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By shelley on 09-15-17
Children and fireplaces do not mix well!!
I like this book and thought it moved along at a good pace. There really weren't any lulls nor did it get draggy so I would say that makes for good listening!
There was some predictably in the story however in the end that was removed because I never saw it coming. This book has the kind of climax that makes you sit back and just shake your head because the way this was written there is no way to even make a guess.
**SPOILER **Initially I found the story to be a little transparent and some scenes kind of silly. Woman is kidnapped and threatened with death if someone doesn't pay up but is having sexual fantasies about kidnapper! Who does this? Then kidnapper is injured and hospitalized and he is fantasizing about the woman and checks to make sure everything is in working order just in case the opportunity arises (no pun intended!). Really? While handcuffed to a hospital bed and IVs and pain meds and this is what he thinking about? Sorry, I get hung up on the little things.
Anyway it all comes down to a sisters guilt. As young children her and her brother got into a fight right next to an open fireplace and his pajamas went up in flames scarring him for life. She feels guilty and he takes full advantage.
I thought this was a very good book otherwise and purchased it on sale for $4.95. If you read this review within the next few days (written 9/15/17) I would Recommend purchasing it for that price, however it is a good book and would be worth a credit.
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17 of 17 people found this review helpful
By font lover on 08-24-16
Good, but long
I enjoyed Friction and mean streak better. I didn't think the chemistry was developed well. The story was good, with good twists... But it took a long time to get there. There were times I thought it went on.
The narrator has a great voice for a gruff manly man. But fir the women, wish he didn't make the female character sound winey. She needed to be a little more snotty instead of weak.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
By Brenda on 08-21-16
Great book from a great author!!!
Sandra Brown has done it again. I couldn't put the book down. Lots of twists and turns. I loved the main characters. Suspense and romance in equal portions. Great job Sandra Brown. I give this book a 5.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Diana DC on 08-19-16
Best book I've read this year. Brown's skill at weaving a tantalizing mystery spiced with unrelenting sexual tension is unmatched. Steven Lang's narration is spot on. Sigh. I'm going back to the start and listen to it again.
Don't read spoilers. What's in the blurb is all you need to know.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
By wendy sefert on 09-14-16
Rapists are not sexy
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It is profoundly disturbing to me that a female author would play into the "rape culture" mentality that it is somehow sexy and tantalizing for a man to assault, kidnap, rape, over-power, control, threaten, or otherwise abuse a women. We are supposed to accept that a woman who is being threatened with rape and murder is somehow attracted to her captor and tormentor. Big strong man so sexy. It's not sexy. When a man threatens to kill you or rape you it is terrifying and no...not seductive. No woman would be thinking about his lips or his big sexy muscles or his "mesmerizing stare." Rapists and otherwise abusive men are not sexy. That's my last Sandra Brown book.
51 of 63 people found this review helpful