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Don't Look Down (Samantha Jellicoe #2)

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  1,840 Ratings  ·  78 Reviews
The heat is on in Palm Beach-and Rick and Samantha are sizzling.

Samantha Jellicoe is no ordinary thief. At least, not anymore. She promised her significant other, British billionaire Rick Addison, that she'd retire from her life of crime. So no more midnight break-ins . . . no more scaling estate walls . . . no more dangling from the ceiling. From here on in, it's intimate
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published December 27th 2005)
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Aug 07, 2011 Felicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't deny staying up SUPER late reading this and the previous book, it was really addictively page-turning brain candy, although I'm a bit mad at myself for it, haha. I got a bit annoyed that WAY too many times the main character was enjoying riding around in a Bentley, because I get annoyed at glamorizing rich people and their stuff. I did thing the emotional depth was way better in this installment from the first, and I liked where the relationship was going (but can we drop the whole roman ...more
Tammy Walton Grant
Way more fun than Eve and Roarke (and a Hero just as hot), these books are an absolute blast.

This one picks up three months after Flirting With Danger left off, and Sam and Rick are still striking sparks off each other and setting their sheets on fire. Sam is trying hard to stay on the straight and narrow and Rick is attempting to run his conglomerate while Sam is sleeping, it seems.

I absolutely love these two -- their banter is delicious:
"You're a good guy, Rick."
He smiled. "I keep telling you
Mar 04, 2012 Kjen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
Don't Look Down...but look for 5 stars:) Re-reading this series and loving it! It's awesome that a lighter read can have so much character depth and emotion. I love seeing how Sam and Rick grow in their relationship despite their pasts and the current pitfalls that they face. I love the personalities of both characters and enjoy the banter so much. On to the next:)
4 Charming Stars!
Dec 08, 2011 TJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

As the second in the Samantha Jellicoe series, this one is just as fast paced and fun as the first and I actually enjoyed the romance aspect even more. It was fun to have an already established relationship that is busy working out the "new couple" rough spots. That's a nice change and Enoch keeps it quick, hot and unpredictable. Sam does get a little annoying with her hard-nosed stubbornness but it is understandable considering the sheer strength of personality that comes with a driven b
Beanbag Love
Aug 29, 2009 Beanbag Love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm enjoying these contemporary mysteries by Enoch. Usually I'm pretty good at figuring out the culprit early on, but she's stumped me in the first two books. I'm not sure if that's because of superior mystery-writing skills or if I don't care enough about the mystery to put any brain power into it. I like the relationship between the leads and that seems to be enough.

I am skipping ahead to A Touch of Minx, because I read the blurb on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and it didn't appeal. These books se
May 16, 2010 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ebooks
I didn't get into Book 2 of the Samantha Jellicoe series as much as I did the first--but that's not to say I didn't enjoy it, because I did. This book's set three months after the first, and changes have come into our cat burglar heroine's life; she's not only got a real, blossoming relationship with billionaire Rick Addison now, she's even trying to go straight. Instead of robbing people blind, she's now trying to advise them on their security.

It's a great plan on paper, but it just goes to fig
Honestly I don't know how she does it! I have always connected Suzanne Enoch with historical romances, but she completely threw my presumption out of the window with this contemporary romance series! Believe me when I say this, she can write!!
I love Samantha. Her sense of freedom, her high spirited nature, her loyalty all of it is so intriguing. I can't get over it! As for Rick he is great. But honestly most of the time I am so involved in enjoying Sam's personality that I can't find enough
Samantha and Rick's story continues and the two are struggling to find some balance in their relationship and make their very different backgrounds and lives work together.

Samantha is a bit childish and I found myself annoyed with her at times, as well as with the relationship drama that she causes, but Rick makes up for her and doesn't let her get away with it.

A robbery and murder investigation, an ex back in town causing trouble and the relationship drama all make this book an interesting one,
Carolyn Crane
[this is a series review, identical to my review of the first book.]

Okay, these Samantha Jellicoe books are my new cozy fun yummy reads that I RAVISH. I've read the first two, and I'm saving the rest for when I really really need something wonderful and reliable. I think there are only FOUR! SOB. Samatha is a cat burgler, she meets her hero robbing his art collection, and just, wow, this series is insanely delightful.

This has the same wonderfulness factor of those early Evanovich/Stephanie Plum
Jul 29, 2008 Catsalive rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
I wish I knew why strong heroines have to be portrayed as arrogant, selfish & generally unlikeable - particularly by American romance writers. It isn't necessary for a strong woman to be "sassy" or "feisty" or a smartarse or however you'd like to describe "unmannerly". I made allowances with the first book but I really didn't like Sam much at all in this one. She comes across as pert, snippy & mulish, with no manners at all. This book was just OK, not as good as Flirting with Danger whic ...more
Oct 18, 2015 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, sam-jellicoe
I quite enjoyed this book, and found it difficult to put down. It picked up right where the first book left off, which I worked out once I had recalled where that was. The story picked up quickly after a literal bang, building up to a delicious climax. I am still reminded slightly of Eve and Roarke where reading this, but the relationship between the main characters is extremely different. There wasn't much of a resolution, just enough to sort out the major storyline. I can't wait to read the ne ...more
Feb 26, 2008 Virginia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great one.

I really love that Enoch kinda sets the traditional romance conventions on their ear(s). Without actually doing so.

She's fabulous. And very very funny.

Feb 29, 2016 Ira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars!
Boo! She plays detective!!
I want to read her experience and all those fabulous stuff as a Thief, gosh!:(
Aug 23, 2016 Dija rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 stars

this series is fun so far but i feel the characters lack true depth and i don't feel invested in them. the fast-paced, engaging plot almost makes up for it, though.
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
" La sua migliore amica, la sua ladra internazionale, la sua amante, la sua ossessione: ciò che era arrivata a significare per lui mutava a ogni battito del cuore."

Rispetto al primo della serie ho trovato un notevole passo in avanti in questo volume, che mi è piaciuto molto di più! *ç* La parte suspance in realtà mi è sembrata un po' "debole" ma sopratutto lenta, il colpevole non era del tutto scontato ma neanche così difficile da intuire, in generale comunque l'autrice è riuscita a creare un ca
Because of the influence of her world-famous boyfriend who happens to be a billionaire and a member of the British nobility, Samantha Jellicoe is trying to clean up her act. Go legit. Stop robbing people's homes of priceless antiquities. But it's a lot harder than she thinks.

Her first client of her newly-established security company (hey, if she can get through almost every security system ever invented, she should be really good at creating them, right?) ends up dead, and though she's not held
Jan 25, 2014 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Schau mir in die Augen

Nein, das war jetzt nicht wörtlich gemeint sondern das ist der deutsche Titel des Buches. Es handelt sich hier um den zweiten Band in der Reihe um die Diebin Samantha Jellicoe und ihren Freund, den Multimillionär Richard Addison. Band 2 spielt drei Monate später und - oh Wunder - Sam und Rick sind noch immer ein Paar. Samantha versucht sich jetzt mit einem legalen Job und ist dabei in Palm Springs ein Sicherheitsunternehmen zu gründen. Leider wird ihr erster Kunde einen Tag
Only ok. It's fluff. Plus the male lead, who annoyed me with his improbable perfection in the first book, is now even more improbably perfect. I kept on thinking of the lovely old Hart to Hart TV series with Stephanie Powers, though, and it charmed me just enough to keep reading.

However, horrible jarring time zone mistake at the very start nearly derailed the whole thing. The male lead contacts his New York office first thing in the UK business day. Because they are open at 2am??? Anyone who has
Loved this second installment in the series! Except for one thing. Okay, one big thing that probably shouldnt have taken up 1/3 of the book and the plot. Patricia, the ex wife.

She and Rick have been divorced for 3 years! Everyone acts like it was a week ago! Jesus! I get that being cheated on will always hurt. I get it. I really do. I also get that there's alimony and yada yada legal stuff. But the hurt from the cheating wasn't really even the focus of her appearances, not really. She was such
Nov 16, 2012 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, I have to say that I'm not so much into contemporary romance; I prefer historical romance. But I have to praise Suzanne Enoch on her amazing writing skills. She came up with an exciting plot - (view spoiler) - and Rick and Sam's relationship had a few improvements. I totally hated that Stoney was constantly trying to make Sam go ba ...more
Lita Bouquard
Oh I just love Samantha and Rick as a couple. She is afraid to commit, say I love you but fearless about thievery. Rich is mega-rich, powerful but only fearful about losing Samantha.
In this book. The couple is still combustible when together and both sacrificing. Rick has to deal with his lawyer Tom -who is so annoying- but a loyal nice guy, the innuendos about Sam and her thieving, and his ex wife- Patricia the Beeyatch. Sam has given up her ability to walk among people invisibly, blend in, do
Feb 20, 2013 Nicoletta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
coinvolgente ed appassionante, è riuscita anche con questo secondo libro, la Enoch, a tenermi incollata ad ogni pagina del libro.
qui ci ritroviamo di fronte una Sam che cerca di filare liscio, cerca in tutti i modi di tenersi al di fuori dei guai, ma sembra che questi ultimi vadano a cercarla.
Rich invece si vede catapultare in un nuovo emisfero dove il centro di tutto è la sua ragazza. tutto passa in secondo piano senza neanche farci caso, è innamorato e non riesce a staccarsi da lei anche se co
Sep 02, 2014 Afia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had more insight on Sam's emotional self and I loved it more than the first one a tad bit in that part. She was way too stubborn at some places and I really felt like banging my head on wall, but I somehow stopped. Richard Addison amazes me. I have read a lot of books where the guy would cross all limits for his girl but Rick never once doubted Sam enough to let her go. even for a minute.. He loved Sam and he somewhat believed in her. He had his weak moments though, when some thoughts ...more
Feb 10, 2013 Yukino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: miei, 2013
Sempre più bella questa serie della ladra Jellicoe, ci voleva proprio!

Ora Sam sta cercando di lasciarsi alle spalle il suo passato e crearsi una nuova vita con il miliardario Rick e apre un'agenzia per la il suo primo cliente muore prima che possano accordarsi e da li parte l'indagine sia di lei che di lui.

Mi sono molo piaciuti i due personaggi principali. Crescono insieme e sono molto forti..per cui ci battibecchi ma fanno subito pace.

I personaggi che ruotano intorno mi fanno mori
Barbara ★
I loved this book as much, if not more, than the first one. Samantha Jellicoe is one determined gal. Thanks to Rick Addison, she's trying to go straight but it's tough and she insists on doing it herself without billionaire Rick's influence and contacts. When she gets caught up in a murder investigation, the temptation for B and E dramatically increases. I liked the snappy banter between love-sick Rick and reserved Samantha. They've only been together a few months but the attraction is huge and ...more
Jul 12, 2013 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My really like this series. My rating for this book is 3.5. I thoroughly enjoyed the second book in the series although I thought the story dragged a bit in place as the author tried to develop the non-mystery. I think you can figure out from the beginning who did it. The book is more about the development of Samantha and Richard trust and respect for their respective needs and concerns as their relationship grows during a murder investigation. The investigation is the catalyst that propels the ...more
I liked the story well-enough. Samantha and Rick are entertaining together and I can't help but cheer them on. The reason I give this book three stars (leaning toward 2.5) is because there were too many mistakes with the writing that I can't overlook! A huge example, in the first book Rick has gray eyes but in this one his eyes are blue. Really? I don;t believe that's possible without contacts - which wasn't the case. What an irritating mistake for the author AND the editor to miss! The book is ...more
Aug 08, 2012 Manuela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporaneo
Un deciso passo avanti rispetto al primo della serie, che non mi aveva convinta del tutto.
La Enoch ha uno stile fresco ed immediato, ed ha la capacità di mescolare a giuste dosi la parte più passionale, veramente ben fatta e hot al punto giusto, con quella suspence, banale ma che si segue con piacere.
Inoltre con poche pennellate crea personaggi secondari di spessore: dal simpatico Aubrey, alla odiata ex Patricia, personaggio al limite del caricaturale, che rende però la storia più frizzante.
Patti Ashley
Laughing still

Sam is trying to set up her security business with her retired fence.Rick worried she will return to her former very lucrative but also very illegal past profession. He is pushing and Sam is pushing right back. Of course, Patricia the ex is in town needing Rock's help. All the bumps and headaches of a three month relationship are cropping up and the death of Sam's first client add that touch of mayhem and mystery. Another homerun!
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Samantha Jellicoe (5 books)
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“I think those girls on the left side with the signs are members of Rick’s Chicks,” she returned, mostly to see if she could rattle him.
“So are you, if you get the newsletter.”
Sam smiled. She couldn’t help it, even when the volume of camera flashes increased in response. “That’s right. Ooh, Mr. Addison, you’re so hot, sign my tit, will you?”
He leaned over, kissing her ear. “I am going to fuck you all night,” he whispered.
Shivers went all the way down her spine. “I must have the deluxe fan club membership.”
“Oh, that you do, Samantha. That you do.”
“She wants you back.” Her gaze held his for a half-dozen heartbeats before she broke away, increasing her pace through the lobby and into the warm air of eastern Florida in January.
Richard followed her, a dozen denials and rebuttals fighting for position. “She does not.”
“Ooh, good retort. Prove it.”
“She needs someone to cosign her paperwork, and I’m the only one she could think of to do it. I spend time here. Hence, Palm Beach.”
“She needs—”
“And,” he cut in, warming to the argument, “and, the Society here is the type she feels comfortable with, anyway. A good dozen of her Patty’s Pack friends have winter homes here. I can’t see her moving to Dirt, Nebraska. Can you?”
Samantha dove into the Bentley that waited at the curb and actually hesitated a moment before she unlocked the passenger door for him. “No, but I can see her in Paris or Venice or Milan or New York,” she retorted. “But like you said, you’re here. And hey, Mr. Denial, if she has her Patty’s Pack friends in town, why is it again you’re being recruited to cosign?”
Richard barely had time to close his door before she peeled away from the curb. “You’re jealous,” he announced.
“You’re an asshole”
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