Adam Drake was determined to clear his name of the false charges that ruined his career at Montgomery Inns - and if that meant deceiving the hotelier’s beloved daughter, Marnie Montgomery, and even stowing away on her boat, so be it. If she had secrets, he would discover every single one....
"Million Dollar Baby":
When Chandra Hill is awakened by a cry in the night, she is shocked to discover an abandoned newborn in her barn. Emergency room doctor Dallas O’Rourke finds himself bonding instantly with the baby - and the intriguing woman who brought him in. And when the baby’s adoption becomes national news, he’s stunned to realize he wants a life with them both....
©2011 Lisa Jackson (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I am an artist, living in Cairns, Queensland, Australia right next to the Great Barrier Reef. I listen to audiobooks everyday while making art and on into the night. I really like mysteries with a good serving of suspense on the side that keep you wondering right to the end. However, I won't say no to any entertaining and well written book which has been read by an excellent narrator.
I don't know which was worse, the book or the narrator. I hung on until the end of Sail Away hoping somehow that it might get better. It did not. If it was possible, what made it worse - actually truly dreadful - was the narrator. I have not heard her before - thank god. The book might have rated a 2 or even a 3 with a really good narrator. The heroine of the story was a spoiled brat, the hero shallow. I had absolutely no empathy for any of the characters and nor I doubt would anyone else, as they had no traits that were particularly likeable. In the past I have always enjoyed Lisa Jackson, but this must have been resurrected from her rubbish bin and won't do her reputation for writing best sellers much good. I'll try before I buy next time.
This romance was a severe dissapointment, I could not make a connection with either the male or female lead, The female lead is far to weak-willed to be interesting, and the male lead is an idiot. As a result the book just did not work. This is one of the few books that I was simply unable to finish. I hope that Ms. Jackson's mysteries are a lot better, as most reviewers seem to feel. But for a romance writer there are many better choices. Elizabeth Lowell, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Susan Mallery all come immediately to mind, along with a whole galaxy of both Historical and Regency writers.
Yes, Lisa Jackson keeps you quessing on who is the bad guy all the way through the book with lots of twists and turns.
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