Before you even THINK about purchasing this book be prepared to know that it is just NOT worth it. I have an open mind, but nothing could make me like this book. First off. The main character Sallie Mae is a quaker who's husband dies and even though she's in morning, she falls in love with the 1/2 Indian Tucker. He's gorgeous, wild, untamed, and believes in violence. He's a ranger. And even though Sallie hates violence of any kind, she lusts for him, and the consume that lust, over and over again.
The sex is the ONLY thing that redeems this stupid book.
Another thing you should know is that Sarah McCarty likes to beat a dead horse. She goes on and on and on reminding us how Tucker thinks that no one could love him. He resents his 1/2 Indian heritage, yada yada yada. After a while, you're annoyed and you want him to either accept who he is, or get into a gun fight and die. Ms. McCarty doesn't make Sallie Mae a likable character either. The most annoying thing about Sallie is that she talks so annoyingly that you really just want her to shut up. She replaces 'thee' for YOU, and she says it ALL OF THE TIME. In addition, she talks in some strange monotone and its so aggrivating. You want to fast fwd her speaking bits and allow her to only moan when she and Tucker have sex. Seriously. I couldn't like her if I tried. She also is presented as a strong willed woman who's so smart and believes in her convictions, yada yada yada... Let me be clear. SALLIE MAE IS A WEAK, FOOLISH WOMAN. I hate reading books about stupid women. I can't condone it. She's all "no violence' blah blah blah and she continues with her convictions even as a man is about to kill her. Really? Or how about how she's all "I won't get married. I'm in mourning..." blah blah blah and yet, because of how society sees her, she allows this drunkard to carry her supplies home, walking ALL through the town, which symbolizes that she's out of mourning and actually letting this drunkard court her. I kept hoping she'd be killed. I would have enjoyed the book more.
Anyone who tells you this book is good is lying to YOU and THEMSELVES. It's a waste of money and time. The book rambles on and on reitterating the same points. It's so foolish.
I loved it!! Eric and Rue really drew me into their world, and lives. That 'complete me' notion rang true for our couple. I love how there was a gradual process to their relationship. And it just reconfirmed my belief that we make our own family. we can only discover what were capable of thru practice and perseverence.
I love love looooove this Smithfield story. I can't get enough of Holden. fantastic listen!
I am always amazed at how Andrew Grey publishes new novels more frequently than I write in a journal or review books on Audible. Grey never fails to entertain me, and for that I can't thank him enough. This book wasn't his greatest. but it also wasn't his worse. It's a beauty meets beast love story where both individuals have to reconcile who they are on the outside with their inside. I'm a sucker for a kind heart, so I was immediately drawn to Red. His auntie amused me as well. The drug bust scenario felt a bit too forced but clearly necessary to envoke the "Gastone" character aka James. And lets not forget yummy and poignant sex scenes, along with vivid images of Terry in a pink speedo, and we'll call it an authentic Andrew Grey novel. I'm still debating whether or not it was worth an entire credit... personally... I would have preferred a 2 books for 1 credit type of deal, but I have yet to see that type of sale here on Audible for ANY of the m/m books I read. But, a girl can dream..... about a hottie in a pink Speedo. Just sayin! What!? A girl can dream. HA!
This was an OK read. I enjoyed the friendship morphing into love aspect of the story, but the plot and characters weren't dynamic enough to give me pause, or draw me in. similarly, the story line.. the traumatic past... well, all in all, it wasnt far fetched per se, but it certainly wasn't believable. And for some reason I just couldn't get over the idea that anyone so stunted by negative, hurtful, and harmful reactions to one's sexual preferences from sn early age in life-- abandonment issues much!-- could be so "easily turned off" after one, albeit comfortable, conversation.... nothing in life is ever THAT simple. So, not the worst listen, but certainly not a great listen. save your credits and cash!
I cannot stress how much I LOVE Armand DeSoto. He is a phenomenal beast. I'm always entertained with Mary Calmes, but this story entertained, enlightened, and engulfed me with delight. Armand is gruff, blunt, and everything I wanted in a character. I'm no soldier, but I have the same moral code, and I agreed with everything he said and did. Never have I read a story where a character went against every "hero" standard known to man. Fu#$ken phenomenal. FINALLY. I couldn't get enough. I loved the man, loved the beast he embodies, and I will never, ever, EVER find a character so invigorating. THIS is why Calmes is on top. She gives us more with each page. "Better than yours", "that's the name of my clan." Oh yeah... Calmes stories will ALWAYS be better than yours. I simply cannot get enough... and I wouldn't want to. Flawless.
Seriously. I can't get enough of Kit!! His whit and humour kill me. I love how insecure he feels about some things, and how confident he feels in other things. He feels so real to me! The "top/bottom" scene was one of my absolute favs. Our perception of how the world sees us is very relevant, and as usual, Josh Lanyon, frames this scenario oh so well. ( I <3 you Josh Lanyon!) I appreciate Kit's detective abilities, and his knack for solving a good mystery. While JX has a certain appeal, Kit always comes out on top, which is probably why any additional book in the series will be on my " must get" list. Fantastic listen and read. Bravo.
I liked this story because everyone deserves at least one chance to fix a wrong. It took Rory a bit longer than I would have hoped, but in the end we got out HEA. I wish there had been an epilogue though....
I loved this book !! He completes him!! I want more! gimme gimme gimme gimme
I loved this story. I think this is my 5th time listening to it. Im a huge fan of romance, especially during the holidays. Mick's fears were well versed and honest. Fielding was just too darn cute. Anyone who reads/listens to this story and doesn't root for them as a couple just doesn't believe in christmas magic. I was hooked from the beginning, and can honestly admit that I wanted more.
I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in my life. This book was fantastic. I am a sucker for anything funny, throw in a decent plot, and entertaining characters, and I'm hooked. Oh Tom and Frank, I don't know where to begin. I just think they both are utterly adorable. I can't recount the number of memorable moments that lightened my heart, or made me bust a gut. I LOVE FLAWED CHARACTERS. And these two were flawed beyond belief, but in cute, and meaningful ways. Another thing I loved about this book was the idea of comfort... we're always feeling our best when we're comforted by the familiar and such... So when someone who's very UNcomfortable stepping out of their comfort zone, is thrust into an environment WAY beyond his comfort zone, with a jerk named Stanley (I HATE that name. HA) it's bound for some hilarity.
I have to say I wanted more. Thanks John.
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