This is the second book I have read by this author and the second I have reviewed. I've never done this before. They are the epitome of chick-lit romance. They come across as light and fluffy. The whole "Marriage to a Billionaire" tag line screams "shallow".
But the author has a way with words and a great sense of humor. Even though the plot in this book, just like in the first, is totally implausible, the characters that move the story forward are totally believable - if you take away the "billionaire" part, the repetitive fake marriage plot and the disconnected issues with the language - the American character uses Italian slang and only some of the Italian characters use any Italian and then only rarely. They sound like they are from Chicago.
The characters are complex, sympathetic, quirky and funny. Several of them have unexpected depth.
With just a little push, the author could become a really great talent. She doesn't have to give up the romance or chick-lit genre, she just needs to make her plot more plausible and realistic. Her characters are ready for it.
I enjoyed the narrator as well.
Another romance built upon a totally unbelievable premise. And yet, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The writing was witty, the characters were quirky and humorous. I will read the next in this series.
If you are looking for a diverting, easy and enjoyable read, I recommend this book.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The main character had lots of baggage and while it did weigh heavy, it didn't overwhelm. There were some unbelievable and impractical plot twists, but overall this was a very sweet story, full of sympathetic characters. I thought the narrator did a very good job. She managed both the American and Scots accents well.
When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!
I decided to download this book because of the review by "Loupe". I was not disappointed! Sandra Brown has an amazing talent at creating suspenseful romance novels. She has a way of description that draws the listener/reader in and makes you feel a part of the story. I would recommend listening to this when you are free of considerable distraction. The details add so much to the story you don't want to miss them. This story had a very surprising ending that I did not see coming! I was very happy with this download and highly recommend it! Happy Listening!