Rachel Gibson is on my list of favorite authors, and I really enjoyed this book. I took off one star simply because I wished the end hadn't come so soon...maybe if she'd tacked on an epilogue, I could have given that last one. Susan Bennett did a good job narrating. It has been difficult for me to listen to some of my other purchases because the narrators' voices got on my nerves partway through the book, but that was not a problem here. (And as a bonus, I also think she did a great job reading the steamier parts of the story!)
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.
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.
I'll probably listen to this one again!
Bella Andre's books.
I laughed, teared up, and got all hot and bothered from this book.