Seven years ago, as a young cop, Darius Franklin saved a vulnerable woman from a violent situation. They shared one night of pure passion before she walked away. Now Darius is a wealthy rancher and security contractor working at a women's shelter. And he's shocked to meet the new social worker: Summer Martindale, a beautiful damsel no longer in distress.
not a deeply complex story, but topical and interesting; lesson to remember about trust and faith always worth hearing.
Narrator was terrible, truly detracted from book, yet proof of strong story that made me endure his delivery
Is a real man too hot for a pampered diva to handle? For Kaitlyn Strong, life has been a fun-filled free ride, all expenses paid by her wealthy father. As for relationships, why would Kaitlyn want to give up the fabulous single life? But after she goes on her most outrageous spending bender yet, she's informed it's time to make her own way. For a shocked Kaitlyn, that means getting a job - and an affordable apartment to go with it.
wanted to keep listening, even when other things beckoned. found myself making deals with myself to do something that needed to be done, with the promise of a reward; the joy of listening to more of Red Hot!
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.
If you could sum up Born a Crime in three words, what would they be?
Heartbreaking, Insightful, Triumphant
What did you like best about this story?
The truth of apartheid and the resonance with the struggle of black people around the world; heartbreaking, candid, courageous and ever hopeful in the face of hopelessness. Love sustains, even when blood is shed and hate persists. And still, we rise!
What does Trevor Noah bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Hearing the truth of the matter through the emotion of a lived experience paints the words with the pain, regret, commitment to succeed that an impersonal reading could not, no matter the eloquence of the speaker.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes, I was laughing, crying simultaneously as I understood, viscerally, the journey, and watch these same stories/themes play out in English, rather than Afrikaans, on this North American continent, daily.
Any additional comments?
This ought to be required reading of everyone in schools, in government positions, in churches, in businesses, especially where "good people" gather and assert their commitment to freedom and justice for all! It's a hard read and a challenge to stick and stay in each moment, don't turn away or try to rationalize this as though South Africa and apartheid has nothing to do with the current struggles for black people, for all people who are marginalized. Consider the loss of talent, capacity, skill and ability and how that impacts all of us as we are inextricably woven in each other's best tomorrow.
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Sexy, single sports consultant Payton “Sin” Sinclair has tackled the world’s most valuable players - and most eligible women. But ever since his two best friends found love, despite his dangerous secret, he’s tempted to take a chance himself. And that temptation is a woman named Summer…A self-made restaurant owner with a painful past, Summer has always counted on Sin. Beneath his smooth charm - and hard body - lies a tender-hearted friend who always keeps her going when the going gets tough.
This is a beautiful story that succeeds despite the narration . Initially, I thought she would get better, but the monotone delivery went on, with little change . This is powerful and empowering story and deserved a reading that could express the range of emotions so wonderfully written. A distraction, to be sure, but such a well written story so well crafted that it transcends the narration issues and is triumphant!!
Investigator Drey St. John never dreamed helping the Braddocks discover the truth behind their father's fatal crash would lead to his own mother's shocking confession: Senator Braddock was Drey's biological father. Determined to solve the case, Drey enlisted all-work-and-no-play Charlene Anderson's help. But the more time he spent with the beautiful forensic scientist, the more he realized their sharp banter fronted a simmering mutual attraction that wouldn't be denied.
loved story, characters, writing!! Hot and heady is rare and delightful combination worth the time to read
Following a steamy European encounter, Tiffany Matthews is now working as a sous chef at wealthy businessman Dominick Rollins’ prestigious L.A. restaurant. Tiffany tries to keep her new boss at arm’s length, but soon she surrenders to his not-so-innocent flirtations. Now things are heating up in the kitchen—and in the bedroom.
I enjoyed the story line, but the telling of it seemed a bit arduous and labored at points. the narrator's voices are not individually distinguished well enough to ascertain immediately which character was speaking. The range of her voice is also Limited which resulted in the characters sounding so similarly.
They say you can forgive, but you can never forget. Virgil Bougard takes that saying to heart. Four years ago Kara Goshay believed a vicious lie about him and ended their relationship. And even after her apology, Virgil is still bitter. He doesn't intend to make things easy for Kara when his family's firm hires her PR company to revamp his playboy image. But faking a liaison with Kara for the media backfires when the line between fantasy and reality is blurred by strong sexual attraction.
I love Brenda Jackson and very much enjoyed this particular series of hers with the God Brothers but the narration is terrible. These voices sound like people from Texas or West Virginia, somewhere with a very Southern Country dialect and it's absolutely disconcerting with her African American characters. I can appreciate it if this was taking place in the Deep South , but I didn't get that sense that this is where the book was set. I truly regret having bought this now as opposed to ordering the book so I can hear their voices that are so very familiar to me and my family.
Best-selling author Zuri Day crafts sizzling romantic tales that leave listeners yearning for more. Love in Play finds the curvaceous and wildly successful Dominique Clark finally feeling in charge of her life - until she meets Jake McDonald, her son’s gorgeous football coach. Their first encounter leads to several passionate nights, but out of the bedroom there’s no issue they won’t butt heads about. Dominique’s good sense tells her to end it, but something in her heart says this game might be worth the risk.
I am now much Beyond a fan of Zuri Day and have moved into being a devotee. Her writing is crisp and authentic and soul-stirring and human. I know these characters and I've heard their conversations all my life. The narration is beyond exquisite. the narrator captures not just the words but the feeling of the conversations, portraying the real lives of the characters. it is a rare combination indeed to have a strong and engaging plot , fully developed characters , and a magnificent storyteller whose voice and familiarity with the story makes all the difference.
In her sexiest novel yet, acclaimed romance writer Zuri Day reveals how losing a double-dare can be oh-so satisfying. Eden Anderson is more than a little annoyed at her bad luck when she gets stuck with Jansen McKnight as a temporary roommate. Not only did he torment her as a child, but he’s also a meat-loving, gun-toting cop. So when Jansen bets he can seduce Eden, she can’t wait to show him up. But things aren’t quite black and white—and only time will tell who will come out on top.
absolutely awesome! Exceedingly well written humorous insightful , excellent narration , a must-read for sure!
At thirty, eldest brother Byron hasn't dated seriously in a while--not since he became a single dad to his beloved baby girl. Besides, he's found that most women can't see past his job as a bus driver, and he's not interested in that type of superficial foolishness. When he meets Cynthia Hall, her disinterest is obvious. Still, there's something about her. . .
What was one of the most memorable moments of Driving Heat?
The exchange between Byron and Cynthia on the bus...the conversation was real, I've heard it before and smiledn just as I did when listening to the book!
What about Shari Peele’s performance did you like?
She is excellent at distinguishing different characters so that I knew who was speaking before the script identified the person. She was perfect for this book; her intonation, timing, and ability to exude warmth in her voice was truly delightful! Her brilliant narration made the book come alive!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Who knew riding a bus could be such a trip?
Any additional comments?
Zuri Day's writing is careful and it is real conversation, culturally realistic and wholly engaged in crafting a believable and heartfelt story. She is superb and I do hope that she continues with the Clark family, they make me smile and sigh :-)