The plot stretched my imagination....I couldn't really feel anything believable about it and seemed a bit too predictable.
The characters were like cardboard caricatures......I couldn't engage with any of them.....even the main characters.
The dialogue.......stilted.....and not real.
This was supposed to be a romantic suspense story...but where was the romance I ask???? I never felt any chemistry between Tiel McCoy and Dr. Bradley Stanwick.
I have re ...more
This story is once again set in Texas. This time, it features an ambitious reporter who found herse ...more
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
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
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
Онова, което ме разочарова, беше българското издание - разпокъсани или погрешно слети редове, главни букви на случайни места, прекръстени герои... На едно място имаше към две страници от една сцена, които сякаш са били изрязани и после вмъкнати не където трябва. На всичкото отгоре изглежда е писан ...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 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
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
A kidnapping has occurred in Rojo Flats. She heads in that direction to get the story.
It all taking place in a convenience store. There are hostages held at gun point. A baby about to be born. The standoff tests Tiel's courage and her real objection in life.
Great characters a la classic Sandra Brown. The standoff between the gunman and law enforcement made for great suspense, with a few heart-tugging moments thrown in. The attraction between the hero and heroine developed without clichéd romantic overkill. Think "Speed" but happening during a convenience store holdup. A great read.
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
Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), & TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010).
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over ...more