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.
The Characters... There was no development/growth of her characters. As the listener, there was no character to feel either sorry/happy for... none you wanted to love/hate... they all fell flat.
Maybe use a different Narrator but its hard to say the writing was pretty bad.
To be honest as editor, I would throw this book in the trash.
Mary B. Morrison was the first author whose book signing I attended, which for me makes this author a little more special than all others due to the memory of our first encounter. The book signing was at a little bookstore I frequented in Inglewood California coincidently; I had strolled in just in time to hear Ms. Morrison read from Soul Mates Dissipate, her interaction with her audience was so awesome that she made new fans that day including myself immediately, I began reading "most" of her books that followed… (That said, writing this review is a bit difficult but I have to be honest). This book however, was so frustrating at times; it took me months to listen. I kept putting it down as the characters became more and more childlike. Not knowing whether the problem was the narrator Cary Hirt and wanting to give the story a real chance since I was using Audible and not actually reading the book myself, the only thing to do I felt was to get the actual book and read using my own imagination but alas, to no avail it was the writing… the book felt rushed, the story was so mediocre it felt like a 12-yr-old with a dirty mouth wrote the story. I am so sorry Mary but you disappointed me on this one. Save your money/credits skip this one!!!
Review to soon to follow. Overall it was a good read. Please check back for my review, and Happy New Year.
The story was totally unrealistic, trying too hard to add drama.
Have more than one person narrate for all the characters, male and female parts are narrated by a man. Ugh!
I saw the other bad reviews but I had to listen to get my questions answered from the first book. I was rolling my eyes throughout the entire book because it was so unrealistic. I absolutely loved the first book. I just expected a better follow-up.
If the story was more realistic and did have these farfetched story lines.
No. But it's making me never want to read another one of Mary B's books.
Mary B. needs to do her damn research. If you are going to have a legal scene then you really need to understand how the justice system works. As a law student listening to that part of the book was very frustrating. There is NO way Loretta would've gotten thirty day's in jail without her day in court. It's unconstitutional and illegal. Also, if the jury would've returned a verdict for Grandville as guilty the judge would not overrule it unless there are extenuating circumstances. Mary B. didn't even attempt to explain to us why that happened. I mean if you wanted him to be out of jail for the next book maybe you shouldn't have put him in jail in the first place. With all the money she makes with these books she can afford to hire a legal consultant. Hell all she would need to do is pick a law school and offer to pay a second or third year law student-- I am very hesitant to read her third book but I did not like this one so much I am going to give her last book a chance. The first one was good-second one suck- let's see where the third one leads us.
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