This book is one of the most annoying books I've attempted to listen to in the past ten years. Supposedly we have a situation that involves the Russi..Show More »an mafia, the CIA, a former CIA agent, jewel dealers and a question about whether a missing man is a good man or a world-class jewel thief, and yet the male (former CIA agent?) and female protagonist (jewelry designer) act like horney tweeners....every other thought/sentence/line is about sex and their hormones raging for each other. It seems the author couldn't decide whether she wanted to write a bodice-ripper or an international jewel-theft thriller. It is just too ridiculous to continue!
Interesting premise in this one, my second Lowell book. Two families involved in precious gems task a family member to get to know the other to get an..Show More » inside track to the other family. The two not only get to know each other but sparks fly immediately. I don't know that Elizabeth Lowell is known as a romance writer but this one had plenty of romance in it. It was an entertaining listen, though, as the author wove the story line of the mystery, the gem in this story being jade. You learn a lot about jade in this book. I enjoyed the characters, the setting in Seattle and the San Juan Islands, and the plot was OK. Sometimes it seemed the book didn't flow as well as it should but it didn't detract from the book too much. I will listen to book 3 in this 4 book series.
This is what I think is called a romance novel, I bought it under the heading of Mystery. Very little mystery, smarmy sex story and lots of informati..Show More »on on pearls- colors, cleaning, kinds etc. Not what I expected.
I enjoyed this series, They were suspensful as well as romantic. The twin brothers were mentioned in every series, but never showed up at any famil..Show More »y events, I wonder whether EL ever plans to write a story for them. I would love to hear them. The narrator is good as well.