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Heartbreaker

Narrated by: Amy Landon
Series: Rescues, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Michelle Cabot has inherited her father's Florida cattle ranch and a mountain of debt. To make matters worse, a huge chunk of that debt is owed to the neighboring rancher, her nemesis, John Rafferty.

Nothing shocks Rafferty more than discovering that the spoiled, pampered rich girl he once despised is painstakingly trying to run the Cabot ranch herself, working the land with desperation - the only thing she has left. He likes this new Michelle and decides to make her his woman. What he doesn't know is that underneath Michelle's cool, polished facade lies heartache, secrets, and the raw determination to live life as her own woman. But Rafferty isn't about to take no for an answer.

©2015 Linda Howard (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Michelle has no reason to trust men~ 5 STARS

PLOT: Spoiled/ Diva Michelle finds she owes HUNKY Rancher John Rafferty a fortune. How will he collect it? LOL

Michelle Cabot was raised pampered and spoiled. She spent her days shopping and socializing with her snooty rich gal pals. On the death of her father she inherits his ranch only to find there is NO money and plenty of DEBT. Michelle discovers an IOU... her father "borrowed" $100,000 from HUNKY Rancher John Rafferty. With no way to pay the bills John and Michelle strike a "deal" with some of her land traded for the debt. John decides Michelle is not only gorgeous but he is VERY attracted to her. John has always been Michelle's unrequited love. the passion results in a blazing HOT affair.......When Michelle moves in....... John is now thinking about Michelle NIGHT and DAY...He can barely 'concentrate' on his ranch work......LOL..... Michelle has secrets of her own. She had been abused by her ex husband. When a mysterious car runs Michelle off the road she wonders..... could her ex husband be stalking her? John not only must protect Michelle but must earn her love and trust. This is an early Linda Howard and one of her better ones. The passion is HOT. Both John and Michelle are likeable and hold our interest. Amy Landon is excellent as the reader and clearly one of the BEST Dreamscape has so far. I give this 5 STARS all the way. Also try Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard available on audible. Look for White Lies by Linda Howard and Dreamscape in December.

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Could have done without it

Skipped to the end. I wish that the narrator had not tried to do the manly voices--should have just read it. Maybe that's the reason the book didn't have the drama/mystery that most LH's are. Will probably try to return it.

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Good story but could not handle the narrator’s voices

I’ve read this book on my own I thought it would be nice to hear the audiobook. The narrator’s voices were so monotone and almost put me to sleep. The voice she used for Rafferty was so annoying that it ruined the the book for me. I definitely enjoyed it more when I read it myself.

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Another Good Book but beware of Narration

Another very good book by Linda Howard. Narrarator could put you to sleep if it were not for how well written book is.

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Loved it!

I think I really liked that the hero had a misconception about the heroine. He thought she was a spoiled brat who seduced men for fun. He was still drawn to her despite not having a good opinion of her. When he finally gave himself permission to pursue her, he was almost obsessed. He despised her spoiled persona and yet he wanted to be the one to spoil her. It made it way more enjoyable when he slowly learned she was actually a good person and someone he admired. I will be reading this one again.

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A genuine love story

One of very favorites stories, having re-read it several times over the years. It’s somewhat dated, but still an excellent love story.

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Another great Linda Howard story

Don’t let the bad review about narrator’s rendition of a male voice keep you from reading story. It’s too good of a story. The narration gets better as you get into story.

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Weird dialogue and weird moments

This book was strange to me and very dramatic. The author tried way too hard to convince the readers/ listeners that John was masculine. It felt very unnatural to read what happened in certain situations. All throughout this listen I kept rolling my eyes. The beginning was dreadful, so much so that I'm surprised that I actually finished it. I guess I kept waiting for it to redeem itself.

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1987 Classic

If you are a long time fan of Ms Howard as I am, then finally getting to listen to this classic that I read when it was first published, has been a thrill. YES, the dialogue is dated and very much of the ‘80’s chauvinistic view point so reviewers who are not familiar with this, BEWARE.
Ms Howard’s After the Night is one of her all time BEST classic books to read. If you listen to this book, take note of John’s body description and if you have the pleasure of listening to After The Night, narrated by the great Natalie Ross, you will see how Ms Howard made both characters very similar in stature and ALSO added great tenderness to their bad boy persona.
I am unfamiliar with this narrator, as this was an outside audio publishing group. She is not bad on the male delivery so I am ok with her, but not so sure I would seek more of her work. However, I have to be careful of lessons learned Eg narrator Angela Dawe, who I was not so nuts about on Julie Garwoods’ not to be missed Sweet Talk. I now own over 100 of her reads as her male voice and children’s voices are my top fave.
I do use 1.25x speed to match the adventure.
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good series

Linda Howard has always been one of my favorite Authors, I am happy so many of her books are being released in ebook and unabridged audio books. I tried reading my paperbacks from earlier days, but my eyes are not 2020 anymore and I found that the paperback typesetting was way to small for me to be able to see without a magnifying glass. haha. I enjoyed John's story, I listened to the whole story in one sitting, I do recommend reading or listening to this series in the order in which they were written, because there are some spoilers if read out of order.