Just found Susan Elizabeth Phillips and I will listen to more.
I enjoyed Anna Fields performance.
I like the humor in this book it made me laugh out loud and I will purchase more of SEP's books
As an artist busy with my hands and eyes I had to give up reading. Then audio books came into my life and I am back to over 200 books a yr.
I will listen to this book over and over.
Love all of the characters.
Anna Field is GREAT. Love all of her voices and intonations
Stayed up until 3 a.m. to finish this one.
I laughed, cried, and fell in love with the characters. I hate football but her books make me understand the passion that people have for it because of SEP's books.
I am not much of a sports fan, but this book captivated me from beginning to end. The plot is strong and the character development clear. Loved the kinky parts as well as the family drama.
I believe there are 3 elements to a great romance audible book: good narration, believable plot, flawed characters and great dialogue!
This is the first book in SEB's Chicago Stars series. It lays the foundation for all the rest of the books. In my humble opinion the story contains almost all of the elements that make a great romance: great love story (Dan is a great hero), steamy love scenes and great dialogue. The ending is a bit unbelievable, however I did not let that take away from the rest of the book.
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.
Having been through an
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.