Brenda creates great characters but for some reason she sells herself short by under developing them. I would have like to see the story begin during the deception phase by the husband. I would like to get into the mind of someone who would do such a thing. Also I felt like I didnt learn a lot about the other wives. Savannah is one of my favorite narrators but she does not have the voice to represent black characters. In my mind I made the characters white until Brenda described them and I had to chuckle.
I am enjoying this series but I feel the author passes up many opportunities to add drama and mystery. I cant really explain without spoiling so I will leave it at that. She stages a perfect plot and then it goes flat. I do applaud the attention to details that bringing readers close to the characters....and of course its HOT!
A "something new" romance. I thought some of the decisions made by the main character were unrealistic for someone with a legal background....but books don't have to be realistic. Sexy, mysterious, surprising.
This is a well written story but requires your patience as it drags out the story line to force the next book. Steamy in the romance department once the author got to it. Too many sad moments for my taste, but probably realistic nevertheless .
The book started very slow then peaked as fast as a kid grows up on a soap opera. I never got to truly know the characters and then it was over. Cary Hite (who is usually pretty good) sounds unrehearsed and you can actualy hear him correct himself on the recording. The female voices are horid.
Mary's debute writtings were WONDERFUL, mature, and erotic. This series is soooo unrealstic. Many characters but not one you can root for fully. Whinny women, weak rich men, no champions, fake friendships. What man will let his girl live with his brother? What friend allows another woman to sleep under her husbands roof and not do anything about it. Over it. I usually like Cary Hite but he made all the characters sound like they had special needs.
No stone left unturned. Steamy and Hot, Mystery and Drama. I was concerned Brenda was drifting to an unknown land after I read a previous book. It seemed rushed and imcomplete. This was better.
This narrator isn't even fit for children's books. Seriously??? A wonderful story ruined! If u can get past the narration, you will love the story.
The storyline alone was great. The passion bewteen the main charactors was intense. However Brenda passed over opportunities to make the story more exciting in at least two cases..maybe more. The father daughter angle, Diamond and her ex-husband, the search for the camera man, Dex's ex-wife. Dont want to give too much away but Imagine a crime show where they caught the suspect without a chase all the time. I'd sit back ready for the ride and then sat up straight like what the what? lol Pete is a great narrator over all but his voice needs more fluctuation at times; not just a breathy falsetto.
Narrarator was great. Peele has improved greatly over the years. Zuri makes you a part of each detail. During games I felt like I was on the football field. During Intimacy I felt like I was there too. :)
This appears to be a narrator in training: audible smacking noises, breaking sentences at weird intervals, monotone during exciting times but about 30% of the book she nails it. Not an unbearable listen but quality is lacking. Good story line contrast between absolute peace and necesarry dangers. SMOKING HOT love scenes.
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