To relax I listen to my books. It's like yoga but better, you don't have to bend your body!!
I listen to books and love everyone of them.
At the point where they figured they loved each other.
Dan - He was as confused as Phobe.
Definitely this is written from someone who doesn't have any type of respect for certain cultures. She brings up how a team of football players are like plantation slaves and say the N word like she wants to add something like this to show her freedom of speech. Adding these type of lines makes you question the author's character. Does it seem that it's necessary to make statements like this? Period? Regardless of the character being portrayed? Also her imagination just seems like she has some issues when it comes to rape as there is a coldness about some of the writing you hear.
Besides these two things the book is what you would expect from a romance novel. Haven't heard anything so degrading of the above two things and feel she lost my interest and definitely will let anyone who was of the cultures she degraded or if they were in sexual situations that were compromising not to listen to this audio book. They would get sick hearing it.
Anything besides this. Made me not want to read anything like this author. Leaves ya feeling disdain if you have respect for all cultures.
Using cultural insensitivity so easily just makes you not want to have anything to do with the author. The narrator did a great job of portraying what the character's meant.
At least she had the same person who brought of seeing footplayers looking like plantation slaves say that seeing a group of different cultures looked like them trying to get the American Dream. She had Phoebee asking was it too much to have equal opportunities in all communities. Seems like a huge contradiction but shows people's ignorance and at least doesn't make Phoebee sound like she thinks she is better than all cultures. Fake sense of reality is shown easily by Phoebee's character when it comes to sensitivites in certain parts of the book.
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It would have made for a longer book.. but Phoebe should have escaped from the gazebo.. and there should have been marks on Dan's face from her nails.
I love this reader. Honestly, she is simply amazing. I don't know how she can manage to carry on so seamlessly and with such style hour after hour.
I wish I'd skipped this book, but I love the others in the series. And I wish there'd been a warning label on it that some content might not be appropriate for people who've experienced violent rape.
A lovely audiobook, well written and a very nice reading voice. I have listened to other audiobooks by Elizabeth Phillips and I like them all. However I would have known that this was the first in a kind of series. You can listen to them separately, but I would start with this one.
This could have been a lot better if it hadn't been so smutty - I read MMIYC and Natural Born Charmer and some other SEP books, which I remember liking - I then bought Fancy Pants and It Had To Be You, and was sorely disappointed. To read these seemed to me a definite and unexpected step into bodice ripper territory.
I was equally disappointed by the lack of wit I remember from other books by SEP. The story also seemed to be brewed on largely the same ingredients as at least two of her other books.
The narrator does a good job, as in the other books, but she will forever sound like someone a bit older than the main characters. I am not put off by it though.
I always enjoy Susan E. Phillips' books - her stories are engaging and she doesn't go about romance in a stereotypical way. You know the 2 people that are going to end up with each other but not how - so it's entertaining.
I enjoyed It Had to Be You, it is the first book in the Chicago Stars series. The narrator was good and the story line entertaining. The book was much longer than most Chick Lit Romances but it did not drag it kept you entertained. I have already purchased the next book in the series and am looking forward to reading more of Susan Elizabeth Phillips books.
This is the first book by this author that I have read and have been wondering how I missed her for so long. Have devoured all of her books since.
This book surprised me from the first line... "Phoebe Sommerville outraged everyone by bringing a French poodle and a Hungarian lover to her father's funeral." And it kept surpirsing me... unexpecected characters, humor, sweetness. While the ending was outrageous it fit the characters perfectly.
I started these books with Match Me if You Can...I think they all have the same appeal but I found MMIYC more interesting. Phoebe is a great character but not as dynamic as the other lead.