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Major Tyson Bradford had two mistresses - his family and his career. He loved them both. For the first time, the two were demanding his presence at the same time. He'd failed to secure his ailing eighty-year-old Aunt into his home. All the traditional methods failed to produce the results he needed. Lynay's four-year-old son had severe asthma. Fear strangled her each time he fell gasping to breathe. Her minimum wage job barely kept up with his escalating medications costs. Medicaid only went so far. Her baby needed more help than she could provide.

Anne, her best friend suggested something unconventional, a contract marriage. Anne's brother's deployment would take place in less than a week. Desperate, Tyson and Lynay agree to a marriage that would meet both of their pressing needs. His only requirement: absolute fidelity during their marriage. Since Lynay hadn't been sexually active since the birth of her son, she agreed. Everyone got what they wanted, right? Wrong. Allison, Tyson's ex-wife refused to accept not only their divorce of three years, but Tyson's re-marriage as well.

An uncommon path of destruction pummeled Tyson's Achilles heel. Seeds of deception were sown, and ultimately led to the breakup of their marriage. But to a woman scorned, the breakdown of the faux marriage was simply gravy. She intended to teach him a lesson.

Her ultimate vengeance: his total ruin. In her hatred, she forgot one thing. She messed with his family. And nobody messed with his family, for long.

©2010 Erosa Knowles (P)2013 Erosa Knowles

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Nice fun listen

Nice, fun listen... Not the best narration...but still worth the listen. I enjoy the story and romance progression between the two main characters. A marriage of convenience that turns into love... plus military is always a bonus... and the whole b/w thing really is a plus too... nice drama...

Nice buy since it's so cheap... save credits for something with a bit better narration... but still worth a listen...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • pdupree
  • fort meade, MD, United States
  • 07-12-13

the story wasnt that bad

What did you like best about Special Forces? What did you like least?

the story isnt that bad, i was reading the story then i had to go cook dinner so i go it on audio, the story was good enough for me to not want to stop reading it.

Would you be willing to try another book from Erosa Knowles? Why or why not?

sure the plot was pretty good

How did the narrator detract from the book?

the lady was ehhh.

Do you think Special Forces needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

sure i would like to know what happen to blue, or how ann got hooked up with her husband

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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OK book...Narrator is HORRIBLE!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I have read this book a couple of times so I got the audible. This narrator is horrible. It sounded like her mouth was always wet or that she was chewing gum. And her portrayal of Lanay was just too much. From the story the author wrote I never would have suspected that the character spoke that way. And she really doesn't know how to differentiate between character inflections. I like the author, but I will not purchase anything by this narrator.

If you’ve listened to books by Erosa Knowles before, how does this one compare?

I have listened to other E. Knowles books and this one was by far the worse in narration.

How could the performance have been better?

Get another narrator.

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Nooo

What didn’t you like about Quiana Goodrum’s performance?

This narrator is horrible, It sounds like she was chewing gum through the hole story. Ugg I am so upset that I used a credit for this. I actually like Knowles books but this narrator was so horrible I wanted to wash my ears out with soap. Ugg Ugg Ugg

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Good

I really liked the storyline. The narrator was good, but I could hear a male talking in the background at one point. There was other background noise. It also sounded like the narrator was chewing gum at times.

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A book with some life lessons.


I enjoyed the book . Did not like all the cursing. Had some life lessons presented in the book.

But overall good book.

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Hot and sexy special love

What a hot vanilla man and chocolate, women make special love , life and family, really good story 😢😍😃😀

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  • radiah
  • little elm, texas, United States
  • 02-27-15

One of the best IR books!

I read this book a couple of years ago and fell in love with The Bradfords! Erosa Knowles is a phenomenal story teller and the narrator really brought this book to life!

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Difficult

Would you try another book from Erosa Knowles and/or Quiana Goodrum?

No

Has Special Forces turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just this narrator and author

Would you be willing to try another one of Quiana Goodrum’s performances?

No

Any additional comments?

I've been listening to audio books for the better part of four years. I've listen to all genres and have heard a range of voice actors. But, this is the first time (I can recall) that I've been immediately turned off by a voice actor. Ms. Quiana sounds really difficult to listen to. It's as if she doesn't understand the natural pauses in a sentence, sounds just weird, and sounds a bit too ethnic. I realize this genre appeals to a particular audience. But, I am of the opinion that voice actors should do their best to sound neutral and leave the characters (most of it, authors usually describe their characters) up to the imagination of the reader.<br/><br/>Imagination is one of the hallmarks of reading. The reader gets to define the space and characters with assistance from the writer. But, this is all detracted with Ms. Quiana's narrations. I think she should listen to a few (if she hasn't already) audio books to get an idea of what is expected from a voice actor or narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful