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Publisher's Summary

Chicago Special Agent Shane Dominic was in love with Laura Vasquez until the day she left him and married another man. Thirteen years may have passed, but Laura's never disappeared from his fantasies, or destroyed his desire to learn the truth about why she left him. When Laura's husband, the criminal mastermind behind an international ring of thieves, is murdered, Shane knows this is his one last desperate chance to learn Laura's secrets. And he's not above using their scorching-hot passion to do it.

©2009 Beth Kery (P)2013 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A mind-boggling book! Enjoy both the sexual escapades and the mystery and suspense." (Coffee Time Romance)

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  • Gloria
  • COLUMBUS, OH, United States
  • 01-30-14

Another disappointment

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story was so out of touch with reality that it was hard to finish the book. It went to far with the restraints and it seemed as if Laura and Shane never connected long enough to make it last. Nothing like the past reviews I read about it...another disappointment.

Has Sweet Restraint turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not really as long as it is a little more realistic.

Would you be willing to try another one of Shirl Rae’s performances?

No thank-you.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excellent

This one has all the ingredients that I want. The plot is great. The sex is intense. It's got good guys and bad guys. The narration is very good. I'm well pleased. I'm more than happy I used my credit on this one. Not much more to say than that. I'll be keeping my eye on this author.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Sweet Restraint

Beth Kery is one of my all time favorite authors and I'd listen to Shirl Rae read a phone book.

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"Restraint with Imagination"

Would you listen to Sweet Restraint again? Why?

On the fence with this author. This is not erotica, but it does have very strong BDSM action that is tempered. This author needs a better editor as she has the right stuff. Fast opening, and a good story line. The erotica part was good, but how many times does a listener have to hear the heroine cry out the hero's name "Shane"! Editor should have said enough already, move on. This one was inventive, but so many authors are writing in the same vain, and they do a good job, but you can not remember the author's name after you listen to 10 more stories of the same genre. Unless the reader is outstanding, and brings you back to a re listen, ie: Anna Fields, Natalie Ross and Karen White, I personally own so many to be listen books, I do not have time to re listen to these types of stories.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

this is a good inventive core romance with hot, erotic sex make no mistake. It was worth the listening time and I did listen all at once.

Did Shirl Rae do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I have to say, I have mixed feeling about this reader. I am fairly sure she has an AKA and I have listened to her using another name. ie: Lucy Malone, similar but maybe not the same. This reader did a good job representing the characters in this book, a good range. She had a fast pace, which so many of these FSOG types need. Since this had a mystery to the story line, the pace was good and reader had good voice changes for all the charaters.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This had way too much erotica for a film.

Any additional comments?

I am going to try another story from this author, " the stranger in the hall rescue" to see if this author is worth staying with. I have no desire for the 2 part books she has available.
I think I purchased this book on sale, which may it a good buy

0 of 1 people found this review helpful