He saved Peyton Lockhart’s life when they were kids - but now she’s all grown up and he’s a seasoned FBI agent who comes to her rescue again in the new contemporary romance from number-one New York Times best-selling author Julie Garwood.
Peyton and her sisters have inherited Bishop’s Cove, a small, luxurious oceanfront resort, but it comes with conditions: The girls must run the resort for one year and show a profit - only then will they own it.
A graduate of a prestigious French culinary school, Peyton has just lost her job as a food critic after rightfully accusing her boss of sexual harassment. Out of work and in a bad place personally, to Peyton a year doing something completely different sounds wonderful. Peyton dives into learning the resort business but is quickly derailed by an escalating chain of events that puts her life in danger. She refuses to be intimidated - until she’s nearly killed. Then she calls on her childhood friend and protector, Finn MacBain, now with the FBI, and asks for his help. Finn is more than happy to do a favor for Peyton, but he doesn’t plan on dealing with the beautiful, passionate woman she has become.
There are countless challenges and too many people who want to stop Peyton and her sisters from succeeding. Among them are their contentious cousins and a powerful group of land developers who have been eyeing the coveted beachfront property. And it also becomes apparent that her old boss holds a serious grudge and believes in payback.
While the attraction between Peyton and Finn flames bright enough to distract them both from their dangerous situation, a happily ever after ending seems all but impossible. But the well-trained lawman never loses focus: He saved her life once; now he must do it again.
©2013 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This was a fun summer book that I enjoyed. I liked the plot and characters in this book.
Loved this one, it's the best one in the series since several books back. I have listened to all this series and love them all but this one's great
Enjoyed book, humor was unexpected. It added to overall plot as it developed. Story was too simplistic, as were characters . But still enjoyed. Didn't care for narrator at all. May be part of reason plot seem too simple.
I've listened to this entire series and I was very disappointed. Unfortunately once I start a book I cannot stop until I know how it ends. It was not worth my time. Very disappointed.
Absolutely, Amy McFadden brings all of the characters to life. It's funny, it has drama and. It is just a perfect book that Amy McFadden gives life to.
The prologue. The rest of the book . What can I say , this whole story is fabulous .
Amy McFadden brings life, love
Yes and I did. More than once.
Julie Garwood writes a terrific book.and Amy McFadden brings the magic.
I love feel good thrillers! So tired of strange sounding narrations. This was a welcome 5-5-5 across the board.
One of Julie's best books by far. Amyis one of the best and her performance here is outstanding! love this book.
Listened with my mother on a long road trip. liked the story and the performance. A few graphic loves scenes made listening a little awkward, but other than that great! :) what do you expect when reading a romance novel?!?! mom didn't care for the narrator, such is the reason for the four stars.
This book captured me from the first pages all the way to the end. It's the story of Finn McBain, FBI agent, and the little girl next door whose life he saved when he was 14 and she was 6. All grown up, they meet again at his brother's wedding just after she narrowly escaped bodily harm from her sexual predator boss. The main story, the side story of her sister and the resort manager, and the backstory of Debbie, the malicious cousin, were enjoyable throughout the book. You will love it too!
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
I was going to stop after 2 hrs, but kept going as some of the readers do get better as the story rolls out.I did finish, but would probably not re listen. The reader just could not get the job done for a re listen. Not sure where Ms Garwood was going with this one, harassment or a mystery or family trials. Frankly the family issues were very boring for me. Ms Garwood should have developed Finn's brothers as they had more charisma and the Navy Seals had more to offer. Not the best editing Ms Garwood has had.
when Finn meets Payton at the wedding. the swim contest.
Karen White could have made the most of the humor in this story. What a waste of good dialogue and humor. The cadence was off, and the last 2 hrs had the best voice changes, but I really had to stick it out in the first half of the book. Like some of the other Garwood modern stories, the first establishing chapters are not that great, but they get better as the story develops.
I did not give Sizzle a chance in audio, but the book read well, so give that one a look.
Susan Deneker does Judith McNaughts "Every Breath you Take" and reads Sizzle from Garwood. Deneker aka Madison Cole is not to be missed when she does an Irish voice.
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