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Indecent Exposure

(Stone Barrington #42)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  4,246 ratings  ·  336 reviews
In the latest action-packed adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington learns that privacy is hard to come by when you’re one of the rich and mighty.

As an eligible bachelor, man-about-town, and mover in the highest social echelons, Stone Barrington has always been the subject of interest and gossip. But when he’s unwittingly thrust i
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Kindle Edition, 347 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Avalon I also got tired of Stone just started back reading about him. It’s been several years. Once I started reading I remembered why I stop. Only good thin…moreI also got tired of Stone just started back reading about him. It’s been several years. Once I started reading I remembered why I stop. Only good thing is he is a quick and easy read.(less)

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Jun 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-detective
Another truly pitiful effort by Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington and now Secretary of State Holly Barker are an item. There is a little bit of politics as the Presidents Lee's son decides to run for Senator in NY potentially opposing the current governor. And Stone gets involved and then uninvolved with a tabloid writer, but no plot and no character development. Blecch. ...more
BJ
Couldn't tell you why, but I just enjoy these books. A guilty pleasure, easy read, fast, read in one sitting. Enjoyable. ...more
Tim
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
The first 3/4 is quite the snoozer and the last bit barely makes this into an, "ok" story. You won't miss anything by skipping this. 3 of 10 stars ...more
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
I really really really love Stone - especially when the Lee family and Holly are in the story (I long for a marriage)...however, I feel like this one was just too simple or something; just kinda lackluster. Naturally, as a fan girl , I'll keep reading the series ;)) I do wonder if the publishing company is pressuring the author for more and/or faster perhaps? It seems like the trade off for novels more frequently has been a bit of lesser quality story, imo. Can't decide if I prefer to wait longe ...more
Jack Heath
3 Stars. I do this review with a pressing question in mind! What does the title mean? Indecent exposure is a criminal act, the public exposing of one's privates in unwanted situations. None of that here. We do find Stone and his paramour skinny dipping in a secluded part of the Caribbean, but that can't be it. The story raises a recurring theme from earlier Barrington episodes. He dabbles elsewhere and creates a mess of difficulty for himself. He meets the beautiful "Just Folks" gossip reporter ...more
Donna
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
President Kate Lee is re-elected and Holly Barker becomes the new Secretary of State. Stone Barrington flies into the capital city to celebrate election day with Holly. He returns home where he initiates an affair with a journalist and then is embarrassed when she publishes details of their assignation. The lady is on the outs with Stone and she doesn't take the rejection very well.

The Stone Barrington series seems to be a hit or miss these days. The plot in this one is very thin. The couple of
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Peter Ackerman
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
As good as any of the modern Stone Barrington stories by Stuart Woods. Take that as you will. If you are fan, this is enjoyable, if you are not a fan of the latest works, this might not be to your liking.
Will
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
SUBJECTIVE READER PLOT SPOILER REVIEW FOLLOWS:

I think Stuart Woods has invented a new genre, 'brain candy.' His writing style, short chapters, eternal allusion to sexual enthusiasm and never letting Stone Barrington or Holly Barker age have conditioned our brains to seek his novels out as a quick fix while waiting for something more elegant. Dammit, he evolves the characters so cleverly we can't bear to break away! Holly Barker, introduced what seems like a decade and a half ago, is now US SecSt
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Jill
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Stone is back and once again his love life is getting him into trouble. He hooks up with a tabloid journalist and soon learns the error of his ways so he dumps her and goes back to Holly who is now Kate's Secretary of State. Kate is on her second term and both her and Will are both includes in this storyline along with Dino and Viv as they all take a holiday yacht cruise together. This was a quick read for me and I am going to go back and re-read some of the earlier books in the series to remind ...more
Sandy
Jul 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
What has happened to Woods? Stone Barrington stories used to be good. They were well written, page turners and mystery. This gave Five Shades a run for its money. If there were no sexual exploits in the book there would have been a book of 50 pages or less. The story stunk, the ending more so. Very disappointing.
Laura Ruetz
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fast and entertaining but still the characters lack depth. However, I am still a fan of these books because I do enjoy the writing and the action and even though there is not much in the way of character depth or evolution - I do enjoy these for a fast read.
Sarahb.
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a quick Stone Barrington adventure--very mild for Stone--minimal sex, violence, etc. Just a happy story. A nice change, but will all the usual characters! A pleasant quick read:)
Tracie
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Stone Barrington is approached by a journalist who wants to write about in regards to his relationship with Holly Barker. Barrington, as is his modus operandi, becomes involved with the journalist and things spiral out of control from there.
Lots of intrigue, interesting new characters, and Knobs Creek. Good summer read.
Rebecca
Sep 07, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so bad it's almost laughable. Terrible dialogue, terrible storyline, just overall ridiculous. The main character is Stone Barrington. Really? Hahaha and he is such a pig that you hate him right from the first chapter or two. The character development is...oh who am I kidding, there is no character development. This author must be laughing his way to the bank if people actually buy more than one of his books. Luckily, this book was a hand me down so I didn't waste my money. If I did ...more
Sandi Ellis
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
I've reached my saturation point with the Stone Barrington novels. His wealth, political connections, police and lawyer interactions. . . they've become too much. I can only read about the cruises on his yacht & flights on his airplane--along with his Knob Creek whiskey--so many times before I have to walk away. ...more
Bren
I had never read A Stone Barrington book before. I decided they are not for me.

This was not bad and I chose it because it seemed a political mystery and I love politics and sometimes like mysteries.

This was a bit to light for me. I sped through it but I had thought it would be more dark and sort of like Joseph Finder book. Nothing wrong with this one but not what I was looking for.
Ian Gray
Jun 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is the last Stone Barrington book i will read, you can already see it now Holly Barker a sheriff from Orchid county is going to become president of the USA and Stone will become the first man or whatever they are called. Books are now too far fetched to be enjoyable reading
Shavonna
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another good Stone Barrington novel.
Stephen
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have read a number of Stuart Wood's books, but this may be one of the fastest scenarios out there. Stone Barrington's significant other , Holly Barker has just been selected to be Secretary of State in Katharine Lee's administration ...before Lee was actually declared the winner of the Presidential election !!
Now the fun begins. Stone meets one Gloria Parsons, a key writer for one of the main gossip magazines in the country, " Just Folks" . What Stone doesn't realize is that Gloria has an ult
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Michael Brown
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: series-reading
Not sure if Robert Parker or Stuart Woods started the trend of short chapters and speedy dialogue/plot development. Whichever did, Woods is a master of this style. A few of the Barrington series have more detailed plots and extended story details but most are of the short, quick format. Woods also extends his story plots over several books while telling a complete loop per volume. Stone seems to attract trouble with ease. He can say hello to someone and earn their rage. This is the long tern und ...more
Garry Thompson
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Typical Stone Barrington novel: sex, dinner, booze, new woman, more sex, someone dies, Stone gets richer... I don't know why I continue to read these stories, but I do. Low three stars is the best rating I can offer. ...more
Sheldon
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Like the old mysteries, a fast reader can enjoy Stone Barrington and the gang, and I mean enjoy, in one sitting. I listened to an audio performance and had a ball. Get yourself the Overdrive App and sign into your library. Have fun. Yes, this one is a pleasurable waste of time. Right on Woods. Hoping you can make it to 100 Barrington adventures. Maybe next he will fly a spaceship, or at least a handsfree car!
Geri
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Geri by: ggnorman@aol.com
I did enjoy this book with Stone Barrington
always living the good or should I say the great life.
Lynette
more than two less than three
Robert Berry
Jan 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
When Democrat Kate Lee wins a second term as president in bestseller Woods’s slow-simmering 42nd Stone Barrington novel (after Fast & Loose), Stone’s old flame Holly Barker becomes secretary of state. Unfortunately for the debonair New York attorney, his rekindled relationship with Holly means unwanted publicity. In particular, he becomes the target of ambitious reporter Gloria Parsons, to whom he grants an interview for Just Folks magazine, a decision he soon comes to regret. Gloria later becom ...more
Lisa
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Audiobook...enjoyed it. Stone Barrington does not disappoint.
Michele A.
Jun 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries
Well we all knew it was going to happen at some point - Stone was going to sleep with someone who shows her true crazy afterwards. Such is what happens in this book. Stone returns from Washington without Holly and so begins another quick "romance" with a reporter named Gloria that turns into somewhat of a scandal for Stone. Stone is unable to grasp the fact that she then publishes his "scandalous" reputation in the article she was writing for Holly. He then finds himself in the spotlight and tri ...more
JayeL
Nov 19, 2018 added it
Shelves: lapl, borrowed, series, audio, 2018
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Jeni
Oct 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 42nd book in the Stone Barrington series. This one has an overall theme of privacy is hard to come by especially when you’re one of the rich. Stone has always been the subject of interest and gossip, but in this story it’s even more so. He gets involved with Gloria Parsons, a journalist in NYC, only to find out that she’s in it primarily for the story of their assignation.
He becomes Kate and Will Lee’s attorney as Kate gets elected for her 2nd term as USA President.
Stone and Holly a
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Ellen
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great entertaining audio book read by Tony Roberts whose narration always makes me laugh when reading some of the dialogue.
Stone goes to Washington D.C. to attend a big to do. Kate Lee is re-elected as President and Holly Barker becomes Secretary of State.
Stone and Holly are photographed together and the story hits all the newspapers.
Stone returns to NY and all the media want to interview him.. He chooses one journalist, Gloria Parsons, who writes for a trashy version of People magazine called J
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Stuart Woods is the author the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series and Holly Barker series. He is an avid private pilot, flying his own jet on book tours. You may see his tour schedule and learn more about the author on his website.

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