Review: The Danger That is Damion by Lisa Renee Jones

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The Danger That is Damion by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Zodius (# 3)
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Page Count: 352 pages
Source: NetGalley

The diabolical General Powell created Kayla Martin, a beautiful super-soldier, to help him destroy his valiant enemies. But when Kayla is pitted against the renegade Damion Browne, she discovers that not only is her life in danger, but her heart as well. Enemies soon swarm around Kayla and she must trust the dangerous Damion to embrace her as his ally. As they struggle to defeat a madman, their trust in each other becomes the only chance they have to find peace…and love.

Review: This is the third book in this series that I have read. I have also read the two Underground Guardian stories that were the original books that this series is based on. Like the others, I loved it. I knew that I would not be disappointed with Damion’s story. Damion was the kind of character that I love as the hero when I’m reading. He is a wonderful straight forward man whose life has had setbacks and tragedy. Although his life was tough Damion still finds it inside himself to let certain people in and not be really bitter and nasty. Kayla was a little harder to embrace but in her defense her attitude is based on what someone else wants her to believe. As the book progressed I started to have hope for her happy ending as well.

I find that one of the reasons I like to read series is because I get glimpses of the characters whose stories I’ve read before. I get to see them grow and evolve. It is also an opportunity to see characters I’ve gotten small glimpses of before take center stage and let me see deeper inside them. It makes the actions I remember from other books really come to life. I get a clearer understanding of why they behaved in a particular way with someone else. I could not wait to get my hands on this book. I thoroughly enjoy the emotions I experience reading Lisa’s stories. I laugh, smile, get angry, and bite my lip and worry. I always feel involved in her stories like I am really inside the characters head and can see things the way they are interpreting the events. The personalities are so real to me that I can almost anticipate how they will react to a situation. But even getting a good feel for the way they behave, I do love it when I am surprised by something I didn’t expect. Whether it is with a sarcastic remark, a look or their passion I can understand the feelings and thoughts of the characters. I can almost see the chest puff up, eyes roll, body tension or the hint of the grin. Lisa Renee Jones is on my auto buy list. The only thing that upsets me about having finished reading Damion’s story is that now I have to wait and wait until the next one comes out. So sad.

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