Like her mother before her, Alex sparks controversy and excitement in this remote Texas town. Now, as she investigates her mother's former lover, his best friend, and the father figure to them both, she will risk everything to uncover their best kept secrets.
©2007 Sandra Brown; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This was by far the worst book I have downloaded so far. This includes those that were poor in sound quality. I would give it less than 1 star if I could. It was my fault, I didn't read the synopsis carefully enough. I wasn't aware that it was a retread of one of Sandra Brown's first books. Just drivel that goes on far too long. And the narrator thinks that syncopating a southern accent captures the female voice. Not. It just makes it bothersome. It can't believe I wasted a credit on this and I use the term loosely - 'book'. One saving grace - Sandra Brown gets much, much better over time.
Typically a Sandra Brown novel read by Dick Hill is hard to beat. The fact that this story has a 1989 copyright, may help explain why this one falls far short of expectations; they were both learning then.
The Hero consistently confuses anger/violence with sex - not a likable trait. The Heroine is forever hostile and so immature, she makes the playboy character seem like an intellectual.
Of course, as in all romance novels, everyone has communication problems but this group of characters take it WAY past patience.
Dick Hill can usually rescue a failing book but not this time. His female voices just don't cut it.
Brown and Hill give a whole new meaning to "You've come a long way, Baby" and thank goodness.
Lots of suspense and twists. It held me right to the very end. Dick Hill is usually a great reader, but I thought his clipped words made everyone seem angry and pompous. Sandra Brown tells a great story, but the reader did not do the characters justice this time.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
The constant 'Who dun it?' is the best.
The 3 men hitting on a woman 20+ years their junior-and the daughter of a woman they all loved was a bit creepy.
I'm not sure-perhaps changing the fact that Alexander was attracted to her mother's old boyfriends...
Yes, but as with most male narrator's his female characters sounded like effeminate men.
I'd consider it more of a mystery than a romance-so more romantic scenes may have made it a romance.
Good, 'clean' book...a few cusses and a PG romantic encounter.
Sandra Brown always tells a good story - this time is no different. When she is telling the story she introduces many characters and pretty soon you are getting ideas as to who could have committed the murder. There are some unexpected twists - but the ending is most satisfactory - and of course, their is passion and love!
This is one of the few books I didn't want to listen to all the way through. I gave it a good try. I listened for five hours, put it aside for a long time, listened to three and a half more hours and then finally couldn't take it anymore and just suffered through the last hour to see if I was right on who the murderer was, I was. It's hard to like a book when you don't like the main character. She was just too hostile and immature. I also couldn't find many redeeming qualities in the other characters.
Sandra Brown is sort of a hit and miss author for me and this one was a total miss.
As an avid listener of Ms. Brown's fiction, I wasn't surprised to discover this was written almost 20 years ago...published in 1987. The formula, which she has developed very successfully in following books, shows its solid origins in this early work. Love the characters and characterizations of small town citizens of Texas---a fun who-done-it with enough plot twists to keep us listening. An easy listen that doesn't require too much attention---great when walking dogs, doing housework, driving.
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Unwilling to continue torturing myself, to uncover the "Best Kept Secrets;" I stopped listening after 2 or 3 chapters. Another horrible Sandra Brown title!
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
I have read 3 novels by Sandra Brown, and this is the first one that I didn't enjoy. I was interested enough to finish the listen (Dick Hill has a great voice), but I found the story's characters unappealing, which is vital to a great book.
The story line, of course, but also the narrator. If the narrator is hard to listen to and only "reads" the book, then the story looses its emphasis for me and I loose interest.
I couldn't figure out "who done it" until the last 1/4 of the book - that's also very important for me. I don't care about the drama, suspense, or storyline if I can figure out who the culprit was.
"A really good listen."
A very good romantic suspense story with memorable characters which I really enjoyed listening to.
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