I'm only afraid of one thing: earthquakes. But those never happen in Los Angeles—except when they do.
I'm also afraid my mom and sister will be deported. Unlike me, they don't have any papers. Maybe my biggest fear is that my husband—my very estranged husband—will finally give up on me and become my ex-husband. It's not like I've done anything to build up his faith in me these last few years…
Every day I wake up with the same fear—not that I'll get killed by a perp in the line of duty—that never happens to an LAPD officer—except when it does. My number one worry is that one day a process server will show up on my doorstep with divorce papers.
Then last night, while I was watching my wife anchor the news, the ground shook. I had to put aside the fear of losing my wife…so I could save her.
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All it takes is one choice one wrong mistake and your world has changed as you know it. Jessie husband told her something that he was working on as a newspaper reporter she wrote the story up which ended the sting the LAPD had been working on for months. This got her husband into a lot of trouble with him almost losing his job. He was put back on the walking beat and looked over for other jobs he really wanted. They separated and just about ended their marriage. Jessie will not go for a divorce because of her religion. This doesn’t mean Jessie and Cameron do not love each other because they do, it now becomes a issue of trust and getting over the hurt of the past along with in-laws who have never been supportive of their marriage. All it took was 3 little works to make Cameron come running when the earthquake hit “I need you”. With Cameron coming on the run and getting her out of a broken down building they find things are not as easy as it’s over. They must each overcome their trust issues along with evil in-laws before they can even think about getting back together. Steven Barnett did an outstanding job of narration I loved his voices and tones he gave to each character. No breaks were taken that I could tell, there were not any places where one chapter volume was higher than the next. He gave the correct emotion and tones to each character and what they were going through. His male voices were just as nice as he female ones. Mr. Barnett has a very clear and even tone voice which is really pleasant to listen to. He paints a vivid picture of what is going on around each character. His voice and the author writing go very well together. I could tell he put some thought into how this audio was being done. I really enjoyed his voice and look forward to listening to more of his work. Ms. Fox gives a wonderful read of a family torn apart over putting themselves first. I would have to say at first I didn’t care too much for Jessie, she should have known better than to do what she did. I thought she was a weak person to let her family walk over her like they did along with them making her feel guilty for things they wanted from her. I did understand where she was coming from and I agree one must help your family but not to the point that you are giving up everything you ever wanted to make them feel happy and them making you feel like crap. Cameron was a dream there is one part in the book where I just wanted to kiss and hug him when he stood up for his wife when someone said something that was unkind. I loved how he went after what he wanted but did so with care. The author gives you a great story on a few very touchy issues and the outcome of doing what you want not caring how that will affect others you love. This was really a very touching read with a lot of pain, sorrow and lost that each family had to deal with. Love and support can pull you through if you are willing to step back and give your time and support to those you love. The author gives you some great characters and some you won’t like so much but they will grow on you at times goes on. Each of them must learn a lesson that they won’t forget very fast. The author gives you some very heated scenes which are hot and steamy. If you are looking for a great audio full of love, lose, sorrow, passion and lessons this is the one for you. From the narrator to the author this was a great read.
My Thoughts: After really enjoying the first two books in the LA Nights series, Unlikely and Impasse, I became ecstatic to see there was finally a third book. I managed to get my hands on a review copy and dove in happily. Unfortunately, it didn't match up with my love for the rest of the series. Within the first few chapters, I was curious and interested in what was going to happen next. With Jessie's panic in the elevator followed by Cameron's appearance by her side, I thought things would pick up. The two of them have been apart for awhile, and he wants her back. Despite his efforts and how much he obviously loves her, she doesn't seem to care. I tried to push through the story, to see if there was any sort of redeeming quality to it. While things turn around eventually, the time it took to get there was just rough. I had to skim if I didn't want to DNF. The promising start wasn't enough to keep my interest, and Shaken started to crumble and fall apart. My Rating: It's Okay
Second Chances ... Here we have a married couple that through miscommunication and bad choices allows themselves to drift apart, but can an earthquake bring them back together? Cameron has always loved his wife and never imagined that her dedication to her job, mother and sister would keep them apart. When he has the chance to show her he still cares, he grabs hold... but she fights it. Will her job come between them again or will she choose love? I enjoyed seeing this couple take time to try to work things out... grow and see if they can be there for each other. Once I got into the story, I could not wait to see how things came about!