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Borrowed Time [Kindle Edition]

Maureen A. Miller
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An accident on a frozen highway brings two strangers together.

Brian Morrison has no recollection of what placed him on that icy stretch hundreds of miles from home. In his line of business, memory loss was unacceptable and accountability was crucial.

Upon her parents’ death, Emily Brennan became the sole guardian of her brilliant, yet eccentric brother. Her devotion to protect him from a world that shunned the abnormal made her do the unthinkable. She stole designs from National Marine Dynamics…and now she was on the run.

Only an hour from the promise of safety, Emily witnesses the car behind her spin out of control on an icy stretch of highway. Fear dictated that she should flee, but the body slumped on the shoulder of the road appealed to her humanity.

Emily and Brian are two strangers thrown together by an errant patch of ice. Would the truths of their identities tear them apart or would they unite in battle against an egomaniac that threatened the safety of innocent civilians.

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  • File Size: 376 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004E3X9CK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,172 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming! One-click it! January 2, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
An accident turns to tide for a romance that was ill-fated and yet destined. She's a brilliant scientist and he's the security expert with a military past. The catch is that she's got a brilliant brother too and he's mildly idiot savant... and he's created a monster machine that they must steal from the evil corporation before they kill someone with it.

I liked the premise of the machine which isn't the standard war tool or bomb. Brian, the hero, is sent to catch Emily and her brother. It's only obvious that she'll get caught since he's a professional, but what he does with her isn't typical. Instead it's sweet, a trifle whimsical, and (as always with Maureen's books) absolutely charming.

If you're looking for drawn-out angst of "do I love him"/"do I love her" go somewhere else. These character know their own minds and hearts and are ready to seize it with both hands as true love should. That's a refreshing change from the artificially drawn out love affairs of today's popular dramas and I'm so glad.

All in all, a wonderful read. Go ahead and one-click this one... you won't be sorry.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good, but not great March 5, 2011
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I enjoyed the book, but would not have been happy had I spent more than .99 on it.
On the plus side, Colin, Emily & Brian were all characters that I cared about. I liked that Brian got along with Colin and Ben.

On the minus side, there were a few places where things happened that surprised me - and felt like a huge, unexplained leap. Like how did anyone surprise Brian by getting into the "safe place" they were in, without him hearing? That was just pretty bizarre to me. Right in the middle of his sentence?

Also, at the end, there was no explanation of how they got out of the situation they were in. One minute we were in the office, in the middle of the fight, and the next minute at home, and it was over.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good romantic suspense! January 10, 2011
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Borrowed Time is a great book to cozy up with on a cold winter's night! (a few typographical errors, but such a good story, easy to overlook). Excellent characterization and I liked how the relationship between Emily and Brian progressed from mistrust and misunderstandings to trust and love even in the midst of danger and an uncertain future. Emily's guilt and devotion to her savant brother was touching and the pace was frantic and suspenseful as they tried to outrun and outsmart the evil corporation owner determined to kill them and steal Colin's design. I look forward to more romantic suspense from Maureen Miller!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing September 2, 2011
By Jmee*
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I was extremely disappointed with this novel and don't understand where the 5 star reviews came from. Starts off well but then plateaus at a boring level up until the most anticlimactic climax of any book I've read. Not only anticlimactic but also choppy and repetitive. Save your money.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Borrowed Time February 15, 2011
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Based on the 3 great reviews, I decided to try my first book by this author. This was not the usual type of book I enjoy. The "romance" became tedious for me and I ended up skim reading those parts. For someone who enjoys more focus on a romance, I think this would be a good read. Personally, I prefer a good thriller with a little romance "on the side." Although it seemed a little far-fetched, I enjoyed the thriller plot.

Often when reading a book, I find myself wishing it would continue a little longer. With this book, I found myself anxious to get to the end.

The end of the book mentioned another book, by the same author, that is set in Hawaii. Since I really like Hawaii, I'm going to give that one a try to see if I like that one better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As good as Nora Roberts August 13, 2013
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Emily Brennan has always looked after her book smart, definitely not street smart, eccentric engineer brother leaving little time to have a life of her own. Protecting him against what appears to be an overzealous opportunistic boss, Emily finds herself submerged in a race for their lives. Ex national intelligence officer turned company man Brian Morrison is sent to apprehend the brother and sister. One accident, a little amnesia and successfully finding the people he was sent to find, Brian realizes they should be running and makes the decision to run with them. Love, trust issues and staying alive become foremost......
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting story! May 26, 2012
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This was a very interesting book. I have never read anything about marine engineering nor do I know anything about it (perhaps it is because I live in the Midwest and um, well, we don't have much water around here?). I enjoy books where the characters are together for most of the book and there is a lot of interaction and dialogue rather than just the thoughts of the hero or the heroine. Maureen Miller does a nice job of this, which is why I like her books so much! I like suspense but the romance/relationship part is probably a little higher on my list of interests in a book and this book fit these requirements nicely. As for the characters in the book, I felt Emily and Brian were good for each other. Neither of them was very open about themselves or their past so you don't know a lot about them, but you know enough for this book and the situation they are currently involved. I really liked Colin - Emily's brother. He was a hoot as was his friend, Ben. I enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Borrowed Time
I enjoyed this book a lot - good story, good character development. First book I've read by this author...will definitely read more by her!!!
Published 6 days ago by frank palmer
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish it.
I got to 65% and gave up. It just didn't hold my interest. The idea seemed good, but the execution was lacking. This book was boring, including the romance. Read more
Published 5 months ago by SandyC
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, quick read
Very good read, Just wanted to find out the whole story of what Sarah was hiding and once revealed felt so sorry for her.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars FAST PACED DRAMA
Published 5 months ago by Juney mac
3.0 out of 5 stars Borrowed Time
Theme of story rather vague in beginning yet after a couple of chapters, captivating suspense that kept me reading continuously till the end.
Published 9 months ago by edith n. vega
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for the cost
I loved the suspense along with the twist and turns of the story want to read more of this author books.
Published 10 months ago by kathy l riley
1.0 out of 5 stars Borrowed
Not worth the time. It was very boring.

I've never written a book review before

Don't bother spending your money on this book.
Published 11 months ago by danell rutherford
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
This was an excellent book in my opinion ! I didn't get bored and got so wrapped up in it that I couldn't put it down
Published 13 months ago by Anita
1.0 out of 5 stars Missing text ... can not read!
This book did not load correctly. The text was missing letters at the end of each line!
The folks at Amazon tried to help with two fixes which did not fix the problem. Read more
Published 13 months ago by rothermel112
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard to read
Really hard to read on the kindle fire, the words cut off at the margin so you have to guess what the word says. Tried to adjust the margins and still cuts off all the words. Read more
Published 18 months ago by jlschooley
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More About the Author

Maureen's illustrious writing career began in the fourth grade with the blockbuster hit, Super Watermelon Man. Many years later, she evolved into a full-fledged Romantic Suspense author with her first novel, WIDOW'S TALE, which was nominated for a Golden Heart by the Romance Writers of America. A fan of the old Gothic romances, Maureen enjoys the formula of danger, romance, dark cliffs, and sinister houses. All these elements can be found in her romantic thriller, ENDLESS NIGHT.

Recently, Maureen broadened her horizons, literally, by venturing into young adult science fiction with the BEYOND series. This series features BEYOND, BEYOND: TWO SUNS, and BEYOND: THREE PATHS.

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