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On the trail of a vicious criminal, agent Chance Mackenzie found the perfect bait for his trap: Sunny Miller. So Chance made himself the only man she could trust—and then arranged for her long-missing father to find out about them.

What Chance hadn't foreseen was that Sunny had reasons of her own for hiding from her father—and now Chance's deception had brought them both one step closer to the end of everything they held dear….

©2008 Linda Howard (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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Ruined A Perfectly Good Book

This was a good book but when you have a female reader with a SWEET.....SWEET girl voice read it you just ruin the book. Chance was an undercover agent not so sweet person. Reader is ruining the book. Why couldn't you have gotten Dennis Boutsikaris who read all the rest and was wonderful. This reader has just ruined the book. Good God she reads so sweetly. WOW she stated. YUCK.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Good Book

I have wanted this book on audio since I read the paperback. I agree with the other reviewer. Why have a woman do the narration. Why not use Dennis Boutsikaris - he narrated 3 other Mackenzie books, at least that way you would have the same voices. This Narrator may be okay but this was not the book for her. She was not terrible, but if I didn't already love the characters it would have made the experience worse than it had to be.

I was so excited it was on audio I forgot to check to see who the narrator was and was very surprised when it was a female. To have Zane, Chance and Wolfe read by a female; hard to take. The only thing that saved the book is it is a good story and it has the entire family in the book. Those that have followed the Mackenzie family will be happy to revisit the family.

The long wait for this book to finally be on audio was a bit disappointing with the narration, but it left me wanting the story of the Mackenzies to continue. It was fun to see how Chance succumbed to love, marriage and a baby. I know Linda Howard said she didn't think she would do anymore on this series because she couldn't bear to kill off Wolfe or Mary. She is right that would be horrible, but I think there is more to tell without doing that. I am sure she can find another story in this family saga to come up with two or three more books without killing any of the core family members. There seems to be so much more to adventure and tell about the Mackenzies their wives and children.

If you have not listened to the other books you won't be too surprised with the narration, however, you will want to listen to all of the books to get the whole story and understand the family dynamic. It starts with Mackenzie's Mountain. Don't listen to the abridged version to me they left out too much and it changed the story. I read the books and listened to all of them. The unabridged versions are the best unless of course you read the books.

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nice little story

This is a love story along the typical read boy wants girl gets her loses her gets her again but al in all it was a good book not sorry I bought it. And I'm also a Linda Howard fan

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  • jw
  • 08-06-18

Lots of hot sex, romance & mystery

Hate to see the end of this series, even thou it’s an older one. This is my 2nd time, I read it originally then listened to it. It’s a great romance, with lots of hot sex & mystery. This narrator was really good too. It sounded like more than one narrator, great male & female voices

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Chance was a SOB

I enjoyed the previous books in this series, but just couldn’t warm up to Chance. How could Sonny fall in love with him or rather, stay in love with him when he presented a totally false personality to her while she thought she was falling in love? I can see why she fell for his family, but not for him. He never even said he was sorry for getting her shot! Blech to the whole thing. 😡

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  • SB
  • 12-27-17

Series Review- Take a chance on this one!

SERIES Review

This series is interesting. Linda Howard’s premise about the MacKenzie family is good, but the first books are not very good. The first books have pretty unbelievable situations such as a rescued hostage and a rescuer having hot (virgin) sex hours after escaping, lounging around naked for hours while in hiding, in enemy territory (!!!) Come on...What???
The series was written over the span of 10 years and you can see the difference in the quality of writing, and the development of the author. If I didn’t have a special deal through a package, I would have stopped listening after the first audiobook. But, it gets better, Here is my take:

MacKenzie’s Mission**-Clearly early work, Story/Suspense is not very believable, requires too much “suspended belief”, narration a bit off, 2 Stars, not worth a credit.

MacKenzie’s Pleasure***-Improved writing, good idea for story/suspense, but the development of the relationship and intimacy is truly unbelievable, average narration: same narrator does a better job in this one, 2.5-3 stars, not worth a credit

MacKenzie’s Magic***-Short story, Better writing, cute, narrator gets the groove, 3.5 stars. Worth it on sale.

A Game of Chance****- Best of series, there are almost 10 years between the writing of this book and the first in the series. This is clearly much more mature writing. The story and suspense are more believable and develops reasonably. The relationship development is also more believable, more natural, it is infused with a healthy sense of humor and it sizzles. The happy ending does not come easily, they have to work for it a little. The The book draws you in from the beginning and can be a stand alone novel. Female narration is pretty good.
4 stars overall, recommended for fun, Worth a Credit!

STORY: 3.5- 4 stars. This is actually a pretty good story with nice writing and interesting suspense that does not require too much suspended believe.

RELATIONSHIP/HEAT: 4 stars. Develops reasonably and more believable, written well. The relationship is sizzling, and infused with humor.

NARRATION: 3.5 stars. Pretty good, KD has a generally nice voice and acts just right for this genre. She needs to work on her male voices, but she has potential.

OVERALL: 4 stars for this genre, easy fun listen, best of series, worth a credit.

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Great!

I had previously read this book in the Mackenzie series by Linda Howard. The audiobook was very entertaining and reminded me how much I like this series. The narrator did a fine job interpreting characters voices and bringing emotion to the listening.

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Chance and Sunny

Love the narrators voice. Made the story come to life and brought humor to the story.

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Great ending, although She should have hit Chance

I loved the continuation of the family characters but more importantly, I adored the fully fledged character of Sunny. Her motives and background were fully explained and I loved her personality.

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sharon

read this story so many times. Love Love Love it!! Great story and plot line.