I haven't read a book like this since I was 13 and outgrew romances. The main character is weak. She behaves like and is treated like a child by both her brother and her new love interest. I listened to the entire book while paiting the trim on my house with my husband. (He was listening the the much more enjoyable 'Other Side of the Story')Every fifteen minutes or so I would scoff and he would remove his headphones so I could share one absurd line or another. If you like simplistic romances, this book is for you. Just not my cup of tea. Although we did have quite a few laughs over it.
I've listened to 3 hours of this and can't go on. A novel billed as suspenseful should have something going for it 3/8 of the way through! The only thing that's happened so far is a courtship between a woman paralyzed by a childhood trauma 25 years ago (they have psychologists for that) and a man who doesn't understand the meaning of "no." I've become increasingly impatient with the characters and dull plot line. If you can stick with it and don't expect much in the way of suspense, Tom Stechshulte is a terrific reader. But I need more ...
After beginning this book, my IQ has dropped by about 10 points.
Yes, this woman had a tragedy when she’s little, but the self-indulgence reflected in this book is unbelievable. OK, the woman has this British accent (sexy and trendy, yeah?), and she has somebody obsessed to kill her, and she has the protection from FBI (OMG, protection from FBI. The woman is so important). She freaks out in a dark elevator with the white knight that every woman dreams of – a famous quarterback! And the quarterback suddenly and insanely falls in love with her, and cares about all the little details of her thoughts. Never mind that he’s a tough quarterback and so many girls would scream at him, and he only cares about THIS woman, because she’s OMG so vulnerable and has blue eyes.
Oh well, couldn’t continue listening … but I will not return books from now on, just to give my honest reviews.
This is probably the fourth or fifth time I've read this book and it just keeps getting better and better.
Dee Henderson's series about the O'Malley family is made even better by Tom Stechschulte's narration.
First, I'm not a big reader of romance novels, but this sounded compelling. Instead, it was absolute drek! An unrealistic story, it was full of biblical quotes, references, and praying that took me by surprise (no reviewers, or any description indicated this). The incredibly weak protagonist (female, of course), who, despite horrible trauma earlier in her life, should have moved on long before the big brother, professional ball player boyfriend and all the money in the world had to save her. I wouldn't have finished it but I rarely give up on books. The narration was just okay, but very poor British accent when called for. The only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 is that the story did hook me early on, and it, thankfully, was only 8 hours.
Loved the book. Never got used to the voice but story was great!!! I always enjoy Dee Henderson and her books!! Now I'm passing that love to my niece and love her expression when talking about them. Good books that is clean makes a great read!!