- File Size: 566 KB
- Print Length: 205 pages
- Publisher: Dell Publishing Co. (September 15, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 15, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005NIYGFE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,281 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Interesting story amidst war torn Central America, good writing, and good chemistry between the characters. I did feel that Maddy was very fickle with her emotions and decisions, she'd think one thing one moment but then does something else entirely the next, the inconsistency of her character was a detraction for me. Otherwise, a good read though, I read this in one day and held my attention from the start.
30 year old Maddy Lambert makes her way to the war-torn country of San Pablo to meet her father who had upped and left one day with his idealistic view of the world when Maddy had been just 17 years old. Maddy had been heartbroken and devastated to say the least to lose the one person who had been distant but the only parent who had let her be unlike her mother who had seen each and every thing about Maddy as a way to pick on her. Needless to say, the 17 year old Maddy had been shy and an introvert who finds in the war-hardened soldier turned CIA official John Thomas Murphy a soul that reaches out to her and soothes her woes away. But John too turns his back on her and leaves with her father and Maddy believes herself to be well and cured of her infatuation for a man whose one haunting kiss that had practically reeked of his hunger for her still haunts her.
Maddy arrives after a bone jarring journey only to find that no one believes that she is the daughter of Samuel Eddison Lambert, not even John himself who has turned into a much more dangerous and wilder version of the man she remembers. And Maddy finds that she is as susceptible as ever when it comes to John, even when he does his best to keep her at arm's length, and even John himself cannot deny the connection that he feels with Maddy, the woman who has been haunting his dreams for the past 14 years.Read more ›
Maddy Lambert comes from a politically connected family. Her father had abandoned her years earlier to become an unofficial leader of a rebel band in a small Central American Government. His right hand man Jake Murphy goes with him too. Maddy had a mad teenaged crush on Jake but as he was older, nothing could come of it.
Maddy goes to see her father when she discovers he is dying. The reader can tell she is conflicted in that she hates that her father has left her with no word for years and she desperately wants validation and acceptance from her sire (she even works in California as a social worker who helps refugees from this small country). When she sees Jake again she feels anger, bitterness and a well spring of desire for him.
This couple has chemistry but they also are combative. I did not understand Jake's complete and absolute loyalty to Maddy's father, a man who is essential selfish and prideful. Jake's puts his life on hold for years for him.
Maddy is stubborn and willing to believe the worst in Jake, mainly because he has not been there for her in the past. This couple has a rocky romance to say the least. Jake is brave but also taciturn and distrustful. Maddy vacillates between trusting too much and too little. I did not doubt the leads were fascinated with each other and when they share scenes together they are memorable. But these moments are too few.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have read many anne Stuart books, stated out with the ice series. I love the way this book flashes back to the past and then moves forward. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ming Ming Liu
Romance, mystery, intrigue, sex? Yes! Boring? YES! The only reason I read through it was to find out the ending. Sorry, Ms. Stuart, but this must be the worst of your works! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Hana Ogi
This was a great story! I loved that Maddy was a strong and independent woman. It has a great ending, but one I wasn't sure of until I got to it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Nikki
this was not your typical romance story, but rather a story of war, betrayal, and sacrifice. mixed in were moments of romance and love. Read morePublished on July 7, 2014 by Peggy Kuntz
A very good story filled with mystery, adventure and suspense. So many twists and turns, it was sometimes hard to tell if the characters were on the side of the revolution or the... Read morePublished on May 23, 2014 by annie
I liked that the male counterpart wasn't as ruthless as her normal characters are. It was a quick read I would recommend to any
fan of Anne Stuart.
An Anne Stuart book is always entertaining. This one was a fast-paced read with a to-die-for rugged hero who is rough around the edges. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by T. Heyer
Using the background of a war-torn third world country, Anne Stuart has written a novel exploring a woman's coming to terms with her insecurities and finding strength within... Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by Janie
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