I had to come back and read the reviews here, as I thought I might have been mistaken. I had bought the audiobook based on good reviews.
But I found it exceedingly hard to plod through this. Less than an hour in, I'm ready to give up. It is so slow. And banal. And clichéd.
I know it is a romance novel, but one gets bored with everyone being extremely handsome/beautiful and perfect. And they talk (and behave) like self-conscious teenagers on heat.
I'm about ready to give up on this erotic romance genre. A few other books also went the same way - abandoned after painfully plodding on.. Somehow they are so trite, and/or so gratuitously graphic like a biology class gone wrong, or so ridiculous that one can hardly suspend belief long enough to feel sexy or romanced!
Ah well, I still have hope that there is a good one out there. If you know of one, please tell me!
I purchased this book because it is constantly on the best seller list. Where to start? They meet and them BAM! They're in love. Then she starts to leave him, then she stays, decides to leave, stays, blah, blah, blah. And oh yea, lets wind up the first story line in the last few minutes. Terrible narration, shallow writing.
Totally addicted to Audible.
I had been wanting to get something by this author but am glad I did not spend a credit. The daily deal price of $2.95 was about what this book was worth. If you want a whole lot of sex and very little plot or character development you will like it.
this book was written in my opinion without real thought to battered women or sensitive men. I listened to two chapters which was about 45 minutes to find I just couldn't put myself thought it anymore.
Her characters changed within half an hour of meeting each other. They were just horny without any substance. She started the book with the female character being beaten and jumpy and skittish to within half an hour of meeting the male character of satisfying herself in his hot tub with him watching!! And he started off as a sensitive man noticing her bruises and decides he has to take it slowly and get her trust to within half an hour of bursting in on her and invading her privacy. This would not happen in the real world and is just ridiculous.
Yes, she read the book well.
I would never listen or read to another of this authors. Its a real let down.
This was all sex. I like a story that's at least believable. Really engagement after a week with sex as a foundation! They'll be divorced in 3 months.
Poor development of characters, too much sex, no story. Come on - people don't haive sex five times in a row - the synapses will not fire once membrane potential is met.
No, but she has a very nice voice.
Eva Kaminsky has a very soothing voice.
Don't think I'll listen to any more of this series. Sorry - I really want to like books
Ok I read the reviews of this book and thought it sounded good. I did not hate the book but something just did not click. What young person has a passion for quilting??? I don't even know people in their 40's that have this type of passion. Then all of a sudden she is great at working with wardrobes. I don't know it just did not flow for me. The whole ex-husband coming after her was just sort of dropped and then boom he appears at the end. Not surprising but not really connecting the story. Also the immediate spark between the two is a little over the top. I like romance but for me this was a bit too mushy. The whole story took place in 4 days and it just did not work for me. I did like the narrator so that was a good point. I just think that the book needed more content and that there was potential for it to be better. Maybe the other books in the series will have a stronger plot. If you are looking for a love story that is very typicall then this is one for you.
I like a little sex in my book not a little book in my sex. Geezs they were bopped each other all the time ,more story please!
TOOOOOOO MUCH SEX
The setting (a winery) - the male character (a photographer) - and the female character (a battered woman intent on making her own way) are a recipe for fun...and the author does not disappoint! This is my first Bella Andre book, but it won't be my last...book 2 and book 3 of the Sullivans are already on my wish list!
It reminded me a bit of Sarah Mayberry's "All over you" - in that the female lead had been totally burned before and needed a lot of space and tenderness before she was willing to lay it all on the line again.
Chase Sullivan's patience and genuine caring really touched me. He was such a wonderful and kind character...and yet the author was able to make him a strong exciting male lead at the same time.
I am already looking forward to book 2 (Marcus's story). The author did a great job of only giving me a tiny peek into his character and making me drool for more!
I love a good romance but this book had none…Boy meets girl, takes her home, they end up together the next night and fall madly in love. This book had too much "steam" and no story/romance. If you took out all the steamy scenes this book would be a 10 minute listen.
Gimme a good story and I'm happy!
If the story had been even marginally believable, I would have at least put this down as entertaining. I had enjoyed the book when I read it, but having to listen to the hero say "Lovely" over and over again, made me want to lose my lunch.
The treacly sweetness of the love story.
She was the only highlight of this book. She has a great voice for the female dialogue and she emotes nicely. When she reads the male parts though, she deepens her voice and it makes her affect flat. That aside, EK's reading was the one thing that kept me going until the end.
Sadly, Chase and Chloe, the hero and heroine!
I had liked the first four books in this series when I read them, which is usually at night before falling asleep. However, listening to the Look of Love in broad daylight when I'm in the school pick-up line was like getting doused with cold water. Totally unbelievable and over-the-top with tender feelings and lust. It was just icky!!!Thankfully, I only spent $1.99 for it. Even with that, I'm seriously contemplating returning Book 2 which was also $1.99.