Born to Be Wild

Born to Be Wild

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by Catherine Coulter
     
 

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Star of a popular soap opera, Mary Lisa Beverly plays the woman everyone loves to hate. But the drama hits close ot home when someone tries to kill her—and she must turn to the last man she'd expect for help.

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Star of a popular soap opera, Mary Lisa Beverly plays the woman everyone loves to hate. But the drama hits close ot home when someone tries to kill her—and she must turn to the last man she'd expect for help.

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“Fast-paced.”—People “This terrific thriller will drag you into its chilling web of terror and not let go until the last paragraph…A ripping good read.”—The San Francisco Examiner “Catherine Coulter can always be counted on to write an exciting thriller.”—BookBrowser

“Ms. Coulter is a one-of-a-kind author who knows how to hook her readers and keep them coming back for more.”—The Best Reviews

“A good storyteller…Coulter always keeps the pace brisk.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Danger never felt so good.”—BookPage

“Coulter takes readers on a chilling and suspenseful ride…taut, fast-paced, hard to put down.”—Cedar Rapids Gazette “A mind-bending mystery…intriguing.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fast-paced, romantic…Coulter gets better and more cinematic with each of her suspenseful FBI adventures.”—Booklist

“A dizzying dash involving kidnapping, near-misses, murder, and a manhunt. Her readers are guaranteed a happy ending.”—The Sacramento Bee

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Catherine Coulter turns to the world of daytime soaps in this lively contemporary that showcases plenty of drama on and off the set of Born to Be Wild (BTBW, to its fans). Its beautiful star, Mary Lisa Beverly, plays America's favorite bitch goddess, but her own romantic life is pretty pitiful -- ever since she caught her fiancé in bed with her sister three years ago. For three-time Emmy winner Mary Lisa, life is business as usual until a car tries to run her over. Was it the photographer who's been stalking her or a deranged fan? Mary Lisa turns to martial arts training, but what she really needs is some backup from sheriff Jack Wolf. As the show's writers build to a secret season-ending cliffhanger, Mary Lisa's real life escalates to its own dramatic pitch -- thanks to family drama, the sizzling attraction with Jack, and a would-be killer. Highlights in soap opera trivia precede each chapter, and there's plenty of behind-the-scenes background. Ginger Curwen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515142396
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/25/2006
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
982,886
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Fast-paced.”—People

“This terrific thriller will drag you into its chilling web of terror and not let go until the last paragraph…A ripping good read.”—The San Francisco Examiner

“Catherine Coulter can always be counted on to write an exciting thriller.”—BookBrowser

“Ms. Coulter is a one-of-a-kind author who knows how to hook her readers and keep them coming back for more.”—The Best Reviews

“A good storyteller…Coulter always keeps the pace brisk.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Danger never felt so good.”—BookPage

“Coulter takes readers on a chilling and suspenseful ride…taut, fast-paced, hard to put down.”—Cedar Rapids Gazette

“A mind-bending mystery…intriguing.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fast-paced, romantic…Coulter gets better and more cinematic with each of her suspenseful FBI adventures.”—Booklist

“A dizzying dash involving kidnapping, near-misses, murder, and a manhunt. Her readers are guaranteed a happy ending.”—The Sacramento Bee

Meet the Author

Catherine Coulter is the New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty-five books, including historical and contemporary romances and her wildly popular FBI suspense thriller series. She lives in Northern California.

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Born to Be Wild 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
KBry More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, it is different from her fbi series and her romance novels. This has humorous situations and plot twists. The end seems a little rushed and not as thought out, but i was still entertained
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only thing wrong with this book is its cover. It would make you think it is a mystery or a drama, but the book is actually a good chick-lit type, light-hearted story. If you are expecting a hard-hitting cop drama you won't get it. Expect a kicky, cute chick-lit story, you will like it a lot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a HUGE fan of Catherine Coulter, but I was very disappointed in this book. There seems to be a lot of loose ends. Such as: What happened with Mary Lisa and her mother?? Did they make things right?? ect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not her best book.I didn't like the soap opera side of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the story lines and the switching between the real characters and the soap opera characters and the similarities between the two.
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Enjoyed read from the first to the third times.
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I live my dream
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The soap opera star's story line was much more interesting. It was also annoying to hop from reality to playacting. Coulter misuses her talent when she tries to make her characters comedic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coulter completely sucked me into BTBW with the first line: 'Mary Lisa didn't want to puke up the two Ritz crackers she eaten for supper.' Mary Lisa wins her 3rd straight daytime Emmy for her portrayal as the coniving Sunday Cavendish on BTBW. Mary Lisa isn't anything like Sunday, so when she is struck down by a speeding car eveyone she knows is stunned. Mary Lisa flees to Goddard Bay to her father to heal and escape Poker Hodges-a paparazzi on whom Mary Lisa has a TRO as well as her would be killer. Little does she know as she enters Goddard Bay, a man has been killed and Mary Lisa faces her nemeses, Chief Jack Wolf and her mother. Mary Lisa travels back to LaLa Land intreested in two mewn and the reason her mother hates her so much, since she is her father's daughter, and mother does loves George Beverly to a fault. Coulter peppers the reader w/ snipets of soap history as she makes Mary Lisa's real life far more dramatic than Sunday's. Is what happening to her in LA connected to the murder in Goddard Bay?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have normally enjoyed her books. This story was ok, but she forgot to write the ending. Are the readers supposed to make one up in their heads ? I was disappointed with this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read all of Coulter's other books, some many times over, I've despaired thru her last few attempts. Her early works were a world unto themselves, with depth that demanded repeat readings. But lately, her writing has become scattershot and slipshod. The characters are two-dimensional with seemingly little plot to really chew on. 'Born to be Wild' was the last straw for this reader, it reads more like the outline for two or three good novels, rather than the page turners she usually turns out. Instead of one or two really juicy plots, Coulter throws in 5 or 6 half-baked threads. Her characters act with no motivation or seeming development- they just wander in and out of the scene with maybe a word or two about them, and they deserve so much more. Coulter has made a name writing really good mystery and romance novels, but this one amounts to very little of either. If she'd taken the time, this could have been a very interesting trilogy, instead she threw it all together into one very bad read....and lost this reader as a fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. It is full of romance and action. I love the way the words flow off the page. You can see yourself in every character. If you are a soap fan, you'll like it and if you aren't you will still like it. This is an amazing book and can't till a new book comes out.