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If driving a piece-of-crap tow truck through the seediest part of town with a Smith & Wesson beside her means putting a roof over her son’s head, then Samantha Jones is going to be the best damn repo woman on the books. The streetwalkers, the drug pushers, the bands of looking-for-trouble punks haunting the mean streets at midnight don’t intimidate her. These are her people. The guy she finds bound and bloodied in the trunk of her latest conquest, a flashy new BMW, is a different breed entirely.

Daniel Panterro was certain he was going to die. Instead, by a stroke of luck, he was beaten to within an inch of his life and left for dead. But if he’s having a bad day, Sam’s day is about to get way worse. Danny knows he hasn’t seen the last of the vicious drug runners who kidnapped him from protective custody. His only recourse is to take his pretty savior hostage and force her to help him. There’s no going back for Sam and her four-year-old son, Tyler. They’re in way too deep.

With ruthless killers stalking their trail, Sam’s only choice is to trust this handsome, menacing stranger. But as she relinquishes control, Sam feels an unmistakable desire. Could she be tempted by Danny, who seems intent on protecting her and Tyler from even his own darkest secrets? And what is the price of falling in love with a man who operates on the edge of danger — her heart, her life... or both?

©2012 Karen Robards (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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"Needs a New Editor"

What did you like best about Shiver? What did you like least?

I am a long time fan of Ms Robards. She just needed better editing or an editor that said "Karen, re write this paragraph" because this is a good story. Ms Robards is a Romance/mystery writer and she has some great classics not to be missed.

Would you recommend Shiver to your friends? Why or why not?

This should go on sale. Note at 1.25x speed, the pace is now as the author intended it to be. Fast paced with lots of action. The great mother attitude was good, but over done!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

This is a new reader for me, ok female and child's voice, but no male voice. If she had, she may have saved this book. A hunk, needs to sound like one. I did use 1.25 speed which helped a lot as I had tried to listen at 1x speed a few times before and stopped.Not positive, but this reader could be AKA Kathleen Early. Ms Early does a good job with Rachel Gibson romances, but fails to have a good deeper male reading voice as in this one.

Any additional comments?

Audible and author, please record old classics, Night Magic and classic with Sam Easton, solider of fortune. Whatever you do, please record with a reader who can do deeper male voice i.e. Angela Dawe, Karen White, Gabra Zackman or Natalie Ross if you want a best seller.

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Thriller

Loved it, keep you on edge of your seat! Great great great great great great

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Non stop action

This was an action packed book. Just the right amount of romance and intrigue. Great summer read.

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cry baby, why me

What three words best describe Shannon McManus’s performance?

her voice is good. the action in her voice is fun.

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

the start was good, then it bombed. and did not come back. so I am disappointed.

Any additional comments?

try again, but stick to the start. kill the sex. everyone has sex in there try it without. I thing that is what throw the author.<br/>the little kid was cool

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I couldn't put this one down!! Part II is needed

Would you listen to Shiver again? Why?

This book was on the edge of my seat, and I just couldn't believe the ending. It left me wanting a book II.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shiver?

The best memory ever in this book is how tender hearted this man was to her son.

Which scene was your favorite?

When they could not take the desire between them anymore and always wanting more to happen such as a future between these two lovers.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me almost cry at times when they were on the run and nearly got themselves killed. It was so awesome how they would fight their passion. The ending was more than I could ever have hoped for that she finally will get a good life with a man who deserves her and will she marry him already!

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Not worth the time

This story is so canned and predictable that it is painful. On top of that, the language Robards attributes to her leading woman and man is painfully boring and, at times, demeaning. The narrator did an okay job - not terrible, but certainly not star worthy. Everyone sounded the same.

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  • Linda
  • Citrus Springs, FL, United States
  • 01-25-14

Sad when it ended

This was hands down one of the best audiobooks I have heard yet. The story was easy to follow and the characters were very believable. The way it was read was excellent. I didn't want to stop listening and was very sad when it ended. I want more!

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  • Teresa
  • NAMPA, ID, United States
  • 10-22-13

Typical Karen Roberts.

This book reminds me of an earlier book, Walking after Midnight which was also written by Karen Robards. I like them both, this book took me a little bit longer to get into though. I usually read all of KR suspense/romance books she writes. She usually has an animal in the story, this time she used a kid for the lovable character. My favorites books by Karen Robards are One Summer and Whispers at Midnight. If you like this kind of book I recommend reading Suzanne Brockmann's Trouble Shooters series. Other good suspense/romance authors are Sandra Brown, Linda Howard, and Tami Hoag.

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Hmmm --- a little disappointing

I really enjoyed the free first chapter from Audible. However, listening to the full book was a little disappointing. The lead character seemed to annoy me. Plus the ending was a little too convenient.

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  • joanna
  • penarth, United Kingdom
  • 07-17-13

waste of my tiime

What disappointed you about Shiver?

the storyline was so predictable and far fetched. the end couldn't come quick enough to be fair I actually read it to the end. but what a bore<br/><br/>reader was excellent

Would you ever listen to anything by Karen Robards again?

no no no

Have you listened to any of Shannon McManus’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

What character would you cut from Shiver?

all of them

Any additional comments?

I wasted my time