I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
I'm not the type of woman who reads only romance, but this is a great, fun story. I would definitely say it merits the top 5-star rating, paticularly within the genre. There is definite substance with well-developed, vivid characters who find their way into your heart, and an actual plot with interesting events. Well done as an audio production also, with a narrator who is skillfull in bringing the characters' various Texas and British accents to life.
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Didn't like the narrator as good as Susan's previous. I find that while somewhat comical, her books tend to be very predictable. I did find myself hoping the end was not far away.
I loved it, Well anything SEP writes I love. I just wish she would write more, you can't help but fall in-love with all of her characters and want to hear from them over again in other books. You read one SEP book you got to read them all. The Narrator was good but I miss Anna Fields she was so much a part of all the characters she left her stamp on them. Thank you SEP for another great audible book. Pam
Highly Recommend this funny touching account of Meg, a sassy, gutsy, success challenged young woman, who finds herself and finds Ted, a financially successful, emotionally challenged, Texas hunk. The dialog, the plot and the narrator does a wonderful job....if you listen to this you will have experienced life in Texas with all its loveable bigger than life characters. The narrator is exceptionally good as is the story! I love the fact that SEP uses familiar characters from her other stories. Now I'll have to listen to Glitter Baby and Fancy Pants again. This book is right up there with Natural Born Charmer. I'm already listening to this one a second time and I just finished it! SEP... Thank you for a wonderful vacation, please keep writing! I'm already looking forward to your next book. This one was OUTSTANDING!!!
I thought this was a sweet story. It was nice to go back to the characters that were so wonderful in the earlier books. I missed hearing their familiar voices through Anna Fields but thought Shannon Cochran did a very nice job. Narrators like Anna Fields are hard to come by, she was one of the greats. Although, as some other reviewers wrote, the story line was familiar it was still a good story. The right balance of humor and romance. It made me want to listen to the other titles again.
If this was just listed as SEP Lite, then it would be a good book. Like other reviews, this book was perhaps a bit more lazier and thinner than some of the other books by Susan. When I say lazier, she used a cast of characters from older books not because they added anything to the new story, but because it let the reader fill things in, instead of the author coming up with interesting and valid characters to support a new story. And that's where thinner comes in... The story is a repeat of Natural Born Charmer, but not quite as good. Meg is no Blue Bailey...
Keeping that in mind, if you like SEP, and it's still winter out there--it's not a bad read. Got me throught the weekend, it was -10 F out there! Just lower your expectations!
Loved the story, loved Shannon Cochran, this book was worth the long wait. Keep up the excellent work SEP, but please write faster!
She has written another of my favorites. This one brings most of the books together. I have loved all of her books, and can't say enough good things about them.
As always SEP entertains. I enjoy her books because they always have a happy ending, are very funny and quite entertaining. This is a great book to snuggle under a blanket with and just relax.