Citrus Heights, CA, United States | Member Since 2010
Normally I read these type of books for fluff, especially after reading some heavy duty books. However, this one was a total surprise. It had suspense galore, mystery and a lil light romance. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Quick synopsis: Faith was accused of sleeping with a married man, at the time she was only 18. Subsequently she was run out of town. 10 years later after the murder of her sister and mother, she returns to town to take a job as the Assistant District Attorney. The man's family that she supposedly slept with isn't too happy about her return, that includes the brother, who is now the sheriff. The first day of her return rocks are thrown thru her window with a message on them warning her that if she doesn't leave she will die. At this point the Texas Rangers get involved along with the local sheriff, Beck, who happened to be there when the rocks were thrown. As the incidences of threats continue, Faith's only concern is keeping her infant daughter safe. Everyone is looking for Faith's brother and her sister's ex, because they are suspects in the murder of her mother and sister. I won't say anymore, but it did keep me interested until the end. The narrator did a fair job. Her male voices need some improvement, but she did attempt to make them different sounding which is a plus, I can see with more practice she will become much better. All in all a surprising read/listen.
I really enjoyed this installment, it centers around a were-bear and woman who has powers that are just beginning to be. Her aunts are keepers of special nature powers and it seems Elsa has inherited her mothers powers, she is having weird dreams and is afraid of what they mean. Meanwhile, Howards' family knows the history, and has passed the story down. Howard falls for Elsa through seeing her on her reality show and has hidden video tapes of her. Well someone discovers the tapes and brings Elsa to their tiny community, to hook up Howard and Elsa. Then the fun begins. This is a light hearted story with an ancient evil that has taken on a modern day twist. I found the story to be enjoyable, with a few lol moments, a couple of heart-wrenching tragedies and a HEA.
Miranda writes a review for her newspaper column on her ex's restaurant and it stirs up a hornets nest. Of course things do not go as planned and her ex knows he had it coming, because of leaving her the way he did. Although he now has the life he thought he wanted he isn't very happy with the demands of it. Miranda resists getting involved with Gavin again, because she knows he is going to leave to go back to his high powered job. Gavin, is starting to see what he lost and is befuddled about what to do about it. This is an easy going light romance watching Gavin discover where his heart really is and what life is all about.
The premise of the story was very good and interesting. The cast of characters was unique with their stories intertwined with the main characters. However, the main characters had no chemistry between them. To me their relationship was forced, it had potential but it was never given any heat, or hot passion between them. I liked the vampire part of the story but the romance was severely lacking and very lackluster.
I cried during the last two chapters of this book. Our heroine was such a selfless person that when she needed help the only ones to help her was a neighbor and her physician. Where was her family? Her mother? Her siblings? And most of all the man she was in love with? This is where the book fell short in my opinion by not introducing her family, yet she was working herself to the bone to support them.
Read this one and weep, the ending was heart wrenching.. Travis was seeing all women as gold diggers because of the actions of his first wife, however he was eventually redeemed and came through for our girl. But it was not an easy road.
This is one of the authors earlier written books, I wasn't expecting too much based upon the reviews of some people, however I went to Goodreads and read some of the reviews there and decided to give it a try. It is truly a romance story, very little physical action, a few sex/love scenes, but an underlying story for both characters based upon previous relationships that were very dysfunctional that left lasting scars especially for Catherine.
Now for the narrator, Laurel does female and children voices well, however Travis sounded like an old man; because I was invested in the story I plowed on but his voice was a major turn off and probably colored my feelings about him. The Hispanic guy in the story sounded like a B actor from one of those old western pictures who tried to imitate how a Mexican should sound, quite annoying. Thank goodness he has a small part.
If you like tear jerker romance stories then this is one for you. Don't waste a credit, get it on sale.
This story switches back n forth between the past (dead) owners of the house and the new Yankee owner. I was hooked from the beginning with the back story, it is so interesting how the snooty elite got away with murder, and the lies they told were never questioned, simply because of who they were. Enter the Bostonian, who has given up his lucrative law practice to buy a decrepit plantation and begins to restore it to its former glory. The evil presents its immediately, however our Yankee isn't too easily scared off, besides he has the lovely Angelina Simone to keep him centered.
This story is classic Nora, and kept me interested. Will it win a Pulitzer? NAW!! But for pure entertainment it was great.
It was worth a credit for me.
Now for the Narrators, they were fantastic. I enjoyed their performance and will listen to them again. Well done.
Sweet, predictable story. Two girls decide their parents need to hook up and precede to push them in that direction. The story was cute, both people had trust issues stemming from previous relationships. It took an almost serious accident to show them that anything can be overcome and life was for taking risks, you couldn't spend it trying to be safe.
When you need something light, but slightly intriguing, this is the book for you. It has an action filled plot and moves along nicely. It kept my interest and was a very nicely told story.
Wait to buy on sale, don't waste a credit unless this is your cup of tea.
I really enjoyed Phila Fox, and how she kept everyone in the Lightfoot clan on edge with what she was going to do with her shares of the companies stock. The story caught my interest from the beginning and kept it through out. I feel this was an involved family tale of intrigue and lies told under the guise of keeping up family appearances. It did not disappoint. I liked it.
The narrators were ok, I could have done without two of them, especially the female.
Story revolves around a mystical dress that has been in the family for 60 years. Upon receiving the dress, supposedly the next man you meet will be the man you marry. For Shelly this happened and came true, for her friend Jill it was a source of angst until concessions were made in the name of true love. Totally an easy read, that was sweet and sappy. Something to listen to in between those thriller mysteries where you need a break.
The Unsung Hero is a story that revolves around the past and how it affects the present day scenario. Basically it is a love story of a past relationship from WWII that has bound two friends to the present day. The other love story involves the daughter of the unsung hero and the Navy Seal nephew of the OSS soldier. The nephew, Tom is home to recover from a head injury sustained in a rescue operation, he runs into Kelley again, the person responsible for him joining the military and getting out of town. Now for the action part, Tom recognizes a terrorist that they (Naval Intelligence) had long tracked and believed was dead, the man has had extensive plastic surgery but still recognizable by someone who had studied him and learned his pattern. The question was, what was he doing in a small resort town? The answer, there was to be a celebration including dignitaries from Europe, and Senators honoring the men who served in occupied France and was instrumental in thwarting the Nazis. However, Naval Intelligence doesn’t believe him, because of his head injury , they believe he is seeing things. Tom gathers some of his team and sets up operations.
Yes the story bogs down some with the romance story of Tom and Kelley but it was sweet and yeah somewhat sappy but added to the story, IMO.
The two WWII veterans actually stole the show IMO. The ending was superb, what a way to go out, a hero to the end.
Jack Garret, Phil Gigante or Richard Ferrone would have been better narrators of this story. The female voice of Dr. Kelly was annoying but I got past it.
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