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Escape Out of Darkness (Maggie Bennett #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  153 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
A Maggie Bennett novel.
Paperback, 220 pages
Published December 1st 1986 by Dell
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Wow………that’s why I love reading Anne Stuart’s books. She knows how to get you all tangled in the stories that make for non-stop reading.

I discovered this book by chance and I was a bit apprehensive when I saw that it was first published in 1987…but needn't have worried…….it’s just as fresh as if it was written today.

Let me begin by saying that the heroine is just my kind of woman!!!!!!! No shrinking violet – she’s beyond a smart, beautiful, no bull-shit kick-ass negotiator…spy!!!!!
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Suzie Quint
3.5 stars for the characters, 2 for the plot.

Cheesy, cheesy plot with a ton of story logic violation. Maggie is supposed to be "good at what she does" but she makes incredibly stupid blunders which risk her life as well as the life of Mack, the man she's supposed to be protecting. FREX, at one point in the story, the author says she's faced death before without flinching and I couldn't help thinking about the moment in the street when a car was bearing down on her with the intent to run her down
Anne OK
Nov 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
A really well-written romantic suspense. Well-balanced storyline and superb character development with a sizzling splash of romance.
Nov 29, 2012 marked it as kindle-i-own-to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-freebie
Amazon Freebie 11/29/2012
Darla Stokes
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read. Much less dated than you'd expect from the copyright date.
Although this book was clearly written quite some time ago there are only a few instances where it shows its age: references to Pan Am; Maggie wears jumpsuits A LOT; references to Mick Jagger being 40; etc.

Maggie is a fixer. She works for an aid organisation that troubleshoots issues with terrorists and freedom fighters and third world issues. She has just finished a mission and is gratefully returning home when she is met at the airport by her handler (and ex-lover) who informs her that she has
Brenda Margriet
Wow, do a lot of bad things happen to these people...but their escapes are believable.

Maggie was trained in the CIA, but left to work privately. She now "cleans up" dangerous messes, from political strife to people on the run from gangsters. Mack saw a drug deal, and his life is now in danger. He has quite the background. He used to be a lead singer in a rock band (20 years ago) until he was punished by the same drug dealer by having his throat kicked in. Now he's a producer.

They are constantly
Jan 18, 2013 rated it liked it
It almost seems like a moot point reading book when I already know what would happen to one of the lead characters, but since I intend to read the whole series I decided to do it for the sake of continuity and just to know the leading lady's background. If you can overlook the ineffectiveness of the so-called professional, best-in-business heroine and the plot that feels more like an amazing race task than a cat-and-mouse thrilling chase it's supposed to be, Escape Out of Darkness is quite an ok ...more
Jul 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, thriller
Maggie is almost am ultimate prototype of a hero and it may be one of reasons why Mack calls her a superwoman. Still, she is a rather normal human being and this fact is served to us by small events such as her being afraid of the dark or her breakdown towards the end of the book. I liked the book as such, it was well weitten and quite refreshing because even though a romance it wasn't a stereotype. The chemistry between Maggie and Mack was undeniable and their slow gravitation toward each
Icy cool Maggie Bennett is a troubleshooter who has been assigned to protect ex-rockstar Mack Pulaski from the many people who want him dead. But she soon finds that she is also a prime target and they go on the run from drug-dealers, the mafia and the CIA. Soon they are headed to Central America where they pick up more enemies...rebel fighters.

This book started out promising but after a while I was confused about who wanted them killed and the reason why. I did like the ending though. My rating
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Somewhere between 3 & 4 stars. Old Anne Stuart that, despite dated references, actually fairly enjoyable and seems to break her typical MO somewhat since the female characters is capable for a change and it's she (rather than the hero) who has trouble accepting her feelings.

Apparently, the hero is gone in the sequel so I'm going to ignore it.
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Once I got past the first few chapters, I really started to enjoy the banter between Maggie and Mack. But looking at the blurbs for the other two books in the trilogy has me giving a big hell no to the thought of reading more in the series -- I'm just going to pretend this is a standalone.
A lawyer and an ex-rock star are on the run after one of them witnesses a drug deal and the other is sent to save him.
Noodle TheNaughtyNightOwl
1/10: Couldn't get past the first few chapters; not for me.
Fun, quick read. If I had a kindle I'd read nothing but that kind of stuff.
11/29/12 - free on Kindle
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May 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Terrific, fast moving, Action packed
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Anne Stuart is a grandmaster of the genre, winner of Romance Writers of America's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, survivor of more than thirty-five years in the romance business, and still just keeps getting better.

Her first novel was Barrett's Hill, a gothic romance published by Ballantine in 1974 when Anne had just turned 25. Since then she's written more gothics, regencies, romantic sus
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