Alice is really, really stupid. At first, I thought perhaps the whole wide-eyed innocent disingenuous thing might work. Not. I have read all of these books and found that as time goes on, each book Foster puts out, the lead female becomes more and more annoying to me. This one tops the list of TSTL (too stupid to live). In this book Alice takes a risk that is beyond stupid - when all she had to do was make a phone call to her POLICE DETECTIVE boyfriend and get help in a very dangerous situation. But because of some atonement crap issues she seems to have, she figures she is smarter and better able to handle a dangerous situation. When in truth, she not only endangered herself but also the other person she was "rescuing." What if the bozo bad guy had killed them both, which he could have easily done, then what? Yikes, I cannot stand dumb characters. And her absolute oblivion to logical thinking and understanding why her now lover is upset over her actions is beyond ludicrous. I also found the secondary character Rowdy to be a very confusing character. He is supposedly a stand-up guy - but in one scene between him and a woman he is interested in - he acts like a complete a** - basically letting her know that if she won't put out - another woman will. Too bad, so sad honey, it could have been you, but well - I'm gonna get me some action tonight either way. And that is supposed to make him sexy????? Ugh is too mild a word.
Probably done with her. I don't even know if I can finish this one...
He drones when he reads...dragging out certain words in a way that takes you out of the story.
Definitely the one with Rowdy in the bar with Avery described above.
I used to really like Lori Foster - but I don't get why she seems to want to portray women as dumb and needy and her male characters arrogant to the point of total jerks. I like a strong alpha male as good as the next woman, but some of the actions and words that come out of these guys mouth - well if someone talked to me that way, I'd knock their block off. And I sure wouldn't find it sexy. I don't think that is Foster's intention, but I don't see how any intelligent woman could read these characters and view them in any other light.
I'm 1/2 way thru what is a great storyline...but I honestly don't know if I can finish it because the narration is so bad! Who really talks like that - she chews the words! For a lack of a better description. It is extremely distracting - it constantly pulls me out of the story. Before you buy this book - be sure to listen to the sample listen.
I am glad I took the chance and got this book. I have really grown tired of the Arcane series and to an extent the Rainshadow series. This book is a complete standalone - straight romantic-suspense. Loved it!
This book is mostly some sex scenes with a very minor plot woven in. Not my taste. I want a lot more substance to a book than this.
This is an outstanding series. Love the characters, the ongoing plots, the new plots....great job!!
I get it - technically speaking - good writing. However - no interest in reading about HOPELESS romance. Way to close to real life for me. Sorry - too depressing for words. I don't want to be depressed at hopeless love - I can do that on my own time. I don't read ROMANTIC Suspense to be depressed. Big disappointment.
There is a reason I haven't gotten the last couple of Lori Foster books - this book reminded me why. The last half a dozen or so of her books - the female lead character has just become dumber and dumber. This one about takes the cake. And our hero? Well he and his good buddy (another future hero in another book to come) are in a scene where Mr. Hero of this book KO's one of the bad guys that is threatening the dumb chick that put herself in danger - even though she is supposedly being stalked - because hey - she needed some fresh air and time to regroup after believing a bunch of crap told to her by a chick that was after her man (And who does she believe? The man who has consistently shown his honor and intentions toward her. Uhh...no...she believes the jealous chick. Yeah - that makes sense). But, I digress, so the two hero-guys are in this scene - the good guy #1 has knocked out the bad guy and the other good guy is hanging around to see if everything is cool. So good guy #1 starts making out with the little lady and hero #2 seems to be fascinated with that. Meanwhile, the bad guy comes around and since no one seems to be paying attention to him, takes off and eludes the cops.
I have said it before and it bears repeating. If the main characters have to do really bone-headed things to advance a plot - in my opinion - that is lazy writing.
As regards the men in this book - I actually like the hero quite a bit. However, hero #2 - Army - talk about a jerk. Can't keep it in his pants - and seems to be obsessed with being as perverse in his pursuits as possible. Don't know if skanky is really a guy word - but it really fits him.
So, at this point I am waving the white flag on the absurdity of this sort-of plot. Nothing worse than dumb characters. Save yourself a credit on this one. Wait for a Linda Howard or Nora Roberts book. Those two NEVER write a dumb female lead character!
Maybe - pretty bad narration on this one.
Probably. I waited so long to finally have Aiden and Cordi's story. Love this series. Only problem with this one was the big "climax" of the story was too distant and removed from the main characters. Didn't get that - sort of anti-climatic at the end of the day b
Someone a lot better with male voices and accents. Pretty bad.
I want to see the characters continue.
A little disappointed - maybe after the long wait for this book - too much expectation. Really think the main characters should have been more involved with the final takedown.
Still listening- the MAJOR problem is the dual narration. HATE IT!! Arghh- it continually interrupts a great story. At times -so frustrating. I would probably love this book otherwise. If not for the LOUSY narration.
LOUSY dual narration. Constantly pulls you out of the story.
N/A. ONE NARRARATOR!!!!
Uhmm - heck no
Probably a good book - LOUSY NARRATION.
Someone who doesn't require realistic characters and dialogue.
Nothing wrong with the plot....but these characters - yikes! First off, inept adults who talk like a bad who-dunit movie. No one - at least not in my world - talks like this. My dear, darling....sounds ok - but when put into the story - not so much. There's a PI in the story that is so inept it's hard to understand why she would ever be trusted. And don't get me started on the Scottish luxury car rental driver who bodyguards because - hey he's really big. And he goes trotting off to the US of A to play bodyguard. First thing that happens - he gets knocked out because he never saw anyone coming at him. Wow. Some bodyguard. Then you have the main character up in the wilds of Alaska. Falls in love with her boss and everything is la, la, la....perfect. Suddenly she goes from being a scared rabbit to amazon woman. Really? And the crazy, sadistic husband that's hunting for her? Cartoon whack job is what he is. Must have gotten his character from Villains 'R Us.
The performance couldn't be any better because the content being read was so lousy.
Yeah, it finally ended.
Save your credit.
Absolutely! I just fell in love with these characters!
Too any to name just one!
The accent!! Outstanding narration.
It takes a thief :)
This is a must read/listen!!!
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