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Burn

Money certainly changes Jenner Redwine's life when she wins a lottery jackpot. But it also costs her plenty: Her father rips her off and disappears, her fortune-hunting boyfriend soon becomes her ex, and friends-turned-freeloaders give her the cold shoulder when she stops paying for everything. Flush with new money, Jenner can't imagine ever finding a place in the world of the wealthy. Seven years later, though, she's rubbing elbows with the rich, despite the fact she still feels like a party crasher.
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Money certainly changes Jenner Redwine's life when she wins a lottery jackpot. But it also costs her plenty: Her father rips her off and disappears, her fortune-hunting boyfriend soon becomes her ex, and friends-turned-freeloaders give her the cold shoulder when she stops paying for everything.

Flush with new money, Jenner can't imagine ever finding a place in the world of the wealthy. Seven years later, though, she's rubbing elbows with the rich, despite the fact she still feels like a party crasher. Luckily she finds an ally - and a guide to the rarefied realm of privilege - in shy, kind-hearted heiress Sydney Hazlett, who quickly becomes Jenner's confidante and surrogate sister.

When Sydney invites Jenner on a charity cruise aboard a luxury liner, Jenner reluctantly agrees. But while she's expecting - and dreading - two weeks of masquerade balls, art auctions, and preening glitterati, what she gets is more like a Hitchcock movie than a Love Boat episode.

Taken hostage by a menacing stranger, Jenner must cooperate in a mysterious cloak-and-dagger scheme - or else. With nowhere to run, and with Sydney's life as well as her own at risk, Jenner is drawn into a game of dizzying intrigue and harrowing danger. But as her panic gives way to exhilaration, and fear of her captor turns to fascination, Jenner rediscovers feelings she hasn't had in years - and realizes she's found a life worth living. If she survives.

©2009 Linda Howard; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Nadine Alexandria, VA, United States 02-01-10
    Nadine Alexandria, VA, United States 02-01-10
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    "UGH!"

    It is hours and hours and hours of the main Character and the main Villain lusting after each other while hating each other. The book was boring and simple.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 04-01-10
    Lisa 04-01-10
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    "Great start, lousy finish"

    I wanted to like this book. I did. But it's not one of Linda Howard's best. The main character's story in the first section of the book is good and well developed and interesting, but I didn't feel like there was any point to the relationship between the two main characters beyond a few sex scenes. It felt more like a train wreck in the making than any sort of romance, that the characters were "in lust" rather than love, and the author just wanted to finish the book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lulu W. 08-12-09
    Lulu W. 08-12-09 Member Since 2001
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    "silly fun light reading"

    if you're looking for a light simple book you don't really need to pay attention fully to, then this is easy listen to finish the summer out with. It's entertaining.it's a Life Time channel movie in waiting.
    I admit to finding the beginning of the books back story more compelling then the 'action' and silly love story that comprise most of the listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Judy 07-13-09
    Judy 07-13-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Burn"

    Great characters, interesting premise for story!
    Really good book. Will buy her next book as soon as possible,

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 11-11-09
    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 11-11-09 Member Since 2014

    Tracey

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    "Hot"

    I have been reading Linda Howards books for years. She has changed some, but it was for the good. This one seems like it is starting out slow, but its not. All of the preview is necessary for the ending, or what appears to be the ending. Please keep up the good work.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce sauk village, IL, United States 04-11-10
    Joyce sauk village, IL, United States 04-11-10
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    "loved it"

    Linda Howard has a special way to involve you in the story from the get go and this one is no different. This one is great for audio.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen 02-28-16
    Colleen 02-28-16 Member Since 2015

    big reader

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    "Very good read"

    This book had it all but the humorous by-play between the two leading characters was irresistible. Loved it!

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    S. Scarborough Broomfield, CO 01-16-16
    S. Scarborough Broomfield, CO 01-16-16 Member Since 2008

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    "Boring"

    Not much to say about this one. Predictable and took me over six months to finish because it wouldn't hold my interest.

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    Virginia K. Leonard 07-14-15

    I love to read but I have found I love to listen even more. The Outlander series are my favorite books of all time.

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    "Another winner for Linda Howard"

    This was my fourth listen to this book and I love it more each time. Great characters plenty of
    humor and steamy romance.

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    Barbara Brampton, Ontario, Canada 06-28-15
    Barbara Brampton, Ontario, Canada 06-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration ruined it"

    Joyce Bean is a great narrator but she sounds like a 60 year old with a cigarette in one hand and a scotch in the other, not like a twenty or even 30 something heroine. Not well cast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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