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Total Eclipse of the Heart | [Zane]

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Brooke Alexander, a waitress who has self-esteem issues regarding her lackluster existence and her fluctuating weight is in love with Patrick Sterling, one of the most prominent attorneys in Washington, D.C. On his good days, Patrick is the man in every woman's dream. On his bad days, Patrick's behavior is demeaning, and he is angry at the world.
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Publisher's Summary

Brooke Alexander, a waitress who has self-esteem issues regarding her lackluster existence and her fluctuating weight, is in love with Patrick Sterling, one of the most prominent attorneys in Washington, D.C. On his good days, Patrick is the man in every woman's dream. On his bad days, Patrick's behavior is demeaning, and he is angry at the world.

Damon Johnson, who's been married to Carleigh for four years, is one of "the last good men" - compassionate and honest, he worships the ground his wife walks on. But Carleigh treats Damon like a trophy husband, allowing her friends to salivate over him and disrespect their happy home. Damon has dreams beyond his six-figure corporate job and Carleigh views his life aspirations as a joke. Her selfish nature makes Damon wonder if he made the right decision when he asked for her hand in marriage.

When a tragic event causes Brooke's and Damon's lives to intersect, truths unfold as they begin to reflect on their own relationships.

In this provocative tale of love and heartbreak, Zane explores what happens when you cater to your emotional well-being and discover the meaning of unconditional love - or rather, experience a total eclipse of the heart.

©2009 Zane; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

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    03-22-10
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    "BRING MORE ZANE PLEASE!!!"

    Another Great Read by ZANE.
    I don't understand why there are not MORE books by ZANE available here at audible.com

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Brandis Maumelle, AR, USA 03-17-10
    Brandis Maumelle, AR, USA 03-17-10
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    "Total Eclipse"

    This is a great book!! I enjoyed every moment of it!! I just wish they had more zane books on audio.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly jennings, MO, USA 05-24-10
    Kelly jennings, MO, USA 05-24-10
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    "great story"

    i loved it!!!!

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    antigudra pine bluff, AR, United States 03-30-10
    antigudra pine bluff, AR, United States 03-30-10
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    "Great listen"

    I commute to work about a 2hrs a day. I loved listening to this book. This was a very good zane book with a great story line. I really hated to get out of the car everyday. I never when have known this was an interracial couple. I hope that they add some more zane books pretty soon.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Msafiri Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-11-11
    Msafiri Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-11-11 Member Since 2007
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I liked the book, but the ending felt way too much like an after school special. I feel that the storyline was interesting, but the twist at the end was too preachy. I ended the story mid-dialogue. It was a bit much. Also, the one gay character seemed a bit over the top and stereotypical. His character was more the stereotypical, finger-popping version of a gay man that was popular in early 2000s television, before gay characters became multi-deminsional. Other than that, the book was good. The storyline involving the main characters was was written and performed.


    Would you recommend Total Eclipse of the Heart to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not really. I don't mind if a story has inerracial love, that's the reality of the times. But the way it was woven in was almost like Zane was trying to educate her readers. I may give Zane another try, but it's not likely.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A PEYTON, CO, United States 01-07-11
    A PEYTON, CO, United States 01-07-11
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    "More Zane Please!"

    This is my first audiobook in a longgg time---but i enjoyed every minute of it. I love listening to it at work--couldnt wait to get to work. :-) I even enjoyed the narrator. Overall, I loved it!

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    Lesa Ypsilanit, MI, USA 05-15-10
    Lesa Ypsilanit, MI, USA 05-15-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyable"

    Zane out did her self in this book I recommend it to everyone. The narration was "Great" which to me is important when listening.

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    Cheryce Ellenwod, GA, USA 04-21-10
    Cheryce Ellenwod, GA, USA 04-21-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Excellent!"

    I thought this was a great book. I agree this is not a typical 'Zane' book, she did a great job.

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    Rita Raleigh, NC, United States 06-03-13
    Rita Raleigh, NC, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "More romance; Less erotica"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would recommend it but with reservations.


    Did Hevin Hanover and Andre Blake do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, but it was weird listening to Andre Blake read the lines of the female characters. Actually, I laughed a couple of times.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No,


    Any additional comments?

    I agree with the previous reviewers. The twist at the end was so unnecessary. Also, if you're looking for an erotic story, this one isn't it. It's a love story with a few explicitly described sex scenes thrown in. Actually, the sex scenes seemed out of place and as if they were thrown in to meet some erotica requirement.

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    "Loved It!!"

    Although I still think Addicted was Zane's best book, I really enjoyed Total Eclispe of the Heart. I thought it was very "clean" for a Zane novel, not "raunchy" but a good story line. You will really enjoy it.

    I do wish there were different voices to play different characters. That kind of messed with my imagination a bit. Damon reading for himself, Carlyee, Jordan and Brooke and vice-versa Brooke reading for Brooke, Patrick, and Damon seemed strange to me. But overall very good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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