Girl with the golden gun

Posted by reviewer | 11:56 a.m. | , | 4 comments »

The girl with the golden gun by Ann Major
Published by
Grade: D+

Following a tragic plane crash, no one believed that Golden Spurs ranch heiress
Mia Kemble could have survived. And no one is more surprised to find out she's
been languishing in a Mexican prison than loner cowboy Shanghai Knight. Mia's
former lover, Shanghai has fought hard to put the past behind him, and has
finally become as successful as the stuck-up Kembles. So why can't he forget
Mia, or their one night of passion? Suddenly Shanghai knows he needs a plan.
When Shanghai arrives to save the day, Mia can't help but wonder if the wild man
from her past, the man who broke her heart, has finally been tamed. Or whether
he would have come if he knew the truth behind her baby's paternity. But she's
still in jeopardy -- now more than ever. And Shanghai may be the only one who
can help. It isn't over between them. Not even close.

The last time I read a book by this author I hated the Heroine. This time I hated the Hero.
Mia has been chasing after Shanghai her whole life. He is 10 years older than her, so when he was pushing her away when she was a teenager I understood. I don't want to read about a 14 year old and a 24 year old anyway.

When she was in her late 2o's they had sex for the first time. The next day he treated her like crap. As a result of their night together she had gotten pregnant. She tells him about the baby but he calls her a liar and makes her go away.
She ends ends up marrying his brother so that she can give the baby Shanghai's last name. Silly reason for a marriage, but whatever.

Mia is in a plane crash and gets 'rescued' by a drug lord who holds her captive for over a year.

Mia's family begs Shanghai to rescue her, and he does, although unwillingly.
After the rescue Shanghai and Mia have sex a couple times, but as soon as the love making ends he remembers that he is mad at her and pushes her away. Over and over again.

Kidnapper drug lord escapes from prison and threatens to kill Shanghai and Mia. They get married so that Shanghai can be around to protect Mia and their baby. Even though he knows that Mia is head over heels in love with him, he insists that the marriage will only last as long as it takes to capture drug lord.

Shanghai is a jerk, and Mia is a dimwit for staying with him. I have no idea why he was such an ass to her.
She was held captive for over a year and he kept accusing her of having a sexual relationship with her kidnapper. No matter how many times she told him that she was a prisoner, not his lover, Shanghai still bugged her about it.

Shanghai had no reason to treat her so badly. Yeah, her dad was a jerk and he was mean to Shanghai's family. So Mia has to suffer because of her father?

Another thing is that the whole time she was locked away living with the drug lord all she did was think about Shanghai. Um hello, what about your daughter?? When she finally got free and was home did she run and search for the child she hasn't seen in 15 months? No, she did not.


  1. nath // 7:41 a.m.  

    Sounds like a bad book... and you're telling me it's an historical?!? also, it seems to me that both characters didn't care for the kiddo... :( and what happened to the husband, he was on the plane crash?

  2. Chantal // 8:14 a.m.  

    Oops, not a historical. I'm gonna change that.

    The husband survives the crash, and he ends up marrying her sister.

  3. nath // 9:38 p.m.  

    Euh... ewww! So you mean, the husband and heroine was married... then, after the plane crash, the heroine marries the hero... while the husband marries the heroine's sister?!?!? WTH?! LOL :) i actually hate that kind of storylines where the hero or heroine ends up with the sibling...

  4. Chantal // 9:59 p.m.  

    Yup, you got it, lol!