Hot Ice

Hot Ice

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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With Hot ice Nora Roberts reveals once again why she is the reigning master of sensually charged intrigue and high-voltage suspense. Rich, gorgeous Whitney MacAllister likes fast cars, vintage movies, and dangerous men. But even this jaded, high-living Manhattan socialite is taken by surprise when a stranger in black leather hijacks her Mercedes--just before the bullets start flying. International jewel thief Douglas Lord is used to living life on the run--part of the lure of his chosen profession is the thrill of the chase. But he has one iron-clad rule: he always works alone. Until now. Wounded and in desperate need of cash for what could be the glittering crown of his dazzling career, Doug reluctantly accepts the wealthy, well-connected Whitney as his new partner in crime. With the papers screaming headlines about the missing New York heiress, and a gang of cunning criminals in hot pursuit, Doug and Whitney take off for the sultry wilds of Madagascar in search of a fabulous treasure dating back to the French Revolution.
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2007
ISBN: 9781415945131
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Additional Contributors: Fields, Anna 1965-2006

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Oct 06, 2018

It was fun!!! Loved the interplay between the main characters. Unbelievable the other comment said. SO WHAT! It is fiction! It was FUN! The characters STAYED IN CHARACTER. The reader is wonderful. I loved listening to her. Like a radio play it drew me along. Descriptions of the Madagascar jungle, the people who live there, all wonderful!

Aug 30, 2018

I had heard of Nora Roberts and thought I would give her book a read.

Boy was I disappointed with this book. There was no character growth of Douglas or Whitney and both were not that likable. Especially Whitney, who is sooooooo very very vain and snobby. Basically she is a rich ice cream heiress who is use to getting her way (man, money, travels, you know that sort of stuff), and is bored with her luxurious life. In comes Douglas, a thief with valuable information that dates back to the French Revolution, suddenly Whitney is all up for an adventure.

While the imagery of Madagascar was simply stunning and mouthwatering (I totally want to check it out myself), I was so very annoyed by how inappropriately dressed she was while being on the run and going into uncharted territory. Like really you wear skirts, blouses, fancy lingerie and slacks while going through the jungle and having ruthless killers racing after you. So very unbelievable! She kept clinging onto the thought of luxuries (hotels, baths, silks) when they are being pursued and hunted, like hello that should be the least of your worries spoiled princess!!!

Douglas, while he is an ok and somewhat honourable thief, he is all hung up on finding the treasure that will automatically make his life so much better. News flash, money doesn't equal happiness! Had to go nearly all the way to the end for him to realize there is more to life than money.

I felt like the chemistry between the two was a bit forced and tossed in just for the sake of generating some "chemistry" and to keep us reading. Frankly, I was bored of the two's "relationship". I very much prefer reading about the people they encountered (like Jacques) and the local life.

Overall, very quick read but don't expect too much out of it.


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