Moving Target and Running Scared Re-read challenge

12/31/2009 09:31:00 AM / Posted by Kris /

I re-read a few books this month. I decided to write about two books on my keeper shelves that I re-read this month. The first two books in the Rarities trilogy. They were both as great as I remembered. They get alot of mixed reviews because they are very heavy on details and the art side of things. I love that though, humanities was my favorite subject in college so I loved all the history technical stuff. the romance is good but in this series the story is more and the romance is more of a sideline.

Product DetailsMoving Target (Rarities Unlimited Book 1) by Elizabeth Lowell
The troubling message from Serena Charters's late grandmother appears in a package containing four pages of a centuries-old illuminated manuscript -- a strange inheritance that hides many secrets...and has already cost many lives. Seeking answers, Serena turns to Erik North of Rarities Unlimited, a reclusive manuscript appraiser with a passion for the past. Without warning, they are thrust together into the center of a lethal firestorm that rages between two worlds -- one long dead, yet living on in an ancient text, the other chillingly alive and fraught with peril. In the blink of an eye, Serena and Erik have become targets of an unseen and determined stalker as they get closer to shocking revelations about Serena's legacy, the cold murder of an eccentric old woman in the heat of the Mojave Desert...and just how far a remorseless killer is willing to go. And now their only slim hope of survival is to keep moving.

This was my first ever romantic suspense book. I was a late bloomer for romance reading. This is not the first time I have re-read it but I still enjoyed it. It is not as HOT as some of the books I read now, but it has a great storyline. I love books that deal with the art/antiquities world. I will definitely be keeping on my shelf.

Product DetailsRunning Scared (Rarities Unlimited Book 2) by Elizabeth Lowell
In the scorching heat of the Southwestern desert, afrightened old man knows his time is quickly running out ... as the lethal secret he protects can be hidden no longer.Risa Sheridan knows everything about gold -- its mysteries, its allure, its perils. Her boss, Shane Tannahill -- owner of the ultra-successful Las Vegas gambling mecca, the Golden Fleece -- is addicted to the stuff. Now an ancient Celtic piece is being offered to Shane for his collection, with the promise of more to come, and the casino owner is hooked. But though she shares Shane's enthusiasm, Risa is wary -- because something about this particular artifact is mysterious and troubling, something that says "stay away." It is a voice that should be heeded, because soon people are dying all around them. And whether it's an ancient curse that has taken hold of their lives or the simple, murderous greed of unscrupulous adversaries, there is suddenly no place in the surreal, blinding glitter of Vegas for Risa and Shane to hide.

I think I like the first book more than this one, but i still enjoyed this one. If you did not like the first book then you probably will not like this one. It was same style of story and writing just different characters that you meet in the first book.

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Comment by nath on 12/31/2009 4:47 PM

Are there only these two books in the series? I've enjoyed some of Elizabeth Lowell, but she's either miss or hit :(

Comment by nath on 12/31/2009 4:48 PM

Oh, Happy New Year!! Hope you enjoy it :D

Comment by Kris on 1/02/2010 10:15 AM

there is one more in the series, Die in Plain sight. i have it and have read it but not this month.
Happy New Year to you too :)

Comment by Jill D. on 1/04/2010 2:47 PM

Moving Target was also one of the first romantic suspense book I read. I also read The Cove by Catherine Coulter at the same time. It does bring back memories.

Did you know that Moving Target has the characters reincarnated from her medieval series. Eric and Serina were in the 2nd and third book. I can't recall the titles now, but it was something like Untamed.

Comment by Kris on 1/04/2010 5:19 PM

Jill, i did not know that. I actually do not think that I have read any of her historicals (except Reckless Love). I will have to go look that up. Thanks for the heads up!!

Comment by Jill D. on 1/04/2010 8:06 PM

I just looked it up and the books are Untamed, Forbidden and Enchanted. I think it is Enchanted that Eric and Sarina play secondary characters. That's if my memory serves. I really enjoyed those medievals but do note that those books were written back in the early 90s and have a more old school feel to them.

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