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    Reason 245 Why I Don't Read Cover Quotes....
    This is something I think is prolly done often but it amuses me. The front cover has a quote as does the back cover, both from Publishers Weekly.

    A "fast-romance thriller..."
    Publishers Weekly

    "...sexual tension sizzles between Maggie and Cord as they struggle with their haunted pasts... in order to find the strength to trust each other."

    This book is bad, way bad. I say this as a fan of Diana Palmer. One of the times that I picked the book back up, I noticed the quote on the cover. And was curious if someone really said they lurved this book. So I looked for the whole review. I couldn't pull it up on the site, not even by the ISBN number but it is on amazon.

    It is probably just me but I found it way amusing how they took a so-so to bad review to make up the above quotes. [I added spaces to make it easy to read, there were none at amazon]

    Full review
    A gripping story is sabotaged by leaden writing in this hardcover debut from bestselling author Palmer (The Texas Ranger; Lord of the Desert). Mercenary Cord Romero returns to his Texas ranch after barely avoiding being blown up by a bomb planted by his arch-enemy, Raoul Gruber, only to find his beautiful and long-estranged foster sister, Maggie Barton, at his door. Disturbed by his desire for Maggie, Cord lashes out at her.

    Heartbroken by Cord's hostility, and jobless she left the perfect job in Morocco to rush to Cord's side Maggie takes a job in Houston doing the books at a detective agency. She quickly finds herself tangled up in a mission to bring down Gruber and his international ring of child labor exploitation baddies and when Gruber discovers her connection to Cord, she becomes his next target.

    Maggie and Cord flee overseas to catch Gruber, traveling from Houston to Spain and Morocco and back again to lure him into their trap. Believable sexual tension sizzles between Maggie and Cord as they struggle with their haunted pasts and crippling secrets in order to find the strength to trust each other. Unfortunately, their cookie-cutter personalities make the romance fall flat, and Cord's me-Tarzan-you-Jane high-handed treatment of Maggie is far from sexy.

    Palmer's compelling suspense and beautiful visuals keep the reader interested, but repetitive and hackneyed writing ("her shell-like ear") bog down an otherwise fast-paced romantic thriller.
    Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
    1. You know, I've often wondered about that, too, but I'm too lazy to look up the reviews. LOL

      Kind of makes me laugh.

      By Blogger Holly, at 7/10/2006 12:05:00 AM  

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