Love is just around the corner . . .
Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.
Mitch has been eyeing his beautiful neighbor for a long time. He jumps at the chance to help her, and soon their formerly platonic relationship gets very hot and heavy. But when Mara gets a disturbing phone call from her cousin's kids, she gets pulled back into the life she's tried so hard to leave behind. Can the hot law man convince Mara to let go of her past-and build a future with him? (Dream Man Series, Book 3)
©2012 Kristen Ashley (P)2013 Hachette Audio
The story was good but the narrator did a poor job w/the male voices. At times I wasn't sure if she was even trying to do a male character or simply reading. The story was good not great but good. It got better as the time went on. The first couple of hours I really was thinking about asking for my credit back. But after I got past my irritation w/the narrator I started to enjoy the story. I will say at the end she did finally get a little better with the male characters and she did the children characters perfectly. If narrators make or break a book for you then I don't believe I would recommend this book. Her voice isn't irritating just doesn't seem like she put any real effort in the lead male character. However if you can imagine it's your mom reading a bedtime story then this is a nice story.
I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
Wow! Mitch...I don't even know where to start. A cop who has had a thing for his closed up neighbor Mara and when he finally gets an in, boy does he bust that door WIDE open!
In Mara world, everything has it place and Mitch is definitely out her zone... for 4 years every time she sees him, she runs far away. When Mitch finally pushes for answers she does the one thing she can to stop him from asking questions. She kisses him. HOT! that's all I can say about that kiss. After that there is no way Mitch is not fighting for this woman. He takes her as she is and all her baggage. Mara has some pretty heavy stuff in her past but he take it in stride, laying out how things are going to be. He guides her out to Mara world and into the real world!
I loved listening to past characters, Elvira is always a treat. Hawk and all his macho self has Mara acting a full. And of course Tack..oh, Tack..
I am sad that Tack's HEA is the end of the dream series but I definitely will have no problem going back time after time!
Yes. Mainly because it was Mitch and he was wonderful.
Billy and Billie were what made this story. They were phenomenal! I was in love with these two kids from start to finish.
Yes. All the books in the Dream Man series were really, really good. After all who doesn't love strong willed, seriously hot guys that think you hung the moon.
It made me laugh and cry. You had to with those two kids. God they just ripped your heart out. I must admit though, most of my strong reactions came from wanting to belt Mara...I don't do frustration well.
Mitch is this really great guy, who just happens to be the total package. He's HOT, as in singe your fingers hot. He's kind, thoughtful, strong take charge and not in a do what your told way, though he does have a few moments like that. He is exactly what every woman dreams about. Mara on the other hand drove me NUTS! At first I though she was just really funny with the whole he's a 10.5 and I'm a 2.5. You feel alittle sorry for her. figuring low self esteem, rough child hood, nightmare family, so on and so forth. You get it, you understand. But when well over half the book has gone by and she is still doing the poor me act and holding him away like he's Satan incarnate you start getting sick of it really fast. Honestly, if it hadn't been for this being Mitch's book and the kids I might not have finished it. Mara had me just that aggravated. Luckly, about 3/4 of the way through the book, it starts gets better and the story is saved. So if you can bear up to a lot of whining from Mara and hang in you will end up liking the book.
The story was good, but the narrator almost ruined it. On and off throughout the story, she tries to give the main male character from Denver, a New York accent. She made the female character in her late 20's early 30's sound almost like a young Valley girl. Too much enunciation during the sex scenes making them almost annoying and definitely not sexy. This narrator should not do erotic books. The author is good and I love the series, but I won't buy anymore books with this narrator.
Change the female protaganist's dialogue! Grrrr.
She keeps saying "I mumbled" 'and "Okay I whispered"
I have listened to some of her other books and they were NOWHERE near this annoying and repetitive.
Good. Enjoyed the voices.
Performance was good.
I really want to return this book! Not worth the money.
Remind me again, where did I leave my ipod?
After Mystery Man, which I loved, I was expecting great things from this second book in the series. I was vastly disappointed.
I can't fault the reader -- she did what she could with the material. It was the endless stream of consciousness narrating on the part of the h that brought me out of the story at the midway point. And it was narrating. Repetitious non-stop inner monologue narrating. If a real person's thought processes worked this way, they would be completely unable to function, and would be left deaf, dumb and blind to the verbal and physical cues that are a necessity when it comes to negotiating real life. (Girlie Aspergers? If so, it's a severe case.)
I'm giving it 3 stars for the many great touches that made me chuckle and also made me wish for a better book to go with them.
Mitch is a tough detective from DENVER, not New York. Mitch, as well as some of the other characters sound native to NY/NJ every time there was a fight scene. Very distracting. I've lived in Denver for a long time and no one talks like that unless they're a transplant from the east coast.
Yes. The story was great for the most part. Although Mara's issues and constantly pushing Mitch away became tedious. The level of insecurity becomes unbelievable after a while.
For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.
I got this book because of the good reviews, one in particular, she has never failed me. However I do not see why people have loved this book so much. It was funny and romantic but it got to the point I was screaming ENUFF ALREADY! For me this book was just a little too long for the main story line. By the end of the book if I heard one more time about him being a 10.5 and her being a 2.5 I would have screamed. I just wanted to knock some sense into Mara. The ending however when the big oh no happened felt rushed. If the author would of token out some of the .5 stuff and add more to that OH NO scene then this book might of been a 4. But since I had to listen to all that point this and that for so long I can not give this book more then 3 stars. This book could of been half as long and been better. I am just happy I did not pay full price for it.
Wow - so disappointed! I love romance and the reviews were so promising; maybe I was expecting too much. While the characters themselves are well written, and there is a good supporting cast, the main character is often ditzy and irritating. It’s difficult to get into a book when you don’t like the main character.
The story is OK but I couldn’t stand the horrible dialogue and finally gave up in Chapter 31. When the Russian mob characters were introduced that was it for me! I thought there was little or no difference in the characters’ dialogue. The narrator does a decent job with the different voices and accents but the actual dialogue is almost interchangeable. The superfluous use of swear words seems cheap and makes the characters appear ignorant. Is it really necessary to use the word “sh*#” every few words to make someone seem tough? To cover-up the poor dialogue there are words sprinkled in here and there that are far-fetched and well beyond the characters’ intelligence levels. Because of the poor dialogue the characters are not believable; I felt no connection to them and just didn’t care enough to keep listening.
I have listened to over 100 audiobooks and this is only the second time I did not finish the book. Really wished I would have enjoyed it more!
There are a lot of positive reviews for this book so I guess those that really enjoyed other Kristen Ashley books may enjoy it.
Not sure. Gotta search
The story may have been better with a different narrator. The narrator was just too young, flat and naive sounding. The story seemed to drag.
Couldn't listen long enough to find a scene I would remove.
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