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Black Ice af Anne Stuart
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Black Ice (udgave 2005)

af Anne Stuart

Serier: Ice (1)

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An American book translator in Paris, Chloe Underwood, longing for some excitement, gets more than she bargains for when a new assignment immerses her in a deadly world of murder and illegal arms, forcing her to go into hiding with a mysterious stranger.
Medlem:Irishcontessa
Titel:Black Ice
Forfattere:Anne Stuart
Info:Mira (2005), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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A great beginning to the "Ice" series. The main character is very ambiguous in the beginning which makes the story even more interesting as we try to figure out his intentions. Also this book introduces a mystery that will carry forth throughout the series. ( )
  ftbooklover | Oct 12, 2021 |
A great beginning to the "Ice" series. The main character is very ambiguous in the beginning which makes the story even more interesting as we try to figure out his intentions. Also this book introduces a mystery that will carry forth throughout the series. ( )
  ftbooklover | Oct 12, 2021 |
Black Ice
3.5 Stars

Synopsis:
Chloe Underwood is an underpaid translator living in Paris who wishes for a little excitement in her life. When she is offered the opportunity of a lifetime to translate a business meeting, Chloe soon realizes that one should be careful of what they wish for as the businessmen turn out to be deadly arms dealers, and she is forced to go on the run with a dangerous yet seductive stranger who may or may not kill her at any moment.

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A good premise that has a James Bond feel to it. The characters are interesting but the execution is poor.

Although Sebastian is a ruthless and sadistic anti-hero, you cannot stop yourself from falling in love with him in the same way that Chloe does. Chloe is exceedingly naïve, which may turn some readers off but for me her naiveté strikes just the right cord. Nevertheless, it is not clear why he falls in love with her and their relationship is far-fetched. Yes, they have great chemistry, but is that really true love?

The plot is good but is implausible and unrealistic at times. What self-respecting arms dealer would allow a complete stranger in on a deal? The story also focuses on some dark and sinister issues such as torture and so-called good guys crossing the line because the “ends justify the means”.

The main problem with this book is the writing, which is choppy and has sudden transitions that make it difficult to follow the sequence of events. Moreover, the ending is very abrupt and the reader is left with an unsatisfied feeling. As this is the first book in a series, perhaps we will learn more about Chloe and Sebastian’s relationship in the next installment.

Despite the improbable plot elements and the writing issues, I've heard such great things about the rest of the series and have decided to give it a chance. So I will be reading the next book.
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  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
A great beginning to the "Ice" series. The main character is very ambiguous in the beginning which makes the story even more interesting as we try to figure out his intentions. Also this book introduces a mystery that will carry forth throughout the series. ( )
  Mrslabraden | Jun 28, 2017 |
Be warned, thar be minor spoilers below.

Damn. I finished this a few days ago and I'm still not sure what to say about it.

This is one of those stories that I liked, but I'm not sure that I like that I liked it. Ya know?

So, let's start with just shoving aside how ridiculous and full of holes the premise is. Both of the characters have backgrounds that don't bear scrutiny, and I still can't get over how crazy that whole house party thing was. Just... Whatever, moving on.

Every time you turn around, someone is wanting to kill Chloe, and I don't mean that sarcastically. First it's "Bastien" (the theoretical hero), then it's the other guy, then it's that whole group of guys, then it's that other guy that's wanting to be in charge of the other guys, then it's Bastien's lady friend, then it's the girl that liked Bastien but didn't like him or something, then it's... Wait I got that out of order, but whatever! You get the picture, and it gets... Tiring. She's a little potato sack being drug around by Bastien for reasons he can't even explain to himself, bouncing from emergency to emergency.

And I guess that's my essential issue with this book. The writing is fine, the plot moves along at a nice pace, and the characters are ok... But there is no reason for Bastien to ever do anything he does with Chloe. He has no reason to ever rescue her from any of the situations she finds herself in (not through any real fault of her own I will add), and he has more reason not to. His whole attitude (even while he's rescuing her) is that it doesn't make sense for him to do it. He didn't just insta-love, and neither did she. There wasn't even really any insta-lust. So... Why? I still can't figure it out.

When I get to the end of a rom, and I feel like the h/h aren't going to make it more than a month before breaking up, I think a wrong turn was taken at some point. And these two have zero reason to be together.

I want to read at least one more in the series because like I said, I do like the writing. It was a fun read that I zoomed through in about a day. But damn. I hope the next one has better relationship building. ( )
  GoldenDarter | Sep 15, 2016 |
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