On a humanitarian mission to fly doctors to a remote village in Mexico, pilot Lisa Merrick discovers something sinister lurking behind the organization in charge. Her plane is sabotaged, leaving her trapped in the Mexican wilderness with a price on her head and no way out. Injured and desperate, she contacts the one man she knows will help her: Dave DeMarco, a tough but compassionate Texas cop with whom she was once wildly in love.
Dave DeMarco is stunned when a woman from his past calls him late one night with an incredible story of smuggling, sabotage and attempted murder. Soon, though, his mission to rescue Lisa becomes a struggle for survival against an enemy who wants them both dead. When the danger they face clashes with the passion that still burns between them, Dave vows to protect the woman he never stopped loving – and keep her in his life forever.
Titles in the DeMarco Family series include — I Got You Babe – Wild At Heart – Flirting With Disaster
**Note: This title was previously published in 2003
Title: Flirting With Disaster
Series: DeMarco Family #3
Author: Jane Graves
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: April 16, 2019 (Original 2003)
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 3.5 stars
FLIRTING WITH DISASTER is a fast-paced romance that I was definitely torn about. While there was much that I enjoyed about Dave and Lisa’s story, it simply didn’t stack up with the previous stories I’d read in this series. I don’t really know why it just happens with some heroes and heroines – but, that doesn’t mean that it’s a bad book, nope that’s not true, simply that I enjoyed the first two stories more.
Lisa and Dave had a connection back in high school. Yet, Lisa did not get her man then as he went on to marry another. She graduated and put her work first and a love life a far second. Right now she’s in Mexico having just discovered that all is not above board with the group that she’s working for – in fact, something downright illegal seems to be going on. Her plane has been put out of commission, she’s hiding from people who want her dead and she decides that now it the time to call in an old, long overdue favor from her past.
Despite his decision to marry another woman, Dave has never forgotten Lisa or that promise of help. Years have passed, Dave is now a widower and a police officer. When she unexpectedly calls him asking for help he doesn’t hesitate. Now he’s in just as deep as Lisa is as they fight their way back home, evade getting themselves killed, get the bad guys captured and try to figure out their future.
There are steamy moments, some twists and turns along the way and a delightful secondary romance going on for another couple. If you love a good Romantic Suspense then I’d suggest you give FLIRTING WITH DISASTER a try.
*Note: Be aware that this is a reissue of a previously published novel from 2003. You might have it on your shelf with a different cover.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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