Image of Black Ice

BLACK ICE

Image of Black Ice
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The opportunity to make lots of cash for a few days' work is too tempting for impoverished translator Chloe Underwood to resist, as is the chance to bring excitement and glamour to her mundane life.

Unfortunately, there's a catch: It's soon obvious that her employers are not what they seem, and the situation at the secluded chateau is not just unpleasant, it's dangerous. Only covert operative Bastien Toussaint is standing between Chloe and certain death when he spirits her away. She's not even sure he can be trusted, but she has little choice.

No one does this type of story quite as well as Stuart and, as always, it's not for the timid or squeamish. Her alpha hero is quite memorable and, after a rocky start, Chloe ends up being his match in every way. (May, 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer