While in Italy, Lisa meets the suave Rafe Sullivan, who woos her and manages to steal one of the Furies. But Lisas character grew on me and by the end of the book, I really did like her. Part of my initial dislike of Lisas character was due to her attraction to Rafe Sullivan. Rafe really has a difficult time reconciling his need to steal the artifact from Lisa and his attraction for her. I liked how the author slowly revealed parts of Rafes life and his personality so we could see exactly why Lisa was attracted to him.
I have just discovered this author and read her paranormal romance Eternal Guardians Series which I loved. Having seen that she also writes romantic suspense, which is another of my favorite genres, I started with her Stolen Series, described by the author as.. And what shes on a treasure hunt to find an ancient Greek relic (yes a bit of Greek mythology here!), which she does and which she has stolen from her when she allows herself to be seduced by a gorgeous and mysterious man attending her lecture in Milan. Dark, sexy and gorgeous (described as looking a bit like Antonio Banderas!!!! And one way he does it.seduces Lisa, drugs her and runs away with her treasure!!!!! What follows is a funny, sexy, action packed, dangerous and exciting treasure hunt when the two form a working relationship that has them running from the bad guys who want the same thing they are looking for. I am so looking forward to book #2, which is Peter Kauffmans story!!! And if you are a lover of paranormal romance, try her Eternal Guardians Series you can check out my reviews here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...
Fun action/adventure/suspense romance with a great hero and heroine duo. Dr. Lisa Maxwell and Rafe Sullivan both are trying to find three marble statues known as the furies. My only beef with the story is it took so dang long to really understand what motivated these two to risk so much for these marble statues. Fans of romance suspense with a fast moving plot will enjoy this one a lot.
When she wakes up she's enraged to discover that she's lost her treasure just after finding it and she tracks Rafe Sullivan to Florida where she proceeds to show him hell hath no fury like a woman slipped a mickey and robbed in the middle of the night. Rafe may have lost his panty dropping Antonio Banderasesque accent, but he's still got enough to charm his way out of her righteous anger. (Yeah, right) Lisa is no one's fool, at least not twice, and she figures the only way to beat Rafe at his own game is to at least get into the game. The sexual heat between Lisa and Rafe was good but this book's strength definitely lied in it's fun action. Stolen Fury is pure popcorn entertainment complete with a feisty, independent and capable heroine and a handsome, dripping wet sexy rogue, all backdropped against the bright blue Caribbean Sea. There's definitely something for everyone in this fun, fast paced new book by Elisabeth Naughton.
But I do expect it to be real, coherent, not a make-believe to suit their mood. At the same time I expect characters to show at least some remembrance of a real person. And a bigger one in accepting that a guy with a BA in Arts could dupe an Archaeology professor into believing he's one of her colleagues. Make them realize they fell in love, make this a real enemy to lover story. As it is I don't know anyone (male or female) who is so much hormone/lust blinded. The people I know are everyday folks.They wouldn't like to be duped, they might react in all different ways, but react they would.
When I read romance suspense novels there are key elements that I look for: drama, action, romance and realistic scenarios. Realizing the only way to ger her piece back is to team up with Rafe and hunt down the other furies, leaves Lisa steaming. I enjoyed watching Lisa slowly expose Rafe's character in pieces. Overall, Stolen fury is a wonderful, intense and suspenseful read. I recommend this book for those who would enjoy a high intensity, funny and action packed romance.
This was an impulse buy (with the rest of the trilogy), based on the good reviews I read up here. Great pacing, wonderful, fully-developped characters, great back-story, good, solid issues and character flaws, and one heck of a treasure-hunt plot keep things lively, and page-turningly interesting.
I loved the intense attraction between Rafe and Lisa and really enjoyed their banter.
Ok for action, adventure and buried treasures, but I wasnt drawn in emotionally, which is what I want for a romance novel. REVIEWERS OPINION: On the books cover, the story is compared to the movies Indiana Jones and Romancing the Stone - a lot of action scenes with stealing treasure and bad guys chasing good guys. Im willing to accept limited use of this by authors, but in this story, it bothered me. Total number of sex scene pages: 17.
Though primarily known for her romantic suspense work, Elisabeth has penned over thirty books and continues to write in multiple genres, including paranormal romance and contemporary romance. When not dreaming up new stories, Elisabeth can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home, wrangling two cats, or chasing after one very rambunctious Dalmatian.