Rita-lou left behind in Silver City New Mexico the biggest scandal ever to quake the town. Now she was back with a vengeance, but not the wild hell-raiser of her youth. Searching for evidence that prehistoric man had once roamed the area, she collided with Jonah Jones, a part of her reckless past. He was out to claim gold - and claim her.
This was a decent romance novel, but I had a hard time with the plot. There was a lot of "convenient" reasons for the couple to get together and I really didn't see the point of the son side-story. I thought the writing was pretty good and the dialogue was pretty believable, but I would have like to have seen a tighter story line.
I thought Luke Smith did a pretty good job, but I'm not sure if romance is the best genre for his voice and reading style. I would love to hear him read a thriller.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
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Renegade Man begins with Rita-Lou returning to Silver City, New Mexico and reuniting with Jonah Jones. Rita-Lou is now 20 years wiser and now trying to finish her Doctorate dissertation on the Renegade Man, a prehistoric man that was believed to roam around Silver City area. She has never expected to bumped into Johan Jones, the man she has dumped 20 years ago.
Jonah Jones has left Silver City to join the military. He came back to Silver City to prospect for gold. It was either striking rich or go bust. He has not expected to ever see Rita-Lou after she broke his heart.
When Rita-Lou is threatened by a wealthy rancher, Jonah tried to protect her despite that he wanted to stay away from her and to protect his heart.
Renegade Man is nothing but sexual frustration. Rita-Lou wants Jonah and Jonah wants Rita-Lou but both are too stubborn to act upon their desire for each other. Rita-Lou is looking for Jonah to be there for her and commit to her. Jonah is trying to protect himself from being disappointed when people abandoned him. He has always been alone and know that no one will ever stay with him.
Somewhere down the lines, Rita-Lou will have to fight for Jonah and Jonah will need to learn to trust Rita-Lou that she won't break his heart this time.
The narrator Luke Smith, did very well for Jonah. His voice for Rita-Lou is a little bit masculine for her. Even though Rita-Lou's past is a hellcat, she is more matured and should be reflected a bit more feminine.
I was given this audiobook by the author/narrator via Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.
Narration - Luke Smith - OK
Luke has a lovely voice and as the narrator, he does a terrific job. Some of his characterizations are a little over dramatic for my taste, but his general narration voice is delicious.
The story is a romance with Rita Lou coming back to the town she grew up in, but she's there as an anthropologist looking for an anthropological treasure! Jonah was her childhood sweetheart (sort of) but she had dumped him for another. So of course they clash a bit. And then clash some more. And some more...
Lots of clashing in this book. Johah is pretty angry most of the time and Rita Lou isn't much better. But they both have that insane attraction that keeps drawing them together. I think they are mostly just stubborn! It's a sweet story, nothing too deep or painful. So if you're up for a light romance, I think you'll enjoy this.
I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge from audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review
Did Luke Smith do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
Didn't care for Luke.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Any additional comments?
When I first started reading Harlequin romances Paris Afton Bonds was one of my favorites!
Her books are still great!
What made the experience of listening to Renegade Man the most enjoyable?
I loved the ending the most. I am a sap for an old fashioned love story!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Renegade Man?
When Rita Lou discovered her site that she had been looking for for so long yet, realized the crossroads of her job or her lover Jonas & what could she do to keep both!
What does Luke Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I liked his voice & ability to tell a story with emotion.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed quite a few times. Loved the happy ending. I was furious when I heard the dog was injured and why.
Any additional comments?
Great old fashioned story! Loads of adventure & danger & even lost love. I liked the wild west type setting in the storyline.
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com".
I absolutely loved the book it was wonderful.
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