I've cherry picked my way through Shannon Stacey's Kowalski family. I really liked Keri and Joe, bypassed Kevin and Beth, LOVED Sean and Emma, and then made the mistake of reading Mitch and Paige. Bo-ring. I really liked Mitch's character, he was a strong and funny male lead. Paige was wishy-washy, boring, slightly cold, and mostly indifferent. Her backstory did not make me believe she was "oh-so-damaged" enough to have a sticky note on her fridge that read "you don't need a man" or some kind of rubbish like that.
It took me a long time to finally finish their story, and at the end- it was just ho-hum. Definitely not a re-read, or credit worthy. Sigh, should have read other reviewers- and will continue to cherry pick my way through the Kowalski family series!
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
For a predictable series, I didn't 'see' [guess] the ending of this book until about 2/3rds of the way through.
Yes, see next answer.
Yes, it is a sweet, feel good, 'vanilla' romance series. She also left a couple characters stories open to continue this series.
Steady, smooth, professional
This is MUCH MORE TAME than I usually like, but I got them on sale and it was nice filler while I wait for my favorite authors...Shayla Black, Maya Banks, etc.
Meh. Probably not. I got hooked onto the Kowalski family series largely bc of the original narrator's delivery, so it was jarring to have someone else's voice telling a continuation of the Kowalski story. I also got the Kindle version (thinking I should just read it so I could get thru the stories in order) but I think I've just gotten used to having these stories read to me by the original narrator. It was like I was missing the jokes and the witty nuances of the dialogue on my own.
Skipping to the next in this series that has the original narrator (Lauren Fortgang)
Probably a non-fiction. Performance of a fictional story with a variety of characters doesn't seem to be her thing (just based on this).... However, her reading was straightforward & basically good.
No. Even though I know better, I should never ignore other people's reviews on Audible!
Enjoyable but better listened to in series order. I've enoyed other books in the Kowalski series hence downloaded and listened to this one when it popped up in new releases. Unfortunately I spent a lot of time at the beginning trying to understand the connection to the earlier books until I realized I had skipped book 3.
the story line - it was so predictable
narrator was fine, not my favorite but she did a good job
My husband and I are enjoying this series. I like Renee Werbowski as the narrator. She has brought great voice to the characters.
I enjoyed it and wish she had given us a little more in the epilogue on how they are doing. Maybe it will in the next book about the Kowalski Brothers, which I am ready for. I checked Shannon Stacey's website. Ryan and Josh's story will not be about until next year--like I said I am ready to listen.
I don't think the narrator was as bad as the previous reviewer, but everyone has their own opinion. She is not LKing, but she was fine. I will listen to her again. I have held off reading Kevin's book because of the ratings, but think I am going to go on and purchase it.
I love books, it's my great escape.
This is book #4 is the Kowalski Family series. OK so I started with book #4, but I don’t think starting at this point detracted from the story. I took a chance on this one because it was a great price and I wanted to start a new series. It was totally worth it. I really enjoyed listening to the story of Mitch Kowalski and Paige Sullivan. These two are lost and don’t even realize it until they embark on a no string attached dating adventure. This is what I love about Romance Novels. It’s so exciting to watch these two realize they need each other. All they needed to do is take a chance on each other. The romantic scenes are tastefully done with the right amount of spice thrown in to create some very steamy scenes. Not to mention, the narration was on point. Now I am going to get the rest of this series and will listen to the rest in order. I just love it when I get a great book!!!!