OK - I couldn't wait until morning.
Here are a couple of recent reads.
Cold as Ice by Anne Stuart
This one seems to be getting very mixed reviews! Jennifer B of I Just Finished Reading loved it! BAM didn't! Janine of Dear Author really liked it! KarenS didn't! Tara, once she found her glasses liked it.
My thoughts. I'm going to take the middle ground. I didn't think it was one of her best but it was OK. I started it, put it down and read another book I liked much better. Then I picked it up again and very shortly put it back down to read the next one I'm reviewing. I finally picked it up again and finished it this time.
I found Genevive annoying after a while. For the first part of the book, I liked her quite well. I thought she was rather plucky - a different sort from some of Ms. Stuart's other heroines. But then, after she was rescued and she kept trying to get away, I thought she lost a few bricks there. Trying to escape from Peter with no money, no car, wearing only black silk pajamas wasn't the work of the brightest toothpick in the log they were cut from. (we practiced similies in class tonight so bear with me). And I just didn't buy the fact that after one night of most excellent sex she was in LOVE. Absolute, love him forever, never gonna end LOVE. It was too drastic a change in too short a time. And I found Peter to be a slightly faded carbon copy of Bastien Toussaint from Black Ice. Mind you I liked him - I like all of her heroes. He just didn't pack the wallup that Bastien did though. And I kind of got the feeling he thought he was all that, when, well, really, he might have come close but didn't quite take the biggest stuffed animal at the fair prize.
The villian, Harry Van Dorn was a hoot though. I thought his plan of 7 was wacky enough, but when he kidnapped the orphans - well, that was certainly the top star on the Christmas tree.
So to sum it up, I'm glad I read this one. Everyone seems to be reading it and I hate to be the only one missing the pajama party. And she did a most excellent job of setting up her next book in Takashi O'Brien - waiting for that one already.
Grade 3 1/2 out of 5
I was going to do two books tonight, but it's almost 1:30 and I need to be bright eyed and bushy tailed tomorrow so I will continue then.