Review: Breaking Danger by Lisa Marie Rice

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Publisher: Avon

Release Date: Out now

Only one man and one woman can stop the world from burning in Breaking Danger, the thrilling final volume in Lisa Marie Rice’s sexy Ghost Ops series, in which an elite super-secret military team must face down doomsday and protect the gifted women they love

Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses, is one of the few safe places remaining in a world on fire. Run by the Ghost Ops team, three dangerous, fearless, soldiers who were once betrayed and disgraced, will fiercely protect their country and the women they adore from a deadly plague that has turned people into violent monsters.

Beautiful brilliant Dr. Sophie Daniels is trapped in her home with the only antidote to the plague. Former Ghost Ops elite operative Jon Ryan is sent on a suicide rescue mission, brutally fighting his way to her side. Together they must cross treacherous terrain before they can return to Haven, but for them to succeed Sophie must trust this tormented soul and place her life, and her heart, in his hands.

Years of combat training has prepared Jon for this moment-unafraid, nothing is too dangerous now that he’s found Sophie. He will risk everything, fight anyone, for her and a future filled with hope and love.

*Blurb taken from Goodreads*

Lisa Marie Rice’s Ghost Ops trilogy definitely cements this as one of the most zany paranormal series that I’ve read. These books combines a variety of different elements that I initially didn’t think would work, but in this final book, BREAKING DANGER, it really did work. The main reason is that the focus was firmly entrenched in a post-apocalyptic setting with other PNR elements being toned down compared to the previous installments. I highly recommend you to read the previous two books because they’re all closely interlinked and readers will get lost if they read this series out of order.

BREAKING DANGER opens up soon after the events of I DREAM OF DANGER. Jon Ryan has been tasked to rescue Sofie Daniels, who is trapped in her apartment building with a cure to help save the world from a virus that is infecting people and turning them into the living dead. When Jon finally manages to get through to Sofie, their journey out of the city and to Haven to develop the vaccine is filled with danger. The infection is quickly spreading across the country and it’s a race of time for them to escape and beat the virus.

I have to say I was looking forward to reading this installment because I was very curious to see how Lisa Marie Rice would paint a world full of scary zombies alongside with a hot romance, and overall she did tick all the boxes for me. BREAKING DANGER was tense, fast paced and full of action. Although the romance had the insta-lust/love trope, (which had the hero and heroine getting it on the moment Sofie opens the door). I really didn’t mind – even though I am not a fan of this trope. The romantic elements reflected the hectic and frenzied tone of the book. The action doesn’t really let up and the paranormal elements which were introduced in first two books help to establish the romance with Sophie having psychic healing powers, which helped to form a deeper bond with Jon.

Sofie was a great heroine–smart and capable, and her analytical and observant skills towards the zombies helps their escape out of the city. Jon falls for her hard and becomes very overprotective, which is pretty much a hallmark of Lisa Marie Rice’s heroes which I adore. The love scenes were also great, and I was taken by surprise and I had to laugh on how Jon literally falls on top of Sofie and they get their jiggy on. I really enjoyed how the romance developed and it worked for me.

I also loved the dark and frenetic atmosphere of the book and I loved Lisa Marie Rice’s take of the zombie mythos. She laid a lot depth and thought into how the virus infected the surrounding population which felt authentic and eerie. The scenes when Sofie and Jon are navigating through the city to get to Haven was chilling and full of tension. I wished that this element was actually expanded in a full series because Lisa Marie Rice really did a fabulous job with the way she presented the zombie infection and how it spread. And this was definitely the best book in the trilogy because it was engrossing and I was on tenterhooks on how they would manage to escape in such a dangerous setting.

The inhabitants of Haven also have some developments with several scenes, including the side characters of Lucien and Stella who have embarked on a romance. Like the previous book, the story was too brief and I wished they had more time to develop their relationship. I loved the idea of a scarred ex-actress and soldier who was experimented and tortured who find each other.

The ending was a bit rushed and glossed over. And there were a few questions which I had about the spread of the virus and how the Government didn’t act rapidly with ignoring and quarantining a whole state, which didn’t seem believable for me. But overall this was a highly enjoyable and cracky read and was firmly favourite book of the trilogy.

BREAKING DANGER is full of high octane action and a romance that is hot and heavy amidst in a dark and tense setting. I was highly entertained, even if the elements of this series are over the top and outlandish in some aspects. But this was such a fun read that I could forgive these factors!



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2 thoughts on “Review: Breaking Danger by Lisa Marie Rice”

  1. Thanks for the review. I really liked the first book in the series but the 2nd one was so disappointing. I’d been on the fence about the 3rd one but, based on your review, I’ m going to give a chance.

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