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
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.
Even thou Gainesville yearned for Madison, he couldn't stop showing his addiction for Lorita
Gainesville, he is one of the dumbest, smartest characters I've ever seen.
He brings the character to reality/life. You would think you're talking to the person who is telling their side of things at that moment.
Started my own bookclub in 2007 and have been expanding my book list ever since.
Seem like it was rushed. A lot of seemed to be missing and could have been builder on a little more.
Love, love, love a good book!!!
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.
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