Firework

  • by Melissa Brayden
  • Narrated by Kristin Barnes
  • 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The truth has many shades.
Lucy Danaher was born into a life of privilege and has always enjoyed the view from the top. She spends her days running Global NewsWire, a Fortune 500 company, and her nights at all the trendy San Diego hot spots. When the Union-Tribune decides to run a feature story on her company, Lucy's thrilled to oblige with an interview. But when the reporter arrives, it turns out the story she's writing is anything but flattering. The fact that she's irritatingly gorgeous only adds salt to the wound.
Kristin James loves her job, and as a committed journalist will go out of her way to tell the most balanced story possible - even if it means going up against Lucy Danaher, that striking and stubborn-as-hell CEO. She just has one problem. No matter what she does, she can't seem to get Lucy off her mind.

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Really Well Done Novella

Sometimes, our -- the readers', experience with shorts and novellas is fairly tepid. Too often, these shorter stories have the feel of being part of something longer, with pieces missing. These pieces might be a broader story arc where the short or novella are really chapters or an experimental partial story line. -- I'm sure I could have said that more succinctly, but wasn't feelin' it.... ANYWAY, this was a complete storyline. It had good pacing. It had good time-differentiation. It even had one or more well-placed, sizzling scenes. Well done.
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- Ann Townsend

Great dialogue bad narration

The story was formulaic of course. It is to be expected given the HEA genre. But it was sweet. What made it truly enjoyable however was the dialogue, particularly that between Lucy and Kristen. Which makes it doubly disappointing that the narration was so stilted and unemotional. I don't know if it is miserliness on the part of the producers or simply a case of limited labor markets but it is frustrating to the point of infuriating that these folks can't see the impact of bad narration on a good story.
Or maybe they just don't give a damn.
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- A.B. Normal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-23-2016
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc