I listen to audiobooks mainly while commuting 90 minutes a day and when walking. Sometimes when knitting.
I like well-written chicklit and this one was pretty good. The timetravel aspect was interesting. I started to wish it was over before it quite ended and speeded up the narration but overall it was entertaining. I can recommend it for light listening.
Overseas started out rather predictable and a little confusing, but the action and surprise picks up from the middle onward. It's a fun read.
It's a time traveling novel, and as the story unfolds, events that seemed inconsequential at the beginning, suddenly take on plot-thickening significance.
Julian. I love the way Ms. LaVoy did his voice.
Again, the hero, Julian. He was believable (o.k., and desirable, too)
It's a great summer read. If you're a little bored at the beginning, press on; you'll be glad you did.
I HAVE TO SAY: NO. Way too romantic for me. Don't make men like Julian! I was glad when this was over. I purchased this book because it was a time-travel book.
No---my friends would shudder!
"Modern Kate" was a hoot! She ran Julian around like no tomorrow!
Sex scenes were just graphic enough!
Yes indeed---buy something gritty!
I will never write a review without reading the book completely. I so badly wanted to write this review that I forced my self (painfully) to finish. I wish I had the time back and that I do not have my rule about completion before review. The story is sappy and tedious.
Overseas was the book club choice because one of our members (a published author) knew Beatriz Williams. Several of us enjoyed the story because it was entertaining - what woman can't appreciate a gorgeous billionaire being in love with her & only her & always her? Some members wanted more of an explanation about "how". When love is involved, the "hows" can't always be explained...nor do they matter.
The plot wasn't the page turner that I thought it would be. Both characters thought it would be better to keep a major component of the truth from the other even knowing it could change the events. That's far too implausible for me.
The sub-plot was better than the overarching one. Add more connectivity to the company as the story goes on. More time in the past would have helped too.
She had excellent accents although the professor sounded like a hick instead of a scholar.
There were way too many scenes of the main characters talking about how much they loved each other. The book didn't present enough conflict for me to wonder if they would end up together. When poorly explained time travel and a villian you can see coming from a mile away are the only foils to the love story, I am bored.
Boring, taking forever to get to any real plot. Trying to decide if I will even listen to the last part.
While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living. Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave
I'm a romance novel junkie and this book did not disappoint. As a matter fact it was so sugary sweet that I had a tootheache by the last 5 hours of the book. Julian Ashford is the most perfect man in the entire world. He is physically appealing, protective, has a great sense of humor, apologizes when he is wrong, is a sexual dynamo and the cherry on top is that he's a billionaire. What can be better than this?
There's nothing spectacular about this book. For anyone who loves sugary sweet romance with a bit of time travel, this would be right up your alley. But honestly, as I digest this book I'm forced to admit that there is no singular part that stands out. Or that will remain with me. It's all pretty unforgettable.
I don't have a favority scene
The best way to read.
The concept of people's lives colliding. The way Julian loves Kate. The way Julian is so honorable despite his life in modern times. It is always fun to share in two people falling in love. The story is unpredictable, and just when you think all is lost, you find it may not be. Everything that happens has a reason, the reader is not aware.
Outlander and The Rose Garden. The concept is similar, but this book has its own character. The notion that lives can/will be affected through time travel and the special bonds that are formed.
She did a great job. Kate seems to have been a bit more dramatic tham I would have thought if read on paper, but the performance was true to the character and appropriate. The other characters were all distinct and very well done. She was great to listen to.
I was near tears when I thought something happened to Julian and when the couple is at the train station. Otherwise, there were many ups and downs in the story that caused varying emotional reactions for me.
This is a book that I would normally pass over, but the praise in the reviews made me think twice and I can say I am glad I listened to them and to the book. It is a very entertaining listen and well worth a credit and your time. I loved it.