Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Cinderman - Anne Stuart
I never cease to be amazed at what Stuart can come up with...
HE'D BEEN SO ELUSIVE
Suzanna Molloy was trailing top-secret Dr. Daniel Crompton-a man reputed to be as hot as his experiments with chemical fusion. But even Suzanna didn't expect their meeting to be so explosive!
HE WAS SO DANGEROUS
A suspect lab accident gave Daniel fantastical powers-and threw Suzanna right into his arms. Now she was on the run with a man whose fiery gaze could reduce objects--and her resistance--to cinders.
HE'D BECOME MORE THAN A MAN…
With his newfound power of invisibility, Daniel kept catching--and kissing--Suzanna unawares. She'd found her fantasy man, but the only way to keep him was to keep him alive!
In this story her hero not only becomes invisible due to an explosion on his lab but he also manages to reduce cars to ashes just by looking at them. Anyone would think this to be a highly unbelievable story but the truth is that Stuart writes it so well I never thought about that.
Both the main characters are interesting people with several layers to them, Daniel looked just like your ordinary scientist but when Suzanna reaches his house she discovers that there is more to him than that (any male fictional character who has a huge library that includes Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer is a man worth knowing IMO). Suzanna was just trying to make some investigation journalism when she is caught up in the lab's explosion and soon they discover it was no accident but an attempt on Daniel's life, independent and determined it will take her some time to believe in Daniel. But soon they have to join forces and go on the run from the baddies at the same time as trying to discover what isreally happening in the lab.
The book is read in one sitting, it has a great sense of adventure and fun with Suzanna and Daniel sparring all the way while trying to discover the conspiracy behind the attempts on their lives. Somehow I could even imagine this has one of those old movies with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy on the lead roles.