Some small towns grow really good-looking men! This is the case with the four Chase brothers.
The homegrown hotties are on the wish list of every single woman in town and Maggie Wright is no exception. Maggie has finally had it with the men she's been dating but a spilled plate of chili cheese fries drops Shane Chase right into her lap. The sheriff is hot stuff but was burned by a former fiancée and is quite happy to play the field.
After Shane's skittishness sends him out the door, Maggie realizes that Kyle Chase has had his eye on her from the start. Now that Shane has messed up, Kyle has no intention of letting anything stop him from wooing her right into his bed. Now, despite Maggie's happiness and growing love for Kyle, a dark shadow threatens everything - she's got a stalker and he's not happy at all. In the end, Maggie will need her wits, strength, and the love of her man to get her out alive.
©2006 Lauren Dane (P)2013 Tantor
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
We're off to a good start to this new Chase Brothers series - a contemporary, sweet romance with four drool worthy hunky handsome brothers who can always get their pick of A list girls and they all live in small town America.
This one is Kyle's story who's no tough alpha male type but he is a passionate, caring, thoughtful, honourable and he is very protective over the lady who has caught his eye - Maggie but unfortunately she has a real inferiority complex due to her upbringing and doesn't feel worthy of him. Added to that there's trauma and tension as he's being pursued by some nasty bitchy types and she is being stalked by an ex boyfriend and things get far worse before they can get better for the pair.
It also had a few eye rolling cheesy bits but hey we all know that sadly it's only fiction but it was a heart warming romance that was sexy but definitely not erotica, with some good supporting characters who all have their say and input into the couple's romance but thankfully this is one where the downtrodden underdog finally gets her man.
Worth a credit? Yes and I'm ready, willing and anticipating spending my credits on the other 3 stories.
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Maggie comes from a home with an mentally abusive mother and sister. Battling her own insecurities, she catch the attention of two Chase brothers. There is a near miss with the first, but the story really focuses on the second, Kyle. The plot is good but is predictable and has been done many many times. The dialog is gooey and dated and steeped in the south. The characters need a lot more depth -- big time.
The narration is reasonable. I don't know what Dane did in this first of a series. She did such an outstanding job on her "Brown Family" series. It was exceptional. I will read the second in this installment hoping it gets better. If you are a Dane fan, give it a read. If you are considering this book as a first Dane book, start with the Brown series first.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Okay, it wasn't a profound book. Personally, I would have loved to see the characters on a deeper level. But considering how short the book was, it was well planned and executed. I don't like short books as it doesn't seem like you "get into" the book and suddenly...oopps! It's over now. I liked the characters a lot though, and they were able to draw you in in a very short amount of time. I felt the dialogue was well written, despite how other reviewers felt. I REALLY enjoyed how realistic it was. Too many romance novels have everything being perfect. Heroine gets in trouble, brave main man runs in saves the day. I loved in this book how it showed not everything would be perfect. Bad guys get a chance to hurt again sometimes. I loved that Kyle was "real" enough to be truly upset and actually break down. It kinda drove home the depth of his love and concern for Maggie. He didn't run in with guns blazing. That's real. I really would rather my husband leave it to the professionals in a situation like that and don't live in a fantasy that I'd like him saving me:-) And I'm not going to forget to mention, sex scenes are very hot and steamy. After all, that's what sets a romance book apart from a novel right?;-)
In the end, it was a very well-written and engaging book. For a short book. It's not a meat-and-potatoes book, more like a really good appetizer. My thanks to Ms. Dane for a very enjoyable listen and I recommend it to anyone looking for a short little escape from reality while reading a book.
Why all the stars. I do not understand the high ratings. Do these reviewers really know what a good book is. I am dumbfounded. Wish I could give a negative rating
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What I liked the most? Probably the fact that the writer got a lot right, technically.
What I liked the least? ...The concept of the story and the lack of male incite to make the story authentic. I think I've been a little spoilt by Nora Roberts, and don't relate well to stories that make it out like the lead female is the most amazing thing since sliced bread...
I actually think another person would love this story, but for me, I just cringed my way through a lot of it...to the point that I couldn't finish it...sorry.
?? Depends...probably not if it was played out the way it was written.
I think my rating is more due a personality difference as opposed to this being a bad book. Like I said before, someone else could very easily love this book, as it is well written.
Yes, think I would. Who wouldn't want Kyle Chase in their life? Even if through a book! WOW
I've listened to a lot of Romance Novels and try not to compare. The Chase Brothers are unique so there's no comparison.
When Maggie and Kyle first met.
Not really. I stopped and started. But, it was one I finished with a smile on my face. Have to love a happy ending. Of course life is not always like that but I do like my romance novels to end happily. That's why it's a book. The ending can be as the writer chooses not like real life.
Audible is a great way to listen to a book. The narrator is especially what make the book come to life. OK, Audible you need to offer your special credits. Would like to get some deals on here.
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I did like the family values depicted in the book.
I don't know.
I don't think a film should be made of this book.
It was a pleasant book. Not worth a buy ... but a credit if you want something mindless.
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Since I have enjoyed some of Lauren Dane's other books, I decided to give this series a try and quickly got bored. The story seemed immature and the characters flat to me. Maybe this was one of her earlier novels...
I've read & listened to most of LD's stuff, this is a nice series and the first book is the best. I personally think she would have been better off to write 1 or 2 longer books with more secondary characters and story line.
In this book we meet all the primary characters for the series. Maggie is a high school history teacher with self esteem issues. She starts dating one brother who is an ass to her, but it's Kyle who wins her heart through his caring & gentle nature.
This series is set in the south and I have a weakness for romances set in the south. The narrator does a great job in this book and the next with the male voices. Not so much in books 3 & 4.
Don't waste a credit. Buy the kindle edition with whisper sync & then u get the audio book super cheap. I recommend u do that with the entire series. Overall an entertaining listen.
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