Marriage Bargain was one of those books that I will look back on fondly, but I'm not sure it's one I will pick up again and again just because. It was a nice, intriguing romance but lacked the all-consuming plot and theme that would make me re-read/listen to it again for elements I would have missed upon first read. Don't get me wrong, I've already purchased the second book and Probst is a wonderful writer, but I just don't think it has the action that would call me back again and again.
Sigh. She was okay. I've definitely heard way worse narrations, but she made Alexa sound like she had an ever-present cold and Nicholas sound like....well I'm not quite sure, but it wasn't hot. She did great with the Italian accent, though.
level of complexity of charactors, writing style more suitable for a 14 year old reader
Petty fighting and juvinile dialog lead to stupid story line.
If it were free. I would never waste my money or credits otherwise.
The writting was so immature, the narrator could not help but be banal.
The plot was romantic
The charactor development was simular to an imaginative 14 year old. The book read like a series of short passages linked together in a disjointed fashion. The prevailing glue was the endless hackneyed dailogue of passion.
"I'll be a story in your head, but that's OK. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? The Doctor
People who like romances. I don't and can't remember why I bought this.
The part about her hiding the dogs. Funny!
The narrator sounded like she needed to blow her nose. Ruined the book for me.
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.
Say something about yourself!
Powerful alpha male...reluctant strong female lead....can she chink his well honed armour...does she even want to?
Nice hot scenes, WONDERFUL sexual tension, and lovable characters. The narrator was a bit too breathy for me, but didn't ruin anything.
I will be downloading the rest of the series ASAP!
The amusing and loving nature of the characters.
All of them! They were all so different and dynamic!
Absolutely, I listened to all three books in the span of a week and a half!
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.