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Prey: A Novel | [Linda Howard]

Prey: A Novel

Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural western Montana and opened a hunting business to rival Angie’s. Complicating matters is the fact that Dare has asked Angie out (not once but twice) and has given her a gift of butterflies in the process. Angie has no patience for butterflies. They only lead to foolish decisions. And now the infuriatingly handsome Iraq war vet has siphoned away Angie’s livelihood, forcing her to close up shop. Before Angie is to leave town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness....
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Publisher's Summary

In this captivating novel of romantic suspense, New York Times best-selling author Linda Howard brings us deep into the wild, where a smart and sexy outdoor guide and her ruggedly handsome competitor must join forces to survive - and avoid becoming what they never expected to be: Prey.

Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage. After all, why give Dare the satisfaction of knowing he can push her buttons and push her to the edge?

Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural western Montana and opened a hunting business to rival Angie’s. Complicating matters is the fact that Dare has asked Angie out (not once but twice) and has given her a gift of butterflies in the process. Angie has no patience for butterflies. They only lead to foolish decisions. And now the infuriatingly handsome Iraq war vet has siphoned away Angie’s livelihood, forcing her to close up shop.

Before Angie is to leave town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client and his guest, who wants to bag a black bear. But the adrenaline-fueled adventure turns deadly when Angie witnesses a cold-blooded murder and finds herself on the wrong side of a loaded gun. Before the killer can tie up this attractive loose end, a bear comes crashing through the woods - changing the dark game completely.

Luckily, Dare is camping nearby and hears the shots. Forced together for their very survival, Angie and Dare must confront hard feelings, a blinding storm, and a growing attraction - while being stalked by a desperate killer and a ferocious 500-pound beast. And neither will stop until they reach their prey.

©2011 Linda Howard (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    amy Richmond, VA, United States 02-09-14
    amy Richmond, VA, United States 02-09-14 Member Since 2008
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    "A truly engaging listen"

    I purchased and listened to this story prior to reading any of the reviews. I loved the story. I think the characters, while well developed, were a little stereotypical. I can't say this really bothered me or detracted from my experience. The hero a former military man, with wilderness expertise and an alpha attitude. The heroine although smart and competent and tough is situationally dependent on the hero. Isolation and attractions ensues. Although one could argue it is predictable it was such an enjoyable and engaging listen that I can't fault the mechanics of the storyline. It was adventurous and sexy and even humorous at times. There are portions of the novel narrated by a bear and this seems to irritate other readers but they are short and add a unique element to the book. I would recommend this novel to any LH fan or a fan of romantic suspense.

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    Chelan Clason FRESNO, CA, United States 05-21-13
    Chelan Clason FRESNO, CA, United States 05-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "so slow"
    What disappointed you about Prey?

    The narration and descriptions of the thought processes of the characters was PAINFULLY slow. It seemed to go on and on. It would say the same basic thing over and over again just saying it in a different way. It felt like I was listening forever and NOTHING had really happened! I love Linda Howard usually, but I could hardly get through this. I liked the basic idea of the story and it could have been good -but it could have/should have been told in a fraction of the time. It was as if she was just deliberately trying to make it longer or something.


    What was most disappointing about Linda Howard’s story?

    The story seemed to be deliberately dragged out for some reason.


    What about Abby Craden’s performance did you like?

    I had no problem with the narrator.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story had potential but the issues I already stated ruined it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anastasia Lester Peachtree City, GA United States 05-21-13
    Anastasia Lester Peachtree City, GA United States 05-21-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Gruesome Details"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, I would change and/or delete some of the scenes with the bear. I found them repulsive - much too graphic for my tastes. I believe the average reader knows what devastation can be done to the human body by a bear.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I enjoy reading this author's books for the personal relationships that seem to go from disdain to love. It gives hope to anyone in a terrible relationship that there might be some small way that they can actually fall in love with someone that they thought was the wrong person.


    What three words best describe Abby Craden’s performance?

    Disjointed, Disappointing, Distracting


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

    No.


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    Joni PRAIRIE GROVE, AR, United States 12-26-12
    Joni PRAIRIE GROVE, AR, United States 12-26-12 Member Since 2011

    I never have enough hours in a day to read as much as I want too! 24 is simply not enough! :)

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    "Terrific suspense book with a side of romance"
    Where does Prey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Above the top!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Absolutely, the heroine went through serious obstacles any other romance heroine would never be allowed to face. She didn't have a knight in shining armor. She saved herself. Then the knight showed up to help finish her saving. They were real people.


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

    The gruff voice of Dare and the sarcastic nature of Angie.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Dare tells Angie he loves her.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book mostly because it gives you a good solid story that's believable, and real. Gives you a sweet romance with just a touch of good sex thrown in. No over the top, describe every sexual detail down to the guys freckle between his but cheeks! It was refreshing to read a book that leaned much more on its story instead of how raunchy the author could make the sex scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen CA, United States 12-23-12
    Karen CA, United States 12-23-12 Member Since 2011

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "If you liked Up Close and Personal?"
    What did you love best about Prey?

    first chapter slow, but the rest was Linda howard better writing! Fast pace listen. Strong herorine. Nice job on story outline


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dare of course, just plain sexy as Linda Howard can make them.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Have not finished, but I am getting use to Ms Craden voice. Good, but will have to try one more of her readings to get a better idea if I want to buy her recordings. I have so many books,core old time romance that bad readers have ruined for me after waiting so long to get to listen to them. I.E. Sandra Brown Exclusive, both done by awful readers.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Angie's focus to get down the mountain. Boy, what a focus, you can admire. Women can
    learn not to give up, but to re focus.


    Any additional comments?

    This will not disappoint. Bear scenes are a bit more than Howard usually writes,but I found them good.Maybe readers will take camping in bear country more seriously.
    I can tell you, I want to a good adventure vacation after listening to this story.

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    Molly Goshen, IN, United States 11-07-12
    Molly Goshen, IN, United States 11-07-12 Member Since 2014

    Wazoo Books

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    "Bear Hunt hides a murder~ 4 STARS"

    PLOT: a killer schemes to hide his deed but a bear hunts him.

    Angie Powell is about to loose her guide business. And Dare Callihan is to blame. is that any reason to turn him down for a date? LOL Angie is nearly broke so she books one last bear hunt. Nerdy Chad and his boss from hell a world class complainer makes Angie grit her teeth but she sets up camp only to discover the bear hunt is a cover for a murder. Now Angie is on the run and Dare finds her. The two struggle through a storm but find shelter and the real "heat" between Dare and Angie is lights UP. As they stuggle to walk down the mountain the BEAR is hot on everyones trail. I liked this one but it not Howards Best. Try Mr. Perfect or Open Season. I always love Howards details and character development. I give this one 4 stars all the way. and a pretty good new reader.

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    DEANNA SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 10-31-12
    DEANNA SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 10-31-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Kept me reading to the wee hours of the morning."
    Where does Prey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is over the top. The night Angie witnessed the client kill his boss and the bear attacked kept me on the edge of my seat.


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    Lori Kelley - earlybird Brooklyn Park, MN United States 09-17-12
    Lori Kelley - earlybird Brooklyn Park, MN United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Really good"

    I really enjoyed the story and the characters. The romance takes time to develop and is believable.

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    Catherine Front Royal 04-24-12
    Catherine Front Royal 04-24-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Stubborn - Angry"

    Are people this angry and stubborn? I enjoyed the book, but could have used a bit less confrontation between the Dare and Angie. The weaving of the tale with the bear killings and her clients was pretty good.

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    Susan atlanta, GA, United States 02-10-12
    Susan atlanta, GA, United States 02-10-12 Member Since 2006

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Intriguing plot, lazy delivery."

    I had the impression that the author was no more excited about writing this book than I was, reading the finished product. All the elements of romantic suspense are here; but it seems to have been written by a Word program on auto-pilot.

    Abby Craden's delivery is no better or worse than the novel deserves.

    Graded "Z" for the zzz's I enjoyed when I fell asleep listening to this.

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