A faster pace and more dialogue between JoAnn and her Captain boss could have saved this story. He is sexy, but his character gets lost until chapter 25! I selected this book, my first for this author, based on the description of JoAnn and her Captain.
Her humor is great, but too much useless description that brings no value to the story. No,you do not need to read her series in order. Good writing stands alone. This was a good story but needed a better editor or re write. If you are fan of this author, then this a good read. If you have not started with this author, I would not buy any of her stories based on how this was edited.
Ms Zackman is a great reader. I purchased this book because she was the reader, but even she can not make up for poor writing or editing.
I forced myself to finish this story as I did not want to miss any dialogue between JoAnn and her Captain. This story had so much potential, wolf/sexy captain, but too much description filler which forced the reader to perform at a slow pace.
I could not even consider another book from this author. What a waste of a sexy police captain!
I keep getting burned on D.D. automatic downloads. These short stories can be good, but so far, this series is NOT for me. Instead of hot, they are weak as the authors did not make our heros as strong as one thinks of a fireman or maybe the reader made you think the firefighters were not all that strong.
change the reader. Annie Greene is just as bad. Both readers do not make you want to listen to the short stories.
awful voice, and NO she does not do any male voice well at all! Her female voice is just too syrupy sweet and is a turn off. I could not agree with the other reviewers on this listen.
Not sure if this reader has an AKA for standard listens, but I can tell you, if I can recognize it, I will not be purchasing it.
Audible, please try for some readers that can do a good deep male voice for this author or we as listeners are getting short changed.
I love Karen White's recordings and I own as many as I can buy. So I gave this series a try based on a reviewers saying this story was the best. Oh boy, not my cup of tea. Amazon said on-off boyfriend Sheriff Baker. If you like a cozy mystery then this is for you. Yes, the author had a plot and a good who dunnit, but you must love a very simple small town and the characters that live there. It was almost like visiting a retirement home and that type of conversation.
well certainly more romance between our heroine and sheriff Baker. It was non existent. Author should just move into the mystery category, but men would complain that this was just too boring or sweet/tame. Sandra Brown writes a sexy mystery, LB take note.
Sheriff Baker what little there was of him. Such a waste of a potential character. Will was good as Karen does such a wonderful job on male voices. I purchased as I thought I would get a bad boy sheriff romance. No this was not the case at all. So disappointed.
this had a moral to the story line. Sweet is ok but humor or sassy dialogue could have saved this story for me. The whole series is cozy and sweet, so a listeners must want that type of read. In the 90's, core romance was not the FSOG or tattoo listens we are now flooded with. This series maybe from that period, which I did not check before purchasing.
If you are a fan of this author, then Karen White does an absolutely fab job of bring each and every character to life. However, for me, this series is just to slow and tame even if the author has a good mystery outline.
yes on the author. NO on Erin Mallon AKA Eva Kaminsky who reads the Sullivans and Sophie Eastlake reads. I did buy 6 of the Sullivan stories as they are a good listen & I got hooked on the series, but I did not buy E.K. as a reader for anything else. I have gotten burned on this reader before, and I have managed to once again get burned on this story. I would not have purchased if she had used the other two names.
only if a different reader. Karen White could have saved this story or even my new reader Pyper Down, who does not have a deep male voice, but knows how to pace a story.
She like so many readers get breathy when the story does not call for it. The sample was fast pace which I like in my listens, so I did not catch that E.M. is the same as E.K. or Sophie Eastlake. E.M. like so many of the new readers needs to deepen their male voice and try harder not to sound so girly girl. Gads, I have purchased lots of books all at once, now I have some real dogs to listen due to a poor reader.
no, I can not say it was. Other reviewers said some pretty good things about the story, but the reader is what I really am paying for in a listen.
Changing a reader name is not going to make them better.
yes, as you may miss the sassy dialogue. The spoken word shows off good dialogue at its best. Ms Ross is a new author for me, I started with No Safe Place and this was a WINNER for me. (see my review) You will not be disappointed. I however do not like S. Eastlake or C. Marlo reads so I will not buy their recordings of Ross's books.
This is a Romance, make no mistake. Yes the story kept you on the edge of your seat and had a OMG ending.
I have downloaded more of Susan Denakers work as her male heros can be as sexy as all get out. She must move up the pace or she will continue to not get the best reviews. todays listeners can not listen at this slow pace as she recorded in 2005ish. Her deep voice when our hero is speaking or thinking is what saves her recording. I almost gave up before I got into this book and decided to give it more time. IT was worth me staying with it for the first few chapters as it soon became clear this a great listen.
move over Hannibal!
ms ross has over 100 books and Audible really should get the hunky hero stories recorded as fast as possible. Great sassy dialogue, romance and a good mystery is what this author brings to a listen. All this FSOG or Tattoo Dark romance is getting very old for subject matter. A listener can only own or listen to a few. Some of the reviewers must be getting their listens for the reviews they write. I have gotten burned on 3 fave reviewers and I have sot out new reviewers who have closer tastes to mine. Thank you Audible for having listeners like me category.
Sassy, humorous, Sexy. I purchased as Susan Denaker reads Every Breath You Take, Judith Mc Naught, and I wanted to hear her other work. She is a good reader, using her voice to make our hero as yummy as can be. Ms Denaker, your Leon LeBlanc voice is your best. You should stay with it. Please stop using a southern high pitcher voice in your women in new reads. Thank goodness your female voice on this read was great. You need to speed up your pace ie: Sizzle from Julie Garwood was just too slow and reviewers agreed. Today's listener wants a faster pace, that is what is killing your reads.
Absolutely, from word one. This is a 2005 romance, make no mistake. Good plot/mystery, but the sassy & sexy dialogue is what this story offers. If it is a fast pace mystery you want, this is not it.
author had great sassy dialogue between our hero and heroine, which had me listening 8 hrs straight. I did not want this story to end. You do not get many reads you can say that about. I have to put this right up there with Linda Howards After the Night. There were so many scenes that I will re listen to this book.
I have downloaded Burn by this author, I can only hope it is as good as this one as Susan reads that book as well. I do not like Coleen M reads, so I will not be purchasing JoAnn R. books that are read by her. If you like this reader, then by all means get JoAnn R. books as her dialogue is NOT to be missed.
Audible, please get more current JoAnn Ross reads as she is a fabulous author.
I was looking for humor and this was not what I expected. The sample had most of the great humorous lines. In stead this listen turns out to be a very good run for your life adventure hike with mystery, who dunnit, and romance. I was not disappointed in the story line even though I purchased based on the humorous sample.
many as our hero is a macho dream boat our heroine falls for on their adventure. Either the author has some good experience or she is a good researcher. Her dialogue was great.
I feel as if I have listen to this reader under an AKA name. The author has good dialogue and this reader pulled it off almost perfect. She had a great pace which made up for the fact she could not pull off a deep male voice. If she keeps the fast pace and deepens her male reads, then us fans could have a new good reader. I have to say she did a fine job overall of getting the author's sense of the characters in this listen. I would take a chance and try her again. (it is very distracting when us long time listeners keep trying to figure out
a AKA name of a reader. ie Gabra Zackman AKA Isabelle Gorgon was easy and in fact I have purchase most of Ms Zackman reads after I purchased all of IG reads) Susan Deneker AKA Madison Cole. Tanya Elby tells you her AKA, and I wish all the other good reads tell us what other name they use. This reader has only this book listed.
I got hooked and did in fact listen straight to the end.
Audible, you have so many one only books. I am hoping big listeners pick this book up. this author is refreshing on her dialogue and the pace kept you glue to a speaker.
natalie ross, karen white, gabra zackman are a sure read
I have long awaited mature LH books on audible, but these poor narrators are making think, I can just re read the books.
short story that is fast pace and keeps you listening straight through. Pyper Down was the reason I purchased this series. She is good! wow I have a new reader. I loved her read of the Caged Wolf, the Fang brothers series.
Kell, he is hot and knows how to get the goal
when Kell has his son sleeping in his arms watching a game
the fast pace was so refreshing. So many books are just too slow a listen.
I purchased this book on sale and the balance of Pyper Down reads of this series. I am really looking forward to the fast pace listen and wanted to share with other listeners.
BT is as hot as it gets. This is a must get, but I own all of SEP books. All her Chicago stars books are Heaven. My all time fave "it had to be you" is still a great listen after all these years.
N.R. makes our hero, come to life and it is a hot story with a mystery. Not erotica but good writing at it's best. This is my all time favorite listen. Enjoy it as much as I have.
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