Words of Silk

Version: Abridged
Author: Sandra Brown
Narrator: Karen Ziemba
Genres: Romance, Fiction & Literature, General
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: May 2004
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

Laney McLeod's life changes the minute she finds herself stuck in a high-rise elevator in Manhattan. Fighting her rising panic, she relies on a handsome stranger to help overcome her claustrophobia. The man, Deke Sargent, is just as attracted to this beautiful and vulnerable woman as she is to him.

When the power comes back on, Deke and Laney find themselves in a passionate embrace that soon leads to a night of love in his apartment. Shocked at her own brazenness, Laney disappears the next morning. Months later, she receives an even greater shock: Deke shows up with an astounding announcement.

Unable to forget the chemistry between them, but afraid that she's just another notch on this wealthy playboy's bedpost, Laney is about to discover that her resistance to Deke hides an even deeper fear.

In "Words of Silk" Sandra Brown displays her uncanny grasp of the struggle between doubt and desire, caution and hope -- the quiet battle that rages deep within the human heart.

Reviews (14)

Less Sex, More Story Please

Written by Sillee in SD from San Diego, CA on February 23rd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I have to agree with most other reviews. The book seemed so full of sex scenes that it got old...quick. I've always enjoyed a good sex scene but this one doesn't seem to have much of a story outside of the obvious. With references to "automatic" dishwashers, delivered milk, and "disposable" diapers, the book appears to be set in the early 70's. People don't typically reference the obvious anymore. Also, there is no mention of cell phones, computers or anything used in our current century. I'm wondering if this may be the reason the hero dominates the heroine so much. I know women's lib started back in the 60's but it seems fairly new in this book and the heroine seems to obey his every whim. The book was very unrealistic in rushing the events of the story and simply made for a boring, unsympathetic plot. Although the story moved enough to take my mind of traffic (barely), I wouldn't recommend it to those who enjoy a believable tale.

WORDS OF SILK

Written by M J on June 12th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I listened to the entire book while always hoping for more than the two main characters and their love making details. Looking for someone or something else to hear about other than his orders, her whinning, and how perfect he was in everyway along with being a "macho man." A reality check somewhere in the story would have been nice. Cute, but I wouldn't recommend this one by Sandra Brown.

Not My Cup of Tea

Written by Geralyn Ruane on June 4th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

What failed to entice me about Words of Silk was the dynamics between the heroine and hero. The heroine is docile, the hero domineering. The heroine is always wrong, the hero always right. The heroine never gets her way, the hero always gets his way, because his way is, of course, the correct one, and the heroine eventually sees sense and realizes this. If this kind of romance is what you're looking for, you'll love Words of Silk. But it was not my cup of tea. I infinitely prefer Sandra Brown's thrillers. The Switch and Chill Factor are among my favorites.

by mistake

Written by Anonymous on May 6th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

She writes mystery as well - so I grabbed one without looking to give it a try and found it wasn't a mystery - listened to half of the first disk - yuck

Words of Silk

Written by Candy Dykes on April 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Plot and story line were very weak, even unevident. The majority of the abridged version focused on sex between the two main characters. I found this recording to be very boring and did not hold my interest during my commute to and from work.

words of silk

Written by Anonymous on January 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I really could not get into this book. For one, things just happened too fast with the characters. Then it was a story that was way out there as far as being realistic.

Words of Silk

Written by Anonymous on November 14th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

A little slow - not as good as I expected. The premise was a little weak, and the main character appeared very weak and whiny. Kind of a slow "read".

words

Written by Lee Werley from Chapel Hill, NC on October 6th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

It was okay. Not up to her usual standards. It did have some sweet parts though. Easy to listen to.

Words of Silk

Written by Sharon Deaves on October 2nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I listened to this audio because I usually enjoy Sandra Brown and loved "Envy", however I was very disappointed in this book. It lacked any plot and I was so tired of the sex scenes that I did not listen to at least half of it. I reads more like a "Harlequin" romance book than a Sandra Brown novel.

words of silk

Written by Anonymous from Cross Lanes, WV on June 19th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Are there REALLY men like this out there? A little unbelievable, and predictable, but pleasant to listen to.

Author Details

Author Details

Brown, Sandra

Sandra Brown is the author of fifty-six New York Times bestsellers, including PLAY DIRTY, which was released in August 2007 by Simon & Schuster. Her other recent bestsellers include Ricochet (2006), Chill Factor (2005), White Hot (2004), Hello, Darkness (2003), The Crush (2002), Envy (2001), The Switch (2000), The Alibi (1999), Unspeakable (1998) and Fat Tuesday (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot.

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published seventy novels, most of which remain in print. As of 1990, when Mirror Image made The New York Times bestseller list, each subsequent novel, including reprints of earlier books, have become Times bestsellers. In 1992 her novel French Silk was made into an ABC-TV movie. Brown now has seventy million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.” She is much in demand as a speaker and has appeared at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. and the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX, as well as charity functions throughout the year. Court TV also sought Brown to host the 2007 premier of its popular series “Murder by the Book.”

Awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature, the American Business Women’s Association’s Distinguished Circle of Success, B’nai B’rith’s Distinguished Literary Achievement Award, the A.C. Greene Award and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Sandra has also been named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. In addition, Sandra is a member of Author’s Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., Literacy Partners, and a founding member of International Thriller Writers.

Sandra and her husband Michael Brown live in Arlington, Texas.