- Paperback: 348 pages
- Publisher: TAG Publishing LLC (August 30, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599304090
- ISBN-13: 978-1599304090
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,358,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
I actually went back twice to make sure I hadn't mistaken the word violent for violet! Maybe the author realized that purple eyes wouldn't fly, especially on a man, and changed them to ocean-blue. Change your mind, change the description. There were other less glaring grammatical errors at the beginning of the book but nothing this obvious. I've been reading a very, very long time and I used to force myself to finish a book that I'd started. I'm at the stage of my life when I realize that each moment has value and that continuing to read a book that has annoyed me in the first few chapters would be a huge waste of my time.
Okay...I admit I'm being a nitpicker here but honestly little inconsistencies like this bug the holy heck out of me. This is why I don't understand the number of 5 star reviews.Read more ›
But the accident was questionable and it was believed by some that it had been the first attempt on her life... Readers will quickly believe this, given the way he treats his wife--who was now completely paralyzed, except for her eyes...
Jackee's father had recently died and when his will was read, all of the money had been placed in trust for his daughter and grandsons. Phil had been furious he had not received a separate amount... That apparently started him thinking of alternatives--how could he gain control of the money!?!
Phil had no desire to work with his wife as she now was--with Jackee realizing that she had never really been physically comfortable with him, especially with their intimate life--a massage therapist and a nurse were added to the home live-in staff.
Before long, he added a live-in governess, who just happened to be his present secretary... Of course, everybody surmised that his secretary was already Phil's mistress...
In the meantime, Kevin has taught her to talk via eye blinking. In addition, though, he is able to teach her Morris Code and other shortcuts, so that they are routinely talking. Her two boys learn this as well, but soon she begins to realize that they hear her even when out of the room... She had been practicing after one day when Phil had started making out with Rhonda right there in the Den, as she sat looking out the window.Read more ›
It is apparent that this is the author's first book. The plot was mostly clever, the main characters quite likeable (which kept me reading), and I cared about them.
Mr. Bernstein's descriptions are good, and he does a nice job of describing what a character is feeling to the point of emotional involvement. This is key to good story-telling.
I do have some constructive criticism to impart. One of the first things that jarred me was the constant use of jewels or minerals to describe the characters' eye color. Yeah, I got that Jackee had emeral green eyes, I don't need to be beat over the head with it. Using topaz and sapphire, even malachite was too much. (I've seen people with emerald green eyes, but malachite? I don't think so.) In any case, too much description of that. Find a different way to describe them, always resorting to the same thing gets old.
Use of present tense is okay, but there were a few laspes to past tense when there should not have been.
Writing someone with a dialect can be difficult to do without over-doing it as it was done in this book. You only need to pepper it in if someone says "ya" instead of "you." Even someone with a southern dialect will actually say "you" some of the time. This got to be sooo distracting. I think Mr. Bernstein needs to listen to some southern dialect before he attempts to write it again. And even so, a light touch is much better for the reader. (There was also some annoying southern stereotyping in there to do with Rhonda's and Kevin's families.)
The last thing with writing technique I have to criticize is his used of "blonde" and "redhead" to describe the women. (So obvious this was written by a man.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jackee is stuck, unable to move, inside her body after a freak, or was it on purpose, accident that left her completely paralyzed of all voluntary movement. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hermitess
I enjoyed this book. Kept me thinking all through every chapter . Liked the ending. Well written .Published 23 months ago by Elizabeth Lonergan
A young mother of 2 sons is horribly injured in an accident that leaves her unable to speak, walk, or feel. Eventually she learns a way to communicate with a few loved ones. Read morePublished on April 12, 2014 by BarbA
I really liked this story. I love that a heroine who was so injured by a blood thirsty villain could still find retribution in a unusual way. Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Have to admit, I skipped over about a third of this book. If you like your sexual experiences second hand, then you'll love it but FAR too much of this book was taken up with that... Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by S. Freeman
A wonderful story told in a most interesting manner. You are caught up in alternative possibilities from the very start.Published on December 19, 2013 by STEPHEN C. PERL
Intense is the first word that comes to mind in this story! Bernstein does an amazing job a making you feel the frustration, anger, fear, and determination of Jackee. Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by Ann Snizek
Could not put the book down. I loved Jakee and Kevin.I would not mind meeting my own kevin. Great endingPublished on September 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer