A Date with Danger
by Kari Iroz
She just wanted to shake up her love life. Jacklyn (Jack) Wyatt is the typical twenty-five-year-old living the typical Provo single life with the typical bad luck— at least until the FBI recruits her for a completely different type of dating.
A young woman has gone missing, and all signs point to her online dating profile as the kidnapper’s operating ground. But when suspects who crossed paths with the missing girl begin contacting Jack, the FBI sees its opportunity for an inside man—er, woman.
Now Jack will have to play the field, dating each of the men in an attempt to weed out the kidnapper. But with such an unusual array of characters vying for her attention, pinpointing the culprit may prove even harder than finding Mr. Right. And as more young women disappear, will Jack stay professional and objective, even with the handsome Special Agent Damon Wade just a whisper in her hidden microphone away?
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By Shauna, Submitted on 2016-10-16
I found that I couldn't put this book down from the start. I just wanted to keep reading it. I liked that it got somewhat intense without going overboard. It was a quick read. I plan on reading it again.
By Shauna Wheelwright, Submitted on 2016-07-28
I LOVED THIS ONE!
Go on dates to try to find a kidnapper??? WHAT???
SO GOOD! SO INTRIGUING!
Couldn't put it down!
By Melanie, Submitted on 2016-07-14
(4.5 Stars) Jacklyn (who goes by "Jack") was recruited by the FBI to help find a young woman who went missing. Her connection to the missing girl is an online dating site that they are both members of. She is able to work with hunky Special Agent Damon Wade, who happens to be single as well.
This book sounded like it would be more serious but it made me laugh. A lot! It brought back lots of memories of being single and the dating pool that always seems to be available. Although some of her dates took it to another level. Jack and Damon were an easy couple to root for. They created plenty of sparks as they tried to narrow down the field of suspects.
I was thoroughly entertained the entire time I read this book and didn't want it to end. I have to say that I was a little disappointed in the ending. It felt a bit rushed and I personally wished for a little more. There are some references to the LDS religion but it isn't preachy at all. It was a perfect blend of suspense and romance. The romance is sweet and clean and even humorous at times. This is a fantastic summer read and one I definitely plan to read again!
I received a copy of this book for an honest review. My opinion is 100% my own.
By Cathy, Submitted on 2016-07-01
I loved this book! I loved the main character Jacklyn, better known as Jack. She's been single long enough to have a pretty good system down for all of the wedding receptions she's gone to. I love the way she talks and thinks about them. And I had to laugh when one of her snarky comments at a table full of single young women made a girl cry. Oops!
This book takes a different twist than you normally see in these young single adult romances. One day while at work, Jack is "abducted" by some men in suits. They take her to an FBI office where she meets none other than a young man who has been following her for the last couple of days. Jack is asked to date a bunch of young men who have contacted her on a social media dating site because there is another young woman who is missing and the two of them had many of the same guys contact them on this site. Jack knows this is probably going to be a dangerous job, but hey, it beats restocking clothes at Forever 21!
I love Jack's courage in this book. I love the way that even though she's not sure she wants to take the job, she does it to keep other young women safe and hopefully find the missing young woman before it's too late. And later in the book, she puts herself in danger several times when she thinks she's found a good lead.
I also liked Damon. I liked that he was a gentleman and was always looking out for Jack. I loved the way his character went from indifferent to her and almost mean to caring and loving towards her.
I loved the plot of this one. Jack goes from pretty much one bad date to another and near the end one dangerous situation to another. The plot kept my interest and I wanted to know just what would happen for her.
This is a great book filled with suspense, funny situations and a touch of romance too! I didn't want to put it down.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
By Heidi Reads..., Submitted on 2016-06-30
This book was definitely not what I expected! Even with Jack's self-deprecating and sassy humor, there is a vulnerability and longing in her character as she navigates the dating field in a Utah college town. While there are definite references to the Mormon church she belongs to, this is a book that can be understood and enjoyed by those from other faiths as well. One of the lines that caught my eye early on and appropriately describes the dating scene in the book is: "Clichés get that way because they're the extreme of something." While I spent my college experience dating one man and then marrying him, I was a highly entertained observer of friends and family members who endured similar experiences to what Jack goes through. The chemistry and banter between Damon and Jack are too good since they drive each other nuts but provide support as the tension steadily increases throughout the book. A highly climactic ending wraps the plot up nicely. A great blend of humor, romance and suspense!
(Thank you to Covenant Communications for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
By Andrea, Submitted on 2016-06-29
THIS. BOOK. IS. HILARIOUS.
I have not laughed out loud so hard for as long as I can remember. This book was seriously hilarious. My daughter was concerned, and it was hard to stop laughing long enough to read some funny parts to her. Quite a few of the laughs may have come from situations stemming from LDS culture, but I think those not familiar with the culture would still be entertained.
The Sandra Bullock look-alike on the cover was very distracting. I put the book face down whenever I had to attend to life (although that wasn't often-this was really good and I just wanted to read and avoid those pesky details of real life). If covers are your thing, and this isn't the cover for you, ignore it and give the book a try. It is such a good read!
I liked the characters, and the regular citizen being pulled into helping the FBI made for such a fun story. There were intense moments broken up with great laughs. The online dating scene added so much to this story. I can't wait to read it again.
Kari Iroz is an author to watch for.
By Bonnie Harris, Submitted on 2016-06-27
I had mixed feelings about this book. The first chapter was hilarious. I was laughing and smiling and couldn't wait for the next chapter. From there I felt like Jack almost had a split personality for a little while. She jumped through emotions and thought processes in a way I couldn't follow. However, by the middle of the book I was sucked in and loved the rest of it. Once Jack settled into one personality things fell into place and I enjoyed her story. I loved the banter between Jack and Damon. There were good clues scattered throughout the book in a way that you didn't realize it was a clue until the end. It is a good read once you get past the first little bit. It's a clean read that I can recommend to anyone who loves suspense, mystery novels with a dash of romance.
By Lisa F, Submitted on 2016-06-27
I loved this book. The main character, Jack, was one of my favorite characters to date. Her snarky and humorous personality really made the book a pleasure to read.
Jack (aka Jaclyn) is twenty-five living in Provo, Utah. She is single and half-heatedly dating. She goes through the motions but doesn't expect a lot from the guys she goes out with. She is self-deprecating and doesn't have high self-esteem. She comforts herself with food and isn't ashamed of it. It's her sarcasm that really came through the pages and the fact that she doesn't conform to others expectations that made her so lovable to me.
Jack's sister made a profile for her on an on-line dating site. The men who are interested in going out with her showed interest in a woman who has disappeared. The connection seems to be the web interest. Jack is asked to be a civilian "spy" to see if they can apprehend the kidnapper before he can "strike again."
I know when I was dating several years ago, I went on some very bad dates, but Jack's experiences really are horrible. The book is almost a catalog of the worst dates imaginable. I know that I cringed at many of the men that she found herself with. The bright spot was the FBI agent who was taking care of her. Damon is the stable part of the characters. He handles her personality well. They are opposites and in this book opposites do attract.
The book does have mystery and suspense. Time is running out to try to find the kidnapped victim. There is a little bit of violence, some innuendo, and kissing. The book is set with LDS characters. Religion is a part of the story and important to some of the characters. I didn't find it preachy, but more of a soul-searching aspect. Two people trying to figure out what is important to them in their lives.
I read this book in one day. I didn't want to put it down, even when I had meetings that I needed to attend.
By Andrea, Submitted on 2016-06-26
This is a fun, suspenseful, adventurous read with the perfect amount of toe-curling romance. Loved it! When's your next book?
By Katie, Submitted on 2016-06-26
A Date with Danger starts out as your typical LDS fluff fiction, but quickly takes an interesting turn. Jacklyn (aka Jack) is 25 and starting to feel a little like a spinster, but a few run-ins with a mysterious man lead to her working as a spy, of sorts, for the FBI.
I'm not good in situations that leave me vulnerable and have to admire Jack and the way she handles so many blind dates, all generated from an online dating service, when one of the men is potentially a serial kidnapper. Jack is blunt, yet has a way about her that evokes humor. I laughed, I groaned, I cringed, and I smiled at the antics that result from Jack's situations and experiences.
Damon is a very straight-laced, yet handsome, agent and rubs Jack the wrong way for a time. He sure is committed to his job and when the lines become blurred, the outcome is more trouble than either of them bargains for.
This story ranges from serious to scary to fun to silly and I enjoyed each and every date, as I , along with Jack and Damon, tried to figure out who the villain is and why. This is a fun and entertaining journey and I was left guessing until the end. Things wrapped up a little too quickly for me, and not just with figuring out the "who-done-it." There are some issues that each character is dealing with and the resolution is fast (not that I wanted long and drawn out--just a little more inner dialog to understand thoughts).
Content: mild romance (some very mild innuendo, mild kissing); mild violence (kidnapping, threats); mild-moderate religious elements specific to the LDS church (a few prayers and other events specific to religion). Clean!
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*