Proper Boston Brahmin Juliet Rose Astor Lowell doesn't want her body guarded by anyone while she's in New Orleans for the grand opening of Daddy's new hotel - especially not by macho cop Beau Dupree. He's too big, too pushy, too virile, too . . . everything! His shameless, hungry-eyed gaze shakes her carefully cultivated decorum. But Juliet is a Lowell - and there's no way she's ever going to lose control!
Beau has more important things to do than babysit a beautiful Yankee rich girl. By driving the well-mannered socialite beyond the bounds of her good-girl restraints, he figures he can get himself pulled off of the assignment. But who would have thought that real passion sizzled beneath Juliet's polish—or that when she lets her hair down, she just might prove to be more woman than Beau can handle?
©1999 Susan Andersen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I'm so bummed. Be My Baby is an old favorite and I was so looking forward to the audiobook. Annie Green's reading fails the material. Let me count the ways.
* Misplaced awkward starts and stops. (Oh? There are more words in the sentence?) This sounds like a cold, unrehearsed reading.
* Female characters are pitched low. Male characters sound like cartoon ducks on helium.
* Her mispronunciation of every freakin' common contraction in the text (and there are a lot of them) is indescribably irritating. DIT-tint. COULD-tint. HAT-tint. Is this an affectation?
* She mispronounces common words willy-nilly. I tried keeping a list but it became an overwhelming task. Not acceptable from a professional voice actor.
Susan Andersen's excellent book and its fans should have been treated much better than this. There should be a do-over.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Okay I must admit that for some reason I had the impression in my mind that this book would be something like Wallbanger, or The Unidentified Redhead. I don't know why I had this impression, but I did. It has excellent reviews from Amazon and I was all prepared for a very entertaining listen. I also aim to be fair and listen to the entire book before I review it, or if I do not listen to the entire book I just don't review it. In this case I'm making a exception. I have 4 hours left in this book and I cannot continue. It has come to the point when I feel like I'm watching the Peanuts, and you know how you can't ever hear what adults are saying in the cartoon??? Well, I have that feeling. In the past hour I've been slowing tuning it out. The main character's have even had SEX and I don't care!! I have to admit the narrator does a good job, but this story is so dull to me. I just can't take it any longer. I don't understand the great reviews. I can only ascertain this is not my kind of book. The summary seems so interesting, but to me it's boring. I've just got to stop this one and go to another book. This is the first book I've tried from this author and from the reviews this was rated the "best" one yet. I won't be trying anymore. So you know in my opinion it's NOT worth a credit, and don't buy it on sale.
happily ever afters
Amusing, sexy, smart.
I loved why & how the nickname Rosebud came about, the dialogue between Beau and his sisters and proper Juliet's reaction to it all.
She did a slightly better job with Beau's voice & his sisters, but her pacing or something didn't gel all the time for Juliet's character. I liked her better than I thought I would, so yes, I'd give her another go.
Yes, I did exactly that and look forward to future redos.
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