Book Reviews of Up Close and Dangerous

Up Close and Dangerous
Up Close and Dangerous
Author: Linda Howard
ISBN-13: 9780345486530
ISBN-10: 0345486536
Publication Date: 4/29/2008
Pages: 347
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 310 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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
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: 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: 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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Helpful Score: 2
Hard to put down. Quick easy reading and decent main characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
I had a hard time putting this book down. It's a fast easy read for the summer. Nothing surprising about the romantic storyline (man and woman trapped on a mountain and have to survive) but the killer surprised me at the end! Hope you enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a great read. If you enjoy Nora Roberts' books, you'll love the suspense and romance in 'Up Close and Dangerous'!
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Helpful Score: 1
I went back to reread this book and had to up the rating from 4 to 5 stars. This really is her best work as far as I'm concerned. The characters were rich and the plot believable. I loved Bailey and Cam both! I wish there was a sequel to this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another exciting book from Linda Howard. Since her elderly husband passed away, Bailey has recently become a very rich widow, much to the dismay of her two stepchildren. They'd do anything to make her life miserable. But when the small plane she's in crashes, and she becomes "up close and personal" with the pilot, things really heat up in the mountains. On top of that, the plane didn't fail because of mere mechanical problems...they were created. But, who would so such a thing?

A good read and I highly recommend it..
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Great book. Great characters. Liked the fact that the female character was strong. Great adventure.
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romance, trust, suspense--hard to put down, easy to read
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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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I didn't think I was going to like this book when I first started. Reminded me too much of the Harrison Ford/Anne Heche movie. Nevertheless, I was wrong. I liked the characters. I liked the twist. The only complaint about any of Linda Howard's books are they are too short. I get so into the characters, I want more!
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Linda Howard is a masterful story teller and this book was no exception to that rule.
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Listen to this on your next car trip and you won't be disappointed.
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When her husband dies and leaves Bailey Wingate in charge of her adult stepchildren's fortune, they are not happy with her believing she is a golddigger. Bailey, who needs to get away from the continuing war with her stepchildren, leaves on a much needed vacation in Denver. But when her small plane develops engine trouble, Pilot Cam Justice has to crash-land the aircraft in the Idaho mountains. Stranded in the wilderness, Bailey and Cam must work side by side, trying to answer the questions of who tampered with the plan? Who wants Bailey dead? And will they ever be rescued?

I was thoroughly entertained by this book. Cam believed Bailey is a spoiled Ice Queen until she proves that there is more to her by saving his life. Bailey doesn't like to have anyone get close to her...either physically or emotionally. But she doesn't have much choice when she has to depend on another person and work together to stay alive. My rating: 5 Stars.
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quick easy read with interesting storyline by Howard.
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It was a good read but not up to her usual standerds.
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Good read with surprise ending! Quick Read
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.....I FOUND IT HARD TO PUT DOWN, LOVED IT.
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I really enjoyed this book. The plot was exciting and the characters really developed nicely. I found myself trying to tell the characters how to solve their immediate problems, and couldn't figure out the ending.
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I really enjoyed this book as well as other books of her's that I have read.
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I thought this book was great. The charachters were very likeable. The adventures were very real and fun to read. It was definitely an easy, quick read. If you love Linda Howard you will love this book. My only problem with it was that the end felt kind of rushed but overall it was great.
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I liked this book and thought is was a quick read. If you like Linda Howards writing you can add this to your list of favorites.
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I liked this book. I wish the story had gone a little farther, though.
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Very good book, almost a keeper! It was a tough decision!
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What happened to the Linda Howard I used to read? Although this book was okay, it was not by far one of her better ones. This book didn't have any of her heat or story line like her other books.
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I enjoyed this story, but it felt like it went too fast and I didn't get to know the characters very well. There was just something missing that made it hard for me to believe that these two people fell in love in a week while trying to survive a trek down the mountain. But I did enjoy the descriptions of how they managed to survive after the plane crash. This one won't make my keeper shelf, but it was ok.
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very good
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this book is very good and it has romance in it about these people that falls in love after an airplane crash