Behind the Curtain
- Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell
- Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-02-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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On a break between overseas jobs, journalist Asher Gaites returns to his hometown of Chicago - and allows his friends to persuade him to check out a hot new singer. At a downtown jazz club, he's soon transfixed by the lyrical voice and sensuous body of a woman who performs behind a thin, shimmering veil.
That could bring a man to his knees.
The veil gives Moroccan American Laila Barek the anonymity she needs since she has never been able to reconcile her family's values with her passion for music. But one man is inexplicably drawn to her. And when Asher confronts her on a subway platform after a gig, he's shocked to recognize the woman who walked away from him nine years ago. Laila has never been able to forget the touch, the feel, the taste of Asher. And despite the doubt and fear that wind their way into their lives, they must trust the heat of their desire to burn down the walls the world has placed between them.
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By Jonella A. Moore on 05-07-17
Fabulously rich and sexy!
Beth Kery's writing just keeps getting better and better! This was such a sweet, hot, sexy story that deals with cultural differences and family loyalty. The heroine was from a background where family is the central focus of the culture and where daughters are especially obedient to their parents and extended family. The hero is from a cold distant but wealthy family. Their journey from their first netting while on vacation to their reunion almost a decade later is moving and sexy. The narration was superb with the wonderful Maxine Mitchell doing what she does best! Great story!
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By Jane on 06-10-18
Interesting premise, but not enough story.
Mostly angst about wanting and not having someone.
They fall in love at first sight, but they can’t be together because she feels she must please her parents. It’s mostly about their feelings. Not enough other stuff happens. It was too slow. I was impatient for things to happen. There is a happy ending many years later. I’ve enjoyed some of B Kery’s other books, but not this.
The audiobook narrator Maxine Mitchell was good.
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Includes several sex scenes. Book copyright: 2017. Genre: contemporary romance.