Still in town are her beautiful younger sister, Tricia, with her cruel lies; Ken, Tricia's handsome husband, who married the wrong sister; Jigger, the pimp and ruffian with plans of his own; and Cash, proud, mysterious, and complex. It is dangerous for Schyler to even be near Cash, yet she must dare to confront the past - if there is to be any peace in Heaven.
©2006 Sandra Brown; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Carefully modulating pitch and varying the Louisiana bayou accent, Hill clearly delineates the characters, from the light voices of sisters...to the deep Cajun-tinged accent of Cash, sultry and sensual local bad boy. (AudioFile)
Yes, yes, yes, I would listen to Slow heat over and over again. Sandra Brown outdid herself with the multi-dimensional characters and how they all come together, however, one of the best features of this book is Dick Hill's narration. He's really one of the best at portraying that stereotypical ''deep south" twang, and really bringing the characters to life.
I can't compare it to anything currently, it's really in a class by itself.
Dick Hill is great, his voice alone is excellent for narration but, he literally provided different inflections and tones for each character in this book. Each character is brought to life, with the emotions he lends to the character and every word they say.
Worth a credit and then some!
I am a huge SB fan. I listen to her stories over & over again, but this story is hard to get through. None of the characters are likeable and even though Dick Hill does a great job narrating the book, it's just not worth listening to.
IT is by far as one the best romance stories i have listened to.
Really now, it's the growing sexual tension. have you ever daydreamed about that certain man, he seems a bit dangerous, sexy, and he can cause you to get thinking about what it would it would be like to......use your imagination ladies. he seems to be able to have any woman he wants, now he is focused on you; and you like it.
he brought Cash Boudreax to life with that cajun accent, sometimes a teasing drawl, or growling because he is so hot for Skyler. His voice is totally different from jack reacher. It is the sexiest voice. It kind of made me weak in the knees at times. i COULD listen to this book again. I think his narration has spoiled me as far as romance books go.
a sweet ending
this story has many reviews, everything from awsome to OMG. it can be a bit explicit, not graphic or slanting to the erotic by any means. it is a clash of wills ending in the realization of passion, love and tenderness. Do give it a try, you will not be disapointed.
Story was believable.One narrator-not enough differentiation
I figured it out earlier.
Several people, not 1.
From the first chapter to the last great story, kept you guessing or wishing for the next bit of drama. One of my favorite Sandra Brown's novel. Living and struggling with Skyler and Cash as they move through their lives, the drama, the excitement, love and pain. Dick Hill the narrator, what a jewel. How he brings the people to life, one feels as if they are right there with them. Keep them coming, Sandra Brown and Dick Hill. Thanks for such enjoyment.
But by the end it was not to my taste.
The major life choices for two of the main characters were questionable, illogical, or not smart. Their reasons were: deathbed promises to others who died. Those promises were harmful or stupid and should not have been kept.
The heroine Schyler did several stupid things. Here’s one of them. Someone has been stealing from the company. Cash has someone go through the books to discover who it is. He then tells Schyler who it is and shows her the documents. Instead of being ecstatic at the knowledge, which I would have been, Schyler fires Cash saying he was not authorized to do that - he did not have her permission to go through the books.
There are several mean and nasty characters with schemes, secrets, and spies. Some of them reminded me of the scheming smiling villain twisting his mustache. Schyler is trying to save the company and the family home. Villains sabotage. I’m ok with stories having bad guys. Most stories need them, but here there was nobody good to balance it out. Also a bad guy who redeems himself or changes would have been a nice addition.
As to romance, Cash wanted her but did not treat her well. After sex he was remote. There were some brief sex scenes, but the narrator ruined them.
WRONG NARRATOR FOR THIS BOOK:
Dick Hill is a good narrator for crime fiction and other genres, but please keep him away from romance and sex. His interpretation of the hero was repulsive - not sexy. His voice sounded like an overweight lecherous old man. No character had any sex appeal. He read most of the characters with a sarcastic or jeering tone. He used too much sarcasm for the dialogue between Cash and Schyler. Also at times Schyler sounded like a whiny little girl. I would have used a softer and different tone for some of their conversation.
Several times the narrator sniffed for different characters. I do not believe the author wrote “sniff” in the text. It didn’t feel right.
Genre: romantic suspense.
Artist, professor, day dreamer.
I'd say it ranks near the top for no brainer, entertainment. Don't listen to this one if you are seeking literature, thought provoking memorable quotes, art as writing. This is pure entertainment. You will definitely see Gone With the Wind in the characters and plot. Honor is a modern Scarlet who loves her land as much as Scarlet loved Tara. Cash is every bit the Rhett Butler in this one. Sure the story line is a little more sordid, but really, I think there was as much sex in Gone With the Wind, only not as descriptive.
Cash had the most depth as a character.
Yes and this was was really good. I do feel that his accent is a little too harsh at times, but it doesn't bother me.
Laugh? Cry? No, but there were a few times I missed my freeway exit and tripped over the treadmill because of the romance :)
This is the sort of book that keeps you company while doing something else. I am an artist so it is perfect to listen to something and paint at the same time, or drive, or go to the gym etc.
This book should not be read, listening to it is the only way to truely feel what is happening. For me, this was the best. Great story; Sandra Brown is one of my favorite authors; amazingly sexy and steamy narration by Dick Hill. No male narrator even comes close to his talented voice, especially when it comes to protraying the slow, deep southern drawl and cajun/creole speak. I will always listen to anything he narrates and listen to anything Sandra Brown writes.
I fell in love with Skylar & Cash, their story & their falling in love. Sandra Brown has a wonderful talent for telling each character's story drawing the reader/listener into those stories as if they are part of it. I don't typically listen to a book more than once, but this was has drawn me back a few times.
The struggles that Skylar goes through to save Beltair; Cash's firm softness and lovemaking.
The second time Skylar and Cash make love and Sandra Brown's explicit description & Dick Hill's voice and narration of it.
The ending when Cash tell's Skylar he loves her and talks to her about how when they die their children will bury them side-by-side.
This book made me hooked on and go looking for books that were a combination of Sandra Brown's writing and Dick Hill's narration.
I loved the story, characters and narrator. I couldn't stop listening to the book. The love between Cash and Schyler touched my heart. Sandra Brown has become one of my favorite romance authors. Thank you, Sandra Brown.
I would change Cash Boudreau's character. He was not likeable
This is the first romance novel where I did not want to boy to get the girl. I found Cash Boudreau to be disgusting and vile. There was nothing likeable about this character and you wonder why the heroine fell for him. The story was predictable.
Dick is is one of my favorite narrator's, but this was not his best performace. I did not like the Cajun accent.
As I listened to the entire novel, I must say yes. The story was interested, albeit predictable.
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