Devastated by the loss of her entire family, Lisa decides to take a short vacation before she starts college in the fall. Her destination is the wild mountains of Northwest Arkansas, where they were all happy together.      After an accident that destroys her car, she is befriended by Yancey and his mother. He offers her a summer job watching his 3-year-old daughter and helping his mother while he works. Thinking it would be a distraction from her grief; Lisa accepts and moves to their lavish home surrounded on three sides by White Rock Wildlife Management area.
   The intended distraction becomes an obsession to solve a mystery. As she falls in love with Yancey, she is further intrigued to find the source of his wealth. What lies at the end of that path into the forest that Yancey forbids her to investigate?
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    At nineteen, completing her senior year in high school, and looking forward to college and a possible career in journalism, Lisa suddenly faces two major problems. The first is a boyfriend who is involved in selling drugs – a fact of which she has been unaware. The second is the sudden death of her entire family in an auto accident.
  Lisa is struggling to find some value in her continued existence when she wrecks her car on a remote mountain road in the wild mountains of Northwest Arkansas. She is rescued by a grouchy young man and befriended by his mother and daughter. Yancey offers her a summer job at his lavish home as a maid for his mother and babysitter for his three-year-old daughter. Thinking it would be better than spending the summer in a home that continually reminds her of her recent loss, she impulsively accepts.
      Lisa knows nothing about Yancey or his family and no one is offering any information. Her job is more like a summer vacation and the pay is good, but she begins to wonder if Yancey’s source of income might be drugs. Worse, she is falling in love with him.
      Yancey disappears down a path into the forest every day to work somewhere. When he keeps warning her that the forest around them is dangerous, she is further intrigued to discover what is at the end of that path that he doesn’t want her to see. She doesn’t believe his claim about dangers in the forest. The only thing that she is sure of is that her love for him could be dangerous.
      Her ventures into the forest reveal disturbing information about a mysterious building and a car that Yancey occasionally meets there. She has to get inside that building and find out if she could have any future with Yancey.

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  As her senior year in high school comes to an end, Lisa is planning a college education and a career in journalism when the unthinkable happens. Her entire family is killed in an accident.
  Lisa grew up with her family in the mountains, so she decides to visit the place where they were all happy together. Things don’t work out the way she expects and she has an accident that destroys her vehicle. A young man rescues her and takes her to his home where his mother and daughter live. Later he offers her a summer job as live-in maid and sitter. Thinking it would be better than spending the summer in the home that continually reminded her of her loss, she decides to take the job.
      Lisa is young, curious and a bit of an adrenaline junkie. Maybe that’s why she begins to fall in love with young Yancey. When his family evades her questions, she begins to investigate. His occupation is a mystery that she cannot resist. When sleuthing reveals no clues, she begins wandering in the woods, trying to find out what lies at the end of the trail into the forest where he works. Instinct tells her she can trust him, but she must know before she gives her heart to him. It doesn’t take her long to realize that it is a dangerous love.

      “A Dangerous Love” is an emotion packed clean romance mystery novel by Linda Louise Rigsbee. Set in the White Rock Wildlife Area of northwest Arkansas, it combines wild country with mystery in a can’t-put-down read.


"(I) became lost in this delightful love story. God how I wanted to find out what was in that building - more so than Lisa. A beautifully written story - one I recommend everyone read."

"Thank you for this so lovely reading. I could not stop smiling, enjoying and feeling that I was there in the woods, at home with them."

"I loved the romance, mystery and the complete twist at the end! And no bedroom scene. Love that. I just can't get enough!!"

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"Okay so I read this book once in one full day and then I loved it so much I am now reading it again two days later almost done with it :) Love it wish there were more of these out there :) Keep writing books Linda, you rock at it :) God bless"

"Oh, Linda! What a lovely story. I couldn't concentrate on anything else but the book. Thank you..."

"I simply loved the book.....It had all the suspense to make me yearn for more....It was beautiful,exquisite......"

A Dangerous Love
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