Did not read the print version.
It was actually quite humorous - from the beginning premise...going to a hanging to buy a husband!
I enjoyed her performance...it was good and her characters were well performed and defined.
It was a really good story along with the hot, sexually erotica.
What has happened to Sarah McCarthy - I cannot find any current information about her writing. I'm desperate for the rest of the series to be released on audio!
Probably not, the story was weak - in my opinion.
Miller Sutton, a by-the-book FBI agent, is starting to see some troubling shades of gray in his black-and-white world. He comes face-to-face with his doubts in the person of Danny Butler, a mid-level drug runner Miller hopes to use to catch a much larger fish: Roberto Hinestroza, a drug lord Miller has pursued for years.
Danny has no interest in being a witness against his boss, both out of a sense of twisted loyalty and because he knows double-crossing Hinestroza is a sure death sentence. But he reluctantly agrees to cooperate, and as he suspects, it doesn’t take long for Hinestroza to figure out the betrayal.
Miller is surprised to discover Danny's not the career-criminal lowlife he expected; at the same time, Danny finds himself helplessly attracted to Miller's innate goodness. They barely begin to explore the sparking attraction between them when Hinestroza's hitman tracks them down, and then they're on the run, both for their lives and for any kind of love.
No, but his narration and voice are great.
I'm not sure how I ended up buying/listening to this book. It was o.k. story-wise but nothing exceptional.
There is a gay romance and rather flimsy plot. Not my cup of tea but others may like it.
It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.
When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called the African who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America.
As an adult, Alex spent 12 years searching for documentation that might authenticate what his grandmother had told him. In an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered the name of the "African" - Kunta Kinte - as well as the exact location of the village in West Africa from where he was abducted in 1767.
Roots is based on the facts of his ancestry, and the six generations of people - slaves and freedmen, farmers and lawyers, an architect, teacher, and one acclaimed author - descended from Kunta Kinte.
I cannot think of anything that is as well documented and personal as Alex Haley's Roots.
He is a fantastic narrator. A smooth, warm sound with distinctive voice for each character male, female, black, white, young and old. Perfection...
No, over 30 hours long-this is very detailed and it is very important to pay close attention. It is heavy 'listening'.
This is a very descriptive, vibrant story. It is history 'come alive' - the good, bad and the ugly... a portrayal of Alex Haley's unique story of his family's history.
Highly recommend for any student of history.
Businesswoman Skylar Ellison is firmly in control of her life. So getting tangled up with a sexy Wyoming cowboy - and conceiving a baby in the parking lot of a honky-tonk - wasn't in her plan. Since it appears the daddy has taken off for greener pastures, the only thing to do is pull up her bootstraps and carry on alone.
Cattle rancher Kade McKay returns home after a year on the range, and is knocked for a loop when he learns he's the father of a three-month-old baby girl. When Skylar refuses to marry him, Kade grits his teeth, moves in and plays house by her rules to prove he's a man in for the long haul.
Despite Skylar's insistence they are to remain strictly parenting partners, their old passions flare hot as a brush fire, spurring Kade to demand absolute sexual surrender from the headstrong woman. Skylar willingly submits her body to the hot-blooded cowboy but she's leery of handing Kade the reins to her heart.
Can Kade convince Skylar the wicked sex games aren't a temporary distraction? Or will he have to bust out the ropes to show her he wants to be tied to her forever?
She is just really limited - in my opinion. She is not bad but not exceptional either.
Kade's realization that 'nice guys finish last'.
As the summary warns: This book contains: no holes barred kinky sex scenes, wicked rope play, blunt language, and yowza lots of hot cowboy nekkidness.
This series is a guilty pleasure.
Hot, Sexy, Steamy
For those who like their books raunchy...
Goody-two boots AJ Foster has waited her entire life for Cord McKay to see her as more than a girl in pigtails. Now that she's old enough, she's pulling out all the sexual stops and riding hell-bent for leather straight for his libido. Divorced rancher Cord has sworn off women until innocent AJ suggests he teach her how to ride bareback and he realizes she doesn't mean horses or bulls. Busy with the responsibilities of running a ranch and riding herd on his rambunctious family, Cord agrees to take AJ up on her offer on a trial basis.
These McKay boys are naughty and I love it!
STRONG language - sexual situations
One lucky woman…three sexy cowboys…she's in for the ride of her life!
Channing Kinkaid itches for a change; a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Determined to shed her inhibitions and embrace the steamier, seamier side of life, she sets her sights on hooking up with a real chaps-and-spurs-wearing cowboy. Enter Colby McKay - bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. From the moment he sets lust-filled eyes on the sweet and fiery Channing, he knows he's found the woman who's up to the challenge of cutting loose. What rough and rowdy cowboy could resist a no-holds-barred sexual romp with a sassy young thing starring as his personal buckle bunny?
Intrigued by Channing's bold proposition of horsing around on the road, Colby impulsively sweetens the deal; sexual escapades not only in his bed, but in the bedrolls of his rodeo traveling partners, Trevor and Edgard. Although Channing's secretly longed to be the sole focus of more than one man's passions, Colby's demand for complete submission behind closed doors will test her willful nature. Can Channing give up total control? Especially when not all is as it seems with the sexy trio? Or will the cowboys have to break out the bullropes and piggin' string to break in this headstrong filly?
It would have been PERFECT if there were a more complicated back story - however, this is a superficial, cowboy, fantasy that delivers just that. As it was it was very enjoyable.
She is sort of robotic (with a western accent), but she was able to differentiate between the characters.
Yep! Cannot wait to get the rest of the series.
Not for the faint of heart or the typical romance reader. This is down and dirty and nothing is held back or left to the imagination.
STRONG language and MATURE themes
I love this series and would love it more if the stories were deeper. However, it is not...each book has some cowboy/ranch stuff but the series is mostly superficial, gritty, romance and sex. The details don't always match up but, who cares? Not me...it is my guilty pleasure!
The most interesting is the cowboy artist, Carter. I don't think I've ever come across that mix.
The 'least interesting' - it is difficult to keep all the brothers straight as they all have names that start with 'C'.
She is o.k. - but as I'm listening to them back to back I realize she doesn't have much range.
Workin' up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin' cowboy or two. Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: Theirs wont be strictly a working relationship. She's the boss during the day, but once she's corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak. He intends to loosen her tightly held reins of control, even if he has to break out his horsewhip to do it. But Cash is in for a surprise. Gemma proves a rough-and-ready participant in any leather-'n'-lace game Cash dreams up.
Between riding herd on his wayward daughter, Macie, and rowdy cowboy Carter McKay doggin Macie's every boot step, Cash struggles to hide his true feelings for Gemma. Except this time, Gemmas grabbed the bull by the horns and shes playing for keeps. Summers going to be a hot one at the Bar 9.
NOTE: Adult themes and language....NOT a sweet romance.
Eventually...I think the 'shock value' and intrigue of this book may have diminished some since I've listened to many in this style since my first listen.
A deliciously potent tale of one woman’s quest for self-discovery.
Rowan Cassidy likes to be in charge - especially in her personal life. As a mistress at Club Privé, the most exclusive bondage/S & M club on the West Coast, Rowan can live out her dominant fantasies safely, and with complete control - until the night Christian Thorne walks in. Self-confident and sophisticated, he’s a natural dominant if Rowan’s ever seen one. Yet she can’t stop thinking about him and imagining his touch.
Christian has returned home, hoping to break free from his dissatisfaction and malaise - and discovers the cure in Rowan. He’s dying to get his skilled hands on her and watch her surrender, to unlock the mystery of her that captivates him. Determined to be her master, he makes Rowan a daring proposition: give herself over to him for 30 days.
Rowan finds Christian’s offer terrifying - and impossible to resist. But abandoning herself to Christian’s power might be more than she can handle.... Or it might be the realization of her true nature and the dark garden within her. There will be only one way to find out. And once the game has begun, there’s no turning back.
Yes, but it took several sessions.
More than anything else, cable TV reporter Andrea Malone wanted a network job. And it could be hers if she gained a coveted interview with the aging General Ratiff - especially if she uncovered the secret that drove him into seclusion at his Texas ranch.
One obstacle was Lyon Ratiff, the general's watchdog of a son. Andrea had a plan, but had no way of knowing how Lyon's unexpected, undeniable effect on her would change everything, how they both would face a storm of suspicion and betrayal - and how Andrea Malone would have to choose between the ruthless demands of her profession and the equally strong dictates of the heart.
©2005 Sandra Brown; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Sandra Brow opens with a disclaimer - it is one of her early works and parts are dated.
Behavior between men and women was much different in the late 1980's than today. One must keep this in mind as you listen. Gender roles and expectations were different. I found it accurate for the time period and it was enjoyable - nothing spectacular but I have read much worse!
Creditworthy? To me it is not 'credit worthy' but for a Sandra Brown fan who can catch it on a sale (like I did) I say get it.
This is a great collection of stories by ordinary Americans from all walks of life. A bunch of stories that you might hear around the fireplace or dinner table.
Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, the largest and most ambitious private oral history project in American history, comes this tapestry of the stories Americans have been sharing from their lives to leave behind to their loved ones.
Enjoyable and moving...a Thanksgiving gift from Audible. Thank you.
I'm very mixed on this book. It was set in a historical time, but most of the time I forgot that (except for the m' lords and m' ladies).
The premise/plot was a good mystery however there were a lot of graphic sex scenes as well.
It was enjoyable, I just felt confused a lot of the time - as to what era I was in.
Yes, there were not a lot of main characters-and each had their own voice.
I liked it - so for me, yes.
Not quite a wife...
After a disastrous wedding night, proper Lady Helena Harteford fears for the fate of her new marriage. Disguised as a doxy, she tracks her husband down at a bawdy house to reason with him...and instead discovers the thrill of forbidden passion. An innocent ruse turns into a risky deception; how far will this once-wallflower go to win her husband's love?
Unfit to be a husband...
Orphaned at an early age, Nicholas Morgan escapes his violent beginnings to become a successful merchant - only to discover that he is the legitimate heir of the Marquess of Harteford. His transition to the ton is rocky and made rockier when he marries above him. Torn between guilt and lust, he tries to protect his sweet, innocent wife from the demons of his past. But can he safeguard her from his own raging desires?
Caught between past and present...
When a dangerous nemesis rises from Nicholas' past, husband and wife must work together in order to survive. From the drawing rooms to the stews of Regency London, they find themselves caught in a game of passion and seduction. Will true love prevail? Or is Helena destined to remain...Her Husband's Harlot?
For the true historical romance fan they may have issues with the contemporary language and/or the lack of 'real' history.
I may pick up the next book in the series but not for a while.
NOTE: Strong language and graphic sexual content.
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