Glass Houses

Glass Houses

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by Stella Cameron
     
 

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British photographer Olivia FitzDurham is running for her life--all the way to New York City and a man she’s never met. The pictures she took for a London magazine seem harmless, but the man who tried to push her off the tube platform definitely meant business.

NYPD Detective Aiden Flynn isn’t the “Sam” Olivia thinks she met on

Overview

British photographer Olivia FitzDurham is running for her life--all the way to New York City and a man she’s never met. The pictures she took for a London magazine seem harmless, but the man who tried to push her off the tube platform definitely meant business.

NYPD Detective Aiden Flynn isn’t the “Sam” Olivia thinks she met on the internet, but he suspects that the man who is poses a real threat to Olivia’s safety--as well as his own.

Suddenly Olivia and Aiden are the targets in a dangerous game that will take them across the country and the Atlantic. On the run from a ring of thieves desperate for Olivia’s incriminating photos, the two strangers must work together to clear their names--and escape with their lives…

This eBook of GLASS HOUSES contains sample chapters of Stella Cameron’s upcoming paranormal, DARKNESS BOUND.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ever-popular Cameron (Once and for Always) executes a tried-and-true formula of romance and suspense and adds a dash of blackmail, Internet hijinks and transatlantic sleuthing with her latest, rollicking novel. Aiden Flynn is an NYPD detective whose social life is the pits; he's a Mustang fanatic and dog lover addicted to the emotional safety of online conversations in place of the dating rat race. He's housesitting a vacationing colleague's orchids when he starts snooping through his absent associate's e-mails. Desperate missives from a London photographer named Olivia FitzDurham catch Aiden's eye. Apparently, Olivia took some photos for a magazine style spread, and soon a man was stalking her, claiming to be from the magazine, clamoring for the negatives and offering a "kill fee" for them. Aiden urges her to come to New York City for sanctuary, but not long after her arrival, he finds himself framed as a cop-gone-bad, and the budding romantic duo are forced to take their love on the run. Cameron's characterizations are winning: Aiden is rugged without being annoyingly macho, Olivia is eccentric, self-deprecating yet charming, and there's a pair of bumbling British crooks who are a lethal version of Laurel and Hardy. The Judas character is spotted early on, there's an overlong denouement and some of the dialogue is corny, but these flaws are nothing a good screenwriter couldn't fix: this fast-paced book couldn't be more camera-ready. (Aug.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587241482
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
COMPASS Press Large Print Book Series
Pages:
558
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.41(d)

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Meet the Author

Stella Cameron is the New York Times best selling author of the acclaimed Court of Angels Series, the Bayou Books and many others. There are fourteen million copies of her books in circulation worldwide. She is the recipient of the Pacific Northwest Achievement Award for distinguished professional achievement and for enhancing the stature of the Northwest Literary community. She lives in Washington State.

Stella's current titles include OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF BODY and OUT OF MIND from her critically acclaimed Court of Angels series as well as her recent exclusive eBook releases BREATHLESS (contemporary romantic-suspense) and BARGAIN BRIDE: A NOVELLA (historical romance).

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Glass Houses 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Laurelsdaughter More than 1 year ago
Twisty & twisted. The characters are intriguing and it has a couple of surprises at the end. But Stella doesn't cheat, there are clues throughout that you can catch if you are paying attention. Great book!
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A very enjoyable read, the ending was so surprising...didn't see it coming....just started reading Stella Cameron, this was my second book, check her out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a longtime fan of Stella Cameron, I opened this book with great anticipation. I have enjoyed many of her other works enormously. This was a severe disappointment. Every British word that had a different American word was thrown in helter skelter. The British woman was a stylized characature of the dowdy, fussy, lost-to-reality, typecast character and that was sad. The plot was Laurel and Hardy meets the Keestone Kops and the Three Stooges. You could pick apart the way it loosely hung together quite easily. Some places how the bad guys and good guys found each other was inexcusably lame. This book had a lot of potential but was destroyed by trying to make it more comedic in nature than it deserved. My sincere hope is that her next effort will have a more plausible set of circumstances with better character development than shown in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another best from Ms. Cameron. Highly recommended. The plot was engrossing and fast-paced. I could hardly put it down. Ms. Cameron just gets better and better every time.
harstan More than 1 year ago

To the despair of his friend and partner Vani, NYPD detective Aiden Flynn has no social life outside of the cyber-zone. When Aiden¿s computer goes on the fritz, he goes upstairs to use his neighbor¿s computer. His neighbor is also a cop who happens to be away on vacation. While going through his e-mail, Aiden finds several notes addressed to FBI agent Sam Ryan from a terrified British photographer Olivia FitzDurham. Aiden thinks his neighbor Ryan, aka Sam, must be dirty and has involved Olivia in something dangerous. Aiden pretends to be Sam and asks Olivia to come to the States so he can protect her.

A series of frightening incidents leads Olivia to conclude she is safer in America than her home in London where people want to buy some worthless photos. Ryan convinces his superiors that Olivia and Aiden are violent criminals and now have all of NYPD chasing after them. Ryan and his cohorts want them dead so Aiden and Olivia flee the city, ring to catch the criminals and clear Aiden and Olivia¿s name. While on the run they fall in love with each other.

The amazement of a Stella Cameron novel is that her taut romantic thrillers contain offbeat humor that leave the audience laughing yet concerned, and definitely hooked. GLASS HOUSES is one of Ms. Cameron¿s best works due in part to the innocent heroine caught in someone else¿s web, the befuddled hero trying to protect her from bumbling crooks, and a dog with iron teeth. This novel is another winner from one of the great authors of the past decade.

Harriet Klausner

lanalucy More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this book. I mean, it's Stella Cameron, right? To be fair, this was published twelve or so years ago, so this digital edition is just a reprint of a previously published book. Perhaps most problematic for me (yes, I'm one of *those* people) was the bad formatting. Indentations in the middle of paragraphs, a systematic removal of periods at the ends of sentences, a lack of quote marks where they were needed, and the occasional misused word. For me, all these factors together made this book difficult to read, and I felt let down to read a Stella Cameron story I didn't enjoy. There are two main characters: Aiden, a New York City detective, and Olivia, an introverted British photographer. At first, the scenes written from the two points of view were properly separated. Around chapter two, the Americanisms and the Britishisms started running together, and sometimes Aiden thought in Britishisms and sometimes Olivia thought in Americanisms. This became unduly distracting. Dialogue between Aiden and Olivia was sometimes stilted and awkward, and sometimes Olivia was uncharacteristically forceful or aggressive. In a scene toward the end of the book, Olivia's behavior was consistent with the growth of the character, and I cheered her on. Olivia's parents were completely extraneous and could have been left out of the book entirely, except as references Olivia made in conversation. Otherwise, they should have been fleshed out more. Instead, they were tragically unfunny clueless parents that wasted a chapter of my time. Conversely, Boswell, a somewhat minor character, was the most appealing character in the entire book, and his unwavering fealty to his core self was a joy to read. I knew how the bad guys were keeping tabs on Aiden and Olivia less than halfway through. I did not guess the logistics or the why, but I most definitely knew who. I was sometimes distracted trying to figure out why this person would betray them in this way, and that distraction took away from my immersion in the story as it unfolded. Bottom line - the core story is good, but overall I had to try too hard to enjoy reading it. Your mileage may vary.