Here Phillips offers a pretty good story, however, more background on the main female character would have helped me understand her better. I would have loved it if her mother somehow entered the story. But she didn't, giving most of the development to the male lead. There the story is at it's most interesting. The story forces the levity a bit, but it's still a good listen by a reader who has done other Phillips books.
What can I say? When you have Susan Elizabeth Phillips and wonderful Anna Fields Narrating together they = Magic. You cannot go wrong with this writer and narrator. There must be ten or twelve by this pair. Great believable characters you will find you are thinking about long after the story ends .The dialog will have you laughing out loud. You will say 'how does she come up with such wittiness?' ‘I wish I could say those things… ‘
Get all of the titles. You can trust every one. you will be happy and even cry a little but the end is always a feel good one. They are worth every credit.
This isn't great literature, but it is a nice, fun, even occasionally laugh-out-loud, romantic read. A little predictable, particularly if you have read SEP before (in particular to 'This Heart of Mine', which I do NOT recommend reading too close to this one). But that said, the book delivers what one expects: guy and girl at odds (humorous situations occur), guy and girl work through personal baggage, guy and girl get together. Happy Ending. Some laughs, some quirky secondary characters, and you have an SEP novel.
This is part of her series of books with heros from a football team. These guys are buff and hard on the outside, but soft and sweet on the inside. Kind of cute. For the record, I don't like or watch football -- no matter, thankfully an appreciation or understanding of football is NOT required to enjoy this contempory romance. And thankfully, no dumb jocks.
Our herione is a committment phobe, who is perhaps a little more loose-screwy than I usually like to see in a leading lady -- but she is an artist, so I will mark it up to 'artistic temperment'.
I decided to buy this book after listening to the free snippet. It is a pretty fair taste of both the narrator, and the entire style of the novel. Give the sample a listen, if you think the snippet is funny and engaging, you will likely enjoy the book.
This book uses characters first introduced in Match Me If You Can. It is more of a spin off than a continuation. It is a delightful book full of rich characters and worth the read. Anna Fields is a great narrator. Her voices give you the flavor of the character.
Sunday Morning Reviewer
This was one os ther best books I have ever listed to (I am now up to 218 books). It is so well written, and the characters are so true to life that you feel like you know them. The book is witty and keeps you captivated to the very end. I wanted the book to go on and on and not end. I am now downloading the rest of her books and can not wait to start another one.
A predictable plot, cardboard characters, and a narrator who makes the story sag and drag. Her voice changes for male characters make them sound brainless.
I loved it. It was hilarious. I couldn't stop listening. Of course the story was unrealistic, a soap opera with a happy ending. Nevertheless, it gave me a happy, warm feeling and I was sorry that it came to an end, so much so that I listened to the ending twice!