They say you can forgive, but you can never forget. Virgil Bougard takes that saying to heart. Four years ago Kara Goshay believed a vicious lie about him and ended their relationship. And even after her apology, Virgil is still bitter. He doesn't intend to make things easy for Kara when his family's firm hires her PR company to revamp his playboy image. But faking a liaison with Kara for the media backfires when the line between fantasy and reality is blurred by strong sexual attraction.
Kara wanted forgiveness. Instead she's deep into a heated affair with the powerful, charismatic man she can't resist. The man who claims he'll never forgive her, especially when a secret enemy puts her professional reputation in jeopardy. Stakes are high - but so is their searing desire, a connection so intense it could possibly tame this elusive, unforgiving bachelor at last.
©2016 Brenda Streater Jackson (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Vergil's story was intimate and personal which is what Brenda Jackson is known for but I do not believe that the person who read the story on audio did a great job. I didn't believe that she did the story any justice and I didn't believe that the characters felt real. That is the point in me buying the audio books because I want to really feel apart of the story. Great story but I would have enjoyed more had I just read the book instead to buying the audio.
I love Brenda Jackson and very much enjoyed this particular series of hers with the God Brothers but the narration is terrible. These voices sound like people from Texas or West Virginia, somewhere with a very Southern Country dialect and it's absolutely disconcerting with her African American characters. I can appreciate it if this was taking place in the Deep South , but I didn't get that sense that this is where the book was set. I truly regret having bought this now as opposed to ordering the book so I can hear their voices that are so very familiar to me and my family.
Carolyn J.~ Virginia Beach Avid reader
Kara and Virgil had a falling out and four years ago, and now four years later they were still on the outs. Mainly because of Virgil's unforgiving heart.. So I'll be honest. The store was vintage Brenda Jackson. The storyline is the same the names are changed to give us another story. Otherwise it's a good story, but similar to many others over the years. I am not hating readers, so please oh please, don't get angry with me. I'm just pointing out what I see. A fan still. And by the way the Narrator was not the best either. Fake southern accent was hilarious!
The story is good, but why does the narrator on every Brenda Jackson book make the male characters sound wimpy with a country twang? The male characters are supposed to exude masculinity & sex appeal. The narrator is horrible. Choose a male to read the male parts. The narration takes away from the storyline.
Mother, reader, writer and the author of I'm Doin' Me!
The story was predictable, but mostly all love stories are and me better a romantic at Hart I still love hearing the romantic tales the lead to a happy ending! I really enjoyed this one.
I love this story. to watch Virgil go full circle and see Kara fight for their love, great story. I really didn't care for this narrator. that's not what I thought Virgil would sound like.
Kara Goshay and Virgil Bougard had been a couple for a year when Cara's big sister Marty told Kara that she saw Virgil being unfaithful. When Kara confronted Virgil he denied the accusation and Kara broke up with him. 4 years later Kara overheard Marty bragging that she fabricated the story of Virgil's affair. When Kara asked her sister why she would do that, Marty responded that she thought Virgil would eventually hurt Kara. So she hastened the end of the story.
Kara sought out Virgil to apologize but Virgil wanted nothing to do with Kara as she had exhibited a lack of faith in him. So this book was Kara's fight to win Virgil forgiveness as well as his heart. But Virgil is a notorious grudge holder and he doesn't forgive. Can Kara break down his walls?
I came into this series late but I would have enjoyed more character building. I didn't know their personalities, only who they are AFTER the breakup. thought Marty was a shady, but I was unsure why Kara didn't do more investigation before breaking up with Virgil. Why it took 4 years for her to learn of her big sister's lies. I also didn't understand why a strong man didn't work harder to preserve a relationship with Kara.
Despite that, I enjoyed the story, the writing and the chemistry between Kara and Virgil. They were both independent, hard working and passionate. I love the idea of the godfathers and Bachelors. This subject matter wasn't heavy but it's realistic. It's entertaining and fun. In real life I would have told Kara to take Virgil at his word and let go. But it worked out for her. I look forward to the next story.
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