It’s finally time for Dinah Davis to go home. The world-weary correspondent wants to settle down with the sweet guy she left behind in South Carolina’s Low Country. Instead, she’s confronted by his black-sheep brother, and – despite her longing for serenity – sparks fly.
How can she possibly trade her perfectly safe backup plan for a risk-taking guy like Cordell Beaufort after all the dangers she’s already faced? But to Dinah’s dismay – backup plan or not – her heart has its own ideas.
©2010 Sherryl Woods (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“Strong supporting characters, a vivid sense of place, and a strong appreciation for the past add to the appeal of Woods’ contemporary romance.” (Booklist)
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
This was my first novel by Sherryl Woods. I actually bought it because Tanya Eby was the narrator, and she always performs well, with an ability to use believable voices for each character. What an entertaining use of a credit! I have already purchased the next two books in this trilogy, and look forward to the continuation of the Charleston Trilogy.
I loved the story of Dinah Davis and Cordell Beaufort. No spoilers here...
"The Backup Plan" was an engaging and fresh romance that is sure to delight. Definitely credit worthy!
I am currently listening to the third book in this series and I have to say, I'm really enjoying the trilogy. One of things I like about Sherryl Woods is that she writes intriguing love stories. Yet, while Dinah and Cordell have a lot of sexual chemistry, she writes about their chemistry without an over-reliance on sex scenes. This becomes even more obvious in the next two books. Tanya Eby serves as the narrator for all three books and does a wonderful job. She is consistent throughout the series. You can easily distinguish between the voices of the various characters. I found it easy to route for all of the main characters. This is a fun, leisurely listen. If you enjoy this one, you'll likely enjoy the next two.
While I was listening to this trilogy (which by the way should definititely be read in order) I was trying to think of what the dialogue reminded me of and I finally figured out that it reminded me of my daughter's Babysitter's Club books! When the word 'cahoots' was used either in the 2nd or 3rd book in the series I finally figured it out.
I first listened to a book narrated by Tanya Eby in The Search by Nora Roberts and while I liked the story I wasn't crazy about what I can best describe as the nasal sounding voice of the characters.
I liked the narration better in this series and she does a great job with the different voices especially when they reappear in the 3 different books.
While the storyline in this book isn't boring it is a bit predictable. If you like books that really make you think and grab ahold of you you might want to pass on this series.
researcher, mad off-roader, desert girl
This was a classic romance starring an nontraditional female lead who is a hard hitting war correspondent who struggles in silence with PTSD. I applaud the author for dealing with this subject in a non-combatant and in not making it too melodramatic, but making it one of the challenges the couple has to deal with.
There have been a variety of romance books that have featured characters suffering from this who are magically cured thru family "love" and other platitudes that overlook this difficult condition. Woods depiction is realistic as is the resolution.
This is a wonderful warm listen with a cast of characters you come to know and love not unlike Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, the characters all working on relationships or the lack of thru the book.
I offer 4 stars because it went on about an hour too long and could have used a little editing toward the end.
But I recommend this listen for a satisfying love story.
not the usual boy meets girl story
she puts a lot of emotion and feeling into the story
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