Contemporary Romance, Holiday, Short story
On the eve of the new millennium, diamond thief Noel Snow seduced FBI special agent Robert Cuffe, then fled into the dawn. Now a successful novelist, Noel uses his capers as fodder for his books, and has modeled his hero's nemesis (and potential love interest) on Cuffe. Though he leaves Robert a drunken phone message every New Year's Eve, Noel hasn't seen or heard from him in a decade.
So he's thrilled when his former lover shows up at his upstate farm one Christmas Eve. Elation quickly turns to alarm when Robert accuses Noel of being responsible for a recent rash of diamond heists. Robert is all business and as cold as ice -- it seems his only interest in Noel is to put him behind bars.
Innocent of the crimes, and still as attracted as ever to the oh-so-serious lawman, Noel plans a second seduction -- providing he can stay out of jail long enough!
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Icecapade is a fun and flirty story that won me over from the very first page. I can't resist a good romance between a staid lawman and a cheeky, sly thief and Josh Lanyon delivers that and more. The sparks that fly are hot enough to melt ice and the back-and-forth between Robert and Noel charmed the hell out of me.
Shayna for Joyfully Reviewed - A Joyfully Recommended Read
The Review: I suppose I must offer a disclaimer for this review. I have been a fan of Josh Lanyon's writing for over a decade and have read every book that he's published -- many, many times. Alright -- yes, some might call me a Fanyon or a Lanyonite, but I prefer to think of myself as a very lucky man to have stumbled upon this talented author so many years ago. Having said that, I fully admit that I am probably somewhat biased in regards to his work, but I will do my best to keep the gushing to a minimum.
So now to the review... I LOVED THIS BOOK! Period. Buy it now! Not enough? Okay, I'll write some more. Jeez you people are demanding! Icecapade is very well written, with clever dialog, interesting characters and Joshís requisite beautiful prose. I know, I know, you doubt my objectivity now, but hey, after all these years of writing, Josh had better be darn good at what he does.
TJ for Reviews by Jessewave
It's a very cute story. As I said, I love the characters. And the set-up is wonderful.
Sarah F for Dear Author (His for the Holiday - A December 2010 Recommended Read)
Josh Lanyon is one of my favorite authors. The man can flat out write a story. This is about Noel, a retired jewel thief, and the cop, Robert, that tried to send him to jail. 10 years ago Noel seduced Robert to get out of going to jail, but neither man could forget the other. I love the way Josh writes strong silent type men and then matches them up with flirty sweet ones. You just sigh all the way through <G>.
Love Romance Passion blog
Josh Lanyon's Icecapade was my favorite story, about a burglar and the cop who wants to catch him. Super cute, really fun and exactly what you expect with a Josh Lanyon story. Really quite enjoyable and lovely.
Nicole for Romance Books Forum
I think what drew me into this story was the fact that Mr. Lanyon took a jewel thief and then made him a regular guy. Sure, he had become a best-selling author but really in his every day life he ran a farm, helped out friends and just lived his life. And that's what Robert saw when he finally decided to make the move and seek Noel out. Neither man was sure of the other but they had wanted each other for so long that the coming together was perfect. The story was sweet in the men's awkwardness but it was a step toward what could be and it was very heart-warming.
Tracy for Tracy's Place
December 2010, Carina Press
FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDITIONS
La notte di Capodanno
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