This is my sixth Jennifer Crusie books ??? I can say it was the best one of hers I have read. I loved the characters in the book but felt it took too long to get to the meat of the story. The ending is predicable and several twist and turns in the book ??? nothing you can???t see coming. In general it was a fairly fun book to listen too. Like the previous books of hers she has her reoccurring themes ??? it dishware.
These rich women's identites are totally tied up with their men and their china, and they're boring, and they don't get much better over the course of 13 long hours. Everybody repeats their past mistakes, their parents' mistakes, everybody's waiting for a convenient savior. It's hard to say characters are stiff for a romance novel, but they really aren't real. I can't believe I still have 40 minutes of this bloody book to listen to, when it could have been over several times already, sparing us a lot of the mystery that isn't a mystery at all, many stupid decisions, and a ton of china talk.
Retired US Army and current IT Proffesional who loves to read
I think I'm also discovering that so much of liking an audio book has to do with the narrator as well. I knew I heard this voice before and I did - w/Nora Roberts Three Sisters Trilogy. She just has this voice that puts you right into the story (wonderful). I just think that anything Sandra Burr narrates is bound to be a good listen. Obviously the book needs to be good but I'm thinking Sandra probably only does "keepers".
I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did some of her other books...this one had too many fast women! Just too much "bed jumping" for my taste. Sex partners seem to be incidental to these characters.
Just hit a scene that has me in tears I am laughing so hard. I cant wait to check out another book. I hope they all have this since of humor. I may go back and listen to this part again just for the laugh.
Tbhe plots were interesting. The characters genuine. The relationships warm... a good quick feel good chic book.
I enjoyed the women - their humor. The women were real and not catty...real friends.
I had a difficult time at first with the pace that she read in....slow down.....
There were many tender moments.
Not a heavy book. The hardest part was keeping track of the characters and their relationshops. I enjoyed it tremendously and would love to visit with them again.