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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Mira (May 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551666758
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551666754
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #478,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is my first Dinah McCall book. I had left it on my TBR pile after discovering my usual book review site gave it a 'D' rating. I am so glad I picked it up anyway. I found it very entertaining and did not agree with any of the criticisms except those of Macie, the heroine. I not only fully agree she was put there just for 'girlfriend' material, I find it hard to accept any hero finding her alluring! Macie is sweet and caring, a paragon of virtue almost, but she is so ignorant and clueless I ended up clueless myself about why McCall even wrote her into the story. Fortunately, Macie is not one of those TSTL heroines because she doesn't get in the way and she does whatever the hero tells her to do so I didn't have to worry about those TSTL moments romance writers must think readers enjoy (why else why would there be so many?).
Macie reminds me of one of my elderly spinster aunts - she doesn't know what 'intel' means and Jonah has to explain. Hey, this was written post 9/11! Macie's excuse for not knowing is that she 'wasn't thinking'. Well, she is this 'duh' woman from start to end but apart from her, I enjoyed the action, the pace and liked Evan, the kidnapped son. I am looking for more of McCall's titles now but hope these wallpaper heroines are not the usual fare.
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By Anne B. on March 27 2004
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This is a great book! I couldn't put it down. It was totally gripping and also very sexy and romantic.
The only drawback was that it was SO gory. Blood was constantly spurting out of people and flowing all over the place. I thought it could have used a bit less of that.
Still, it's just the perfect thing to spend an evening with. It's a quick read, despite having over 300 pages, and it just flies by.
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This is a great book. It's a story of love gone wrong and true love that waits. It is also a story of the uncoditional love of a parent and proves that no matter what, there is always someone out there who your actions will affect. There is also no such thing as a perfect lie. All lies come out in the wash.
Ms. McCall does a marvelous job with this novel. She captures and discribes emotions that most of us wouldn't know how to put into words. She spins a captivating tale that you will not be able to walk away from. Don't start this book late at night because if you are like me you will be in for the duration. Enjoy! I know I did.
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By A Customer on Aug. 11 2003
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I expected the author, at the very least, to be consistent about how smart the hero was. If his experience, gut and survival instincts allow him to conclude that a drug dealer (that fooled the entire staff of a federal prison) was faking his death, then I'm sure he would be smart enough to think twice about anyone working in the government (since he knows there is a mole.) I am extremely disappointed when I figure something out at the beginning of the book (the identity of the mysterious traitor known as the Snowman) that I hope will twist in the end but doesn't. Is it too much to ask that one of the best CIA agents (with the paranoid survival skills I don't have) is smarter about his own safety (as well as that of those he loves) than I am?
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By A Customer on July 24 2003
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The book was decent. The romance was sweet and I especially liked the father/son bonding that took place. The problem was the dialogue was a little trite, and the characters too square.
I usually really enjoy Dinah McCall / Sharon Sala stories. This book just seemed too pat for me. It is a fast read, and the plot twist at the end was interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a little romance and doesn't mind suspending reality for a while.
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Pretty unbeleivable, I could see her being attracted to him, but I was not sure what attracted him to her. I thought she was [weak]. I guess overall I would say don't bother unless you are super bored, it was loaned to you and you have nothing else to read.
If you want to read something good, go with Helen Myers, Justine Dare for different authors. Catherine Coulter would be good too. I would give this one a skip.
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I was truly enjoying the beginning of this book. Jonah Slade;Strong hero trying to do the right thing. But then when he meets his love interest, Macie Blaine, they fall in love without many preliminaries. I couldn't suspend my disbelief for that one.
I lost interest toward the end. The love interest was unbelievable and banal. The hero wasted tons of pages and time waiting around for help with his kidnapped son. Why did he call for help from his CIA buddies after 3or 4 days into the kidnapping? Why did he wait around Macie's house day after day instead of going out to his contacts? Some of it just didn't make sense.
This book should have been great. Could have been great. Where's the editor when you need them?
P.S. The other thing that bothered me was that Macie's older sister who had betrayed Jonah had plastic surgery to look younger. Geez, she wasn't 50! She was 40! And is that supposed to make her wicked in the reader's eyes? I was briefly, very briefly under the illusion that Macie's older sister would be the heroine. How refreshing would that have been! A 40 year old woman loving a man the same age.
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