this story has a lot of female drama in it. A good deal of explicit sex and sex talk. and the narrator does not know how Canadians use "eh". She also mispronounced the name of the Vancouver Canucks. It rhymes with luck, shuck, huck, muck etc. It does not rhyme with crook. Also Canadians add "eh" to the last word in the sentence, no pause. for ex. "It's been a good runeh?" or "come in out of the coldeh?" turning the sentence into a question. NO PAUSE!!! other than getting unreasonably irritated at that, the book was okay. Story a bit weak, it's a typical romance. If that is what you are looking for that's what you are getting.
wow I bought this thinking it might MIGHT help me through a boring day. Wow it was everything I really was looking for but didn't expect. The only thing that would have made this audio better for me would be different narrations. The best 2 would be from they hockey series bound, captive, drive and at any price. I think those two she be married are required to to be a set on any book. I heard each separate or with others, yet together they made a really good great.
All of Rachel Gibson's books are decent, but some of them have a special magic to them. I consider this one to be one of the really good ones. I don't know if it was the characters themselves that I liked, their situations or the little bit of humor mixed in with this story but True Love and Other Disasters ended with me feeling really good about this book, performance and purchase.
I am a reader, what can I say. I love to read; listening even more so because I can do other things while I read. Wish that we're my job!!
Looking forward to the second part. Love the author and the narrator. Rachel Gibson rocks! The Chinooks rocks as well!
I have read and listened to a lot of romance novels in my years. I'm suddenly smitten with this writer. that was a fantastic book with great characters. I caught myself busting out in laughcter over and over again.
Hard core Audble listener, been listening to recorded books since they were on casset tape...
Enjoyed it very much. Although there was a touch of SEP, it still was a good story in its own right. I did run hot and cold for the reader, liked the reading very much one moment not so much the next. I will look for other books by this author, worth a second listen.
Narrator was good with what she had to work with.. No chemistry or emotional lead up for main characters. just a lot of inner reflection ..a bit of sex..then more inner reflection about it from Faith who was a whiny , often timed dumb character. you just could not like her. Tyson his character was better developed In the other books in series. He was DULL I'm this one. 'DULL"
I found myself excited to listen and staying in my car after I was already in the driveway to keep listening! The characters were believable and charming. I laughed out loud!
I highly suggest this book!
Initially, I was not aware that this book was apart of a series by the author.
This is a stand alone book which makes it enjoyable as I didn't feel like I was missing information to fully grasp the story.
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The main character was my favorite for her dogged determination to be successful despite the lack of support and encouragement from those around her. She persevered to prove her worthy of running her dead husband's beloved hockey team.
My favorite scene is at the end when the team wins the Stanley Cup and her love interest is free to disclose their relationship.
Hockey, love and other disasters.
I thought this book was cute, but I think it tried really hard to be one of those romance novels that's super passionate, but it didn't quite get there. The first part of the story is really slow--like alright, we get that this is a forbidden romance. I really enjoy hockey, and I was looking for there to be more in the way of describing some of the game and how a team manager works, but I guess that wasn't really the point. You never know about how Faith got a hold of taking care of the team after Virgil dies, just that she's interested in Ty.
Overall, I think this story has a lot of potential, but could've panned out a bit more besides the romance part of it. I think it'd make a great film adaptation. The narration is pretty good. I like how Susan Bennett expresses worry/shock--it fits what I think the character sounds like.
Glad I got this book on sale.