Tuesday 6 September 2011

Book Review: Burn

Book Title: Burn
Author: Linda Howard
Pages: 367
Publisher: Ballatine Books
Cost: $7.99
How I got it: Borrowed from Library
When Jenner Redwine wins a lottery jackpot, she can’t imagine ever finding a place in the world of the wealthy. Seven years later, though, she finds an ally—and a guide to the rarefied realm of privilege—in the kind-hearted heiress Sydney Hazlett, who invites Jenner on a charity cruise aboard a luxury liner. But what Jenner gets is more like a Hitchcock movie than a Love Boat episode. Taken hostage by a menacing stranger, with nowhere to run, Jenner is drawn into a game of dizzying intrigue and harrowing danger. But as fear of her captor turns to fascination, Jenner rediscovers feelings she hasn’t had in years—and realizes she’s found a life worth living. If she survives
My Review:
I hesitated to read this because of lots of reviews gave it a luke warm receipts.  I should know better it;s Linda Howard it may not be what you would write but it's pretty damn good.  This book stated a little differently from others, it started at the end. the the back story the back to the action. Kinda catching you up but not in a flashback sequence.

From this book I learnt a few things I didn't know about the lottery. Jenner won the lotto, now her life is very different ( If i ever won the lotto, I have learnt what to do and what not to do) Anyhoo, flashback to Jenner present day and the story really begins.

Personally 1) I would have NEVER let someone steal $50 much less $ 27400 that mother foooo oh ugh *coughs * ahem I meant what I was saying ugh Yeah Jenner has changed somewhat ok a whole lot but wouldn't you?? 2)Her 'love' scenario really smacks of Stockholm syndrome or even hero worship. I would be more pissed before we fell in love but then again people meet and fall 'in love' in some sticky situations doesn't mean they won't last.  The female lead kept insisting she wasn't stupid, that she was strong and capable and sometimes that can be annoying.

The main characters worked together well, and the relationship that formed was a natural formation from that. I am however dying to know about Adam, since his heart was broken in this book. I think this is a much like her other reads and I think this was definitively a book to read despite what others were saying.

I enjoyed this one, the killer was a little too effed up; even for me. I mean really?? That's your solution to your personal problems??? But then again to each their own. Actually no f**k that he soo got what he deserved A**hole.

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