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Summer Games

3.68  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,017 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
As Raine Smith heads to the Olympic Games for the equestrian event, little does she realize that she's about to face her greatest peril in the arms of Cord Elliot, a man trained to protect her from sudden gunfire. Yet, from the moment Raine meets Cord's ice-blue glance, she knows he's more hazardous to her heart than a sniper's bullet.
Mass Market Paperback, Silhouette Intimate Moments, #57, 251 pages
Published July 1984 by Silhouette Books
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i loved the book(no surprise there) i ended up loving and caring for the characters, the emotions were well displayed and the story line was great and unique
the book starts out with R.Johnnstone is removed from his assignment only to be kept in another one, to take care of Raine, he uses the name Cord Elliot as his undercover identity. Raine and Cord end up having an explosion of chemistry in the book (view spoiler)
Jul 16, 2013 M— rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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This book was published in 1984. As long as you remember that while reading it, you'll do fine. About 10 pages in I realized it was Old School and had to check the publication date. Once I did, I just gave up any requirement for "reality" and enjoyed the ride. Heh. The heroine is feisty and inexperienced; the hero is older and jaded from his years as a secretive operative. You can figure out how the romance is going to work from the first chapter on.

Still, it was fun to read and a bit of a time
I did like it. Its an easy read - the Olympic setting was interesting. And I gave leeway for when it was written. I could deal with the fact that it wasn't action packed, but I really wanted more background on the terrorist and what Cord was up to previously. My biggest peeve was the fact that her family seemingly has never told her anything at all about what Daddy does and seems to have little to no connection to her. Yes, her father is a senior diplomat secret agent person, but he really could ...more
May 21, 2012 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I recently read Beautiful Dreamer and loved it, so I tried this book. I wasn't overly impressed. Elizabeth Lowell improved a lot in 20 years between Remember Summer and Beautiful Dreamer. Summer wasn't a bad book it just wasn't good either. The love at first tackle (hehe) scenario was over done and not believable, but the rest of the love story was better. The theme of a "rambling man" meets special woman and changes his ways to stay with her, was done amazingly in Beautiful Dreamer, but doesn't ...more
Aug 30, 2009 Angela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ebooks
In the last of my Elizabeth Lowell Summer 2009 Marathon, I'm jumping out of the historicals and into a contemporary, Remember Summer. I was hoping that I'd get closer in general flavor to the sorts of suspense novels Lowell's been writing for much of her recent career, and at least in some ways, that's what I got; it was easy to see the progression from her historicals to this novel and on up to her later work. Still, this one's got its feet planted way more on the romance side of the fence than ...more
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May 05, 2011 Alexis-Morgan Roark rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Seriously? Talk about seductin at warp speed! You gotta read it to understand, but...okay...I might just need to read (instead of listen to) chapters one and two again 'cause I obviously missed SOMETHING.

No, she was an unwilling victim (yet really willing) to be seduced by a man who had just knocked the wind out of her thinking her a terrorist.

Okay. Sure.

I so wanted to finsh this book, that I found myself actually skipping over some of the more detailed riding passages! Call me impatient. I was
Nov 16, 2013 boemum rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I read this book when I was young and I must have liked it because I kept it. I found it on audio and was excited. I was confused less then an hour in. I picked up the book to see if the audio book missed a few chapters, but nope, there was no mistake. It baffles me that this book made it to the shelves. In less then ten pages the two main characters meet, lust after each other, and fall madly in love. I felt like I was being punked and there was a hidden camera and soon I'd find out it was not ...more
Anne Martin
interesting, as, soon after the rules changed, and the 2004 Olympics introduced the short format. I don't know how many horses were injured previously, but one is already one too meany. The romantic story did not add much to the book.
Audio Book #6 of 2009

I first read this book back in HS. Picked up, no doubt, because of the equestrian theme. I've read it twice, I believe, and enjoyed it this time. So when I was looking for an Audio book to listen to when we went to Buffalo, and I remembered this, I tought, why not? We've listened to two other Elizabeth Lowell audio books this year, so I though it would be tolerated.

What I didn't remember about the book was how little action took place. Most of the book seemed to be about the
Feb 13, 2015 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I so totally agree with another reviewer. Gave it a 2 only cuz I finished it

the fact that I survived the book is a miracle - dear god, how bad
Oct 10, 2012 C K rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an author that I have read a lot of and have added her books to my 'keeper' book shelf. Most I have read at least twice and some even more than that. Always in depth characters that anyone can identify with on some level.
Apr 13, 2012 Julie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the parts about the Olympic equestrian competitions however the story was supposed to have some suspense/intrigue which it lacked. The background on the assassin was also missing. The end felt very rushed.
Lori Baldi
Oct 13, 2011 Lori Baldi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed this book about the equestrian events more than the other parts of the story. I learned so much that helped me to follow the International Games held here in the US in 2010. Very exciting!
May 19, 2009 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good story, "Cord" seems a little too good to be true. Ah, if only men did talk like that.
Christine US
Aug 30, 2012 Christine US rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
the fact that I survived the book is a miracle - dear god, how bad
The 1980s patina is very heavy on this one.
Kaye Gacho
my first Elizabeth Lowell book..
Nov 13, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Love the horses!
Mar 29, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Individually and with co-author/husband Evan, Ann Maxwell has written over 60 novels and one work of non-fiction. There are 30 million copies of these books in print, as well as reprints in 30 foreign languages. Her novels range from science fiction to historical fiction, from romance to mystery. After working in contemporary and historical romance, she became an innovator in the genre of romantic ...more
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