Johnny Harris is home again, his too-tight jeans and damn-your-eyes belligerence honed to perfection by a ten-year stretch in federal prison for murder. Now he’s out on parole and ready for the job Rachel Grant has promised him to help him begin a new life. Unlike the rest of the town, Rachel has always believed in her former student’s innocence. But one thing has changed.
The sullenly handsome boy she remembers is still sullen, still handsome - but no longer a boy. And now the small Kentucky town is alive with gossip and whispers of a scandal, as friendship turns to passion and Rachel abandons a lifetime of propriety in the ex-con’s arms. Then the killer strikes again. All evidence points to Johnny Harris, but Rachel knows he is innocent. And she knows she is next - as a shattering truth is uncovered and dark passions explode in the relentless summer heat.
©2014 Karen Robards (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
if you are a classic Robards reader, you can not miss this one. I have waited 15 yrs for this one and get a bonus as Anna Fields AKA Kate Fleming reads this one. Oh what a find.
this is pure core romance
this is read by the late great AKA, Anna Fields, who read the best Susan Elizabeth Phillips books ie: It had to be You.
I have purchased so many books by the late great ms Fields, what a waste she has passed. Enjoy this classic
I think I'm a very tough critic when it comes to the romantic suspense genre. I really feel that the romance compromises the mystery or the mystery compromises the romance. In this book it’s the former; I loved the romance but didn't care for the mystery at all. I could look past the out-datedness of the story (it had an obvious 80's feel) but I felt that the mystery was "cheesy." Anna Fields/Kate Fleming is a quality narrator, but I expected much more from this story.
Yes, without hesitation! I loved this book when it just came out in print. I was a little reluctant to buy the audio because I was afraid it would disappoint. It did not! Kate Fleming is a great reader and made the characters come to live.
Not one specific moment. More the theme, which is of faith and total trust. Rachel's belief in Johnny's innocence is touching.
No, I have not but plant to looks for other books where she is the reader.
When I first read it, yes. Some tears were shed. Although poignant, I think the way Ms. Fleming read the book had an even keel tone.
Love this book. Well worth the credit!!!
I don't think I would. The characters seem to flip flop with their emotions and demeanor's and they aren't what I would consider relatable. However if you're looking for some pretty steamy scenes this has a few.
Meh. A little larger than life and just a little too easy.
It was for the narration. Not for the story.
Love romance with a little bit of humor and suspense. A Thousand Splendid Suns is one of my favorite books.
This was a pretty good listen. I didn't have any of my typical complaints about voice and content.
Not sure. I listened to the first hour and couldn't get into the story. The narration seems a bit flat, although that might be attributed to the story.
I have listened to at least one other of her books.
This is one of my favorite romantic suspense stories of all time. I have it in print form and have read it time and time again over the years. I thought the narration was excellent, and the narrator really captured the spirit of one of the best male characters of all time: Johnny Harris.
I very much enjoyed this story. The main characters are very likable and sexy and the plot is believable. The narrator is a little inappropriate and over dramatic at times but all in all, does a good job.
Are we sure this was a Romantic Suspense. If so, where was it? I thought some of the story was a little far fetched also. I have read many of Karen Robards' books--this is the first I have been critical. The others kept you in suspense, suspense. This one was romance, dumb stuff and romance. I will give you this--you had no idea who the culprit was until the very last chapters. One other thing, this book had to have been written a good while ago. Did anyone notice--no cell phones. The best thing was the performance by Kate Fleming (Anna Field). She is thoroughly missed in narration.
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