If you're already a fan of Linda Howard, this is probably the perfect audiobook. FYI: If you've listened to "After the Night" here on Audible, this is the same narrator. So, for me, I purchased this book already knowing that I liked both the author and the narrator. That said, I can understand why some people may not like the narrator, Natalie Ross. She has a very specific style. You have to get used to her.
Be forewarned about the story. The general storyline is probably among the cheesiest of the chick-lit genre. (Falling in love in two days? I don't think so.) But, I still enjoyed it. This is your classic, two people forced to be around each other because of adverse circumstances love story. You know this plot already. And, obviously, authors keep using it because it works.
I loved that Karen, the heroin of this novel, is a woman with a great career and even better friends. Marc Chastain suffers from some alpha male tendencies. But, Howard makes him very likeable and, of course, sexy.
If you're like me and able to purchse this book while it's on sale, I think you'll find that you're easily getting a great deal.
This is the first book I read from Linda Howard. It had a great story line and a wonderful ending. It kept me wanting more and was never a dull moment. I am about to read another Linda Howard book and I am looking forward to the story.
Yes very much so. I was so curious and eager to see what was going to happen next
This is the first time I have heard Natalie Ross and I thought she was great
I look forward to continue listening to Linda Howard books
This was OK, but it's basically a formula romance. The narration, while certainly skilled was a bit flowery for my tastes. I kept imagining being in a library room being read a "once upon a time" story. I won't be getting any more novels by this author.
I am prefacing this review by saying I have never read a book by Linda Howard.
With that being said, I thought the story line was good but was shocked by the explicit detail of the sex. It was not necessary and made me not want to listen anymore.
I did continue the book and was glad I did as there was no other explicit sex scenes just overtones and the plot of the story was good.
I am not sure if this is Linda Howard's style of writing.
Has anyone else read her books?
Say something about yourself!
The plot line.
Characters were uninteresting.
I don't know. I'm new here.
The plot just didn't engage me. And I usually love murder thrillers.
Assassins, Police & Romance
The heroine who was able to defend herself.
The plot was well-designed, and I was involved throughout the narrative. The descriptions of New Orleans were evocative, those of the hunt(s) dramatic. Not having read any other books by this author, I found the sex unexpectedly explicit - the summary posted on Audible didn't include information re: that part of the narrative! Thankfully, the physical attraction between the main characters did not interfere with the story. I appreciated the link to the Vietnam War, and thought the description of a fictional sniper's thinking well-done.
Graduated college, got a job, got married, traveled, had children. Breathing air and growing hair.
Such a tight and solid story with a hero who embodies the idea of sexy, strong and caring. The female protagonist was extremely likeable and no fool when it came to getting satisfaction!
Yes. The bady guys kept showing up and then being dispatched. I did not find any "What an Idiot" moments
Hmmm.. I loved the burglar in the apartment towards the end of the story. GENIUS
It was sentimental at times dealing with parents and loss.
Love most of Linda Howard's books. The sequel All the Queen's Men is next on the list!
PLOT: THE mysterious black book and her fathers past holds the key to Karen's Future.
NURSE Karen Whitelaw~ receives a black book from her wayward father. The Father who was never there and always made Karen and her deceased mother CRY. When a phone call from New Orleans sends Karen to ID the body of her DEAD father. the SEXY mega hunk Marc Chastain is the lead detective on a routine homicide that is anything but typical. a SECOND dead body is Rick Medina a CIA op who is murdered. The double murders are tied in to Karen. ADDED is the sinister Senator, AND a KILLER who is on Karen's trail and the MYSTERIOUS black book that may hold the key to the mystery. FIRST rate thriller, SUPER good couple, VG reader and 5 STAR story. This audio movies along very well and holds the interest. WE add the character of JOHN MEDINA~ ( All the Queens Men) and you need to follow up this audio with ALL THE QUEEN'S MEN that audible just released in unabridged (AFTER 10 years ) made available through audible for the complete tale. I ALSO RECOMMEND MR. PERFECT, ALL THE QUEENS MEN AND NOW YOU SEE HER~ ALL LINDA HOWARD GEMS.
I love this old story. I've been revisiting Linda Howard's old books and trying to get them on Audible. I've always enjoyed this story, but for some reason, I couldn't get "into" it as much as her others. I think it was the narrator, but I can't quite put my finger on it. She was fine, the book was enjoyable and I'll listen to it again no question. But I didn't race to finish it, I switched to another book in the middle and that rarely happens for me. Sorry I can't be more exact - it just wasn't the "fit" I was hoping for.
I would recommend this book for someone who is looking for a mindless pleasure, nothing too heavy.
The story was fairly good. I thought the characters behavior & motivation was a bit questionable at times but it did not detract too much from the overall story line. The mystery wasn't very complex & the ending was a little abrupt, but overall it was an interesting premise. I have enjoyed all of Linda Howard's books I have read, and although this one was not my favorite, I did enjoy listening to it.