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It was supposed to be simple. All Navy SEAL Nathan Malone had to do was rescue three young girls from a Colombian drug cartel, then allow himself to be captured just long enough to draw out a government spy. That was before his mission went disastrously wrong… and before his wife, Bella, was told that Nathan was never coming home.

Bella’s mourned her husband’s death for three long years, having no idea that he was still alive. Forced to assume a new identity, the man Nathan was is now dead. If he can get back to his wife, can he keep the secret of who he really is… even as desire threatens to consume them? And as danger threatens to tear Bella from Nathan’s arms once more?

©2008 Lora Leigh (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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  • Rhonda
  • Claysville, PA, United States
  • 12-26-12

EOW12192011-SO CLOSE TO REAL!!!

Where does Wild Card rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best of the 57 I have purchased this year!

What other book might you compare Wild Card to and why?

No this one was unique - hit too close to home -

What about Clarissa Knightly’s performance did you like?

Kept it flowing

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

yes - my fiance was killed in the line of duty - Bella's character captures the loss, the nightmares, the disbelief, the sorrow, the unwillingness to move on despite the world moving forward, Bella's is left in that house alone - most of his family forgets her - but she has to survive or she will lose what possessions she has - so she makes herself go through the motions but is never really living without him. SO CLOSE TO THE REAL THING - mear words from me can not express how this book made me feel.

Any additional comments?

YES - right a non-fiction book just like this one and modify itI am more of a technical writer - journaled but can not make a story!!!

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Nathan/Noah

Good love story worked into a story with a good plot. It explores the growth of a newly married love with a more mature love.

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  • karen
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 12-06-12

Wild Card

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Wow, i didn't see this book coming. It was fantastic. A real (couldn't put it down) book. Excellent story and narrator. Have all ready pre-ordered the next in this series. :)

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Wild Card is a Wild Ride

What made the experience of listening to Wild Card the most enjoyable?

The ultimate Alpha hero . . . they don't make Teflon nearly as tough as Nathan/Noah . . . nor a hero nearly as verbal. The mystery storyline interesting enough to be engaging. The "set pieces" aka sex scenes were more than graphic, detailed in brutally masculine terms, but this is Lora Leigh so you've been warned. Nothing's airbrushed, glossed over or implied in her stories. Definitely listen with ear buds only when around the children; blame any blushes on the thermostat setting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Split . . . between Nathan/Noah and Bella/Sabella. The hero as we watched him become human again, and the heroine for her strength; she embodied the arc we women all go through in the natural evolution of a marriage/partnership, stumbling until we find our footing in the dynamic and ourselves.

What three words best describe Clarissa Knightly’s voice?

Paced, throaty, well-delivered. On a side note, I didn't necessarily care for the Ms. Knightley's interpretation of Bella/Sabella. Not dischordant, just heavy on the Southern accent. All the other characters I thought she did brilliantly.

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

No laughing or crying but the mole in the story really, truly caught me off guard, insidiously placed and totally surprising. Listening again, it was easier to pick up on the clues. <br/><br/>

Any additional comments?

So far, this has been my favorite Lora Leigh story, period.

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Personal Favorite from the Elite Opps

I was so glad to see this come to audio. I love Lora Leigh and this was my fav of the Elite Opps series. I do hope they bring out the rest of the series. I was a little disappointed in the narration, not that she is a bad or hard to listen to narrater, but I felt she was wrong for this material. I was hoping for a stronger performance in Noah/Nathan which I felt she fell short on. Over all I would listen to this again. I also hope thtey bring out the whole Breed series as well as the Nauti series.

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Excellent Book, better than 50 Shades

Where does Wild Card rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was one of the best erotic fiction novels I've heard in a long time. It was so much better than 50 Shades to me, the characters were strong and well built. Great story line.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wild Card?

The ongoing dynamic between the two main characters, the fierce love, protectiveness, and determination that carried them throughout the whole story, is what draws you in and keeps you wanting more.

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

This was my first.

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

Both.

Any additional comments?

Excealant book, more pleas!!

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great series

this is only one in the series. good pace and story. Clarissa Knightly not my favorite for woman voice. Ok for man's. Waiting for Live Wire, Jordan story.

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  • Erica
  • West Jordan, UT, United States
  • 11-05-12

Amazing!

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This book was fantastic, there was a plot along with the sexually intense scenes. It was not all romance or hot and steamy story line, The plot is what makes you keep listening.

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HOT* HOT* HOT*

If you want an exciting, sexy, touching love story, this is the book for you. The love Bella had for Nathan brought tears to my eyes. Lora Leigh wraps this story tight in excitement and intrigue, but most of all hot, hot sex and the never ending love between two people that transcended all barriers.

I want Audible to offer the other 6 books in this series "Elite Ops" by Lori Leigh. I love a romance novel with tough, sexy Navy SEALS and Special Ops soldiers.
Worth the credit!

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how a woman wants to be loved

Would you listen to Wild Card again? Why?

yes

Any additional comments?

throughout the book - his love for her was evident. When she realized who he must be, I could feel it in my own chest.

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