This was a cute, funny and sweet book. I didn't think I was going to like it at first but I loved it. Great romantic comedy, you'll be glad you downloaded this one.
I am a Serial MultiTasker. Pretty much daily while I am at work I listen to Audiobooks. Some books I have listened to 3 to 5 times. Luv it.
Yes I would listen again. This story was great. I didn't realize this book was a part of a series although the books are individual you learn about some of the other characters that are referenced and how they got to their "love".
At first I started listening and thought "oh my, audible screwed up this isn't the book I downloaded. It doesn't match the description at all." The book starts off strange (in a good way) and then turns out really awesome. I love how sometimes you have to go "home" to find yourself. The story (other than a few instances) seems very real, like this could happen to your best friend.
Nicole Poole made me feel what Adele was going through and what she went through in the beginning. She made my heart break and beat out of my chest with anticipation.
Yes this book was one I wanted to listen to all in one sitting...you want to know how it is going to work itself out and what is in store for everyone.
I don't know whether this title falls into genuine chick lit or romance because it really isn't either one. Back in college Adele Harris fell in love with football star Zach. He dumps her to marry his old girlfriend, Devan, and breaks Adele's heart. Through a series of circumstances they meet up again in their hometown where Adele learns Devan, died three years earlier.
The plot sounds like tried and true chick lit. But Gibson then adds a fantasy piece. Devan's ghost, who hates Adele, needs to earn a place in heaven and every so often gets to bestow a gift to someone on earth. The problem with this particular subplot is that we see it at the beginning and then never hear from Devan again until much later in the book. We don't really understand the gift piece until the second appearance of Devan when we're finally able to piece it together. The idea of the ghost is funny, but I'm not sure it belongs in this book. It would have worked better if Devan appeared more frequently. Gibson ties up the fantasy in the end, but it's so much later that it's not relevant.
When there are three hours left in the book, Gibson goes into lots of intimacy details between Adele and Zach. It's not romance and some would consider it porn. A primary problem is it's horribly written. It's full of repetitive phrases, cliches, standard passages and the like. After thirty minutes of one sexual session, the reader is relieved it's over. But not for long. Ten minutes later the reader is in for another thirty minutes of this garbage. It's nothing but filler and doesn't add any plot value. Nuances would have worked just as well. If it were well written, I can see the appeal for the graphics for many readers. But Gibson has a lot to learn about writing sexual intimacies.
As far as the writing in the rest of the book, it's equally poor. The characters are just north of cardboard. They are stereotypic and dull. Gibson writes the teenager characters much better than the adults.
The narrator does not improve anything. She is not exceptional. She does okay differentiating the characters, but there isn't any pop to her narration.
The plot had potential and I was disappointed it didn't live up to what it could have been. This is the first book I've purchased by this author and I'm not apt to buy another.
A must read. Made me laugh out loud and cry. just loved this book.
I'm just a fan girl who write romance and reads too much.
If you enjoy Rachel Gibson this is one of her best. Its got it all a long lost love rekindled, funny and smart, tossed up with great characters who with each chapter leave you wanting to hear more.
The permis of curse of bad dates and the fun way it is deliver and broken.
I loved a lot of scenes especially the one in which Adele and Zak were in. I love the books the drama and fun of the sexy scenes especially the one in the girls bathroom.
If I had the time, I will re listen to this book several times.
If you love Rachel Gibson this is one of the must have books.
Audible books keep me from having full blown conversations with my dogs during the day!
The reader can not perform the role of a man. Horrible voice for the male. Had to stop listening to it. If the reader can not do voices well, he/she should just read the book without them.
Hard core Audble listener, been listening to recorded books since they were on casset tape...
Enjoyable light read, back story with dead first wife was novel. A bit more to the story than the usual romance fare which is a plus in my opinion. Worth a credit.
It took several start and I would shut it off after 10 minutes and go to another book. I did get through it when I turned it on at bedtime and fell asleep listening to it night after night.
I have read and enjoyed her other stories (not in this series). This was just flatter, just too, too predictable. Romance has a forgone ending but there was not enough freshness in the situations and character to get lost in it as I would a good story.
She does a GREAT job with the narration in this book. Her voices for each character are very distinct which makes dialog so easy to follow.
Personally, I did not enjoy this. I could anticipate every upcoming scene, every emotional up and down. I like a romance book that has more depth to the characters so that I can really get into their hearts and minds.
adorable Alpha male
Zach. He works on things without working too hard.
No, I have not heard a story done by her. She did a great job of doing the different voices.