Don't Look Down

Don't Look Down

Large Print - 2006
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"It sounded simple. Go to Savannah. Finish directing an action-adventure film. Earn some quick money. Get a chance to see sister Daisy and niece Pepper. Instead, as soon as Lucy Armstrong arrives on the set of Don't Look Down, she discovers that nothing about her current job is simple. The cast is lackluster. What she has seen of the script is, even by Hollywood standards, unbelievably incoherent. The stunt coordinator is none other than her annoying ex-husband, Connor Nash, and her sister seems to have become a zombie. Bryce McKay, the movie's leading man, turns up with Captain J. T. Wilder, whom Bryce has personally hired to be his stunt double and military consultant. The last thing Lucy needs is a taciturn, too-sexy-for-his-own-good male like J. T. on her set, but once the going gets tough, someone like J. T. turns out to be exactly the kind of person Lucy decides she wants in her life."--Booklist.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, c2006
Edition: Large print ed
Branch Call Number: LP FICTION CRU
Characteristics: 479 p. (large print) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mayer, Bob 1959-

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moriah5
Sep 19, 2018

While I wanted to like this book and chose it from the discription on the inside panel(not having read anything from the Authors beforehand), I was left quite disappointed. This was only the second book I been so bored with that I couldn’t finish. Unfortunately the plot has little substance and seems like it is only there to try and make sense of a collection of hook-ups and fantasies of intimate relations between characters. I got about 1/4 way through and couldn’t describe the faces of the characters, but can relay each characters body type in great detail. If you are into that sort of thing then this might be the book for you, but if you are looking for something with a well established plot and characters with depth I would keep looking.

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nidofito
Mar 01, 2014

Ehhh, I don't know what to think of this book. I was looking back at Wild Ride (another book by this team) wondering what made me like that book enough to put it on my favorites shelf and I realized it was neither the story nor the characters but the fact that it wasn't meant to be taken seriously and that I could just go with whatever it threw at me and enjoy it nonetheless. And I did enjoy it, it was a bit of a surprised for me how much I enjoyed it. I was looking for the same feeling with Don't Look Down. Sadly, all I ended up feeling was confusion and relief to be done with it. It's mostly because I didn't like the plot much. It had too many twists and deceptions and secrets for me to ever have a good grasp of it at any time of the book. That left me very annoyed and just distracted me from whatever good stuff there might've been there. Plus, I think I'm getting a little tired of the whole big good/responsible sister, little bad/irresponsible sister deal Crusie has going on in her books. It just gets very repetitive. Lucy, I was okay with (I'm not even talk about Wilder because he was a cardboard character with nothing interesting to say) It irked me that she wasn't professional enough to check her contract with that Irishman which made her liable to that $4m. I mean, the movie part was legitimate even though it was front to that transaction with the Russian mob. That shit should be in contracts and stuff that she had to sign, right? Next was this obsession with Pepper. Geez, no wonder her sister was trying to make it out on her own. I mean the kid practically worshiped Lucy with her acting as if it were her own kid. Screaming out comments like, "I want my child back," girl, you're just getting in between the real mom and daughter. I don't know. I still don't understand who was in cahoots with whom and whether the item that was supposed to be transferred between the crooks even existed.

technojoy Jun 27, 2011

I could do without all the G.I. Joe stuff. Is this supposed to broaden her appeal so that men will read her work, too? I can't see that happening.
Aside from the action-hero nonsense, it's a good book. The pace is fast and the dialogue is as clever and quick as in any Crusie novel. I liked the relationships between the protagonist and her sister and niece -- characteristic of Crusie's work. The big reveal at the end was genuinely surprising; the mystery aspect of this story was well done.

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ryner
Jun 06, 2006

A cute, fun, action-packed and romantic tale that takes place on a movie set where Lucy, the new director, has been hired mid-production to finish up shooting the stunt scenes. She has no idea what she's truly in for! Having just the right amount of fluff, this would make a great beach/vacation read.

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