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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  908 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews

A shocking betrayal...her father's murder...and a life-threatening accusation...Heiress Charlotte Court has walked into a waking nightmare-one that sends her running from her wealthy home to anywhere she can hide.


Across the border in Mexico, Charlotte creates a new identity and finds refuge in the battle-torn arms of Navy SEAL Matt Sanders. Fleeing his past, Matt
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Published April 1st 2008 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 1999)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

I sure do love a wounded hero!

I borrowed this book from a friend, and feeling badly that it was taking me so long to get to it, I almost returned it, unread. I’m very pleased that I decided, instead, to put other things aside and spend some time with Matthew Sanders, an amazing alpha hero, and Charlotte Court, a strong, independent heroine, because this story was well worth the time invested in reading it.

I’ve read books by Lisa Marie Rice, who also writes as Elizabeth Jennings, and really enjoy
Feb 25, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a fan of Lisa Marie Rice's work, so I'm glad to say that I also enjoyed my first read of her writing as Elizabeth Jennings.

Matt was the typical LMR hero: all it took was one look - at a distance, no less! - and he fell for Charlotte. From that moment on, he decided she was "the one" and, as soon as he was good and ready, moved in with her and went into full protective mode. Put it like that, one could think Matt was nothing more than a dominant and pushy alpha, but that would be wrong. He wa
Feb 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense fans; Lisa Marie Rice fans
A beautiful heiress in hiding and on the run from a crime she's accused of but didn't commit. A seriously wounded Navy SEAL trying to put both his body and life back together. These two are the hero and heroine of Elizabeth Jennings'(aka Ellora's Cave author Lisa Marie Rice) fantastic new romantic suspense, "Pursuit".

Charlotte Court is on the run from an unthinkable crime she didn't commit. Wounded and with no one to turn to or trust, she makes her way from New York to the Mexican coast by her w
Fast-paced romantic suspense with a touch of erotica, written by Elizabeth Jennings, aka Lisa Marie Rice. In my view, this is the best book written under the Jennings pen-name, and better than most of the erotica written under Rice, because, while it sizzles eventually, the passion does not overwhelm the plot and the relationship develops gradually and believably.

It would be a 5-star story for me, but there was too much violence and mutilation. I skipped over those parts. Too much focus on the p
Julie (jjmachshev)
Mar 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
I am so glad I read this book. I had no idea that Lisa Marie Rice also wrote under the name Elizabeth Jennings. I love her erotic novels and am thrilled that I can now satisfy myself while waiting for her latest offering by reading all the Elizabeth Jennings books I've missed.

Charlotte is in trouble, wounded, and on the run. Her old sheltered and cosseted life just a memory now. She's concentrating all her energies on surviving and certainly doesn't have time for a man.

Matt is rebuilding his own
Jul 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
**slight spoilers **

This is my first Elizabeth Jennings. I love the way she writes. You're drawn into the story from the very first page with a really demented man who's greed makes him not only dangerous but evil. In order to get "everything he wants" he needs the heroine Charlotte out of the way - permanently. A failed attempt to kill her begins the real action in this story.

Catherine's on the run and she's injured. A botched attempt on her life leaves her running for her life, living on the r
Mar 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense Readers
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Auntee
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. Wonderful characters and very nicely written. I see this becoming a series: bodyguard, former military now in private security-type business/series. The author has a similar writing style to Cherry Adair--a lot of wordsmithing. I laughed at some of the metaphors. If you are looking for a steamy romance, it's not here; great story, great characters, great writing.

Refreshing to read a story where the main characters are attracted to each other and they immed
It’s ok, a nice story.

Sometimes the writer rants on and on and I wasn't interested in the parts narrated from other characters POVs, so I have to admit that I skimmed over those, skipping some sections at times to get to the two main characters POVs, it was their side of the story I cared about after all.

Their love relationship happens in just a few days, it is way way too fast and according to how the story was told, it could perfectly have evolved throughout a longer period of time, which to m
Aug 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense Fans
Shelves: ebook, 2010, 5-stars
Wow! My first Elizabeth Jennings book and I was totally in love! Elizabeth Jennings also writes as Lisa-Marie Rice and I love her books as well! She's a brilliant writer in either names. I managed to stumble onto Elizabeth Jennings by accident and am waiting patiently for Ms Jenning's newest book Shadows at Midnight to arrive in the post.

Heiress Charlotte Court is on the run for her life. She's just witnessed her ill and dying father's murder and been shot. She manages to make it across the bord
May 31, 2009 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Mojca by: reviews by Auntee, Julie (jjmachshev) and Kathrynn
This book started great. The power-and-money-thirsty CEO having the owner of the company killed and blaming it all on the daughter of said company owner, because she scorned his advances. What more could you want? Well, maybe the haughty heiress running for her life across the country with a bullet-hole in her shoulder, with no money, no hope for help (being framed for her father’s murder and all), crossing the Mexican border with her maid’s passport. Oh, and constantly chased by a hired killer. ...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+

This is my first book by this author writing as Elizabeth Jennings. I've read several books by her pseudonym, Lisa Marie Rice, and enjoyed them. If you don't like as much steam in your stories as Rice puts in, then try Elizabeth Jennings. I thought the story was balanced nicely between romantic suspense and thriller.
I'm not a fan of the style of writing where the POV is constantly flipping between two people/locations but in this book Jennings makes it work very smoothly.
As mu
Jun 16, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF. This book started out slow to begin with but once I got to the cat killing scene I was done. It was completely unnecessary and total sick. After that I didn't think it was worth wasting my time finishing the story.
4 Stars Romantic Suspense

34 year old Lieutenant Commander Matthew Sanders (Matt) is an ex-navy SEAL who has served in the worst hell holes of the world to protect his country. A man who has led groups of special ops soldiers through the worst and stickiest of situations, Matt’s life in special ops is brought to a grounding halt when he is injured whilst on duty in Afghanistan. Matt takes his broken body up to Baja Sur Mexico to heal from injuries that had nearly taken his life and meets his gu
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4 Stars

Charlotte Court goes on the run after being set up for her father’s murder. While in hiding in a picturesque town in Mexico, Charlotte meets former Navy SEAL, Matt Sanders who is recuperating from his own trauma. The two grow closer as the threats from Charlotte’s past loom nearer and nearer.

Charlotte is an intelligent and resourceful heroine and Matt is a scarred and sexy SEAL. Their chemistry is excellent, and the development of their relationship is intense and often breathtakin
Well I decided to finish this book, and I'm glad I did. Matt and Charlotte are great characters stuck in a silly story. Matt is your typical uber-alpha male. He's a lot like any other Lisa Marie Rice hero except in his feeling for Charlotte. He doesn't take one look at her and decide he'll spend the rest of his life protecting her. Their feelings for each other, to me, felt genuine. It's the way the meet and why they feel the way they do that moved me. It's beautifully written and I won't spoil ...more
Mar 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, I read this book knowing it was written by 'aka Lisa Marie Rice'. She is one of my favorites. This one didn't disappoint on that score. I love the author's writing style and the type of characters she creates. A lovely, strong female who isn't afraid to fight for herself but who will also allow her man to step in and help protect her. A male who is nothing but respectful and loving towards his woman, along with all the yummy alpha male stuff too. No major break ups, misunderstandings, misc ...more
I felt the same about Elizabeth Jenning's Pursuit as I did about her books as Lisa Marie Rice - unsatisfying despite a promising blurb. Coitus Interruptus is usually annoying whether in real life or in romantic novels but now, I think coitus preventus is worse. Matt is dying to get his dick in Charlotte but she "doesn't want penetration right now" but her vagina "flutters" when Matt touches her. This is happening in the last few pages of the book so that gives you an idea how annoying the whole ...more
Jun 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemp, suspense
3 1/2 stars

There were parts of this book that I really liked.
Likable characters, great imaging and a sexy SEXY dude!
Others parts, not so much.
It was a little too wordy for me, LOTS of narration and inner-musings.
I also wanted more time with the H/h. It was fun to get inside the bad guy's head but fewer pages would have been plenty.
And the ending was WAY too rushed. The story had been so detailed and descriptive prior to the end, that it didn't fit. I'm guessing the publisher made her shorten it
Jan 27, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books
Loved the romance .. hated the torture ! okay so the characters are great and Matt is exactly why I love reading those books, the romance was approached a little differently and I liked that .. the silent bonding between Matt and Charlotte was touching. What I didn't like was the villain parts , I just hate them , I hate reading them , they bore me and usually make me cringe and this book's torture scene was very distasteful so all in all I would have liked it a lot more if it didn't have thos ...more
Very suspenseful with a really horrible villain. Contains some villain parts that may offend some readers and I felt slightly let down at how it ended for the villain but the romance between the two main characters was heart-wrenching and touching for me.
Dec 31, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
I really liked this book. Loved the hero and the heroine, although I thought she hung to her secrets a little too long. It resolved a little too easy and a little too quickly - I would have liked more at the end. Overall, very good!
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hmmm... I hate to tell Goodreads this but Pursuit is a completely different book - I have read this twice but the other was the EC rewrite.

With that in mind... I had some issue with the first one - some of the things that got rewrote actually made the h seem brainless, and the elaborations on the H's business really didn't work.

They still don't work - at least in the vague way the author intended. He says they raise TBs, Arabians, and QH. Of course he says they breed them and train them, then af
This wasn't for me, I think. It contained more fragile heroine and protective alpha male than I can handle. I have a hard time with romantic suspense - honestly, I'm a huge wuss about violence, suspense, and gore, plus often romantic suspense has those ultra-protective heroes who don't listen to the heroine when she objects to things because they "must protect their woman". It's not that I think I'm too fancy for these things, but I think... it just goes a little bit too far for me, I think I ty ...more
Sandy M
When I originally learned that Lisa Marie Rice also writes as Elizabeth Jennings, I had to get my hands on one of her Jennings books. Pursuit was the first I found, and I’ve had it for a while now, always saying I’ll get to it soon. Well, soon has arrived and I have only one disappointment.

How can I be disappointed in a Rice/Jennings book? I can’t. The disappointment is my own, waiting so darned long to read a book I knew would be absolutely terrific. It wouldn’t matter what name this woman choo
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so this book was really good... until about 3/4 of the way in.
The beginning of this book describes the attempted murder of Charlotte Court and her escape. The look into the detail of all her actions as she tries to treat her own bullet wound and keep running reflects how her fear has reverted her mind to the primitive setting of survival that keeps her focused on the mechanics of everything. This part though was described so well that I could feel her desperation and fear as she felt it.

Shannon C.
Oct 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantic suspense fans
Shelves: suspense-mystery
3.5 stars: Entertaining romantic suspense

Another good romantic suspense from Elizabeth Jennings/Lisa Marie Rice. As a Jennings book, it's toned down on the erotic scenes, but still a pretty good romance. The characters are what you expect from LMR -- protective, alpha hero w/military background and the talented, creative, pretty heroine who has bad guys after her. The story is predictable, but still an entertaining read.

One thing that really stood out to me as being an area for improvement (I th
Jun 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read - contemporary romantic suspense. Great plot and interesting characters. The hero and heroine are both trying to deal with what happened in the past while seeing their way to the future. He is an ex-Seal who has been given a second chance at life [literally as he died in Afghanistan only to be brought back, endured multiple surgeries, spent weeks in a coma followed by months in a VA hospital trying to regain the use of his body:]. She is a 'princess' - wealthy, loved, devoted to her fa ...more
I randomly picked this one up at the library, not sure why, but am glad that I did.

After both Charlotte and Matt survive traumatic events they end up in Mexico trying to recover. For a few weeks they see each other, never talking, but taking the silent support the other is offering. They are both so broken that it is no surprise that the no contact doesn't happen for long. Once they meet Matt pretty much invades Charlotte's life. In the next few weeks they both learn things about themselves, wh
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlotte (old money) and Matt (Seal)A shocking betrayal...her father's murder...and a life-threatening accusation...Heiress Charlotte Court has walked into a waking nightmare-one that sends her running from her wealthy home to anywhere she can hide.

Across the border inMexico, Charlotte creates a new identity and finds refuge in the battle-torn arms of Navy SEAL Matt Sanders. Fleeing his past, Matt yearns to protect her and replace her pain with pleasure. But Charlotte can't trust anyone, not ev
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