If Gunnery Sergeant Zane Hall wants to save his family's ranch, he'll need to fix up the buildings, stock the spread with cattle - and find a wife. The first two are easy with the help of his brothers, but getting hitched is proving more difficult. When he meets mountaineer Kenna North through an online ad, she seems like the perfect fit - at least in her emails. She wants the same thing he does: a temporary marriage to secure an inheritance. But when Zane meets Kenna, she's nothing like he expects, and Zane finds himself changing his priorities fast.
If Storm Willow wants to save her family's seaside cottage, she'll have to keep her boss happy - which means taking Kenna's place and marrying Zane when Kenna is detained out of the country. As long as Storm acts her part, no one will know that she's an imposter. But when she falls for the handsome marine, Storm begins to wonder if holding on to the cottage is worth giving up on love. Can a fake marriage lead to real happiness? Or is disaster just a heartbeat away?
©2014 Cora Seton (P)2015 Audible Inc.
I have read all the books in this series and enjoyed them. This story is not the best but is worth reading - not worth listening to. The narrator makes the characters sound like back country hicks and uses intonation that is inappropriate for what is happening at that point in the story. An example is where a teenage boy is made to sound like a breathless winsome little girl. In places the women come across as whining but they are not. Like all irritants once noticed they become more obvious and for me spoilt my enjoyment. I like to revisit stories but this is one where I will be reading the story not Nika Solviero.
"the book was better"
no it was not time well spent....the narrator was so bad i would start thinking of other things
she made some of the characters sound like they were mentally slow. you could hear her taking a breath after a long sentence.
i love the book, that is why i bought the audible. i am sorry i bought the audible.
predictable love story ruined by the worst naration I have heard to date. Save your money . I wish I had.
I love all these books but there are two that have not been put to audible please please please do
This author really knows how to write a great book. From beginning to end I'm enthralled with every one of her books. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
"the constant swallowing is terrible!"
I can't even listen through the first hour...the narrator keeps swallowing so loud it is irritating. May be petty but I'm wearing headphones and it is right in my ear. I can't concentrate or listen to the story completely because of it.
turn of the recorder when you are swallowing so loudly!
"perfectly done. "
loved this book and the previous two in this series. it's a great story of love and understanding
"Disappointed in Cora"
Ok... I thought writers ACTUALLY kept track of previous books' storyboards & characters. 1) Ella was the Vegetarian, NOT Reagan, & 2) Reagan's name was pronounced in the first 2 books as "Ray-gan". In this book, it was pronounced as "Reee-gain".
Plus, the plot that a NON-mountain climber could seamlessly pass for a famous muscular mountaineer is completed idiotic since all you would have to do is enter "Kena North" in an internet search & figure out the imposter. I guess the insulting assumption is that country bumpkins wouldn't have internet access, but HELLLLLOOOOO! Why would the main characters place an ONLINE ad?
The 1st book (Navy Seal) was amazing! Witty banter & credible situations. These other 2 books make the other brothers (who were supposed to be high officers in the other Armed Forces who didn't have enough common sense to Google their soon-to-be fiancees) look like absolute idiots.
At least this book didn't lack in steamy scenes, but the narrator's voice was annoying. I've already purchased Cora's entire book series after Book 1 & now starting to regret my purchase. Shame on you, Cora! I thought you were a better writer than THIS!
"The Marine's E-Mail Order Bride"
Yes. It is very well written. The story flows very well. I had a hard time "turning it off" as I wanted to listen to it straight through as it held my attention-edge of my seat, wanting to see what would happen next.
When Storm had to come clean about her part in the deception even though Kenna had forced her in the situation.
This narrator was ok but wasn't as good as the narrator in the first book of this series.
When Zane realized no matter what he wanted to be with Storm. He felt they could work through anything, even accept her crazy mom and siblings.
I have throughly enjoyed this entire series.
"Narration is HORRIBLE!!"
If you can get past the horrible narration, the story is OK but that is a tall task. The men sound like women and the women sound terrible. How does a woman make women sound so mousey and annoying. Save your credits and read anything narrated by Nika Solviero instead. I think she's possibly the worst I've heard to date.
"Good listen with ups and downs"
Storm got stuck in a mess but, it started a little strangely. It is weird to see the characters change...she was too sweet for her own good and that annoyed me sometimes. Everyone used her as a rug until one day she starts to speak up.
A little silly but the story was ok at the end. Loved crazy aunt Helouise - she should get the Oscar if there was one for these books... ;)
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