I like a romance novel to be about a man and a woman' s relationship, and how it evolves.
Seems like the author of this novel was once a gynecologist or midwife herself... far to much focus on giving birth, gyno exams, STDs, date rape, midwifery, and babies. Probably written for teens and very young women - too many parts of it came across as "educational" in nature.
The men, some of whom were really just boys, were all tall, handsome, muscular and just too darned "sensitive" to be be believable. No edge to them at all when they were around the women. And the women were all tiny, perfect and beautiful (except, of course, for the poor woman giving birth on the birthing video, who was described as sweaty and hairy). So unrealistic it was kind of sickening .... far too sappy and "sweet" for my taste.
A pet peeve....I hated that the men always said nah instead of no, and yeah instead of yes. And every woman's name was "baby" to them. Just got really annoying...they all sounded like a bunch of unsophisticated hicks. Small towns folks are just not that ignorant any more, if they ever were.
The narrator was just OK...not bad, but not great either. By the end of the story, the characters all sounded alike.
I started listening to this series in order, based on the reviews, and thought the first one was promising, and the second was just OK, but this one put me off completely. I will not be continuing with it.
Wow. Sum up every romance novel ever, put them in a blender and pick your parts. This book was so horrible I can truly say that i can not belive it was published. A book one ones own life would be less predictable than this pice of junk. No wonder it was on sale. I want my time and my money back!
just like the others in the series i loved these books i wish there was ten books as i feel there is alot more stories to be told in the lives of people in around virgen river.
I read so I can write
Ms Carr knows how to develop a great series. Start with a strong central character and then keep building more and more stories about other strong characters around the original. I love these books.