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Publisher's Summary

In this captivating novel of romantic suspense, New York Times best-selling author Linda Howard brings us deep into the wild, where a smart and sexy outdoor guide and her ruggedly handsome competitor must join forces to survive - and avoid becoming what they never expected to be: Prey.

Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage. After all, why give Dare the satisfaction of knowing he can push her buttons and push her to the edge?

Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural western Montana and opened a hunting business to rival Angie’s. Complicating matters is the fact that Dare has asked Angie out (not once but twice) and has given her a gift of butterflies in the process. Angie has no patience for butterflies. They only lead to foolish decisions. And now the infuriatingly handsome Iraq war vet has siphoned away Angie’s livelihood, forcing her to close up shop.

Before Angie is to leave town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client and his guest, who wants to bag a black bear. But the adrenaline-fueled adventure turns deadly when Angie witnesses a cold-blooded murder and finds herself on the wrong side of a loaded gun. Before the killer can tie up this attractive loose end, a bear comes crashing through the woods - changing the dark game completely.

Luckily, Dare is camping nearby and hears the shots. Forced together for their very survival, Angie and Dare must confront hard feelings, a blinding storm, and a growing attraction - while being stalked by a desperate killer and a ferocious 500-pound beast. And neither will stop until they reach their prey.

©2011 Linda Howard (P)2011 Random House Audio

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If you liked Up Close and Personal?

What did you love best about Prey?

first chapter slow, but the rest was Linda howard better writing! Fast pace listen. Strong herorine. Nice job on story outline

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dare of course, just plain sexy as Linda Howard can make them.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Have not finished, but I am getting use to Ms Craden voice. Good, but will have to try one more of her readings to get a better idea if I want to buy her recordings. I have so many books,core old time romance that bad readers have ruined for me after waiting so long to get to listen to them. I.E. Sandra Brown Exclusive, both done by awful readers.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Angie's focus to get down the mountain. Boy, what a focus, you can admire. Women can
learn not to give up, but to re focus.

Any additional comments?

This will not disappoint. Bear scenes are a bit more than Howard usually writes,but I found them good.Maybe readers will take camping in bear country more seriously.
I can tell you, I want to a good adventure vacation after listening to this story.

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Bear Hunt hides a murder~ 4 STARS

PLOT: a killer schemes to hide his deed but a bear hunts him.

Angie Powell is about to loose her guide business. And Dare Callihan is to blame. is that any reason to turn him down for a date? LOL Angie is nearly broke so she books one last bear hunt. Nerdy Chad and his boss from hell a world class complainer makes Angie grit her teeth but she sets up camp only to discover the bear hunt is a cover for a murder. Now Angie is on the run and Dare finds her. The two struggle through a storm but find shelter and the real "heat" between Dare and Angie is lights UP. As they stuggle to walk down the mountain the BEAR is hot on everyones trail. I liked this one but it not Howards Best. Try Mr. Perfect or Open Season. I always love Howards details and character development. I give this one 4 stars all the way. and a pretty good new reader.

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Kept me reading to the wee hours of the morning.

Where does Prey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is over the top. The night Angie witnessed the client kill his boss and the bear attacked kept me on the edge of my seat.

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Really good

I really enjoyed the story and the characters. The romance takes time to develop and is believable.

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Stubborn - Angry

Are people this angry and stubborn? I enjoyed the book, but could have used a bit less confrontation between the Dare and Angie. The weaving of the tale with the bear killings and her clients was pretty good.

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Intriguing plot, lazy delivery.

I had the impression that the author was no more excited about writing this book than I was, reading the finished product. All the elements of romantic suspense are here; but it seems to have been written by a Word program on auto-pilot.

Abby Craden's delivery is no better or worse than the novel deserves.

Graded "Z" for the zzz's I enjoyed when I fell asleep listening to this.