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Dangerous Ground [Kindle Edition]

Josh Lanyon
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Special Agents for the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt have been partners and best friends for three years, but everything changed the night Taylor admitted the truth about his feelings for Will. But it's complicated...

Taylor agreed to a camping trip in the High Sierras -- despite the fact that he hates camping -- because Will wants a chance to save their partnership. But the trip is a disaster from the first, and things rapidly go from bad to worse when they find a crashed plane and a couple of million dollars in stolen money.

With a trio of murderous robbers trailing them, Will and Taylor are on dangerous ground, fighting for their partnership, their passion...and their lives.

Followed by Old Poison.

(This 36K+ novella was previously published by Loose Id Publishing)

Product Details

  • File Size: 319 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Just Joshin (April 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous Ground by Josh Lanyon November 11, 2012
By Elisa
Format:Kindle Edition
The book begins abruptly: Will and Taylor are hiking and arguing. They are FBI special agents and Taylor is recovering from a shooting and they have taken a vacation. Taylor resents Will for something, we at first don't understand and Will wants both to take care of Taylor but also hit him to instill some common sense in him.

Little by little we understand that other than partners they are also friends and maybe something more: both Will than Taylor are gay, but between them there wasn't nothing more than teasing and glaring until the last fatal night, the night before Taylor's accident. And then there wasn't a right moment to face the argument, until now: in the open space of mountains all seem to be free from restrain, words and thoughts. And Will and Taylor seem to not be able to do other than yell to each other and offend each other.

When they only want to understand how they can go on or move on on their relationship, real world interposes between them, in the guise of a cold case: a robbery to a casino, ended with the lost of the spoil. And now the thieves want it back.

The book is not very long, little more than 100 pages, but I think it's more sexy than previous Josh Lanyon's books. There is actually only one real sex scene, and it's hot, but since as I said the book is not very long, and the building tension that promises the real scene and the simmering ashes that follow are both long and detailed, the scene is the apex of the book. And it's also very good, very... erotic.

Taylor and Will are both strong characters. I think this is the real problem: they fear to give a chance to their relationship since both fear to lose independency and the alpha male role in the match.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dangerously Good! June 28, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read several books by Josh Lanyon. What sets him apart from other authors in this genre is that he writes about real people with real emotions. In fact, I read his books for the characters he creates, not for the plots. Lanyon has a control over writing that is not that easy to achieve. His narratives maintain the proper tone at all times. Yet, the words are never stilted or out of place to the characters or the situation being written about. I've never encountered any stereotypical writing in any of his books.

Dangerous Ground is the first in this series. It is a short piece I read in one sitting. Yet, it left me longing for much more material that explores these characters' lives. Lanyon is one of the best genre writers I've ever come across. This book is one of his best efforts. I highly recommend anything he writes. You will be treated to fine writing, likeable and believable characters and excellent storytelling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting beginning to a new series October 25, 2010
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I liked the writing, Will and Taylor, their hiking adventure and their romance. It was short, but everything was there: where the characters came from, where they were and finally where they were going.

I never thought watching someone trying to find the most comfortable position to get to sleep could be so sexy.

On to the sequel!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Creative Deeds Reads Review September 1, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a short, sweet, freebie that I picked up, but it was one of those short stories that wasn’t lacking. It was also one of the best ‘friends to lovers’ books that I've read for a while.

Taylor and Will planned a get-away to sort out their ‘relationship’ and they got a lot more than they bargained for. It seems that they can’t stay far from danger even when they are off duty.

I liked the interactions between these two. The romance was inevitable, but there was always the question of whether they were just trying to get it ‘out of their system’ or if there was really something there. I liked the fact that the POV switched back and forth – for a lot of reasons.

This was a great introduction to the series and gave me just enough time with these two characters to realize that I wanted more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book October 31, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book - awesome characters, great story, wonderful writing. Josh Lanyon is one of the best.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Having your partner's back August 18, 2014
By Deirdre
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this as fireworks went off very loudly outside on the evening of July 4th 2009. It was in the anthology paperback entitled HOSTAGES. I wasn't quite sure at first what was going on. After the confusion was lifted the story got better. This was a different storyline from what I'd been reading - this involved gay federal agents - partners and friends - not lovers. But after being wounded one of their feelings change...There is action suspense danger an awakening and a second chance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is my favorite book out of the DG series July 7, 2014
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Series/Standalone: book one - can be read alone
HEA/HFN: yes
Relatable characters: yes
Non-Con: none
Violence: medium
Sensuality level: low-medium
Well written/editor needed: well written
Would I re-read?: I've read this multiple times and will continue to read it over and over again.
Personal thoughts: This is my favorite book out of the DG series. I love it to pieces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story!!! April 29, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This was just what I needed. A story that jumped right into the action. No big build up, right down to the problem at hand. Taylor wants Will, and Will wants Taylor. But Will does not want to get involved because for one, he does not want to ruin their partnership or friendship. And two he is a commitment type and knows that Taylor is anything but.

So why was it just what I needed. Well cause these two are comfortable with each other. They have spent years watching each others backs. They are best friends who share so much history. So no angst right? Well talking that step from friends to lovers is a scary thing. Will fights it for reasons he thinks are valid. And Taylor dealing with so much already is ready to walk away.

Throw in three criminals trying to get rid of them, well that makes this book so good. The angst is right where it needs to be to keep you on the edge of your seat. It's a fast pace book that when it ends will leave you wanting more. I am a Josh Lanyon fan and I promise you I will be reading the rest of this series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid
This is short but it's a complete story with character development, interesting storyline, and as always with Josh Lanyon books, extremely well written.
Published 6 months ago by Andreams
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Great story , wish it was longer but I will definitely buy the rest of the Series. Action, romance and great characters, recommended !
Published 8 months ago by lea
4.0 out of 5 stars A good start to the series
Though I felt a bit like I came in 20 my minutes late to the movie, when the story started, I thoroughly enjoyed it once I in there. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jewel Cardwell
3.0 out of 5 stars Not published April 2012
I feel bad giving this 3 stars, because my gripe is not truly the authors fault. I like this book, probably about 4 stars worth. My problem? I purchases this book in Jan 2012. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mal
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it in one sitting
I really liked this story and actually wish it was longer. I fell in love with the characters and did buy the sequel because of it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Avid Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Beginning
I really enjoyed this story. Another great beginning for what, I'm sure, will be another fantastic series by Josh Lanyon. Read more
Published 20 months ago by CCDuke
4.0 out of 5 stars Took a while but this one soon had me flying!
Once this one got going it was really very good - but the whole first 30% I felt like I got dropped into a story in the middle. Read more
Published 22 months ago by AlexJouJou
5.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous Ground -Josh Lanyon
The first of the Dangerous Ground Series, the beginning of adventures that will make you want to finish the entire series in one sitting. Mr. Read more
Published 22 months ago by K. C. Fraser
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More About the Author

A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including the Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction and a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Mystery. Josh is also the author of the definitive M/M writing guide Man, Oh Man: Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks and Ca$h.

Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist -- and lives in Los Angeles, California.

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