After several decades of looking for true love and never finding it, aging model and lingerie designer, Alexa Ranger, has finally given up the search. A couple of years ago, she got tired of the game completely and just stopped dating. Now friends and family keep her mostly content, so it's shocking at 50 years old to find herself suddenly wanting a sex life again. It's even more shocking to be attracted to a much younger man this time. She definitely thinks Casey Carter is sexy, but not handling her own age well, Alexa just can't get passed their 12 year age difference to even consider a fling. Not that it matters anyway, anything resembling a normal dating relationship is totally out of the question because Casey is related to and living with her daughter's boyfriend.
The very last thing Alexa needs is yet another talk-show-worthy drama in her already complicated life, no matter how amazing Casey's kisses make her feel. For a couple of years, 38 year old medically retired Marine Casey Carter, believed his military injury had made him impotent. Having lost his wife to cancer, he hadn't exactly been worried about the problem. Most days walking with a cane was enough challenge for him. But now that he was ready to move on with his life, he had become more worried when none of the females his cousin brought around held any interest for him. So the last woman in the world he expected to start his engine revving again was the mother of his cousin's girlfriend.
Even at 50, Alexa is drop-dead gorgeous, and his libido certainly keeps reminding him she is the first woman he has wanted in a long, long time. Ironically, the more Casey gets to know and like Alexa, he finds out desiring the older woman is the easiest part. Jaded and cynical about love, Alexa is a difficult woman to convince of anything, but her kisses are all the proof he needs that they belong together. The former Marine decides his next mission is figuring out how to fit himself into her life.
©2011 Donna McDonald (P)2013 Donna McDonald
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This is the first audible book I have listened to. I received a free copy from the author in exchange for a review. It was interesting to listen to the inflection in narrator's voice and get a visual picture of what was happening.
About a third of the way through the book, she really seemed to start putting more emotion into her voice and that made the book come alive!!
I had read this book several times in the past, but when the hero was injured toward the end of the book, I almost cried!! The emotion in the narrator's voice combined with the words really brought that portion of the book to life!!
Based on my experience with this audible book, I may have to get more audibles!
"Finally an older woman & younger Man!"
Loved the story. But why does the story HARP on the fact that she was older?? I mean mentioning it once or twice but, give me a break!!! And to make the marine handicapped?? Is that the only reason he felt he could slum with an OLDER successful ex-model?? I hpe not.. BUT... This was still refreshing!!!!!! The later portion was exciting. wish it was a bwwm... Oh well.. Still good story.. KUDOS more please!
"Older woman, Younger Man"
This was a really good story about an attraction between a younger man, Casey and an older woman, Alexa. It is a book about mature adults, not an older woman stalking a twenty something man. Adults who have certain insecurities about their she differences and work to overcome them.
I liked all of the characters in this Audio book. They were humorous, snarky, sarcastic, and there was one who was just clueless.
The narration at the beginning of the book started out very monotone. I would advise you not to start listening if you are sleepy. As the book moved forward, the narrator really got into the story. She gave each character his/her own personality.
I read the e-book, which I thoroughly enjoyed. If you prefer audiobooks, you will definitely want to give this one a try. I enjoyed revisiting the book, and could listen as I did my housework, rode the train, etc.
I voluntarily reviewed the audio copy of this book.
"fabulous begining of a series"
She really brought th characters more alive.
When he uses his cane!
I was not suppose to listen in one sitting??!! haha. It was hard to stop so carried it around with me as I prepared dinner.
This is one of my favorite series in book form and have reread many times, I can see that I will listen to it often as I crochet and want to read at the same time.
"Loved the story"
I actually love this story the reading was okay but the story is great. I will try the other audio books in the series to see if it was just the way it was read that threw me off a bit.
This was a wonderful book. It was well written and the audio was great, too!
The audible version of this book was totally awesome! I have read it several times, but listening to it gave me a new perspective! Anne Johnstonbrown truly brought this book to life! The story is fun, captivating and intriguing! If you have not had the opportunity to read or listen to this book, do yourself a favor and get it today! I cannot wait to listen to the rest of the series!! Happy listening!!!
I would definitely listed to this book again! The story was a great story first of all and very well written. The narrator had just the right touch!
One of my favorites is when Casey and Alexa see each other for the first time before going to the veterans affair.
Breakfast after Casey spends the night and all is revealed about her ex and her assistant. Love that crazy mixed up family.
Hold on this may get a little bumpy!
I have read and LOVE all of the books in this series.
"Very true to book"
This audiobook was pretty much word for word and the story did not suffer for being read out.
However, choice of narrator leaves a lot to be desired.
"Great Story of Second Chances"
Although not my first audio book, it is my first from this author. I read this book when it was originally released and loved it. It starts slow, but get better as the story continues. McDonald writes a very good book and like the written version this ranks as one that I would listen to again.
I love it that the characters are not in there 20s but well established in life with many life experiences (very different for each of them) to draw from. It was great that they did not let the “little things” grow into unnecessary major conflicts.
I liked both Alexa and Casey, they were both mature and confident individuals. The chemistry between them is great and leads to some steamy moments.The supporting cast was lovable and I look forward to learning about them. I love the supporting cast.
Although I found the narrator a bit odd at the beginning of the book, the narration improved as she got into the book. She did a great job with the individual voices and allowing the listener to determine who was talking. Listening to the audio version provided a different view of the events of the book.
I enjoyed both the written and audio versions of the books. There were definitely times when I laugh and there was some sadness but no tears this time around.
Disclosure - I received a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.
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