Friday, January 26, 2007

Review: The Makeover Takeover by Sandra Paul

Title: The Makeover Takeover
Author: Sandra Paul

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: October 4, 2002
Publisher: Mills & Boon
ISBN: 0263829758
ISBN-13: 9780263829754

An office romance—with a unique twist!

Efficient secretary Lauren is in love with her bachelor boss Rafe Mitchell! Lauren's fought her attraction for as long as she can remember, but now she's finally had enough of watching the steady stream of unsuitable women come in and out of Rafe's office. She decides it's time for Rafe to notice her! But his reaction to the new improved Lauren far exceeds her expectations...!

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Review: Last Chance for Marriage by Sandra Paul

Title: Last Chance for Marriage
Author: Sandra Paul

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 1, 1992
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 0373088833
ISBN-13: 9780373088836

Home economics teacher Amy Larkin refused to be daunted in her quest for a husband. Armed with her trusty new guidebook to marriage, Amy knew that finding the perfect mate would be as easy as pie. It was just a matter of the right ingredients—a dash of this, a pinch of that and voil√†! Wedding cake!

Amy was crazy, Jake Weston decided. Certifiable. With her cookbook approach to marriage, his childhood nemesis shouldn't be unleashed on the unsuspecting bachelors of California. Especially since she'd informed him that passion was out, and practicality in—and particularly since she'd looked so sexy when she'd said it. But when she tried to recruit him to find likely prospects, Jake knew it was time to take matters into his own hands....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Review: Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler

Title: Trojan Odyssey
Series: Dirk Pitt
Author: Clive Cussler
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: September 20, 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0141016949
ISBN-13: 9780141016948

In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea: the girl, Summer, is a marine biologist; the boy, himself named Dirk, is a marine engineer. And now they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime.

There is a brown tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua. The twins are working in a NUMA underwater enclosure, trying to determine its origin, when two startling things happen: Summer discovers an artifact, something strange and beautiful and ancient; and the worst storm in years boils up out of the sky, heading straight not only for them but also for a luxurious floating resort hotel square in its path.

The peril for everybody concerned is incalculable, and, desperately, Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA crew rush to the rescue, but what they find in the storm's wake makes the furies of nature pale in comparison. For there is an all-too-human evil at work in that part of the world, and the brown tide is only a by-product of its plan. Soon, its work will be complete-and the world will be a very different place.

Though if Summer's discovery is to be believed, the world is already a very different place...

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Review: Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler

Title: Valhalla Rising
Series: Dirk Pitt
Author: Clive Cussler
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: September 26, 2022
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140287973
ISBN-13: 9780140287974

Pitt and his trusty pal Al Giordino track the sinking to the boardroom door of a multinational conglomerate called Cerberus, whose evil CEO has designs on the world's oil supply. He'll do anything to keep Egan's advanced engines and secret formula for frictionless oil off the market--even sabotage another vessel, this time a luxury passenger submarine. By the time our heroes have foiled the mastermind's nefarious plots, they've also uncovered the existence of a working submarine nearly a century before one actually existed--irrefutable proof of a Viking landing on the Hudson River--and the remains of the British sailor who inspired Jules Verne's Captain Nemo.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Review: Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler

Title: Atlantis Found
Series: Dirk Pitt
Author: Clive Cussler
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: January 18, 2001
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140287965
ISBN-13: 9780140287967

When mysterious black obsidian skulls and other artefacts of an exceedingly ancient culture begin to turn up in odd places, Pitt jumps in with both feet. It soon becomes dangerously apparent that a powerful, amoral group of fanatics calling itself the Fourth Empire wants the strange discoveries to remain underground. Pitt teams up with a beautiful red-haired expert in ancient languages to decipher the meaning of the artefacts. They were made 10 millennia ago in a then-temperate Antarctica by a seafaring civilization advanced enough to predict its own destruction by a comet impact. Now the Fourth Empire (whose literal and figurative progenitor comes as no surprise) is predicting a similar disaster in only a matter of months and preparing to take control of the Earth.

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