The priceless relic is about to ignite a global power struggle that must be stopped at all costs. It's a desperate situation, and international operative Takashi O'Brien has received his directive: everybody is expendable. Everybody. Especially the woman who is getting dangerously under his skin as the lethal game crosses the Pacific to the remote and beautiful mountains of Japan, where the truth can be as seductive as it is deadly.
©2007 Anne Stuart; (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
"Slick, sexy, and fast-paced, this is one of Stuart's best recent efforts. Taka is a singularly intriguing hero, and readers won't soon forget his love with Summer." (Romantic Times)
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Good story line for a romance read. A little bit of everything: romance (hot) adventure, and imagination.
this is part of series, but a stand alone in plot. Our hero is hot, in an Asian way...which most romances don't go that direction.
I always wanted to try this author, and my fave reader read this story so I purchased it. The author work is good, but the other readers don't have enough style to encourage me to buy more of this author.
I purchased this book due to this reader. G.Z makes all her male characters yummy. She really interprets an author heroine dead center. See her Kyra Davis series for humor. Her AKA Isabelle Gordon for hot, see (Buckhorn series)
This was a light read, so no heavy moments, but an even good listen that you will enjoy.
Note: try new 1.25x speed to get the full impact from this author
I have been reading the series and I love it. The voices of Jenny and I can't remember the heroines name from the first book but both were from the US but the narrator changed the voices to English and French.
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Fast paced, yet with a deceptively laid back narrator. I like Gabra Zackman, and she was a good pairing with this author.
I want to start off by saying I love this series but the biggest drawback is the switching of narrators. My personal favorite is Ms. Xe Sands who voices the last two books and although Ms. Zackman does a passable job it just doesn't stand up to Sands especially when it comes to Reno and Taka. And most bizarre was the narrator giving Genevieve a British accent, this makes no sense.
This book has action and heat and quite a bit of sweetness to it as well. I really enjoyed the development of Taka's character. The plot is totally implausible an international man of mystery sent to eliminate a demure and innocent young lady but the characters seemed real. Ms. Stuart does such a good job developing these characters that situations that are off the wall and unrealistic seem explainable and make sense in the perspective of this novel. The interactions between Taka and Summer range from hostile, to sweet and innocent to passion overload to humor.
This book is worth a credit and if you have not read/ listened to the whole series they are all wonderful.
The violent degrading sex completely overshadowed the storyline.
The story was well read.
I would not listen to more books by this author.
Wow.. a quadruple threat! Poor flat non-inflective reader, really awful characters and character development, unbelievable setup, and, to top it all off, glorified rape fantasies! Thank goodness I got this one on sale so I only wasted a few dollars on it! Take my advice and don't waste your dollars.
i liked the mystery and would like to read/hear the one before and aft if they exist. i did have a bit of a problem with the reader which is why i did not give it five stars.
Very engaging! Exciting, I could hardly stop the story, put a copy on my iPod so I could continue listening. What also made the story was an excellent reader, she was like your inner self reading out loud, only better.
I listened to only half of this book before I decided to move on. I have RARELY not finished a book, reading or listening. I was surprised this was written by a female - a book full of forced intimacy and coersed physical contact between two characters who have no reason to be sexual with each other is more typical of a bygone era of male writers. The violent romance wasn't even interesting, and the actual plot was incredibly contrived.
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