Book Review

by Anne Stuart

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

Slick, sexy and fast paced, this is one of Stuart's best recent efforts. Taka is a singularly intriguing hero, and readers won't soon forget his love with Summer.

Curator Summer Hawthorne
is deeply attached to the blue ceramic bowl her Japanese nanny, Hana, gave her. For that reason alone, she resolves to keep the Shiroshama, the leader of the True Realization Fellowship, from getting his hands on it. Help comes
from an unexpected source -- Takashi O'Brien, a killer dispatched by an
organization called the Committee
to silence her.

Summer's bowl is an ancient relic, and she unknowingly has information that could help the Shiroshama bring about Armageddon. But circumstances dictate that Taka must keep Summer alive -- and that's when things get interesting. (MIRA, Apr., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Catherine Witmer

Publisher: Mira

Published: April 2007

Reader Rating

4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
(1 ratings)

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Ice Blue

Submitted by Robin in PA on July 19, 2012 - 9:10pm.

Someone is trying to kill Museum Curator Summer Hawthorne. She is the owner of a priceless ice-blue ceramic bowl that everyone wants to get their hands on. Shirosama, a leader of a religious cult, needs the bowl for a ceremony that will signal the beginning of terrorists strikes around the world. Committee operative Takashi O'Brien wants to make sure neither the bowl nor Summer fall into the wrong hands, even if he has to kill her to keep her quiet.

This book has a lot of action that keeps the story rolling. But, I thought the romance in this book reminded me too much of the romance in the previous book of this series. Taka is on a mission and has his orders that Summer must not be taken alive by the Shirosama. He is willing to kill her, but something keeps stopping him. I understood his reasoning so it didn't bother me. I didn't understand Summer knowing that this guy is planning on killing her, and sticking around for it when she has a chance to get away. I thought that was just too dumb. So, I liked the story and thought the hero was interesting, but wasn't real happy with the heroine. My rating: 3.5 Stars.