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Blue Ice by Donna Dalton

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    Jewel of the Night

    Reformed jewel thief Addison Hayes wants to make a fresh start. A new television series featuring rehabilitated thieves staging break-ins seems perfect. The only snag? Her handsome co-host Garrett Powell—his Texas drawl makes her body sing. But seven years behind bars taught her that romance and business don’t mix.

    Garrett Powell only signed on for the TV show to satisfy a debt and get his life back on track. Fellow inmate Jimmy Patterson once saved his life and in repayment, Garrett agreed to secretly look out for Jimmy’s protégé, Addison. But Addison’s spunk and intelligence soon have Garrett wishing there could be more between them.

    When a rare blue diamond necklace they stole for the show goes missing, Addison and Garrett have to join forces to clear their names. With gun-toting thugs and the law after them, can they find the jewel—and each other—before it’s too late?

    Rating: Sensual
    Page Count: 128
    Word Count: 33600


    Body heat and the spicy scent of aftershave enveloped her. Her pulse revved like an engine on nitro. Garrett Powell. For a geeky security alarm system analyst with a short rap sheet, he was good. Damn good. She hadn’t heard him approach. Hadn’t even heard him while he looted the upstairs bedrooms. Was she getting soft?

    “Are you done upstairs?”

    “Yep. All set. You?”

    “Only this closet left.” She dumped the contents of the box into her sack. “You find anything worth taking?”

    “A couple of Louis Vuitton purses and a pair of Manolos. Excellent condition.” His southern accent gave the renowned brand names a comical twist.

    She smiled, amused, an emotion she’d been short on lately. “Anything else?”

    “Some electronics...two cell phones, a Blackberry, and an iPod. And a nice vintage coin collection.”

    The Texan knew his hot commodities. “Jewelry?”

    “Ha. Can’t stop yourself, can you, darlin’?”

    She bit down on a curt reply and shoved the box onto the shelf. No need in getting her temper up. She’d have to get used to such comments if she wanted to work with him in the future. The Texan had discovered her Achilles heel and appeared to enjoy poking at it.




Danielle from Romancing the Book - Blue Ice is a contemporary romance novella with a plot that has loads of potential but lacks the flawless execution that such an idea deserves. While the idea for the plot is fresh and could have made the novella extremely interesting, it was not fully explored leaving the novella with a rather basic plot line lacking tension and suspense that should have been present. Another major flaw in the novella was that everything tended to be resolved too quickly and too neatly; the ending was especially affected by this issue leaving it seeming rushed into a conclusion.

The characters were the most interesting component of the novella and it was a shame that they weren’t explored to a greater depth. It also would have been intriguing to have had some scenes where their thieving skills could have been demonstrated properly as many of the scenes when this could have potentially occurred, such as when the diamond was stolen from the safe, were either bypassed or simply skipped over.

The romance between the two main characters seemed overly rushed; it is impossible to tell when their feelings supposedly deepen beyond the superficial. Also, the attraction between the two of them seems fake in some scenes and, even when this was not an issue, the chemistry between the two of them still lacks any real sparks.

This novella could have been an excellent read with more plot and character development.



    LASR Review: ...While it is a “happily ever after”, the road there is circuitous, and unexpected. This book is not what I expected, but in a good way. I recommend that you look for this book and enjoy the twists and turns ahead. Reviewed by Iris



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