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Linda Howard
464 pages
August 2010
rated 5 of 5 possible stars

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What do you do when you’ve won the lottery? Go on a cruise, of course!

Jenner Redwine won a lot of money seven years ago. Since then, she has learned to increase her investments and be careful who she befriends, to ensure they’re not just after her money. She has only one real friend now: the painfully shy heiress Sydney Hazlett. Jenner and Syd are looking forward to a two-week cruise to Hawaii as part of a fundraising event by a wealthy man.

Unfortunately, when Jenner arrives on the boat, Syd’s not there. Jenner soon discovers that Syd has been kidnapped, and Jenner must do what the mysterious group of kidnappers say in order to keep Syd safe. This involves pretending to be in a relationship with a man so that he can use Jenner’s room to spy on the inhabitants of the next-door cabin.

But are the kidnappers really all they seem? Why are they watching the other man, and why does Jenner begin to think they won’t actually hurt her or Syd? Will they discover in time the real purpose of the charity cruise - for a terminally ill man who is sick in the head to take out as many rich people as he can when he goes?

This very enjoyable read with a lighthearted tone features some great characters and particularly well-written sparks between Jenner and her chief kidnapper, Cael Traynor. I liked the way the author gradually develops the friendship between Jenner and Cael. Less successful is the motivation for the baddie and the way in which his destructive plans take place. However, this is ultimately a good read which I can recommend.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Helen Hancox, 2011

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