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Maggie's Man: Family Secrets, Book 1 | [Lisa Gardner]

Maggie's Man: Family Secrets, Book 1

When shy and reserved Maggie Ferringer is called for jury duty, she never expects to be kidnapped by an escaped convict. But when Cain Cannon, disguised as a prison guard, pulls a gun, she has no choice but to be taken hostage. Cain claims that he’s innocent of killing his girlfriend six years ago, and now he wants revenge on the people who put him behind bars. Soon Maggie becomes more than just a hostage to Cain. As they slowly begin to share the secrets of their respective pasts, Maggie discovers that she wants to fight for Cain’s freedom - because he just might be the kind of man she can love.
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Publisher's Summary

Three siblings searching for the truth about their family are about to find more than they bargained for. . . .

When shy and reserved Maggie Ferringer is called for jury duty, she never expects to be kidnapped by an escaped convict. But when Cain Cannon, disguised as a prison guard, pulls a gun, she has no choice but to be taken hostage. Cain claims that he’s innocent of killing his girlfriend six years ago, and now he wants revenge on the people who put him behind bars.

Soon Maggie becomes more than just a hostage to Cain. As they slowly begin to share the secrets of their respective pasts, Maggie discovers that she wants to fight for Cain’s freedom - because he just might be the kind of man she can love.

©1997 Lisa Baumgartner (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Lisa Gardner's work has the chills and thrills to excite, and the heart to draw you in." (Sandra Brown)

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    Diana DC Washington, DC, United States 08-18-13
    Diana DC Washington, DC, United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2008

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    "Maggie's Man"

    I'm in the middle on this one. I didn't like it as much as I'd expected to. Decent romance, decent suspense but it didn't light my fire.

    Kate Rudd's tone for Maggie was too perky and cute for a heroine who's been kidnapped by a convicted felon. That was jarring and all kinds of wrong.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Patsy Bluebell, UT, United States 10-07-13
    Patsy Bluebell, UT, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved the humor and action of this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book. Exciting and fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the narrator and the story was a great listen. She did a fantastic job, Kate Rudd is great.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is a book that you don't want to stop listening to.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Minnesota, United States 09-28-13
    Kindle Customer Minnesota, United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2012

    Love Good Books

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    "Not up to Lisa Gardner standards"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I really had a hard time with the narrator - it sounded fake or mechanical and it distracted me so much I almost gave up on the book.


    What didn’t you like about Kate Rudd’s performance?

    Over done and hard to listen to.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 09-12-13
    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 09-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Mildly Entertaining, Heavy Cheese!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would change Maggie however this was published in 97' and Lisa Gardner is one of my favorite authors. Maggie made no sense to me. She is a mousy virgin yet a marriage counselor who had never been in a serious relationship. Really? A very naive and whiny character, Maggie just annoyed me. The characters were not very complex and I'm glad this book was written under Alicia Scott, Maggie is nothing like DD Warren and the other complex characters in her other series.


    Would you recommend Maggie's Man to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this one to a teenager who has limited experiences, they would probably find Maggie more believable.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never and I think Kate Rudd's narration added to the annoying qualities of Maggie and she reads men like they are cave men. errr.


    Was Maggie's Man worth the listening time?

    As much as I complained throughout this review, I still managed to listen to the whole book in 24 hours so it couldn't have been that bad. As I mentioned I was entertained, the book was not very complex which gave me the ability to multi-task while listening. If it was a DD Warren book or any other Lisa Gardner book, I would have been more captivated and would have stopped the multi-tasking to listen closely.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for Fear Nothing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marnie troy, va, United States 09-12-13
    Marnie troy, va, United States 09-12-13
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    "I Love Lisa Gardner but I Hate This Book"
    What disappointed you about Maggie's Man?

    I don't know if it was the narrator's horrible voices and over enunciation of everything or if it was the book itself. I struggled through 3/4 of it and finally had enough and stopped listening.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa Gardner again?

    Absolutely


    What didn’t you like about Kate Rudd’s performance?

    The perkiness for the female character was just plain annoying and completely unbelievable and the main male character she kept switching back and forth from a russian mob accent to no accent at all. She was simply way off the mark for this type of work. I will not buy another audible book if she is the reader.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    total disappointment


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Bluffdale, UT, United States 09-10-13
    Kathy Bluffdale, UT, United States 09-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    ""As usual Lisa Gardner never let's me down""
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book has a a lot of humor and is well written, I love Lisa Gardner book's she is a fantastic writter, please hurray and right more a fan patiently waiting!!!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Rio Rancho, NM, United States 10-31-13
    Victoria Rio Rancho, NM, United States 10-31-13 Member Since 2004
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    "HORRIBLE"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A pre-teen


    What could Lisa Gardner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Her other books are so great. This was like a teen age harlequin story. Not like her other stuff at all.


    What didn’t you like about Kate Rudd’s performance?

    I loathed the pouty spoiled girl voice.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Maggie's Man?

    Honestly, from the get go every scene I could handle listening to seemed amateurish..I have a hard time believing this is the same writer who wrote WHO DO YOU LOVE. If this had been the first of her books I'd purchased, I never would have given any of her other really good books a chance.


    Any additional comments?

    She should remove this book from stores- both online and walk in stores.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 01-14-14
    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2011

    Nyoka Mullins

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    "A sure no 5"

    I found this book to be one of the most interesting one's, suprising how Maggie is so calm and not scared, but say's just exactly what she think's..I would suggest you get this if you don't have it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Sonoma, CA, United States 12-15-13
    Pamela Sonoma, CA, United States 12-15-13 Member Since 2003
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    "disappointing, soft core porn"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story and better narration. The Cain character is interesting but not fleshed out enough, and the Maggie character is just ridiculous.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The second in the series, since I already purchased it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Rudd’s performances?

    maybe, but not too soon.


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

    the story could make an interesting stage play?


    Any additional comments?

    I love Lisa Gardner's previous books, and this has none of the suspense, terror, or well drawn characters her previous works have. The story is disappointingly straightforward, the Maggie character as well as her narration are terrible, and there are parts that I are just soft core porn in disguise. Very disappointing all around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carola OberurselGermany 12-10-13
    Carola OberurselGermany 12-10-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Too Much Bodice- and Boxer-Ripping"
    What did you like best about Maggie's Man? What did you like least?

    Lisa Gardner's mysteries are usually among my favorites, but the Family Secrets series does not meet her usual high standards. Maggie''s Man was apparently written during the early days of Gardner's career, when she had not yet found her proper voice. This book has far too much panting, moaning and underwear-shedding for my taste.


    Would you recommend Maggie's Man to your friends? Why or why not?

    No - too embarrassing.


    Any additional comments?

    Give me more plot and fewer long, drawn-out sex scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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