Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Elizabeth Pennington has come to the war-torn South American country of Callivera to volunteer at a tiny mission. Kidnapped by the local rebels who are more interested in ransom than politics, she ends up at their camp in the Andes where she meets Finn MacGowan, member of the infamous Committee, a covert organization dedicated to destroying terrorism. MacGowan has been held hostage for almost three years, and he's chosen the night she arrives as the night he plans to escape. When he does, she follows him, heading down the steep mountainous terrain with another hostage, the teenage son of a Hollywood millionaire. Rebels, soldiers, traitors and near-drowning follows them on their journey. As they travel from the mountain fortress to a transatlantic freighter, an old cafe in Spain ending in a shootout at a farmhouse in France, MacGowan reluctantly falls in love, and Beth learns that the cynical, dangerous soldier-of-fortune might be worth saving after all.
Why on earth does this author have the ability to leave me with a silly grin on my face while I replay countless scenes from the book in my head, which inadvertently prohibits me from moving on to my next book? I guess with this question, all roads lead to Rome, which is obviously this author’s unique, awesome, and unparalleled talent.
On Thin Ice was an unexpected gift as I thought that Fire And Ice was the final chapter in the ICE series. Now instead of being grateful and satisfied, I find myself hoping that she will “surprise” me once more with another…and then another….and then another! I can not get enough of this series.
In this book, we get the treat of catching up with old friends while meeting several new ones. Peter and Ginny from Cold As Ice play an important role in this book and we also get to catch up with Killian and Isobel from Ice Storm. It is not necessary to read all the books in order to enjoy this book, but take my advice…if you haven’t read this series in its entirety, PLEASE DO:) Reading the books in order will also immerse you in the ICE world in which the most dangerous and unforgettable heroes live.
This is Finn’s book. A member of the notorious Committee, he has been held captive for three years in South America. A horrific cult, the Guiding Light, has brutally murdered and raped many other prisoners, yet left Finn alive. Beth, an American heiress to a large fortune, has also been kidnapped by the Guiding Light. Her life is now in the hands of none other than the ruthless Finn. Lucky girl!!!
As with all the books couples, the chemistry between Finn and Beth is scorchingly hot. This book takes the reader with them through the jungle as they execute a daring and dangerous escape. Finn is brutal and capable of great violence and killing, but he protects and watches over Beth from the moment they meet.
I was absolutely engulfed in this story and resented every distraction that kept me from it. Unlike other Anne Stuart books, this book has a nice epilogue that satisfies on nearly every level. In fact, if this happens to be the last book, I will say it ended perfectly, however, I would sacrifice that all for one more book!
A simply awesome book and an unforgettable series. I cannot recommend it any more highly!
5 Killing Stars!!
Heiress Elizabeth “Beth” Pennington has come to war-torn South American country of Callivera to volunteer at a small rural mission. The Mission is invaded by the local rebels who kill the Padre and nuns and kidnap Beth for ransom…..among other things. Finn MacGowan is a member of The Committee and has been a prisoner there for almost three years and the reason that he has been kept alive for as long as he has is a mystery, even to him.
He has planned his escape and chooses the same night the rebels come back to camp with Beth. She convinces Finn to take her with him along with an executive and Dillon, the teenage son of a Hollywood actor that he made monetary deals with. During their journey through jungle, villages, shipping vessels, and French countryside Finn and Beth dance around each other and the sparks are ready to ignite!!
“Oh, God,” she whispered, horrified. What had seemed a strange kind of nightmare was suddenly, terribly real. “Did you kill him?”
“No, the tooth fairy came along and took care of him”
I loved Finn MacGowan. He’s has a soft spot (it’s hard to find but it’s there), but flat out he’s a deadly killer when he has to be and makes no apologies for it but, he shows a bit of softness when it comes to Beth and Dillon. We get witty dialogue, suspense, hot love scenes, and action that will keep you on the edge of your seat!!!!
“You’re sure you’re not a sister?” he tossed back at her, his voice little more than a growl on the night air. “I’m an only child.”
Stupid, he thought. “I’m asking if you’re a holy nun.”
“I told you, I’m not a nun, holy or otherwise.”
Okay, she met the criteria for fuckable.
Once again Peter has a pretty significate role in this one along with his adopted son Mahmoud, from Ice Storm, Taka, and Bastien. I LOVED when Finn and Peter had their confrontation….it actually had me chuckling a couple of times!! I also loved how characters from previous Ice books came together and getting glimpses into their present lives made my heart flutter, especially Peter’s family life. I loved the last chapter which is sort of epilogue since it’s the last book in the series. Anne Stuart wrapped up the series nicely.
On a side note, Mahmoud and Dillion become friends and considering who their ‘father’s” are I’m hoping since this was the last Ice book they’ll appear in her new “Fire” series as operatives for the United States branch of The Committee (a spin-off series)…..that would be AWESOME!!!!!!