Sawyer Hudson, the only doctor in Buckhorn County, took it upon himself to rescue the beautiful but enigmatic woman who came literally crashing into his life. Though he knew he should keep things platonic and professional, around her his body had other ideas. And his heart was no more cooperative.
Honey Malone was on the run, fleeing a dangerous predator, when she lost control of her car, drove into a lake… and found herself up to her neck in breathtaking men. After the brothers nursed her through her injuries, she tried to leave, but she hadn’t bargained on their stubborn protectiveness. Or the passionate bond that tied her to Sawyer.
Morgan Hudson commanded a lot of respect as Buckhorn’s biggest, baddest sheriff. How one petite city woman could turn him on his head was a mystery, not to mention being downright aggravating. But Misty Malone did just that, and Morgan couldn’t wait till she went back where she belonged. But then he discovered why she’d come in the first place.
Misty Malone had hoped to take refuge with her sister, who’d just married into a family of sinfully attractive brothers. They all treated her like gold—all but one. Morgan seemed to think she was some sort of femme fatale, out to seduce his brothers. But seduction was the last thing on her mind. Foremost was the baby she was secretly carrying. And then, how to avoid the sexual sparks flying between her and Morgan.
©2011 Lori Foster (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
Let me start with the yummylicious cover *wipes drool* because it definitely caught my attention. This audiobook includes two stories that were originally published individually. The first and second book in the series focus on the brothers Sawyer and Morgan. There is a second audiobook Buckhorn Forever that ends the series and includes the story of the other two brothers.
Sawyer is a single dad who has been burned in the past and never wants to fall in love again... But Honey comes into his life by accident (literally) and a very sweet and sexy romance develops. Morgan is the responsible sheriff who is ready to marry a nice sweet woman but when he meets Misty (Honey's sister) who is very different from his ideal woman his world is turned upside down.
Sawyer's story is significantly better than Morgan's. Morgan's story was funnier but the audio had a problem. Apparently the last hour was recorded twice (it repeats the last hour). These are very much Harlequin type predictable love stories but sometimes you just want to listen to a good happily ever after. If you enjoy sweet love stories with sexy perfect men then this series will be great for you.
Narration: Isabelle Gordon did a good job. Not the best I've heard but I would listen to more books narrated by her. Her male voices are ok and she did add intensity to the love scenes.
Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
I grabbed Buckhorn Beginnings on audio a few months back when it was on sale at audible.com and was saving it for a rainy day. So when I was starting to get a little burn out on all the UF books I've been reading and listening to I knew it was time to dust this one off.
It was just want I needed. Not one but two sweet and sexy contemporary stories in one audio. Buckhorn Beginnings is my first Lori Foster experience and before I was halfway through it I ran over to audible and grabbed the next audio, Forever Buckhorn. I knew I had to hear the other sexy brothers' stories.
Foster knows how to write a sweet, emotional and sexy story. And the fact that the Hudson family has 4 sexy brothers is a real treat.
Sawyer's story was a very sweet story about a normal town doctor living with his brothers and raising a son. His world gets turned up side down when a pretty little blonde wrecks her car on his property and he takes her in to nurse her back to good health. It was lust at first site for Sawyer but while he takes care of Honey, he starts having feelings for the stranger.
Sawyer's story is also as a touch of suspenxe to it as well. Honey is running from something or someone. Sawyer will stop at nothing to found out more about the beautiful blonde that has stole his heart.
In the second story about Morgan we get to see this hard as nail town sheriff fall in love. And it's a site to see. The bigger and tougher they are, the hard they fall and Morgan is no exception.
I knew when we find out in Sawyer's story that Honey had a sister that she would hook up with one of the other Hudson brothers but I was not expecting it to be Morgan.
Just like her sister, Misty has a secret when she comes to the Hudson ranch. While Misty is visiting Honey, she finds herself the center of attention among the other Hudson brothers. Everyone but Misty and Morgan know that she is off limits though. See everyone can see the two have a connection even if they don't want to see it.
After fighting their attraction to each other, Misty and Morgan start working together in Morgan's sheriff office. Morgan might look and act like a bear, but Misty starts seeing the caring and loving man he is on the inside. One thing leads to another and the two find themselves in love.
I can't wait to start the next audio, Forever Buckhorn to find out more about the other brothers, Gabe and Jordan.
Isabelle Gordon is the first female narrator I've listened to where I like her male voices better than her female voices. She does a good job with both but her males are one of the best I've heard a female do. I also like that her "reading" voice is different than her voice for the dialogue. Some narrators do not change their voice enough so you can tell when they are reading the non dialogue parts of a book but Gordon does a really good job with this. I never once thought, is someone saying that or is it their thoughts.
It's been a while since I've read or listened to straight up romance and I had forgotten how formulaic they can be. This one is on par for an old style Harlequin-like romance which is to say it's neither terrific or terrible. It's fine for what it is. If that's the content you're looking for, no need to look further. But...be warned about the performance. I found it utterly distracting and almost didn't continue past the fourth chapter. The reader starts the beginning of each sentence with a deep, strong, almost masculine delivery and ends each sentence with a soft, feminine voice that trails off with a hint of entreaty. Every sentence. For at least five chapters. Whether it's called for a not. Ugh. This problem became less exaggerated as the book progressed. Nevertheless, be prepared for the voice the reader has assigned the heroine. She comes across as ridiculously and infuriatingly helpless which I do not believe is how the author intended and wrote.
I normally really enjoy Lori Foster and her books grab me from the first page but after listening many hours there still has been nothing interesting happening....
I enjoyed the two stories a lot. Can't wait until the next ones come out, but the narration was horrible.
Your mileage may vary
This recording is two of the four books about a family of four brothers- more of a classic romance novel style series. I'll be using another credit to get the second volume (books 3 & 4). Well worth it for the interesting continuing characters.
It's starts out with the narrator talking so low, slow & breathy for dramatic effect, you can hardly hear her with the volume all the way up. I fluxuated between eye rolling to feeling incredulous to 'Oh Please!'. I had to increase the speed to get through the first half. These brothers are supposed to be mature, respectful, professional men, yet they are sexually obsessed and have absolutely no will power. It's all about the sex which makes for a tedious unoriginal boring story. I couldn't get through the second half. It was way too painful. There are far too many high caliber, original books out there than to waste time on this drivel.
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Keeping in mind that with the price of 1 credit, you are being somewhat entertained for 14 hours, I would say that Buckhorn Beginnings is definitely credit worthy.
The first 6 + hours: Sawyer's story, is very good, and I really enjoyed it. The Hudson's are an endearing band of brothers, with one exception being Morgan, who is second son, and therefore the second half of the book. He is a somewhat unappealing, controlling man, whose temperament is grouchy and his method of dealing with people is intimidation.
I am on Chapter 11 of 14 in the second half of Buckhorn Beginnings, and am having trouble finishing it. Morgan's story is too predictable, and cliché'. Isabelle Gordon is just OK as the narrator. I actually hate her voice for Morgan. Her interpretation of the other brothers is better, but having Morgan as the main character of the second half...and having to listen to him so much...his (her) voice is really grating.
Team Sawyer is the definite winner. Most will enjoy the first half of this book...the second half...not so sure.
thought I had hit a back button when got to end of epilogue and it went back a whole 1hr and repeated and then at end of that epilogue had the music .... needs to be fixed.
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