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.
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.
This book is very dated. Good for women who don't understand football or are casual football fans. Back in the 90's football was not marketed heavily to women. Nice to see a book that was about real NFL teams, rules and players. Is the author from chicago, cause she seemed to know an awful lot about the streets, roads and suburbs. Got a kick out of that part cause I have family in Naperville. But otherwise, I thought this was too long. Could have been shorter or a category romance. Saw this on a list tied with Outlander as the best Romance novels ever. Not even in the same league. Typical genre romance. I probably would spend my credit elsewhere. I never really built a relationship with the main characters. The hero seems like a rip off of Brett Farve, down to the "working man's quarterback, the Southern college he went to and the dark blonde hair. Hmm...