“When Jillian Lovitz runs to Japan to see her sister, Summer, and her brother-in-law, Taka, she finds that they are currently in hiding from Russian mercenaries. The Russians see this is a chance to use Jilly as bait to lure Taka out of hiding; but The Committee has sent their newest operative,...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Having thoroughly enjoyed the other Ice books, I was disappointed in this one. Reno & Jilly seemed rather juvenile in their behaviour, and I found it hard to get past that and take them seriously as a couple.”see full review » see other reviews »
“When Jillian Lovitz runs to Japan to see her sister, Summer, and her brother-in-law, Taka, she finds that they are currently in hiding from Russian mercenaries. The Russians see this is a chance to use Jilly as bait to lure Taka out of hiding; but The Committee has sent their newest operative, Reno, to rescue Jilly. When flamboyant Reno and Jilly met two years ago, Jilly's sister warned Reno to leave her alone. Now Reno and Jilly are trying to stay one step ahead of Russian mobsters while trying to keep their hands off of each other.
This was an entertaining addition to Stuart's Ice series. Reno is described as tall and lean with tattoos and long hair dyed flame red. I can't imagine a secret agent with that description. But what makes him unique in this series is the fact that he doesn't start out with the idea that the heroine is expendable. He comes off as much more human than the other heroes in the series. Of course, he does fall into the category of one of the many heroes who does not believe in love and makes some bonehead moves based on that belief. Jilly is a brainy young heroine who doesn't get to use her brain very often in this book. She has to rescued from various bad buys, but finally holds her own against them. My rating: 4 Stars.
“3 STARS”Kris wrote this review Friday, September 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This started out with exciting action but that soon got repetitive with main characters constantly denying their attraction. The heroine was foolish and everyone spent too much time thinking about things so I started skimming but did finish. Jilly goes to Tokyo to visit her sister, gets caught in a deadly battle when Reno comes to her rescue.
“not gonna keep these”victoria s wrote this review Thursday, September 2, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is my first book by Mrs. Stuart and I have to say that she truly delivered an action pack book. She has captured my attention from page one. I love reading tension and Mrs. Stuart gave me what I like. I'm not crazy about love scenes, although there are a few in this book. If there weren't any love scenes in this book, I still would like it.
I have to say this, although, I have never seen the movie, Ninja Assassin and only seen the trailer with Rain/Raizo - that's who Reno reminds me of. The two men are different. Reno has long red hair. I don't care for long hair on a man. He also has a teardrop tattoo on his cheekbone and if I am not mistaken, a tattoo on his arm as well. I don't like tattoos either. But, when I've started reading the book - Rain/Raizo came to my mind.
Reno is a bad boy, who works for a committee. I don't know much about the committee, because this is my first book and it's book number five. We learned that some Russians are after his cousin Taka and his wife and that Jillian (Jilly), Taka's sister-in-law has arrived in Japan.
Reno volunteered himself to go and make sure that no one harms her. He has been warned by his cousin and his wife to stay away from Jilly, but he's putting honor before command. In his world, family protects one another. Although, she's not really his family, to him, she's in the family circle, because she's his cousin's sister-in-law.
Jilly is 20 years old and has a super crush on Reno, who is seven years older than she is. He's aware of it, but she doesn't know.
I have to say, because of who Reno is and the world he grew up in, I like how Mrs. Stuart written him. He's a bad boy and he needed to walk in bad boy shoes. The way he talked and treated Jilly was right for his character.
The bad guy, who is also good will talk and treat the heroine badly. He has to have a black heart. It's normal for him to be afraid to show that his heart is leaking white blood. He's so use to being dead, even though he wants to live - that's why he tries to keep the woman, he's falling in love with out.
I didn't like the cussing in the book. I don't like to read cussing in any book that I read, but I know that some books will have cuss words in them.
I have to read Mrs. Stuart other books. I hope they are grabbing as this book is.
“Reading about these two run around Japan was rather amusing. I loved their love/hate relationship. Reno is definitely a force to be reckoned with.”Rachel wrote this review Friday, December 4, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“If the thirs in the series offered a late 30's romance, this one is the complete opposite, with a couple in their early 20s. Of course, Reno seems much older because of the life he has lived, but somehow it's all believable, not to mention we get to see Taka again.
Great series all around!!!! Can't wait to see what else she can come up with since everyone seems to agree to the fact that no one writes bad guys as well as Styart does.”
“Well the sexy male in this book is what caught my eye. Bright red hair with tats and he also knows how to kick but, but most of the heroes do. I really liked this one.”Alexandria K wrote this review Friday, February 13, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I like this book. I was given this one and the last book. The last book in the series really bothered me because of the errors, but this one was much better. I had already felt attached to the subjects because this was the second book they were that I was reading which helped draw me into the story. it's a time killer with no real substance. ”c D wrote this review Thursday, January 15, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No