The most cliched book I have ever read! I do not recommend it. Ambitious TV reporter just so happens to be in the convenience store where a young runaway couple she is investigating come in to rob the place? Luckily, when the young pregnant teen goes into labor there is a handsome rugged doctor to deliver the baby. He also has a dark past, of course, to draw in the heroine.
Don't forget the Hispanic man also in the store who is one ...more
From back cover:
"T.V. reporter Tiel McCoy is driving to New Mexico for a well earned vacation when she hears the news on the radio: The teenage daughter of Fort Worth tycoon Russell Dendy has been kidnapped. Immediately, she abandons her holiday plans to chase down what could be the scoop of a lifetime. But in a town called Rojo Flats an innocuous stop at a convenience st ...more
My main complaint is not knowing what happened to various characters at the end. But the rest is good. This author is a good writer and she does suspense well. Although there is a little bit of romance at the end, don’t read it for romance. Read it as a suspense story with interesting characters. It’s about 1/2 the length of a regular novel.
The narrator Enid Graham is a new favorite of ...more
The story line is dumb, the characters are stupid and listening to it probably kills brains cells. The narrator is okay but should have checked pronunciations
I've read/listened to books that I disliked so much, I wanted to slam them into a wall. This one makes me feel that way but I also want to burn down the wall, campaign to make sure some folks never get published and, while I'm at it, never get near a computer or typewriter.
Did I tell you I hated ...more
STANDOFF is about one day spent in a convenient store that changed Tiel McCoy's life forever. Tiel had stopped to use the phone to call ...more
STANDOFF is more the length of the quick romance books at 261 pages, and not as deep or involved as some of her other suspense books. The sto ...more
The story idea is actually rather interesting. But the teenagers' behaviour is rather...annoying. Well, maybe that's part being teenager. But I feel like I would never done something like that, even when I'm a teen.
The romance is a bit force, I think. Half the story, there's a little to no awereness between the hero and ...more
This book has pretty mixed reviews but I was in need for what this book gave me so it's good in my book. The action was pretty much back to back (i loved), while the romance aspect was very slight and not well done, however, that doesn't take away from the book. Was it the best suspense novel ever written? No, but it was entertaining and got me out of a book slump. I felt so bad for the teens and didn't see that slight twist coming.
Tiel wasn't endearing with her prickly reporter ways, b ...more
Now, I'm generally used to a more gritty read than thi ...more
Tiel McCoy is on her way to a relaxing vacation in New Mexico when she hears that the teenage daughter of Russel Dendy, Fort Worth's tycoon is kidnapped. Tiel immediately cancels her vacation plans to chase the big scoop, being a hardworking reporter that she is. That night she makes a stop at a convenience store in Rojo Flats to ask her boss for directions, when suddenly a young boy and his pregnant girlfrield enter the store and hold the people there ho ...more
An ambitious female television reporter is driving through New Mexico when she hears that a Texas millionarie's teenage daughter has been kidnapped. Knowing the girl's father lives nearby, she quickly lines up an interview.Amazon.com Review
Some reporters have all the luck--especially plucky, ambitious, determined Texas TV news reporter Tiel McCoy, who walks into a convenience store on her long-postponed vacation and finds herself smack in the middle of the biggest story of her life. A couple
O her way to an actual vacation with the new man in her life, McCoy hears the news of the kidnapping of the daughter of a wealthy Texas businessman. Calling into her office, McCoy learns that the alleged kidnapper's father lives slightly off her vacation route and talks ...more
Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), & SMOKE SCREEN (2008).
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since t ...more