Dangerous Pasts

Moira Callahan
Dangerous Pasts
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Evernight Publishing
Release Date
January 2015
Book 5 of C&M Security
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

The past should remain where it belongs, in the past.

Chandra Devons has a checkered past, one she's not prepared to discuss with anyone. She's happy with how her life is now, including the very sexy FBI agent in the spotlight of all her fantasies. But she knows it's only a matter of time before he starts to ask questions.

Special Agent Zachary Parker of the FBI knows when someone is hiding something, and the woman in his life is most definitely keeping secrets. While this normally wouldn't be an issue, just part of the intrigue of the opposite sex, he has the distinct impression her secrets could end up haunting them both. When Chandra is kidnapped by an unknown group, Zachary will do anything necessary to ensure she doesn't succumb to her dangerous past.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Apr 19, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
157 people found the following review helpful
When two secretive government agents meet up, fireworks are bound to happen.

Former CIA agent Chandra Devons has survived capture, torture and almost death, promptly resigning from the agency after being rescued. Now, she uses her linguistic talents at C&M Security. FBI Special Agent Zach Parker is drawn to Chandra, and given that her past is hidden, he's intrigued by her even more. But the past very rarely stays buried for long, as Chandra and Zach find out when her CIA identity is uncovered and she faces down a new set of captors.

DANGEROUS PASTS is the fifth offering in the C&M Security series and the first one I've read. The book started off a little confusing at times, I wasn't sure what was happening and why I should care. Perhaps if I had read prior books in the series, there may have been backstory information on Chandra and Zach that made me give a shit about this couple. However there was nothing in the beginning of this story that made me want to get to know them.

The book progressively got worse. The forced, formal dialogue and lack of even the basic of connection between Chandra and Zach was disappointing. Speaking of Zach, his name switched to Zachary repeatedly, and not just in a sentence or two when someone is speaking to him. A quick search showed 79 Zach's and 59 Zachary's, and if there's one thing I can not stand is inconsistency in books. Ms. Callahan couldn't seem to decide which name she wanted, switching back and forth from one sentence to the next, and while once or twice I can see, this was just too much.

Chandra's unemotional EVERYTHING drove me nuts and made me dislike her immensely almost right away. Zach, for a badass FBI agent, seemed kinda scared of Chandra. Grow a pair, brah! The suspense was short-lived and rather blah, though it did add a slight infusion of life support for a book close to being DOA.

Bottom Line: With some editing and rewrites for added excitement of any sort, DANGEROUS PASTS may be a better book, but as it is, it may bring on an early bedtime.
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