Summary

As Hurricane Katrina ravages New Orleans, attorney Tully Badeaux's life follows suit when betrayal leads to heartbreak.
Tully Gaston Badeaux might be successful in the courtroom but at home her relationships with her partner, Dr. Jessica Badeaux, and their children are falling apart.
In one life-changing moment precipitated by a spilled cup of coffee, the world Tully had so carefully constructed comes to an end. As Tully struggles to pick up the pieces, two women add to the complications - Dr. Kara Nicolas, the woman who stole her wife, and Libby Dexter, the young woman who moves in to assist Tully with the kids. Kara becomes her focus in the courtroom, and Libby offers more than a helping hand around the house.
©2007 Ali Vali (P)2017 Bold Strokes Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Margaret on 30-07-17

Excellent audio!

I loved this Audible book. Second Season is a great story. Set in New Orleans with lots of strong capable women with a great cast of kids. Of course you have a slightly off kilter love interest to spice up the story. Lori Prince does an excellent job with the narration.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Me & My Girls on 11-09-17

This is Half of a Really Good Book

This is a pretty good book until the Katrina portion of the narrative; in spots a really good one; the shortcomings and holes are there but aren't glaring enough to detract seriously from the story. Unfortunately it soon detoured off the rails and never made it back to it's previous level.
Tully at this point had already turned more cheeks than any science fiction creature has ever possessed. Then for the remainder of the tale she shoots past sainthood and on to infinity and beyond the point of even the worst literary device. Then there is the matter of the reader and the voice that deepened throughout the narrative when reading Tully's dialogue until it sounded as if it were resounding off cave walls. Then there was her law career featured heavily in the beginning, but is left behind totally becoming just another plot device lost on her rise to the position of superhero.
Libby, her love interest, devolves from part time barista and full time law student to typical sitcom wife and stepmother. Maybe it's just me but I preferred the more realistic, humanistic, three dimensional character.
Kara Nichols is a surgeon; playing the part of antagonist for Tully where she exhibits less redeeming qualities than Hannibal Lecter while showing all the self control of a 16 year old boy on a cocktail of Viagra and Crystal Meth.
The kids; Bailey especially, goes from a snotty teen to a gentle understanding woman, an incredibly tough task for a 16 year old to pull off. Tully's silly stereotypical overprotective dad act is an antiquated plot device; please writers try to avoid this hoary shortcut.
Needless to say after my initial excitement about this audio I was severely disappointed by it's descent to what became one step above bad television.

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