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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  2,400 ratings  ·  121 reviews
The #1 "New York Times" bestselling author proves once again that "she knows how to keep the tension high and the plot twisting and turning" ("Fresno Bee"), in this tale of explosive secrets and the gamble to love again.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 28th 2004 by Bantam (first published 1987)
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Mo
2.5 stars. This one was very disappointing. To be honest I skimmed then end so cannot even tell ya what actually happened.


Won't give up on SB just yet.
Carolyn F.
Audiobook. Not a huge fan of Sandra Brown and this book didn't change my opinion. First of all, who says indubitably to their honey when they're getting all romantic? And the descriptions of items - ugh! His shoes looked like 2 ship wrecked boats. What?! The author fills the book with these inane descriptions. I would have written them down if I wasn't listening to this in my car. And the heroine was not likeable at all - at first you think she's just a conquest but when he falls in love with he ...more
Becky
Soooo....picked up this book after finishing "Smashcut", which I adored. I figured, if she does mystery really well, the romance should be just as good, right? Um, wrong.

Honestly the overall book isn't terrible - the plot is (I think) a good one, definitely an interesting idea. But about 80% of the book is about Rylan fantasizing about or actively trying to have sex with Demon Rumm's widow. I did a lot of eye-rolling throughout this one - again, could have been a good, or at least decent, book,
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Giedre
Ugh. The dude was an eejit. She says "no", he not only thinks but says out loud "frigid". And the prose, oh, the prose... made my eyes bleed while reading certain paragraphs. But mostly what annoyed me was not the writing or the sheer eejitness of both the hero and heroine, but the sheer shallowness of the portrayal of two people falling in love. We see the hero salivating over the heroine and then getting angry because he's not getting any, but, get this, we're told he's... "in looove". Really? ...more
HÜLYA
Sandra Brown'un Anılarımla Yatak Odası yazarın hayranlarının diğeri kitaplarına göre oldukça sönük bulacağı bir kitap idi.Yazarın 1987 yılında yazdığı romanlarından..Okurken kadın karaktere sinir oldum.Kitap erkek karakterin bakış açısından anlatılıyordu..
Ünlü bir film yıldızı idi erkek karakter..Kadın karakter ise bir yazar..İki yıl önce bir deneme uçuşu sırasında kaybettiği kocası ile ilgili anılarını yazarken aynı zamanda filmi çekilen eserin senaryosunu da yazıyordu. Rylan North bu gözüpek h
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Pınar
Kitabı bitireli birkaç gün oldu ama yorum için ancak fırsat bulabildim. En başta söylemem gereken, daha önce Sandra okumadıysanız bu kitap size yavan gelecektir. Ben zevkle okudum ama çoğu okuyucunun hatta sevenlerinin bile yeterli bulmayacağını da düşünüyorum.

Teşekkür kısmında yazdığına göre bu hikaye Sandra'nın en sevdiklerindenmiş. Anlamak zor değil. Rylan yani erkek gözünden anlatarak kendi içinde bir ilke imza atmış. Belki başka eserleri de vardır ama ilk defa tamamının erkek gözüyle yazıld
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Esra
Kitaba ilk başlarken şu alışmış olduğum tarzda bir Sandra Brown romanıyla karşılaşacağımı düşünmüştüm ama romantic suspense değil sadece romance çıktı karşıma.. Ama kitabı severek okudum, konusunu görünce zaten ilgimi çekmişti, yazar da gayet güzel işlemiş.. Gizemler çözülene kadar sorunun ne olduğunu baya bir merak ettirdi ki bu da okuma şevkimi arttırdı.. Tek takıldığım konu Rylan'ın gerçek adı.. Ben mi kaçırdım yoksa gerçekten de gerçek adının ne olduğu hiç söylenmedi mi? Sürekli bahsi geçti ...more
Fanny Roswita Ria
Pengarang membawa alur cerita pada novel ini dari sudut pandang sang hero, agak janggal bagi gw sih tapi tetap dibaca sampai habis. Sang heroine, Kirsten Rumm, seorang janda aerobik pilot yang sangat terkenal, Charles "demon" rumm, menerbitkan buku biographi almarhum suaminya setelah 2 tahun kepergian suaminya. Tanpa diduga, buku tersebut meledak dipasaran dan tawaran untuk dijadikan film berdatangan. Publisher dari Kirsten menyambar kesempatan untuk menaikkan kembali rating pembelian buku terse ...more
Bree
It seems insufficient to just say I didn't "get" this one, but I didn't. The setup - book into movie brings actor and writer together - didn't quite work for me. Further, I realize this was an early 80's romance, but I lived in the 80's. And I certainly do not remember a point in my lifetime when men were viewed as attractive wearing cut-off, midriff showing tank tops and cut-off jean shorts. Ewww.
Kath
It was so bad, I actually found myself laughing at parts. I realize that this was written in 1986, but it seemed even earlier. The dialogue was laughable, didn't seem like the characters had any connection other than physical. An her "secret" was absolutely ridiculous. Do not waste your time. This has to be one of the 5 worst books I have ever read.
Lacy
Oct 19, 2012 Lacy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers nostalgic about classic romance w/ aggressive movie star hero
3.5 stars. An entertaining, satisfying, classic romance read w/ lots of sexual tension, both UST and RST, and steam.

When I first read this so long ago, I found Ryland's aggressiveness kind of sexy. On my second read, he comes off as a pushy, arrogant, jerk much of the time. It's interesting how your viewpoint changes overtime.
Jennifer Carper


I could not take the shallow characters in this book. I hung in there for the mystery and because I kept thinking it would get better. It really didn't. I have liked other Sandra Brown books (her more recent ones). If you are new to Brown don't start with this book. Start with Lethal.
Laura Beasley
Short love story but not much to it. Drug some. Kirsten is writing a book about her deceased husband that died in an airplane crash and he was a famous stunt pilot.
Rylan is a famous actor and he is playing the lead role in the movie that is being made from the book.m Dylan wants to come live in Kirsten's home to really learn about her husband so he. An portray him on the screen. Kirsten agrees but not without some reserves. Ryland is very attracted to her and at times she seems to return that af
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Jen
An absolute train wreck. Fans of current day Sandra Brown will be repulsed. This 1987 romance should have been buried, rather than released.
OceMei Belikova♥
awal bacanya agak ngebosenin, makanya sempet lari baca yang lain :pp
akhirnya tadi lanjut lagi, dan Demon Rumm ini not bad at all. Malah agak seru mengingat ceritanya yang dirangkum dengan baik banget.

Demon Rumm tentang seorang artis bernama Rylan yang akan memerankan peran Demon Rumm, yang sebenarnya adalah Charles, suami dari seorang penulis novel bernama Kristin. Charles telah meninggal selama dua tahun,tapi itu belum juga memadamkan api cinta Kristin yang begitu besar terhadapnya. Rylan yang
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Fiary

Kenanglah hal yang baik dari yang telah pergi
Seperti umumnya novels SB romans jadul yang bukunya tipis-tipis, ide ceritanya mirip2....dan mudah ditebak. Demikian juga Demon Rumm...ceritanya ringan, berkutat pada 2 org tokoh dengan obyek yg mendekatkan mereka adalah orang ketiga yang sudah menjadi masa lalu.

Satu hal yg agak membedakan, novel ini bercerita dari sudut pandang pria. Pembaca dibawa, digiring untuk memahami apa yg dirasakan dan dipikirkan Rylan North khususnya terhadap Kirsten Rumm. B
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Maria Mitchell
I received this book for free from Goodreads First Reads in exchange for a review.

This was a light and airy romance good for summer reading. Autobiographical author Kirsten Rumm is writing about life with her deceased airplane trickster Demon Rumm. That book is being made into a movie staring Rylan North. Ryan decides it'd be a swell idea for him to live with Kirsten for a while so he could really get a feel for how Demon was as a person.

Even though Rylan is very attracted to Kirsten they are l
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Rachel
Demon Rumm by Sandra Brown is a fiery passion of lust and yearning within the pages. Kristin Rumm loses her husband Demon, a stunt pilot, in a terrible, heart thumping accident which throws her into grievance and confusion. The majority of her husband’s spectator believed he was an entertainer, but to Kristin he was a hero. He was a hero in her eyes because he taught the values of achieving what you want no matter who told you that you couldn’t. Upon his death she wrote a novel to describe his l ...more
Julie Barrett
Demon Rumm (Loveswept, #197) by Sandra Brown
Kristin Rumm is writing a book about her husbands life and his work.
There is a movie that is coming out about it with Ryan North playing the major role. He moves into her beachfront house so he can get a feel for the hero.
He finds himself very attracted to her an she leans into him as well...
He agrees to do the stunt himself, the crash that had ended her husbands life. Something doesn't go just right and his gloves are smoldering and he's on his way t
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Carol  MacInnis
Kirsten Rumm was married to the once famous aerobatic pilot, Demon Rumm until he was killed in a horrific accident two years ago. Kirsten is writing a book about life with Demon Rumm and the famous Rylan North is playing the lead in the movie. But in order for Rylan to understand Demon Rumm's total persona, on and off screen, he wishes to move into the beachfront home with Kirsten. Kirsten vehemently refuses but finally agrees to this 'bizarre' setup. Although Rylan is an extremely handsome elig ...more
Christian
Seperti yang Asrina bilang.. ini buku memang mengecewakan. Yeah, dan waktu ditilik dari tahun terbitnya di Amrik sana, 1978, jelas sekali Mbak Sandra belon jago-jago amat nulis romance-nya.

Bercerita tentang aktor tenar yang jatuh cinta pada janda legenda aeronautika yang sedang diperankan di film terbarunya. Awal cerita sih seksi. Menggoda rasa ingin tahu gue sebagai pembaca. Tapi ke tengah2nya, mulai merasa bosan. Terasa banget Mbak Sandra pengen manjang-manjangin. Apalagi waktu tahu rahasia De
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Julie Henry
This book made me wonder if romance novels are starting to lose their appeal to me (I find this sad).

(Note: possible spoiler alerts). The fact that instantly all Rylan North wanted to do is get in her pants because she was beautiful & petite was "love" to him was odd to me. He started thinking Kirsten was frigid right away when the JUST MET. He had all these theories about the woman he is "in love with" but she didn't give him any substance to be in love with - it was all about her appearanc
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Amy (amyb2332)
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Trudy Miner
When is portrays a character in a movie, Rylan North tries to get inside the person's head/life. In this case, he moves into the home Demon Rumm shared with his now-reclusive wife, Kristen. Rylan, a bad-boy at heart, knows he's pushing her buttons when, upon arrival, he immediately dives into her pool in the buff! As he spends time with Kristen, Ryan becomes more puzzled by Demon's death in his stunt plane and Kristen's aversion to speak of her husband. At the same time, they are becoming closer ...more
Mary Z : )
This was just awful - at least up to the point when I abandoned this book. I was afraid Kirsten would give in to the coarse, oafish advances (assaults?) of the male character.... whose name I have already dismissed from my memory.
(Kelly)~Got Fiction?~ Oakes
Let me start by saying "HAWT", this book was nothing like I expected...I should have known better, it's Sandra Brown! Leave it to Sandra to introduce a sinfully sexy, brooding, rugged, ripped and facinating character the like of Rylan North. He is everyone's dream hollywood bad-boy come to life. But that isn't what get to you. It's that is all a lie, it's all rumors and he is so much more. Rylan's depth and character are the reason he goes Kirsten's home to research his character in the upcoming ...more
Stephanie
My library has a HUGE collection of downloadable audiobooks. Unfortunately, all the fiction is divided into only five categories, so selecting a book is a bit of a chore. As I am a pretty non-discriminating and voracious reader, I tend to put in a keyword and then just download everything that comes up. In this case, I used the word "Demon" and this was one. Compared to, say, a Harlequin Romance, this book was pretty good. Compared also to all the other "Demon" books in the library's collection ...more
Anik
I usually like Sandra Brown but I must admit this book was a nightmare from start to finish. Unbelievable relationship, weird descriptions at the worst moments, boring plot...
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