• Sweat Equity

  • Stewart Realty, Book 2
  • By: Liz Crowe
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Series: Stewart Realty, Book 2
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-20-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tri Destiny Publishing
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jack Gordon thought he'd finally made it. He had a wildly successful career, money in the bank and even returned to his life as Dom, putting an end to a string of unfulfilling sexual encounters. Now that he's made the ultimate commitment to Sara Thornton, he believes all is right in their world.
However, a series of misunderstandings and a dose of self-fulfilling prophesy bring his perfectly crafted house of cards tumbling down around him, forcing him to confront lingering misgivings about marriage and trust. Could those be the only two things he can never achieve? Sara struggles with her intense need for Jack and her desire for less volatility in her busy life, two goals which appear to be mutually exclusive. Although willing to put in the time and emotional effort to make their relationship work, she finds it futile and frustrating, littered with clashes thanks to near-identical personalities and temperaments.
Given Sara's history, easing back into the comfortable status quo becomes easier than fighting a war with the one person who should be her safe haven. But will the easier choice satisfy her the way only Jack can? Is her "war" one that comes from without or within? Buffeted by circumstance, temptation and distraction, Jack and Sara's tenuous relationship crumbles, sparking a continuous quest for the ever elusive: Trust, love and acceptance. By the time they rebuild a foundation for renewal, fate has other plans. This leaves them both reeling, once again questioning their destiny.
©2012 Tri Destiny Publishing (P)2013 Tri Destiny Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cyn on 02-23-15

An emotional roller-coaster ride!

What about Traci Odom’s performance did you like?

I thought she did an outstanding job bring to life a very emotional read, even the sexual scenes where outstanding with how much emotion she brought to the story.

Any additional comments?

I thought this was a good read/listen, the author gives you a very emotional roller-coaster ride.I felt for the most part the characters needed to grow up and find what they truly wanted.

I thought the narrator did an outstanding job bring life to all the emotions the author gives us. You can feel the pain and the sexual emotions of each character. I felt she does this better than most narrators I have listened to. I was blow away by her sexual emotions she brought to this story.

You have 3 people in this relationship, Jack who knows what he wants but doesn't know what life style he wants to live. He doesn't think Sarah is ready for what he wants out of her. He really isn't sure what he wants from her, he does ask her to marry him but is he really ready for marriage or is it a way to own her. I really think he is just afraid to comment and goes about issues the wrong way to get himself out of it.

Sarah is playing two men Jack and Craig, she runs to Craig when she gets mad at Jack. She is playing one against the other and really doesn't know what she wants. I really do not care to much for any of these characters but out of them all I dislike Sarah the most with her on and off again relationship with both men. She really needs to grow up and get a life.

Craig is willing to wait for Sarah he knows in the end he will have her. I guess out of any of the characters I feel the sorriest for him. He is to dumb to know he is being used and in the end he will lose.

Just when you think Sarah and Jack will work it out there are to many doubts, old fears, and misunderstandings. She goes back to Craig. Jack goes back to some crazy women he never wanted to start with. I never really understood why he went back to her. If he truly wanted Sarah he could have made her understand put he didn't put must effort into it. He just doesn't think she is ready for the lifestyle he wants. In my book all these characters need to get their act together and work out their issues. I would have loved to have slapped each of them and maybe even banged a few heads together.

The author does give you a major twist at the end and leaves you wondering what will happen. For me this was a hard book to review and most likely more to real life than any book I have read. I know some where in this world there are a ton of Sarah's and Jack's who are living their life making everyone around them unhappy as they play with others lives. Even thought I do not like the characters I did enjoy the book and can't wait to see what the author does with her last twist she gave us.

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