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Whirlpool

Ê Whirlpool ✓ Elizabeth Lowell Ann Maxwell Ê Whirlpool ✓ Elizabeth Lowell Ann Maxwell - Whirlpool, Whirlpool When an exquisitely crafted authentic imperial Faberge egg mysteriously shows up at Laurel Swann s home studio she knows it can only be from one person her father who has drifted in and out of her

  • Title: Whirlpool
  • Author: Elizabeth Lowell Ann Maxwell
  • ISBN: 9780060511135
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback

Ê Whirlpool ✓ Elizabeth Lowell Ann Maxwell, Whirlpool, Elizabeth Lowell Ann Maxwell, Whirlpool When an exquisitely crafted authentic imperial Faberge egg mysteriously shows up at Laurel Swann s home studio she knows it can only be from one person her father who has drifted in and out of her life for as long as she can remember But this time Jamie Swann leaves her something too many people will kill for Out of her league and desperate Laurel is forced to acceptWhen an exquisite

Whirlpool

Ê Whirlpool ✓ Elizabeth Lowell Ann Maxwell Ê Whirlpool ✓ Elizabeth Lowell Ann Maxwell - Whirlpool, Whirlpool When an exquisitely crafted authentic imperial Faberge egg mysteriously shows up at Laurel Swann s home studio she knows it can only be from one person her father who has drifted in and out of her Whirlpool

  • Ê Whirlpool ✓ Elizabeth Lowell Ann Maxwell
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  1. First of all, I read this book as part of the My TBR List monthly voting meme see links below But I couldn t finish it in time for so many reasons one of those reasons being that I just couldn t really get into the book.Elizabeth Lowell is an author I have read before there were a few of her books I enjoyed Her Romantic Suspenses are exciting and constantly forward moving, which helps to keep the reader in the game even if said reader has no idea exactly what s going on Because Elizabeth Lowell [...]


  2. I ve been trying to read my physical books bookcases and boxes full of them so I grabbed this one It was about a woman who s torn between the man she s just fallen in love with and her father Her father has stolen what is thought to be a Faberg egg, which has a very valuable surprise inside Everyone seems to be after this egg and Laurel doesn t know who to believe It ended predictably I wished there d been mystery and less romance The best thing I can say about this book is that now I can get i [...]


  3. I ve posted before about my affection for Elizabeth Lowell s books, formulaic though they are Whirlpool is no exception, though it s an earlier example of a formula she s used to better effect in recent books i.e an independently operating agency out to recover a Valuable Shiny Thing, a hero who s a Reluctant Operative of the Agency and who is assigned over his protests to look out for the heroine, and of course a Heroine Who Has the Shiny Thing, and who must be protected from the Bad Guys Who [...]


  4. I think it would have been a much better book without the adult scenes which made the book crude and somewhat idiotic in my opinion It wasn t bad as a romance or a spy thriller but I was grimacing in distaste at the author s adult scenes And it was an awfully long book for what often seemed like little content In fact, I was going to give it a 2 rating but then I liked the ending so was generous and gave it a 3 The story line basically is that a Faberge Imperial Egg has gone missing from a shipm [...]


  5. About what you d expect from an Elizabeth Lowell mystery story Lots of guns and running A little romance Laurel Swann, a jewelry artist, is caught up in a web of deceit when her father, a con man who is assumed to be dead, sends her a Faberge egg People start coming out of the woodwork to find the egg, most of them trying to kill her Luckily, one of the men is Cruz Rowan He realizes that she is innocent and immediately sets about protecting her Of course, they fall in love and good conquers all. [...]


  6. I need to stop reading this genre for awhile I ve gotten pissed off at the last few I ve read I ve gotten to the point I can t brush off the stupid tropes like I used to.For example, why do these things only ever happen to the Sexiest People Alive I don t even think there were ANY average looking people presented in this book Don t normal looking people ever experience crime Ugh The characters There were cringe worthy stereotypes and our leading man would sprout off sexist comments thoughts out [...]


  7. 3.5 starsAn entertaining audio book and well read.This was a Romance Thriller type book.Laurel Swann is an artist who makes jewelry Her father, Jamie Swann, has some mysterious job that has kept them apart for most of her life and resulted in her parents being divorced.Jamie Swann, send Laurel a mysterious package that turns out to contain a Faberge Egg Apparently, this Egg was supposed to be in an exhibition but Jamie stole it The story unfolds from that.There are various elements of society, i [...]





  8. 3.5 stars More gritty than usual for Elizabeth Lowell, but the falling in love after one sexual encounter business is so not how life actually happens.


  9. Author Elizabeth Lowell writing as Ann MaxwellFirst published 1995 as The RubyLength 6942 kindle locations, 431 pagesSetting Contemporary, mostly California.Sex Infrequent between MCs, Aggressive between background characters.Hero Bodyguard, Investigator.Heroine Jewellery designer.Includes Excerpt from Dangerous Refuge.Note that the sex between background characters is aggressive, verging on violent She closed her eyes and savoured the skill of the man who was playing with her the way she liked [...]


  10. Laurel Swann is a jewelry designer who has a father who drifts in and out of her life She loves him, but she isn t sure she likes him When her father sends her a package containing a Faberge egg, he dumps her into the middle of a twisted plot where everyone has at least one agenda and no one cares about an innocent caught in the middle When one of the conspirators hires Risk, Ltd to get the egg back without alerting any government, Cruz Rowan is the one who comes to find Laurel Shortly after his [...]


  11. This is a somewhat suspenseful, competently written novel, but I had 3 problems with it 1 it was written in 1995, and it shows cell phones smaller than a brick are still new and experimental, the main plot is preoccupied with former Soviet operatives, etc I m willing to let that go, assuming it s set in 1995, though Which brings me to, 2 They very short chapters were a problem for me, because I felt like just when we were getting into the heads of the characters, we d get jerked away and into a [...]


  12. I am usually a big fan and Elizabeth Lowell s work, but this one I found a little lacking I found it very slow starting I think the realization came when I found myself saying I was too sleepy to ready before before I went to bed at night My thought is, if a book is really good, I would want to read a least a chapter before I fall asleep I had to really push to get it finished before my 3 week library loan period ended and in the last couple of days of pushing, the plot did finally take off and [...]


  13. Elizabeth Lowell generally has interesting plots often connected with fine arts and jewels This is one of her earlier efforts and the jewel in this case is a missing Faberge Imperial Egg As in several of her other books, the top of the line high end security firm Risk Ltd is given the job of tracking down the missing egg Add in a beautiful, independent woman, a dark, brooding loner of an agent, several psycho bad guys, and there s your story Reasonably enjoyable, a quick weekend read, but not pa [...]


  14. This one just failed to spark my interest The art history aspects are the coolest bits, but I failed to connect with the characters I think I have a hard time with books where the sex feels kind of cheap which was the author s intent in some scenes but I think I m a closeted prude sometimes haha This was recommended by a friend who s taste usually mirrors my own really nicely, so I m sad to have to give up on it


  15. International suspense novel, well narrated by Carrington McDuffie Naive jewelry designer with a father who is a spy gone bad gets caught up in a theft of a Russian Faberge egg She falls in love with a private detective on the case Explicit sex was a little difficult to take being read aloud Characters were a little exaggerated, plot contrived, some scenes read like a romance novel but the book held together and kept me interested.


  16. Not a bad book by any stretch, but not great either The story line, characters and action were all pretty run of the mill, but the sex was definitely different from previous Lowell stories I ve read Actually, now that I think of it, she was VERY graphic for all of the secondary characters, but not at all for the primary characters Seemed odd to me while reading it and still does I really don t want to know that much about the main character s DAD lol


  17. Whirlpool mixes suspense, mystery, and romance with a little intrigue and deceit Elizabeth Lowell is a great writer and this book is no exception The plot is multi faceted and held my interest throughout I found some parts a little too longwinded and descriptive for my taste in suspense At times, it was a like taking the scenic route home But overall this is a very enjoyable read.


  18. It was.okayI read it, it passed the time, but it didn t really catch my interest It could have been any one of the similar romance suspense thrillers that she writes.The story got needlessly complicated with russian spys and double crossings and triple crossings almost like she was trying to hard.


  19. A previously unknown Faberge egg, a priceless ruby, and an innocent woman unwittingly caught in between dangerous international factions Who can she trust her father the thief, the unscrupulous billionaire, the hardened warrior assigned as her bodyguard If she trusts the wrong man, it may be the last thing she ever does


  20. i really enjoyed this novel Suspense, intrigued and stars and co stars the plot was well written i love Cruz moves, attitude and aptitude it was good to see all the twist and outcomes.a must reader.


  21. Read this as an Elizabeth Lowell novel called Whirlpool This title probably makes sense It s quick fast and not meant to be real I enjoyed it, but there are other novels by the same author I like better.


  22. THIS BOOK IS AN ADVENTURE NOVELYBE THIS BOOK SHOULD BE MORE THAN A THREE STAR BOOK BUT IN MY MIND IT WAS NOT A FOUR STARE BOOK HAD A GOOD PLOT AND GOOD CHARACTERS GOOD AND BAD I WOULD RECOMEND THIS BOOK BUT NOT AS A FOUR STAR.


  23. The heroine s father made me want to scream What a user Not just a user, but a slime ball, sleazy, user Just ewwww In the end, he did not vindicate himself to me Pehaps in another book.And what s with the Scotsman and the owner of the agency Hmmm


  24. This entire story was like an unbelievable movie It takes place in a matter of days Who can legitimately fall in love in a few days Surprisingly, it all worked out to still be a decent book, drama and all.


  25. Nice swashbuckling adventure romance complete with FBI agents, private security, dashing heroes, Russian art dealers and a missing Faberge egg Good escapist fiction.




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