Port of Paradise

  • by Lisa Marie Rice
  • Narrated by Veronica Meunch
  • 8 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hope Winston is in Italy running a school for her best friend, Kay Summers. But helping Kay has put her life in danger. Hope doesn't want protection and she doesn't want help. She doesn't want anyone, particularly not devastatingly sexy Capitano Franco Rivers, head of the elite anti-mafia squad. Hope hates cops. So how did she end up sleeping with one? Hope Winston is the most delectable woman Franco Rivera has ever seen. There's only one problem. Hope keeps sticking her pretty little nose in trouble. She needs a keeper. And Franco Rivera is just the man to keep her…in his bed.


Audible Editor Reviews

When Hope Winston races to Italy to help her best friend in need, she stands out in the eyes of men not only because of her blonde hair and enviable figure, but also because someone is endangering her life. In this erotic romantic suspense novel by Lisa Marie Rice, who has mastered the genre, listeners get a full dose of impassioned continental sex between Hope and an Italian police office, but they also get an ample supply of thrills and chills.
Actress Jorjeana Marie's performance draws out both the sensuality and the suspense of the tale with a voice she describes on her website as "fitting like your favorite pair of jeans" - or perhaps, in this case, like one's best lingerie.


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Customer Reviews

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OK for $3.95

Hope is afraid of police because she was harassed and mistreated by them in the past. She was innocent but was a murder suspect for awhile. Hope's friend Kay went to Italy to run a school teaching English. Kay was hit by a car and is in the hospital. Kay asks Hope to come to Italy to manage the school temporarily. Hope is living in Kay's house. Someone has been trying to scare Hope by damaging property and slashing the tires on her car. Kay convinces Hope to talk to Franco, the local police chief. It's love at first sight for Franco. He arranges for police to provide around the clock security for Hope. He personally handles the night shift, sleeping with her.

This was pretty good, but not as good as the author's other books. I suggest you read her other books first, and if you like her style then consider reading this. The hero/heroine characters are similar to those in her other books. My biggest problem was "stupid actions by Hope." A few examples of this were: Hope chased an armed bad guy while she was unarmed. Franco asked his friend to take Hope away from an area for her own safety, but she incorrectly assumed that Franco didn't like her anymore. Then she turned her cell phone off when it was supposed to be on for her security.

My second problem was more subjective. Somehow I wasn't as excited about the characters, their chemistry, and their relationship as I've been with the other books.

Swearing language: strong. Sexual language: strong/erotic. Number of sex scenes: 7. Setting: current day southern Italy.
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"


When Hope decided to help her injured friend Kay and steps in for her whilst she was recovering in an Italian hospital little did Hope know it would be a dangerous and life altering decision for her.

Hope is a beautiful, mild tempered, sweet Teacher but she is haunted by events in her past which makes her frightened of Cops but when she finds she has to seek the help of one well they don't come much better than Franco. Capitano Franco is a handsome Italian Stallion and as soon as he sets eyes on Hope it's love at first sight but he soon realises she's quite nervous around him and is potentially in danger too so he quickly tries to put her at ease... with night-time protection and lots of sex. Their romance quickly escalates but so too does the danger and questions so there won't be a HEA for them until trust can be won, secrets revealed and the villains are safely in jail.

An enjoyable hot listen with passion, romance, danger, secrets, drama, kidnapping, mystery, suspense and a frantic desperate conclusion.

Worth a credit? I love LMR's books so it would have been a YES (or should it be SI) but it's a bargain at only $3.95 so don't waste a credit.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-15-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios