Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from her estranged father....
Shades of Twilight is the story of Roanna Davenport, who grows up in a wealthy southern family but never quite fits in....
Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years.....
Rafe McCay has a bullet in his side and a bounty hunter on his tail. Since there are few doctors in the Arizona Territory, he takes what he can get....
Marlie Keen was trying to lead an ordinary life. She thought the knowing - the clairvoyance that allowed her to witness crimes as they happened - had been destroyed in the nightmare of her past....
Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job—usually...
"Of all of my novels," says the author, "After the Night remains one of my personal favorites....
In the charming rural town of Trail Stop, Idaho, young widow Cate Nightingale lives peacefully. But Cate's luck is about to run out....
No one can get close to John Medina, the CIA's legendary Black Ops specialist who works in the shadows of the government's deadliest missions....
Bailey Wingate's scheming adult stepchildren are surprised when their father's will leaves Bailey in control of their fortune....
Blair Mallory lives the good life. But in the shadow of success, a troubled member of her club develops a strange fixation on her....
When Samille Sweeney paints a graphic murder scene that mirrors a recent real-life murder, she is thrust into suspicious light....
A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure....
Loyal. Beautiful. Professional. Impeccably organized. Potentially lethal. Sarah Stevens is a woman with many distinct qualities....
Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage....
For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined....
Reese Duncan wanted a wife, pure and simple. Someone to have children with, someone to help him rebuild his ranch, someone uncomplicated....
Jillian watched him come to a fast boil when she refused to reveal their exact destination upriver in the uncharted rain forests - and resolved to stand her ground. Neither of them could foresee what the days ahead promised: an odyssey into the fiery heart of passion and betrayal, and a danger that would force them to cast their fates together, immersed in the eternal, unsolved mysteries of love....
Never a dull moment--"Heart of Fire" is one of Linda Howard's best.
In an effort to reestablish her deceased father's reputation Gillian Sherwood, an archaeologist, is on a quest for a legendary red diamond and proof of the Anzars existence. Ben Lewis is a ruffian, scoundrel, and the best river guide in Brazil. When they team up to lead an expedition deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, they must face the perils of the jungle, out-maneuver murderous thieves, and then find their way back to civilization.
Narrator Tanya Eby Sirois gave an excellent performance.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I rather enjoyed this story. It was predictable in places, but that didn't get in my way of enjoying it. It reminded me of Romancing the Stone- just a sort of romantic adventure. The characters were pretty fun. Some of them were pretty one- dimensional, some were more deep.
The narrator kind of bugged me. She read it fine, but the way she pronounced some words (and the Latino names) kind of made me giggle-- and it wasn't supposed to be funny. So, 3 stars for her. But, her reading didn't detract from the story for me.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
This book had a great story and plenty of heat! Linda Howard really delivers on this one, especially since this is one of her earlier works. Very entertaining!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
This book ended up being better than I expected. The story was interesting and the chemistry between Ben and Julia was good. Not the best narrator but not the worst. Story = 5 stars, narrator = 3 stars, so average is 4. I like Linda Howard books and if you do too then you will enjoy this story. Excellent writing of the Amazon jungle, you could really picture it in your mind. The description of the Stone City made you wish you could visit to see it. Ending was better than most (not so sappy).
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about Heart of Fire?
this is an Old Classic from Linda Howard which is a top fave of mine, beware it was written in the 90's so read reviews.
What did you like best about this story?
this is a 90's story of family loyalty coupled with an Amazon adventure. If you like Linda's current work, then this is not it. Of course long time fans of L.H. know this is a must have novel to have in their library.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
Tanya, AKA Tatitana Sokolov, recorded this story before she developed her current deeper voice reads. If you like her, then this will not disappoint, but it is NOT in her raspy deep voice.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
yes, as this is a classic romance. NOT the F.S.O.G variety, but one that has humor and wit in the dialogue.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Out of 29 audio books, this is the one I enjoyed the most. The narrator had a small s-lisp that occurred occasionally and surprised me out of the story now-and-then, but it was nothing like her nerve-racking performance of Nora Robert's THE SEARCH. The story itself was extremely entertaining, the characters were very likable, and the romance was believable. I actually listened to this one twice.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Not as good as the author’s other books.
I first read this in 2007 and really liked it. In 2015 I read it again and skimmed a lot. In 2017 I bought the audiobook and again it was not as good as the first time.
I did not care about the big misunderstanding.
American female archaeologist has a coded map showing the way to an ancient civilization in the Amazon jungle. Her brother arranges for a wealthy drug dealer to fund the expedition. They hire a guide. She and the guide eventually fall in love. The drug dealer brings along a hit man with plans to kill everyone after they obtain the valuable red diamond.
Tanya Eby Sirois was good. She has a slight lisp which comes out at times.
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 309 pages. Swearing language: moderate plus s*** and religious swear words but rarely used. Sexual language: moderate. Number of sex scenes: eight. Setting: current day mostly Brazil. Copyright: 1993. Genre: contemporary romance adventure.
What disappointed you about Heart of Fire?
I read a lot of reviews so gave it a go, but this type of book is not what I like to read.
What was most disappointing about Linda Howard’s story?
Too unbelievable. Lightweight, love story is not for me, but others might enjoy it. I found it cheesy.
Have you listened to any of Tanya Eby Sirois’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No I haven't.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Any additional comments?
I couldn't finish it.
I enjoyed this book. It reminds me of a Tarzan movie I saw as a child with Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce and Johnny Sheffeild as Boy in the 1945 movie "Tarzan and the Amazon". The story and the narrator are very good .
Love, love, love the story. Have read it several times. The narrator did an excellent job bringing life to the characters.