My Little Pocketbooks: Review: Almost Like Being In Love   

Monday, April 16, 2012

Review: Almost Like Being In Love

Almost Like Being In Love
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Release Date: January 29, 2010
Series:  The Lost Texas Series; Book 2
Audiobook:10 hours 20 minutes
Narrator: Natalie Ross

Source: Gift Bag item from Passion and Prose Conference
Buy the Book: Amazon
Book Description
As the middle child, Pepper Prescott’s rebellious nature helped her survive when her parents disappeared and she and her siblings were sent to different foster homes around the country. Now an independent young woman, Pepper finds herself on the run after witnessing a shooting. Fearing for her life, Pepper flees to the only place she ever considered home and is shocked to find her old lover, Dan Graham, living on the remote mountain ranch. A battle-hardened ex-Special Forces soldier, Dan no longer strikes Pepper as a man she can trust with her secrets, her life, and her love. But as long-simmering desires flare into a deep, sensual passion, Pepper realizes the only way she can reclaim her life is to ally herself with the enigmatic warrior who’s willing to help fight for her future by solving the mysteries of her past — and making her his wife today.
I love getting free stuff and thanks to the Passion and Prose Conference for the amazing gift back of stuff.  This was one of the many items in the bag.  (Click here to see the rest.)
I have never read a Christina Dodd book and had no expectations at all going in.
The story of a grown woman constantly on the run from nothing in particular and nothing "life threatening" not until she witnesses a murder seems a little off to me.  Pepper Prescott is always moving changing her name and her looks to hide from her past.  But we never really know what that past is.  Did she kill someone?  Cash a few bad checks?  What?  All I know from the book is she is always on the run.  She really takes flight (back home) when she witnesses a murder of an army official by a US Army General.  From this point on in the story, Pepper is in hiding from Terrorist.  Yes, terrorist!
Pepper takes off to her old foster mother's house for safety and runs into an old flame, Dan who is military bait for a wanted terrorist.  Yes, more terrorist!  This is becoming a little ridiculous that terrorist are after them at all and a big huge coincidence that they both end up at the ranch. Did I mention the ranch is in the middle of no where and there are tons of cowboys there?
With the narrator giving Dan a mono tone voice throughout the story this was almost comical.  The only saving grace for this story is the story line of Pepper's sister and brother looking for her.  They were more real and believable with their sibling banter than Pepper's grown woman anger from issues that happened to her at 8 years old.  
I would recommend this book to romance readers over 18 due to descriptive sexual content.
Other Books in the Series
This book is number 7 in my Audio Book Challenge
This book is number 8 in my 2012 Goodreads Challenge

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