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Living a successful life in Charleston, South Carolina, Kate MacKenna has always been able to turn her challenges into triumphs. But now the fates seem to be lining up against her in a lethal fashion.

While attending a reception at a friend's estate for a controversial artist, Kate is nearly killed by an explosion. Once home, Kate is hit with the news that the prosperous fragrance company she has nurtured from the ground up is in jeopardy: It turns out that her late mother used the business as collateral for a huge loan, and full payment is due in three weeks. Kate's still reeling from this devastating news when her younger sister's volatile ex-boyfriend shows up and threatens her.

Then Kate receives a call from her best friend, Jordan Buchanan, who is hospitalized and scheduled for surgery in Boston. Though stretched to the limit, Kate immediately rushes to her side. Once she knows that Jordan is going to be fine, Kate abandons her calm façade and allows herself a major meltdown, doing something that is totally uncharacteristic: She has a one-night stand with Jordan's brother Dylan.

Coming to her senses, Kate returns home determined to get back on track and save her business. But the mishaps keep coming.

At Jordan's insistence, Dylan checks up on Kate. He's convinced that she's merely having a spell of bad luck - until he discovers how many people want Kate MacKenna dead.

©2005 Julie Garwood; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Enjoyed It, but why "Slow Burn" as a Title

I enjoy Romantic Suspense books with bite to them--this one was good--could have been more bite though. Narrators can make or break book. I enjoyed the narrator also, however she doesn't do "southern" very well (the reason she got a 3). I know I have listened to her before and I know she has done a better job.

I started listening to the sample story about Jordan--she seems to be more herself in this one--she will probably rate much better, at least in my opinion.

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  • Donna
  • MERIDEN, CT, United States
  • 04-12-15

Main Character annoyed me

Found the main character to be ridiculous, kind of stupid actually. Found her responses to events to be dumb and it frustrated me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fast paced and totally engaging book

I truly enjoyed the characters. The book will make you smile and care what happens just what a great book is supposed to do. This book wont disappoint you

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful Read

Julie Garwood does it again. All of her books in this series are very good, I just wish that there were more of them.

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  • MC
  • 09-04-17

Love the books but...

I love the books but the narrator (in my opinion) makes the characters sound old. not a fan of this narrator.

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Great

Great re-listen. Joyce Bean did an excellent job narrating the different characters. And of course, Julie Garwood did an excellent job writing this story. I am a little surprised she didnt sum up ALL the loose ends at the end of this audio book. I'll not tell because I don't want to give anything away. Definitely worth a credit. 😊

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The reader

She didn't do a good interpretation of the Southern Accent and she didn't do a good interpretation of emotions especially since Kate sounded like she was experiencing just another day being bombed -- like it was just another daily occurrence. I've read this book and the story is very good but it could use another reader.

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Boring and lacked love/passion

I really couldn't connect with this book at all. Sometimes this author can make me believe the couple loves each other, then other times I feel nothing just words on a page. This one fell flat.

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Great book

Great mystery with the right touch of romance. If you like this kind of book you'll love this one. Highly recommended

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TERRIBLE NARRATION almost ruined this story!

The story was very good - classic Garwood. I would have thoroughly enjoyed the characters (although I liked them) had the accents not been so forced, so "fake-South." I had to MAKE a myself keep going with this book SEVERAL times and not just delete. I wish now I could have used the audible "credit" from my membership to purchase the Kindle or paperback version of this book so that the characters' voices would have been from my own imagination! I will never listen to another story by this narrator, which means I will miss out on a few JG books I've been wanting to listen to. Oh well...back to Janet Evanovich...Loralie King hits it spot-on EVERY time!!!