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I’d Rather Be with You | [Mary B. Morrison]

I’d Rather Be with You

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Tosha FORT WORTH, TEXAS, United States 08-16-13
    Tosha FORT WORTH, TEXAS, United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Just Ok. Ameture writing"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Monique HOUSTON, TX, United States 08-16-13
    Monique HOUSTON, TX, United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2011

    MissyMo

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    "DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    REVAMPING THE ENTIRE STORY!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mary B. Morrison again?

    SURE


    What didn’t you like about Cary Hite’s performance?

    I normally love Cary Hite's performances, but this book was his worst!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from I’d Rather Be with You?

    I would re-write the entire story!


    Any additional comments?

    I wish they would have taken their time and written a quality sequel!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Meosha Forest, MS, United States 08-15-13
    Meosha Forest, MS, United States 08-15-13
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    "This sequel is awful.........................."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    What was most disappointing about Mary B. Morrison’s story?

    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.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger and disappointment. I don't think she can redeem herself from this one.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    LaShunda Katy, TX, United States 09-01-13
    LaShunda Katy, TX, United States 09-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "What Happened?!!!"
    If you could sum up I’d Rather Be with You in three words, what would they be?

    It was okay.


    Would you recommend I’d Rather Be with You to your friends? Why or why not?

    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.


    What aspect of Cary Hite’s performance would you have changed?

    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.


    If you could rename I’d Rather Be with You, what would you call it?

    Loretta Loses Her Mind


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 08-16-13
    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2011

    LIFE just happens that way sometimes!

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    "Enjoy the good life while you can"

    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!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Angel Eyes SC, United States 04-18-14
    Angel Eyes SC, United States 04-18-14
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    "Okay Book"
    Would you listen to I’d Rather Be with You again? Why?

    Probably yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Granville was most exciting one to me based on the narration, others was kinda dry


    Have you listened to any of Cary Hite’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes listened to other books he narrated. This one he brought humor and life into the character of Granville


    Who was the most memorable character of I’d Rather Be with You and why?

    Granville was hilarious


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    vernell chesapeake, Virginia, United States 03-17-14
    vernell chesapeake, Virginia, United States 03-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "cI am anxiously awaiting part Three"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I THINK I WANTED SOME PARTS OF THIS BOOK TO BE MORE REALISTIC, HOWEVER, I FELT IT WAS STILL A GREAT BOOK.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the entire book.


    What didn’t you like about Cary Hite’s performance?

    My feelings is, he didn't handle the change of character very well.


    Do you think I’d Rather Be with You needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Absolutely, I can't wait. The book ended making you want more. There has to be another part, perhaps the final and most exciting one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri thousand oaks, CA, United States 12-07-13
    Sherri thousand oaks, CA, United States 12-07-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Subpar and overly-dramatic"

    I was very disappointed with the writing versus part 1 of the novel. I think that most of the character's personalities completely changed to the point where half of the characters seemed mentally unstable.

    In the first installment, at least Granville had a reason for being crazy and over-the-top! But in this one there was entirely too much manufactured drama!

    The reader's performance was still excellent and he did his best to save this book to no avail! I would give the reader a 5 for his performance, but there is only so much his performance can do to save such a travesty.

    Whereas I loved Granville in the first story and he pretty much stayed the same - the writer did not remain true to most of her characters and made some of my favorites appear to be very shallow and indecisive sociopaths!

    I was really looking forward to finding out what became of everyone from the first book, but this was a definite let down!

    I would not waste a credit on a third installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle WOODBRIDGE, VA, United States 09-30-13
    Michelle WOODBRIDGE, VA, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A Bit Of A Letdown"
    Would you try another book from Mary B. Morrison and/or Cary Hite?

    Yes


    Has I’d Rather Be with You turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It wasnt a good sequel. The new voices who took over the characters from the first book wasn't believable, The storyline didn't flow well either. I was eagerly waiting for the followup, but this wasn't as good as I thought it would be.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Cary Hite’s performances?

    I'd give it a shot.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Without giving too much away, I didn't understand the sentencing part. Did Granville go to jail or not? Some parts of book seemed as if he was sentenced while others say he was aquitted.

    Then, all of a sudden, towards the end of the book it seems like he and Loretta are friends...When did that happen? I just got confused a few times thru this book :(


    Any additional comments?

    Authors, take your time if you decide to write part three...I'd would buy it but I'd hope it would be as good as part one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer CONVERSE, TX, United States 09-21-13
    Amazon Customer CONVERSE, TX, United States 09-21-13 Member Since 2012

    Love reading! Always have, glad my friend turn me on to audible. Love romance and mystery books

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    "Wow."

    The characters in this story is a hot mess. Lorretta needs her butt whooped! She is so confused and call herself a Christian. Granville is CRAZY he should be in mental hospital. Great read though, wonder what's happen now..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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