Cold as Ice by Anne Stuart (‘Ice’ series Book #2)

Cold As Ice Cold as Ice by Anne Stuart

‘Ice’ series Book #2

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages – Publisher: Mira (November 1, 2006) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 0778323560 – ISBN-13: 978-0778323563

Never get in the way of a mission…

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 victimes, 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…

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29-May-08 to 30-May-08

Review: Good book… not top score.

And I hate not being able to give his book my five-star rating. But I was thrown off the synopsis, and I don’t like that.

Genevieve is a strong character, one who worked her way up and made a good life for herself, despite how it started. However, while she is very intelligent, she is a little on the naive side. And it takes her a lot longer than the synopsis says for her to see Van Dorn’s true colors. Even when the action finally starts, she’s still trying to save Van Dorn, still thinking that Peter is a terrorist.

Peter has one hell of a cold heart, but Genevieve manages to unthaw it, much to his chagrin. I think Genny was perfect for Peter – his balance, so to speak.

Although the book was a fast read, and good, it wasn’t the greatest. It took a little more than halfway through the book for the action to finally begin, where the ‘oomph’ finally makes it’s appearance, and it still took a little longer than that for Genevieve to finally see what Van Dorn’s all about.

The ending, however, is just shy of perfect, but still excellent. I would have liked to see a little more reaction from Genevieve in the aftermath of what happened to Van Dorn.

While the synopsis threw me off, it isn’t a bad book – I just expected more. I really liked the first book, Black Ice. I will be starting book three, Ice Blue, very soon.



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