LOVED IT and cannot say that enough. I am very critical of my opinions and it was all there. the storline, the characters, the narrator was FABULOUS with voices and sarcasm, etc. I was sorry to see this one end. This truly is the first book i have given perfect 5 stars to. whole heartedly reccomend it
The book was intertaining but predictable. Flemming is a great narrator but her southern accent sound western.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is my favorite author and she gets better with each book. Her characters are quirky and fun and I hate to put my MP3 down when I am listening (but love to listen to them more than once) With Anna Fields reading it, (she is my favorite narrator and I mourn her passing like a dear friend) it cannot be a better listening experience. I ordered "Natural Born Charmer" the day it came out.
Listen to this NOW!!!! You won't be sorry. I promise you that. I have found my favorite Author and I can't wait to listen to all her other books. I only wish that I had started listening to them in the correct order. But thas okay. I am just glad to have found her. I am very picky about the books I listen too. I like them to be funny and interesting and I know that if I don't want to get out of the car then it is a GREAT book!! Read it!! I did not want to get out of the car on this one!
I thought this was a good book by Phillips, I am torn between this one and "Match me if you can". I think the only thing that I did not really care for in this book was the narrator, Colin's voice was just down right offensive and I am not even english. For him to be the love interest he needed to sound a lot younger with a less exaggerated accent which would have been fine with me. But if you can get past that(which I did) it is truly a good book.
This book was too contrived. The main love interest seems like he is straight out of a Harlequin romance novel and the exchanges between him and the main character were over the top. I selected this book after listening to Match Me If You Can - another by the same author. I would recommend skipping this one and listening to Match Me If You Can.
Snappy, fun dialog for the most part...until the last several chapters. Sugar Beth devolves into a whining, idiotic wimp. Colin becomes a weird, omniscient, controlling freak. Irritating narrator - her take on the men's voices were not pleasant to listen to.
I was expecting something as good as "Match me if you Can" however I was disappointed. The story is basically cute, along the usual lines of the author, but just didn't intrigue as much as Match...
Could it be because the plot is redundant and not as hilarious? Or maybe because the speaker made the leading man of the situation (a rich, sophisticated and great looking English gentleman) sound like a 70 year-old gay man... hearing "his" voice really didn't do it for me...
Regardless, I still want to check out other books by Phillips, preferrably not abridged versions...
I read the reviews that talked about the annoying accents. But I have discovered that it is the DIALOGUE, not the accents that is the problem. These characters say the most stupid things, totally unbelievable. I can't stand the main character or her unbelievable love interest. It is so believable that a character goes from hateful revenge to contrition to "Let's jump into bed!" in the space of a few hours narration. I enjoyed "Match Me if You Can" so much that I went looking for another book by that author as soon as I had finished it. It is with much regret that I warn potential readers that this book is NOTHING LIKE the author's other book. It is so painful to listen to this tripe.