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After Nina Cormier was jilted at the altar, the empty church exploded. Then someone tried to run Nina off the road, and she realized someone wanted her dead--but who? That's what Detective Sam Navarro needs to find out...fast.

With a nightmare unfolding around them, Sam and Nina decipher the stunning truth. Now they're at the mercy of a brilliant madman who plays for keeps.

©2002 Mira; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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I've grown accustomed to her flaws

This is my 12th book by TS. For me, reading one of her books is like listening to an old friend. Some of my old friends don't tell the best stories, but I still am comfortable with them. TS is not the greatest story teller, yet I feel comfortable with her.

TS started her career writing romance, but was not too successful with it. Now that she has hit the big time, she is going back to it. I discovered her when she was writing medical thrillers and she usually had some weird aspect to her story. In Harvest she had afterbirth, with an eye and it was living. Then her Rizzoli series got picked up by TBS Or USA? And now she is famous.

This book is mostly romance. Of the few romance I have read I like this best, but that is not saying much. It is just not my thing. Do not try to figure the mystery out in this as no clues are given to you in order to do so. Nina the female lead starts out with one of the worst days ever, her fiance leaves her standing at the alter, the church gets blown up and somebody tries to kill her. Later she falls in love with a cop, seduces him and tells him it is just one night, don't worry about anything else. The next morning she sinks her claws in him and tries to own him. He tells her no, but she doesn't listen. This may not seem right, but is so typical. I also did not care for the transformation of the bad guy. At the beginning he is suppose to be smart and crafty, but then he cracks up and gets sloppy. So, sloppy it is almost stupid.

If your not into romance, then listen or read Life Support, Gravity, The Surgeon, Ice Cold or The Apprentice. All great TS books.

Narrator is just ok, can't do male voices well at all.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Edda
  • Redwood City, CA, USA
  • 11-02-09

Not what I have come to expect from Tess Gerritsen

Until now, Tess Gerritsen was, for me, equivalent to "edge of your seat" thrillers and characters full of personality. The Harvest, Gravity, wonderful medical thrillers. Her Jane Rizzoli in The Surgeon... superb. And now, this book that had me repeating "oh please" as I hit the forward button to bypass the unbelievable nonsensical musings of the two main characters. I actually had to go back and make sure that this was a book by the same Tess Gerritsen that I had come to enjoy so much reading; in short, if you are a Tess Gerritsen fan, don't bother with this book, you will be very disappointed.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Not what I expected

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

This book is more of a romance novel than a mystery. Don't expect a Rizzoli and Isles style mystery. The essential elements of a good mystery are here but the book really revolves around relationship developing between the two main characters.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tess Gerritsen again?

Yes.

What about Montana Chase’s performance did you like?

The performance is fine and not an issue.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Explosive Suspense and Romance

A beautiful bride, a missing groom, attempts on her life and one cop who tries to save he before its too late!

I like Tess Gerritson's work. This book I enjoyed. The dejected bride is left at the church, even her family leaves her there alone. She doesn't want anyone to see her shame.

Trying to piece together how her life could be spiraling out of control, she sits in front of the church on the steps. Getting an offer for a lift home, she barely gets into the car and they are rocked by an explosion.

Gun shots, car chases, an ice cold killer and a handsome cop are now in her life.

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  • Karen
  • Nashua, NH, United States
  • 08-08-16

Very enjoyable listen!

What made the experience of listening to Keeper of the Bride the most enjoyable?

It was hard to stop listening. Lots of suspense, mystery and romance.

What did you like best about this story?

Never would have guessed the ending!

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Don't bother

What would have made Keeper of the Bride better?

A better story!

Would you ever listen to anything by Tess Gerritsen again?

Yes, but not this one! Love her medical mysteries, but this was beyond bad!

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SOOO VERY DISAPPOINTED

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Get rid of the sappy romance sections... keep the mystery and beef up the characters.

What was most disappointing about Tess Gerritsen’s story?

I knew i was in trouble when i discovered this was a Harlequin book. definitely did not realize that when i made the purchase. Love Tess Gerritsen and her characters but the name Harlequin implies long sappy mind numbing excruciatingly detailed description of sex and i was not disappointed ... and that is not a good thing.<br/><br/>I'd hoped for a solid thriller on par with Gerritsen's prior books ... NOT THE CASE! Nearly 40% of the book is taken up by either the two main characters fighting their attraction to each other or mating as a result of it. Personally, i would think that someone under the threat of a killer would have other things to focus on... but that is just me. <br/><br/>Opened my audible account to double check if other Gerritsen books are Harlequn. so far so good. will definitely check before ever purchasing futures books though.Cannot bear having to endure another like this one!!!

Have you listened to any of Montana Chase’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

don't believe i have, however, she handled the delivery of this book well. bet with decent material she would really rock!

Was Keeper of the Bride worth the listening time?

NO NO NO and by the way NO ... unless of course you are really into the Harlequin style of literature... I AM NOT!

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  • Carol
  • Belle river, ON, Canada
  • 02-20-14

Not like her later novels, this is simple

Love the later novels, this is more romance than I like. Too simple for me, not a thriller or intriguing as her other or later novels, that I give high marks.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Worst Tess Gerritsen EVER written....DID she write

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

Totally predictable, no backbone to any of the characters and if I had not listened to so many books by Tess Gerritsen and this were my first one.....it would DEFINITELY be my last. I can't believe that she actually wrote this. Characters have no substance...plot is any that a sixth grader could write.....(and that's not being complimentary to sixth graders)<br/>AWFUL! Would LOVE to have my money back on this one!<br/>

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Flat, no emotion....might as well have been reading a cookbook.

What character would you cut from Keeper of the Bride?

The question should be which character would I KEEP

Any additional comments?

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY! I'M a huge fan of Gerritsen...but what a disappointment.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Good, but not the best by Tess Gerritsen.

What did you love best about Keeper of the Bride?

The story.

Any additional comments?

I felt like the book was not finished. There was a story line left hanging.