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An encore for a blistering romance from the New York Times bestselling author of One Summer. Far from her sensible life as an English teacher in Kansas, Lora looks forward to a relaxing vacation in Cancun. But fate thwarts her careful plans when a darkly handsome American named Max jumps into her car with a loaded gun.
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Overview

An encore for a blistering romance from the New York Times bestselling author of One Summer. Far from her sensible life as an English teacher in Kansas, Lora looks forward to a relaxing vacation in Cancun. But fate thwarts her careful plans when a darkly handsome American named Max jumps into her car with a loaded gun.
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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
"Robards is one terrific storyteller."
Newsweek
"One of the most popular voices in women's fiction."
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"Robards is one terrific storyteller."—Chicago Tribune

"One of the most popular voices in women's fiction."—Newsweek

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568954219
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Robards is the author of thirty-three books and one novella. She is the mother of three boys, ages 12, 17, and 23, and lives in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. A regular on the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, among others, she published her first novel at age 24. "I read, I write, and I chauffeur children," she says with a laugh. "That's my life."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    This book is listed as having a 2012 publication date yet has be

    This book is listed as having a 2012 publication date yet has been in the Romantic Times best 200 list since 1980. How many people are being conned into thinking this is a new book?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    Mystery Intrigue Action Daring-Liaison The first description th


    Mystery Intrigue Action Daring-Liaison
    The first description that comes to mind is “Thriller”…second is “Sensual”.  The situations keep you riveted wanting to know more… “How is she/he/them going to get out of this!  Lots of scheming diversity.  Oh yeah, and lot of apprehension!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2012

    A Sexy Thriller

    Action, adventure, crazy sexy crazy guy, jungles, guns, corrupt police...it doesn't stop in this novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2010

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    Great read

    I love the book. I actually read the older version but with the same story line. Has action from beginning to end and the characters cracked me up. Just wish Max wasn't so damn mean. LOL.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2007

    Hot!

    Loved this book. It was my first Karen Robards and got me hooked on her.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2002

    Okay, but not great

    This hero had a lot of baggage, and I guess we¿re supposed to excuse his mean attitude (which doesn¿t improve much over the course of the story), out of sympathy for him. It doesn¿t work. The writer does keep you on the edge with the story line itself. I just prefer a hero, with or without past ghosts, to still be portrayed in a better light. He could have been abrupt and still have had a conscience. After the second time he calls the heroine a b---h, I knew what I was in for. It was as if we¿re never supposed to like him. And there were many ¿emotion¿ repetitions. Like ¿I wish I had a penny for every time he said¿¿ This was an interesting story, but I did contemplate putting it down for something that makes you feel good. It¿s definitely not a keeper.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2001

    Highly recommended.

    Do yourself a favor and read this fantastic book. A very fast-paced plot, two incredible lovers, good story theme, and very intriguing. Karen Robards always knows how to capture her audiences. It's a must- read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Okay

    Okay.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Dont bother

    ## the "hero" is an as*hole. Not romantic in any way.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Action filled

    This book is filled with action and adventure with a twist if love. The story keeps you interested from start to finish.b

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Action romance

    Innocent tourist, desperate "hero", Mexican jungle, bad guys galore, danger around every corner resullting in non-stop action. All the sex scenes unnecessary

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2008

    Amazing

    This book was the first Romance that I read. I have been reading nothing else since. It has been almost 5 years since reading this book and I can still play every word in my mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2000

    Creates a 'yearning' in the reader

    Suspense & wonder filled my mind page after page! Karen Robard's ability to make the reader 'feel' the action as well as yearn to be a part of it is beyond all other authors I've read. Her descriptive dialogue and interaction between characters is fabulous & intriguing, keeping the reader spellbound to the last page! Definitely one that I will read over & over, especially certain pages of description that take you with them all the way !!!

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