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The Marine's E-Mail Order Bride

Narrated by: Nika Solviero
Series: Heroes of Chance Creek, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.4 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Summary

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.

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ok if you've read the others

The reason for 3 stars is because I have listened to the previous 2 in series and therefore did enjoy listening to the continuation of the story however I did have a few issues with it, that had it been a standalone would have probably given it 2 stars. Firstly narrator is not great. Second there are inconsistencies with previous 2 books. like what happened to Reagan doing financial advice and Ella's equine therapy. That was never touched on. sounded like they just sat around the house all day. Also ella was the vegetarian not reagan. Another annoyance was how often an obstacle course could feature in a romantic series. Finally the characters kept referring to their parents by there first name then the next minute they'd be back to mom. it was annoying. I'm not going to buy the final one in series as this one put me off. I can imagine what will happen and don't need another description of the damn obstacle course !!

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Spoiled by narrator read don't listen.

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.

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  • margaret
  • 16-04-15

the book was better

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

no it was not time well spent....the narrator was so bad i would start thinking of other things

What didn’t you like about Nika Solviero’s performance?

she made some of the characters sound like they were mentally slow. you could hear her taking a breath after a long sentence.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

yes

Any additional comments?

i love the book, that is why i bought the audible. i am sorry i bought the audible.

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  • Jennifer Adorjan
  • 23-08-16

the constant swallowing is terrible!

Would you listen to The Marine's E-Mail Order Bride again? Why?

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.

How could the performance have been better?

turn of the recorder when you are swallowing so loudly!

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  • eMMMa
  • 28-07-16

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!

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  • Patricia R.
  • 17-02-20

Hmmm...how to review

Have to say this about the narration first - for the most part it was fine? BUT every so often the narrator swallowed or made of other noises between words that was really bothersome, so not my favorite. The story itself was ok but I personally had an issue with the premise - assistant pretends to be the bride?? Yeah, that is just straight up illegal. Bad enough its a marriage on paper only - which is fine, but complete fraud in a non-dark/otherwise questionable premise is just not my cup of tea. That being said if you take out the premise the characters are fun and interesting installment in the series.

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  • dctwinone
  • 03-01-20

Meh

This book was too goody goody goody for me. Once the secret was revealed, then it turned all Disney. All steak no sizzle.

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  • Stacey Hicks
  • 06-08-18

Love the book but...

This particular narrator's voice doesn't fit well to the series, in my opinion. I didn't like it.

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  • Peni A
  • 24-03-18

Recommended

Excellent installment of the Hall family Chance Creek eeries. There are a couple of consistency issues, mostly with Regan & Ella's job / activities. In the first story Regan was assisting people seeking to purchase property & making up business cards to continue to doing so. In 2nd story Ella was going to be looking after the horses and checking into equine therapy. There were several times I felt a Dejan Vu of having read it somewhere else recently. I guess when a good story idea comes out, others want to use it or something similar as well.

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  • Donna Morrison
  • 10-03-18

Love this series

I love this series and look forward to the other books that like them to this. if you are looking for a good read this series is one to read

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  • Martha Dunlap
  • 18-02-18

What a tangled web.

Great story. My goodness what a web created by lies in this story. If only one person in the beginning had just said no to the lies. But then we wouldn't have had the tangled love story that we wanted to read. The narrator has a great speaking voice when she is telling the story but she doesn't do men's and older women's voices well. Sometimes it was distracting. But the story was definitely well written.

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  • Linda Mitchell
  • 10-10-17

Another Chance Creek hit.

Exciting from start to finish, well done. Can't wait to start book 4 right away.