I chose this book out of NEED. Books by my favorite authors are just not showing up fast enough to keep me entertained, so while out looking for something, I read reviews by others and took the chance. Am I ever glad I did. Although this book does not have a story that carries from one book to the next, it does contain many stories in one. The story of a young boy who has lost his cornerstone in life, a young man dealing with experiences he had while fighting for our freedom, and the addiction he developed when he came home. It also becomes entertaining because of the love that develops with a historian, that has been hired to help with a historical film. Although there are some "sex" scenes, it isn't porno.
I really enjoyed this book it made me laugh, cry and fear for the characters. The narrators were great creating the atmosphere that was required for each character and circumstance. I highly recommend this book for a great listen.
I love Suzanne Brockmann, I have read all her books and just love them. I thought this one was very different. It was ok but nothing like her navy seals. If that is what you are looking for (a very manly man) than stay away from this book and go with her navy seal books. They are great!
I admit I was reluctant to listen to this one because of the "cowboy" and "Ghost" themes (two of my least favorite romance underscores...but
I LOVED IT. Really entertaining. I had bought it based on my cost per hour calculation and was thrilled I did, One of the few audiobooks I will probably listen to again.
This book could have been written by another of my favorite authors, Jennifer Crusie. It is a departure from her regular series about Troubleshooters, INC., which have become formulaic and preachy. If anyone who is a regular of Ms. Brockman doesn't know that she has a gay son they have certainly not paid attention. Though honestly, every book has a particular message that she hammers home, sometimes endlessly! This book was more story than preaching though and showcases her talent for romance and authenticity very well. I enjoyed it very much!
This book is written with a great sense of humor and family connections. At first I thought, Oh Sure, but you quickly become interested in this story and waiting to see what will happen next. I like romances, putting it mildly, but this one is not only romantic, but fun and suspenseful. I don't want to give anything away, but trust me when I say this is written with an eye toward actual current events and how they have affected so many people. I found myself tearing up on my commute as this book ended because I liked all the characters so much, I knew I was going to miss not having them with me every day. We could all use a Grandfather like "Jamie" in our lives!!
The story was funny and entertaining and worth it. Will read more by Ms. Brockmann. The narrators were great as well.
I decided to try this book because of the 4-star reviews. Well, I learned that Susan Brockmann fiction is definitely NOT for me. I've listened to a ton of audio books and this is by far my least favorite listen of all. Instead of an interesting story, you'll have to listen to one graphic sex scene after another. Lots of gratuitous language. The male narrator's voice was gratingly gravelly and cartoon-ish. Conservatives beware of the strong liberal undercurrents. Take out the sex and foul language and there's not much left. Certainly not what I consider quality entertainment. Like I said, not for me.
I was quite bored throughout the entire book. Even the narrators got on my nerves by the end. Did not enjoy.
I just couldn't get through the male narrator. His voice was scratchy and every character he spoke through sounded the same, like an old time cowboy. Even the male sexy character sounded like "an old time cowboy" . I think a male romantic lead should sound sexy. This one didn't! Every person is different so perhaps you may like this audio book.