Найдите свой следующий любимый аудиокнига

Станьте участником сегодня и слушайте бесплатно в течение 30 дней
White Lies

White Lies

Написано LINDA HOWARD

Озвучено Lisa Lockford


White Lies

Написано LINDA HOWARD

Озвучено Lisa Lockford

оценки:
4/5 (12 оценки)
Длина:
8 hours
Издатель:
Издано:
Dec 29, 2015
ISBN:
9781682621073
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

Nothing could have prepared Jay Granger for the arrival of two FBI agents at her door -- or for the news they brought. Her ex-husband, Steve, had been in a terrible accident that had left him gravely injured. The FBI needed Jay to confirm his identity. The man Jay finds lying in the hospital bed is almost unrecognizable. Exhausted and afraid, Jay tentatively declares that he is Steve Crossfield. But the man who awakens from the coma is not at all as Jay remembers Steve. And he remembers nothing of their life together. Suddenly nothing is familiar. Not his appearance, not the intensity of his nature, not the desire that flashes between them. Will the discovery of his identity shatter the passion they share?
Издатель:
Издано:
Dec 29, 2015
ISBN:
9781682621073
Формат:
Аудиокнига


Об авторе

Born in Newport, Rhode Island, I grew up in neighbouring Middletown with parents who lived to be on the water. After graduating from Middletown High School in 1984, I attended the University of Rhode Island where I double majored in journalism and political science. I graduated in 1988 and went to work for a small community newspaper, the writing equivalent of boot camp. We worked like dogs for almost no money, but we had a lot of fun and learned so much about writing, editing and life.    I lived in Rhode Island until I was 26 when I did something I had vowed to never do while growing up in a Navy town—I married a Navy guy and moved from the smallest state in the U.S. to Rota, Spain, where he was stationed. To say the change in my life was dramatic is putting it mildly! We had the time of our lives in Spain from 1992 to 1995, where I also earned a master's degree in public administration through a program offered to the military by the University of Maryland. Our daughter Emily was born there three months before we returned to the states.    After we moved to Rhode Island in August 2002, I started to get more serious about the book but still wasn't able to get very far. A year later, in November 2003, my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The next nine months were a roller coaster ride, during which I turned to the book more and more often, seeking an escape from the nightmare of my mother's illness. By early August 2004, I had four solid chapters that my mother was the first to read. I made her cry, she said. She died on August 31, 2004.    Something that had lain dormant for years kicked into gear in the aftermath of my mother's death. I asked myself—what are you waiting for? What meaning will it have to finally write that book if you wait until neither of your parents—the two people who always said you had it in you—aren't around to read it? I firmly believe my mother is sending me these amazing characters who continue to pop up out of nowhere and lead me on one great adventure after another. How else can I possibly explain the incredible things that have happened in the years since she died?    I finished Jack's book, "Treading Water," on May 18, 2005, and published it along with its two sequels, Marking Time and Starting Over, in late 2011. (Read more about The House That Jack Built.) I've finished a few since then, including "Line of Scrimmage," which was the first to be published in September 2008.    I finally sold to Sourcebooks Casablanca in late 2007. Line of Scrimmage was my first published book in September of 2008. Love at First Flight followed in July of 2009. In early 2010, I sold Fatal Affair to Harlequin's new Carina Press digital-first imprint. Fatal Affair was released in July 2010, followed soon after by Fatal Justice, Fatal Consequences, Fatal Destiny and Fatal Flaw. Fatal Attack will be out in November 2012 and the early books in the series will be released in mass market paperback through Harlequin's HQN imprint beginning in the fall of 2013. Going back to 2010, authors were getting more and more excited about the opportunity to publish direct to readers via Kindle, Nook, Kobo and later the iPad. I decided to test the waters and published True North in November 2010 and The Fall in December 2010. Everyone Loves a Hero was released from Sourcebooks in February 2011, and I followed that with the release of the following books in 2011: The Wreck, Maid for Love, Fool for Love, Ready for Love, Georgia on My Mind, Treading Water, Marking Time and Starting Over. Many of these books had been written for years and were waiting for the right avenue to get to readers.    When people ask me what led me to the decision to self-publish, my reply is always the same: "No one was interested in these books except my readers." And boy have they shown me the love for my self-published books! The McCarthy's of Gansett Island Series, which now also includes Falling for Love, Hoping for Love, Season for Love and soon, Longing for Love, has turned me into a bestselling author on Kindle and Nook. The success of that series also led to the recent sale of my Green Mountain Country Store series to Berkley publishing. Watch for the debut of that series in 2014. Readers can also look forward to much more from Gansett Island, much more from Sam, Nick and the Fatal Series gang, and another book in the Treading Water series called Coming Home, which I hope to have out by Christmas 2012. It will pick up Reid and Kate's story from Marking Time ten years later—a story readers have asked me to write. 

Связано с White Lies

Похоже на «Аудиокниги»
Похожие статьи

Обзоры

Что люди думают о White Lies

4.1
12 оценки / 7 Обзоры
Ваше мнение?
Рейтинг: 0 из 5 звезд

Отзывы читателей

  • (4/5)
    Continuing on with my LH re-reads, I'm working my way through the Kell Sabin series. I started with Midnight Rainbow, then skipped to this book because I couldn't find Diamond Bay (which I found and am in the middle of now).

    I really like this novel. You wouldn't think a romance about a man in a coma could work, but it really does. Both Jay and her hero are so well written, it's like we're right there with them. I love the intensity of the hero, along with the fierce protectiveness of Jay. A great novel all the way around.
  • (4/5)
    I'd been putting this one off because, in general, I'm not a fan of Linda Howard's writing style. Add to it that it's a 10-year-old reissue of a 16-year-old category romance, and I'd have been content to let it just stay in the TBR pile forever.But it pushed my guilty pleasures buttons, and I'm glad I read it.Jay is a divorced woman (yes, it was written in 1988, and this book follows the convention of giving the heroine's masculine names. I think the idea was to show how manly... er... strong and independent they are. I've always found it irritating.), on the verge of losing her job to nepotism, when government agents approach her regarding her ex-husband Steve.Seems Steve and one of their agents were in an explosion. One died, and the other's in a coma. Both bodies are too damaged for the agents to identify them, so they ask Jay to help. The injured and unconsious man responds to Jay's presence, and she gives them a tentative "well, it might be Steve" and they're very eager to accept that as a positive identification.The agents are also eager to keep Jay by his side, and the doctor agrees, as her presence positively affects his vital signs (lowers his blood pressure, I'm guessing). They give her an offer she can't refuse: they'll provide an apartment for her and pay her a salary so she can quit her job and devote her time to "Steve."When he wakes up, he has amnesia.I think that's as far as I'll go--there are more developments, but we're getting into spoiler territory here, and even though the developments are pretty obvious, I don't want to ruin them.White Lies is in some ways a quintessential romance, especially of its time period. The situations are unbelievable even to the most credulous, and border on the ridiculous, and the romance itself is rather naive, fairy-tale-ish. For example, Jay's willing to ditch her entire life based on the fact that she's been told that the injured man's eyes are brown underneath the bandages, and she's unwilling to peek under the sheets even once, because that would be violating his privacy (???).But here's why I enjoyed reading it: I'm a sucker for secret agent intrigue, and for amnesia stories. I think it's the mystery about it that grabs me. I got sucked in wondering why the agents were so eager to have her identify the man as Steve, and of course the falling in love with someone you can't see is hugely romantic, like the story Gwen tells about herself and Newton in House Sitter.Even more fun is when... okay, it's a spoiler, but if you didn't see this coming, I worry about you... both of them realize that he's not Steve, but each decides to keep the truth a secret to protect the other.I had so much fun, I didn't even notice the problem I've had with Howard's writing style--maybe it wasn't there, or isn't present in all her books, or it developed later. Anyway, I'm glad I read this, but it's not going to convince me to look for more.
  • (5/5)
    I just love it when a book pulls me in to the point I completely forget about time! I absorbed this one in a single setting. There was something special about the connection between Lucas and Jay that drew me in. Linda Howard excels at making her couples emotionally rich and this one gets it right! I loved Jay's strength and her commitment, even though she was facing a lot of her own issues during Steve's rehabilitation. By being there for him when he needed her, I believe it enhanced their relationship tremendously, increasing the intimacy and suspense during the last half of the book. Very enjoyable!
  • (4/5)
    4 "A Love Born Out of a Will to Survive" Stars for the story and 4.5 Stars for Lesa Lockford's Narration!Lovers of old-school romance alpha heroes will be the most enthralled with White Lies. Featuring a bossy, and yet delicious in his own highly protective way, alpha hero and a good side dose of suspense; White Lies kept me fully enthralled in its plot throughout the entire story.For those of you who are unfamiliar with this title, White Lies was first released in print by Linda Howard in 1988. Therefore it should be no surprise that some of the subject matter seems a little dated. For example, there is a reference to a pay phone, and a reference to the woman being "in charge of the cooking"--though in all fairness, the hero does offer to help with the cleaning of the dishes, and the heroine is an investment banker. So, while not an ancient feel, it still very much has a 1980s feel to it. Additionally, to believe in the suspense angle of book, you will have to suspend all recent science/technology knowledge in more current crime solving techniques (for example, a big premise of this book is that the only means of identifying a man who had been disfigured and his fingerprints removed is by individual identification by someone who knew him). But putting all that aside, I still have to admit that the suspense held my attention and the romance seemed genuine and emotionally charged.Jay Granger is already having one of the worst days imaginable having just learned that she is being pushed out of her investment banking job to make way for the much less deserving son of one of the firm's partners. Her only fault having been to outperform her successor in every way. It is amidst this backdrop that she gets quite the unexpected call letting her know that her ex-husband may have been involved in a terrible explosion, and they need her to come to the Naval hospital in Bethesda to identify him. Even though they have not been in contact for years--due to his carefree ways and her nearly total dedication to her job--Jay rushes to the hospital, and thus begins her vigil. Once there, Jay feels such a strong connection to this man, who she identifies as her ex-husband, Steve (the authorities explained that the only other person in the explosion was an FBI agent and they needed to know which man lay in the hospital), that she determines to stay by his side until he recovers. Given his extensive injuries, and the fact that the authorities explain that Steve has no other family or close friends, thus begins a several month period in which Jay and Steve bond first by touch (due to vocal damage) and then slowly by speech and lastly by sight after Steve has surgery to recover his eye sight.However, even after Steve recovers, all is not well as he has amnesia, and the authorities believe that he is not safe from the man who masterminded the explosion. Moreover, by association, Jay is also equally in the cross-hairs. Thus begins the race against time to find the bad guy while Steve and Jay hide, and slowly little by little Steve begins to recover his memory. Can a HEA possibly flourish from such unlikely circumstances? Further enhancing this audiobook is the above-average narration by Lesa Lockford. Showing an ease with creating multiple different voices for the many characters, I never needed to rely on dialogue tags. Moreover each one of the characters was perfectly in tune with the personality characteristics that Miss Howard had written for them. Additionally Ms. Lockford impressed me with the expert care she took at noting additional details, such as varying the tone or sound of the different characters voices depending on the particular scene being enacted. For example, during the hero's recovery, his voice is characterized as sounding particularly hoarse and Ms. Lockford did an expert job of making him sound just like Miss Howard had described him, and then slowly improving the sound quality of his voice as he slowly recovered.All in all, I really enjoyed the magnetism of the delicious alpha hero (though I have to admit that at times he bordered close to the bossy, machismo that dominated my parents' generation) and the strong heroine. The characters truly fit well with one another. Although the suspense was a much more minor part of the book, and required suspension of current DNA knowledge, I also appreciated trying to sleuth what "white lies" Ms. Howard was keeping hidden throughout the scenes that ultimately lead to the attraction and joining of the hero and heroine.Source: Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
  • (3/5)
    This recording needs editing. The chapters are all mixed up. Fix it and you’ll get good reviews.
  • (5/5)
    This has been an interesting book and the part that the heroine had to play to protect the man she had fallen in love with. Only for her to find out that he was not the person she thinks that he was her ex-husband. By the time she did realize that they have used her. She was afraid that he will not be cared for to leave to die.
    Howard always brings so much depth and authenticity to her characters, but this story, in my humble opinion, is one of her best. Take a bizarre, but believable plot, add extremely intense protagonists as well as intriguing mind games along with high-octane action, and you've got an awesome story. This book is highly recommended.
  • (2/5)
     I think I liked the idea of this story more than the actual story. Like many novellas, it's only so-so, good for killing a couple of hours but not something you'd read more than once.