I pay strangers to sleep with me. I have my reasons....But they're not the ones you'd expect. For starters, I'm a funeral director taking over my dad's business. Not exactly the kind of person you'd expect to fork over cash for the lust and urgency only live skin-to-skin contact can create. Looking at me, you wouldn't have a clue I carry this little secret so close it creases up like the folds of a fan. Tight. Personal. Ready to unravel in the heat of the moment. Unsurprisingly, my line of work brings me face-to-face with loss.
So I decided long ago that paying for sex would be one of the best (and arousing) ways to save myself from the one thing that would eventually cut far too deep. But Sam was a mistake. Literally. I signed on to "pick up" a stranger at a bar, but took Sam home instead. And now that I've felt his heat, his sweat and everything else, can I really go back to impersonal? Let's just hope he never finds out about my other life.
©2009 Megan Hart; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"...the story of a real and complex woman caught in a difficult situation with no easy answers. Well-developed secondary characters and a compelling plot add depth to this absorbing and enticing work." (Library Journal on Broken)
"Ms. Hart is a master of all genres. Her stories grip you from the onset." (Romance Junkies)
This book had a good storyline and really likable characters. The biggest distraction for me was the narrator. She often made her characters sound like children rather than adults, and that made some of the erotic subject matter a bit disturbing. But the book itself was very enjoyable.
Again, great premise - it just stalled halfway for me. I wish I could read her stuff because there is so much to appreciate about it.
Believer in what you can't see
Surprises all around.
I like that the protagonist takes care of the dead and describes that a funeral is for the ones left behind and not the one who dies. I
I also like that the protagonist mistake help her find the love she needed.
Narrator was very good at creating a feeling about the characters.
Strangers no more.
I love Megan Hart's story. They are very erotic, but the stories are excellent. Characterizations are very unexpected, they never have ordinary lives, but love is very much a part of the stories.
Forward way of thinking!
I enjoyed the narrator!
I laughed a couple times. I can understand why women go to these extremes but it's just crazy to me. I was totally engaged throughout the entire read.
Overall, great book. Sub-characters were interesting too. Nice ending.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
The story, character's hang ups, everything!
Very good narration
Really love the complexity of the story...something that can be missing in a lot of these types of books.
Stranger was not my first romance nor my first Megan Hart book. I have only recently started listening to romances, but I did overall enjoy Stranger. I have to admit that it was a interesting plot when I read the summary, something that I had never heard of and I honestly wasn't for sure that it would work, especially with some steamy scenes mixed in between. However, it turned out quite well and I found it hard to stop listening. Stranger kept my full attention, especially in how Grace dealt with her complicated relationships between the two men, Jack and Sam. As for the narration, at times, the male voices didn't seem too believable and they even have the tendency to sound the same or childish. Yet, I quickly grew accustomed to the narration. It certainly didn't distract me from the actual plot of the book like some other audio book narrations have. I would definitely recommend Stranger to someone who has read some of Hart's stuff before, though I wouldn't say that it is her best.
I love Megan Hart books. Happily ever after is for disney and little girls, but Megan writes for women ( and men if they like romance).
I love the men in the story, but Jack is my favorite because he's so open emotionally, sexually and intellectually. He makes cameo appearances in Naked and Dirty and I would love to see what happens with Jack and Sarah! I find Sam a bit weak and it pissed me off. WTF! was my reaction of Claire and Sam's relationship. Eventhough, Sam's character is weak he's still a nice guy women can love, but I love the bad boys! ;)
I would have given 5 stars, but the narrator's voice is so girlish and her masculine voices were appalling makes them sound like wimps.
I was curious at what separates Erotica books from just plain ole Romance and I am pretty sure it's just the language. I can make a sailor blush so it doesn't bother me at all. I was surprised that the storyline was really good and engaged me right away. Quirky setting in a funeral home and man the sex scenes were hot! Going back for seconds from this author!!
I love Megan Hart books and this one is excellent. I hate to give this story anything less than a 5 but the narrator made me knock it back to a 3. What a great story with excellent written characters but the narrator sounds like a little girl reading porn. A different narrator would have made this book a 5+ but Gia St. Claire made it uncomfortable. It sounded like a 12 year old girl reading an adult novel...just didn't work for me. Read the book, skip this audible version.
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