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.
I found this modern book well written. I usually read her historical romance; but I found this book compelling.
It was a very interesting story. I liked the dual story and how Ellie overcomes her troubles with the help of Max.
I hate to say this but I really like the sister getting married. I really wanted to just slap her. She made a really big impression.
It made me laugh and think about what happens out in the bad world.
very enjoyable experience. Enjoyed the story line and the narrator was very good.
The plot was good and the book was an easy listen
I have not listened to Christina Traister before but she did a great job reading the story so others would enjoy listening.
life is a book
Good story which involved family, love, suspense and resolution....I enjoyed it.
no, however, good job
NOT really, but I did want to keep going.
Kind of a girls book...and worth the rea
I enjoyed this book.
I was slightly confused about the lead character's sister story with the Navy Seal as the timing of how long he was deployed, no contact with the sister, etc. Other than that I enjoyed the story.
This is not a good book - would not have thought that Julie Garwood wrote this book. I was really disappointed. Normally, I can't put down a Garwood novel and read it cover to cover. The conversations were choppy and the amount of detail detracted from the story because it just didn't flow. It was also such a contrived and convoluted plot that had elements that were not essential to the story and should have been left out. I wasn't able to really lose myself in the book and then it wrapped up with a few quick lines.
Oh and another horrible southern accent - narrator should have forgone that attempt.
JG is such a good writer. This is a small book compared to others but it packs a good story, well written. Great hook from the beginning, grabs you and holds you in this book. This is such smart well done narration. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects.
I would definitely listen to this book again. It has humor, romance, and even some mystery.
I can't say because it would give the ending away