Travis Danvers is dangerous - a millionaire with an athlete's body; an enigmatic charmer capable of breaking down Cat's well-constructed defenses with a buccaneer's arrogance and flourish. She knows she must resist him, for experience has taught her that pain is the eventual price of pleasure to be found in the arms of such a man. But caught in the waves of a sensual sea, Cat hears a siren whisper seductively, telling her to abandon all caution; to ride with Travis on the winds of forever.
I cried during the last two chapters of this book. Our heroine was such a selfless person that when she needed help the only ones to help her was a neighbor and her physician. Where was her family? Her mother? Her siblings? And most of all the man she was in love with? This is where the book fell short in my opinion by not introducing her family, yet she was working herself to the bone to support them.
Read this one and weep, the ending was heart wrenching.. Travis was seeing all women as gold diggers because of the actions of his first wife, however he was eventually redeemed and came through for our girl. But it was not an easy road.
This is one of the authors earlier written books, I wasn't expecting too much based upon the reviews of some people, however I went to Goodreads and read some of the reviews there and decided to give it a try. It is truly a romance story, very little physical action, a few sex/love scenes, but an underlying story for both characters based upon previous relationships that were very dysfunctional that left lasting scars especially for Catherine.
Now for the narrator, Laurel does female and children voices well, however Travis sounded like an old man; because I was invested in the story I plowed on but his voice was a major turn off and probably colored my feelings about him. The Hispanic guy in the story sounded like a B actor from one of those old western pictures who tried to imitate how a Mexican should sound, quite annoying. Thank goodness he has a small part.
If you like tear jerker romance stories then this is one for you. Don't waste a credit, get it on sale.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
YES, GOOD ENDING
What was one of the most memorable moments of To the Ends of the Earth?
THE WAY KATHY STAYED TRUE TO HERSELF
What does Laural Merlington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
NO, BUT THE LAST 3 OR 4 CHAPTERS YES
I read the Audible reviews after listening to this book and I was dismayed to see all of the negative reviews. Yes, the narrator did not portray characters very well,(except Cat), but the story was so heart wrenching that despite the annoying voice of the main male character Travis, I absolutely could not put it down. I teared up throughout the book, but for more than the last hour I cried and cried. Despite some of the flaws earlier reviewers described, the characters were well developed and had depth. I was so sorry to see it coming to an end that I just had to save the last chapter until I was by myself and unlikely to be disturbed.
The narrator was good, and I enjoyed what plot there was, but it was mainly an erotic novel. So if you want to hear about sex, this is your book!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Oh this is a surprise. A beautiful love story. Expect to be furious for a part of the story, but I promise it's worth it.
So highly recommended. Also great narrator.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
Blah,Blah,Blah, only purchase this if you want to listen to toooooo many prepositional phrases and a multitude of adjectives, along with a shallow unrealistic storyline. This was certainly not worth the money.
3 of 9 people found this review helpful