I love Karen Robards' books. But this one and it's sequel are horrible. The characters are not true to life. They are so exaggerated and one dimens..Show More »ional. It was too painful to listen to the entire book.
I do not understand why the higher ratings from others for this book. The narrator's voice was an attempted sexy Southern Drawl with British English ..Show More »overtones, and did not work. I could barely listen to the story due to cringing at the voice.
The plot started roughly 20% into Part 1. Every cliche phrase that could be written regarding body types and sex was present, in spades. At times I wished to choke the heroine, who seemed to go from ninny and accepting of all sorts of downgrading behavior from her husband, to feisty in the blink of an eye. It is beyond me why two people who fight all the time, both physically and verbally, would want to stay together.
Probably the worst was the rape scene, and the heroine, while protesting, almost immediately afterwards was lusting after the rapist. A close second was her inability to verbalize the actions she took that led to the "misunderstandings" in her relationship despite months of solitary togetherness.
I generally enjoy this author, but this book irritated me more than gave enjoyment.