‘Dangerous Embrace’ (Embrace #1) by Dana Mason ✰✰✰✰✰


Sarah Jennings wants nothing more than a quiet life—alone.
Raised by an eccentric mother, their life on the road only taught her how to run away from hard times. But when she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well. 

Now, back in her hometown, she’s found a place she loves. She’s a first grade teacher, and with few friends and less family around, she has what she wants, a quiet life under the radar where she can be free of her past and live quietly. Finally comfortable in her own skin, she’s settled, and less fearful than she’s ever been in her life.

But it only takes one night and one act of violence for everything to change. Injured and afraid, Sarah wants to run again, but Mark Summors refuses to let her go.

Just when Sarah thinks she can have Mark and the life he promises, her past comes back to haunt her.

Mark Summors was born and raised in Santa Rosa. He married his high school sweetheart and never questioned his life, until he found his wife with another man.

Now divorced, he wants something more. He’s passionate about his job, he wants to protect people, and he devotes his life to it.

This time he’s protecting more than just another client, he’s protecting his future; at least, Sarah Jennings will be his future, once he convinces her she loves him.

My Casting

  • Mark
  • Sarah

Oh my goodness. That was pretty intense. This no-holds-barred romantic thriller really takes you on a rollercoaster of a journey.

Argh, I feel drained. It was so so good!!

Dangerous Embrace is fast paced from the get go, throwing you right into a chilling assault scene in the very first pages. So I knew from the beginning I was in for quite a ride, and I wasn’t wrong.

This is a story about a woman who has experienced more trauma than anyone can every imagine… the book deals with domestic violence, rape, miscarriage, assault, murder, stalking… the list is long and horrific.

“You can’t understand what it’s like to have the choice taken away, a man forcing himself on you. Not caring if you want or don’t want… and that powerlessness. Not being strong enough to stop – not having any control. It’s something that never goes away.”

The author write boldly about some very dark topics and the result is a bloodcurdling but gripping book! At 95% I thought my heart was going leap out of my chest, it was pounding so fast!

Our heroine, Sarah, is broken, terrified and living a poor excuse of a life. She’s sworn of men, love and any notion of having a family and she trusts nobody, building walls around herself that are impossible to penetrate.

“I handed him my heart, soul, and spirit on a silver platter and he crushed them into a million pieces.”

Enter Mark… our hero. And what a hero he is. If you like them over protective, a little bit controlling and so totally alpha male, you’ll love Mark! *swoons* He bulldozes his way into Sarah’s life and takes her problems onto his own shoulders…

“You should be able to have everything you want… you should be a mommy and a wife and you shouldn’t have to live with your life being threatened at every turn.”

And what happens in the meantime. Well of course, they fall in love. *big happy smiley face* Aww, he’s just so adorable with her. I defy any reader not to fall in love with him.

“I promise to always be here when you wake up.”

The only thing I would have changed… I would have loved an epilogue.

So with a whole heap of action, some seriously brutal scenes of violence, a hulking ex-police-officer, security professional, gorgeously hot hero and a beautiful love story, this is bound to be a hit. It kind of reminds me of a Kristen Ashley book, without the comedy. I highly recommend Dangerous Embrace!

“I love you Mark. You gave me my life back.”


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One Response to ‘Dangerous Embrace’ (Embrace #1) by Dana Mason ✰✰✰✰✰

  1. Dana Mason says:

    Thanks so much for the great review, Smitten! Love the photos. ❤

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