A Dangerous Thing

A Dangerous Thing Suffering from writer s block and frustrated with his tentative relationship with hot but closeted L A P D Homicide Detective Jake Riordan gay bookseller and mystery writer Adrien English travels to

  • Title: A Dangerous Thing
  • Author: Josh Lanyon
  • ISBN: 9780979311055
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • Suffering from writer s block and frustrated with his tentative relationship with hot but closeted L.A.P.D Homicide Detective Jake Riordan, gay bookseller and mystery writer Adrien English travels to northern California where he finds a body in his front drive By the time the sheriffs arrive, the body has disappeared, and Adrien once again finds himself playing amateur sSuffering from writer s block and frustrated with his tentative relationship with hot but closeted L.A.P.D Homicide Detective Jake Riordan, gay bookseller and mystery writer Adrien English travels to northern California where he finds a body in his front drive By the time the sheriffs arrive, the body has disappeared, and Adrien once again finds himself playing amateur sleuth But when the game turns deadly, Adrien turns to Jake Jake may be confused about some things, but keeping his lover alive is not one of them no matter what the cost.Who are the mysterious strangers excavating on his land And will he sort out his problems with LAPD Detective Jake Riordan, heavily into S M sex but not so hot on relationships Find out in this engrossing, slyly witty thriller.

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    About “Josh Lanyon”

    1. Josh Lanyon

      Bestselling author of over sixty titles of classic Male Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic man on man romance, JOSH LANYON has been called arguably the single most influential voice in m m romance today Granted, that was yesterday.Today Josh s work has been translated into nine languages The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first male male title to be published by Harlequin Mondari, the largest romance publisher in Italy The Adrien English series was awarded the 2nd Annual All Time Favorite Male Male Couple by the M M Group Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four time Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Mystery, and the first ever recipient of the Favorite M M Author Lifetime Achievement award Josh is married and lives in Southern California.

    830 thoughts on “A Dangerous Thing”

    1. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.There is potential between Adrien and Jake, although Jake can't read see it yet.Adrien English needs to make some changes since he is not in the best of moods. One of the reasons is his detective "friend" Jake Riordan. Jake is tough, smart, very handsome but also deeply closeted. Another reason for his sourly mood is his writer's block. Therefore Adrien decides to go out of town for a little vacation. Our wannabe criminologist is heading off for his proper [...]

    2. 2015 Comfort re-read #3. I'm not embarrassed. Oh, and it's funny how 'normal' those (view spoiler)[sex (hide spoiler)] scenes are, and yet they make me hold my breath and make my heart swell where many fuss & frills filled scenes in other books leave me cold. :') 2013I'm head over heels. Okay, that should actually be Team Jake & Team Adrien.:)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

    3. So after my last re-read I decided to finally review these awesome books and adjust my rating ;)Let me start by saying this these books can not be read as stand-alones. It's a series and you have to start with book 1. Even I started with book 1 and everyone knows I love to so shit ass backwards :PSo those of you who have read book 1 already know who Adrien and Jake are, so I am not gonna go into that again. Those of you who haven't read book 1, I would seriously recommend that you do ;)Adrien is [...]

    4. Intrigue and suspense with the hapless and lovable Adrien right in the middle of it--again.Dude is a trouble magnet. Truth is he often stumbles across it innocently, but then manages to court it quite well. Here, an escape from LA to the hinterlands north in abandoned gold mining country leads to all kinds of brouhaha. Nice character backstory woven in and some sweet progress with the reticent detective, Jake. I feel severe yo-yo syndrome about to start. Ain't gonna be that easy to fix what's br [...]

    5. A COUPLE OR MORE SPOILERS UP AHEAD SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK Man. It is really hard to try and like Jake let alone love him. He just likes to push all of my ~Fuck No~ buttons. I was happy when Adrien decided to give him and Jake some space. But unfortunately our loveable Adrien just can't keep himself outta trouble so of course Jake comes to the rescue. Although I didn't love the mystery, (it got a bit boring in spots) it was definitely interesting. I loved the progress Jake and Adrien made in th [...]

    6. Written May 27, 20144.3 Stars - An even tighter band to tie me into these guys lives - My goodness, so amazingly addictiveBook #2I was listening to the audio of the first part Fatal Shadows (4.3 stars) in theAdrien English Mystery just some days ago, and it was a very promising start. Will there be a tiny little bit kissing and romantic parts this time? ~ Indeed, it might. - *happy smile* - Thanks, I loved that yummy good!!These Adrien English books may be more more of brazen, on the "surface" h [...]

    7. 3rd reread bumped it up to 4 stars._____________________________________The mystery was meh. I didn't find myself caring too much about the outcome of the murders. I did want more of the relationship between Jake and Adrien though. They really had a rocky start and I'm still trying not to want to impale Jake with a butter knife. They had some great moments and even some sexy ones. But still, Jake was such a complete dickwad at times. Can they just be nice to each other for, oh I don't know a who [...]

    8. First reading 05.12.2013 For me this was a welcome dive into Lanyon's world. A page turner with guys whom I'm interested in. The second book continued on the promise of the first and gave me more I suspect the relationship between Adrien and Jake is going to be troubled and not instant. Yes, something to chew on at last. Have to keep myself from instantly going on to the 3rd book, have to savour these. Keep them as treats, not shoved down randomly.Reread 08.10.2014Rather a hearing not a reading. [...]

    9. “Meanwhile, back at the ranch ”A Dangerous Thing indeed.After his almost death in book 1, Adrien decides to take a time out of his complicated 'friendship' with deeply closeted homicide detective Jake Riordan. He packs his stuff and travels to his late grandmother's ranch in northern California which he inherited some 20 years ago and never returned to ever since.The moment he reaches the driveway of his estate, he stumbles over a dead body in the dark of night. When he returns with the loca [...]

    10. While the mystery didn't hold my attention much this round, the slightly awkward yet compelling evolution of Adrien and Jake's relationship made this a keeper. Jake Riordan (All I picture is Robert Redford.)Adrien English (Montgomery Clift)The CharactersI still adore Adrien's sense of humor. The occasional times I got bored, his drily funny comments and one-liners pulled me back in - and often caught me by surprise. I use the term "holding on" loosely, because for the most part life went on exac [...]

    11. This was A-Okay. A good 3.5 Stars.More character development and interaction between our protagonists gives this book that something more that I missed in 1]Fatal Shadows. The murder mystery story line was clever (as usual) and engaging with lots of action and excitement, but as soon as Adrien walks into a library or a museum? I start skimming. It's no secret that I see this series as the Adrien and Jake show, so I tend to focus on that.Happily I learned a few good things about Adrien, enough to [...]

    12. Oh Jake, you wonderful man, you finally got with the programme!! Josh.This was a smashing follow-up to 'Fatal Shadows'. We knew that there was a smidgen of interest on Jake's part in Adrien, and we knew damn well that Adrien was into Jake. I'm ashamed to say that the storyline pretty much took a back seat as far as I was concerned to the developing relationship between the two of them.It was fairly obvious in the first book who our baddie was, and Mr Lanyon seemed to take more care in this book [...]

    13. Review written after re-reading it.I was hooked with the first book in the series and last year I read the five installments back to back. I enjoyed this book, but with time its memory sort of faded in my mind, because what happens in book 3 is shocking and you just HAVE TO read #4 to keep your sanity. Poor #2 seemed almost light in comparison to the darker story in Fatal Shadows and the shock (I don't have another word) of The Hell You Say. I was a bit surprised and very delighted to find that [...]

    14. Hmmmm I like these two guys. I really like them.“He hurt you.” “I don’t remember. Maybe.”“You let it happen.” Again I didn’t have an answer.“You let it happen, but you didn’t enjoy it.” “Well, no.” I asked carefully, “Did you enjoy it? Hearing us, I mean.” “No.” All at once his face looked older: tight, bleak. “You were afraid. And I was afraid. I thought you were going to die.”“I knew you’d save me.”Sex wasn’t everything. There were other things: so [...]

    15. **** Warning!!! It could contain spoilers!!! ****Actually I am so eager to read the next book that I don't want to waste my time trying to persuade you to fall in love with this series. From the other hand, I don't need to convince anybody: It is the second instalment and probably you're already through the beginning and are in the similar situation - YOU WANT TO READ MORE, right?Just some thoughts to the second book:Josh Lanyon in a rather unusual way proved that he can writes a very good myste [...]

    16. OK, its official. I’m hooked on Adrien English. While the storyline in this book wasn’t as interesting as the first one, the sexy times more than made up for it. And I have to give props to Mr. Lanyon. I didn’t figure out whodunit until a couple of pages before they were revealed. I would like to know what’s up with the abrupt endings though. I take it this is the author’s writing style. I can deal with it. On to the next one!

    17. On the latest episode of Lenore's Josh Lanyon bingeI liked this better than the first book in the series, Fatal Shadows. The mystery was better, there was more action, and things have finally started picking up between Adrien and Jake. Though I have to admit the way they came together, intimately I mean, was a bit anticlimactic. Made you wonder what took them so long to even exchange a kiss if it was always that simple. And they obviously care about each other but it's also obvious they have a l [...]

    18. I'm going to review this quickly because I jumped right to the third and have trouble differentiating between the two books right now. Still just the barest hint of romance but a really well done mystery. I'm hooked!!

    19. A Dangerous Thing is book 2 in the Adrien English Mysteries Series by Josh Lanyon. One day Adrien English had enough of the wishy-washy relationship with Detective James Patrick Riordan (Jake) and decided to go on a holiday to his farm for peace to think and finish his book. However, this was not what happen on arrive Adrien found a dead body, and he was attacked and end up in the hospital. Jake was called after police found his card in Adrien pockets. Readers of A Dangerous Thing will follow th [...]

    20. *source:joyfullyjay/2013/12/guest-I know this is going to be a hard ride, especially with Jake and Adrien.I didn't have a problem with the murder, hellevery where Adrien go, it seems he attracted murder.While Jake isSMH All the time, I wanna call the Corleone family and do these things to himAnd Adrien is just do whatever Jake please. Grrr"“I’ve got nothing to offer you, Adrien.” These were not the opening remarks to a proposal.“I don’t recall asking.” For good measure, I added, “H [...]

    21. The mystery in this book was definitely more elaborate than in book 1. It still has a classic crime though. Where Dark Shadows had “The Stalker back from the past”, this one has “The Mystery of the Missing Corpse”. Although the corpse was just the beginning…(view spoiler)[Yeah, there was a lot going on in the mystery-part! Loads of people involved:3 corpses, 2 hick cops, 1 crazy homophobic preacher man (what was his deal??), 1 mystic native American woman, a bunch of pompous scholars ( [...]

    22. ”Spooky footfalls in the night are not nearly as frightening as the prospect of being alone and lonely.”I have the biggest blushing crush right now! I’m not entirely certain who I have the bigger crush on though—Adrien or Josh Lanyon? :D In book two of Josh Lanyon’s Adrien English Mysteries, we once again find Adrien displaying his knack for bumping into dead bodies. The man is like a magnet for mystery! Tumbleweeds, rattlesnakes, tobacco spewing deputies, lost gold mines, secret India [...]

    23. If the first book Fatal Shadows is noirish, than A Dangerous Thing is definitely a Western--Adrien English Rides Again! Or perhaps Adrien English and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre! (*said in movie announcer voice*)Lanyon definitely knows how to infuse a book with the right sort of atmosphere. From the two old "geezers" telling jokes about General Custer, to Jake eating his morning "vittles," to the Sheriff that actually tells Adrien not to leave town, you never forget that you could be readin [...]

    24. This book definitely moved along better than the first. While the mystery is still the main part of the book, Adrien and Jake's budding relationship gets a lot of time as well.Two months after the events in the first book Adrien leaves LA to visit the ranch he inherited from his grandmother, in an attempt to clear his head and get away from his "relationship" with Jake. Their relationship seems to be more off than on, and Adrien views it as a tentative friendship that he fears will be gone with [...]

    25. The second book of Adrien English mystery is better and so much yummier than the first one. The murder mystery is wrapped up nicely and Mr. Lanyon keeps us guessing until the very last pages. The relationship between Adrien and his "possible lover" the very closeted gay L.A.P.D. homicide detective, Jake Riordan, develops smoothly and charmingly. The only let down of this story is the fact that I should've bought the 3rd and 4th book with this book because now I am craving for more of Adrien stor [...]

    26. 4.5 stars Jake can be such an ass and Adrien doesn't even see it. He puts up with way more than is even believable. They've been "together" three months and in this book they finally kiss. Jake's homophobia and self-loathing is getting tiring. It's also confusing as he is inconsistent with affection. Why a guy whose been out his whole life would be willing to be with someone like Jake who doesn't even let Adrien touch him is too far fetched. But Lanyon is a gifted writer and this book is a joy [...]

    27. Another extremely well told and interesting story with the romance building up slowly. The mystery again kept me guessing only this time I had no idea whodunit lol. The look into the past and the Indian legends were enjoyable contrasts to the present day activities. Jake again left me feeling conflicted. I felt so bad for Adrien when he made the phone call at the begining, but then Jake immediately followed him. Talk about mixed signals. I'm assuming from friends remarks that he gets worse befor [...]

    28. Re-read November 2016 for the challenge.Adrien continues to be one of my favorite characters. He is so sarcastic, but also so caring. In this book, he realizes his feelings for Jake, but knows how fruitless that will be. Jake continues to be a total contradiction, running hot and cold. He always comes when Adrien needs him though. I really enjoyed this book and the mystery is good too. The romance is so good, but so heartbreaking at the same time.If you like audiobooks, I highly recommend them. [...]

    29. I liked this book so much I read it twice, in a row. This was the payoff for slugging through the first book, which sets up Jake and Adrien as a sort-of couple. Call me evil, but I love the delicious dysfunction that is their relationship. Are you following me or am I following you?There is one mystery that I have not solved. What's up with Jake calling Adrien 'baby'? I can see it after they had relations, but during their not-yet-a-couple friendship phase, it doesn't make sense.

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