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There was no doubt that the woman who called herself Evie Shaw was the key to the high-tech conspiracy that threatened Robert Cannon's computer company - and he meant to take her down personally. But as he trailed her into the heart of a long, hot Southern summer, he found himself questioning everything he believed. For he was face to face with a breathtaking passion - for a woman who had to be as guilty as sin....

©1998 Linda Howard (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Software $secrets....~ 4 STAR early Linda Howard~

Plot: Millionaire Robert Cannon finds his computer software secrets are being sold to a foreign power.

Wealthy Computer Genius Robert Cannon is out to find who is selling software secrets ....he suspects "Greedy FLUNKY" Landon Mercer. Mercer is trailed to Shaw's Marina where he rents a boat but does not fish. The lovely Evie Shaw who owns the marina is soon suspected as being 'part' of the scheme. Hunky Robert shows up at the marina to rent a boat and check out Evie.....Evie has been watching Mercer who she thinks is selling drugs and using her boats as his "delivery" .....method. Robert is drawn to the lovely widow Evie....but he is a "yankee"...LOL....He finds patience is the way to gain her trust. AS the couple turn up the heat into a very hot affair....Robert shows his ruthless side when he manipulates Evie to near financial ruin....as part of his investigation. Evie will not trust him again.....she feels used and hurt. Robert finds all the money in the world cannot buy respect love and trust. Now he must find a way to start over with Evie. This is a very good romance. it starts slow and at times Robert is too ruthless but his overbearing Type A personality shows in his every move. Evie takes his every challenge and lands on her feet ....as a heroine she is great. One of the better early Linda Howard Romances. tie into Duncan's Bride with Robert Canon being the brother of Madelyn........I give this 4 STARS~ Lesa Lockford does a good job for presentation. look for Come Lie with Me in April by Dreamscape Media Audio by Linda Howard.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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The narrator....

I thought it was a good story, I just didn't like the reader very much. The inflection was either wrong or nonexistent the whole time.

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Linda Howard? Doesn't seem like it.

The narrator was horrible but she completely ruined a book that could have been great. Producers, authors or whomever is in charge of selecting narrator, selecting the right narrator ( for an audio book) is as important as the book itself. At times, the book was so boring, It was hard to finish it.

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Not Linda Howard's best

Both main characters were hard to like, especially Robert. The narrators interpretation of Evie made her sound old and slightly stupid. Overall not it was a hard book to finish.

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  • Jane
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 03-31-17

4 ½ stars. Good story. Intense emotions.

"He done her wrong" and she found out.

I enjoyed reading about the characters and their conflicts. Robert's passion at the end was mesmerizing. I loved it.

But it dragged in the middle. When I read the paperback several years ago I didn’t notice the slow middle, but I felt it recently when listening to the audiobook.

STORY BRIEF:
Robert suspected Evangeline was selling classified information to enemies of the U.S. So he spied on her and caused financial difficulties for her as a way to get her to sell more documents sooner so he could catch her doing it. But he was falling in love with her while suspecting her. She reacted in unexpected ways.

AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
Lesa Lockford was wonderful as narrator. Some actors overdo a fake southern accent, but Lesa’s southern accent for Evangeline was mild. It was pleasant and not exaggerated. I was also pleased that her breaths were removed - good sound editing.

DATA:
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 243 pages. Swearing language: mild. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: about ten but some were referred to no details. Setting: current day small town in Alabama. Copyright: 1994. Genre: romantic suspense.

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loved it! It was everything required of a romance

Robert was a dream, and the storyline worked.
Evie was an Independent and strong woman.

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Robert just KNOWS he has caught his Thief...

Robert from Book 1 has a Thief in his Organization and he thinks he has caught her. He just needs the proof on camera. Robert is a very cut and dry - black and white - in or out kind of guy. He has convicted Evangeline before he has even met her. Then when he does met her, well, then the story really gets going...(I wouldn't dare ruin it for you)

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Loving Evangeline

Love this story. Linda Howard writes such strong female characters that it is hard not to become enraptured with them. The narrator did an excellent job of giving each character their own life and breathing a depth into the story. One of my favorite stories.

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Loved it!

Would you consider the audio edition of Loving Evangeline to be better than the print version?

Not necessarily but the audio version allows me to get other things done and still be able to appreciate the story.

What other book might you compare Loving Evangeline to and why?

In someways it is like Duncan's bride but still the storylines are different enough to be enjoyable and not just a repeat. It's that alpha male thing .

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

The comparison of the performances are the same she did a great job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not an extreme reaction just an enjoyable one.

Any additional comments?

I felt it was well worth the credit, and I will read other Linda Howard books.