[ ePUB ] EnvyAuthor Sandra Brown – Bilb-weil.de

New York book editor Maris Matherly Reed knows a best seller when she sees one even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as PME with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast Maris is intrigued enough to search for himHer trip to Georgia to meet the mysterious author takes her to an eerie, ruined cotton plantation, where Maris finds Parker Evans, a man confined to a wheelchair who carefully hides his past Coaxing his novel from him chaper by chapter, Maris becomes caught up in his tale of two friends who rent a boat with a young woman for a night of sex and drinking Only one person will return from that tripDisturbed about her sexual attraction to Parker and worried about her marriage to author and her co publisher Noah Reed, Maris returns to New York, where the delivery of Parker s newest chapters convince her they are than fiction She wonders how well she knows her husband and begins a harrowing search for a truth that ties back to a terrifying crime and a man who will use her, or anyone, to get his revengeSandra Brown Management, Ltd PSimon Schuster Inc AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon Schuster Audio Division, Simon Schuster Inc


10 thoughts on “Envy

  1. ♥Sharon♥ ♥Sharon♥ says:

    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 I read two amazing reviews and decided to give it a go.When I started reading Envy, I could not put it down It was that kind of book that I read every free moment I had Finishing each chapter craving the next I loved EVERYTHING about it The characters, the location, the mystery For me, what made it so great was the depth of the characters and the mystery It wa 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 I read two amazing reviews and decided to give it a go.When I started reading Envy, I could not put it down It was that kind of book that I read every free moment I had Finishing each chapter craving the next I loved EVERYTHING about it The characters, the location, the mystery For me, what made it so great was the depth of the characters and the mystery It was also told in the present lives of the characters as well as in the past There was no waiting for the mystery and intrigue Right from the beginning it was as though Sandra Brown had opened Pandora s Box As a reader you are left needing to know the what, the who and the why Sandra Brown s writing style is incredible The main characters were complex and amazing There wasn t anything simple about them Even the side characters, Mike, Nadia and Daniel addedmystery and kept you guessing motives and connections.Sandra Brown doesn t make things easy for the reader which made everything so captivating There was no skimming in this book Every word was important to read The building of the plot, the suspense and the conundrum at the heart of this story was remarkable And finally, I am sure you know that I love my sexy reads and all things romance While this book was different, filled with suspense, twists and turns, I still got my romance I still got the passion I loveI m not pretty, Maris You re beautiful Tentatively, she leaned toward him He didn t stop her She began at his neck and kissed her way down Her lips whisked across his skin, her tongue licked it softly Her mouth wetly covered his nipple and he hissed a profanity and sank his fingers into her hair.It has been said in other reviews that you should go into this book blind with no real background of the story and I couldn t agreeYes, I read two review s but they didn t give anything away Honestly, you shouldn t have anything else floating around in your mind because you re going to have to use every morsel of your head to absorb everything that goes on LOVED LOVED LOVED IT If you love Sandra Brown and haven t read Envy, you MUST read it soon If you have never read a book by Sandra Brown then I think Envy would be the perfect book for you


  2. Mo Mo says:

    Living on a remote island under an assumed name, novelist Parker Evans guards his secrets well Fascinated by this reclusive genius, publisher Maris Matherly Reed decides to pursue him But this new project threatens an old commitment, a commitment at the very center of her life There are plenty of twists and turns and some of them may be a bit predictable but they kept me on my toes.I really don t want to say too much about the plot You are better off just diving into the book It take Living on a remote island under an assumed name, novelist Parker Evans guards his secrets well Fascinated by this reclusive genius, publisher Maris Matherly Reed decides to pursue him But this new project threatens an old commitment, a commitment at the very center of her life There are plenty of twists and turns and some of them may be a bit predictable but they kept me on my toes.I really don t want to say too much about the plot You are better off just diving into the book It takes far less courage to cling to the past than it does to face the future It is like a story within a story, if that makes sense He gathered a handful of her hair, then wound it around his fist and drew her closer until their faces were inches apart He hesitated for several heartbeats, then settled his lips against hers, tested the angle, readjusted He was moderately controlled until he heard a small whimper from her He backed off, looked down into her eyes, and recognized a desire that equaled his own.Control was abandoned He covered her face with wild, random, artless kisses and she was doing the same to him Then mouths melded and tongues touched, and they kissed with carnal greed The hero is an ass quite a bit of the time I know that will be a plus for some of you But he has his reasons.There is laughter, tears, mystery, love, hate, greed, sex envy Women readers aren t turned on by nice heroes anythan male readers lust after heroines who are too virtuous.There should be at least a hint,maybe even a promise, of corruptibility The F word turns me on, she whispered The F word Food He threw back his head and laughed It rumbled up out of his chest and felt so good it startled him For the first time in years,his laughter was spontaneous It wasn t tinged with bitterness and cynicism This is about the third or fourth Sandra Brown book that I have read and they have all been excellent


  3. Karen Karen says:

    5 STARS This book was SENSATIONAL In fact I don t even know where to begin with this review It is definitely the type of book that you should go into blind Don t read any descriptions or possible spoilers just read the book I will not describe the story here it is unnecessary to do so You are much better off in your own head with this, trust me.What I will say is that it totally caught me off guard This was the first book I ve read by Sandra Brown, and it will definitely NOT BE THE 5 STARS This book was SENSATIONAL In fact I don t even know where to begin with this review It is definitely the type of book that you should go into blind Don t read any descriptions or possible spoilers just read the book I will not describe the story here it is unnecessary to do so You are much better off in your own head with this, trust me.What I will say is that it totally caught me off guard This was the first book I ve read by Sandra Brown, and it will definitely NOT BE THE LAST She is a fantastic writer Her writing style, her description, her characters oh my God these characters were so incredibly rich and juicy so dark and complex I fucking LOVED being in their heads The story is told from multiple points of view, providing some really interesting insight into their motivations And the plot was brilliantly laid out Edge of your seat kind of stuff from start to finish Just brilliant.It will blow your freaking mind And just in case you were wondering is it a romance It most definitely is, in the purest sense of the word But you will have to work hard for it You may have to bleed for it But it s there, behind all the trap doors and heavy curtains And it is beautiful image error Writing was demanding, solitary, backbreaking work A writer mined the tunnels of his brain, using words for his pickaxe A week s effort might yield only one nugget that was worth keeping, and you could weep with pathetic gratitude over that. image errorControl was abandoned He covered her face with wild, random, artless kisses and she was doing the same to him Then mouths melded and tongues touched, and they kissed with carnal greedimage errorSome human characteristics are common to us all Manifestation of these characteristics is dependent upon circumstance Everyone has temporary displays of fear, happiness, frustration and so on Other traits are unique to certain individuals They define the person and his character Among these traits are admirable examples like humility, charity, bravery image error Parker Unfortunately these have dark counterparts like jealousy, greed, and envy Persons governed by one of these traits typically cloak it with charm, and most are very successful at it, because along with the trait invariably comes the cunning to conceal it image error Noah Nevertheless, the trait lives and matures inside them as insidiously as an eel inside a cave, waiting, even anticipating, the times with it can strike anything or anyone that threatensimage error MarisI have noto add You will love this image error


  4. Brandi Brandi says:

    Seriously slacking in the review department No mojo I liked this one, though It had a nice combination of suspense and romance.


  5. Ingie Ingie says:

    Written March 15, 20154.7 Stars Top quality crime novel with a nice romance touch Add a superb narrator making it so very excitingAt last was it time for a Sandra Brown book My friends Karen and Mo s so beloved suspense crime writer I crossed my fingers for a great start to a new author with has a high pile of beloved books to choose from High Five For a new book life with Sandra BrownThis was a great novel, with a thrilling good crime plot and a sweet romance part I loved Written March 15, 20154.7 Stars Top quality crime novel with a nice romance touch Add a superb narrator making it so very excitingAt last was it time for a Sandra Brown book My friends Karen and Mo s so beloved suspense crime writer I crossed my fingers for a great start to a new author with has a high pile of beloved books to choose from High Five For a new book life with Sandra BrownThis was a great novel, with a thrilling good crime plot and a sweet romance part I loved it all and I was kind if exhausted and drained after over 14 exciting audiobooks hours I needed a night to summarize my thoughts It takes far less courage to cling to the past than it does to face the future New York and Georgia 2002Something horrible happened three summer happy youngsters on a boat trip 1988 The shy and hiding novelist Parker Evans, living on a, once grand but nowadays ruined, cotton plantation on a small Georgia island, tells us a sad story about two college kids and an unsolved death Envy is also the story about the New York book editor publisher Maris Matherly Reed who feels an interest in a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E Maris has a goodlooking former rake and womanizer, the talanted one success novel author and co publisher Noah Reed, as her husband But things has started to feel odd and Maris starts to wondering if she really know her husband Is there something wrong or are she just imagine it all The audiobook edition, narrator etcI listened to the 14 40 hrs audiobook narrated by Victor Slezak He was simply fantastic Not a tiny little complaining from me Not one bad character voice or any lacks whatsoever I have a fondness for male deep voiced narrators and here I got another favorite to that bunch I ll for sure search forbooks read by him Envy is a story about old debilitating ugly envy course and a book in the book, but also a novel about our love for books, the struggle with writing and those who tells a really good story As this story Women readers aren t turned on by nice heroes anythan male readers lust after heroines who are too virtuous There should be at least a hint, maybe even a promise, of corruptibility I m not sure this should be labeled as just a crime romance I should recommend it to all novel readers in the bigger fiction crime genre Even hubbies, brothers or non romances loving girlfriends This is romantic, and sexy enough, but that sa second wonderful topic, which I liked I may have guessed some of the outcomes in the very well done plot quite early, but I don t want spoil any here, so I stay with these words Highly recommended I just found a new favorite author to enjoy in the future I like clever storiesgood brain training I LIKE yep, enormously glad about it


  6. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Envy is a standalone, thriller mystery novel written by author Sandra Brown I just discovered Ms Brown in 2014 and obviously haven t read all of her novels yet, but based on what I have read I had already come to my own conclusion that her recent novels are bounds better than anything she has written in the past.YeahI was wrong Not that her new stuff isn t good OMG, Mean Streak and Friction are freakin amazing But Envy is just as good, and fortunately for me, my premature conclusion has Envy is a standalone, thriller mystery novel written by author Sandra Brown I just discovered Ms Brown in 2014 and obviously haven t read all of her novels yet, but based on what I have read I had already come to my own conclusion that her recent novels are bounds better than anything she has written in the past.YeahI was wrong Not that her new stuff isn t good OMG, Mean Streak and Friction are freakin amazing But Envy is just as good, and fortunately for me, my premature conclusion has just been dismissed.Envy features an array of mysteriously complicated relationships, it shows the ugliness of envy, deceit, and revenge, and it s a book about writing a book for God s sake OhI forgot to mention one tiny, little thing wheelchair sex Let s just say that although our hero may have some physical limitations, his virility is not one of them Mmmmm.I m glad I gave Envy a chance even though I thought I had already read the author s best work I ve opened myself up to an entire library of Sandra Brown thrillers and I m super excited Check her out My favorite quoteEveryone is opportunistic Everyone Without exception Only the degree of one s opportunism separates him from others How far is one willing to go to get what he wants 01 31 16 Review to come


  7. Tammy Tammy says:

    Who knew Sandra Brown could write sexy and scary so well together My neighbor did, I suppose She has been pushing this book off on me for the past year and I finally gave in and read it over the holiday So glad I did New York publisher, Maris Matherly Reed, receives an intriguing manuscript regarding two college kids and an unsolved murder from someone identified only as P.M.E She feels compelled to meet the anonymous author, so she travels to a remote Georgia island and begins snooping ar Who knew Sandra Brown could write sexy and scary so well together My neighbor did, I suppose She has been pushing this book off on me for the past year and I finally gave in and read it over the holiday So glad I did New York publisher, Maris Matherly Reed, receives an intriguing manuscript regarding two college kids and an unsolved murder from someone identified only as P.M.E She feels compelled to meet the anonymous author, so she travels to a remote Georgia island and begins snooping around On a cotton plantation she finds razor sharp Parker Evens, a man who is concealing his true identity and his ties to Maris There were several subplots and twists to this story that kept me on the edge of my seat, including an interesting subplot with Maris s sleezy husband, Noah, and her nemesis, Nadia Like I said this one is a real nailbiter I am off to get a manicure now


  8. Glass Glass says:

    This summer I started to read suspense thriller novels and they became my new obsession Yes, there are cliches even here, but nothing that I can t get over I thought that there would be no one better than Linda Howard And then I started to read Sandra Brown.Five reasons why you should read Envy 1 Story that will keep your attention until the very end It just pulls you in from the page one and doesn t let you go I couldn t do anything else but read because I had to know what happens next This summer I started to read suspense thriller novels and they became my new obsession Yes, there are cliches even here, but nothing that I can t get over I thought that there would be no one better than Linda Howard And then I started to read Sandra Brown.Five reasons why you should read Envy 1 Story that will keep your attention until the very end It just pulls you in from the page one and doesn t let you go I couldn t do anything else but read because I had to know what happens next And you get two stories in one I should probably stop talking now before I spoil it for you The best way to read this book would be just to pic it up an read Don t ask too many questions 2 Characters So complex and well developed You live and breathe with them 3 Writing And all parts about being a writer I like to say that you can always notice when author writes about something that is familiar and personal for her him, and there is nothingpersonal for author than the very process of writing and creating fictional world 4 Angst, but not the kind of angst you will find in popular trashy romance novels 5 Parker He is heart and soul of this book and one of the most intriguing characters I ve read about But unfortunately, Envy didn t stay amazing all way trough Last few chapters were rushed and filled with too much melodrama I wish it ended differently, but still it was a good book Who should read it Fans of good suspense stories


  9. ✰ Liz ✰ ✰ Liz ✰ says:

    Envy That s what this is all about Envy Sandra Brown is one of those authors that I have been wanting to check out for a long time I see rave reviews of her work on my friends updates and walls Her books have been sitting on my TBR shelf forever I simply cannot rave enough about my first Sandra Brown read Envy has suspense, a well developed plot, intriguing characters, greed, romance, and of course envy Maris is a smart and savvy business woman She is passionate about her job as an e Envy That s what this is all about Envy Sandra Brown is one of those authors that I have been wanting to check out for a long time I see rave reviews of her work on my friends updates and walls Her books have been sitting on my TBR shelf forever I simply cannot rave enough about my first Sandra Brown read Envy has suspense, a well developed plot, intriguing characters, greed, romance, and of course envy Maris is a smart and savvy business woman She is passionate about her job as an editor and has an amazing relationship with her father Her mother s death could have been a heartache that wedged them apart Instead, it had forged the bond between father and daughter His discipline had been firm and consistent, but only rarely necessary I absolutely adored Daniel Maris father He was such a kindred spirit Oh the gift of a good parent is like nothing else in the world I found myself rereading his dialogue as if it were a message from my own father Marriages go through periods like this Even good marriages Dry spells, if you will Daniel Professionally Maris is happy but personally she is struggling Although she is married to a sophisticated equally savvy man, she knows that something is amiss While immersed in her work, she comes across a prologue to a book entitled Envy She makes her mind up to meet the author and enrage him to complete the book so that she can publish it Parker is the mysterious author of Envy He has quite a story to tell He is not a happy man It took me a while to understand his character It is the anticipation of knowing his past that keeps the reader engaged in the present story Maris leaves the hustle and bustle of the big city to visit Parker She wants to pursue his book She has no idea what she is walking in on He is crass and gritty and full of spite Maris is one hot headed heroine When she has made up her mind, she won t stop until she gets exactly what she is after Maris thrives on the quiet island She spends time listening to Parker read his novel As the story is revealed, Maris becomescomfortable with Parker If he d been forced to use an applicable adverb to describe the way in which they were looking at one another, he would choose expectantly, a modifier that combined curiosity with caution, wonderment with undertones of wariness ParkerMeanwhile, Noah Maris husband is up to no good As the plot slowly reveals itself, we see what kind of man Noah truly is.Maris is such a great heroine I loved watching her grow She knows that she is doubting her marriage She knows that she is feeling something for Parker and yet she cannot quite explain it He s the most complex individual I ve ever met, MarisEnvy isn t just a love story although the love story is a beautiful one Envy is full of suspense, drama, failed friendships, and choices.As much as I would love to give youinformation about this story, I can t I don t want to ruin it for you It doesn t take long to put some of the pieces of the puzzle together and yet the full picture doesn t fall into place until the last few pages of the book The pacing in Envy is perfect About half way through the book, I simply could not put it down I will not hesitate to read another Sandra Brown novel Her writing is like dining in a 5 star restaurant It s hard to hit the drive thru after experiencing such genius Maris had been essential to his plot, but he hadn t expected her to become essential to him In the brief time she had been in his life, she had become the most important element of it Parker


  10. ♥Rachel♥ ♥Rachel♥ says:

    To all outward appearances Maris Matherly Reed leads a charmed life and has everything Books have been her passion every since she can remember, and she s the sole heir to the well respected Matherly Publishing She s totally immersed in the literary world and has a lot of power Maris also snagged publishing s most eligible bachelor, Noah Reed, the author of her favorite book She was halfway in love with him even before laying eyes on him just because of his words But seeing how gorgeous and To all outward appearances Maris Matherly Reed leads a charmed life and has everything Books have been her passion every since she can remember, and she s the sole heir to the well respected Matherly Publishing She s totally immersed in the literary world and has a lot of power Maris also snagged publishing s most eligible bachelor, Noah Reed, the author of her favorite book She was halfway in love with him even before laying eyes on him just because of his words But seeing how gorgeous and charismatic he was, and the fact that he wanted her after breaking so many hearts was the icing on the cake While marrying Noah seemed like a dream come true, things seem a little off to her now Her doubts in regards to Noah get put on the back burner when a story from the slush pile catches Maris eye She reads it and is hooked, but realizes the rest of the book is not there Neither is the writer s contact info, only the initials P.M.E Envy, as the prologue is called, recounts a day of celebration that goes horribly wrong and Maris desperately wants to know what happened She feels compelled to search for the mysterious P.M.E not knowing the secrets and past she s about to uncover Envy was a real page turner with twists and connections at every corner The villain was a master plotter, evil to the core a narcissistic creep After getting away with so much this person overestimated their cleverness and underestimated the intelligence of others pride comes before a fall and I was eagerly looking forward to that fulfillment It was sweet watching him her get some of their own medicine because most of the book I wanted to reach into the pages and smack this person silly I adored Maris She was sweet, pure hearted and looked for the best in people or a situation, but wasn t stupid enough to fall for bullshit when someone is trying to spoon feed it to her Our hero was unrefined and crass a dirty talker who liked to shock, but one who had a vulnerable soft heart He had an intense pull on Maris, and she affects him farthan he expected Add in the steamy, sultry southern setting, and you have a recipe for a smoldering romance Envy was another score for Sandra Brown, and as usual with her books I was glued to the pages I usually end up putting aside everything else so I can finish and find out how it all turns out I think one of the best features of a Sandra Brown story is the fact that the bad guy usually gets a much deserved payback, one that is cleverly delivered Envy was no exception and I was grinning in satisfaction when this villain got their comeuppance If you love mysteries with a hot romance or romantic suspense and haven t picked up a Sandra Brown novel, you are definitely missing out.This review is also posted at The Readers Den