It's true when people say opposites attract.
Blake Nathaniel, a self-made billionaire visits his cowboy roots hometown to meet his parents. While being there, he has a love-at-first-sight moment and falls for a natural beauty named Sara Cameron, who happens to be his ill father's nurse.
Sara, being the elegant woman that she is, denies Blake's every advance towards her, but on the other hand, Blake, being a determined alpha, does everything to get her.
The chase begins but who will win?
©2016 Joanna Jacobs (P)2016 RH Publishing
This is Blake and Sarah's story. Blake comes home to be with his sick father and meets Sarah his father's nurse. He chases her, buys her gifts that she returns and finally tells her that she will come to him. She is not impressed by his money and she shows him that he can be loved for himself. His father dies and the family grieves and after that well you will have to listen to find out. The narrator is obviously a new narrator and has not gotten a true handle on the narration. She would be good for the story if she could just smooth it out and practice breathing techniques so she does not have to pause where a pause should not be.
I was given this book for an honest review via audiobook boom.
This book and the narrator both have potential. I would have preferred not to use stars, but it wouldn't let me. I received this book as an ARC so wanted to give the promised honest review. But, the difference for me with this book is, the story had potential. It wasn't a bad listen or story. It just seemed rough around the edges at times and not completely fleshed out. Normally it's just the opposite. Normally when I can't give high stars its because the story was bad. I really liked the idea and concept of the book. And, I loved the main female character. I rather thought our main male character was sort of creepy and a stalker. I thought her reactions to him initially were spot on. And, this character felt real in her interactions.
Same with the narrator. She was stilted at times and had a strange speech pattern. At times I think it was just the wording in the story. The sentence structure was a little strange at times. But, the main thing was the flow. The narrator sounded as though she was reading, not telling and pulling the listener into a story. BUT! Again, she has real potential. She has a great voice for narration and seemed to understand and be able to capture the essence of the characters. I think maybe they are both fairly new. But, I feel like there is real potential here. And, I'd like to read and listen to some later work as they both mature into their craft. Good effort.
The narration in this book was tough to handle. There were awkward pauses in the sentences that didn't make any sense. The conversations between characters didn't sound like people were talking to each other, just reading. When the woman had inflection it was whiny. The top aid sounded like a character with mental handicaps. There was a lot of time where it kinda sounded like it was given over a telephone or far away, but then just as I'd get adjusted to it, a phrase would be blurted out in what I'd call regular sound. It was only just over an hour & I had to force myself to listen.
The story didn't hook me & I just couldn't get into this one. I don't know if it just didn't work as a story or the narration/sound quality ruined it.
I was gifted a copy of this book for my honest review.
This is a short, slightly dry romance. It annoyed me slightly that, while Sarah was being encouraged to look beyond Blake's billionaire status, he kept being referred to as a billionaire, somehow retracting from his actual worth as a man. Sarah started off as a strong independent woman, but somehow eventually accepted being referred to as "doll" which was potentially grating as well. The story isn't bad, perhaps a bit predictable. But being very short it lacked the depth one can usually expect while the protagonists navigate the rocky road of their relationship. Overall, I didn't find the story very satisfying.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.
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A black female nurse catches the eye of her patient's rich son.. This is a fast paced story. steamy scenes. has diversity in characters within story. OK short story....Worth a credit or money??? Flip a coin....Realistic... Nahhh
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The story was very short, only a little over an hour, but it could have been so much better. I have read/listened to several books that were just as short but were so much better.
The story did not flow well. The dialogue was odd and not believable. Sara was rude and very unpleasant towards Blake. Not sure how he could have put up with her behavior. I know guys can be blind by beauty but this was too much in my point of view.
The narrator reads it ok. I'm not sure if it's her or just an odd dialogue for anyone to try to put more intonation into it. It sounded emotionless. There seem to be some background noises at some areas.
**This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion**
Hello I am addicted to Audible!!! The addiction is real and I need help...more credits that is.....
I mean it just wasn't a maturely written story. So many things about this story screamed more. Now to be fairm it isn't the worst but goodness I wanted to stop listenening, I can't stand bad narration and this was bad narration
Joanna needed to really take the time to develop the story. I love short stories but this one just had too many missing moments. We need stronger emotions and we need to get to know the characters for ourselves. I should have felt something when the father died but unfortunately I didn't. I don't evern really know what purpose he served in the book. You have to make the characters in the book count. I should want to know more about the characters. I should want to know where they went about their friends.
Oh Giselle, you have to read that thing with emotion. Make me feel that you are performing it on stage and not reading it out loud for the first time. I need it to be fluid and just feel like you are the character.
Overall the book just was ok, I look at the cover, read the title and expedted to hear a sexy covboy and a black girl with some kind of sassiness. I didn't get anything close to that. I mean atleast let me get the sexy cowboy with the western voice. Sorry it just wasn't for me.
I was given this book in return for my unbiased opinion and I honeslty tried to like it but it truly needs work . The overall story is cute but the narration along with the character flaws and story gaps just didn't work for me.
Enjoy reading fiction, thrillers (JD Robb), romance, military and comedy (Evanovich). Listen to Audiobooks on treadmill and long road trips!
Writing and plot not so good. Narrator didn't have much emotion, not fluid.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.
Audiobook Addict. It's all about the Listen. Mostly Romance, but I do branch out a bit. Reviews are my honest opinions-popular or not.
Story: The story itself is only an hour, and I imagine it is very difficult to do much character development in that amount of time. Most of the characters were pretty superficial, except Sara who was written as an uptight, condescending snot who was very difficult to like. After meeting him once for only a couple of minutes, she barged in on Blake while on the phone and told him that the people waiting for him downstairs were more important than any business call. In spite of that, Blake likes her. (OK. Crazy people need love too, I guess.) So he tries again to get close to her, and she is needlessly rude to him. This apparently makes him want her more. (Alright, but please consider therapy, dude.) He buys her flowers, is rebuffed again and told she is absolutely not interested in him. At this point, it's called stalking, but OK, he keeps at it which I just do not get. All he really knows about Sara is that she's a hot nurse who's incredibly rude and obnoxious, and I'm hoping he cuts his losses like any SANE guy would because most guys don't really like b*tches. But he's not giving up yet and decides to buy her expensive gifts until she snaps and finally persuades him to stop. Then, guess what? He leaves her alone, and she changes her mind. (My eyes rolled so hard, it hurts to look down now. Just NO. Too late. Live your life wondering what could've been if you weren't such a B.) Yeah, well. He's nicer than me. Whatever.
Editing: Either there is a shortage of editors who know what they're doing, OR authors are just skipping the editing process. There are many repetitive and redundant sentences, as well as unrealistic and very awkward dialogue.
Production: The recording is lacking. There seems to be a lot of white noise in some places, echo in other places, pops and clicks and drastic volume changes.
Narration: The narrator does an OK job of "reading," but this needed a professional actor to "perform" it. (Though I'm not sure how much that would've helped.) It seems like Giselle Lumas was reading it for the first time while recording, with no preparation, so it's a bit stilted and choppy. However, as I said earlier, the dialogue is very awkward, so I think she probably did the best she could with the material she was given.
I received this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.
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