Quickie: Dangerous to Know by Lily Harlem


Dangerous to Know by Lily Harlem
Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc. (February 1, 2013)

Rating: B+
Heat: Sizzling

Heroine: Karen – Living Out Her Fantasy, Good Girl Gone Bad
Hero: Jovica – Stranger, Thug
Setting: USA



Dangerous to Know is a twisted tale that still managed to be oddly titillating. And slightly offending to my soft and sweet side... while arousing to my dirty and debauched side.

You see, our heroine has a whore-fantasy. The object of her desire is a dark and dangerous-looking man that she’s been watching from her apartment window. The guy looks like a bruiser. A thug. And when she approaches him, he is more than willing to treat her like the whore she wants to pretend to be. She gets to experience the best and worst parts of acting out her depraved dreams with a total stranger.

Miz Harlem had me on the edge of my seat, both afraid for and turned on by the things Karen was willing to do. The risks she was happy to take for the thrill of danger and the unknown. And even though Karen’s kink isn’t my kink – different strokes and all that – I didn’t have any trouble embracing the fantasy.

If you’re in the mood for a down and dirty rendezvous with a rough and unapologetically callous hero, give Dangerous to Know a try. Miz Harlem packs quite a punch in these 50 pages. She has a way with writing dark fantasies that are shocking and exciting. I can’t wait to check out her backlist.

Also, you should know that as part of Ellora’s Exotika line, a Happily Ever After isn’t a guarantee. I knew that going in and yet I still kept thinking, ‘But maybe he’s a thug with a good heart and they’ll fall in love and and and...’ Don’t even try to rationalize why I was sad there was no HEA, but I was. Still, the ending fit the story perfectly – HEA or no.


  1. I've been thinking about reading this. Thanks for reviewing it and giving us your thoughts. :)

    1. Let me know if you end up reading it, and if you like it! :D


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