REVIEW OF AUDIO & EBOOK; AUG 11, 2014 Narrator: Deb Booth
The Narration: New narrator for me and I am impressed. Some may find her voice too old for...moreREVIEW OF AUDIO & EBOOK; AUG 11, 2014 Narrator: Deb Booth
The Narration: New narrator for me and I am impressed. Some may find her voice too old for the heroine but I always like those sultry voices and if the heroine is too young for a voice like Booth's, I doubt I'd be interested in the book.
I hope Booth will be narrating more. I'd love to have narrating the Karen Rose books.
The Story: started out good but tumbled downhill soon after. I find it implausible that Brianna would not trust Reaper with what was happening and thought she could handle things herself. Is this woman TSTL? Reaper and his team of men are Delta Force, for God's sake! Brianna had spent time living among them when she was just 22 and writing a story on these covert ops guys. She got romantically involved with Reaper during that time, there's a separation, a reunion, then a 3-year disappearance when Brianna went into the WITSEC program (all in the book's blurb). When she suddenly reappears, she breaks into Reaper's house!
Why would this woman do what she did? It never entered her thick head that this team of ex-Delta men who ran black ops for a living, and who now run a highly-successful security (means their job is to keep their clients safe, Brianna) company, could not be trusted with the facts of what had happened to her; that Reaper could not take care of himself but she could? That keeping everything from him would keep him safe?
Well, I know why her thick head couldn't understand that - all she could think of was Reaper's six-pack and the physical attributes of the other men (who will, unfortunately, be getting their own books). I love me a bunch of well-built men and I'd be cheering for Brianna if she decided she wanted to do them all BUT, I can't stand it when the heroine thinks she can do better by keeping things from the hero when it's a no-brainer that it's a dumb route to take. If her lame-brain could have realized what a blessing it was that she had, at her disposal, a bunch of guys who are trained to keep her and the rest of her countrymen safe, this book would have been a great intro to a new series. Surely, the first thing Brianna needed to do was to bring Reaper into her confidence, warn him about Hollingsworth, etc, but no, that would have turned this book into a serious romantic suspense and we can't have that.
However, if you love sappy romances with hot men and stupid heroines, this is the right book for you.
I hate tropes like these.
I also hated the male whining and the over-emphasis on hurt feelings, the do-you-still-love-me, do-you-forgive-me dialogue. These supposedly alpha Delta men came across like a bunch of pussies. I don't like every Suzanne Brockmann book but if you want 'real' men who are covert ops guys and who act like men (because you want to kick their ass sometimes), read the Troubleshooters. Reaper and his Pussies, you feel like bitch-slapping them and telling them to man up and ditch the bitch.(less)
I read this in one sitting. The only reason why I'm not giving this another half star or 5 stars is...moreYup, Jerry - Kaje's review says it all for me, too.
I read this in one sitting. The only reason why I'm not giving this another half star or 5 stars is because I don't generally care for these family dramas and being inundated with kids. That said, the kids in this story weren't difficult to read about. Despite their unavoidable presence - 7 of them! - they weren't intrusive, annoying or used as a plot device to create suspense in a romantic suspense, which tLTHN is not. This is pure family drama with a romance thrown in.
Like Kaje, I would have preferred it if Bobby had a different name. I, too, got Tommy and Bobby mixed up a few times. An older man for Bobby's character would have made this story a 5-star one for me.
Also, if I had known beforehand this story had that many kids or parents like Cheryl and Cal, I would not have picked it to read. But if you love family dramas, kids and that sort of stuff, this will be right up your alley.