I enjoyed the beginning more than the middle of the book. The reader often made Abigail sound like a robot when she was with her boyfriend. Sometimes it annoyed me and I would have to take a break.
The end was satisfying.
It's probably for those who enjoy formulaic pulp like Nicholas Sparks, James Patterson or Mills & Boon.
Yes. I will never buy anything from this author ever again.
She has a whining teenage voice.
Anger. This book proved to me that mediocrity reigns supreme in so-called bestselling fiction. It honestly felt as if it had been written by a twelve-year-old girl. To call this "broad" is a complimentary understatement; in truth it must appeal to people who can't mange a book of any depth whatsoever.
This is the kind of sophomoric pablum that passes for a bestseller these days? I was taken aback in the first 15 minutes when the author mentions that her teenage character has an IQ of 210. Yes, 210! Albert Einstein was likely in the 180 to 190 range. An IQ of 210 makes this annoying girl one of the smartest people on the planet. It's that kind of lazy approach to basic research that tells you an author is either intellectually challenged herself or too lazy to care. She probably knows her readers won't know any better. Later, the author uses the word "restitution" when the context clearly shows she means "retribution". She does this again when she uses "encompasses" when she means "comprises". Actual malapropisms! The entire book is riddled with painfully weak writing. The author had the gall to use the phrase "bright as diamonds", if you can believe that. I was amazed that people could stand it. If you want beautiful, powerful writing where adults behave and speak like adults, try Tana French or Adrian McKinty.
So, at first I wasnt sure. I wasnt liking the lead female too much, seemed far fetched and unrealistic but I bet people like this do exist. But then it jumps up to an older her which I really like her character development. Anyways, just great book with characters that evolve, change, and grow.
I love reading but love listening even more. I listen while riding in my car, going to sleep at night, working on the computer, or just having a cup of tea.
I hated to hear it end but I loved the story and the way she told the story. I fell in love with Burt. Looking for another Nora Roberts book now. I'm not even waiting on my next credit.
I listen to this at least twice a year and it still entertains me. The performance is wonderful and I think is what makes it so enjoyable to listen to.
The story line was BORING! In fact I was rooting for the bad guys to put an end to my misery. Pages upon pages of "cooking recipes" and "kissing deeply".
The ending was quite a relief.
Well.......Ehhh........hmmmmm.... NO! Nothing comes to mind.
Russians don't really speak with Transylvanian accents. Ilia was supposed to be a Russian mobster not Count Draculla
I must admit that this is my first Nora Roberts book (!!!) other than books under her pseudonym--the In Death series. I was pleasantly surprised!! Excellent narrator and an engaging story. Highly recommended!!