From the acclaimed New York Times best-selling author of If I Can’t Have You and Darius Jones comes a new novel as sexy and riveting as the best of Zane and Eric Jerome Dickey.
Nursing wealthy businessman Chicago DuBois back to health was the least Loretta Lovelace figured she could do. After all, it was her bet that set off Loretta’s stalker - and put Madison’s husband at death’s door. And with Madison out of the country, Loretta couldn’t resist looking after Chicago’s interests and reigniting his passion for life - in and out of bed. But now Madison wants to take back what’s no longer hers, and that’s a mistake Loretta plans to make her regret.
With a baby on the way and a family empire to save, Madison knows it’s past time to make some tough decisions. But for this spoiled beauty, treacherous habits die hard, and the sexy billionaire who just can’t get enough of her is the weapon she needs to escape scandal and settle old scores. Too bad her newest play will put her in way over her head, and making things right will mean gambling with everything she wants most.
©2013 Mary B. Morrison (P)2013 Blackstone Audio
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.
REVAMPING THE ENTIRE STORY!
I normally love Cary Hite's performances, but this book was his worst!
I would re-write the entire story!
I wish they would have taken their time and written a quality sequel!
I just think this book was rushed. I love the first part which was "If I can't have you" This was just awful. I was looking for more and realism.
The lives of all the characters was overdone and unreal. I can't stand the hospital scene. Since when in real life, you have all those people in the labor room and a tv crew.
You could not tell the difference from the women to the men. I love Cary Hite, but the only voice I think he did good on in this story is Roosevelt and Granville.
Anger and disappointment. I don't think she can redeem herself from this one.
LIFE just happens that way sometimes!
I enjoyed the first book but this one was pretty good too and answered a lot of my questions that I needed answered and at the end you get to find out who the baby daddy is. Loretta got on my nerves in this book though her love for Chicago comes full force and she feels like she is the wife which is where the last book ends. That Damn Granville is still cray cray though and in love with Madison and waiting for the baby to come so he can do his fatherly duties and live and marry Madison. But can he do it from behind bars and will Madison accept him? Which one do you think is the daddy CHICAGO or GRANVILLE? Guess you have to read in order to find out. One thing I learned is that you can be in love with someone but don’t let that person keep a hold on you that makes you disrespect your expectation set for the one you love. Forgiveness is something you have to truly earn and you only deserve that if you are truly remorseful and it will take time to get it. This was a good read and the Narrator was very strong and keeps you interested. Good job HoneyB!
It was okay.
Only is they had aleadry read "If I Can't Have You".
This book is not the best stand alone title in fact if not for me reading the first book I may not have finished this one because the beginning was not very good to me. However I must say that it did get better over time.
Cary is a good narrator but they should have gotten someone else to do the female characters. Especially after having the previous book done that way and developing southern belle voices. There was no way Cary could make that happen.
Loretta Loses Her Mind
When the book first started I was like what the hell?! but of course I have to finish it since I am already invested and it did get better. I didn't care for the way the Loretta charcter turned out because the way she was initially presented just did not show even one inkling of the person she ultimately became. Overall at the beginning I thought aww this isnt so good but it did get better. Also, there were things like Grandville gets 50 years but in the next breath he is running around town. I'm not sure what is going on but nevetheless since I have already started this series I will continue. There is still a chance that the next one will be better or just as good as the first one.
yes, because I wanted to know the outcome of the case and the baby.
Only if they read the first book
More narrators, same narrators from the first book
Eva Pigford - Madison
Terry Crews - Grandville
Michael Ealy - Chicago
Kendrick Sampson - Chaz
Danielle Brooks - Loretta
Lupita Nyong'o - Tasha ( i think thats her name)
No wonder this part had such lower ratings compared to the other parts. The story made very little sense and was very unrealistic during many scenes. Example is when Madison was giving birth and Chicago's entire family forced their way inside intimidating her. Also there lacked story development between Chicago and Cindy. Why was Chicago so I love enamoured with her? They had about 2 scenes of dialogue in the entire book. SMDH. The only reason I'm buying part two is because I hate no finishing off a story.
I don't know what happened or why but I agree that this book was rushed. The first of the series was great! The story was not well developed and the characters all took a 360 from the first book. Loretta got on MY LAST NERVE! The performance irked my nerve even more. They should have kept the same performance with the two different readers like the first book. Second, the storyline made NO SENSE! And was unrealistic as it pertained to the summary of events. However, I did still enjoy the book for the most part, despite Loretta losing her damn mind and whatnot. Overall, I felt the story line was chaotic, the characters were annoying and over the top dramatic and the performance was annoying and overly drawn out. Two stars from me. I'm still a fan of hers but, I won't recommend the second or third book to anyone.
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