I had high expectations from this book. It had great reviews and has been on my reading list for quite some time. I finally purchased the audiobook which I do not recommend. The narrator reads it in a "Southern" accent which was totally annoying. I was born and raised in the South and the only time I've heard an accent even close to the narrator's was when I watched "Gone With The Wind". I really wanted to love this book. I wanted to read of the main character over coming all the obstacles of her childhood and becoming a great success. Instead 15 years later she gets revenge and the love of a boy she wanted in high school but he didn't even remember her. How far fetched is the idea that these people from Glass, Mississippi would end up crossing paths again in California 15 years later. I'm 3/4 through the book and I don't even care to know the ending I've wasted enough time. Maybe this books is written for teenagers because it's not mature enough for me.
This book was amazing. I loved the story! I was moved by the detail of the character development of the protagonist and caught off guard by some of the twists and turns the book took. Admittedly, I had to get over the faux southern accents but that was easy to do because the book was so enjoyable. This is the perfect African American chick-lit vacation book.
I absolutely loved this story! Stayed up way past my bed time to finish it too. I read a lot of romance novels and this one was such a ride. You never could nail the plot down. And that was part of the enjoyment. I was so disappointed when it ended because it left me wanting more. It felt like right when we got to the part we'd craved all throughout the book, it ends. But I loved every minute of it.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book! The storyline was believable enough with a touch of unreality - something like the main character. Speaking of Davie Jones, this book has the typical antihero plot line which works wonderfully for the story. Sometimes you love her, sometimes you're ashamed of her. At the end it all makes sense and she holds a little place in your heart. I doubt I will ever forget reading Davie's story. It was entertaining, fun and had quite the message to boot.
I am excited about discovering this author's other works.
The narrator did a good enough job. She has great intonation and interpretation of the emotions of each character. She also had the southern attitude and accent down pat. She only fell short on the foreign accents. Wooooooo Wee! Those were terrible. Lol. Thankfully they were very brief and she redeemed herself otherwise.
Pick this book. You will enjoy it.
I love this story from the very beginning until the end. It is superbly written, and the characters were completely developed. I was completely interwoven into every experience, every stage, and even the unexpected twists. I did not want it to end! I look forward to the next story from thisamazing author. It is unbelievable that this is her first book. Enjoy !!!