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Avg. Rating: 2.56
I already own all of Elizabeth Lowell's books. This book gave you the background of Celtic and Druid gold artifacts without bogging you down with too much detail. The characters, especially Risa and Shane are down to earth while fighting their attraction to each other. It might be a good idea to read Moving Target to get the background on some of the other characters in the book. It's this book that lays the groundwork for Risa, Shane and Rarities Unlimited who they deal with. All the secondary characters (and they almost seem like primary characters) lend a thrilling story that you won't want to put down. I read the book until 1:30 AM and finished it the next day. The only thing I would have liked better was if there was more interplay between Risa and Shane. These are two volatile characters and the sexual tension between them could have been more intense. Even so, you won't be disappointed with this book.
This book is one of the worst books I have ever read in my life. It started off ok but it dragged on and the suspence was missing to keep me reading. I tried very hard to read this book but it was so boring I kept on falling asleep.
Interesting peek into the world of gold
This was a good book with several significant flaws, but it is still a great read. I recommend it if you want to escape to a world of money and wealth and power and handsome, smart, lucky people; vs not handsome, not smart, unlucky people. These characters are pretty much formula, but the story of the gold is very interesting. Tracing the history of the Celtic gold was facinating. I also liked the fact that the thieves were ignorant to the value of what they had and what they could do with it. This was the strength of the story, how the gold changed hands and how it effected the lives of those who touched it before it finally ended up in the collection.
The Risa and Shane romance never grabbed me. First of all, neither of them were developed as real characters. And the way they consumated their relationship was not credible, it was cheap. It was not an appropriate moment for lust. The fact that they rushed into marriage made it even less credible. But, that aside, I loved the story about the gold and the greed and the obsession. I recommend this book as a good read for a rainy weekend. It will have your eyes glowing for the gold.
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