Wednesday, October 16, 2019

101. Driven to Distraction by Lori Foster

listened to Audio, but also have on Kindle for some strange reason...
narrated  by John Lane
Unabridged audio (9:20)
2018, HQN
384 pgs.
Finished 10/16/2019
Goodreads rating:  3.95 - 1785 ratings
My rating:  1.5

First line/s:  "Mary Daniels huffed as she continued to climb the rock path on the hillside, her briefcase in hand."

My comments:  One of the most forgettable books I've ever read.  All telling, no showing.  Macho men - either goody-goody characters of badly bad, right down to the perfect pooch, who the extremely deep-voiced supposed hunk talks to using baby talk.  The narrator, a good reader, had such a deep voice that I could not alight it with the character that was drawn by the author.  For me, this book was a mess.  And the plot?   Ridiculous.

Goodreads synopsis:  When desire gets this hot, you’d better buckle up…
          Mary Daniels doesn’t let anything get in the way of her job acquiring rare artifacts for her wealthy boss. But this particular obstacle—huge, hard-muscled, unashamedly masculine—is impossible to ignore. Stuck in a cramped car with Brodie Crews for hours en route to their new assignment, Mary feels her carefully crafted persona—and her trademark self-control—is slipping, and she won’t allow it.
          Brodie can’t imagine what secret in Mary’s past has left her so buttoned-up, though he’d dearly love to find out. Maybe then she’d trust him enough to explore their explosive chemistry. But he needs this job, so he’ll play by her rules and bide his time…until an enemy determined to outwit them strikes and he needs to get close—in every way—to protect her. Otherwise they could lose much more than a precious collectible. They could lose it all.

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