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Frisco's Kid (Sensation) Mass Market Paperback – 21 Nov 1997


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Silhouette Books (21 Nov 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373077599
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373077595
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 10.2 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,248,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Yasmeen S on 7 Oct 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the Navy Seals series. This story is about Alan Francisco a navy seal who is injured when an op goes wrong. He is left with serious injuies to his knee. He is embittered & determined to get back to active duty. While he is recuperating he comes into contact albeit reluctantly with his neighbour, a teacher. He also has the responsibilty of looking after his neice thrust upon him. The story appealed to me as I have also sustained serious injury to my knee so I could empathise with the difficulties experienced by Frisco. The story charts Friscos coming to terms with the changes in his life & the romance between him & the teacher next door!
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Alan Frisco has a dodgy knee, wounded in battle, though we are not given any details. He is at a cross road with some vital decisions to be made. Thrown into the mix we have an impossibly attractive neighbour's and a cute niece who is thrust into his care. I liked the male character but felt more could have been made from his background as a seal. He teaches his niece to swim which I felt was a missed opportunity for the author to touch base with how good he would still be at this. For me, the story was fine, the characters were fine, but it just didn't give me that "must reach for" excitement of other books, where I read them at any chance eg boil potatoes for tea. I have ordered another brockmann book for my kindle so this one has not put me off her stories. I think it possibly was the fact that much of the action was based in or very near the apartment block of the main characters which made it a bit claustrophobic.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jazzy pom VINE VOICE on 5 Aug 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
If I ever wanted to be a writer when I grow up, I'd look to Suzanne Brockmann for tips. I'd sit down and read her books, chart graphs of her story arcs and note how she keeps the reader involved. I'd want to copy her characterisations, where every single character, no matter how marginal is important. I'd need to try and get the rapport between men of a certain age (mid thirties), of a certain mindset (Navy, US Seals), with a major dollop of pop culture references both past and present that prevents the situations from getting too 'heavy', and wonder if I too could borrow shades of Louis L'amour for that curt, tension filled writing when the action scenes are needed.

Because I don't want to be a writer when I grow up, I can only glory in the fact that Brockmann writes for women like me, and I spent money on her books because I know that I'm going to enjoy them.

So, here's the plot.

After five years of intensive therapy on a bum knee, Alan 'Frisco' Francisco has been given his walking papers to leave the Navy. See yah, wouldn't want to be yah. Of course, Frisco takes the news hard, and retreats to his condo in California, and is torn between accepting his fate, and getting stinking drunk.

But before he can do that, Sharon, his sister gives her daughter (Natasha) to Frisco for safe keeping, because she has to serve a DUI (if it weren't for bad luck, eh Frisco?). Mia, his winsome next door neighbour is a peacenik (and all that implies) and the thought of sharing her complex with a soldier (she doesn't really understand what a Navy SEAL is, bless), but her heart goes out to his niece and she tries to help Frisco to adjust to his situation in the best way that she can.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Brockmann comes out on top once again 13 Jun 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Continuing her TDD series, Suzanne Brockmann proves once again that she is in a class all to herself. Third in its series, Suz tells the story of Alan "Frisco" Francisco. Injured in a rescue mission five years earlier, Frisco finds himself at a crossroads where he realizes he will never be able to return to active duty due to his extensive injuries.
Frisco returns to civilian life and finds himself immediately in the place of "dad" for his five year old neice. In comes Mia Summerton, his neighbor, into the picture. Frisco finds himself fighting his inner battles, working to heal the wounds of a jaded five year old, and falling captive to Mia's warm eyes and bright smile. Frisco faces his toughest mission yet as he realizes not only the true heart of a Navy SEAL but the power of love.
This story takes you on an incredible journey. I fell in love with these characters instantly and could not stop reading this story until it was finished. I found myself turning that last page wishing for more.
Get this book in your possession quickly. Get a cold drink and a comfortable reading place and kick back.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
When a SEAL can't be a SEAL anymore, what's left? 5 Sep 2003
By baltimore0502 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I should never have read this book. With all the books on my TBR shelf, the last thing I needed was to discover this author and her Tall Dark and Dangerous series about sexy, charming and brave Navy SEALs. Sure I had heard of Suzanne Brockmann, but I had never read any of her books. Now I am hooked on the TDD series and have already read (and enjoyed) PRINCE JOE and FOREVER BLUE. This one's a serious story about a man on the edge of despair and the little girl and the woman who help him see that his life is not over just because he can no longer be an active-duty SEAL.
Alan "Frisco" Francisco was wounded in Baghdad while trying to extricate a prince (Tedric from PRINCE JOE) from behind enemy lines. His knee is shot and now, so is his career making him feel like a useless nobody. He returns to his condo in San Felipe and wallows in self-pity, drinking himself to sleep at night. When he meets his beautiful neighbor, teacher Mia Summerton, he's not exactly at his best and she decides to keep away from her rude, drunk neighbor.
But when Frisco's always-in-trouble alcoholic sister shows up with her daughter and asks him to take care of the little girl while she goes into detox, Frisco has to think about someone other than himself. He's not exactly in the right condition to handle a five-year-old girl, but he's doing the best he can. Mia has noticed this and re-evaluates her original opinion of him. She begins to offer subtle support to Frisco and in his first steps toward healing he begins to accept her help. A friendship grows between them (along with an attraction), but Mia is wary of getting involved with a man with so many issues to resolve. But the more she is with him, she sees that he's kind, intelligent, brave and he clearly loves little Natasha. It's getting harder and harder to keep her distance!
Frisco is also becoming more attracted and attached to Mia, but what can he offer her? He's a disabled nobody and she deserves so much more. And when a thug that his sister lived with (and stole from) shows up looking for his money and threatening Natasha and Mia, all his frustration and feelings of helplessness re-emerge full force. Will he ask for help from his SEAL team members or will he try to deal with it by himself and be injured or killed in the process?
I loved this story. Frisco is so sadly sweet, proud and brave and Mia is so understanding and supportive. And then there's Natasha whose presence is the catalyst for Frisco's return to the land of the living. For a man who defined himself through being a SEAL, accepting his limitations while acknowledging all the things he still can do was painful and poignant. You felt his humiliation and frustration, but you never pitied him. You knew he'd find his way through - with the help of a good woman, an irrepressible little girl and a few SEALs from Alpha Squad. Highly recommended!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Keep em coming 11 Jan 2001
By NennehK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
'Frisco's kid' was the first one of Suzanne Brockmann's 'Tall Dark and Dangerous' series I read and after this I was hooked. One of the best things about this book (and all Suzanne's books that i have read) was that it had two stories, the love story between Frisco and Mia and Frisco's attempts to come to terms with the life he is forced to lead. This book has everything you could possibly want in a Romance - passion, humour and the ability to make you cry. The only reason it hasn't got 5 stars is that I have read some other books of the series that are even better (if that's possible). To all readers go and find Suzanne's Tall, Dark and Dangerous series cos they are keepers and the characters never completely disappear after their book.I have all but one of this series and I loved each and every one. So to Suzanne you have to be my best romance writer and believe me the competition is tough. Keep em coming. To readers go and get it - It's definitely worth it.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Suzanne Brockmann continues to wow readers!!!! 29 Nov 2001
By Karla B - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Suzanne Brockmann has once again wowed this reader with an intimate story of a man who is about ready to give up on life and a woman who happens to come along to make him see what there is to live for.
Frisco is a Navy Seal injured in a covert operation(Prince Joe book).
After 5 years of trying to get his knee back in shape he is told enough is enough.
Feeling the Navy gave up on him he returns to civilian life and his sister drops a bombshell on him(Her name is Natasha age 5 and his niece).
His next door neighbor(Mia a high school teacher) can't help but see his potential as a person and tries to encourage him.
At first he fights her efforts, but gradually turns to her when in need(of many things).
You'll also meet Thomas King whom Natash claims she'll marry someday.
You'll see him mentioned in Get Lucky(pay attention) and
Taylor's Temptation.
Suzanne Brockmann interweaves characters through out this series.
Once you read one you get hooked!!!!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
My First Read By This Author And It Won't Be The Last!!!! 8 July 2003
By Kristi Ahlers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've never read a book by this author but after many reccomendations by not only Amazon.com but by friends as well, I decided to pick up her newest. Even though I had not read the 2 prior book in this series (I have since ordered them!) I was still blown away by the fast paced story. The characters were not "perfect" and it was great to read about how these two terribly different people related to each other and eventually fell in love.
Alan Francisco was a Navy SEAL injured during a mission five years earlier. The book opens with him being a a VA hospital getting ready to be released with the unfortunate reality that his knee was never going to improve past what it already had, and that he would be physically challenged for the rest of his life. On top of this his sister leaves her daughter Natasha with Frisco when she goes off to rehab, so not only does Frisco have to deal with his personal tragedy, now he has to take care of a five year old and he's clueless as to what this little person needs and is positive that he isn't it. He's not a whole man now. Or so he thinks.
Mia is a high school teacher and is Frisco's next door neighbor. She finds herself drawn to this physically, and emotionally injured man. She sees the good in him even if he doesn't and finds herself falling in love with him over the course of events.
The end result is a story full of emotion both happy and sad. Natasha, and Mia open doors for Frisco and slowly he realizes that his life isn't over it's just changed a little. Blue and Joe as well as the rest of Frisco's team show their faces and play a roll in the story, so you get to see old friends (well, new for me) as well as making new ones. If you like military romances this is a great addition to your summer reading!
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