I've been a fan of Suzanne Brockmann for years but was very disappointed in this one. the thriller element was very weak and the romance predictable and inane. if you are a Brockmann fan, don't buy this!
It's in the top 30% of romance novels.
It was cute how two people cared about each other but weren't sure of the other's feelings.
She did a great job with the voices. Made the story more believable.
When Wes talked about his dead brother.
didn't finish. it was not excessively graphic, but the narrator sounded like an older lafy. it was a bit embarrassing to hear the intimates in her voice. she did a good job, but was just wrong for this gente.
I love doing what I do - narrating & producing audiobooks for incredibly talented authors & amazing publishers & hearing from my listeners.
I wasn't sure I was going to like a new narrator, and am so glad I gave this a shot. The story was great and the narrator was easy to listen to.
Not one of Suzanne's best books. It's a really sappy, predictable romance. Occasionally, I love these types of books - they are like junk-food for the brain; but, this one falls flat. Try one of her other novels before wasting a credit on this one.
I LOVE Wes and Britt's book. to read how Wes came into his own and found his inner strength and self worth with Britt's love and help was amazing!
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
Yes because the narrator does a great job with the various voices. It's like having the whole story acted out for you.
It was wonderful when Chief Wes Skelly called for help & the SEALS mobilized to provide backup. Love this team almost as much as Trouble Shooters.
Tremendous job giving voice to various characters and making the voices unique and ring true. Especially enjoyed this narrator. And happen to be reading another Brockmann now & different narrator & really wish it wasn't.
Yes, I could have enjoyed that. But not enough time!
I worried there would be too much keeping of feelings to self so that the two main characters would work at cross purposes, but this didn't happen. Only other comment is that Brittany is SOOO nice she's almost a saint but I loved her.
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This is the last Tall, Dark, and Dangerous book. I enjoyed them all, they were good, but not great. I wouldn't classify this one as one of my favorites in the series it had too much therapy like instances for me to really enjoy this book. This book does fall in line with the rest of the series and is similar. So obviously if you are listening to this book you should have read the first 10 to the series and know by now what they are like. I have continuously said to read the Troubleshooter books, Suzanne Brockmann defiantly has improved her writing skills and action scenes for her book as she goes. I thought the narrator was okay.
But there's nothing wrong with predictable. It took me awhile to figure out that Brittany and Andy were from another book in the series which would have made it a little less confusing. The author could have pulled that connection together a little better in the beginning. Some of the dialog was a bit "fake" or hokey from Wes or maybe the narrator didn't deliver it very well. Overall, enjoyed the storyline and the characters. Hope there's another one at some point.
Brittany is divorced and a nurse. Six years ago she adopted thirteen-year-old Andy who is now attending college on a baseball scholarship. They have a great, close relationship. Brittany’s sister set her up on a blind date with Wes a Navy SEAL. Circumstances keep Wes and Brittany together for several days and they develop a really nice close friendship-relationship. Wes has been secretly in love with Lana for years. Lana is married to another SEAL. Lana asks Wes to help her sister Amber who is being stalked.
What I liked best is the author’s style of lots of conversation. Too many authors don’t do enough dialogue. This was a good way to see the relationship develop. Although I was surprised that both main characters used the phrase “you know” way too much. That is a crutch when people speak, but writing can eliminate it. Maybe it’s true to life, but it’s distracting when written.
I loved one part about Wes going to college. Brittany suggested he live on campus in a dorm with other students. He said he spent his life living with others when he had no family. So now that he has a family (Brittany) he wants to continue feeling part of the family and living with her while he’s in college.
The characters were interesting and likeable. The suspense involved a stalker. It was a small part of the story, but it was good. Most of the story is the romantic relationship.
This is book 11 in the series. Other SEALs and their wives are brought into the story for small parts from time to time. I assume their stories were told in previous books. This book is shorter than a typical novel.
The narrator Gayle Hendrix was very good.
Genre: contemporary romance with some suspense.