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The Return of Rafe MacKade: The MacKade Brothers, Book 1 | [Nora Roberts]

The Return of Rafe MacKade: The MacKade Brothers, Book 1

Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy has come home. Cleaned up and successful now - though still dangerously good-looking - Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire…and tongues wagging. Not even lovely newcomer Regan Bishop is immune to his charms. Though Regan claims to not want to get involved with a rebel, Rafe's pretty sure that her reaction to their sizzling kisses suggests otherwise.
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts returns with the classic tales of the MacKade brothers - their rebellions, their passions, and their loves.

Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy has come home. Cleaned up and successful now - though still dangerously good-looking - Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire…and tongues wagging. Not even lovely newcomer Regan Bishop is immune to his charms. Though Regan claims to not want to get involved with a rebel, Rafe's pretty sure that her reaction to their sizzling kisses suggests otherwise.

©1995 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc., all rights reserved

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    Tracie 05-28-14
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    "voice reminded me of John Wayne"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story was good, I couldn't get past the voice.


    Would you recommend The Return of Rafe MacKade to your friends? Why or why not?

    The voice.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Luke Daniels?

    No, his version of a woman's voice is just strange.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra R. Marcil 05-28-14 Member Since 2008

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Enjoyable Story"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Roberts? Why or why not?

    Yes, going to listen to all four brothers stories. Some of my favorite books are Nora Roberts books. Witness, Montana Skies, The Search.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Luke Daniels?

    Luke Daniels does a decent job narrating, he is reliable, so I have listened to many books he has narrated.


    Any additional comments?

    Laughed out loud several times, and altho the story was somewhat predictable.... I enjoyed listening and downloaded the other MacKade books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-19-14
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-19-14

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    "A SHORT BUT VERY SWEET ROMANCE WITH GHOSTS TOO"

    From a family of four handsome, sexy, charismatic Alpha brothers bad boy Rafe is back in his hometown after 10 years absence during which time he made a successful house restoration business. But there was one house that's haunted him over the years, a grand, derelict and haunted house on the edge of town and he's just bought it with visions of restoring it to it's former historical glory and making it into a B & B. However, he needs the help of Regan's Antique Business, her knowledge and natural flair to make his vision come to life but the strong willed, independent, talented beauty, together with their mutual attraction, soon captures his imagination along with his heart too.

    A very sweet contemporary romance with a sad and tragic Civil War ghost story running through it and there's a bit of angst, an abused wife with 2 shy children and her aggressive husband sub plot and a love story that was funny, light with witty banter and sensual but mild sex scenes. As with all Nora Robert's books, you're guaranteed richly described vivid scenes and loveable characters that soon draw you into their lives as you witness their hopes, dreams and desires slowly being fulfilled. You really feel the dynamics and love between all the brothers which enriches this listen.

    Worth a credit? It was a very enjoyable, entertaining light listen that was short, sweet and cost under $5, so at that price there was no need to use a credit.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Deeadra PACE, FL, United States 06-02-14
    Deeadra PACE, FL, United States 06-02-14 Member Since 2011

    Love audio books. Hate bad narrators.

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    "SPOILER!!! Why so mean & nasty?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone used to mean, nasty and verbally abusive men.


    Has The Return of Rafe MacKade turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I haven't decided. I might do one more from the series but if the Jared is as mean as Rafe, I'm moving on.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I didn't dislike the narrator. I didn't particularly care for the voice of Rafe and his brother, Devin the Sheriff.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Return of Rafe MacKade?

    Just about all the scenes which included Rafe.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't stand Rafe. I found him to be very mean and bitter towards life in general and the story gave no real reason why he was that way. I found him to be almost as bad as the wife beater in the story; the only difference is Rafe used words, not fists. I pretty much found him repulsive. He is like this literally until the last five minutes of the book. I did however like the "ghost" parts but then again, there was no real conclusion to this either.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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