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Handling Susannah Audiobook

Handling Susannah

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Publisher's Summary

Rancher Adam Harrington has long yearned to marry a diligent, virginal bride with a sweet disposition. When he reads a young woman's unusual advertisement requesting a mail-order cowboy as her groom, he thinks they might be a good match. He writes the woman a letter saying just that, and she pens a favorable response, accepting him as her future husband. Adam packs up his belongings and heads west to a bright new future.

When Susannah Smith's father bequeathed his ranch to her, it was under one condition: She must be married. For Virginia City's fallen woman, finding a man to marry is no easy feat. The men in town who seek to court the hot-tempered, unwed mother are sluggards and drunks, not the kind of men capable of running a ranch. Desperate to find a suitable husband or else lose everything, she expands her search by listing an ad in the paper.

When the two meet, Adam's commanding presence makes a startling but good impression on Susannah. The attraction between them is undeniable, but that is soon followed by wariness. Susannah had planned to marry a man who would do her bidding, not take over everything. It's her ranch, after all! Equally befuddled, Adam thought he'd be marrying a woman who knows her place, not a temperamental brat who could benefit from some time over his knee.

Susannah feels outraged by Adam's authoritative ways, but his dominant handling in the bedroom leaves her trembling with desire. Will she learn to accept his firm leadership and expectations? And will Adam grow to love the woman who differs so drastically from the kind of wife he thought he wanted?

Warning: Handling Susannah is a historical western romance containing sexual scenes and domestic discipline, including punishment spanking. If these themes offend you, please don't buy this audiobook.

©2017 Amelia Smarts (P)2017 Amelia Smarts

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    PATRICIA 06-23-17
    PATRICIA 06-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "OH Susannah!"

    What a sweet and spanking fun historical western! Amelia Smarts does it again with her load able characters and original themes. I have read many mail order bride books, but this mail order groom book had me hooked from the beginning. Adam comes to the suck of Susannah in so many ways. Without giving the story away, we see Adam come in and literally turn Susannah's life around from bratty woman to humble wife. She has a lot of growing to do and Adam is able to help her through her dilemmas. I have to say, I always a cringe a little when the dominant cowboy comes in with the first spanking, but these heroes that Amelia Smarts creates always are such tender men you can't help but fall in love with them. Adam really encompasses so many wonderful qualities and tames his new wife, but I have to say the breakout scenes were the ones between Adam and Caleb. When a rough and tough character like Adam can relate to a small boy like Caleb, you know you have a swoon worthy man.

    Ken Solin is the narrator of this fun-loving book. I love his western twang and his slow paced drawl is just how I picture the old west. Perfect for Amelia's books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda 06-30-17
    Rhonda 06-30-17
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    "Nice romance story"
    Would you listen to Handling Susannah again? Why?

    No, I don't often listen to books more than once


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't have a favorite character


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Ken Solin?

    Maybe, but not a romance book.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marybeth New York, United States 09-17-17
    Marybeth New York, United States 09-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A twist on the mail order bride genre"

    Susannah needs a husband to keep her ranch. Susannah puts an ad in the paper and Adam responds. When they meet, there are surprises in store for both of them!

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    Bethany 08-16-17
    Bethany 08-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A fun quick listen"

    I received this book in exchange for my unbiased review. This was a fun, quick listen. Handling Susannah is a great historical romance with realistic characters and issues that are still pertinent today. The part I was less thrilled about was the narration. At times, the narrator seemed monotonous. Otherwise, a very enjoyable listen.

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    Ashley Hedden 07-17-17
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    "Great Read"
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    Handling Susannah by Amelia Smarts was a great read. Adam Harrington is a rancher who comes across an advertisement for a woman looking for a cowboy husband. Susannah and Adam are on a brand new journey and I loved seeing them along it. I loved this book and it was a great read.

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    Jroc123 07-15-17
    Jroc123 07-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good"

    “ I voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
    I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good book

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    dawn 07-14-17
    dawn 07-14-17
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    "Wonderful"
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    This audiobook was given to me in exchange for a honest review. I love it. This was wonderful. This author's books have become an addiction. I love how the narrator, used a western drawl, it really made this more of a production.

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    Listener 07-13-17
    Listener 07-13-17
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    "Well Susannah was HANDLED!"

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    This was a great story with a great hero.. Adam is a no nonsense honest guy, that doesn't appreciate dishonestly or laziness and Susannah found out the hard way, but I don't think she minded the lessons she learned :)..

    Overall, a good story and believable characters.

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    Becky 07-11-17
    Becky 07-11-17
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    "This was a quick and easy listen."

    This was a quick and easy listen. The genre of mail order bride is one that I particularly enjoy. The idea of love growing after marriage and often after initial dislike is an intriguing plot. This plot was okay, but nothing special. The characters of Adam and Caleb were appealing, but the character of Susannah was bratty and unappealing.

    The spanking discipline plot seems to be becoming a popular romance plot. I am finding them too similar and somewhat tame. There is not enough lead up to reasons for such discipline.

    The narration of this audio was very poor. The narrator merely sounded as if he was reading a story aloud for the first time! There were stutters that should have been edited, but mainly the reading was uninspired!

    This book was given to me for an honest review. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy G. 07-08-17
    Tammy G. 07-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Haven't read a romance novel in year I LOVED this"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that the author had me hooked on the story in the first 2 minutes.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ken Solin’s performances?

    No, I found him irritating and very disappointed he didn't edit the story. Few mistakes that could have fixed and there were times when I felt he was speed reading.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher. With that said, I have not read or listen to a romance novel in quit a few years and I am glad I listened to this one. It has pulled me back to the genre. I will seek out more of Amelia Smarts books. I am very willing to use a credit for one of her spicy stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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