But there are more secrets to be found out, and Kelsey decides to stay at her mother's splendid horse farm where she falls in love with horses and the man next door - handsome gambler Gabe Slater. When murdered men and injured horses turn up, Kelsey finds evil lurking where she least expects it, and risks all to restore her mother's honor.
©2005 Nora Roberts; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Roberts paints her story with a broad brush, but its colorful canvas, easily identifiable heroes and villains and swirling action add up to another winner for this popular author." (Publishers Weekly)
well i was not to thrilled with this readers differences in characters but the story will make up for it a differnet reader would be better
Wish I could give this one 6 stars. The story has lots of twists and turns, some sexy stuff, the dialogue between the H/h is smart and funny plus the narration is excellent.
I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
I generally love Nora Roberts' books, but I couldn't wait for this one to get over. I enjoyed learning about horse racing and their owners, but never really invested in the characters. The narrator used a high pitched 'girly' voice for the main character that was especially grating. I like Nora's strong women-- this one came off as stupid and weak in comparison.
The story was OK at the beginning, but got boring about 3/4 of the way through. There was too much about the ins and outs of horse racing, but I could have finished the story if it wasn't for the narrator. Not only was her voice annoying, but she kept pronouncing words incorrectly. She kept saying "show-der" instead of shoulder and "so-ger" for soldier. There were other words she got wrong as well, which distracted from the story. I found myself constantly wanting to correct her. I would recommend reading this book yourself, instead of listening to the audiobook.
Initially, I thought I'd chosen a dud. It took a little while to get into the story, but it did ultimately engage me and overall, I enjoyed it.
This story was totally riveting. The story flowed, kept you going It was hard to put down when I needed to do other things. The characters were very likable and very real. I felt the love story blossomed in a very realistic manner. My one and only problem with this book was the person reading it. She seem to be very monotone and didn't make a lot of changes in the voices between the characters. At first it was very off putting, however the story was so good that eventually that became a noticeable. Even with the bad reading, I highly recommend this book.
Storyline wonderful, author showed much knowledge about horse racing industry--I learned a lot. I REALLY didn't like Kelsey's voice--she sounded like a much more mature woman. Had the story not been so riveting to me I would NOT have finished the book-in that respect is was a struggle.
I would have preferred another book. This is an ok Nora Roberts book, but is seems dated. I believe it's mostly due to the narration.
If you have read a Nora Roberts book, you know how it's going to go.
The narrator's voice is slow. The timing in the dialogue could be better. The most evident problem with the voice for me is that she sounds old. She plays the mom just fine, but as for the heroine and the hero, the voice didn't really work. Often, I couldn't tell the difference between when the mom was talking or when the daughter was talking. And I had to fast forward the intimate scenes. They just weren't coming across as sexy because the voice wasn't sexy. It was frumpy.
Casual listening only. I've missed a lot because the voice was not compelling.
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