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License to Thrill: A Romantic Mystery | [Stephanie Bond]

License to Thrill: A Romantic Mystery

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!
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Gretchen 11-26-13
    Gretchen 11-26-13

    Use books for escape- typically avoid nonfiction. Enjoy action-romance, espionage/military, sci-fi. Skilled writing is most important.

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    "Light mystery, light romance"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Country Girl 02-01-15
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    "Narrator spoiled this for me"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan F. Vien Tucson 01-19-15
    Susan F. Vien Tucson 01-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent"

    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...

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    Christine 01-15-15
    Christine 01-15-15 Member Since 2013

    Reading is very subjective and everyone has a different experience. I may reread a book and have a different experience the second time.

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    "Nice Romantic Suspense"
    Where does License to Thrill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Erin Mallon – was your favorite?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ljleelee Mississippi United States 08-09-14
    ljleelee Mississippi United States 08-09-14 Member Since 2011

    LJ

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    "Irritating reader"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I loved the book but the reader ruined it


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her imitation of English accents was horrible and distracting.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Loved the story line which was ruined by the reader


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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