Addicted to Audible! I'm always listening to something.
If you like books about "poor me" and family dysfunction this set is for you.
In general I like Susan Mallery and book 2 in the series was okay. After reading the reviews of the 3rd book, I'm not wasting my time.
Therese Plummer is my favorite narrator. I would listen to almost anything she reads. She did a really good job in narration. However all of her male voices sound almost identical.
My reaction was "Nicole get over yourself" By the end of the book I very much disliked Nicole's character.
The book should have been about the budding romance between the hero and heroin, Wyatt & Clair. However I felt it was all about Nicole and her "poor me" life. It felt like she never even tried understand anyone's opinion but herself. The romance between Wyatt & Clair was more of a side story.
I was very disappointed in this book. Claire, the main character, is so pathetic it drove me crazy. I almost didn't make it to the end. I saw that someone had rated it 2 stars but I like Susan Mallory so I ignored it and bought this book anyway. I really wished I hadn't. Don't make my mistake. (I love the narrator, but she didn't have much to work with.)
I agree with the other reviewer, Claire, Nicole, and Jessie were terrible to each other and it was not funny or entertaining. How three sisters could talk to each other and act the way they did was plain stupid. The narrator was ok for me though. She was not the problem. I was so surprised at this book as I really liked this author's series about cooking.
I was rather of disappointed and shocked how this story was drawn out. It hurt to listen to it in it's entirety. Although I loved the main character I found the other two sister whining and I almost didn't want to listen to the entire story. I do believe the whole story could have been summed up a lot faster than it was. I love Susan Mallery's books and other audios and also the narrator but this was disappointing at best. Not sure if I will be interested in the two other books in this series.
Better things to do but this is more fun.
Not sure I'd recommend this book. I found the first 1/3 of the book to be one dimensional - Claire was all good/innocent, Nicole was horrible and Wyatt was predictable. Once the book moved on, though, everyone gained some other facets. I particularly liked Claire's joy for all of life's little details. Given that the story takes place in Seattle, I was distracted by the voice artist's NY/NJ accents; I'm from the south and have lived on the west coast so don't know which they were but can tell you people don't talk like that in Seattle. I was also distracted by her reading of Wyatt's character - it didn't help with the visualization. He came across a little schmucky to me. However, the book was engaging - I wouldn't have finished it if it wasn't. I'd therefore recommend it conditionally. (To compare to your reading interests, I like a lot of Nora Roberts' recent work, Lisa Kleypas' contemporary, Jill Shalvis and Linda Howard.)
Also, I couldn't help but feel that the story was from several decades ago, despite the references to modern technology. I think it was the style at the beginning, where characters were either good or bad, but nothing in between.
Claire's eventual blossoming made her very likable - she has such joy.
Maybe, not going to seek her work out.
Probably not - it just didn't grab me enough.
The round robins of "I hate you!" got very tiring very fast. This book bordered on ridiculous and the romance was boring. I've enjoyed some of Susan Mallery's other books but found this one very disappointing.