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Publisher's Summary

The job was supposed to be dead easy: hand-deliver some legal papers to billionaire philanthropist Harry Van Dorn's extravagant yacht, get his signature and be done. But Manhattan lawyer Genevieve Spenser soon realizes she's in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that the publicly benevolent playboy has a sick, vicious side.

As he tries to make her his plaything for the evening, eager to use and abuse her until he discards her with the rest of his victims, Genevieve must keep her wits if she intends to survive the night.

But there's someone else on the ship who knows the true depths of Van Dorn's evil. Peter Jensen is far more than the unassuming personal assistant he pretends to be - he's a secret operative who will stop at nothing to ensure Harry's deadly Rule of Seven terror campaign dies with him. But Genevieve's presence has thrown a wrench into his plans, and now he must decide whether to risk his mission to keep her alive, or allow her to become collateral damage.

©2006 Anne Stuart; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A master at creating chilling atmosphere with a modern touch." (Library Journal)
"Stuart courts controversy with Jensen's lack of emotion and total body control, allowing him to use sex as a tool for disarming both women and men; her hero's sexual flexibility is bound to turn off some readers, just as it's bound to entice others. Those who take the plunge shouldn't be disappointed: Stuart knows how to take chances, and this edgy thriller shows how well they can pay off." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Eileen C
  • Bowling Green, OH, USA
  • 11-08-09

No thrills

The first three chapters are tantalizing followed by a formulaic cat and mouse game between the two "love interests"that drags through the remaining chapters. This book left me cold.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Glad it was free...

What disappointed you about Cold as Ice?

the book was just dry, boring, and repetitive. The killer keeps threatening to kill her but you soon learn he's all talk, and after a while it becomes really boring to hear him say the same thing. Also, how a romance bloomed out of this story makes no sense to me. I like to listen to audio books to pass the time on the train to and from work, but this book doesn't help me pass the time, it just makes me wish it was over.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

take more time to develop the romance. One minute there was nothing, and the next they were sleeping together while still talking about escaping each other and murder. it made no sense to me.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

the accents were bothersome too.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Cheryl
  • Drasco, AR, USA
  • 11-20-09

Cold as Ice

absolutely loved this audiobook! the story line kept my interest and the reader was awesome!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Left me Frozen with Boredom

Well.......I never stop listening to a book..no matter how bad. I figure it's my dime..my choice.
But this book I made an exception.
Trite...trite..trite. The hero who happens to be a killer, threatens to kill the protagonist from the beginning of the book...and he threatens...threatens...threatens..till I reached a point where, I wanted to kill her myself and get it over with....This book didn't provoke any emotion for me at all except boredom.....and about the reader. The reader was awful...read in a monotonous tone that droned and was devoid of any emotion....This is my first time reading Anne Stuart......I only made it through the first half of the book...but alas..No more Anne Stuart books for me.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Not the Best but Certainly not the Worst

I have no reason to bash this book. Anne Stuart did a good job of adding in a few twists and turns to an otherwise far fetched character base. I also bought the prequel to this book Black Ice. Cold as Ice is by far the better of the two books.
Miss Natalie Gold did a very good job seeing us through some pretty far fetched character names and accents. I would listen to her again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Lisa
  • Rochester, NY, United States
  • 04-27-10

Good, but others in series are better.

Good, but others in series are better.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Too Much Smut

The story line was pretty good but it got lost in all the smut (porn). Really, there needs to be a Smut category for these stories. There might be 2 lines of romance in them but the rest is trash. The description of the book does not state that this is a trashy novel.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Delicious.

When I first began reading Anne Stuart's "Ice" series, I was both drawn to, and repelled by, the extreme anti-hero nature of the male protagonists. Reading two or more in the series, though, you quickly learn that even the baddest of Stuart's bad-asses are basically tasty truffles, with a soft, gooey romantic soul at the center.

This is one of my favorites in the series, perhaps because the truffle in question, luscious Peter, decides pretty much from the get-go that he isn't going to allow anything horrific to happen to Genevieve. He can't bring himself to tell her as much, of course, because Stuart's Ice men are all about keeping control by intimidation. Which makes it all the more thrilling when they melt and fall in love.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Too much romance, not enough mystery

Any additional comments?

It was too much romance, not enough mystery. Not my style :-( (I missed that it was Harlequin, not bad per se, but not what I wanted.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Carol
  • west college corner, IN, United States
  • 03-11-16

Great

Exciting, keeps our attention, written well Really enjoyed the book!
Makes you wonder all during the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful