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 Post subject: Question on Sandra Brown
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:20 pm 
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I am reading my first ever Sandra Brown book and I'm wondering if BREATH OF SCANDAL is her typical writing style or if maybe I made a poor choice in my introductory book to her writing.

She has spent and ENORMOUS amount of time on the back story of the heroine - just when I think we are getting to the point that we move into the current day story she shifts to who I am assuming will be the hero in the story and we are now forced to go through his back story. We spent 7 chapters on the heroines back story - how long are we going to spend on the hero before we get to more this story along!!

If this is her typical writing style I don't think she is an author for me - I would rather get the back story through flash back through out the book - or a much briefer back story with the balance of emotion conveyed through the rest of the book.

Anyone read Sandra Brown who can give me a heads up on her style??

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 Post subject: Re: Question on Sandra Brown
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:28 am 
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That's her old style. Her writing has evolved as she's aged. I liked Breath of Scandal but I definitely recognize it as an "older" book. Her newer books are heavier on suspense and lighter on romance IMHO, although she always has a romance and a HEA. I really liked Lethal a book from 2011 (I think). I listed it as one of her best. Envy is an older one and it's a favorite with a lot of people here.

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 Post subject: Re: Question on Sandra Brown
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:11 pm 
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Thanks for the info Linda - I will have to try one of her newer books and see how I like it. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Question on Sandra Brown
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:21 am 
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Hi Gypsy,

Of the more recent SB books, here are my most faves:

Ricochet (8/06)
Play Dirty (8/07)
Lethal (9/11)

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 Post subject: Re: Question on Sandra Brown
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:09 pm 
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Janie wrote:
Hi Gypsy,

Of the more recent SB books, here are my most faves:

Ricochet (8/06)
Play Dirty (8/07)
Lethal (9/11)

--Janie

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Thanks Janie - I will definitely check those out. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Question on Sandra Brown
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:49 pm 
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Her writing has certainly evolved from writing category romance, to romantic suspense to suspense. IMO she has got a lot better through the years.

My favorites are:

Lethal
Mirror Image
Unspeakable
Where There's Smoke


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 Post subject: Re: Question on Sandra Brown
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:10 pm 
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Thanks Robin - I will take a look at these. :)

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