Great premise. Roughneck bounty hunter goes after a showgirl who jumped bail and accidently nabs her schoolteacher twin sister instead. He refuses to believe her "wrong twin" story. Short on cash, he attempts to bring her from Seattle to Miami on a Greyhound bus. A memorable road trip ensues.
This book had great quotables. Upon seeing her body, the bounty hunter tells the school teacher:
"If you ask me darlin' a body like this is more of a religious experience. I know that I could spend days on my knees in front of it!"
This is a great romantic tale, even for those who are not into video gaming.
When Amy is informed by her daughter that she does not know how to have fun, the single mother/financial analyst accepts the challenge that accompanies this statement. She will play the Virtual Reality game, Buckling Swashes, and prove she can have fun. However, something goes wrong. When she wakes on Black Corbin's pirate ship, Amy can't feel the VR glasses that are her link to reality. Though disconcerted, she still manages to defeat Corbin in a duel and win a ship of her own. This is all well and good, but this world is too real, and Amy can't find her way back to her life. There is simply no way to escape, a fact confirmed when Corbin comes to her, introducing himself as the game's creator. He can't get back to the real world either they discover. Someone has taken over the game, trapping both of them inside it. Their only link to the outside world is Holden, an amiable sometimes leper, sometimes another character. Besides trying to find the traitor, Amy and Corbin need to stay alive, Amy wants to enact social justice for the characters, and they discover a very real passion that both would like to continue in the real world, if they can get back to it. ............................ **** No, this is not a romantic version of Tron. It's far more amusing and fun. You never really know exactly what twist or turn it will take next, but you can be sure wherever it goes, you will laugh out loud. ****
This was a very well written book and I loved reading it. The main characters weren't perfect, but they were admirable. The romance between the sea captain and the wealth Boston misfit was enjoyable to read about. I can't wait to read the Horsemaster's Daughter, which is the story of the sea captain's step brother.
This was a great suspense story. NASA discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Artic ice. Is is proof of extraterrestial life or a hoax. The outcome could influence a presidential election. The ending was enjoyable too!
The books in the Sinclair sisters trilogy get better and better. This one has Ph.d candidate Patience Sinclair following the rodeo for her dissertation on Women of the West. She meets and falls for a rodeo star who falls just as hard for her. There's also a mystery to solve and a great secondary romance.