I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
This novel had a lot of potential. If I was the editor I would have given it back to the author and said, great characters....great start, but go back to the drawing board and work on the plot & get deeper with the characters. I thought the hero, Nick, was good, but somehow got lost at the end. The heroine Alexandra was interesting as well, but came across very barky & moody...just a little too sharp & curt with Nick, at times.
When the two characters fall in love.
I have not listened to any of Coleen Mario's other performances. I thought she did a good job, overall.
Not really....it's a pretty simple story & the plot was rather anticlimactic.
Jennifer Probst came across as a young writer. Hopefully, in the next few years she'll perfect her craft.
Someone who enjoys straightforward sappy romance. I prefer something a bit funnier. It was pretty formulaic with the over the top gorgeous characters, including (obviously) the wealthy playboy, needing to be tamed by the girl with the heart of gold.
Something by Jennifer Crusie or I may try Sophie Kinsella
Perhaps someone who wasn't quite so breathy and trying to pull off "sultry". I thought I was going to have an asthma attack just listening to it.
Narrator does nice job on characters and has lots of enthusiasm, but this story has "dated" written all over it. I just couldn't keep a straight face while listening to it.
But it does have fun characters and a strong female lead.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Probably in the middle....it had some twists but followed a predictable path.
Nicholas-a dark brooding guy who seems to be fighting everything/everyone.
She is lively and gave each character a voice & personality
No, it was pretty moderate
Enjoyable read-I'd recommend buying it on sale...not worth using a credit; in my opinion.
Gust in case the girl next door is better looking than you want to let on
The way both main characters tried to out wit one other
Yes . manage to put the story across rather well
I hated this book. I got as far as chapter 7 and decided my time was too valuable to waste one more second on it. The narrator's decision to make the female protagonist sound like Marilyn Monroe on sleeping pills was only overshadowed by the continual use of every hackneyed phrase you can think of to express lust. Really, I can't describe how silly this book was.
I've never read the print version, but as my problem is the narration, and not the story, I'd say, heck no!
The main character, Alexis, is more fleshed out than the others, so I guess her.
Anyone who is able to read and carry inflection like a normal person and not some breathy, gauzy, over-actress. She makes a good story with pretty solid dialogue and writing into a dramatic, corny, over-the-top foo-foo piece. I'm not even done with the book yet, but instead of concentrating on the story, I find my mind wandering to the review I'm going to write about the God-awful narration. Hopefully warning others will allow me to regain my focus, as the story inself has merit. I am excited that the series is completed by a different, hopefully better, narrator.
No, but the longer you listen the easier it is to ignore the horrible narrartion, so I would recommend listening in long chunks. Every time I come back to lsten after a few days, I'm always like, 'oh yeah, this crap again'. Seriously, she sounds like a 13 year old using her "adult sexy voice".
I like a light romance, but this was too cheesy for me. too cliche. I finished it, but was glad it was over.
I found the narrator for this one overly breathy and dramatic and she has a strange emphasis on some of her words. It was distracting. The story was just okay - I failed to fully engage with the characters. I may have liked the book more if I was reading it myself.
I was spending a couple of days driving & wanted something fun and easy to listen to, without the need for a lot of concentration. I got this one because it was free with my Prime membership and ended up listening to the next 2 books as well.
Not a lot of realism going on here but adults need fairytales, too. Glad I got them! Made for a quick trip.