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Bitter Legacy

Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Sharla-Jean Bromley returns to her hometown after a 17-year absence with vengeance in her heart. From the very beginning, her plans go awry when she meets devastatingly handsome Josh Morgan, the man to whom her father left half of his multi-million dollar lumber mill. 

Josh, suspicious of Sharla-Jean’s reasons for returning to town after such a long absence, vows to keep control of the company he feels is rightfully his. She is equally determined to prove she can run her father’s mill, even though it means working side-by-side with Josh, a man whose very presence evokes an attraction that is increasingly difficult for her to ignore.

In the process, they must overcome a villain who’s determined to destroy both the lumber mill and their lives. Will Sharla-Jean succeed and heal the anguish that has long filled her soul? Will she and Josh find the passion of a lifetime?

©2017 C.B. Clark (P)2018 C.B. Clark

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Can you find peace without forgiveness?

Sharla-Jean ran away from her hometown after a devastating incident, including setting fire to her father's lumber factory. Now she's back for her father's funeral, 17yrs later, and the hatred coming off the townspeople is emanating in waves...why is she back, after all, she abandoned the wonderful man? Imagine her surprise when she learns that her father left 1/2 of the factory to his manager! Josh has worked hard over the past 10yrs to help make the factory a success and hates that the woman, who turned her back on his mentor and father figure, is back to claim her inheritance. But Josh has to put aside his ill feelings to work with Sharla-Jean and figure out who is vandalizing the factory. Meanwhile, Sharla-Jean has to reconcile the unforgiving and uncaring man who pushed her away when she needed him, with the caring man portrayed by Josh. When everything comes to light, will Josh forgive Sharla-Jean and defend her or will he push her away? Good romantic suspense with great narration.
I voluntarily accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Bitter Legacy

Sharla-Jean Bromley has returned to her to hometown, like she always wanted, in a tight red dress and her father's death. Sharla-Jean is there to bury her estranged father. The town people are bitter. They look down on her. Sharla-Jean finds herself half owner of her father's lumber company with a man she is attracted to but afraid of. I felt this was a teen romance. It was annoying at times. Josh Morgan. Josh is the other half owner. He doesn't like or trust Sharla-Jean. Never the less, the stipulations in her father's will, they're forced to be partners for the next year. Someone is out to sabotaging the lumber company. It's up to Sharla-Jean and Josh to find out who and stop them. Bitter Legacy was not for me. I'm going to try and listen to this again later. Maybe I will change my opinion.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A love legacy

Wow this audio will grab you and not let you stop till the end . The author wrote a story full of mystery, suspense and murder.
Heroine is Sharla Jean. Hero is Josh

Sharla Jean has one reason to return back home after 17 years of being away . She returned back home for her fathers funeral. Sharla Jean gets a jolt when at the reading of the will she finds out that her father left her half of everything. The other half Josh got . Meanwhile there is someone that is going around killing people. There is someone that is trying to ruin Sharia Jean , since she came back in town the killing spree has continued with more killings. Grab it and find out who the bad guy is.

Bill performance is fantastic. I like listening to Audios that he has performed. His tone is fantastic, strong and clear.

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Intrigue, Mystery & Romance

Intrigue, mystery, romance, action and adventure awaits you with this romantic suspense story. I really enjoyed listening to this book. I found myself relating to Sharla-Jean often and loved how strong she was. Josh was equally strong and the two MCs didn't always mesh well. I found myself rooting for them because both were relatable and seemed real. The narration by Bill Nevitt was very well done. He gives the characters their own voices and emotions and truly brings the story to life, making it more enjoyable and entertaining. If you enjoy romantic suspense mysteries then you should check this book out.

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

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I was so sad for this one to end.

Due to a very hectic schedule, I ended up listening to this 15minutes at a time. Those fifteen minute intervals were the highlight of my hectic day! The story was solid and moved right along ( though it was a bit mushy for me😂) I Absolutely loved Bill Nevitt as narrator!

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Good romantic mystery

Bitter Legacy, by C. B. Clark, is an entertaining romantic suspense story. I was drawn in right at the beginning and the book kept my interest till the last pages. The characters are strong and believable and their reactions and emotions are relatable. The author does a great job of revealing the hero and heroine's pasts layer by layer and of creating suspense as to who the antihero is and why is he out to destroy the lumber mill that has been bequeathed to Josh and Sharl-Jean. Romantic mystery buffs will not want to miss this one. I listened to a complimentary copy of the audiobook and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own. Bill Nevitt did a great job narrating the story which made for an entertaining listening experience. A bit of warning, there is adult language and content in this book.

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A fun, action filled romance

Bitter Legacy is an action filled romance featuring inheritance, tragic pasts, fragile relationships, and a sawmill. The story has a fair amount of action and a bit of mystery. The leads have a sort of love/ hate relationship. Although sometimes the book pushes the level of believability, it would make a fun movie.

The narrator of the audiobook does a good job bringing life into the characters and their story.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Roller coast ride of emotions

Ok WOW I love this story! I listened to it almost straight through and hated every minute I wasn’t listening. I was a little bit of a rebellious teenager so I could relate to Sharla-Jean right from the start. I loved that she was multi-dimensional which made her seem so real. Bitter legacy is full of twist and turns and mystery and suspense so much so it had me guessing at every turn. This is my first book by this author but won’t be my last. Bill Nevitt’s narration was spot on. He moves so easily between characters and narrates so smoothly. You don’t want to miss this one.

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Mystery, intrigue and romance

If you like harlequin romances with mystery and intrigue mixed in, then you will like this story. An estranged daughter comes back home for her father’s funeral and finds that in order to keep her inheritance, she has to stay in the town she hates for a year and co-manage her fathers wood mill with Josh, the mill manager. Tempers, attraction and old fears flare as trouble brews and sabotage strikes the mill. Sharla-Jean and Josh start out at complete odds with each other, but they can’t seem to resist the strong attraction between them, causing both sparks and steam to fly. The narrator of audiobook does a great job of showing the emotions in the story, bringing out the lust, anger and intrigue well. It is an entertaining mystery romance, but I did find that even though Sharla-Jean garnered some empathy, her lack of common sense was often irritating, and Josh’s absence of self control makes him seem immature at times. This story had twists, red herrings, mystery and some heat.

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A great mystery with a touch of romance...........

In Bitter Legacy, Sharla-Jean returns to her hometown after an absence of 17 years to attend the funeral of her father. From the first moment, the listener knows that Sharla-Jean hated her father (she shows up to the funeral in red dress as a show of disrespect), but we only slowly begin to understand the events that led to her hatred. She plans to attend the funeral, liquidate her father's assets, and flee back to her home in Portland as fast as she can, but her father had other ideas. In his will, he leaves half the mill to Sharla-Jean and half to his business partner, Josh, and she must stay in her hometown for a year before selling his assets. Sharla-Jean and Josh are intensely attracted to each other, but they are continually at odds, almost to the point of ridiculousness. They were still doubting and fighting each in the final paragraphs of the story, and I found this part of the book very annoying. Thankfully, the mystery and intrigue behind Sharla-Jean's troubled past, the current sabotage of the mill, and the secret contained in Josh's private journal kept the romantic fighting from overshadowing the book. The author skillfully uses foreshadowing to ramp up the creepiness of the story, and I found myself continually surprised at the twists and turns the story takes.

Bill Nevitt does his usual incredible job with the narration. He differentiates well between the characters, and he handles both female and male voices with great talent. His performance is flawless, and his tone and use of emphasis ratchet up the suspense. I highly recommend anything that he narrates, and this is a particularly good one.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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  • Placid
  • 09-10-19

Same old same old

This story is almost a rehash of other story lines with changes of name, town, employer and boy. While the story was entertaining it was not original.

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  • 08-19-19

Going back to solve a future

Sharla-Jean Bromley returns to her hometown after her father death and met Josh Morgan with whom she will have to run her late father mill for one year. 
Sharla-Jean and Josh fight but also cannot stay far way from each other for long. A Love story filled with a a good dose of mystery. But this tense atmosphere between the two of them, in my opinion, sometimes was too much. 
I really enjoyed Bill Nevitt narration, he really gives life and texture to the different characters, giving the right pace to the story.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Mary
  • 08-13-19

Fun holiday read!

I read this straight after 'Broken Trust' by the same author. Both share some of the same elements - some romance and some suspense.I thought that this one had the edge story wise and so gave it 4 stars for story as against 3 for 'Broken Trust'. There are more twists and turns in this one and the events are well plotted and interesting.The romance is lighthearted and follows the tried and tested theme where they hate each other on sight and then.... well you know the rest! I have to say that the descriptions of her male leads physical attributes are always a bit cheesy but it adds to the fun.

The narrator Bill Nevitt, is one of my favourites. I've been known to choose books solely on the premise that he's the narrator and I'm never disappointed.

I look forward to reading (listening) to more C B Clark in the future.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 08-05-19

Enjoyable

A fairly standard romance book. Sharla-Jean's estrangement from her father seems harsh until more of the story is revealed. Her return to her home town following his death and the ensuing story all plays out neatly with no huge surprises. Nevertheless, it's easy listening raised to a higher level due to the stellar narration by Bill Nevitt. This is certainly not the kind of book I would usually listen to, but Mr Nevitt enhances all and every thing to which he lends his considerable voice performing skills. A congenial audio book, which doesn't demand to much of its listener but it's calibre is lifted by excellent narration

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  • Lindsay
  • 07-31-19

Did not disappoint

I loved this book. It’s a story of a wayward daughter coming back to town after the death of her father but the townsfolk all think her father was such an amazing man and she was horrible to run out on him many years before. She knows different and the hurt and anger has not gone away about the past and is made even worse when his will is read. The story shows that not everything is black and white and sometimes forgiveness is the only way to move forward with your life. This book is also narrated by Bill Nevitt so you can’t go wrong there.

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  • Lyn
  • 10-30-18

A good edge-of-your seat romantic suspense

This reeled me in from the start. A great cast of characters, and the gradual thawing of the animosity between Sharla-Jean and Josh Morgan was well done and the growing relationship between them, after the initial animosity, well drawn.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, it held my interest all the way through and I thought the narrator was excellent and put across the various characters well.