This is the sexiest, hottest book I've listened to in a long time. I keep looking around for my pirate! But, alas, I live alone.
Grey was soooo knowledgeable in so many areas, especially cleaning up messes and massages. Faith is another strong heroine like Daisy from Open Season. That was my first intro to Linda Howard, then I went to Cover of Night and haven't stopped yet, but didn't know about this one.
Wow. A wonderful surprise, wonderful treat, great listen, a well used credit and Natalie Ross was the deliverer. A definite replay....over and over again.
I liked the story, but it took awhile. There was a lot of repeating of "trust me". Maybe I have trust issues? I just don't like hearing it over and over. I did at several points think about giving up on the book, but I hung in there. The sex scenes were the best I've heard from Jayne, and that was a wow?! The story picked up in part 2 and the "Who Dunnit" was very well done.
The narrator was a big problem though. I did like her voice, but it didn't change much. I couldn't tell who was talking, male or female sounded the same...too bad. You had to really pay attention to figure out who was talking. I had just listened to Mercy by Julie Garwood narrated by Christina Traister, she did an excellent job.
Story was good and enthralling! Tried to listen to it in one sitting but couldn't. I wanted to inhale it absorb it! It was my first exposure to Maya Banks and I am now a fan of Scottish tales, never having listened to or read one before. I am also now adding Kirsten Potter as one of my favorite narrators. I have 2 credits to spend...guess what I'm going to get?
BUY THIS BOOK! It is wonderful. I gave it 5 stars after listening for 2 hours. Now I'm down to the last 1/2 hour. I have cleaned, gardened, knitted, cooked, scanned pictures to my computer, everything I could think of just to keep listening. The last time I was this wrapped up with a Nora Roberts book was with Black Rose, and as good as that was, this is better. Wow!Thank you! This book was so very well done!
Yes, I just kept churning.
Another review mentioned the similarities with the tv show Bones...Julia brought that to it with innocence.
The obvious of course, but what smacked me! was when she explained how she was going to bring them down. I loved that part! It really makes you think...the bad guys would have no way to retaliate.
It is one of my best spent credits!
I really liked the book, but... I cringed every time I realized the male was speaking. The voice Eby used for the male was still very feminine. Maybe I'm not being fair, because I just got through listening to Natalie Ross in After the Night, now that was a very sexy male voice delivered by a female. The book was a good wrap up of this trilogy. Was worth the credit.
The book is very good but I can no longer stand another syllable from Flosnik. I bought this book months ago and just never could get into it because of her. As it is, I listened to the first half of part one and the last half of part two, that's all I could take. I think it is the.... pauses.... between.... each.... word.... Flosnik speaks for both characters, especially his. Yikes! Deep Drama. I will NOT be buying another book read by her. Actually I hesitated buying this one...with this reading she definately pushed me over the edge to be sure I don't do it again.
I've just started "getting into" the Arcane series. I'm enjoying them all, the past, present and Harmony. Just a pleasant enjoyable escape. Why do we have to "interpret" our reading. Gosh, if you want depth and knowledge, you are in the wrong section. Life is good, enjoy it! Escape is fun too!
I love and have most of Linda Howard's books/audio's, but this one is my first big disappointment. I regretted the loss of my credit. Was this her first book? I didn't expect sooooo much of the crime. I figured we'd get the crime for a couple of chapters and then the "getting to know each other again" for the rest of the story. No romance to speak of...maybe because it was so short? I just finished Kiss Me While I Sleep. Now, that was a 5 star audio.
I LOVE Linda Howard's work. Dying to Please, Cover of Night, Open Season are my favorites so far, but this book is taking too long to get through. The narrator is okay, but Susan Erickson seems to have bonded with Linda Howard. I would have liked to have seen more involvement and depth to the characters, but this book is 11 years old, we all get better with time.
It's 2am and I have to get up at 7 to get ready for work. I just couldn't stop listening. The story was good, exciting, interesting with a what is next anticipation. And as a bonus the heroine was 39 years old! I'm so tired of the 28 year olds you find in most romance novels. I really enjoyed this listen, good writing and a good narrator.
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