I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I am unsure on how to rate this book. I really liked the book but I am emotionally drained from listening to it. I was so invested in the characters and the story line and the hits kept on coming. I am trying to be objective considering the fact that it is the 4th in a 5 book series so I knew there would be no satisfaction at the end.
The books spans over a 3 week period in their relationship so it can't be resolved. If you understand the process of healing from sexual abuse you will get what she was getting at. She needed to develop that side of Gideon POV and that process is emotional and difficult to get through. Having said that, the Brett Kline thing was disappointing and I wish it would have been left out.
If you are invested in this series , you will enjoy this book but please be prepared for the roller coaster ride and understand that is purely character development and no significant advances in the storyline.
So in a direct appeal to Silvia Day. If you are at all reading your reviews. Thank you for showing the male perspective of a sexual abuse survivor and the consequences if you have not dealt with it. But please ........... for book # 5 let them both find their strength and claim their life. Finish their story line where it was worth for us to invest 3 years into this series. Skip the cookie cutter way out and span it over a few years not just weeks. If there ever was an extensive Happy Ending needed it would be in this series. Considering the time investment of the readers. I sincerely hope to see "One with you"published within a few months. Not years!!
The dual narration by Jill Redfield , Jeremy York was good. But Jill Redfield was so good with the delivery of the series I felt the added narrator was unnecessary.
At first, Night Owl seemed to be falling into the pattern of so many YA books - kind of a meet cute, someone is damaged, sex heals, then breakup and reunite. But there is so much more going on here. Hannah and Matt are co-writing a book over the Internet keeping their names and details of their personal lives secret. It takes one little slip up, sending from a wrong e-mail account, for Matt to attach a face and a name to his mysterious co-writer. The story takes off from there - online chats lead to phone calls lead to meeting, and sex, yes, lots of hot and heavy sex. But Matt has secrets, and once they are revealed, the book takes a whole new turn. No spoilers here, but trust me, it adds so much more to the book. This basic story is resolved here, but the epilogue sets the stage for book 2 of the series. Quick listen - I liked it.
Julia Duvall did a good job with the delivery of the story.
There is a lot to love about Carry Me Home (Paradise, Idaho #1) by Rosalind James and in short, I recommend this book to anyone who likes books about strong women, playful chemistry, suspense balanced by a romantic story, and/or stories set in smaller cities/rural towns.
Carry Me Home is about strong women and women getting stronger. This book is a thriller, but none of the women act helpless, and better still, there is a lot of women helping women in this story. Furthermore, there are a lot of real world problems addressed in the story, and I think women will find situations in which they identify.
The romance is a slow, hot build and worth every page and suspense is laced throughout the book with a good degree of scary, making the reader want to read on to see how things turn out! The characters are great and have wonderful chemistry. You want to see that with the romantic couple, but it really is true of the ensemble of characters in this book. If there is anything in this book that could go either way with me, depending on my mood, it is the feeling of male protectiveness that shows up in varying degrees throughout the book. I think it generally works as it is balanced by strong women who stand up for themselves.
I am always a big fan of how James describes and uses her setting throughout the book. She never just pays the story’s location cursory service, but seems to do the setting justice. She also has a tendency to make the reader fall in love with the location, and Paradise, Idaho is no exception.
Additionally, for those who struggle with motivation to work out, Carry Me Home often served as a gentle nudge from a friend to work out or be active. Dancing and snowshoeing are just two examples from this book.
The narration was outstanding just the way a dual narrator book should be delivered. The male reads the male dialogue and the female reads the female dialogue.
I hope there are more installments from Paradise.