While attending a reception at a friend's estate for a controversial artist, Kate is nearly killed by an explosion. Once home, Kate is hit with the news that the prosperous fragrance company she has nurtured from the ground up is in jeopardy: It turns out that her late mother used the business as collateral for a huge loan, and full payment is due in three weeks. Kate's still reeling from this devastating news when her younger sister's volatile ex-boyfriend shows up and threatens her.
Then Kate receives a call from her best friend, Jordan Buchanan, who is hospitalized and scheduled for surgery in Boston. Though stretched to the limit, Kate immediately rushes to her side. Once she knows that Jordan is going to be fine, Kate abandons her calm façade and allows herself a major meltdown, doing something that is totally uncharacteristic: She has a one-night stand with Jordan's brother Dylan.
Coming to her senses, Kate returns home determined to get back on track and save her business. But the mishaps keep coming.
At Jordan's insistence, Dylan checks up on Kate. He's convinced that she's merely having a spell of bad luck - until he discovers how many people want Kate MacKenna dead.
©2005 Julie Garwood; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I enjoy Romantic Suspense books with bite to them--this one was good--could have been more bite though. Narrators can make or break book. I enjoyed the narrator also, however she doesn't do "southern" very well (the reason she got a 3). I know I have listened to her before and I know she has done a better job.
I started listening to the sample story about Jordan--she seems to be more herself in this one--she will probably rate much better, at least in my opinion.
I truly enjoyed the characters. The book will make you smile and care what happens just what a great book is supposed to do. This book wont disappoint you
Found the main character to be ridiculous, kind of stupid actually. Found her responses to events to be dumb and it frustrated me.
The story was very good - classic Garwood. I would have thoroughly enjoyed the characters (although I liked them) had the accents not been so forced, so "fake-South." I had to MAKE a myself keep going with this book SEVERAL times and not just delete. I wish now I could have used the audible "credit" from my membership to purchase the Kindle or paperback version of this book so that the characters' voices would have been from my own imagination! I will never listen to another story by this narrator, which means I will miss out on a few JG books I've been wanting to listen to. Oh well...back to Janet Evanovich...Loralie King hits it spot-on EVERY time!!!
Julie Garwood is one of my favorite writers and although this is an older novel the story could be timeless. From the sisters and close friend to the macho men. The story kept me entertained with laughter and suspense.
I think Joyce Bean did a great job.
Yes, great story and narration
Excellent - she did not attempt a bad Boston accent as was the case in prior books in this series with other narrators. Not all people from the Boston area speak with an accent that is over exaggerated.
I recommend the entire series (even with the very bad Boston accents of the first few audio books.
I don't mind a little romance with my mysteries, but this was the opposite mix. A prologue takes away any reason for suspense in the first half of the book (we know something the heroine doesn't that explains what's going on). When two handsome, eligible men are introduced in the first few chps, you just know one of of them has to be a bad guy. Then there's the other set of suspects... and the only one who isn't made out to be a villain is, you guessed it, behind it all. I read a later book in this series and thought it was a much better mystery, so if you're looking for suspense with a touch of romance, try newer novels from this author.
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