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Hot Ice

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  8,711 ratings  ·  246 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a seductive novel of red hot passion and cold hard cash, as a Manhattan socialite living at jet-set speed crosses a desperate man on the run—and finds herself trapped in a deadly game that may have no winners or losers . . . or survivors.

Reckless Whitney MacAllister possesses all the wealth and beauty every woman dr
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1987)
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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
Well this had to be one of the more enjoyable reads by this author for me.
"would be thief for hire" Douglas Lord has just finished a "job" lifting important papers that date back to Marie Antoinette and the lost french jewels that lead to a fortune in treasure. After almost turning over the papers he finds out he is to be double crossed & dumped in the nearest river, so he decides to keep them for himself, but he has to get to it before Dimitri & his goons get him first. Whitney MacAllis
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Mary
CHEESY!!!

And if you're ok with cheese, it's not a bad book. My chief complaint is that they eat a lot of mangoes in this book...here's a quote...Pulling out a mango, he took a big, greedy bite. And they never peel them. Obviously the author has never eaten a mango. And that bugs me, because I love mangos, and...geesh, do a little research. But I guess mangos were more exotic in the 80s, and most readers didn't know you had to peel them.

So anyway.... think Romancing the Stone, and that's about t
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Barbara ★
Definitely not one of Nora Roberts best books and the only one I've ever given less than 3 stars. This is a story about an unrepentant thief who steals priceless documents leading to a spectacular treasure from his mob-like boss and is therefore chased basically around the world (from Manhattan to Madagascar).

Unfortunately, neither the hero nor the heroine were likable characters. Whitney is shallow and vain and gave off that Paris Hiltonesque vibe - more money than brains. Douglas was worse -
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SL
It just didn't do it for me. The storyline plodded along, and I couldn't like either of the main characters. There didn't seem to be a plausible reason why I should root for them. Vain, shallow, brash females don't engage me, and neither do narcissistic, immature males. I finished it because I wanted to see how it would end, but I would never reread or recommend it. The end was actually the best part...
Angela
Nora Roberts' Hot Ice, one of her older standalone books from the late 80's, is a halfway decent caper novel. Thief Douglas Lord, betrayed by the man who's hired him to steal valuable papers pointing the way to a lost treasure from the French Revolution, is thrust across the path of the young heirness Whitney MacAllister--who promptly decides that teaming up with Doug will be the biggest adventure of her life, and never mind his occupying the shady side of the law.

Our hero and heroine journey fr
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JoAnne
I have not read most of Nora Roberts earlier books since I have gotten into her books more recently. Hot Ice is one of these earlier ones. Now I will need to go back and add the books I've missed throughout the years to my TBR pile!
Hot Ice is a romantic suspense leaning more towards the action/adventure side of the story rather than the romance part which is thrown in here and there. The descriptions of the places Whitney and Doug travel to are very vivid and I can picture the animals, the heat,
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Alicia Williams
Wow, has Nora Roberts ever gotten better in the last twenty years! I used to love her "two-word title" books which were always her mystery/romance books. I could barely make it through my 2006 re-read of "Hot Ice"! It was so repetitive, all the characters smoked a lot, and they were just dumb. What thief just gives out his name and travels with his own papers when being pursued by a Mafia God?
Yvonne
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Amanda
"A puzzle. I've got pieces to a puzzle and I'm going to Madagascar."

Beautiful, elegant, manhattan socialite Whitney Macallister finds herself placed into a unique partnership on a hunt for a long-lost treasure. It's not just any partnership, though. After Doug Lord, a slick, determined yet charming theif hijacked her car at a astop light in attempt to run away for bad guys; Whitney now must battle with Doug, side by side, to stay ahead of the little game entitled "death".

Roberts not only takes u
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 One Curvy Blogger
This book was so disappointing. I was extremely interested in this book, don't get me wrong. It was definitely not boring. However...

A) Doug was such an asshole! Money is the only thing important to him. Lots and lots of money. I grew up in a home wear going out for fast food was a nice surprise. We never went to "restaurants" where entrees were more than $10 a plate, but DAMN I was never this greedy! His girl gets kidnapped and he's more concerned for the treasure then he is his lady. Smh. Even
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Jess
Definitely not one of my favorites from Roberts. I just couldn't get into the story line and I really disliked the characters. Whitney was just too cold and acted too much like a prima donna and Doug was just irritating. Trying to act noble when he really was just a thief.

And the idea of keeping a running total of how much he owed her really irritated me at parts. I mean, when how much someone owes someone else is brought up right in the middle or right before a sex scene.. come on.

This won't s
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Mollie *scoutrmom*
May 27, 2012 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance
Shelves: romance, read-in-2012
This is one of the funniest romantic suspense novels I've ever come across. It does not matter that the sex is plain vanilla, it's not germane to the development of the romantic relationship.

Miss Whitney MacAllister is something else. I love that every time she has to spend money in the adventure, she writes it down and keeps track of every cent for him to reimburse her.

Douglas Lord is an unapologetic thief. The author makes no bones about it. He displays values and a sense of honor, but he enjo
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Moxie
I hated this book. I read it because it was supposed to be funny. It wasn't...not even a little bit.
I hated the characters. They were some of the stupidest people Ive ever encountered in print. A vapid moronic rich girl who is so desperate to have a real problem that she risks being shot at repeatedly, stalked, and the imitate threat of rape. Which would have been fine i suppose if she wasn't also shocked and mournful every time someone is hurt as a consequence of their endeavor. She is constant
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Duncan Mandel

FromNew York Timesbestselling author Nora Roberts comes a seductive novel of red hot passion and cold hard cash, as a Manhattan socialite living at jet-set speed crosses a desperate man on the run—and finds herself trapped in a deadly game that may have no winners or losers . . . or survivors.

Reckless Whitney MacAllister possesses all the wealth and beauty every woman dreams of. Streetwise Douglas Lord has the good looks and quick wits to be a success at his chosen profession: larceny. She has t

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Micii
A fantastic, exciting story. I'm thrilled!
Vicky
This book had some big turn-offs for me: 1) There is no way getting around the fact that the "hero" is a crook. I'm as willing as the next person to make room for some moral ambiguity in fiction, but this guy, charming as he was, really stretched the limits for me. 2) The "heroine" isn't that appealing either. She's is vain, self-centered and full of herself. 3) I am completely turned off when the main characters smoke. Let me blunt: smoking is a disgusting, filthy addiction. Contrary to the way ...more
Karine Darnessy
Je reviens assez mitigé de ma lecture. Cela fait pas mal de temps que j'entends parler de Nora Roberts en bien et j'ai décidé de me lancer. Peut-être que je n'ai pas commencé par le bon livre mais ce n'a pas été le coup de foudre . Je me suis ennuyé pendant les deux tiers du livre, c'est la dernière partie qui m'a plu le plus. Quand au personnages, je ne me suis pas plus intéressé que ça. Je n'ai pas eu d'empathie pour eux et les mon chou à répétition mon agacé. L'autre point assez énervant, est ...more
Robin
On the run in Manhatten and the target of hit men, Douglas Lord jumps into a nearby car and orders the driver to "step on it". Heiress Whitney MacAllister doesn't like being ordered around, but flying bullets make her move fast. With killers on their heels, Doug and Whitney come to an agreement. He has information that will lead them to a treasure and will split it with Whitney if she bankrolls the expedition. Soon they are on their way to Paris, then Madagascar, in search of a priceless treasur ...more
Helen
As always, Nora Roberts draws fascinating characters and brings a locale to life, in this case both New York City and Madagascar. Unfortunately, the head-hopping point of view boomerangs the reader around into almost everyone's head--on the same page! It's unnecessary and distracting, and Roberts has controlled it better in other books. Plus, the book bogged down about a third of the way in with the characters rehashing in their minds the motivation that had already been clearly shown. That said ...more
Victoria
This is the only book of Nora Roberts I did not enjoy.

Did not like the charactors and the danger I did not fall into as I have in the past.
Stacey
Jul 28, 2011 Stacey marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
OK, I may never read this since I don't read these sorts of books. But it takes place in Madagascar! So...maybe one day.
Andreasoldier
So Doug Lord, a thief with discriminating taste, has stolen some papers leading to a cache of French royal jewels, from an organized crime lord with a penchant for sadism.
When he carjacks Whitney MacAllister, a bored New York socialite (think Paris Hilton), she decides to bank roll Doug's hunt for the treasure as long as he takes along for the ride.
The crime lord chase them to Madagascar where the jewels are. There's suspense, two innocents die, but the two refuse to give up.
While the story move
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Maura
Eh. An older, clearly dated, 80's style romance from Nora Roberts that's probably not worth reading. It has a bit of a suspense plot as the two main characters travel from place to place in order to find the treasure. Whitney, the heroine, is a spoiled rich girl who is very materialistic and is not a very sympathetic heroine. Another reviewer compared her to Paris Hilton and that really resonated - it feels like she just has money and doesn't have to work for it and just enjoys the party lifesty ...more
Makenzie
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Joana
★★★☆☆ {2.5/3}



Sinopse:
Reckless Whitney MacAllister possesses all the wealth and beauty every woman dreams of. Streetwise Douglas Lord has the good looks and quick wits to be a success at his chosen profession: larceny. She has the cash and the connections. He has the stolen documents leading to a fabulous hidden fortune. It is a business proposition, pure and simple.

But the race to find the treasure, from Manhattan to Madagascar, is only part of the game. For their fierce and dangerous attracti
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Carol  MacInnis
The beautiful and very wealthy Whitney MacAllister who is used to having it all her own way is driving back from the airport after a two weeks trip in Paris. As she stops for a red light the passenger door of her car suddenly opens and a man gets in supposedly pointing a gun at her with his hand in his pocket and demands her to drive as three men are after him in a car behind them and they mean business. Douglas Lord is a professional burglar and the men after him work for someone named Dimitri. ...more
Cyrisse
Oct 21, 2008 Cyrisse rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers
Recommended to Cyrisse by: n/a
Shelves: nora-roberts
Whitney MacAllister is gorgeous, reckless, and rich. Douglas Lord is a street-wise criminal with a weakness for literature--and beautiful jewels. Chased by gangsters who are trying to kill him, Lord jumps into Whitney's car at a street light and before he knows it, she's taking them on a wild chase across Manhattan to elude his killers. She probably saves his life, and although he is grateful, and attracted to the beautiful Whitney, what Lord really needs is to get to Madagascar, where he is sur ...more
Mourning_elf
No more guessing a killer, haha. But the story really refresh me, and thumbs up for Nora as always. The idea of a thief and a daughter of millionaire traveling to the excotic Malagasy to search of treasure is great. Doug and Whitney really compatible couple with all of their sarcasm, honesty, and clever mind. From beginning till end they kept me laughing lol. Just one thing i didn't like, why the villain must be like poetry and make quotes of Byron, Shakespeare etc -_-

Julie Barrett
hot ice by nora roberts
oh the places nora takes you to, escape and she does it so very well.
whitney just returns from a jaunt overseas and Doug hops into her car as others are chaing him and shooting with real bullets. they avoid then in the
car but they follow her to her upscale apartment which leads them to steal a car and hightail it to the airport. she wants to accompany him on his hunt for
treasure to madagascar as he owes her money for damages done. he did his homework as she arranged for ev
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Julie Barrett
hot ice by nora roberts
oh the places nora takes you to, escape and she does it so very well.
whitney just returns from a jaunt overseas and Doug hops into her car as others are chaing him and shooting with real bullets. they avoid then in the
car but they follow her to her upscale apartment which leads them to steal a car and hightail it to the airport. she wants to accompany him on his hunt for
treasure to madagascar as he owes her money for damages done. he did his homework as she arranged for ev
...more
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“And she never had, Doug mused, because war and politics go for the big view and trample all over the little guy. France during the Revolution or a steamy pit of a jungle in Nam. It never changed. He knew just what it felt like to be helpless. He wasn't going to feel that way ever again.” 0 likes
“You-" Doug stopped, sat back, and tried to take it in. If she hadn't been looking at him with big, devastated eyes, if her hand hadn't been like ice, he'd have laughed out loud. "You're telling me you did in one of Dimitri's apes with a fork?” 0 likes
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