License to Thrill is a romantic adventure in the spirit of super-cool, super-sexy Agent 007!
He wasn't the man she wanted to trust... but when the stakes turn deadly, it's nice to have a hard body between her and trouble!
She wasn't the woman he expected to fall for... and he has a bad feeling a bulletproof vest isn't going to protect his heart this time!
©1997 Stephanie Bond, Inc. (P)2013 Stephanie Bond, Inc.
Use books for escape- typically avoid nonfiction. Enjoy action-romance, espionage/military, sci-fi. Skilled writing is most important.
The publisher calls License to Thrill a romantic adventure, but there is very little action. This is a typical bad-guys-after-innocent-girl story, whom the good guy works to protect. It's shallow, with little intrigue but is okay because it is a book that doesn't take itself too seriously - typical Stephanie Bond.
The publisher also refers to the main male character as a "super-cool, super-sexy Agent 007!" but this doesn't come through without reading 'in between the lines' quite a bit. The female protagonist is the one aspect that is not typical - she isn't amazingly beautiful, thin, or rich. She even wears glasses. The two make the most unlikely couple, but somehow they fit.
Overall, don't have high expectations if you spend a credit on this one.
I'm so glad I read this book before listening to the audio version. I love Stephanie Bond's books and loved this story when I first read it. I thought it was funny and sexy and couldn't wait to try the audiobook. But the narrator's horrid attempt at a male British accent made the hero sound more like a stuffy old English butler with absolutely no sex appeal rather than a former James Bond-type agent. I'm going to go back and read the book again just to get that image/sound out of my head! Other than ruining James Donovan for me, I thought Erin Mallon did okay and I would listen to other books read by her, as long as the hero isn't British!
this book is another great one that Stephanie Bond has written. catching, funny, and mesmerizing. I recommend this book to anyone that wants a light funny but catching read...
Just trying to find my next great read
License to Thrill was an okay story. It was not the best audio book I listened to and it was not the worst. It was a nice audible to listen to on a Saturday afternoon when I had to clean the house. Something that kept my interest with a light romance.
I think Erin Mallon did a nice job with this book. I have listened to other books by Erin Mallon and have become a fan. Narration is a large part of an audio book experience. The only issue I had is that Erin Mallon has always done a nice job with male voices, but with the voice of James Donovan, he sounded like a British vampire at times.
This was a nice romance mixed with light suspense. Characters are likable. James Donavan came to San Francisco to do a job as a favor for a friend and finds himself interested in Kat McKray. Kat is a museum curator and is accused of stealing a letter from the museum and James Donovan being a retired ex-British agent takes it upon to help her and find out what Kat McCray is hiding and who took the letter.
I loved the book but the reader ruined it
Her imitation of English accents was horrible and distracting.
Loved the story line which was ruined by the reader
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