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Up Close and Dangerous
Up Close and Dangerous
Author: Linda Howard
A mysterious plane crash... a dangerous trek through the Idaho wilderness... a smoldering attraction... and a deadly game of cat and mouse. In her latest tour de force of romantic suspense, New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard blends these elements into a gripping story that will keep readers breathless -- and leave them begging for mo...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345486530
ISBN-10: 0345486536
Publication Date: 4/29/2008
Pages: 347
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 313 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Branded as a gold-digging tramp, Bailey Wingate is used to being ostracized by people that don't even know her. Cam Justice is no exception. It was bad luck that put Cam in the pilot's seat of the plane that would take her to Denver. So excited to get away on vacation, even Cam can't dampen Bailey's mood.

Cam Justice prefers not to have contact with Bailey Wingate. Pegging her as an Ice Queen, Cam has turned all of Bailey's flights over to his partner, Bret. Only Bret being violently ill could ever make Cam fly Bailey anywhere. That's exactly what happens and Cam finds himself enclosed in a small jet with the Ice Queen herself.

When their plane goes down, Cam realizes that his very survival depends on the woman he despises. Cam soon comes to see that there is more to Bailey Wingate that meets the eye. When they both find that the plane was deliberately brought down, Bailey knows exactly who wants her dead. Both her and Cam are determined to get back to Seattle to prove it.

Up Close and Dangerous is not Linda Howard at her best. While this was an entertaining book, it wasn't what I've come to expect from a Howard novel. I enjoyed the story of Cam and Bailey and how they had to set aside personal feelings so they could stay alive. Howard did a really good job of showing how fast things can change when your survival depends on another person.
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Helpful Score: 3
I absolutely loved this book!

The storyline was well thought out, the heroine strong but realistic with a vulnerable side, the hero is a take charge kind of guy who you instantly love and then there's the WHOPPER of a surprise ending! You won't be sorry you read this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
One of my favorite books - I loved the characters, the love story, the mystery - the whole thing! Almost ruined my vacation because I couldn't get my nose out of this book. Terrific.
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Helpful Score: 2
Hard to put down. Quick easy reading and decent main characters.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you want a fun mystery/thriller, get this book.

A plane crash, survival in the wilderness with two people that don't really like each other. How they survive and what happens to their relationship is a fun read.

I recommend this book, it's a page turner.
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When Bailey Wingate gets in a charter plane with Cam Justice, a pilot she dislikes, she has no idea how useful the camping items she has packed for the water rafting trip she was flying to will be necessary. On the other hand, Cam has no idea that the woman he is flying to Denver will save his life, even though he thinks she is a spoiled gold digger. When the plane crashes in the snowy mountains, both of their lives change forever. This is a very enjoyable survival story.
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I did enjoy the story, but got a little bogged down in the survival details. Overall it was entertaining, but by no means her best book.
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romance, trust, suspense--hard to put down, easy to read