Action with love
It tied the other sequels together
When they made the rescue of the kidnapping.
It tied the stories of the family together.
This book had so many 5 stars that I have concern for my logic. I really like Linda Howard, and maybe it's my fault for reading out of order, but I found the book uninteresting and illogical.
Barrie (not sure if a nickname or not doesn't say) is kidnapped. Navy seal Zan rescues her and all logic goes out the window. *spoiler, she has tortured naked and 8 hours from being raped yet he is turned on and having sexual thoughts about the victim he just rescued. She decided in 2 hours of meeting this man that she needs him for her first time and they go at it like rabbits while hitting in rubble (really). At time Barrie seems likes she's got it together then at other times she is tstl, I just couldn't like her.
Epilogue is cute but meaningless. Overall not worth the money/credit.
The audiobook for this story was really done quite well. I enjoyed this whole series very much and recommend it highly. You need to listen to this series in order of publication to get the most out of the series, but each book can be a standalone. Well done!
Loved it. Loved their story when I read it years ago and loved listening to it being read. The narrator's voice was wonderful and made the characters come to life.
Zane Mackenzie is a Navy SEAL - he is very capable, knowledgeable and intuitive and of course he is kind and gentle to the woman he has rescued and fallen in love with. What a story. I have listened to this book at least five times and each time I enjoy it as much as the first time. The Mackenzie's are a special family. I love all of the Mackenzie books. Dennis Boutsikaris is perfect for narrating this book.
A different narrator. Dennis Boutsikaris just doesn't cut it. I could listen to about five minutes before I HAD to stop.
The story is fine. This is one of my favorite Linda Howard books...just not this narrator.
His accent, his tone of voice. He made everything sound like a joke.
I was really disappointed and then I got angry. I was expecting a great listen. Instead I felt I wasted my money on this book because I can not make myself listen to it.
A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.
This is book 3 of Linda Howard's Mackenzie series. Brainless beach read -- your typical romantic suspense. The US ambassador's daughter is abducted, so the Navy SEALS rescue her. Zane (SEAL commander) and Barrie fall in lust / love immediately. Lots of sex and several action-suspense scenes. Sizzling scene in the restaurant, after the wedding.
Zane's brother Chance stars in a sequel. The prologue and epilogue feature Chance. Great friendship between Chance and Zane. The entire Mackenzie clan shows up in epilogue, with Zane and Barrie's little girl, Nick (Mary Nicole).
Narrator Dennis Boutsikaris did an okay job, with no irritating mannerisms or affectations, but he doesn't sound tender or passionate or tough when he should. He is a very good reader, basically, but not much of a performer. I would like to see a stronger performer with a male voice portray Zane.
The book is up there. I will most likely listen to it again. That is why I think that it should have been longer. I hate it when a good story is short.
I liked the begining when all of the 'cubs' were described. I liked the whole story but the begining let me know there were others for which to look.
He was excellent!! The men sounded like men an the women sounded like women. He even can do little children. He struck just the right tone and everything. I will look for more books performed by him.
When the couple was reunited and before the wedding ceremony. I appreciate his reasoning on his restraint.