Review Danger Zone by Dee J. Adams
In her ten-year career as a stuntwoman, Ellie Morgan has experienced her share of thrills. None compares to the rush of being behind the wheel of a race car for her latest movie shoot. Certain she was born to race, Ellie’s ready to shift gears—but a secret from her past holds her back.
Quinn Reynolds is tired of being in the driver’s seat of his family’s company, Formula Racing Design. He’s ready to sell—if he can get his co-owner and brother, Mac, to agree. Quinn’s not sure what he wants to do with his future, but almost as soon as he meets Ellie, he knows he wants her to be part of it.
Though Ellie tries to resist her attraction to the charming businessman, she’s quickly in danger of losing her heart. But after narrowly escaping “accidents” both on and off the set, it becomes clear that getting involved with Quinn could be downright deadly…
I loved the first book in this series, Deadly Race, and so I was super excited when I saw that Deadly Zone was becoming available. I was so into the Eve being a stunt woman and living this pseudo dangerous life while trying to figure out what it was that she really wanted. And yet during the filming of the movie based on what occurred in the first book regarding Tracey, the female NASCAR driver and her stalker who kept trying to kill her and their explosive ending, someone is also trying to kill Eve and it was simply engrossing.
Even given the completely unbelievable nature of the book, a stunt woman wanting to be a race car driver but being unable to read, who is filming a movie based on a Female NASCAR driver’s stalker who was trying to kill her while being stalked and someone trying to kill her as well, you can see where the parallel storyline s can become confusing but even through all of that, Ellie’s story is just so engrossing and so entertaining, her struggles so unique and so painful and shameful to her that it makes you root for her that much more because you want her to succeed you want her to find true love because you believe she deserves it.
Quinn is the man forced to bear the burdens of the company he didn’t want but stepped up into because there was no one else willing or able to do it, because Mac was too busy racing. Quinn just wants the ability to decide for himself what his future will look like and not have it predetermined, while simultaneously not wanting to have his company sold to someone who is then going to break it apart and sell it to the highest bidder thus leaving his employees unemployed and floating in the wind.
Quinn and Ellies’ romance is fraught with discord but not between the two of them. Their relative calm was a great counterpoint to the chaos of their lives with their constant upheaval and uncertain futures.
The romance was not the focus of the story, but their steadiness was what was necessary for the story to solidify and not become overwhelmingly complex. The tension was about the action in the novel not about the romance or their relationship. And while I liked the book for being fast paced, constantly moving, action packed and drama filled, I also wanted to see it have more romance, more tension and more feeling.
Overall Rating: B-