What happens in Vegas... doesn't always stay there.
Autumn Haven's Las Vegas "to-do" list said to catch a show and play the slots—not wake up married to a sexy jerk like Sam LeClaire. The first moment she saw him eyeing her like a luscious piece of the dessert buffet, her usually responsible self told her to run. And she did—right into the wildest fantasy weekend of her life. But Monday morning jolted her back to reality, and before she could say "pass the coffee", Sam was gone.
Now a successful wedding planner, Autumn hasn't clapped eyes on the heartbreaking hockey superstar for over two years... until she organizes his teammate's "Special Day", when Sam makes a big play to pick up where he left off! But she has vowed any man of hers plays for keeps. Is Sam the man for her - or does she banish him to the sin bin forever?
©2011 Rachel Gibson (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
Rachel Gibson's books are some of my favorites..........couldn't wait for another one to be put to audio and was very excited to start listening to this one...........BUT, the narrator is way TOO phone sexy for me...................I'm not interested in phone sex with a woman........LOLL......and this is how she sounds through the majority of the book. Really very annoying, and I was rolling my eyes, frequently, instead of concentrating on the story...........as I was wondering WHY IS SHE READING LIKE THIS?? Can't she read the tale normally, instead of breathing it out in mumbles? Please, don't use this gal again......go back to previous narrators!!
The hero. Sam LeClaire is my gold standard.
Where do I start. I put off buying the audio book for a couple of years because in the sample the narrator gave Sam a horrible nasal intonation that didn't fit my mental picture of him at all. Fortunately, she dropped the nasal tone as the book went on. She didn't differentiate that much between the voices of the characters. A lot of times I had to rewind to figure out who was talking in spite of having read the book many times.Mazur also had an irritating habit of running on with her sentences and paragraphs. Pauses in reading serve a purpose. They let us orient ourselves and figure out where we are in the narration. Many times I had to stop and rewind because of the shift in time or location in what my ear perceived as one sentence. These aural run-ons threw me completely out of the story.Ordinarily, I wouldn't mind her mispronunciation of Ty Savage's last name. In he preceding book, True Love and Other Disasters, the author makes quite a big deal about the pronunciation (it's Savahge not Savage), and I think someone should have told Mazur she was getting it wrong.Finally, there is her performance of Conner, Autumn and Sam's little boy. As written he's a very believable five year old with some great dialogue. Mazur's Conner lisps, doesn't pronounce his r's, and sounds like an adult woman who is doing a poor job of at performing a little boy.
This is my favorite Rachel Gibson book to read, but it's my least favorite to listen to. I'm not sure that I'll ever listen to Mazur again.
This is one of the sexiest books I've ever read! I've even listened to it 3 - 4 times and it's never fails to deliver!
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
This ranks high up there. If you like this one try Jill Shalvis, Rumor has it. This story is one of the best of the 9 books, I purchased all at once.
Sam and Connor's dialogue. It will make you bark laughter out loud. Not all of the R.G. readers did this. I did not like Emma Bates. Susan Bennett was good and K.Early was too.
She is one of the best of R.G. books readers. yes, she miss pronounced Savage, but she more than made up for it in getting the designer names correct! She brought both Sam and Connor to big screen life. Kathe, made good use of the R.G. dialogue and made for a good sexy and LOL listen. She will not disappoint YOU
Gads, this would make a fun and sexy movie, Cupcakes or Muffin
I did put this reader on my to buy list, she is that good. Audible, put her on humor or sassy dialogue reads, please.
Can't wait for her to come out with more books. Very entertaining. Good balance of romance and love scenes
The story was too slow and trite. I enjoyed the other books in the series much better.
Yes, I loved the story.
When Sam shows up on Autumns vacation.
She was a little hard to listen to, but liked her more than some I've listened to. I wished Susan Bennett was the narrator.
I laughed in parts
Overall I enjoyed this book, I will read more in this series!
This is a really fun, fast paced story. The story line is easy to follow and keeps you waiting for the next chapter to unfold. I love this type of reading in between the giant novels!!!
The confrontation in the front yard with the elderly
I found a new author that is truly enjoyable!
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is my go to for fun. Harry Potter - just because. Loved the Magic of Tidying Up and Shakespeare
I liked the "Any Man of Mine" theme...and all the characteristics Autumn wanted in her man.
The relationship between Connor (the son) and his parents. I also thought Vince the brother could lead to another book in this series...or a Navy Seal series.
Hot, sexy voice for Sam LeClaire. There were times I had to replay missed phrases but overall she made him sound really decadent.
something about heat on the ice and steam after dark...
I've enjoyed this series. I'd like to see Audible acquire rights for the earlier books.
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