Don't buy this. By the end of the book I was just wanting it to be over. Long and drawn out with no real purpose to it after a while. She does, but she doesn't. She does, but she can't. It got old real quick. Not to mention I found myself resigned to the fact the kid was going to die and nothing could be done. Which just makes the miracle at the end all that more unbelievable. I mean it is a romance it's supposed to have a happy ending, but please make me believe it. And the narration was just bad. The men's voices were just plain awful and the women's were laughable at best. Save your time and money. It's best used for something else.
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
Oh absolutely. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. A single mom with a very sick child looking for someone who can fund research for a cure of her son's disease. Any mother can relate to the story because when you have a sick child you will do anything to save him. Even the cheese parts like her
The ending, although I can't explain why because I would ruin the story to anyone who has not listened to it... But the ending is good, very very good. ;)
Therese Plummer is the best narrator ever. Her voice is pleasant and you can always differentiate each character.
Yes, it's nice, sweet, romantic, sexy... One of my favorite Susan Mallery books.
I recommend this book to all moms and to people who like Harlequin type romantic stories.
This was not a stay-up-late-because-I-can't-turn-it-off book. In fact, a few times I took a break and listened to something else. But, I did come back, and the story gets better and better as it goes along. Stick with it!
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
Someone who wants to hear a story based completely in 'Fantasy Land'. The premise is silly and becomes more unbelievable [not in a good way] as the story continues.
Maybe I'm being a bit harsh but I wouldn't even recommend it as a 'beach or chick' read and is one of the 2 or 3 books I feel was a waste of my time.
Publishers Summary- Wanted: Single mom seeks billionaire's pocketbook to fund dying son's research cure. Will seduce if necessary. Blackmail is not out of the question. Miracles welcome.
Cynical billionaire seeks working mom with a heart of gold for PR campaign to improve his standing in the community. Must be willing to attend social events. Anyone looking for love need not apply.
It seemed like the perfect match...until the unthinkable happened.
©2008 Susan Mallery
The story becomes more unrealistic as it goes along. The author seemed to try to include every horrible thing that could happen to her characters (both) characters and the ending....Ah, I HATE SPOILERS so I'll say the ending was unrealistic as well.
She was good and did help me stay engaged to the story.
Not a thing - she did well for the material.
Other reviews say they were moved to tears and thrown into fits of laughter-none of that from me. Average to less than average fluff.
Wanted: to be relieved from dying child book when looking for a simple fun romance. I am not sure how the idea of mixing in one dead child and a dying one became a great foundation for a romance book. It just seems to me... kinda, i don't know, depressing, sad, and all around- not fun. This is why I usually stray away from Non-Fiction. If i really wanted my pleasure reading to be real life... then sure, but this is supposed to be for FUN! This book, not fun. I mean, I see the fantasy in it.
Single mother, on the brink of poverty, sick child, cue the billionaire.
But this book focuses too much on the process of "finding a cure" (which, cough, is totally and completely bogus... plus i work in scientific research, and i just had to continuously roll my eyes... which brings me back to why i don't read "real life" books). So, had she just ditched the "cure" story plot line, i'm sure i would have enjoyed it more. Since she didn't... i don't like this book. not credit worthy. Drags on. NOT a normal susan mallery book. Usually her reads are laugh out loud funny, with romance whipped in!
This one just left me wanting to get put out of my misery.
Nathans love and care he showed for Cody and Carrie
whe Nathan told Cody that he loved his mom
Love Therese Plummer. I find that I don't search out authors, but instead I look for books that she narrates
I cried when Cody asked his mom to let him die
a couple of pretty interesting twists and turns. I would have liked to had a book 2, that took me from Cody's healing to their marriage. It jumped too fast at the end.
There's a lot to like about this moving novel. It features a hard-working single mom, a witty but sick little boy, a billionaire fighting personal demons, and even an older woman who serves as a substitute mother figure. More than likely, the first time you listen to this book you will both smile and cry. Unfortunately, there were some problems with the storyline. It's hard to explain them without giving away too much of the story. But basically, the story just seemed a little too oversimplified. The author seems to overemphasize, or overly repeat, the issues the two main characters are facing. I'm not sure how the author could have fixed this...perhaps throwing in a few more curve balls so the storyline didn't seem so flat.
If you are familiar with Therese Plummer's narration, you'll find she performs up to her normal standards. Sometimes her narration can be a bit awkward. But overall, I thought she did a good job.
All in all, I would say this is an emotional, but feel good novel with a sweet love story.
I just love how Susan makes you laugh one moment and your crying the next.
It just pulls on your heart strings just love the relationship with Cody and his Mom so warming
Susan makes you laugh through out the book so refreshing
Therese Plummer did an amazing job!!!!!!
Once you read this book it stays with you in such a great way, I think back to certian parts and I just start laughing, but on that note Kleenex is recommended !!
First, let me say this was the best narration! Fantastic Job!
What will a mother do to save her only child...pretty much anything! This book is filled with such heartwarming emotions. The tenacious heroine will do anything for her son. She will leap tall buildings and find a cure! This book kept me on my emotional toes. I was either laughing out loud or sobbing. What a wonderful story. I will certainly be listening to this one again.
An avid audible book listener!
Very light reading.
The interaction between the wealthy loner and the frantic mom was very moving! There were a few moments that brought tears to my eyes as she dealt with her dying son.