I liked nothing about this book...ESPECIALLY the selfish and judgmental heroine. She constantly gives herself over to her inner trashy side, all the while turning her back on and thumbing her nose at her slightly seedy family and past. She did not deserve the hero and I have no idea why he even wanted her--besides their energetic monkey sex. Also, this book moved at a snail's pace with WAY too much of the heroine's inner pondering and the narrator was as annoying as the heroine she portrayed. Total waste of time and money.
This was a great listen. The story of Jane and Chase was interesting, sexy and smart. Best of all was the narrator. She made the story even better. Don't miss this one!
This book is one of my all time favorites. Until this book, I thought the Virgin River Series was the best books out there, now....not so sure this one doesn't top it.
yes, Ms Richards is my most favorite narrator. I will usually buy a book when I see she is the narrator, no matter what the genre.
would LOVE to come across more of the Dahl-Richards team in books. I would buy every one!
This story was really bad. I "read" a LOT and enjoy all different kinds of books. The author seemed like she was trying to have a 50 Shades of Gray type graphic quality with a lead character who was not only predictable but someone a person can't even make themselves root for. I actually wanted the story to end badly for the "heroine".
As for the graphic sex scenes, they were so contrived that I began fast forwarding through them.
Jane Morgan ( lead character ).
It was the perfect mix of romance, humor and a tiny bit of adventure. I loved Chase and Jane together and their dynamic was awesome. The sex scenes were hot and descriptive but weren't so long that I felt like I was reading a porno.This book kept me entertained and I was fighting a smile through a big part of it
I really liked this narrator. Her reading style didn't annoy me or get in the way. She was very expressive. With her I was able to got lost in the characters and emotions. She did an awesome job of portraying the characters attitudes.
I really liked how the characters were fleshed out in this book. All the characters, not just the main ones, were an important part of the story and made it feel more realistic and rounded, unlike some where there is a hyper focus on the two main characters. I really liked Jane. Her rough past and how she got through it was believable and not cheese or over dramatic. Chase made me smile and was a super hot and sexy :) yumalicious!
Love reading. Love listening.
I found this very entertaining and would give it another listen. The timeline between when Jane and Chase meet and when their real relationship begins is good, with character development and story movement in between. There a few laughs, and a bit of angst. I enjoyed it, and the narrator kept it going.
I believe there are 3 elements to a great romance audible book: good narration, believable plot, flawed characters and great dialogue!
This was my first book by Victoria Dahl, and I believe it is her best on audible. I enjoyed watching the relationship between the main characters Jane and Chase unfold, while Jane figured out how to deal with her sticky past with her mother and present with her brother. Savannah Richards does a great job narrating, I think this is one of the main reasons I enjoyed the book so much.
I tried out this audiobook because it was recommended based on my previous purchases of Kyra Davis' audiobooks. I was sorely mistaken! The narrator seems to read each sentence with contempt. The way that she emphasizes the last word in the sentence is really annoying. The author also includes a lot of extended, detailed soft porn scenes, including almost the entire first chapter. I don't mind short sex scenes, but this was way too much for me. It also seemed to have the setup of a porn movie, a bad girl who dresses very conservatively and secretly yearns for bad boys. The plot develops more later in the story, but I found myself irritated with the main character's obtuseness for most of the story. Don't bother with this one! If you're looking for interesting, funny, suspenseful chick lit, check out Kyra Davis' mystery books instead.
The plot compared to the other two in the series is deep,complex and realistic. The sex is hot (the narrator did a great job) although it is not as hot as Start Me Up.
Read all three in the series beginning with "Talk Me Down, Start Me Up, Lead Me On" in that order. Dahl's humor keeps you laughing out loud, sexy steamy romance with none of the character "side bar redundant drivel" that seems to be fill-in words to meet that page count quota you find in most novels.
I love these stories. The best credits I've used!