing it I just never did it myself OK, after a year of enjoying sexy and erotic reads, I m now looking forplot and less sex This IS a Samhain book, so I should have expectedsex than plot My mistake But I had to quit reading at page 21 before I threw the book across the back yard at the fence.I d tag this book TSTL too slutty to live , and TDSTOYOB too damn stupid to open your own business.Yes, that was me yelling WTF happens if Sarah, the expresso goddess calls in sick, or quits How do you order supplies for your cafe IF YOU DON T KNOW WHICH INGREDIENTS GO INTO YOUR PRODUCTS


  3. ♥ WishfulMiss ♥ ♥ WishfulMiss ♥ says:

    Loved this opposites attract story Madison was a sweet but pampered princess and Gabriel was the alpha hottie with a giant chip on his shoulder, but together they brought out the best in each other The story was hot, sexy and had me laughing out loud a few times with Madison s goofy antics Yeah, I m talking about the microwave eggs and her idea of getting the drop on a burglar in her underwear That had be laughing so hard, I was getting weird looks at work, but it was worth it I love a go Loved this opposites attract story Madison was a sweet but pampered princess and Gabriel was the alpha hottie with a giant chip on his shoulder, but together they brought out the best in each other The story was hot, sexy and had me laughing out loud a few times with Madison s goofy antics Yeah, I m talking about the microwave eggs and her idea of getting the drop on a burglar in her underwear That had be laughing so hard, I was getting weird looks at work, but it was worth it I love a good laugh and this had some stellar moments of hilarity The story moved quickly and stayed on point It had some steamy love scenes and some great banter between the MCs I loved the fact that as Gabriel s best friend and Maddie s older brother, Eric didn t pull the usual stunt about warning his best friend from his sister He actually respected both of them and was up front about accepting a relationship between them That was refreshing to see There was one thing I could have done without, and that was the conflicting emotional signals Maddie throws Gabriel towards the end Her knee jerk reaction to feeling abandoned by Gabriel came off as selfish and immature Granted Gabe chose the worst time to leave her but Maddie acted like it was a crime that she had to save herself I didn t understand that It just rubbed me the wrong way that she couldn t beproud of herself for surviving, on her own Yeah, it would have been awesome if Gabe had burst in and helped her fight off the bad guy but to expect him to literally break the laws of physics to rescue her seemed far fetched and unfair Somehow, I think that could have somehow been written to show Maddie in a better light In the end though and once things get cleared up, it was a great ending to a spicy hot romance Safety Ages Gabriel is 31 and Maddie is 25.Neither are virgins There is slight OW drama view spoiler Maddie and Gabriel at first decide to keep their friends with benefits relationship a secret Eric s fiance tries to play match maker with her bridesmaid and Gabriel and this does cause some friction between the MCs hide spoiler No CheatingEnds with a HFN ending No Epilogue ARC provided for an honest review


  4. Chris C - A Midlife Wife Chris C - A Midlife Wife says:

    3.5 StarsI have to say it s not very often that I come across a character that I really dislike Unfortunately, in this story, Madison is definitely not on the top of my list.I know the author was trying to make her a strong, independent woman who knew exactly what she liked, but in reality she created a character who came off like a cocky, spoiled, inconsiderate, trampy girl.The good thing is, and the only thing that got me through this book, was Gabe A decidedly hot, kind, caring guy who gave 3.5 StarsI have to say it s not very often that I come across a character that I really dislike Unfortunately, in this story, Madison is definitely not on the top of my list.I know the author was trying to make her a strong, independent woman who knew exactly what she liked, but in reality she created a character who came off like a cocky, spoiled, inconsiderate, trampy girl.The good thing is, and the only thing that got me through this book, was Gabe A decidedly hot, kind, caring guy who gave up trying to resist Madison s over the top advances He became her protector and the object of a few sweaty moments of my own.While the author had a strong plot that was unique and well developed, I wish Madison would ve been a different type of woman We are given a great HEA but it wasn t without a lot of bumps in the road.With plenty of sexy hot moments in this read and the delicious specimen with the name of Gabe, this was a really good book I just didn t connect with Madison in the least And for that reason kind of soured my experience with this book a copy was received for review consideration


  5. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews says:

    I read Grounds for Seduction when it was originally released and I was looking forward to rereading this newly edited book The storyline is fast paced romance that blends drama and suspense.I liked the hero in the book , Gabe After a troubling childhood and adolescence Gabe realizes what s important He s dedicated himself to his family and friends Always looking to go the extra mile to protect those he loves.Especially keeping the Bro Code intact Never mess with your best friends little sis I read Grounds for Seduction when it was originally released and I was looking forward to rereading this newly edited book The storyline is fast paced romance that blends drama and suspense.I liked the hero in the book , Gabe After a troubling childhood and adolescence Gabe realizes what s important He s dedicated himself to his family and friends Always looking to go the extra mile to protect those he loves.Especially keeping the Bro Code intact Never mess with your best friends little sister.In this case, the little sister Maddie doesn t understand that rule She s awfully feisty and eager to get Gabe to notice her I found her judgment to be a little off at times She means well but she comes across a bit harsh She s also wishy washy wanting Gabe then pushing him away I thought Gabe deserved better.The book leaves us with a happy for now ending I m glad these two were able to put aside their differences and make it work.Review copy provided for a voluntary review


  6. Kathrynn Kathrynn says:

    What a neat modern day, erotic book Nicely written with style I will look forby this author The book wasn t just about SEX In the beginning, it wasa hot book than erotica, but things did pick up to earn it the bump up to erotica It does not go into detail every time the couple has sex There is a viable threat to Maddie with the Espresso Bandit He is robbing businesses and is a cold blooded killer Maddie came from a very affluent family and decided to open her own Coffee Shop What a neat modern day, erotic book Nicely written with style I will look forby this author The book wasn t just about SEX In the beginning, it wasa hot book than erotica, but things did pick up to earn it the bump up to erotica It does not go into detail every time the couple has sex There is a viable threat to Maddie with the Espresso Bandit He is robbing businesses and is a cold blooded killer Maddie came from a very affluent family and decided to open her own Coffee Shop I thought the author did an excellent job growing her character Maddie was spoiled her first car was a Lexus ate out for almost every meal, etc She didn t even know how to make a latte and had to rely on the skills of her one employee I felt another book there with Sarah and Brian That wasstrange and it almost made the book silly, but it allowed her character to develop.Gabe, police officer and best friend to Maddie s brother, Eric, has known Maddie since she was a kid He was 6 years older than her and when he recognized Maddie as a grown, beautiful woman he fought hard with himself to keep his hands off her for the sake of his friendship with Eric Gabe is a love em and leave em kinda guy He has some character conflict poor familyother things.Maddie puts the moves on Gabe BIG TIME She wants to use him as her rebound lover after ending a long relationship After, she is robbed by the Espresso Bandit and almost killed he becomes her bodyguard and the sparks fly Excellent sexual tension The ending got a little hokey for me and that s all I ll about that


  7. Ann has a dirty mouth Ann has a dirty mouth says:

    To be honest, I have no idea why this book is reviewed so highly, as it is easily the worst romance novel I have read this year Our protaganist, Maddie, is a rich and beautiful 25 year old woman She goes to Italy and falls in love with espresso to the point where she will no longer drink regular coffee, and decides to open her own coffee shop back in Seattle Two problems 1 She never learned how to make coffee and burns every espresso shot she makes Her coffee is unpalatable and everyone sp To be honest, I have no idea why this book is reviewed so highly, as it is easily the worst romance novel I have read this year Our protaganist, Maddie, is a rich and beautiful 25 year old woman She goes to Italy and falls in love with espresso to the point where she will no longer drink regular coffee, and decides to open her own coffee shop back in Seattle Two problems 1 She never learned how to make coffee and burns every espresso shot she makes Her coffee is unpalatable and everyone spits it out 2 The violent Espresso bandit is robbing and murdering coffee shop workers Yes, seriously, the Espresso bandit To me, I started to lose it when I realized that the villian was a Scooby Doo level MacGuffin I mean, if you can take the Espresso bandit seriously as a stalker bent on murdering coffee shop workers, not merely an oportunistic bandit, you may like this book better than I do Our hero, Gabe, seems like a sweet normal guy A lot is made of the fact that he is a blue collar cop, and Maddie is a rich princessy type girl He is, for some reason, able to deal with Maddie being spoiled, selfish and dumb as well as the most sexually forward woman I have read about in a romance novel in quite some time Not that there is anything necesarily wrong with that, but combined with her rich entitled attitude it makes it seem like she is the sort of girl who wants an Oompa Loompa and wants one NOW Not the sort of person I would want to hang out with in real life and not the sort I enjoyed reading about The sex scenes were fun, but the rest of the book was just strange an unpleasant as Maddie s burned coffee Some people must like it because it is insanely well reviewed here on Goodreads though To each their own I guess


  8. D.G. D.G. says:

    One of my biggest pet peeves in romance is when one of the main characters doesn t take No for an answer Usually, it s the guy who has that problem but here is the woman The hero clearly says no but then she takes her clothes off and jumps on his lap Then when the guy gets her off but refuses to go all the way, she gets mad at him Can you freaking believe this Note to women respect goes both ways Just because a man gets an erection DOES NOT mean that he would or should have sex with you One of my biggest pet peeves in romance is when one of the main characters doesn t take No for an answer Usually, it s the guy who has that problem but here is the woman The hero clearly says no but then she takes her clothes off and jumps on his lap Then when the guy gets her off but refuses to go all the way, she gets mad at him Can you freaking believe this Note to women respect goes both ways Just because a man gets an erection DOES NOT mean that he would or should have sex with you If he says no, it s NO No matter that you think his reasons are silly It s his body and he is the ONLY one who has the right to decide what to do with it.DNF


  9. Susan (susayq ~) Susan (susayq ~) says:

    This was a nice way to spend my day Gabe and Madison have known each other for years He s her brother s best friend So, when Madison decides she needs a rebound fling, she picks Gabe cause he s hot and she knows him gabe resists for a while, but he realizes Madison is just the woman he needs, all while protecting her from a robber who is out to kill her.I LOVED the action and the Espresso Bandit plot It was great And the conclusion to it had me cheering What I didn t love was Madison Now This was a nice way to spend my day Gabe and Madison have known each other for years He s her brother s best friend So, when Madison decides she needs a rebound fling, she picks Gabe cause he s hot and she knows him gabe resists for a while, but he realizes Madison is just the woman he needs, all while protecting her from a robber who is out to kill her.I LOVED the action and the Espresso Bandit plot It was great And the conclusion to it had me cheering What I didn t love was Madison Now, don t get me wrong I liked her, but she was the one in pursuit of Gabe Even after he told her no She just came on a little strong for my liking She may not bother others, so don t like my feelings persuade you in any way Gabe was hot He was sort of broody and he was a good guy thanks to IndieSage PR for sharing a copy of this with me


  10. Bette Hansen Bette Hansen says:

    Rarely do I come across characters in books that I dislike so much that it completely ruins the story for me but the h of this one Madison Phillips is one such character I love a strong confident female character that s not afraid to go after what she wants However, Maddy is over the top with her sexual aggression towards Gabe Martinez Even though Gabe is attracted to her, Maddy is his best friend s sister and he s reluctant to let anything happen He s especially reluctant when he becomes co Rarely do I come across characters in books that I dislike so much that it completely ruins the story for me but the h of this one Madison Phillips is one such character I love a strong confident female character that s not afraid to go after what she wants However, Maddy is over the top with her sexual aggression towards Gabe Martinez Even though Gabe is attracted to her, Maddy is his best friend s sister and he s reluctant to let anything happen He s especially reluctant when he becomes concerned for her safety against the expresso bandit A thief who is targeting coffee shops like the one Maddy owns.The story isn t bad although slightly silly at times but I couldn t get past the characters to really enjoy it


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Dangerous Grounds❰EPUB❯ ✵ Dangerous Grounds Author Shelli Stevens – Thomashillier.co.uk Something s hot in Seattle, and it s not just the espresso The Seattle Steam series Madison s needs are simple All she wants are two things Make Ooo La Latte the newest trend in espresso, and seduce t Something s hot in Seattle, and it s not just the espresso The Seattle Steam series Madison s needs are simple All she wants are two things Make Ooo La Latte the newest trend in espresso, and seduce the sexiest cop in Seattle But things aren t going exactly as planned First, Gabe s a little hung up on the fact that she s his best friends little sister, and he s determined to keep his hands off Second, her shop gets robbed by the increasingly violent Espresso Bandit, and now she s the only one who can identify him Gabe whisks her into hiding for her own protection, but soon finds his heart is under assault by the luscious and persistent Madison But no matter where they hide, danger follows On such Dangerous Grounds, the trick will be to live long enough to keep the flame alive.


About the Author: Shelli Stevens

Shelli is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author who read her first romance novel when she snatched it off her mother s bookshelf at the age of eleven One taste and she was forever hooked It wasn t until many years later that she decided to pursue writing stories of her own By then she acknowledged the voices in her head didn t make her crazy, they made her a writerShelli is a true pluviophile lover of rain and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two daughters She writes various genres of romance, but is most known for her contemporary series such as Marshal Ranch, The McLaughlins, and A is for Alpha She s a compulsive volunteer, and has been known to spontaneously burst into song.