Thursday, June 2, 2016

33. Where There's Smoke - Sandra Brown

Audio read by Natalie Ross
14 cds (16:44) unabridged cds
Read in car between Tennessee and Pennsylvania
1993 - Brillianc Audio edition 2009
417 pgs.
Finished 6/2/16
Goodreads rating: 3.92 (5523 ratings)
My rating: 1.5 (2 for goodreads; 1 as I recollect)
Setting: contemporary tiny Texas town and unknown (because the name is changed) Central American country.

First line/s:  "He'd never like cats.  His problem however was that the woman lying beside him purred like one."
        This alone should have tipped me off.....

My comments:  I've always shied away from Sandra Brown, but recently read Deadline, which was pretty good.  So when I saw the chance to nab another - unabridged on cd - I went for it.  Big disappointment.  Simply put: not enough characters to like, and plenty to not like.  Too many unanswered ridiculous maneuvers and happenings.  Bullying and meanness.  Way too much romance for me.  Couldn't wait until it ended.  (And probably should have given it a "1".)

Goodreads synopsisNo one knows why Lara Mallory opens up her medical practice in the rowdy Texas town where Tackett Oil owns everything. But everyone remembers her role in the well-publicized scandal that caused the downfall of White House hopeful Senator Clark Tackett. Now the ironfisted matriarch of Tackett Oil intends to use her money and power to drive Lara out of town…especially when Lara meets Key, the hell-raising, youngest Tackett son. Before long, this determined woman doctor and brash, daring flyer find themselves hurtling on a soul-searing quest for the one secret that can destroy the Tackett empire, as rumors start flying that…Where There’s Smoke.

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