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Book Review # 99 and 100 - New to me author find Anne Stuart



Ice Blue

By

Anne Stuart




Back Cover: "Museum curator Summer Hawthorne considered the exquisite ice-blue ceramic bowl given to her by her beloved Japanese nanny a treasure of sentimental value--until somebody tried to kill her for it. The priceless relic is about to ignite a global power struggle that must be stopped at all costs. It's a desperate situation and international operative Takashi OBrien has received his directive: everybody is expendable. Everybody. Especially the woman who is getting dangerously under his skin as the lethal game crosses the Pacific to the remote and beautiful mountains of Japan, where the truth can be as seductive as it is deadly."


Takashi works for a super secret committee and his directive is to kill Summer and recover the bowl for the Japanese. However Summer is kidnapped by a religious cult leader bent of having the relic and taking over the world. Takashi rescues her, only to try and kill her for the bowl, but Summer is one step ahead of him and the cult. She's had a copy of the bowl made and its hidden somewhere on she knows. He must keep her alive long enough to recover the bowl. Bodies pile up as Summer and Taksashi are chased across Japan. Even though Summer tries to stay mentally one step ahead of Takashi, ultimately, she knows he will kill her. The action is non stop as the tension builds, plus Takashi is torn whether to kill her or not. He is falling in love, but in his line of work, love could get him killed.

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Fire and Ice

By

Anne Stuart



Back Cover: In the wake of a failed love affair, brainy beauty JIlly Lovitz takes off for Tokyo. She's expecting to cry on her sister Summer's shoulder, then spend a couple months blowing off steam in Japan. Instead, she's snatched away on the back of a motorcycle, narrowly avoiding a grisly execution attempt mean for her sister and brother-in-law. Her rescuer is Reno, the Committee's most unpredictable agent. They'd met once before and the attraction was odd--tattooed Yakuza punk meets leggy California egghead--but electric. Now Reno and Jilly are pawns in a deadly tangle of assassination attempts, kidnappings and prisoner swaps that could put their steamy partnership on ice."

Jilly travels to Japan expecting to find her sister and brother in law home, instead she is met with a near assassination attempt and Takashi's half brother, Reno trying to save her and get her out of Japan before its too late. Takashi and Summer are in hiding from the Russian mob. Now Reno and Jilly are on the run from not only the Russian, but the Yakuza as well. Members under Reno's and Takashi's grandfather's control want to take over and kill everyone who stands in their way. To add the the mix, Summer warned her brother in law to stay away from Jilly because she's had a big crush on him from the moment she met him. Now they are thrown together in very tense situations and he is having a hard time keeping his hands off her.

Both books are action packed and highly recommended. Will definitely be looking for more books by Anne Stuart.


Comments

  1. Anne Stuart is new to me. I like the setting and the plots sound like they really move. Thanks (I think) for adding to my wish list!

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  2. I loved Ice Blue. An art historian who gets to go to Japan??? I kept wondering if this book was written with me specifically in mind.

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