Always

Always It began as a daring desperate scenario to flush out a terrorist a man whose crimes were serious enough for Sedikan security chief Clancy Donahue to kidnap a stunning American singer to act as bait

  • Title: Always
  • Author: Iris Johansen
  • ISBN: 9780553217490
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • It began as a daring, desperate scenario to flush out a terrorist, a man whose crimes were serious enough for Sedikan security chief Clancy Donahue to kidnap a stunning American singer to act as bait A man who d never known any true lover but danger, Clancy had no defenses against the beautiful captive whose spirit and passion imprisoned his heart.Lisa vowed to resist theIt began as a daring, desperate scenario to flush out a terrorist, a man whose crimes were serious enough for Sedikan security chief Clancy Donahue to kidnap a stunning American singer to act as bait A man who d never known any true lover but danger, Clancy had no defenses against the beautiful captive whose spirit and passion imprisoned his heart.Lisa vowed to resist the flames of need that burned in her blood, but soon both were consumed by an aching desire that was as overwhelming as the merciless desert sun Before he could offer his beloved all the rest of his days, though, Clancy would be forced to risk her life

    One thought on “Always”

    1. Wth? How do you make your cynical, rugged, no holds barred, covert operative protagonist melt into a puddly, gooey, insta-love struck marshmallow within the first chapter of your romantic suspense book? Give me some build-up, woman!

    2. Okay, this book has a big problem. Hero kidnapping the heroine and being all possessive towards her when they’ve just met -- sure, bring it on. I even have bookshelves for that. But when the heroine in question was stalked by her ex it just draws attention to the fact that this is one creepy romantic fantasy. The right author can make it work, but Johansen doesn’t even try: she basically just drops the entire conflict and then story goes into a very weird area very fast. (view spoiler)[Clanc [...]

    3. I should have known what this book would be like from the cover, but I have read some of Ms. Johansens mysteries and enjoyed them and was hoping for an intellegent romance. Maybe there is no such thing. Anyway this was not worth reading. Plot nonexistant and female vapid and stupid. Hero not much better. Do yourself a favor and skip this.

    4. A very short book for a lot of high drama, in a very old-school way. Gun running, kidnapping, getting over a tragic loss, falling in love in a nanosecond - a lot of action, and all of it pretty heavy. Not to mention the obligatory exotic terms of endearment (acushla, in this case). Of course to get all that in, something's gotta go. I'd say more fine-tuned character development (some of the stuff, like the heroine's music career, is basically wallpaper - it gets her to the island, and after that [...]

    5. "Always" is the story of Clancy and Lisa.We've met the H in the previous books as this kickass bodyguard. He's hired to get cooperation from Lisa, the ex wife of a drug lord Martin, who constantly stalks and harasses her. He, however, does'nt expect to be blown away by the attraction- and when she refuses cooperation, he kidnaps her.This book features insta love in an old school setting. The H is described as this mean, badass dude- who turns into a soft, romantic marshmallow once he meets the h [...]

    6. Good storyEnjoyed a very romantic story. Happy ending the story was short but enjoyed it . would recommend to all romance readers

    7. Narrated by Janet MetzgerI had fun listening to this vintage, old school romance but I wouldn’t want to make a habit of it.  Always was originally published by Loveswept in 1986 and does it ever show its age.  It’s an eye opener to hear a hero describe himself as “highly sexed” while he wonders if a woman is “frigid” because she has no men in her life.  But things rolled merrily along once I adjusted to 1986-romancelandia-speak and sensibilities.Clancy Donahue is head of security [...]

    8. I am a big fan of the IJ Eve Duncan series. I saw this book and thought great! I would love thisa different type of story, romance but by one of my favorite authors.I have to admit that I was not crazy about this book as it just did not feel complete to me.Clancy is out to trap a guy named Martin Baldwin and uses Lisa, a singer and Baldwin ex-wife. Lisa does not go for the idea so Clancy decides to 'kidnap' Lisa and use her a bait. Then suddenly Clancy is in love with Lisa after just a few days [...]

    9. Lisa Landon, a professional singer, accepts an invitation to sing at an island resort little knowing that it is a plot orchestrated to lure her former husband and current stalker into a trap set by Clancy Donahue. Clancy, the head of security for a small desert nation known as Sedikhan, asks her to participate in the scheme. When she declines, he merely kidnaps her, setting the stage for a simple love story.This is a 2011 rerelease of and earlier Iris Johansen book, and shows clearly how she has [...]

    10. I've read the first page, & can tell I will like it. I like the author's style, & am already feeling like I can relate to the characters. However, I did it again--I got a book that seems to have a predecessor --I think I am already supposed to be familiar with Clancy Donahue, so I think I am at a disadvantage, but I will write more to this review upon completion of the novel.

    11. CD/unabridged/Romance: Female doormat: CheckBully Hero: CheckFake country: CheckStalker ex: CheckHired Help that doesn't know their place: CheckHeroine who is treated like a princess even though she's the girlfriend of the hire help: CheckThis book has all the elements to make a really bad book. Why it was re-released after 20 years, I do not know.

    12. I didn't realize that this was deep into a series when I picked it up. Hadn't read Johansen in a while. I expected more of a suspense piece and less of a fairly straight forward romance couched, (or in this case bedded) in a suspense genre. Fairly detailed descriptions.

    13. Nice romance story. Love at first sight that is. Does that really happen in real life? lol Anyways, nicely written with a bit of thriller. Iris Johansen sure does hit the spot with what young women could only dream of in a storybook romance.

    14. Another great read by Johansen I have not read the earlier Sedikhan books but I liked this one so much I will be reading more of them as I come across them in E-book or print format. Don't have money to spend so don't buy many.

    15. This book read like a Harlequin romance. Much to mushy and full of sex. I love other books my Iris Johansen,but did not like this at all!

    16. This is just one of those library kindle books that was in stock when I was checking out what was available. A quick little read, nothing too memorable about it.

    17. GreatGreat story. You never wanted to put it down. She always has great stories. Always look for the books she has written

    18. An older book (1986) by Iris Johansen. I'm a huge fan of her books and hadn't realized that she had written for Loveswept. I was ready for a short category read and this fit the bill perfectly.

    19. Insipid Romanceif you like fairy tales and heroes, you will enjoy yet another predictable romance. It reminded me of Grace Kelley + terrorists and helicopters.

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