2/27/16

Saving Grace, Author Katie Graykowski, Narrated by: Pam Dougherty

Saving Grace: The Lone Stars, Book 2
The Lone Stars Series
Written by: Katie Graykowski
Narrated by: Pam Dougherty
Audio Book

Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins

Narrator Pam Dougherty photo image. narratorreviews.org
Narrator Pam Dougherty

Narrator Review:
Pam Dougherty definitely has a handle on the persona of Grace Kelley and her narration is so fantastic that you just want to sit back and listen, until voila, you're at the end and left wanting more. Ms.Dougherty has a peach of a voice, sultry, languid and all encompassing. Did I mention seductive. She does great voices for all the characters. If you love romance books, you will be pleased with Ms. Dougherty's narration, she made a good book even better.

Audio Book Review: Saving Grace By Katie Graykowski

Author image Katie Graykowski, narratorreviews.org
Author Katie Graykowski
A nearly broke and homeless Grace Kelley by sheer happenstance saves a teen, from being molested by a man that was way too old for her. Coco met him on the internet, but, when her after dinner fiasco left her in a compromising position it was lucky for her that Grace overhead her hassling with him and stepped in and cooling left him laid out on the ground.

Grace kelley is the kind of mother any child would adore, fun, creative, understanding and actually pays attention to them. What's not to like. Coco knew who Grace was already because of an incident that left her with the moniker 'the nipple lady' imagine her surprise to find out she has a following on Twitter. Grace just wants to sing and make enough to move her Uncle to a better Retirement Center and too support herself. So with no steady gigs, she takes to busking and relying on tips.

Coco's father, Chord Robbins is the coach for an NFL team, the Austin Lone Stars and is so full of himself he's pretty hard to take. After saving Coco from being raped and staying with her and his twin sons you'd think he'd be pretty grateful but no, he gets into an argument with Grace about parenting and he kicks her out. She did make a big impression on him and he can't seem to stop thinking about her but he's to stubborn to take any advice from her.



Coco with her eight year old twin brothers take a cab to where Grace is busking in front of the Austin Convention Center. Grace make Coco text her dad to tell him where they are and that she'll take them home later. After much texting with Chord, and him apologizing for his bad behavior, Grace takes a few moments to gloat, then she takes the kids for a fun day of snow cones and train rides at Zilker Park.

This is how Grace ends up as their live in babysitter. Chord's life is turned upside down and he is loving it. Grace is great with the kids, can cook good and the kids like her. For Grace, the pay is great, she is crazy about the kids and she is no longer homeless. Chord turns out to be a really decent guy and their is a certain spark between them. Grace sensibly fights her feelings and his, knowing that a relationship gone sour could leave the kids in a bad position.

Well we know they can only keep up the pretense for just so long before they have to give into their feelings. It does go well until distrust rears it's ugly head and Grace is in just the spot where she dreaded it could become if they became lovers.

There were so many parts of the book I liked but one of my favorites was when the twins are punished and have to volunteer at the Animal Shelter. kindhearted Grace feels so sad for Clementine, a half Pyrenees and half Saint Bernard dog with no chance of being adopted. Grace takes him home, just until they find him a permanent home.

Pam Dougherty does such a beautiful job narrating I can't imagine anyone else as reader or being Grace Kelley. Fabulous is the one word that comes to mind. This is just a great romance story with a lot of laughs, well grounded advice and good depictions of how parents 'should' act.





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