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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

Having lost the family ranch due her parents untimely death and their past debts, Samantha Marlow is forced to look for a job for the first time in her life. Accustomed to using her nickname, Sam, she is hired as a cook, based off of her resume, site-unseen.

Jake Dampier needs someone to manage his household while he manages his ranch. He never anticipated his foreman would hire someone without interviewing them in person, especially someone as young and beautiful as Sam. The last thing he wants is a distraction - but it may turn out to be just what he needs.

©2006 Susette Williams LLC (P)2016 Susette Williams LLC

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Light Christian Romance

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It is a good story with some misunderstandings to create some drama.

There are multiple POV scattered throughout the book. It makes it easier to understand what multiple characters are really feeling.

Sam gets a job working for a ranch as a cook. She thought she would be cooking for several of the workers but she has a surprise when she gets there.

The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life.

This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Sweet

This book has a very real aspect to it. It incorporates spirituality and obstacles to overcome. There is friendship and of course love. Great component for a good story.

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Sweet story

This was quite different from Susette Williams' others books perhaps because it was in a more modern setting but definitely because it was infused with more Christian religious practices. So if this is what you enjoy, then this is the book for you.
Besides that, it is a sweet story about two people who eventually learn that good communication will help solve their problems with each other, whether these problems are real or imagined. And of course they fall in love, but you are going to have to read the book for yourself because I'm not telling you anything else.
Nancy Peterson does a very good job of the narration.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Lovely Clean Romance

This Christian romance is a clean enjoyable listen. The main characters are very endearing and the story is true to life - especially in regards to how important communication is in keeping misunderstandings in check in any relationship. The characters show and live their faith to the best of their ability, which was very touching and refreshing, especially by today's standards. Since I usually listen to books over 5 hours in length, this book was a quick listen for me. I only wish it was a bit longer so we had more character and story details, etc. but overall I would definitely call this one short but sweet!

Oh, and I can't forget the narrator. She did a wonderful job with this book!!. ;-)

P.S. "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."


13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Ranch romance

Sam is down in her luck. Taking a job as a ranch cook after her parents die and her families ranch is sold piece by piece. Sam finds that her new employer didn't realize Sam was short for Samantha. She quickly wiggles into Jake's heart with her sorrowful eyes and her love of God. Cute romance.

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Christian Romance

Something about Sam by Susette Williams is a story about Samantha Marlow and how she gets a job working for Jake Dampier. Jake is looking for a cook and housekeeper so he can concentrate on managing his ranch. From the moment they meet, you can tell there will be much more to their story than a boss/employee relationship. This book is listed as an inspirational romance. There is a lot of religious moments in this story, so if you enjoy that, this book won't disappoint you. My only complaint is not knowing what happens to a couple of the characters in end. I felt like I would have liked to know more. Other than that, the main characters had a good storyline and it moved along nicely.
Nancy Peterson is a terrific narrator. She captured each character in a very heartfelt way. I hope to listen to more books read by her in the future.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

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Entertaining and enjoyable story!

I was given this audio book free in exchange for an honest opinion. This story by Susette Williams is a sweet Christian romance. It is the story of Samantha and Jake. Samantha has just lost her parents and her family ranch. She's in need of a job and is hired on as a cook at Jake's ranch. There are several wrong impressions concerning the job. Jake and his worker who hired "Sam" believe she's a man. Sam thinks the position is cooking for all of the workers on the ranch, but she is actually just cooking for Jake.
Samantha and Jake become friends, and then a little more than friendly feeling develop. There are stumbling blocks in their way and misunderstandings. Will they be able to maneuver their way into understanding, forgiveness and maybe even the kind of love that lasts forever?
Good story and good narration by Nancy Peterson. Very nice to listen to.

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Heartwarming...great listen!

--I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review

Another great listen by Susette Williams. This story was so heartwarming to listen to. Sam arrives at the Dampier ranch expecting to be the cook for the ranchhands. She finds out she is going to be the cook/maintainer of the home for Jake, the owner of the ranch. Sparks between the two are flying as others are vying for the attention of Sam. Jonathan, Sam's best friend comes to work on the ranch when one of the hands breaks his hip. To say the least, a bunch of misunderstandings occur to sabotage Jake and Sam. Can their faith in God brings them back together? They do learn about communication and how important it is.

Nancy Peterson has a wonderful voice. Her performance is warm and emotional. I love that her variations between men and women voices is apparent and easily determines who is speaking when. Susette Williams picks her narrators well and gives us beautiful stories.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A wonderful story with meaning, confusing, laughs

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I totally loved this audio that foreman is something else indeed. I laughed at times very hard, smiled a lot and was sad a few times. I really think the audio would be better the reading it, the narrator really brings the story to life.

Ms. Peterson narration was outstanding as she bought the characters to life for me. Her tones were right on the money. She really put a lot into this audio giving you a delightful listen. Her female and her male voices were outstanding. You could really hear every emotion each character was going through. The foreman was a delight I totally loved his voice and the tones she gave him. He really had me laughing throughout. There was nothing I didn’t like about this narrator, she gives power to her character voices never leaving you guessing to what the other is feeling. Her natural voice is pleasant I could have listen to her voice all day. There is no background noises or any place where the volume changes. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. I didn’t hear any repeats of wording or any place where the tones were off. It was a delightful listen that I had trouble putting down.

The author gives a wonderful clean Christian read at time humorous with misunderstanding, lack of communication which really makes a mess of things and is so funny at times along with heartbreaking at others. A little drama and a lot of getting to know you with a powerful love story. There are a few surprises throughout, as well as confusing for some of the characters. It is a powerful story of one’s belief in God and faith. Of losing it all and starting over again. This was wonderfully written giving the reader something to think about and relate to. I really liked the characters and watching their two step forward and one step back dance. The one thing that broke my heart was her losing her horse and the man who took it. You will really love how this plays out. The ending was wonderful making me smile.

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Good story

Good storyline loved this story and will buy more from this author. Buy it today you will enjoy

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  • A D.
  • 05-13-16

An Inspiration Christian Romance

Overall I enjoyed the light, clean, human storyline. Susette Williams has a purpose for writing this story and that has clearly been conveyed. Warning: If deep Christian conviction doesn't suit you, this is not the story for you.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 05-10-16

Couldn't feel it

I received a free copy of this book on audible via Audiobook Blast in exchange for an unbiased review.
Although the story had potential, I couldn't really relate to Sam and Jake, I felt as if I never really got to know them. The story seemed a little bit disjointed and rushed and I didn't feel any chemistry between them. Then enters Tex into the mix and it all seems surreal and unbelievable. The narrator didn't appeal to me and I couldn't feel the love.