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Passion, Power and Sin: Books 1-5 | [Mike Wells]

Passion, Power and Sin: Books 1-5

One spectacular financial scheme. One woman alone against the world. Young, beautiful, and yearning for love, Heather Bancroft meets the "perfect" man...and is lured into a game in which she begins to make more money than she ever imagined. Betrayed by her own innocence, she loses all that is dear to her and discovers that she has been mercilessly used. Defeated and broken, but surviving with sheer persistence and ingenuity, Heather emerges from her trying ordeal, determined to punish the ruthless man who destroyed her life.
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One spectacular financial scheme. One woman alone against the world. Young, beautiful, and yearning for love, Heather Bancroft meets the "perfect" man...and is lured into a game in which she begins to make more money than she ever imagined. Betrayed by her own innocence, she loses all that is dear to her and discovers that she has been mercilessly used. Defeated and broken, but surviving with sheer persistence and ingenuity, Heather emerges from her trying ordeal, determined to punish the ruthless man who destroyed her life. Her thirst for revenge takes her halfway around the globe, to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, where her nemesis secludes himself in obscene wealth that he's gained from the financial ruin of others. Heather is playing for the highest stakes in a lethal game. Only one man loves her - he's handsome, confident, and just as determined as she is. Only one man can stop her - a criminal mastermind who is intent on her destruction.

©2011 Mike Wells (P)2014 Mike Wells

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    BC Floridam, USA 08-02-14
    BC Floridam, USA 08-02-14
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    "Fantastic Story and Audiobook"
    What did you love best about Passion, Power and Sin?

    It's just so fast-paced! Seriously, I've read every book from Mike, and I absolutely love his ability to surprise the readers by giving them things that nobody ever could've predicted would happen. This is a writer who goes with the flow, it seems, with his stories, and the format works extremely well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Passion, Power and Sin?

    It's nearly impossible to pick a single moment from Passion, Power and Sin that was particularly memorable for me, because the entire novel had me absolutely enthralled, from the first to the end. There were literally no dull or slow moments; it picked right up at the beginning, and it continues at the same satisfying pace throughout.


    What does Karin Allers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Well, considering I did read the book before listening to the audiobook, I will say this:
    I've heard Karin reading Baby Talk (also by Mike), and absolutely loved it. So, I looked forward to hearing her narration on this book, and I must say that I don't regret a single moment I spent listening to her.
    Karin has a gift of storytelling, and she does it in such a way that one wouldn't even consider speeding up the narration (as is possible with the Audible mobile application) because it's just so perfectly paced.
    I loved listening to it particularly because she makes each character distinct to the readers; she does a very good job with each different character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I think my blood pressure shot up when I first read it. When I was listening to the audiobook, it was just like getting the chance to re-visit characters I haven't visited with in quite some time, and to pick up some details that I might have missed the first time. I mean, the story was the same, but through Karin's narration, I feel as though I have a depth to the story that I haven't had before, which was a fantastic experience for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Would I recommend you read this book or listen to the audiobook? Absolutely. Not just this book, but all of Mike's books have been wonderfully written, and each one reads in much the same way: the fast-paced, well-developed plot with wonderful characters. Some parts can be seen in my head particularly, as if straight from a Hollywood movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    debbins Abilene, TX 07-30-14
    debbins Abilene, TX 07-30-14 Member Since 2014

    fish fanatic

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    "Mike Wells has delivered another work of art!"
    If you could sum up Passion, Power and Sin in three words, what would they be?

    The first time I read one of Mike's books was part one of Lust, Money and Murder. It was free so I wasn't out anything. I fired up my kindle and started reading. I couldn't put it down. The other 2 books in the series were quickly purchased and I became an instant fan of Mike Wells. He will take you on a thrill ride and leave you breathless at the end.
    When I read Passion, Power and Sin, it was as an audio book. What a difference the written word makes when it's being read to you by a talented reader. If you haven't read any of Mike Wells books, do yourself a favor and read this one. Heather Bancroft is my hero. She leads us into a dark and twisted adventure being torn between love and revenge. Make sure you have plenty of time to read, you wont be able to put it down.
    Thanks Mike for another great adventure.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maryann Madsen 07-27-14 Member Since 2003

    I read, I write, I paint and enjoy photography. Is there supposed to be more?

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    "What A Great Adventure"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The protagonist of this listen, Heather, goes from one adventure to another, constantly lead on by a mysterious benefactor who takes her ever closer to her dreams...then finds herself entrapped. From her humble beginnings in North Carolina, she goes on the adventure of a lifetime, first with a job in the big city, then continues on around a globe that is filled with danger, disappointment, obstacles, love, a growing fortune and ultimately to the destination of her own strengths and abilities. The financial intrigue of this story was a surprise in its detail and veracity; not a false note in a single thrill in this complex but easily understood world of high finance. She's one heck of a tough lady, she just has to discover it for herself.


    What does Karin Allers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator of this book brought to life the story, which is something that can easily be lost when reading description and action along with the plot. There could have been more editing of breath intake and stops when the narrator needed to wet her voice, but these were only mildly distracting compared to what I've heard on other recordings. This was a long listen, during which the narrator's enthusiasm for the story never fell off. I enjoyed the energy with which it was read.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did want to sit and listen to this in one sitting, simply because it was so compelling and there were questions to be answered and terrific pacing of the story, but it is a long listen. I had to break it up into several different sittings, as well as listen as I did mundane tasks. But I was always eager to come back to the story to see what was going to happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    This would be a great listen for those who have long daily commutes or planning a long drive for any reason, or as motivation to get back on that miserable treadmill yet again. There is enough adventure, romance, character development, and excellent story plotting to keep one absorbed as time passes. It was very nice hearing the romantic and mildly erotic elements from a male perspective. Combined with the world of high finance, real estate, thrills, and the mysterious stranger, it's sure to keep one's attention and the mind alert.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DK 08-15-14
    DK 08-15-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Didn't like this book as much as others of author"
    Did Karin Allers do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I did not care for the narrator's male voices. I found them very annoying and they took away from the story for me.


    Any additional comments?

    I did not like this book as much as others from this author. I felt it was shallow and not very believable. It was entertaining, but not an 'unputdownable' novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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