When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiancé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto – a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing’s for sure: She’s not going down without a fight.
©2009 Leanne Banks (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
every day is a busman's honeymoon
Exactly, what you need to distract yourself- Light hearted farfetched romance. The father set my teeth on edge, reminding me too much of my own difficult dad. I almost stopped listening because of him. Glad I didn't, because the protagonist perceveerd.
Amanda Ronconni is one of my very favorite narrators.
Strong characters in all genres. and narrators who don't ham it up.
The soft core porn passed the time but the characters just didn't have any depth and there was no one i could be interested in. The heroine has a demeaning father and a showpiece mother now dumped by said father. She is magna cum laude from Vanderbilt (but it was hard to believe based on her response to anything). Obviously the basis for a long term relationship is looks, money and sex. Overall plot was cute, but hardly pretty clear from early in the book. If this is the product of a best selling romance writer, i guess that means the genre is pretty sad. Kerry Greenwook and Jane Lovering are much better.
believable plot, intelligent characters, realistic motivation, some knowledge of law for a book about a lawyer, or how an elevator could be hacked, or security systems disabled (is this an example of Deus Ex Machina? for the follow up sex scene in the elevator, with semen dripping down her leg when rescued by the police?)
I put major sections on 1.5 speed but i did listen to the end. It should be good listening when your concentration is else where.
The reader was very good but deserves opportunities to work on better books.
Civil War Nut LH
Another great story by Christina Dodd and one of my favorite narrators, Amanda Ronconi. Action-packed story that kept my attention so I didn't want to stop listening for little things like work and being polite company! I'm not sure AR's Italian voice was very accurate, but I love her voice in general. She makes the story so much more interesting with her style of narration that I believe she greatly improves it.
I enjoy reading and listening to books, especially thrillers, romance, fantasy and more...
It was a cute story, a pleasant way to spend a few hours. The mother daughter relationship was well thought out and worked well into storyline. The romance was predictable.
The narrator had quite a few characters to portray and did a fairly good job with most but she should avoid Italian accents in the future...
Funny and entirely entertaining. A nice break from heavier reads.
Dragon suited lothario appearing in office
I hated the narrator's voice of the man, his accent made him sound evil and unlikeable
Really boring and predictable
An avid reader who works too much to actually read in the traditional manner she now consumes audiobooks at her job, driving, and running.
A very shallow and trite "thriller" that revolved more on the internal struggle of the main character's self-esteem than it did on the actual plot. There is just so much that could have been done with this plot premise--and has already been done by other and better writers--that I was significantly NOT impressed. The main character--a blonde who has everything from a law degree to super model looks to rich and powerful connections to a supportive mother and sister to a great first job--just can't get over how her father is a chauvinistic asshole who calls her stupid. Sorry if I just don't have any sympathy for her pity party. And I'm not going to even get started on the silly and cardboard romance that dominates the book.
If you want to read a thrilling book about a tortured woman who kicks ass and falls in love with a reformed billionaire thief then stick with J.D. Robb's "In Death" series.
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