After years of independence, Cameron has to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggles with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy. Old rivalries and new resentments flare between Cameron and his brothers, but they try to put aside their differences for Seth's sake.
In the end, a social worker, as tough as she is beautiful, will decide Seth's fate. She has the power to bring the Quinns together - or tear them apart...
©2008 Nora Roberts; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
One of the best
dedication of the main charaters
The assistant principle's office when all the Quins are there sticking up for Seth
When Cal realizes he's home..in his heart
Nora Roberts seems to have a good formula for romantic stories, yet the plots are so different each time. It's similar to, yet different from, her other books.
I enjoyed this book and plan to look up others in the Chesapeake Bay series
If my friend likes light, predictable soap opera-esque books then, yes.
I have liked Nora Roberts' books in the past but feel I have outgrown them. This book offered nothing unique, thought provoking or educational.
It kept me entertained enough while painting my walls but wouldn't listen to it again.
Cam, a womanizing car and boat racer at war with his feelings of what is right and his desire to continue racing and hopping around the world.
Ana, the social worker.
When Seth falls off the roof.
A good and intriging story that leaves the ending to your imagination.
I would have enjoyed this book more if the main characters were not portrayed as people who feel the need to do dramatic things such as throw dishes at each other. Nora Roberts seems to be confused about how to portray someone as a fully living human unless they get stupid and act in ways that I would not let my kids act in! She also seems to think they need to get violent with each other to prove their love. I am not buying it! It is a shame because I liked the basic story line if it could have had less drama.
So I am rediscovering my favorite Nora Roberts stories through audible.com and knew I would love this series since I'd read it years before... which I thoroughly did... heartwarming and unexpected.
I didn't approach the story with a preconceived idea about how the voices should sound, since I'd read the story so long ago, but, my goodness, the voices the reader created for these three brothers were a bit off the mark. One brother was fine. One 30-ish year old brother sounded like a toothless, octogenarian, and one, also a 30-ish year old, sounded like a whiny, pre-pubescent boy... it was jarring, to say the least.
Usually, if a voice doesn't quite match my image of a character, I am able to be swept away in the story by the end of the third chapter and realize that I don't notice the disparity between what I imagined and what I am hearing. But this time, every time one of these brothers entered a scene, the horror of their voice performance was a fresh and undiluted as the first time I heard it.
I noticed that the same narrator performs the 2nd but not the 3rd and 4th books in the series, so I will l probably continue listening... BUT the 2nd book is the story told from the point of view of the 2nd brother (the toothless octogenarian I mentioned before)... and I truly don't know if I can manage to listen to the reader's rendition of this character for a whole book... sad because it was my favorite of the series.
I got this without realizing I had already read it and the other two parts of the trilogy. I enjoyed listening to it again but remembered that I had not found the other two parts as captivating so did not order the audio for those two. It's a good story.
No. There are better ones out there.
I LOVE her "In Death" series and have all 38. This one drones compared to those.
Yes, try another series.
Yes, we all need to get away at times. This book will do it for you
Nothing. He is quite good
I prefer her books that deal with the magical and spiritual aspect. This book was too much like a Harlequin Romance, for me.
A Book Worm
This, the first of 4 books in the series is my favorite. It sets the foundation, and introduced the main characters of the series. Cameron is a man's man. He loved his parents unconditionally; therefore he's able to love his brothers unconditionally. Despite the questionable circumstances under which Seth came into the family, he was accepted simply because their father asked them to take care of him. That settled it. Cam's less than stellar housekeeping skills are hilarious; the dishwasher scene is classic. This book will make you laugh and cry, which in my book makes for an excellent read/listen.
I read all four, and am looking forward to experiencing them in their audio version.
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