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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

Ten years ago, their relationship was a scandal.... Now it's forever.

Listeners who loved Reid and Kate in Marking Time wanted their happy ending. Here it is....

The story left unfinished at the end of Marking Time picks up 10 years later when Kate Harrington goes after the man she left behind when she set out to chase her dream of music superstardom. Now she has everything she ever wanted, except for the man she can't live without.

What will Reid say when she shows up unannounced in St. Kitts, looking to reclaim their lost love? And what will Jack, Kate's father, have to say when he hears she's gone back to her first love, a man Jack once considered a friend? And what do you think will happen when Jill Harrington, Kate's sister, attorney, and manager, faces off with Ashton Matthews, Reid's son, the same man who made life miserable for Kate many years ago?

The sparks will fly when the Harrington, Matthews, and O'Malley families gather in Nashville for a Christmas none of them will ever forget!

©2012 HTJB, Inc. (P)2013 HTJB, Inc.

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Great Series

I loved the book and the series of stories. I really liked the narrator but on like chapter 16, someone else stayed narrating with no warning. I did not like that.

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great Series

whole series was great and entertaining!!
Stoylines and characters were very real!! A must read!!

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Coming Home

After being introduced to Reed and Kate in Marking Time, I wanted to listen to this audio. These two were a very unlikely couplehood, and many will have issues with their age difference. I, too, found it uncomfortable, but I so liked them together. Reed was great for Kate, and I was so glad that she matured since Marking Time.

Issues: 1- I wasn't crazy that the ending seemed sudden. I think I would have preferred a small epilogue that took place a few months/years later. 2- And this was a big one: Holly Fielding did a wonderful job of narrating the books in this series. But for some reason, there is one chapter (I think it was chapter 16 or 17) where is is NOT her narrating. It was so random right in the middle. Holly did a wonderful job with the southern accent, but this new narrator made the southern accent sound very caribbean and it was annoying; maybe this narrator was caribbean, I don't know. Thankfully, it was only for one chapter because I was going to scrap the rest of this audio.

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Bad narrator

Starting on chapter 15 I think the narrator changed or the current narrator changed voices fie the characters. They were so bad I couldn't finish.

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  • Dan
  • CORAOPOLIS, PA, United States
  • 04-07-16

Bad Narration

Usually I enjoy this narrator, however this is book is not her best piece of work. The story was good but it would have been more enjoyable with better narration.

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Reader

In chapter 16, the reader changed. The second reader was terrible! The book was great, but that sucked.

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  • Kenneth
  • Spokane, WA, United States
  • 02-05-16

Good Book! Why did they change readers at the end

What did you love best about Coming Home?

I liked the relationships.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like Jill and Kate equally

What about Holly Fielding’s performance did you like?

I thought she was too soft at the beginning of the series but came to really appreciate the way she brought the individual characters to life. Why did they put another reader in at the end. NOT a good direction. Ruined the end for me. :-(

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No I enjoyed the pace and it filled great time on my drive to and from work.

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Totally Disappointing

If you can't come up with a good plot, a believable storyline, or even an interesting story; write a lot of sex scenes. I really liked the first book in this series, and the Second, "Marking Time" was quite good also; so I had high hopes when I began listening to this selection. Well it didn't take me long to lose those and lament this purchase. The initial 70 to 80 percent of the audio consisted of bland, mediocre very vanilla hetero erotica, the lead up to said erotica or afterplay dialogue that didn't work. If I want erotica they're many better options available on Audible; it's not why I purchase Marie Force; at least this oh so weak sequel led to the author to begin her excellent Green Mountain series. The highlight of this book was the inclusion of Jill and Kate's younger sister Maggie; I'd love to "read" a work featuring her. Well that is if the author uses the creativity that has made her such an excellent romance author; if she's just gonna phone it in the way she did with this one; don't bother.

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awesome

What made the experience of listening to Coming Home the most enjoyable?

The entire series was very interesting Could had use less of God 's name in vain.
I was on pins & needles the way the author gave a hint the something might happen to Reed but it didn't. So glad nothing happened to Reed.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kate & Reed -- Buddy & Taylor -- Clare & Adden

What about Holly Fielding’s performance did you like?

I thought she was great but a different narrator in chapter 16 was a turn off

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I have read the 4 book series one after
Every time I feel blue I reread the series.
I'm listening to the series for the 5th time.

Any additional comments?

I am looking for a 5th book that will include the birth of Kate & Reed's baby and more about Jill and Ashton and more about Reed's House.

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Love this series

I really enjoyed listening to this series. I specially liked Holly Fielding's voice and performance. There was one chapter which was narrated by someone else which really took away from the enjoyment and caused me to consider not listening to the rest of the book. Maybe if I had started with the particular narrator, I would have enjoyed her, but All of the sudden in the middle of the book, it was very distracting.

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  • carol g
  • 07-04-18

Story excellent

Having read the book the story by Marie force is excellent.
How’re the quality of the recording not so good.
At the beginning in normal speed it was to fast and slowing it down far too slow.
There could also be a slight pause when skipping from one set of characters to another as this would make the recording more enjoyable.