Scent of Danger
Orig. Pub. Feb 2003
Re-issue Dec 2006
When Dylan Newport, a high-powered attorney for the company that manufactures C'est Moi -- the revolutionary fragrance that makes women irresistible to men -- finds his boss, Carson Brooks, shot and nearly dead, he sets out to fulfill what may be the billionaire CEO's last wish: to find out whether a business deal he made twenty-eight years ago to start his company also resulted in his fathering a child.
Dylan's search leads him to Sabrina Radcliffe, a brilliant management consultant who is shocked to learn her father's identity. Yet when she meets Carson face-to-face, there's an instant connection. His appointing her interim CEO is the opportunity of a lifetime, until she becomes the target of his enemies. As suspects -- and victims -- begin to pile up, Sabrina turns to Dylan and finds that their own perfect chemistry is kindling into soul-deep desire. But first they must confront an elusive adversary intent on destroying everything -- and everyone -- they cherish.
This is the first book I had ever read by Andrea Kane, and it left me wanting more. It’s rare these days when an author can finish a book and still leave you wanting more. I used to feel that way about LKH, but now when the library gets a new Andrea Kane I’m there baby!
Scent of Danger is a romantic suspense novel that delves into the cut throat world of business. In a nutshell, it revolves around Dylan Newport, a high-powered attorney, who finds his boss, Carson Brooks, shot and almost dead, and he sets out on what might be his bosses last wish: to find his biological child. His search leads him to Sabrina Radcliffe, a beautiful and brilliant management consultant who is shocked to learn her father’s identity. Yet when Dylan takes her back for a face-to-face with Carson, there is an instant connection between father and daughter. When Carson appoints her interim CEO she becomes the target of his enemies. As suspects – and victims – pile up, Sabrina turns to Dylan and finds that their own chemistry is perfect, kindling into soul-deep desire. But first they must confront an elusive adversary intent on destroying everything.
This book took almost no time to get through. Andrea Kane dragged me under her spell and I was lost in the world of Dylan and Sabrina. It isn’t as gritty or edgy as Twisted, but still it is a great ride as you try to uncover the identity of the killer. Now, although this book isn’t a demanding read, you do have to pay attention to the who’s and what’s so that you can follow the underlying subtext.
I loved Dylan and Sabrina’s relationship. Even more was the interaction between Carson and Sabrina’s mother. Having been an AI (artificial insemination) baby, Sabrina’s parents have never met. It was nice to see them as supportive of each other, and Sabrina. I’m not sure it would work like this in real life, but that’s why we have books isn’t it :-D
If you liked Kay Hooper’s Noah Bishop series, or Sharon Sala’s many books then this will be right up your alley. Try not to read it before going to sleep – it’s not conducive to a good night’s sleep – as you’ll have to stay up to finish it.