Preacher's daughter Lauren thinks that she is going to work for wealthy Olivia Lockett as a secretary. Instead, the matriarch makes Lauren a scandalous offer to marry her son in name only. Lauren has strong feelings for him but are they strong enough?
©2014 Sandra Brown (P)2013 Hachette Audio
The overall story is compelling, however the characters are a little over-the-top in personalities. Way too innocent or way to mean-spirited making them less believable.
At certain parts of the book it was a good read. But alot of talk describing sexual encounters between main characters. I skipped ahead a number of times, heard that last chapter!!
Yes I like the author, and rarely disappointed in her books, but I am with this one. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Yes, but not sad that came to the end.
I think the book would have been 2 hours shorter if he didn't pause every couple of words.
I'm a Sandra Brown fan through and through. I stuck with it, in spite of the narrator, because it's a nice story.
The story plot was not bad. The structure of the story, if I'm saying this correctly, was off for me. I liked Lauren until she said she loved Jared after Jared had been nothing but horrible to her. Her love for him did not make any since. I could see how he could love her but not the other way around. I wanted to like Jared, but the author took too long in the book to make a case for me to like him. He was mean, really mean, to Lauren when it was very clear she was a good person. Jared's character needed to have been devolved into a likeable person earlier on in the book. It seemed like Lauren was victimized by everyone except the Mexican and Spanish people. They were the nicest people in this book. I'm disappointed in this story by Sandra Brown. She is a great story teller, but this book was my least favorite of her books.
Sandra Brown is one of my favorite writers. Hidden Fire is one of the many great books written by Ms. Brown.
You can seldom go wrong when reading Sandra Brown. This one held my interest and I loved that she mercilessly killed off a few bad guys that so deserved it.
Somewhat of a modern western story and the characters are vividly portrayed by Kevin Collins. The voices Kevin Collins assigns to each character is pretty much right on. Lauren's voice seems a little unbelievable at first, but I think he does this so you get the idea that she is a meek, mild and worldly unaware young lady, which is not apparent because of the views of other characters in the book. I very much enjoyed this book and would recommend it highly. It kept me captivated while I flew two flights, two 3 hour drives, and two 2 hour drives plus some housework.
I intended to only listen to this while driving but I became obsessed to finish it! I was up til 3am under the covers with headphones so not to wake my husband!
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