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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

Four years ago... Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife-wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. As a result of that night, she joined two friends - also survivors - in starting The Last Stand, an organization to help victims of crime. But now... Her would-be rapist is getting out of prison. Skye knows that Dr. Oliver Burke hasn't forgotten that her testimony cost him his reputation - and his freedom. Sacramento detective David Willis, who investigated her case, believes Burke is a clear and present danger - and guilty of at least two unsolved murders. And now Burke is free to terrorize Skye again. Unless David can stop him. Unless Skye can fight back. Because Oliver Burke has every intention of finishing what he started. And that's a promise. Trust me.
©2008 Brenda Novak (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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    4 out of 5 stars

Good book, but...

The book itself has been wonderful. I'm a Brenda Novak fan. My only "complaint" is that the editing is a little odd. You'll be listening along, the chapter will end and at about the same time the last word of the chapter is spoken the number of the next chapter is said...almost simultaneously. It's weird. Other than that, I'd recommend the book!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Ehhhhhh

I want to start off by saying, I listened to Brenda Novak's Evelyn Talbot Series (anxiously awaiting the next one!) and LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
When I started looking for new listens, I started by looking at the authors I'd previously listened to and enjoyed - and I ALWAYS look for new series whether I'm reading or listening, because I hate having to end a story when I love the characters!
I noticed this series by Novak (beginning with "Trust Me") seemed like it would fit my interests: a little mystery, a little thriller, a little romance.

It did include those things...but the story was...not great.

Firstly, it seemed like there were constantly references to things I was supposed to know, but didn't. It made me question whether this was truly the first story in the series.

Second, the idea that a woman would wait FOUR YEARS for a guy, (when there had been zero actual dates or anything with aforementioned guy) without even entertaining the idea of dating others or moving on is preposterous.
I didn't like the fact that Skye kept giving David chances, and I REALLY didn't like that he was constantly leading her on and then going back to his ex!
Skye was supposed to be this woman who had overcome! She was strong! She wasn't going to let anyone make her a victim again!
So WHY would she do this back and forth with someone who treated her that way for FOUR YEARS??
It made him seem real wishy-washy too. If you're going to try and paint a guy as a protective alpha male, you should paint him as knowing what he wants, and doing whatever he has to in order to get it. My two cents anyway.

I wish I could recommend this book, because I've seen Brenda Novak's talent and creativity in a previous read, but I just can't. I actually made it through the whole thing, hoping and hoping something would happen to redeem it, but no.
I won't be continuing on with the series.

Sadly, this series was the reason I decided to take a chance on the Romance package. I've got some time before I decide whether to keep it, but this was not a great indicator in the quality of the package, in my opinion.

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  • Tracy
  • Woonsocket, RI, United States
  • 03-08-13

A good listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, you will be so surprised when you find jout how the book ends.

What did you like best about this story?

The twist at the end of the book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no

Any additional comments?

good book with a great ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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loved it but a little disappointed..

Although i love the book, I was a little disappointed in the lack of romance between the hero and the heroine..I think it could've been a little more developed.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Whom do you trust?

Great story writer....truly enjoy Ms. Novak's writing. Any of her books is a MUST READ!

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Awful audio editing

The audio editing is the worst I’ve ever listened to, not only does it cut off words at the end of chapters, but they replay the intro in the middle of the book and play music over sentences. SUPER ANNOYING

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Great Book

This book was really good, but like I read on someone else’s review, there seems to be an issue at the end of each chapter. Instead of pausing, it jumps from last word of chapter to stating the next chapter. It was pretty annoying until I got used to it But, the book is good.

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  • Resse
  • WEST HARTFORD, CT, US
  • 03-22-18

Lasting Stand

Favorite Author = Favorite Book

I read this book many years ago and I'm happy that Audible has it available. It's a great mystery romance story in which the heroine saves herself. Skye is one of the founders of a victim agency called Last Stand. She is resilient in seeking her own justice and putting her attacker back in prison. David, the detector, insistently helps by offering leads that Skye uses to catch her attacker. There are many sub-plots that makes listing more entertaining.

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    5 out of 5 stars

Greaf storyline and narrators

Worthe the credit. Brenda Novay never disappoints. Romances, Drama and thriller all in one book

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excellent

This book surprised me. It started off very slow and I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get into it. But after listening to several chapters the plot really picked up and before i knew it, i was hook line and sinker! Ut made for a good mystery with a little splash of romance. would definitely recommend