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Publisher's Summary

Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer.

The next thing she knows, she's lying on the floor with a bullet wound to her head. Luckily, the bullet only grazes her scalp, and she doesn't suspect any lasting affects until later, when she suddenly 'hears' what people are thinking. With this uncanny ability, her life takes on a whole new dimension. Her kids think she's bossy and too old to understand them, but that's nothing compared to her husband. He says he loves her, but what is it about the redhead at work that he doesn't want her to know?

As if that isn't enough, the gunman knows she can identify him, and he's out to silence her forever. In her fight to stay alive, she is saved from certain death by a handsome hit-man with ties to organized crime. This pulls Shelby even deeper into danger, where knowing someone's thoughts can not only hurt her feelings, but get her killed.

©2011 Colleen Helme (P)2013 Colleen Helme

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I liked the idea of the book...

the main character seemed a bit whiny and inept. it just seemed a slow and tended to drag in spots. Perhaps the other books has the character smarter.

Ramos was the only character I thoroughly enjoyed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not for me

This was just silly and not in a good way. Very predictable, whiny and basic.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Cute little mystery

This isn't my usual genre, but it was nice to take a break from the gore of murder. There is still murder, but it doesn't include detailed descriptions. The narrator did a fine job and there was even a little humor. I enjoyed it.

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A little slow at times but still a nice light summer novel.

Take your average mom and wife throw a head wound into the mix and you will get Shelby. Enjoyable.

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Fun books

It took me a while to get used to the narrator but once I did I loved these books. They are good fun books with excitement, fear, humor and a little romance. The star of these books is a little ditzy and she keeps to many secrets from the people who are looking out for her. It's easy to think TELL SOMEONE WHATS HAPPENING but if she did the stories wouldn't have you on the edge of your seat. I have a hard time with books that the create so much animosity between characters due to the lack of comunacation and at first I thought that was going to be all these books were one lie after another, but I soon got so hooked I started to enjoy the stars sometime hair brained actions. The author did a great job creating a character that was not dumb but naive and sweet, a mob boss that you grow to love, a hitman so hot and a very understanding husband who is hot too. There's a lot of other characters in the books and all are well developed, I really enjoyed all of the books and would recommend them to anyone who needs a lift in their day. I can compare them to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series fun.

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Silly!

The story was kind of fun, but nobody can be as dumb as Shelby. Drove me nuts through the entire book.


Vicky J

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  • Noah
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 06-25-16

3 and a half stars - Total cotton candy

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

If books were food, this one is cotton candy. It's easy to read, enjoyable, forgettable and completely devoid of any healthy calories (keeping with the analogy).<br/><br/>Definitely has a female target audience but I zipped through it and didn't mind it. I don't regret the read but I won't be reading book 2.

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Ok but no cigar

The narrator could have made the listening experience ever so much better. The story is clever but the heroine is a bit ditzy and occasionally unbelievably dumb. Good for company while driving.

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Lost Me in the First 5, but I Listened for 20

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Boring main character. Couldn't get over the cliches, stereotyping and just plain boring primary character. I thought maybe there might be some social commentary, but couldn't hang in there to find out. Returned it.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Shallow, silly and cynical

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

The story is an attempt to create a Janet Evanovich type character and story. It fails miserably as the main character lacks credibility or charm. Worse, the plot portrays two murderers sympathetically, having them acting protectively towards the ditziness of the main character.

Would you ever listen to anything by Colleen Helme again?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

In fairness, the narrator had terrible material to work with.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful