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Refém do Amor

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  21,397 Ratings  ·  826 Reviews
Phoebe MacNamara é uma das melhores negociadoras de reféns da cidade, e a sua última missão consiste em impedir um suicida de saltar do topo de um edifício pertencente a Duncan Smith. Impressionado pela coragem e frieza da jovem, Duncan sente-se intrigado por Phoebe e tenta desarmá-la com o seu charme, convidando-a para uma bebida. Como mãe solteira e mulher a tentar const ...more
Capa Mole, 410 pages
Published February 11th 2011 by Edições Chá das Cinco (first published 2007)
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Apr 28, 2015 karen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: it-is-for-class
just so you know, i really tried. anyone who knows me knows my - let's call it lack of enthusiasm - towards the romance genre. but i went into this with an open mind, thinking, "i didn't want to read the children's books when i took the children's class either, and look at me now!" but so i went in thinking it would make me a better person or a better, more rounded book-knower.

so i tried.

but shit - this is a pretty bad one. and it is more than just a matter of preference/taste for the genre, it
So, this book marks a big moment for me...


Yes, that's right, I have now finished ONE HUNDRED books this year. *cue applause*

A couple of months ago, Flannery and I discovered that we shared a mutual love for Nora Roberts. We then decided that we would devote an entire week to Nothing But Nora, revisiting all of our favourite Nora novels. High Noon is the first in my NBN book list.

High Noon is not my absolute favourite Nora novel, but it is amongst the ones I like best. Actually, the reason I st
5 Stars! Exciting, gripping and brilliantly narrated by Susan Erikson! Another fantastic read/ listen from the talented Nora Roberts. The plot had me on the edge of my seat nearly the entire time.

Phoebe McNamara is a hostage negotiator for the Savannah police department. At the scene of an attempted suicide she meets Duncan Swift, former employer of the distraught man who is a jump away from committing suicide. Duncan is drawn to this strong confident woman, and she is taken by his charming per
Duchess Nicole
This is not my favorite Nora, but still good. I tend to rate her against herself anyways. I think the tough woman cop thing is a little overplayed. I really enjoy when she writes a heroine who is a bit softer, and Phoebe is definitely not that. I thought that Duncan, Phoebe's love interest, was sort of blah. I just never fell in love with him.

As always, there is a secondary love story going on between Ava and Phoebe's stand in Daddy and boss. But I was very frustrated to realize at the end of t
Aug 21, 2007 Eviltwinjen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance fans, suspense fans, people who wonder if romance novels can be feminist
Shelves: romance
I'm a total sucker for Nora Roberts, and as long as she's not recycling characters too obviously I have few complaints. Say what you will about Roberts and her incredibly prolific career, she's an effective writer. I laughed, I cried, I was concerned about whether some characters would make it out alive. So the hero is just a bit too good to be true--an emotionaly open, handsome, loyal lottery winner, fer chrissakes--the heroine is a hostage negotiator who's truly ballbusting. The opening, which ...more
I've must've seen the movie version of this before or at least parts of it. There were certain scenes where I knew exactly how it was going to play out, I could predict it down to the letter. Then again, the entire middle section of the book was unknown to me so I figure I must've caught it while channel surfing and not knowing it was a Nora Roberts adaptation.

Things I liked:

1) the romance.
I wasn't head-over-heels with it, but Roberts does what she does best and I did like it. Or certain aspects
Jane Stewart
Audiobook narrator was terrible. Story, characters, and chemistry were weak.

Imagine someone with a hair trigger temper, quick to yell and always ANGRY. That is how the narrator interpreted most characters. I don’t like to be around angry people, and that was how I felt during most of the book. The second most common interpretation was SMUG. Others: sarcastic, slick, arrogant. There was no warmth, vulnerability, sensitivity. My favorite narrator Frank Muller reads with a s
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Nora Roberts never fails to deliver in her standalone novels. Action, suspense, intrigue, chemistry, romance - High Noon has it all. And it'll be some time before I get that tune out of my head! This one starts off with a bang - straight into action as Phoebe is called to the scene of a man threatening suicide. As a hostage negotiator with the Savannah police department, Phoeboe goes out on the ledge to talk him down. It's just another day in her life as a police hostage negotiator, single mothe ...more
Sola Ante El Peligro me ha gustado mucho (parece que últimamente sólo leo libros de Nora Roberts, pero es que me encantan!), aunque tengo que decir que la relación entre Phoebe y Duncan es super apresurada. Es decir, ellos se conocen cuando un exempleado de Duncan está intentando suicidarse y Phoebe va allí para evitarlo. Y ese día, sin saber absolutamente nada de ella salvo su nombre, Duncan ya está pensando en salir con ella. A ver, me he enamorado de los personajes, de cada uno de ellos, porq ...more
One of my favorite things about Nora Roberts books is not only the relationship she builds between the lead F-M characters, but also the relationships between the secondary characters; and I love when she had kids in her books, they bring a whole new level of fun and charm to the storyline.
Pretty good by not her best work…

I liked the characters, especially Ma Bee and Duncan. Ma Bee understands Duncan like no other - the only mother figure he’d ever known. Duncan is a take charge kind of man, one who does what he wants when he wants, and pursues Phoebe like a pitbull - jaw locked and refusing to let go. Phoebe needed him to balance her, and I’m glad they found each other. And Carly, Phoebe’s 7-year-old daughter - very much like my own 7-year-old daughter. The only difference is my
Mar 02, 2012 Cata rated it it was amazing
Shelves: emprestados, 2012
Ser negociadora de reféns não é uma profissão fácil, ainda para mais quando se é mãe solteira e a nossa mãe vive fechada em casa. Porém as coisas podem sempre piorar. E é isso que Phoebe MacNamara está prestes a descobrir.

Depois de ter sido atacada na própria esquadra por um polícia que acabou de suspender, Phoebe começa a receber animais mortos à porta de casa. Quem anda a fazer isso? E porquê?

Mas os animais são apenas o principio...

Ele esperou muito tempo por vingança. Ele planeou cada passo,
Barbara ★
I have to start reading the back of Nora's books before I autobuy. This one’s about Phoebe MacNamara, a hostage negotiator, with a young daughter, an agoraphobic mother and someone stalking her. Enter Duncan Swift, a hottie bar owner who just happens to be the boss of the first person she has to talk off the roof. I truly enjoyed the story but I thought it got bogged down in negotiations which tended to be repetitive and rather tedious. I liked all the characters except the asshats but that's to ...more
Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh
This one’s about a hostage negotiator named Phoebe MacNamara who lives with her agoraphobic mother being stalked by a weirdo cop – it’s great suspense with a perfect multi-millionaire as the love interest thrown in for good measure. Rate 3.5
Feb 28, 2011 Filipa rated it really liked it
Acabei. Este Refém do Amor é um bom livro.
Tem qualidade suficiente para fazer parte do meu top 10 da autora.
O enredo está todo muito bem estruturado. Digamos que me fez relembrar o que eu gostei tanto à primeira vista na escrita da Nora Roberts.
Este é um dos livros dela com mais suspense. Era completamente impossível de descobrir o assassino e nem por isso deixei de criar imensas teorias para a identidade que eu achava mais provável.
As cenas mais dramáticas e de acção estão todas muito bem fei
Okuduğuma değdi doğrusu. Heyecanlıydı, romantikti, tatlı sahneleri de vardı. Karakterlerin her birini sevdim açıkçası. Phoebe rehin alma vakalarında görev alıyor ve rehineciyle görüşmeyi yaparak rehineleri kurtarmaya çalışıyor. Tabi bu görevde geçmişinin ve babası kadar yakın Dave karakterinin etkisi var. Bir gün intihar etmek isteyen bir çocuğun yanına gönderiliyor ve orada Duncan ile tanışıyor. İşte klasik etkilenme felan oraları geçiyorum. Bunlar bir yandan birbirlerine aşık olurken psikopatı ...more
I picked this up in an airport bookshop last weekend, when my plane got stuck in Atlanta. High Noon wasn't a bad read and certainly kept the boredom at bay as I waited for my flight to depart, but it wasn't up to Roberts' usual standard.

The plot is laid out above and I will say that the characters were interesting by the end of the novel. Unfortunately, it seemed like two much was going on with the thriller plot to allow Roberts to flesh out the characters early enough for me to really connect.
Jun 20, 2011 Catarina rated it really liked it
Shelves: nora-roberts
Real Rating: 4.5 / 5

Não fossem algumas questões levantas, com a sua habitual mestria pela autora, mas no fim não concluidas ou exploradas devidamente e este podia ser facilmente um livro de 5 estrelas.
Ainda assim não deixa de ser um dos meus preferidos e sobre o qual adorei ler.

Começando então pelos pontos negativos, a autora pressupõe um casal secundário Dave e Ava e no fim não lhes dá qualquer desfecho concreto, é como se o assunto tivesse sido esquecido. Existe ainda uma questão de parentesc
HIGH NOON (Police Proc/Romance-Lt. Phoebe MacNamara-Savannah, GA-Cont) – VG
Roberts, Nora – Standalone
Putnam, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780399154348
First Sentence: Jumping to your death was a crappy way to spend St. Patrick’s Day.
*** Lt. Phoebe MacNamara is single mother who lives with daughter, Carly, her mother, suffering from agoraphobia, and Ava, a family friend. As a hostage negotiator, she talks down a man threatening to commit suicide and meets the man’s attractive former employer. Phoeb
Lea's Audiobooks Hensley
I couldn't finish. Just too many highly unusual factors mixed together in one story. First, what community the size of Savannah needs a hostage negotiator every week or more? I know sometimes it's to prevent suicide but still...

The heroine was almost killed along with her mother and brother when she was young when they were all held hostage by the mom's boyfriend. Okay - that's tragic. Now her mom won't leave the house even years later. Tragic again.

The hero won $132 million in a lottery.

The her
Aug 31, 2016 HÜLYA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ne yazayım ???
Bayıldım...Nora Roberts'in eski kitaplarinin tadı bambaşka ...
Heyecanlı ve aksiyonlu bir polisiye en romantik film ve kitaplara taş çıkaracak bir aşk vardı ...
Eve Dallas'in bu kitaplarda temeli atıldı gına inanıyorum .Zira kadın dedektifimiz Phobe karakteri Eve Dallas'ı çok animsatiyordu..
Duncan ah...Roarke özelliklerinde süper bir aşık ...
Yazarın eskilerden okumadigim Anahtar Üçlemesi kaldı sanırım..Hala okumayan varsa tavsiye ederim..
Author: Nora Roberts
First published: 2007
Length: 9109 kindle locations
Setting: Contemporary. Savannah.
Sex: Explicit but infrequent.
Hero: Lottery winner.
Heroine: Police negotiator. Single Mum.
Triggers: Heroine is injured/almost-raped. Some violent deaths.

Once more, Roberts gives us lots of possible BadGuys but doesn’t bother to introduce The BadGuy until the very end. While the journey is interesting, it would be nice to know whodunnit, and why.

A fun, easy-ish read with a nice story progression a
Ahmed Moghazy
رواية بوليسية رومانسية إجتماعية، تصلح سيناريو فيلم تشويق لا بأس به -لكن ليس ممتازا- إلا أنها كرواية عابها التطويل خاصة مع عادية الأسلوب، أي نعم لم يكن سيئا لكنه ليس مميزا بما يكفي لتهوين قراءة حوالي 550 صفحة.
تدور أحداثها حول شخصية مفاوضة محتجزي الرهائن الفيدرالية فيبي ماكنمارا وأسرتها الصغيرة، و الأحداث الدرامية التي تعرضوا لها في الماضي وآثارها التي تلاحقهم، والحوادث التي تتعرض لها بحكم مهنتها وتوابعها، سواء الجيدة مثل لقائها بدانكان الذي سيصير حبيبها ويحاول تعويضها عن مآسي حياتها الصعبة، أو ال
Oct 15, 2007 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was not too pleased with this Nora Roberts book. Maybe I've just read too many of her books and they are becoming too alike.
I feel that she could have told this story effectively in 200 less pages then it actually was. It seemed to drag on and I wasn't relating to the characters at all... they seemed so one-dimensional. It was a disappointment.
Wendy Darling
I picked this up for 10 cents from a library sale, since I like NR's In Death series. But this felt like a less cool, less focused version of Eve and Roarke. The first 200 pages were pretty good, but honestly this thing was just too long and drawn out for what it was. I lost interest, starting skimming, and eventually just gave up. Meh.
Aug 07, 2014 Shani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up at the thrift store. I'm a book junkie and prefer the books in hand compared to digital. I read the inside jacked and was hooked. It took me three days to finish this book adn I found myself staying up late to read. The whole story is interesting but then you take Phoebe's life choices and it's a must have. I couldn't put it down, seriously! She took a part of her past that was so traumatic and turned it into a lifetime of trying to save the world, one negotiation at a time. I c ...more
Sarah ~
Mar 27, 2013 Sarah ~ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
نورا روبرتس المبدعة تأخذنا هذه المرة
داخل حياة فيبي ..
الجسورة والقوية التي تحمي عائلتها كلها
فيبي الشرطية والمتخصصة في المفاوضات عند احتجاز الرهائن او محاولات الإنتحار ..

جميلة هذه الرواية بكل مافيها ..
ملهمة ومليئة بالأمل ..
Aug 03, 2015 Angela marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
3 August 2015: $2.99 on Kindle
Feb 16, 2012 Rasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية مشوقة حقا .. ممتعة حتى اخرها مثل رواية سقوط الأقنعة .. ابطالها مميزين .. حبيت اسلوب نورا روبرتس وبإذن الله بقرالها بقية رواياتها لكني احتاج لتركيز اكبر فأسلوبها فيه من الذكاء ما يستدعي التركيز

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Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies.

During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was wha
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