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Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort

Written by Fern Michaels

Narrated by Jeffrey Cummings


Southern Comfort

Written by Fern Michaels

Narrated by Jeffrey Cummings

ratings:
3.5/5 (13 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Apr 26, 2011
ISBN:
9781423346340
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Audiobook

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Description

Atlanta homicide detective Patrick "Tick" Kelly turned his back on the world the day his wife and children were murdered. Abandoning his city and his career, he holed up in a beach house on Mango Key, Florida, and drowned his grief in Jack Daniels. Now sober and a bestselling author, Tick would gladly stay a recluse forever if his brother Pete didn't keep trying to drag him back to the land of the living.

After years of sacrificing her personal life in favor of her DEA job, special agent Kate Rush resigned and moved back to her native Miami. But the unofficial assignment that has just come her way is too intriguing to pass up. She and a fellow ex-agent are relocated to Mango Key to keep an eye on an imposing, mysterious fortress believed to be at the center of a human trafficking ring. At first, the Kelly brothers are suspected of involvement, but Kate is sure Tick poses no danger - except for the slow-burning gaze that makes her breath catch and her heart race.

Tick finds himself fascinated by Kate's investigation - and by her inviting mix of courage and kindness. Teaming up, they uncover a web of betrayal, blackmail, and ruthless greed. And as danger mounts, Tick realizes how far he'll go to protect the rare and surprising gift that's come his way: a second chance at a happy ending.
Released:
Apr 26, 2011
ISBN:
9781423346340
Format:
Audiobook

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Also available as ebookEbook

About the author

New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels has a passion for romance that stems from her other joys in life-her family, animals and historic homes. She is usually found in South Carolina, where she is either tapping out stories on her computer or completing some kind of historical restoration.


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  • (4/5)
    A fun, quick read.
  • (3/5)
    Light fun vacation read
  • (4/5)
    "Fern Michaels never lets you down....great book!"
  • (3/5)
    A well-written mystery with a touch of romance. Ms. Michaels does an excellent job of developing her characters. I could easily picture tough, but tender, Sandy and Kate, grief-stricken Tick, slimy, smarmy Lawrence. Even the more minor characters were well-developed. The story was intriguing. What was the governor's big secret? What was going on at that place on the beach? Where did Bird come from? My biggest wish is that this novel had been slightly longer. Rather than jump to an epilogue at the end, I wish Ms. Michaels had taken a couple more chapters to explore the relationships between the main characters. And, there were a couple of unanswered questions, such as where did Bird come from? On the whole, though, Southern Comfort was an enjoyable read and I would recommend it to fans of the mystery genre.
  • (3/5)
    Not up to the usual good standards of Fern Michaels. This story was so slow in places and didn't hold the reader's interest. There were many descriptive sentences that just didn't need to be included. All in all this was a disappointing book and I have been a Fern Michaels fan for years.
  • (1/5)
    Ugh. I won this as a Goodreads Giveaway. When I read the synopsis, I entered into the giveaway, thinking this was a police thriller of sorts.Um. No.To be fair, I will disclose that this type of book is just not my thing. Had I walked by this book in a book store, the title and the cover would NEVER have attracted me. I am not a fan of Danielle Steele, Mary Higgins Clark, and this book, is most definitely in that vein.I have multiple issues with this book. The plot is nearly non-existent, and the components that do exist are so ridiculously transparent, I could tell from the first 20 pages that all the main characters would end up together (which they do, in a TRIPLE wedding ceremony at the end). The dialogue is terrible! Ms. Michaels' characters sound like 40 somethings who've incorporated the personality of their beloved southern grandma, and yet occasionally remember their relative youth, and try to be "hip". By the way, despite the fact that many of these folks are law enforcement, their thought process and motivations seem to far more closely resemble those of horny co-eds than hardened homicide detectives and DEA agents. Her gender stereotyping is also problematic. The females are shallow, concerned mainly with creature comforts, their wardrobe and the heat, unless of course they are kicking the ass of their whiny male boss, while the males are sort of soft and remarkably un-lawman like. It's honestly a shame, because the shell of a good thriller is there, but, it was not written - so much could have been done to develop a real relationship between a former homicide detective who is trying to heal from the murder of his entire family, and the struggles of a female DEA agent who has been married to her job and getting limited rewards from it, while watching her life sort of pass her by - she is driven, but lonely. In the meantime, the human trafficking story which serves as the investigation in progress, seems to be used by Michaels as a completely underdeveloped storyline. I mean, the fodder was there:h political bad guys, double crossing, espinonage, and people in high and low places with secrets. Instead, none of that gets developed, and we get vapid characters who display bad cussing skills, broad gender stereotyping, and trite, situated into completely transparent plot lines, which seem to be put in place to basically allow the main cast members to conveniently come into contact with each other for the purpose of sexual fantasy. Ms. Michaels should watch some Dexter or read some really good police/law enforcement procedurals before she tries this again. Also, the title has NOTHING to do with the contents of the book whatsoever. Don't get it.Not my cup of tea.
  • (3/5)
    I won this book thru Library Thing Early Reviewers and this is the first book that I have read by Fern Michaels. I adored the characters and like the authors sense of humor, she reminds me of a cross between Janet Evanovich and Harlan Coben. It was a quick read and I like how she has the characters have a progression. The only thing I didn’t like is the jumping around of the characters, that always drives me crazy.
  • (3/5)
    A pretty good and fast read with lots of mystery and intrigue.