Someone is trying to kill Museum Curator Summer Hawthorne. She is the owner of a priceless ice-blue ceramic bowl that everyone wants to get their hands on. Shirosama, a leader of a religious cult, needs the bowl for a ceremony that will signal the beginning of terrorists strikes around the world. Committee operative Takashi O'Brien wants to make sure neither the bowl nor Summer fall into the wrong hands, even if he has to kill her to keep her quiet.
This book has a lot of action that keeps the story rolling. But, I thought the romance in this book reminded me too much of the romance in the previous book of this series. Taka is on a mission and has his orders that Summer must not be taken alive by the Shirosama. He is willing to kill her, but something keeps stopping him. I understood his reasoning so it didn't bother me. I didn't understand Summer knowing that this guy is planning on killing her, and sticking around for it when she has a chance to get away. I thought that was just too dumb. So, I liked the story and thought the hero was interesting, but wasn't real happy with the heroine. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
Interesting story. Too much time in the Characters thoughts. Predictable at the end but still gripping! There were a couple spots in this book that had me thinking "What the _ _ LL?" A good page turner. Hard to put down.
3rd in series(black ice, cold as ice) and this hero seems the coldest of the 3 but this was one of the more interesting stories to me dealing with history of japan and a religious nutcase(didn't care for that part!) and introduced the couple in fire and ice(book 4). He rescues the woman then tries to kill her several times..unbelievable though you have to understand each 'hero' has to deal with 'the committee' which has to make the best decision overall and sometimes has to sacrifice an innocent citizen for the 'good of all'. The sex in these books seem forced and a powerplay of sorts except for maybe briefly but that's how these guys are and for them to fall in love and go against the committee shows their devotion. I've enjoyed these 3 books though they're not my usual cup of tea in the romance genre..I usually like more loving characters.