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Lenna is Strength, a manifestation of the Tarot card, and powerful beyond reckoning. But when she’s pulled into the human realm and tasked with protecting a young boy, everything is thrown into chaos. Lenna’s not supposed to be here, interacting with mortals. She’s definitely not supposed to be drawn to the sexy mercenary sent to retrieve her by any means necessary . . .AsLenna is Strength, a manifestation of the Tarot card, and powerful beyond reckoning. But when she’s pulled into the human realm and tasked with protecting a young boy, everything is thrown into chaos. Lenna’s not supposed to be here, interacting with mortals. She’s definitely not supposed to be drawn to the sexy mercenary sent to retrieve her by any means necessary . . .As a Hunter for magical beings, Caine’s duty is simple: return this compelling, impossibly attractive woman and secure the long lost Tarot deck that made travel between worlds possible. Instead he’s drawn into Lenna’s dangerous rescue mission and blindsided by his growing feelings. But there is more than one enemy to contend with. And as the clock runs out, failure means not just the loss of an innocent life and the woman Caine has come to love, but the destruction of Lenna’s entire world....

Title : Frost Line
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ISBN : 9780062567109
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Frost Line Reviews

  • Alp
    2019-03-19 10:26

    Neither good nor bad.I had high hopes for this one but unfortunately, it didn’t quite turn out how I expected. To tell you the truth, I felt quite ambivalent about this book. The story started out strong but then dragged out in the middle. I found that the suspense was a bit bland and some parts of the story were nearly eventless. Thankfully, it picked up in the remaining 25% of the book, and it totally made up for all the dull parts. I was delighted by how things were all wrapped up neatly in the end.Honestly, this book had a ton of potential. There was a brilliant plot here, but sadly, it didn’t hit its mark. While the creativity was off the charts, the chemistry between Caine and Lenna was nowhere to be found. My biggest problem with this book was that I didn’t feel any actual chemistry between them, and that could explain why the story didn't appeal to me in some way. Apparently, the romantic aspect of this book fell flat.Nevertheless, these two authors created such interesting characters. I enjoyed both Caine and Lenna's characters just fine though Lenna could manage to get on my nerves at times. I must admit I was a bit disappointed, but not with the whole story. Aside from the boring and disappointing parts, it was enjoyable overall.By the way, this was an ok read. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

  • Julie
    2019-04-10 09:39

    Frost Line by Linda Howard and Linda Jones is a 2016 Avon publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I always enjoy Linda Howard and Linda Jones’ collaborations, but judging by the synopsis and the book cover, I was not sure if this was my kind of book. Paranormal romance is no longer a big draw for me, but I still like to read one from time to time. Although the book is listed as a mystery thriller, it is definitely paranormal, but also has strong sci-fi/fantasy elements, in my opinion, and normally I pass on those genres, but I couldn't take a pass on these authors because I love their other books, so I was determined to approach this story with an open mind. The story got off to a good start, but I confess I got a little lost with the Tarot card symbolism, since I have never seen or touched a deck of Tarot cards. However, I managed to grasp the gist of the situation, and was able to follow the story despite my ignorance on that front.Elijah is a young boy who witnessed his mother’s death at the hands of her politically powerful lover. He is now being hunted and is in desperate need of help. Unwittingly, he summons Leena, the living manifestation of the ‘strength’ card. Rising to the occasion, Leena is determined to see justice done for Elijah’s mother and protect the child from the danger he is in. However, a ‘Hunter’ named Caine, is out to see Leena sent back to where she came from. But, Leena stands her ground, refusing to leave until her mission is complete. Thus begins an unlikely partnership between Leena and Caine, one that develops into something much more. But, what will happen once their mission is complete?This is quite an imaginative story, and I enjoyed getting to know Elijah and loved how Caine and Leena put aside their personal agendas to protect him. There are sub-plots going on too, with Leena dealing with some fierce competitions and another person lurking in the shadows looking for Elijah.“His own childhood hadn’t been all that great. He’d seen kids who lived worse lives than he had, but seeing other people miserable didn’t help your own misery; it just gave you company. He could have done with less company.”Although I had a hard time getting into the tarot card manifestation part of the plot, I enjoyed the book and really liked the way everything turned out in the end. This was a nice change of pace for me and I’m happy I decided to give the book a try. 3.5 rounded to 4

  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    2019-04-07 12:24

    This is a short book - quick read - by Linda Howard and Linda Jones. I liked it but I didn't love it.The book starts out really strong when a 7 year old Elijah witnesses his mother's murder and escapes to a neighbors house to avoid the same fate. Scared, cold and hiding out in the neighbor's closet he accidentally summons "Strength" via a tarot card from her world to his. This begins a fantasy adventure. This first part of the story was really well done and pulled me into the story. However, as the story line progressed the suspense elements were more off page than on page and I missed the strong elements at the start of the story.LH/LJ create a fantasy realm of the Arcana where earth is known as Seven. Some of the fantasy building is interesting but it is done with a broad brush and to some degree we don't get to know any of the characters but Lenna (Strength) and Caine (a Hunter). It becomes more romance between these characters and less suspense and story line.I can't point my finger to one thing, but in some ways it seemed like the book had an identity crisis. I didn't think the suspense and the world building were blended as well as it could have been. I would have liked to seen more interaction between the suspense of the crime and the fantasy characters. I think the story had a lot more potential than it delivered.

  • Umaiya ⚡A Far Off Memory⚡
    2019-04-06 07:18

    Meh. That's what I thought finishing this. Pretty meh. It wouldn't have made any difference if I had chosen not to read this at all. There wasn't any mystery and honestly I still don't see how Lenna made any difference in Elijah's life and why he needed her. (well what do you know? there's some mystery after all :p) Quite frankly, everything resolved itself without them doing anything. Literally anything. If you're looking to decide whether to read this or not? Go with Not. There is better, more interesting, shit around, trust me. 2.5 stars

  • Anita
    2019-04-08 08:28

    I am not a big fan of paranormal novels. I like my paranormal, if I read that genre at all, of the Nora Roberts variety. This one, however, struck me as more fantasy/mythology than paranormal, but I immensely enjoyed the plot device. The book spent very little time “building” the world of Aeonia. Most of the action takes place on Earth, called Seven by the Major Arcana. The premise is the Major Arcana of the tarot cards are real and have power over the worlds, but no direct contact. They live in a self contained paradise called Aeonia and have been confined there for thousands of years. They can view all the realms that exist and influence them, but they can't visit them--or at least they couldn't before the deck transported Lenna.As a Romantic-Suspense it’s pretty good. I loved the interaction between the characters and how each came to love and respect the other. The suspense part was on two fronts and was woven through the story. The beginning draws you directly into the story, but the middle dragged.When seven year old Elijah witnesses the murder of his mother, he runs fearing that “Uncle Bobby” will kill him too. He seeks refuge in the empty home of his best friend where he hides in the master bedroom closet. When he awakes terrified from a nightmare he discovers a magical deck of tarot cards that glow and seem to come alive. He calls to one card “help me” and Lenna “Strength” is pulled from her life on Aeonia and appears in the flesh in the closet with Elijah. Lenna is, at first, at a loss as to how she got to Seven. Major Arcana haven’t been able to travel to other worlds for thousands of years. Not since the magic deck of tarot cards was destroyed centuries ago in the fires that destroyed the Alexandra Library in ancient Egypt. Finding the child and hearing his story, she vows to help him. The only problem--she only has five days to do so. After that, if she doesn't return to her world, Aeonia will be destroyed. If the deck in that closet is what brought her to Earth, then it is also her ticket home. Hunters have been dispatched to bring Lenna back to Aeonia. Two hunters were sent by Veton “Chaos” who have been ordered to get the tarot deck no matter what the means. One Hunter, Caine, is sent to return Lenna and secure the deck. Caine finds Lenna but she isn’t leaving until she has completed her mission to help Elijah. That the only way to keep Lenna safe from the other Hunters is to keep her glued to him at all times to protect her with his shield is nothing less than sweet torture to Caine. But he will do whatever it takes to protect her and avenge the murder of Elijah’s mother.

  • Izy
    2019-04-02 10:23

    ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Rating ~ 3.5 - 4 starsLenna is the physical representation of the tarot card, strength. She's living a peaceful life, studying warfare in her library in Aeonia when she suddenly finds herself transported to a different world. Lenna can't be out of Aeonia, separate from the rest of the tarot cards. It's forbidden and if she doesn't return to her own world in 7 days time Aeonia will be destroyed. Now summoned in this strange land by a young boy 'Elijah' in hiding who has no idea what he's done or how to send her back, she's stuck.Caine is a hunter (a species on its own) of magical beings. They are kind of like mercenaries, hired to find, track and fix problems caused by magical beings. Caine is a infamous hunter, rumoured to be one of the most powerful hunter ever. His current mission is to bring back Strength which is not made easy by internal forces in Aeonia who are bound to cause chaos and Lenna herself who refuses to leave the child in danger.I liked Lenna, she was strong and as the physical representation of strength she had will and determination in spades but just because she was strong didn't mean that she wasn't caring or vulnerable. Lenna really felt for Elijah who had witnessed his mothers death and wanted to help him. Now they are hiding from human forces, chaos's hunters and trying to find the murderer to make sure Elijah will not be harmed but will they make it back in time to stop the destruction of Aeonia?Caine and Lenna feel an intense attraction towards each other which neither have felt before. Caine is never met a woman who talked back at jim like Lenna does, Lenna is very intriguing to him not just how beautiful she is but her personality as well. Lenna is also very much fascinated by the hunter. Their forced by the situation partnership turns into more when they start getting to know each other and can't help but fall for each other a bit more every single time. Alas, a hunter and a tarot can't be together in a longer term relationship or can they?I really loved the whole tarot cards and the history behind them. It reminded me of old school paranormal/fantasy. I think Linda Howard and Linda Jones did a great job with the world building. The book was generally well written, the plot intriguing and I loved the characters.Quibbles: I just wish we had just more romance between the protagonists, trying to save the child and then trying get back to their world didn't leave much time for romantic moments. What about Derek, the assassin for hire that bit left incomplete to me.Overall I really enjoyed it and I'm not sure we would get other cards story but I love to read them if we do!

  • Glory
    2019-04-03 12:32

    Печально, но это не более чем зарисовка. Костяк романа, так и не доведенный до ума. Она - непреодолимая сила, вырвавшаяся в мир людей. Он - охотник за магическими существами, который должен ее либо вернуть, либо уничтожить, но вместо этого влюбился. Вместе они защищают мальчика, ставшего свидетелем убийства собственной матери. Вполне себе такой стандартный сюжет и для фэнтези, и для романтического саспенса. Не без изюминки, конечно. Арканы таро и вообще все, что связано с этими картами. Неожиданно, необычно и интересно. Но на этом плюсы закончились. Развитие отношений вышло неплохим, но недоработанным. Не хватило мне протянутых ниточек. Остросюжетная часть тоже штрихованная. Но самое печальное - мир. Такая могла выйти конфетка, а авторы лишь побросали обрывочную инфу по углам и на этом успокоились. Честно, посидеть бы над историей еще немного, сгладить переходы от Ховард к Джонс (они заметны, да), наполнить мир красками и деталями, добавить героям объема - и я б не грызла этот кактус так долго. Увы.

  • Cheri
    2019-04-06 07:37

    I enjoyed this book. I love Linda Howard and paranormal mysteries. This is a new twist for her. With the help of her co author, they managed to make it a very good read. I enjoyed the mystery and the other world of it. I had the paperback edition as it was all my library had. This book was very stiff, pages were cut to close to the words and the back cover was sharp enough to give you a paper cut. Ideally I prefer the hardback version, but you take what you can get sometimes.

  • Corie
    2019-04-07 10:47

    In general, the story is an interesting idea, but the Tarot card symbolism was a bit lost on me as I'm no longer a teenager with a mild interest in paganism. The character development is lacking, the suspense is lacking, the world building is minimal. Overall, the story reads more like an idea for a great story rather than an actual good story. Nothing feels fully fleshed out, the only character that I found compelling was the hired hit man, and he was a toss away. I couldn't work up interest in the main characters because they come off as cardboard. The problem of the murderer was glossed over and resolved in the most artificial and least satisfying way possible. When I finished this book I had one question: What was the point? What was the point of this book? What was the point of these characters? The interesting people (the couple from 2, the hit man with a conscience) were tossed out there and then just left to flounder and be forgotten.I expect more from a Linda Howard book, if she keeps diluting her brand by putting her name as a co-author on substandard books, pretty soon people are just going to move on from her.

  • Dee
    2019-04-09 13:41

    An ok read but not great....Slow in the beginning and didn't feel any connection or romance between H/h.Not one I would rush to read again!

  • Eve
    2019-03-22 12:18

    When seven-year-old Elijah finds himself in danger a magical deck of tarot cards thought to have been destroyed centuries ago will come to his rescue. Lenna, also known as Strength, is pulled from her world into ours. Upon finding the boy and hearing his story, she vows to help him. But she only has five days to do so because if she doesn't return to her world, Aeonia will come undone...The main characters are interesting and likable, but the plot building was quite a mess. Elijah, little boy [who one night witness his mother's murder (hide spoiler)] was central at the beginning but authors decide to dump him at one point and he only appear towards the end and in the epilogue. We get to read one of the villains getting murdered but the hero and heroine don't find that out until long after the reader does.I wish that Lenna and Caine were the main focus but now the story just had too much going on with all those different perspectives (senator’s, hunters and Derek). I also felt that Derek was a loose end that wasn't tied up and his and the senators perspectives were very irritating to read. I also wanted to know why/how the Alexandria Deck ended up in that place.I liked the epilogue and that poofing sounded like fun.It was not a bad story but it could have been a lot better!

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-03-29 14:22

    Shadow's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsWhat would happen if Tarot cards were based on real entities that lived on another world, but one of them was brought to earth by accident to help a human?That is the premise of Frost Line by Linda Howard and Linda Jones. Incorporating a murder mystery, paranormal intrigue, and romance, this was an entertaining read, if a bit bizarre.Lenna, the embodiment of Strength, is accidentally called back to earth by Elijah, a 7 year old boy who just witnessed his mother's murder. Hiding out from the murderer in a friend's house, he inadvertently spills a box of Tarot cards-and not just any cards, but the Alexandria deck, somehow rescued from the fire at the library of Alexandria. This deck actually connects the beings in Arcane with other worlds and allows the entities to travel.When Lenna disappears, the Emperor sends one of the most powerful of Hunters, Caine, after her. But Tower, also known as Chaos, sends out three Hunters of his own, instructed to bring him the deck and kill Lenna if necessary.Lenna is able to save herself and Elijah from human hunters, but it takes Caine to save her from the paranormal hunters. But his protection requires that he stay within a couple of feet of her all the time. Not only is this frustrating, but hampers their ability to try and find the man who killed the child's mother. Can these two actually find a murder, an HEA and return to Lenna's home?In general, I like Linda Howard's books without Linda Jone's input, simply because Howard deal less in the paranormal than Jones. Its not a bad book, just a bit too far fetched to be in my comfort zone.The characters are likable and the story interesting, so for anyone who likes fantasy, this would be a good read.

  • No Apology Book Reviews
    2019-03-23 08:39

    Fascinating, heartwarming story but unfocused; also, Elsa much?When seven-year-old Elijah Tilley accidentally asks the tarot entity Strength for help, Lenna Frost is pulled from her world onto Earth. She’s completely out of her depth, but she vows to keep Elijah safe, receiving aid from Caine, a Hunter sent to fetch Lenna back to her world.I had to ruminate on this book for a little while after I read it. At first all I could think about was how sweet and touching the characters’ arcs were, how interesting the premise was, how exciting the climax had been. But with distance and perspective, I could see the problems that have others rating this book three stars or worse. The issues make me wonder how short a deadline the Lindas had for this manuscript, because surely the story could have been ten times better if they’d just brainstormed a little more. As it is, I admire them for attempting to make this work.Their first mistake was starting the story with Elijah. Many great suspense stories start with the crime before introducing the primary characters, because it’s an exciting, grabbing way to start a story and can provide insight into motivation and set the author’s desired tone…but it doesn’t fit for this one. And actually, I’m not sure Elijah was necessary at all. It should have begun with a scene involving Lenna and some other Arcana discussing the Alexandria Deck, foreshadowing. Or at the very least, it should have started with a scene introducing Lenna or Caine, since they and their romance are supposed to be the main focus. Unfortunately, they take a back seat to Elijah’s crisis.The story just has too much going on. We didn’t need to see anything from the senator’s or Derek’s perspectives. Derek was unnecessary altogether and is a loose end that only gets half-*ssed tied up. But unfortunately, without Elijah and the senator, Lenna and Caine wouldn’t have had anything to do, necessitating an entirely different plot. But with Lenna helping Elijah, Caine helping Lenna and the Emperor, the other Hunters helping the Tower, the senator covering up his crime, and Derek helping the senator, not to mention the enigma of the Alexandria Deck, the book was way too cluttered and should have gotten a liberal red-pen lipo. If they’d simplified the plot and done more world-building and character-developing, thrown in some comprehensive backstory, the Lindas would have had a better piece of work on their hands.Whether the characters were necessary or not, I loved them. Well, not the bad guys, but I loved Elijah, Lenna, and Caine. Elijah was adorable. Lenna had a beautiful, subtle arc in which she went from a disinterested and distanced immortal being to a loving, caring woman, craving to experience life. Caine had his own quiet arc, much like Lenna’s—distant, unemotional mercenary to caring, vulnerable man in love. But as much as I loved Elijah, I don’t think he should have been there at all. We should have been given glimpses of Lenna’s and Caine’s current lives, then the Alexandria Deck would have stirred up trouble, and Lenna and Caine could have found themselves an unlikely, unfriendly pair thrown together by circumstances to deal with the Deck’s trouble, gradually falling in love as they sought a solution. Has it been done? Yes, but the fantasy/paranormal flavor would have been a fresh spin on the common setup.The writing was good, but there was a little too much thought process, and it was irritating when I had to endure that of the inconsequential characters like Derek and the senator, and even the other Hunters. It was a waste of time. Not only was the plot crowded and unfocused, but it was rather dragged out, any progression delayed with ridiculous excuses. There are also many questions unanswered, or rather, stories untold. Why did Zack’s dad bring home all those magical artifacts? Was he aware of their power, or did he think they were just cool junk? What are those artifacts’ stories? How did the Alexandria Deck come to be in his seemingly random possession? Is he somehow related to the wizard/sorcorer/magician (the book was never really clear on its brand of terminology) who created the Deck? How did the Deck survive the fire at the Alexandria library? What has it been doing for the last several thousand years? How come none of the Arcana, who were supposed to be able to sense the Deck, could do just that? What do the Arcana do all day? What are the other worlds?!Now that I think about it, we don’t know jack squat about the bigger picture here. So much untapped potential!!For all that, though, the story wasn’t unlikable. As I said, the main characters were endearing and I cared about them. There were humorous lines of dialogue and well-described settings. My favorite part by far, however, was the climax. I won’t give it away, but I was absolutely riveted when I read it. It was so exciting and emotional and frustrating. If there was anything wrong with it, it had a little too easy a fix. The drama and stakes could have been played out a bit more. But I loved it, and I know I’ll be revisiting it for the high I get off it.I have absolutely no idea why frost, ice, snow, and cold was relevant to Lenna’s being and powers—which drives me crazy; why?!—but I have to say, she made one h*ll of a bad*ss Elsa. Like, seriously. She had Elsa’s powers. She was adult cosmic entity PG-13 version of Disney’s Elsa, and while she was unleashing her temper and her powers, I imagined X-Men-esque special effects. In my head, it was pretty awesome.With all the criticisms I could lay down, I should give this book three stars, but I’ll give it four just because it’s so d*mn promising, if only the Lindas could figure out exactly which story they want to tell.Also, I have no idea why it’s called Frost Line. “Frost” I get, sort of, but “Line”? There might have been a bit that tried to make the connection, but I didn’t retain it.noapologybookreviews.com

  • Veronica
    2019-04-13 10:35

    Okay, nothing spectacular.

  • Maureen
    2019-04-11 08:23

    Since I really love Paranormal Romance, I was super excited when I received an email about ‘Frost Line’. When I read the words Tarot, and magic I knew I needed to read this book. I used to love reading books about Tarot cards and magic. And it had been a very long time since I read any books involving those two things. ‘Frost Line’ is a very easy to read book. The writing is easy to follow, and the story is not to complicated. Although the whole manifestation of a Tarot card still sounds a little ‘too’ much to me, I liked getting to know the characters in this book with their ‘powers’. Especially Lenna’s character. Lenna finds suddenly finds herself on Earth. A little boy called Ethan is suddenly all alone, and he is so scared that he somehow summons Lenna. Although Lenna can’t stay long on Earth, she is determined to help the little scared boy. But soon there are ‘Hunters’ out there, searching for Lenna. And not all of them are good. I enjoyed reading ‘Frost Line’ but I did miss some action. For a very long time not much was happening in this book. And to me it became a little boring because of that. I kept on reading because I wanted to know how this story would end, but I really missed action and a little more depth. I also didn’t really like the male main character Caine. He just was a little to rude for my taste. And I could have gone without the whole ‘first time traveling with an erection part’. I really didn’t like that part at all. What does it matter to know that little bit of information? At the end of the book I still had a lot of questions. This, on the one hand, makes me want to read more books in this series but it also left me feeling a little frustrated. ‘Frost Line’ is definitely one of those books that I can’t really say I liked, but I also didn’t dislike it. Maybe I have to think about it a little more. For now.. three stars.

  • Kimberlee
    2019-04-19 06:21

    4.5 Stars of StrengthI really liked this book. It is different than any book by Linda Howard. It was co authored by Linda Jones who I am not familiar with myself but this was a great story line as well as a fast paced draw you in book.I don't believe I have ever read anything about the Arcane taro cards before, but it was fascinating. Our story starts with a young boy who witnesses the death of his mother by a man known as "Uncle Bobby." I'm hoping this is going to possibly be a new series but we shall see.

  • Cardyn Brooks
    2019-03-27 08:37

    The truly clever premise upon which this imaginary alternate universe is based blends well with elements reminiscent of The Terminator and Jane's Warlord. Frost Line is a fun, quick read. [minor proofing incorrect/correct oversight on pg. 200: had shrank/shrunk] Still on the lookout for the self-published book from L.H. & L.W.J. that continues the vampire saga with Chloe and Luca. Yes, vampire romances have been played out, but L.H. makes everything she writes worth reading.

  • Kristel
    2019-04-14 10:42

    Just so so book.Lacked the grit and sense of suspense that I'm used to with Linda Howard Books. Also like the book says, perfection is boring... the story isn't as great since everything just fell into place. (reminds me of stardust actually,) There was no struggle or internal conflict in the book which made it slightly boring. I just found myself wishing to finish it, just for the sake of.

  • Berls
    2019-04-13 12:47

    3.5 stars for the most part I enjoyed the story and charactersWhat worked - a fantastic start to the story hooked me immediately. I was so drawn to the the poor boy! And I like the very unique world - with the terrot card "characters" being alive and real. What didn't work - their way of figuring out who uncle Bobby was and the very casual, unhurried way they acted felt opposed to the supposed ticking clock. And the staying close for the shield to work felt like a contrived sexiness instead of an authentic one.

  • Melanie
    2019-03-31 07:25

    ***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO ME BY THE PUBLISHER BUT THIS IS NO WAY INFLUENCES MY OPINION***Stick the words Tarot Cards in the description and you often get my attention. This story was more a murder mystery, than a paranormal romance for the most part, with the emphasis, in my head anyway, on helping the young boy get the justice needed for the murder of his mother.I really enjoyed how the paranormal aspect was brought in, and there were a couple of twists and turns I didn't see coming.The pacing, at times, just felt just enough off to stop this getting a full 5 stars, and I would have LOVED to have had more information about the main world because the little bits that were shared made it seem pretty remarkable.Overall I would definitely recommend it, but it is definitely not your typical paranormal romance. 4 stars from me.V""V***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official. For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fan Site: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.NG***

  • Adele Zeller
    2019-04-12 08:19

    I was a bit disappointed with this book. Linda Howard puts out so few books that I always look forward to her efforts. This book was weird. Don't mind far out ideas but the relationships were shallow and cold. Gave it three stars because the story kept me wondering how it would end but it certainly didn't spur me to go back and read her old books again.

  • Beverly
    2019-04-17 07:28

    I really enjoyed this book. Since it's a romantic fantasy suspense story it got a bit busy, but since I like all three genres I jumped right into the story. It doesn't hurt that it was well written and well plotted.

  • Debrac2014
    2019-03-27 10:20

    The story blurb caught my attention with tarot cards and people who embodied the cards! The story was ok but I guess I expected the tarot cards to be more involved!

  • Trina
    2019-04-08 08:40

    3.5**

  • Mum
    2019-04-07 11:39

    Plot was weak. Two authors drove me nuts. I could tell when they switched. Annoying.

  • Marybelle
    2019-04-08 11:30

    This book was quite a departure from Linda Howard's general style. I found it a little to fantastical, but in many ways too rough, at least sexually. I was somewhat disappointed.

  • Miki
    2019-03-27 08:28

    This was first published on my blog " Lecture toute une Aventure"It was a novelty for me and i wanted to start 2017 with one so it was perfect even better: i really, really liked this story. It has humour, some suspense, action and magic all to make a great story.it's a stand alone which makes it even better in my opinion. Lenna is a powerful being but she has a touch of innocence and is utterly loyal ( and clever) she is really a manifestation of willpower. I loved her a lot. The way she put Caine in difficulty was cute and humorous . Caine is a Hunter, a very dedicated one at that but also someone very loyal to his friends like we will discover. I loved how serious he was and at the same time of Lenna disturbed it.I liked the interaction between the adults with that little boy hurt but still so innocent and how they wanted to protect him.The story is captivating, plot well build with twists to keep you very interested until the end and most villains get what they deserve^^.In fact the only thing that disappointed me was the epilogue... in a sense i think i would have enjoyed the book more without it , which isn't usual for me. I do love discovering what happen to characters i love but in this case... no either i would have wanted it different or not at all but in this case it saddened me so i was disappointed to see the book end like that. However i know some could be happy with that kind of ending as well so it's really personal.In Any case i do recommend this book if you want a paranormal romance/ paranormal romance suspense as all together it was quite enjoyable.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-16 13:40

    I am a huge fan of Linda Howard and her romantic suspense stories and I could not wait to pick up this novel. Because of my earlier reads from Ms. Howard I think that did lessen my enjoyment of this story because it wasn't her typical romantic suspense, this has an element of the paranormal to it. When a young boy calls for help Lenna, the physical manifestation of a Tarot card, answers that call. She only has 5 days on earth to help him but Lenna will do what she can to protect Elijah. Except Lenna is not supposed to be on earth so Hunter Caine is dispatched to bring her home. Caine is impressed with how dedicated Lenna is to helping Elijah but he has a job to do and he can't let her distract him. Even when she begins to matter more than just an assignment. An interesting, exciting read but if you're looking for the usual Linda Howard this book isn't it.

  • Kristin
    2019-03-23 10:22

    I actually really enjoyed this one. I love Linda Howard and while I don't think paranormal/fantasy is her best genre, I still thought this one was entertaining and good. I quickly got into the 'world' with Lenna as a god embodying strength & Cain as a warrior hunter. The storyline was good and kept my interest although I did feel like it was wrapped up pretty quickly and without any kind of major showdown. The human murder mystery/conflict was resolved almost without their involvement which I felt was kind of a letdown, I wanted that to have a fuller story in the end. Additionally, the otherworld type conflict was also very neatly and quickly wrapped up in the end...not that they need to be this long dragged out battle or anything, I just wanted a bit more. Still, a good book I didn't want to put down and enjoyed. 4 ½ stars from me.

  • Jo(Mixed Book Bag)
    2019-04-18 11:26

    Frost Line starts out looking like a murder mystery/thriller. It changes when a terrified young boy accidentally summons Lenna, Strength, one of the people on a long lost set of magical Tarot cards. From there it is a race to find the man who killed the young boys mother complicated by the fact that Lenna has several Hunters on her trail trying to return her to where she belongs. This is a fun read with lot of action and suspense. I enjoyed meeting Lenna and Caine, one of the hunters who needs to find the cards and bring Lenna back. Of course, Lenna finds that she loves being able to leave the world where she lives and Caine finds that he loves Lenna. A nice blend of fantasy and romance with a interesting supporting cast keeping the action moving. While the book is short the story is complete.