Researcher, editor, writer, francophone, anglophile. Started listening to audiobooks to conciliate my love of knitting and novels.
Honestly, I liked it. It was one of my "gym audiobooks." I choose stories that don't need too much concentration, but are entertaining enough to keep my attention while I'm sweating away on the bike/treadmill/elliptical.
I give it a 3.5 star rating. I like Julie Garwood, but I find her male characters are caricatural, stereotypical and predictable. There was absolutely not depth in the main male character's personality. Personally, aside his "rock hard manly muscles," he had not a lot going for him. He was thoughtful though, I will give him that. And gentlemanly.
The narrator was great! I'd only recommend it if it was on sale. I'd save my precious credits for something else.
This book was very enjoyable. The narrator had some quirks that I had to ignore. Pausing in strange places and emphasizing odd words, but on the whole it didn't detract from the book.
Definitely not Garwood's usual style but I enjoyed her foray into a new venue.
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
A little over the top, i mean how many people have several different people wanting to kill them for different reasons? I enjoyed it none the less though, it kept me entertained and in the end that's why I listen to books in the first place.
i like how Ellie had the absolute worst luck EVER but she still got an amazing man.
yes. you never knew when that psycho was gonna pop up and then there was that stinking hit man.
Ellie of course.
yes. i loved how even though Max was really busy with his assignment he still helped Ellie's sister. that was so sweet.
Totally addicted to Audible.
I almost did not get this book on the $4.95 sale because of some of the reviews but I found it to be just what it is - a light romance. Hard to beat for the money.
One of the best!
It kept my interest from beginning to end, can't say there's any special moments.
I can't remember if I've heard her before, but she's good. A pleasant voice. Some voices are not easy to listen to, but hers is.
I enjoyed this book more than any I've heard in a long time. I would certainly recommend it to others.
It's an easy and good escape-from-the-day piece. Not taxing in any way yet not totally predictable either.
The mean twin sister who was just so awful, I couldn't hardly believe some of the things that came out of her mouth! Just plain fun.
Could have used more Southern accent for the twin sisters.
The plot was good. Just the right amount of romance and suspense.
This is a good light read. Just right.
The last couple of Garwood contemporaries have been a bit disappointing in my opinion, but her lastest offering, The Ideal Man, does not disappoint. This is the Julie Garwood I have read for 30 years. Love the characters and the plot line was believable. This audio book will be one of my annual re-reads. The narrator was ok, but didn't seem engaged in the story as some narrators are when reading the story. Overall this book is a keeper. Love, love, loved it.
Not quite on the edge but it did manage to keep me engaged in the story.
I didn't find that she brought anything special to the experience.