“Loved this book and cannot wait to continue the series. Great story, well-paced, with amazing characters!”see full review » see other reviews »
“Loved this book and cannot wait to continue the series. Great story, well-paced, with amazing characters!”Lisa M wrote this review Tuesday, June 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book #17 for 2012”Annie T wrote this review Thursday, April 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Where have I been? I have had Pamela Clare books in my TBR pile but why o why have I waited so long to read them? This is the first book in this series and boy did it start off with a bang. I was totally enthralled from the beginning. I loved the hero and heroine. This book has a good combination of suspense and romance. Neither out weighed the other. There were times I was on the edge of my seat. I rated this book 5 stars because whenever I was away from the story it kept calling my name!! Can't wait to start the next book in this series.”TiDubb wrote this review Thursday, February 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Kara McMillan, a reporter for Independent Denver and a member of its I-team (investigative reporters), is approached by a potential whistleblower to expose his employer for illegal and harmful waste disposal. She not only is able to substantiate his claims but finds that the corruption extends beyond the company to include state elected officials and government agencies.
Kara is also a single mother with a four-year old son. She meets state senator Reece Sheridan following an embarrassing "tipsy" encounter with him at a bar during a night out with her best friend. Reece takes her home but leaves her at the door and follows up for a more sobering encounter and from there the sparks fly. Kara hasn't been in a relationship since her disasterous relationship with her son's father, who wants no part of her or her son. She's vulnerable but Reece is persistent and committed.
The investigation into the corruption around the illegal waste disposal was interesting and somewhat suspenseful. However, it wasn't too tough to figure out the potential suspects, though their nastiness did provide some tension to the romance between Kara and Reece. He's a really good guy but lacked any flaws to make him more interesting and credible. Kara has a lot of baggage that seemed to dissipate pretty quickly, which didn't seem realistic for the time frame.
I enjoyed this book but it was a little low on the suspense meter. There are some really steamy moments between Kara and Reece, even though their romance may have moved a bit quickly. Even so, I'd recommend this book and intend to continue the series.
My rating is 3.5 ★s.”
“This review was posted at http://underthecoversbookblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/review-extreme-exposure-by-pamela-clare.html
This is my second time reading Extreme Exposure and this is my second attempt at writing a review. No words are adequate enough to explain how great this series is. While it may not be my favourite of the series, Extreme Exposure starts the I-Team series with a bang! It really has all you could want in a romantic suspense novel. It’s clearly evident that Clare is a terrific writer. The words flow and there are great moments of suspense and the right amount of humor. I really loved her writing style. Overall, this book was fantastic! Ms. Clare is an auto-buy author for me and I’m telling you, she should be one for you as well.
The heroine, Kara McMillan is a tough and determined investigative reporter who doesn’t fall back easily in the roughest of times. I enjoyed her character a lot. However, there were a few times where I felt that her determination in her work caused more problems than solutions. Sometimes, there was a lead and you feel like some real progress has been made, but them Clare pulls a U-turn and we’re back to square one! The suspense aspect of the novel definitely had my heart pumping for the majority of the book. And when that wasn’t happening, the romance aspect got my little heart to go pitter-patter too.
And now I must speak of the man who is the embodiment of women’s fantasies – Reece Sheridan. Senator Reece Sheridan really is the embodiment of the perfect gentleman. He’s polite and doesn’t take advantage of women who have had one too many margaritas. He’s manly in that he likes to pump iron with his friends, but creative enough to get a bunch of branches together and make a bed frame with it. Tell me, what man can do that? This guy can pull off everything! But after intense scrutiny of his character, I found one fault!!! Why does he always yell during sex? All the “Taste yourself!” and “I need to fuck you hard and fast!”? Weird. Okay, okay, so that’s not really a bad thing. There really is nothing bad to say about Reece. He’s just PERFECT!
The I-Team series has shot to the top of my all-time favourites lists. Pamela Clare is one of my all-time favourite authors. And if you still haven’t read the I-Team series, you’re missing out big time. With some of the sexiest heroes, Clare’s I-Team series is a must read!! ”
“A worthwhile read but I was not left with that satisfied feeling.
The suspense seems contrived and the red herrings are far too obvious. Also, the hero is so perfect and this overshadows his relationship with the heroine.”
“This is my debut review for a romantic suspense set in contemporary times. I must say, I was very leery about delving into a new time period, since I usually read historicals. However, having already read several books by this author, I had a feeling I wouldn't be disappointed. And I was right.
Kara McMillan is a damn good investigative reporter. She's extremely dedicated, hard working, smart and relentless. She is also a single mom. Like many women who juggle a career and motherhood, Kara has put her own needs on the back burner. She hasn't had a date in five years, brushing aside her own wants in order to fulfill those of her young son. But there is more to it than that. Although she won't readily admit to it, it is easier to be busy all the time than to face her fear of intimacy with men.
Along comes Reece Sheridan, an extremely attractive senator, who unbelievably, is one of the good guys. Prior to entering politics, Reece was a school teacher, dedicated to teaching the future generation that one can make a difference in the world. So, to prove his point, he ran for political office and won.
Naturally, politics and journalism are two professions that feed one another. So, when Reece walks into a bar one night, Kara recognizes his face, and introduces herself. What she wasn't prepared for was the Senator's charm and astonishing good looks. What Reece wasn't prepared for was Kara's natural beauty, nothing like her picture in the column of her paper. He is thrown by her drunken inquisition of his sexual preferences, knowing that she will be appalled when she realizes the next day how rude and flirtatious she was upon their first meeting. But Reece isn't appalled. He's intrigued. For some reason, he finds himself drawn to this attractive journalist. But Kara knows that she is treading on shaky ground. She cannot cross that line between her profession and her personal life. A state Senator and an investigative reporter....it just can't be done. But she can't stop thinking about him....about his deep kisses...about his hands burning a trail upon her skin.... and she can't seem to say no when he calls her. But when their careers collide in scandal, Kara is left wondering if she has been betrayed once again by the man in her life. Can she trust Reece and fight for a love she thought she could never have? Will they both lose their lives or will they fight....fight for their lives, for each other and for a love that neither can truly deny.
Pamela Clare delivers with a punch in this tale. There is everything from action, suspense, love, political intrigue, romance and some deadly hot sex. I was involved from the first chapter. Pamela Clare's knowledge of investigative journalism is evident in the realism she brings to the plot as well as the actions of her characters. I loved the idea of our heroine being a single mom with a demanding career, trying to "have it all". Even though our hero might seem a bit too perfect, his idealism fits with that of his character, a truly dedicated teacher. As Reece's and Kara's relationship heats up, the reader is brought to a gripping climax filled with action and intrigue. This is a story with several underlying messages, responsible journalism being but one. I really enjoyed this first installment in the I-Team series and I will definitely reach for #2.”
“This is the first story in the I-team novels. I enjoyed reading about Reece and Kara with her being a single mother of little Conner. The danger from the money hungry corporation seemed very real. Very quick read for me and kept me entertained. Don't want to spill too much! ”Dinelle H wrote this review Monday, February 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No