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.
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.
If it would've made more sense, stuff that happens in this book was so far fetched from real life, like what happened in court. it was just to stupid and unrealistic.
The most disappointing thing was this book didn't sound like something MBM would write, this wasn't the author people fell in love with BIG disappointment.
The Narrator did a job, but it would have been nice to have womam for the female parts.
Yes Chicago was smart enough to leave his stupid, selfish wife alone
Granville was most exciting one to me based on the narration, others was kinda dry
Yes listened to other books he narrated. This one he brought humor and life into the character of Granville
Granville was hilarious
I THINK I WANTED SOME PARTS OF THIS BOOK TO BE MORE REALISTIC, HOWEVER, I FELT IT WAS STILL A GREAT BOOK.
I enjoyed the entire book.
My feelings is, he didn't handle the change of character very well.
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.
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.
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