on 6 December 2013
Read from library. BOOK WRITTEN 1984. Reissued 1999.called summer games originally.
Beginning odd when cord meets raine. Implausible. She wouldnt tell a stranger all about her father especially one who attacked and searched her.
1st half full of very 80s descriptions. When aroused he feels close to violence! Non PC talk of savages.
Book then picked up, was interesting, loads tension re event, horses and barracuda. Romance improved withoutbeing too corny. I enjoyed how it panned out in the end.
Did find Raine self centred with little understanding of security required for her and her family. Wonder at 27 why she would be so naive re the world.
Was a 2* at beginning. Was going to give 3 but decided 4 better as good ending.
Enjoy if you can get past the first part of book.
3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 22 June 1999
This Lowell book is a reissue of an out-of-print title that has been revised by the author. IT IS NOT THE BOOK REFERRED TO BY THE CRITICS. I'm not sure what the old title was (maybe Fires of Spring). I'm glad to see that Avon is giving Lowell's newer readers a second chance at her older books a la Traveling Man/Where the Heart Is - To the Ends of the Earth/Danver's Touch.