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If Gunnery Sergeant Zane Hall wants to save his family's ranch, he'll need to fix up the buildings, stock the spread with cattle - and find a wife. The first two are easy with the help of his brothers, but getting hitched is proving more difficult. When he meets mountaineer Kenna North through an online ad, she seems like the perfect fit - at least in her emails. She wants the same thing he does: a temporary marriage to secure an inheritance. But when Zane meets Kenna, she's nothing like he expects, and Zane finds himself changing his priorities fast.

If Storm Willow wants to save her family's seaside cottage, she’ll have to keep her boss happy - which means taking Kenna’s place and marrying Zane when Kenna is detained out of the country. As long as Storm acts her part, no one will know that she's an imposter. But when she falls for the handsome marine, Storm begins to wonder if holding on to the cottage is worth giving up on love. Can a fake marriage lead to real happiness? Or is disaster just a heartbeat away?

©2014 Cora Seton (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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the book was better

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

no it was not time well spent....the narrator was so bad i would start thinking of other things

What didn’t you like about Nika Solviero’s performance?

she made some of the characters sound like they were mentally slow. you could hear her taking a breath after a long sentence.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

yes

Any additional comments?

i love the book, that is why i bought the audible. i am sorry i bought the audible.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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the constant swallowing is terrible!

Would you listen to The Marine's E-Mail Order Bride again? Why?

I can't even listen through the first hour...the narrator keeps swallowing so loud it is irritating. May be petty but I'm wearing headphones and it is right in my ear. I can't concentrate or listen to the story completely because of it.

How could the performance have been better?

turn of the recorder when you are swallowing so loudly!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Another Chance Creek hit.

Exciting from start to finish, well done. Can't wait to start book 4 right away.

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Not the best story in the series

I'm relistening to this series while I await my new credits. This story is unbelievable but once you are two books in and you like the Hall brothers, what is one to do but soldier on.
I was not a fan of the narrator. Being a one woman show, she did come up with different voices for each character but some of the voices were just ...dumb. And occasionally I thought she sounded like she was wearing a retainer while speaking.

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Audio issues

Reagan is pronounces Ray-gen not Ree-gin
And Reagan isn't a vegetarian Ella is. I know I'm not picking but I really like these stories and the characters. When reading they almost become real people. But chancing the name the 3ed book in because the pronunciation is wrong bugs me and little typos like the vegetarian thing bug me.

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terrible narration

predictable love story ruined by the worst naration I have heard to date. Save your money . I wish I had.

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love but

If you could sum up The Marine's E-Mail Order Bride in three words, what would they be?

I love all these books but there are two that have not been put to audible please please please do

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Outstanding

This author really knows how to write a great book. From beginning to end I'm enthralled with every one of her books. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

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perfectly done.

loved this book and the previous two in this series. it's a great story of love and understanding

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Disappointed in Cora

Ok... I thought writers ACTUALLY kept track of previous books' storyboards & characters. 1) Ella was the Vegetarian, NOT Reagan, & 2) Reagan's name was pronounced in the first 2 books as "Ray-gan". In this book, it was pronounced as "Reee-gain".

Plus, the plot that a NON-mountain climber could seamlessly pass for a famous muscular mountaineer is completed idiotic since all you would have to do is enter "Kena North" in an internet search & figure out the imposter. I guess the insulting assumption is that country bumpkins wouldn't have internet access, but HELLLLLOOOOO! Why would the main characters place an ONLINE ad?

The 1st book (Navy Seal) was amazing! Witty banter & credible situations. These other 2 books make the other brothers (who were supposed to be high officers in the other Armed Forces who didn't have enough common sense to Google their soon-to-be fiancees) look like absolute idiots.

At least this book didn't lack in steamy scenes, but the narrator's voice was annoying. I've already purchased Cora's entire book series after Book 1 & now starting to regret my purchase. Shame on you, Cora! I thought you were a better writer than THIS!

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  • Jan
  • 09-11-15

Spoiled by narrator read don't listen.

I have read all the books in this series and enjoyed them. This story is not the best but is worth reading - not worth listening to. The narrator makes the characters sound like back country hicks and uses intonation that is inappropriate for what is happening at that point in the story. An example is where a teenage boy is made to sound like a breathless winsome little girl. In places the women come across as whining but they are not. Like all irritants once noticed they become more obvious and for me spoilt my enjoyment. I like to revisit stories but this is one where I will be reading the story not Nika Solviero.

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