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Carmel

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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  • Fatal Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (451)

    Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career - and her confidence - after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case.

    Lia says: "Wow! Suspenseful mysteries keep you riveted"
    "Rather mediocre over all. Not a real page turner"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It would take major surgery.


    If you’ve listened to books by Marie Force before, how does this one compare?

    This is the first of hers I've read.


    Did Felicity Munroe do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    It's her voice that bothers me - almost whiny. Not compelling, not convincing.


    Do you think Fatal Affair needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. There was no character or aspect of the story that warrants a follow-up book.


    Any additional comments?

    The book wasn't horrible. It just wasn't very good. Mediiocre describes it best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Two Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (168)

    Beautiful and self-confident businesswoman Rusty Carlson was hurt, terrified and alone with a man she feared. But one thing was certain – she would surely die without his help. Vietnam vet Cooper Landry had a deep-rooted grudge against beautiful women like Rusty. Experience had taught him they were takers. But he’d survived far worse dangers, and this time he’d be damned if he’d let her risk his chance for survival.

    Angelia says: "Sensuality, believable characters, totally hot!."
    "Earlier work but still a good read."
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    Would you listen to Two Alone again? Why?

    Probably, because I typically miss some of the details on my first read. But I wouldn't read it a third time. This is one of Sandra Brown's early novels, and while entertaining, can't compete with her later ones, like Lethal, my favorite.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Two Alone?

    I think it was when Cooper came crashing through the cabin door and threw a knife into the mountain man's chest.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the one when Rusty opens the front door of her L.A. home and finds Cooper standing there, as well as the ones that immediately followed.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I have mixed emotions about this book. There were number of times when I thought Cooper was unbearably crude and verbally abusive. At the same time, there were moments when Rusty came across as unbelievabaly naive and not too bright. That was especially true in her failure to detect anything wrong with the two mountain men, and her faulting Cooper for killing them. It was also true in her failure to recognize, or at least admit, that her occasional and inadvertent nudity had any effect on Cooper. One begins to wonder what world she's been living in. Even so, some of their conversations were amusing and sometimes even funny. This was kind of a microcosm of the war between the sexes: a very masculine guy irresistibly attracted to a very feminine woman and the unavoidable conflict that engenders.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Intentions

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Ashford MacNab
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (665)
    Performance
    (485)
    Story
    (482)

    Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London's most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand-she's spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk.....

    Katheryne says: "I don't understand the bad reviews. I enjoyed it!"
    "A Real Downer"
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    What would have made Wicked Intentions better?

    It would have been better without the bondage sex scenes, without the foray into the brothel and with a less graphic and sexually explicit description of the love scenes. The author really od'd on sex. In addition, the fact that most of the action takes place in an impoverished foundling home in the middle of a filthy, depraved slum casts a depressing aura on the story. Add to that the despicable behavior of William, Temperance's brother-in-law, in response to his wife's sacrifice, and the result is a depressing story which I can't say I enjoyed reading.


    What could Elizabeth Hoyt have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I'm afraid it was fatally flawed because most of my criticisms go to the heart of the plot.


    What three words best describe Ashford MacNab’s voice?

    light, subdued, undramatic


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wicked Intentions?

    The bondage scenes and the sneaky peaking at the brothel for starters


    Any additional comments?

    No

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