Reckless Whitney MacAllister possesses all the wealth and beauty every woman dr ...more
"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 ...more
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 ...more
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 - ...more
Our hero and heroine journey fr ...more
Finished reading: November 2nd 2014
“You're a first-class bastard, Doug." This time he grinned because he'd heard the light trace of respect. "I like first class, Whitney. I'm going to live there the rest of my life.”
I have to admit I mostlypicked up a copy of this novel because I had to read a book with 'Ice', 'Frost' or 'Snow' in the title for the Bookish Bingo: Holiday Edition challenge, and the only title I could find a copy ofeasilywas Hot Ice. The story and characters we ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
Whitney and Doug are so annoying, like other reviewers I wished Dimitri and goons would catch them to put us out of our misery. Whitney is like every rich spoiled princess you can possibly imagine. I could go on for hours about how spoiled, shallow, vain, annoying, etc she is, but to ...more
But 3 stars means- dafuq did I just read???? I don't know if it's good, but it's not bad either, because hello? Nora Roberts wrote this.
Seriously though, the book is soooooo unreal that I was just like stopping every few chapters and be like 'Dafuq is the heroine doing??!!"
Things that are so wrong about this book:
1) When someone get into your car, ask you to drive and threatenin ...more
Una búsqueda donde un hombre independiente y tremendamente inteligente que está acostumbrado a trabajar por su cue ...more
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 ...more
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 attraction to ...more
Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her ...more