Monday, 16 February 2015

Deadly, Calm, and Cold - Book Review

Deadly, Calm, and Cold (The Collectors #2)
by Susannah Sandlin

What is it about:
How far will ordinary people go to protect their secrets? The Collectors’ games are as much about manipulating lives as finding lost treasure. Everyone is expendable as the ruthless C7 pushes people into gambling with their lives in order to find priceless objects lost to history.

Samantha Crowe’s secrets could ruin her career, while Brody Parker’s could get him killed. They become pawns for two Collectors seeking Bad King John’s crown jewels, which disappeared in rural England back when Robin Hood roamed Nottingham. This time, however, the Collectors—a ruthless dotcom billionaire and a desperate London detective—might not be playing for the same team, leaving Sam and Brody trapped in the middle.

One thing’s for sure: if either hopes to survive, Sam and Brody will have to find a way to overcome their distrust—and their growing attraction—in order to succeed on this winner-take-all treasure hunt.

What did I think of it:
I very much enjoyed the first book in this series, so I had to read this one as well.

And this is yet another fun and suspenseful story.

Brody is forced in sabotaging Sam's quest to find king John's crown jewels. Luckily this sabotage isn't going so far that I couldn't believe in Sam and Brody overcoming their mistrust of each other though. They both are resilient and inventive and make a great team.

Again the story and the mood reminded me of the Indiana Jones movies: There's adventure, searching for lost treasure, lots of intrigue, danger, and romance. (And there might not be any evil Nazis, but the Collectors make up for that ;-))

And if maybe Brody and Sam escape danger a little too easily, or find a too neat solution to their problems, that doesn't matter. Because that's supposed to happen in stories like this. It might be a book, but I could easily see this story happening on the big screen: exciting firefights, explosions and all.

All in all this is yet another cool and entertaining adventure romance. I will most certainly read other books in this series, if there will be more.

Why should you read it:
It's a very entertaining Contemporary Adventure Romance.

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Roger Simmons said...

I'm a fan of Suzanne/Susannah books. Really liked your comparison to Indiana Jones movies. Thanks for your review.

miki said...

Suzanne/ Susannah knows how to write a story that captivates us^^ and the Collectors made really great villians for sure

Aurian said...

I have this one on my shelves, and hope to read it soon. Glad you enjoyed it Sullivan.