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eBook Envy ePub

by Sandra Brown

  • ISBN: 0743508858
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Sandra Brown
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (September 1, 2001)
  • ePub book: 1122 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1733 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 492

Description

Brown is a master at romantic suspense, and Envy displays the talents that have won her a devoted followin. Frequently I’m asked where I get the ideas for my books.

Brown has few to envy among living authors. Jam-packed with twists and turns right up to the shocking finale. Whether referring to a specific story, or my body of work, readers want to know what sparks the ideas.

Envy was such a remarkable book. I have not read any other books by Sandra Brown so of course I didn't know what to expect. It was. Envy was such a remarkable book.

Envy by Sandra Brown . The author brilliantly opens the book with the underlying book's prologue. A risky move that pays off handsomely afterwards.One of the few authors ever to have three simultaneous New York Times bestsellers, Sandra Brown is a world-class suspense writer who "carefully crafts tales that keep readers on the edge of their seats" (USA Today). Chapters of that book appear interspersed in the text and even though they might seem irrelevant at first, they are instead crucial.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The more she learns about the manuscript.

She tossed her handbag and damp raincoat into the nearest chair and strode to the edge of his desk. Today she was dressed in a suit tailored for office wear, but it was a form-fitting one he'd always admired. Time spent on the beach had put some color in her cheeks and stripped it from her hair. Sun-bleached strands framed her face, giving her a youthful, healthy appearance. Her expression, however, wasn't sunny.

Sandra Brown, CreatorSandra Brown. It isn’t often that an unsolicited submission so captivates her that she feels she must immediately meet its author. But Maris has just received a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as . with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast.

Sandra Brown began her writing career in 1980. After selling her first book, she wrote a succession of romance novels under several pseudonyms, most of which remain in print. She has become one of the country's most popular novelists, earning the notice of Hollywood and of the critics. More than 60 of her books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. 214 people like this topic. Want to like this Page?

Envy by Sandra Brown.

Curiosity compels her to track down the author, Parker Evans, and work with him to complete the tale. But as the story unfolds, Maris becomes convinced it is more than just fiction.

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Reclusive best-selling writer Parker Roonecreates a masterful new novel under a pseudonym about the destructive rivalry between friends and its devastating repercussions, a novel that leads to a deadly confrontation with the husband of Parker's editor, who recognizes the story as his own and sets out to silence Parker before he can expose his treachery.

Comments

Wen Wen
"Envy" is an entertaining piece of fluff reading, especially if you are a fan of daytime soap operas. I've read several Sandra Brown books that have a good mix of mystery and romance. "Envy" isn't as good as the others. After reading about 20-25% of the book I almost put it down forever - it was so slow-moving and the characters were so cliche'. I feel like Brown was a bit self-indulgent with this book, which is all about the authors, editors and publishing company for a "book within a book", titled (of course) "Envy." As the female lead Maris coaches the author Parker about character development and foreshadowing, I wondered why isn't Brown following her own advice?? The foreshadowing was so heavy, every "twist" or big "reveal" was totally predictable and not very original. That said, even though I knew that Character A would kill Character B, I was so hooked to find out HOW (by gun, knife, poison, convenient accident??). Even when Character B heads toward towards a certain place, you know the predictable 'how,' pages before it happens. Kinda like watching those "Scary Movie's" and yelling at the screen "don't do that, don't go in there!" Yet you keep watching anyway. Except it's as slow as a soap opera (at least the first half).

Sadly, the worst part of this book is that it cemented in my mind the author's formula for characters in most of her books. Her female lead is usually described as pretty, sexy, witty, smart, driven and successful professional. Yet her actions are impulsive and driven by emotion, she always falls in love with the handsome and/or sexy "bad-boy" who actually turns out to be a knight in shining honor who rescues her, physically and/or emotionally. So for now I think I'll cycle to a different genre and avoid Brown's books for at least 6-12 months
Shakanos Shakanos
I'm on a Sandra Brown kick. I finished one and started another one book by her. They are addicting!

Envy is as entertaining as all of the other books I have read by her. The suspense, intrigue, and twists are classic Sandra Brown.

This novel begins when Maris Matherly-Reed receives a new manuscript for her review. She's a well-known editor and part owner of a very famous publishing house in NYC. She has a great relationship with her dad who opened the publishing house decades ago. She's married to Noah Reed, a famous writer who's now working for the publishing company as well.

Maris can't stop thinking about the manuscript. She contacts the writer P.M.E. but he's rude and seems unapproachable. She knows she can't pass up this opportunity and she decides to travel south and convince P.M.E to sign up with them. P.M.E aka Parker Evans's novel could become the next hit. It's the tale of two friends who had a rivalry. They both aspired to become more. Jealousy and envy will prevent one of them from succeeding.

When Maris meets Parker, she is taken by him. Behind the rude facade is a man who's in pain. He's also angry and she can tell he's keeping things from her. His manuscript is also captivating as the man who's writing it. Then, a terrible chain of events forces Maris to open her eyes and to realize what has been in front of her eyes all this time. But, is it too late???

I loved Envy. Both main characters felt real to me. Their emotions jumped out of the pages and swirled all around me. Prepare yourself to be sucked into this novel without a chance to stop. I was compelled to continue in a rapid spiral to the end. Unputabledown to say the least. A great book with a great plotline! Yes, some of the twists I saw coming but they were done right. Sandra Brown's writing is addicting like I mentioned at the beginning of my review.

Next for me is Lethal.

Cliffhanger: No

4.5/5 Fangs
Rrinel Rrinel
This is a riveting story (a habit of Sandra's). It really holds your attention. There is just enough foreshadowing to make you think you know what direction the story is going, but you never really do know until close to the end. The story tells of two boys who became close friends when they were college roommates. They both were determined to be best-selling authors. One of them will do absolutely anything to come out on top. The character of each carries a large part of the story as certain events reveal more clues as they mature as men and in their relationship. We begin to suspect that one of the boys may be vicious and violent, but we really haven't enough clues to decide that exactly or which boy it is. The surprising, noisy, ( even chaotic) ending is a fitting climax to the story and all is revealed at that time. There are some surprises in the revealing and the romantic interest has some very satisfying closures in that chaotic ending. Needless to say, there are some exciting and surprising plot twists along the way. You will find this a really good read!