Hmmm...Perhaps Brenda Novak's: Whisky Creek Series.
The first 'love' scene - and no not for that reason. Noah baring his scars to her. The comfort Noah gives Ceejay in her time of need. The jumping on the bed - hilarious. There's some clever moments crafted in this book - I listen to audio books on the bus to and from work each day, so it's rather inconvenient when I have public tears followed by laughter. At least I have a seat all to myself.
Noah's character is amazing...the pain and healing he endures is what makes this book a fave of mine. A truly heart melting and soul warm love story. Loved the book, the storyline is great. I feel humbled that men and women live and give their lives to keep our peace and this book brings that home.
Leaves you with a 'warm and fuzzy'. I've read the teaser for Book 2 from Barbara's website - WOW! Annoyed that Book 2 isn't out until May 2013 (pouty face).
Candace is a strong female lead (a must for me). She's a pilot and a captain in the middle of a war zone...not a delicate flower. Ryan's determination to push through Candace's walls. His calm under pressure and never ending ability to overcome any objections. I heart Ryan!
First time listening to Phil Kane's voice - Oh baby...deep, masculine and gravelly right when it needs to be. Well paced. With such a manly voice, the female characters don't sound too feminine but I think he found the right pitch for his voice without sounding whiny as some male narrators do.
Ah yeah I wanted to, but it ended up taking a few sittings. This isn't a book to listen to in short sittings - you're going to want to block out some time in the calendar. Then leave extra time at the end to catch you're breath and day dream about Ryan.
Read Deadly Descent first (I didn't and wish I had), this is part of a series and this is book 2. But I haven't seen Deadly Descent on audio, I'm reading that on eBook now and it's just as good as this one. Also, there's a fair amount of military jargon - I found that hard to follow at first, lots of acronyms and all. Although now I feel like I could walk into a military base and be all, 'I got this' and fly a gunship outta there.
Change of the point of view, book 1 (Slammed) written from Lake's POV and this one is from Will's POV. Also enjoyed greater depth of supporting characters. Audio was poor, voice and quality.
His voice, when relaxed is smooth - but 80% of the time he speaks too fast and without enough emphasis. His female voice is too pitchy and ikky to listen to. The general audio is poor with some background noise heard throughout the book.
Inspired to ensure my children are financially and mentally prepared for disaster and death - It was a pretty good life insurance pitch actually.
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