Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
I’ve found a new author and series to add to my auto buy list.
“Oh yes, Sean Kowalski. Your amazing kisses have made all rational thought fly out of my besotted brain. If only you could fill me with your magic penis, I know we’ll fall madly in love and live happily ever after.”
I love Lauren Fortgang’s narration of the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep so I wanted to check out some more of her work. I listened to books 1 & 2 in the Kowalski Family and loved the narration and writing so it was a no brainer for me to listen to this one too.
What I liked:
Everything really. Shannon Stacey knows how to write a sweet, fun and sexy romance. I love how this series is built around a family so that we get to see past couples and get glimpses of future leading characters. The Kowalski is so heart warming and fun to read that I wish I could be part of their family. From the older generation to the even the kids, Stacey has created a great world within the crazy, fun-loving family.
What I didn’t like:
Shannon Stacey and Lauren Fortgang is another great author/narrator combo that goes on my favorite list.
Will I continue this series:
YES! I’m totally hooked and already have the other books waiting for me to devour them.
Would I read this author again:
I’ve already read 2 other novels and 3 novella by Shannon Stacey so it’s safe to say YES I will continue to read her books.
I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.
I have enjoyed this whole series. It has a good feel to it.
I like Lauren Fortgang. She does a good job.
Just an overall good love story!
When Sean told Emma he loved her.
She is a good narrator. she has narrated the others in this series and I love her.
Pretend love turns real
Shannon Stacey is a good writer, her books are so happy and wonderful to listen to, this book was really good.
I love to read and I love to listen to good books! Because I can listen while I walk, its great for both my health and the health of my dog Rubi.
It was funny, witty and made me laugh out loud
Granny. ...or the cousins.....or the brother.
She reads as though she is enjoying it!
Its mental chewing gum but its damn good, worth while mental chewing gum.
Shawn.... from written character to narrator interpretation he was sexy as hell.
From the identifiable individuality of voices to the cadence and timber of her voice I just found her comfortable to listen to. You know how sometimes you hear the almost wrong accents or the way a voice always drags or drops or raises the last of every sentence? Or the way the story is a whisper or one sex isnt right? I always notice the smallest things... but this time I heard the story and the people in it. .. all I can add is 'well done'!
Without offering up the spoiler that this question asks for. ... when a game is played and they have so much fun (if that could even bw the right word) with it that I laughed so hard I tears in my eyes!
A very easy going story... predictable but still a fun take on it. The road is silly and brainless. But enjoyable. Worth a credit? If you're into harlequin style romance novels without much steam then maybe.... I say that as its price is about the same as a credit... personally I would buy it and use my credit more wisely.
There is just something about "pretending to be in a relationship" story line for me that will never get old. IT always sets up impossibly hilarious situations, awkward moments, and just straight up fun. Emma and Sean do not disappoint in this scenario. When grandma gets in on the fun, I just couldn't stop listening. And as per usual, the ending was worth the wait. But readers- be warned. Not all Kowalski family books are created equal. Kari and Joe was good, Emma and Sean is better! But please, skip Mitch and Paige. I forgo'ed Kevin and Beth because reviewers said stay away- and i'm glad i did.
So do yourself a favor- Jump into Emma and Sean! But be wary of the series as an entirety.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
It is based on a fun premise...girl needs to fill position of 'made up fiance' to ease her worried grandmother's mind.
Maybe a deeper/darker storyline
I really like Lauren Fortgang's performances. She gives each character their own voice.
The subplot of the meddling elders was a lot of fun and made me chuckle throughout.
This book is well-balanced, not stretched for too long. Predictable, but excellently simple for exercise listening. Cotton candy sweet :)
Happy, hilarious and hot
Emma -she was not whiney, could take care of her self and vulnerable at the same time.
Yes but I would have to make myself stop
I love how the author ties the characters together in her books.
Definately not worth the price even though it was on sale. It was very clicheic and there was nothing unsual about it. I could already guess everything that was going to happen before it did. Not my cup of tea, I'm afraid.