I have read everything that Garwood has written, but she typically has a few problems with her books - usually the quality of writing. This is the bes..Show More »t work she has ever done. (In fact, I am a little surprised with how well it is written - new editor?) Her characters are usually well developed and interesting; she usually has adequate plots; and, she often weaves in subtle humor. She does all of these very well in this book. Her solid writing, along with an excellent reader (one of the best I have heard)pushes this book over the top - very well done. Can Garwood do it again? Let's hope.
This is the first time I have felt strongly enough about a listen to write a review. I read these reviews before I invest $ and download a book so a..Show More »s a thank you to all of you out there that write reviews I will warn you about this one.
As a woman I think I can write this review about the female main character in this book without being classified as just sexist. I am personally tired of women in these type books that are supposed to be so tough and self-reliant but the first time they get cold they look to the man they are with and say to themselves " I'm cold - I wish he would hold me" Oh brother!
The amateurish writing of the dialogs in this book is supremely tiring. It has taken a lot of willpower to make me continue listening through these horribly adolescent sounding conversations to finally get to the conclusion of the book.
If you want non-reality type chick-lit with a hint of suspense get this one but if you want a real suspenseful story look elsewhere.
I adore Julie Garwood and the other books in this series were great. Joyce Bean needs to relax with her accents. This is the second book she has ruine..Show More »d for me. I can't listen to this over and over.
I enjoy Romantic Suspense books with bite to them--this one was good--could have been more bite though. Narrators can make or break book. I enjoyed..Show More » the narrator also, however she doesn't do "southern" very well (the reason she got a 3). I know I have listened to her before and I know she has done a better job.
I started listening to the sample story about Jordan--she seems to be more herself in this one--she will probably rate much better, at least in my opinion.
The writing was up to par. But I think it's the narrator that really pulls me into audiobooks. I thought this one did a really good job with the voice..Show More »s. I could tell who was speaking by the way she did the voice without even having to listen to the narration to know. Was it just me or was she even doing an Alaskan accent for the characters from Alaska? :-)
I didn't realize the sexual scenes would be so graphic but I liked this one.
I thought this book was one of her best. The characters were well developed and the plot was interesting. Best of all, it was funny. As outrageous as..Show More » some of the characters were, you still rooted for them and wished you could meet them in person.
I downloaded this book because the ratings were so high. Usually that is a decent indicator. Not this time. This story is predictable, and written ..Show More »with little imagination - very superficial. The good characters are near perfect humans. The bad have little of interest in their flaws. All of which makes for a fantasy story that most do not relate to.
I finally finished the book but it was difficult to get past McFadden's Valley Girl voice. She sounded about 12 years old and she butchered the Minne..Show More »sota accent with shades of Valley Girl. Book was another good Garwood story but get a new performer!