Not sure where to start as it was all just soooo bad. The story line was empty. The writing over simplified. It seemed to me to be a soft Romance novel as no story was really pursued other than the lead male and female characters constantly swooning over each other in their thoughts. Their behavior in the various situations they found themselves in was completely improbable and they acted like teenagers instead of highly educated adults. It made me gag and I had to stop listening. There WAS a crime involved...I think...but the characters spent so much time thinking about the decor of her apartment or his clothes that they just never seemed to care about solving the crime. I was afraid it would just get even worse so I quit. It was a royal waste of time.
Probably something by Hilary Mantel. I know she can write.
The narrator was probably ok. She just didn't have much to work with.
All of them
Don't waste your time or credits or money on this stinker.
I love Max Daniels and Ellie characters. I thought they are a perfect match.
The relationships among the 3 sisters.
This is my first experience listening to Christina Traister. I thought she did a good job.
If you are a fan of Julie Garwood, you know her typical format for her books. Girl needs the help of boy to stay safe. Though the girl is smart and strong, she needs a man's help fighting the villain. And in the process, they grudgingly fall in love. Whether she is a damsel in distress in the highlands of Scotland and her hero is a Laird or a professional woman in modern day America and her hero is a law man.
The secret to a good Garwood book is how creative the details of the story are in her tried and true format. I happen to be a fan of Ms. Garwood. I have read the majority of her books. While this wasn't my favorite of her books, it was enjoyable. The narrator did an excellent job.
Yes, I'd recommend the book to others because it was an easy listen with very clearly defined characters. Each person is either good or bad, kind or nasty, selfless or spoiled. Sometimes it's nice to listen to a book where the good guys win out and the bad guys get their just rewards.
No surprises here, but the ending was like the book: clean, clear, happy.
Ellie was my favorite performance by the reader.
There's nothing I would have added.
This book is for the Idealist in all of us. The story was well written and well read, nothing spectacular to throw the reader's emotions or to change the reader's perception of life. It is a sweet book that gives us a look at what life should be like (at least what life should be like after a terrible event) as opposed to the reality of today. It presupposes that evil will be punished and that the good will be happy. How I wish this were a manual for human behavior.
love to read
Yes, the story was entertaining
She is caring and positive despite the tragedy in her life.
Christina brings the characters to life. They are three dimensional and believable.
I was moved when Elle told Max about her childhood stalker, and how it tore her family apart.
I enjoyed the audiobook and I would recomend it to others.
I like the way the story went into different direction, with obsess neighbor, witnessing a gun shot FBI agent and target by an assassin while falling in love with the agent who wanted to protect her.
It fits books by other authors like Sandra Brown, Linda Howard and early Jayne Ann Krentz.
I like her style.
I have listen to book more than once.
I loved this book, and it ended the way I wanted it too. So romantic, if only life could really be that way...it's a keeper, and I will read it again.
I love anything by Julie Garwood, and The Ideal Man isn't an exception, my only complaint is some of the action happened too fast. I felt like all the amazing plot twists were leading up to something big, then boom, it was over. The narration was good, all in all, well worth the listen!
Say at home mom/ wife.... Children are grown. Have 4 Grandchildren. Like to listen to books while I quilt.
I did not read book only did the audio
I really thought she nailed the voices and the expression in her voice
I enjoyed this audio book so much I had to listen all in 1 day !!
The Ideal Man was one of the best books that I have "read", from the start to the finish it was great!
I love how the flow of the story went.
Can't pick just one, I love the entire book!
I spent most of my time thinking that most of what was going on was what I would have done or said.