An Ulterior Motive

The Alex-Mont Kids Saga, Book 1
Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
Series: The Alex-Mont Kids Saga, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Sport icon Will Hamilton, known in the world of baseball and society pages as the "Hammer", watched as prima ballerina Linda Lewis twirled unbelievably fast on pointed toes. Generally, classical ballet was not his thing, but as the spotlights followed her across the big, empty, darkened Broadway stage, he found himself mesmerized. The audience also seemed to be held in a state of suspended animation. He looked around him to see those sitting close to him with their eyes riveted on her and gleaming.

She was perfect in every dimension: tall, proportionally slim with perfect, strong, muscular arms, legs, and thighs. Her carriage was high, tight, and regal. Yet, she was as graceful as the swan her character portrayed. Linda Lewis, known in the theater world as “the Black Swan”, a rare species whose life - like all those in her profession - is completely consumed with dance to the exclusion of all else, including love. 

She’s lived with the demands she and others placed on her life and on her body to perform each time in perfectly flawless symmetry. Now, she fears her body will fail her, her career will end, and questions what she will do with her life once the cheering stops? 

Along the way, she’s been stalked. Her security team has kept her safe from harm, but if her stalker ever got his hands on her, the cheering may not be the only thing that stops.

©2019 Ann Jeffries (P)2020 Ann Jeffries

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A Great Listen

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the narrator and found it fun. I've listened to the books from the Wisdom of the Ancestors series out of order, so it's interesting to go into the future and hear this series from the beginning. All these books are based on family and friends and its can be uplifting listening at times and at others you just find yourself laughing out loud and you have to back it up because you've missed something. After childhood of surgeries, Linda is now a Prima Ballerina considering what to do next in her life. She decides on opening a dance school with the money she's earned. Dancing has not only brought her wealth, its brought her fame and a stalker. It's very enjoyable with a surprise ending. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A Family Affair

I did enjoy listening to this book do to the characters and narration. It is about primarily 2 people Linda Lewis and Will Hamilton and their relationship. I loved the entire Lewis family and the surprise of one of Linda’s stalker and ending. I was given this free review copy audiobook by narrator at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

An Ulterior Motive

A spin off of The Wisdom of the Ancestors series, this is the first book in The Alex-Mont Kids Saga. This is a stand alone story, but I loved hearing the updates of characters I’ve grown to know and love.

This is Linda and Will’s story. Two successful, strong individuals that are brought together. I loved the twist of the stalker!

Ann Jeffries has created an epic extended family, and I love how each new story expands the circle of characters. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next.

I can’t imagine anyone but Kelley Hazen narrating these books. She has given each character their own voice and their personality comes through loud and clear. A fantastic listen!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

An Ulterior Motive

Ann Jeffries has written another fantastic book in An Ulterior Motive. I loved the relationship of Linda and Will. The cameo appearances of other characters from the Wisdom of Ancestors was an added bonus. The book has great imagery, suspense, chemistry and an added stalker. I hadn't expected the ending, but found it so fitting. Kelley Hazen is magical bringing the characters to life. She gives them distinguishable voices, and is able to perform a wide range of ages, ethnic backgrounds, and genders. This book is a standalone listen. I loved it!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic

I loved the story. The writer is one of my favourites and the narrator has such an amazing voice, I listened to the story twice.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for tomsboxers
  • tomsboxers
  • 03-24-20

A good story but

A good story line but for my liking too much emphasis on give the characters their full name most of the time which for I felt takes away some of the excitement in the story. Also everything a town was mentioned, the state was also told, I feel there was no need to go into so much detail. Good story but a little refinement would make it a better story.

In my opinion the narrator really spoilt this book for me, I couldn’t work out if it was a person or a robotic voice, sorry, but this is my opinion.
I received this book for an honest opinion.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mac
  • Mac
  • 02-04-20

Brilliant

This is an awesome audio book. Great characters and brilliant storyline. I highly recommend this book.
Kelly Hazen is an amazing narrator she brings the characters to life as always. ❤️😻🤪