I quit reading about a quarter of the way through the book. If you like characters who enjoy pit-bull fighting, kill dogs, beat their wives, or sleep with (and get pregnant by) their sister's fiance, this is the book for you. I thought the main character was a wuss and the rest were just revolting. Maybe it gets better later, but I wasn't interested in finding out. Very disappointing, since I have read and enjoyed other books by this author. Narrator was fine.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen.
A southern mystery with a lot of twists and turns, I enjoyed it.
Loved his performance as I have loved his others....he is the bomb!
When hard hearted Cash says......."I love you"
No spoilers from me. I enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, 4 me.I'm running out this typeAudible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery.
Yes, though not right away like I feel with some books. This is classic Sandra Brown, great to pull out again in a few years.
The adopted daughter of the most powerful man in town, Schyler Crandall left Heaven, Louisiana, a brokenhearted girl. Now a crisis has brought her home to a family in conflict, a logging empire on the brink of disaster, and seething secrets that make Heaven hotter than hell.
Still in town are her beautiful younger sister, Tricia, with her cruel lies; Ken, Tricia's handsome husband, who married the wrong sister; Jigger, the pimp and ruffian with plans of his own; and Cash, proud, mysterious, and complex. It is dangerous for Schyler to even be near Cash, yet she must dare to confront the past - if there is to be any peace in Heaven.
©2006 Sandra Brown; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Cash-he's complex, straightforward, dark, sexy, overly competent, yummy.
Although I've heard better Cajun accents performed - Dick Hill does a great job with a varied cast of characters: a southern woman, a Cajun man, an elderly, weak heart attacked old man, etc. Steady as always.
This is a great book with a NON PREDICTABLE plot. It had me questioning til the end. However, it only took a few minutes to get all the pieces to fall into place.
Some (very little) cussing and a few 'romantic' episodes-nothing hard core.
I totally enjoyed this book, it's my favorite Sandra Brown so far, I liked it even better than Envy, which is also extremely good.
It grips you from the beginning and doesn't let you free until the very last sentence. The twisted relationships between Schyler, her family members and Cash make this book so very diverting and exciting.
Dick Hill's perfomance, especially Cash's voice, is great as well.
Two thumbs up!
I'm sorry folks but I just could not finish listening to this book. What I've read so far is totally depressing. I thought this was supposed to be a love story. It's more like a hate story to me. The content included racial slurs, rape scenes, swearing, animal abuse, profanity. There really needed to be lighter and positive moments to balance out the dark and depressing. I just could not take any more mistrust and misery. The narrator did an exceptional job too bad the story itself was awful.
I'm a Navy vet, full-time student, swim teacher, dog lover, and wife. And I love books!
I couldn't stop listening to this book. I suppose that makes it a good one, but I was frustrated, intrigued, and perplexed all at the same time, which got to be exhausting! The hero of the story is dark, dangerous, and hot... But I hated constantly questioning his motives and goodness. I also didn't realize when I purchased the book that it was published in 1991. Despite being dated, it was a good story, and Dick Hill is probably the best male voice actor I've heard yet! If you're looking for a nail biting, and at times erotic story, this could be the one!
I'm married with one daughter, just finished my BS in Health Science, and I'm a choosy fiction/romance/paranormal/anything spellbinding listener during my commute.
In the beginning, I was skeptical because of the odd characters and seemingly drab setting. I'm so glad I stuck with it a tiny bit longer! This book brings you into the mindset of the south in an interesting, twisted yet warming, way. The characters are real, there is no obnoxious dramatization of the typical romantic dilemmas, you feel like this is the genuine retelling of an amazing love story. Well worth the credit, and I'll be buying this author's next novel without hesitation.
I want to begin by saying that this book really ought to come with trigger warnings for domestic violence, male & female rape, and animal abuse.
Now that that's out of the way...
This book was apparently first published in 1988, which surprised me because I'd only noted the mid-2000s audio publication date, but it feels even more dated than that. Just about every cliche from the late 70s/early 80s makes an appearance in this book, from the career woman epithet to the general dynastic drama. The author has a ton of subplots and spends a ridiculous amount of time building them up, and I frankly only kept listening to see how they would all tie together (predictably, as it turns out).
This cliche-ridden book is unfortunately made even worse by an atrocious narrator. I got used to his voice after a while, but I never came to like it or the fact that he occasionally used the same voice for multiple characters.
Apparently the author and narrator are both generally well-liked, but I will be actively avoiding them in the future.
I really enjoyed the story, I would recommend it, just the narrator makes the lead woman and all others for that matter come across as wimps, pathetic little girls, tough to appreciate them for what they should be in the story.... Especially in sex scenes.... Really, no girl whispers in a squeaky little timid voice all the time... even men voices he does come across as low class hillbillies, even the British guy comes across with a thick heavy accent nowhere close to british I think you call it a brawl... Not sure... Won't buy books narrated by him.... No disrespect to the man, just can't do the accents!