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Beg To Die (Cherokee Pointe Trilogy #2)

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,272 Ratings  ·  64 Reviews
Be careful who you love...
Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee, has seen murder before, but nothing like what has claimed the life of Jamie Upton, heir to the Upton fortune. The crime is so vicious, so personal and filled with hatred, the authorities are certain it had to be someone he knew...someone hiding an unimaginable sadistic streak behind a friendly facade.

Be careful who you
Paperback, 395 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Avon Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Aug 19, 2008 Christa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Although I enjoyed this 2nd book in the Cherokee Pointe Trilogy, I did not like it as much as the first one. I liked the characters of Jazzy and Caleb, but I didn't feel confident at the end of the book that all of the issues between them had been settled. That may come in the third book of the trilogy, but this book just didn't have enough resolution between the hero and heroine to satisfy me.

Jasmine "Jazzy" Talbot spent many years loving wastrel Jamie Upton, and he has broken her heart many t
Mar 13, 2016 Siobhan rated it really liked it
I’m going to be honest and say that the writing style of the book took me some time to get used to. That being said, it was not badly written, I think it was just because of the massive difference in style between the book I came from and this one. Even with that, it didn’t take me long at all to become truly gripped in the story.

Following the brutal death of the soon-to-be-married town player, fingers are pointed in the direction of one of his exes who has been known to threaten him on more tha
Wenny Widjaja
Sebenernya ceritanya bagus sih, tp entah kenapa, para penjahat di buku BB yang sudah beberapa saya baca, mereka adalah orang2 yang peranannya dikit bangetttt, kalo dibilang pembunuhnya ga tebak, ya memang ga ketebak..., wong si pembunuh hampir ga muncul dicerita dan ga berinteraksi dengan tokoh2 utamanya. Twist2nya memang dapet banget tapi agak ga masuk akal juga sih, agak terlalu maksa kalo saya bilang walaupun cara pembunuhannya kejem disini, kesian juga sih sama Jamie. Senakal2nya manusia hid ...more
Sarah-Louise Kelly
Nov 26, 2011 Sarah-Louise Kelly rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and found it to be quite gripping. It's the first crime/mystery book I've ever read really so it was a good one to start with. Wasn't overly impressed with the writing style but that's just personal taste.
I'd recommend it to anybody.
Dec 06, 2014 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book revolves around Jazzy Talbot and her relationship with Jamie Upton. Unfortunately Jamie comes to an unfortunate and rather gruesome end and Jazzy is in the frame for his murder.

There are a number of people who could have committed the act and the author takes you through all of them trying to confuse the reader. For me I didn't feel as though the path to the murderer was clear and when you read the book you may understand why. It almost comes across as an afterthought.

In saying that,
Jay Jessmer
Feb 15, 2015 Jay Jessmer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best thrillers I've read in a while, and by far the best I've read from Ms. Barton. Fast-pacing, crisp dialogue, a better than average plotline and enough red-herrings to keep your mind trying to race ahead. I couldn't stop reading this because I was so caught up in finding out the ending, a sure sign of a top rate thriller. FYI...I recommend reading "The Last Victim" before this one. Although not necessarily a prequel, it does feature most of the cast of characters and will give you ...more
Bark's Book Nonsense
This book tells the story of Jasmine "Jazzy" Talbot. She was your typical, rough-around-the-edges girl from the wrong side of the tracks but possessed a startling beauty that attracted the town's biggest heart breaker Jamie Upton. When Jazzy was younger she succumbed to Jamie's charm but as she grew wiser she realized he'd never offer her marriage and security because, well, then he'd lose his inheritance and he's too much of a greedy louse to turn his back on millions for the love of his life. ...more
Bizzy Day
Jan 24, 2013 Bizzy Day rated it it was ok
Shelves: thriller-crime
It was ok... The narrative lacked any real depth, the characters were not fully formed... There were lots of opportunities to develop the story line and lots of questions were posed but none were really explored or answered.

The Jazzy's sister storyline was a bit pointless. I didn't believe for one second she was the murderess, it was implied she could have been but the author made it obvious from the beginning that she wasn't. Genny and her visions was really an unnecessary cheesey addition. I
Apr 15, 2011 Netha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense-romance
cherokee point digegerka oleh kematian jamie upton, the heir of upton empire.
jamie, tampan kaya & memiliki segalanya. kekasih high school jazzy namun tidak berlanjut karena neneknya, reba upton tidak menyukai jazzy yg terkenal liar & miskin.
mungkin hanya menikah dengan jazzy lah satu2nya hal yg tidak pernah bisa dimiliki oleh jamie.

jamie ditemukan tewas telanjang dengan bekas sundutan & ups alat kelaminnya tidak ada :p
kematian jamie membuat jazzy menjadi tersangka utama.
sudah menjad
Jan 04, 2008 Lorie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one!
This book was all wrong. The characters were over the top and unbelievable, not real people, but characterizations of such (the dumb blonde naive fiancee, the womanizing man she loves, the white trash slut but nice woman, the uppity snob rich girl, the brawny bouncer, the sexy Native merican cop, etc....), and they were all one dimensional and flat. There was not a likable one in the whole bunch, and there were way too many characters introduced way too quickly. The prejudices expressed in gener ...more
Alice Hudson
Jul 09, 2014 Alice Hudson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well I must say I enjoyed this. It sucked me in from the start because it's got a good back story between the relationships of the characters. Genny was a good twist to this sort of genre, not just all detective work here which was nice. It kept me on my toes, I was constantly thinking I had cracked the case when I hadn't. The last few chapters felt a bit rushed though which is a shame because some more build up would have been nice. Also worth pointing out it is very graphic, not just gory but ...more
I really don't know how many times I've read this book, but I love it. I just reread it again and I can't help but love the dynamic characters. Jazzy's got some fire in her, which I like. But no one tops Caleb McCord. He's the kind of guy that could make any woman swoon. Tough, protective, sensitive, good looking. The man has it all.

And I admit, when I reread Barton's books, I read for the romance and not the mystery. The mystery is amazing too, but I already know how it ends, so why read throug
After reading book #1 in this trilogy, I was looking forward to reading book #2 (this one). What a dissappointment. The characters were horrible--all of them!!! Not one likeable character. Snobby, slutty, lots of affairs, mistresses. The suspense was awful. There were a few shocking scenes that didn't seem appropriate in the book. The transition between scenes was HORRIBLE.

And, my personal pet peeve, a tremendous amount of repetition. UGH!!!! Read a scene, they talk about the scene, then talk a
Mirella Grace
Sep 19, 2011 Mirella Grace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sumpah, sama bagusnya sama cerita sebelumnya... Udah nyadar sih, si pembunuhnya adalah pengunjung restoran Jasmine's. Yang bikin penasaran, ya, siapa sebenarnya ni cewek kan... Mulai ketauan siapa si pembunuh ya pas di bab 25...

Jazzy Talbot... lagi lagi mengingatkanku akan tempat terakhir daku bekerja... garment merk Talbots, with their motto "Always Classic".. Btw, emang udah takdirnya Jazzy dah, gak bisa jauh dari the Upton family. Gak ada Jamie, ya jodohnya emang Caleb...

Penasaran abis ama ce
Aug 12, 2012 VLynch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book right after finishing The Fifth Victim by Beverly Barton, I really like the cast of characters in these stories. This was about a sleazy bad boy who is murdered, he seems to be able to wrap woman around his little finger and yet treat them like garbage. Jazzy is suspected of murdering him, with good reason if you ask me! :) Beverly Barton has a wonderful way of introducing characters and with each book you get to learn more and more about the characters in this small town who se ...more
Nur'aini Tri Wahyuni
haduuu, mbak Beverly ini sukses biking saya jatuh cinta sama tulisannya.

suka gimana dia menjabarkan pembunuhan dengan detail ((yaa ampun)). trus gimana karakter Jazzy sebagai seorang perempuan cantik yg sebenerya ga ganjen tapi emang rada centil, plus gue ga ngerti kenapa sik tokoh utama cowok di novelnovel romsus itu selalu kepengen dikarungin buat jadi milik sendiri? huhuhuhu.

suka juga gimana Beverly membuat akhir yang indah tapi ujungnya, "sampis. apaan, nih. setelah begadang di malam pergan
May 23, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the chemistry between the main characters...Another good romantic suspense from BB.
Dec 28, 2014 KatMcD marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have-ebook
called Beg to Die in my Kobo
Jul 24, 2010 Dessy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
bgus kyakny nih,dari baca prologny aja lgsung suka,,, novel berverly barton rata" bgus critany, gk membosankan, bikin penasaran siapa pembunuhny:)
prolog :pria itu hrus mati! bkn keinginanny u/ mbunuh pria itu, pria itu mbuatny tdk pny pilihan lain.. Pria itu trburuk, pngecut & lemah, perbuatanny akan myakiti org lain. Pria itu menikmati kebejatanny yg slalu menghantui sbgn besar pria & wanita.
Ia tdk akn lgsg mbunuhny. Mati dng cpt trlalu bgus untkny. Pria itu hrus mati perlahan", trsiksa
Irene J.
Oct 17, 2011 Irene J. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Agak salah sih ya, gue baca buku ini setelah baca trilogi ketiganya. Jadinya ada beberapa bagian yang harusnya seru jadi kurang seru karena gue udah tau duluan siapa karakter itu dan bahwa dia bukan pembunuhnya hehe...

Sebenernya gue bukan penggemar romance suspense sih, tapi untungnya bagian romance di novel in ngga lebay-lebay amat, jadi masih bisa fokus ke bagian murdernya. Agak nggak disangka-sangka juga nih jalan ceritanya, jadi menarik lah buat ngisi waktu baca...

Buku pertama Baverly Barton yang saya baca, walaupun ini buku kedua dari Trilogi Cherokee Pointe.

Jamie Upton yang banyak menyakiti orang karena sifat egoisnya, ditemukan terbunuh. Ada banyak kemungkinan tersangka - terlalu banyak menuruku - dengan motif yang hampir sama, sakit hati karena dipermainkan dan dikecewakan oleh Jamie, sang playboy.

Oh ya, ada seorang Paranormal yang sepertinya merupakan kunci di seri ini.
Sian Taylor
I found this book quite difficult to get into, initially, as every conversation was very intense, even between strangers. As a consequence, it was completely unrealistic and I found it very frustrating. Then, I started to think of it as an episode of 'Ghost Whisperer', and once you suspended reality it became quite enjoyable, and didn't irritate me half as much as it did at the start.
Aug 25, 2011 Connie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2nd in Cherokee Pointe series. This one was about Jazzy and Caleb and someone killed Jamie Upton because he had hurt his finance. It turns out it was her real CRAZY mother that escaped from a mental hospital. Also, Caleb is Big Jim's and Miss Reba's grandson. Not sure if Jazzy and Caleb will be able to get in good with Miss Reba or not. Big Jim seems to like both of them though.
♥ Nell ♥
This is the second in the Cherokee Pointe Trilogy, but third in the Griffin Powell series. This book has the first mention of Griffin Powell, which struck me as a bit strange.
Overall, I liked this book but, the romance bit ended badly for me. Hopefully Ms. Barton completes Caleb & Jazzy's love life to satisfaction in the next book.
This was suspenseful. So much so I could have gotten fired for reading when I should have been working. I am impressed with the cadence of the story. It goes on and on building to a wondrous crescendo. I have moved on to the 3rd book in the series GOOD AS DEAD. I think LAST TO DIE will be a tough act to follow.
Sandra Knapp
Sep 18, 2013 Sandra Knapp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a bit nasty, but told well enough that it kept me involved and reading. I was very disappointed to be left hanging at the end, concerning the main characters. That's when I realized it was part of a trilogy. I don't mind trilogies, but they can finish one story before they go on to another, IMO.
Kasusnya seru dan lebih menegangkan dari buku #1 Cherokee Point, The Fifth Victim. pelakunya jg ga ketebak.
Tadinya mo ngasih 5 bintang, tp ga jadi karena love storyna kurang menyentuh. ga begitu merasakan chemistry antara Caleb & Jazzy..
Malah persahabatan Genny_Jazzy_Jacob yang lebih menyentuh (:

Dec 05, 2010 Nicole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
it was ok. not really sure if i will go on to read the 3rd in this series or the one that comes before it. characters seem a little odd, and there are unresolved issues at the end. liked the authors style of writing. the only think that annoyed me is the over use of the phrase "level best"
Nilam Suri
too many characters. im not feeling it. it seemed like ms.barton try to put all of her beloved characters in this book, and gave them enough portion. but in the end, it made the main character, Caleb not important enough.

still a good read though, although i feel it can be better.
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Beverly Marie Inman was born on 23 December 1946 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA. Daughter of Doris Marie and Walter D. Inman Jr. A born romantic, she fell in love with The Beauty and the Beast epic at an early age, when her grandfather bought her an illustrated copy of the famous fairy tale. Even before she learned to read and write, her vivid imagination created magical words and fabulous characters ...more
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