Use books for escape- typically avoid nonfiction. Enjoy action-romance, espionage/military, sci-fi. Skilled writing is most important.
Well executed but predictable story; straight-forward, single threaded plot, watered-down legal situations. I don't regret using a credit, but I won't go out of my way recommending this one to my friends.
All business but contemporary fun!
Kyle Rhoads is entertaining and somewhat childish when he gets in his brooding mood, but sexy and sweet at the same time. The story starts with both of the characters in college, when they first met for just one night and then they met many years later randomly. Overall cute story.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
I listened to this series out of order, this was my first book...a mistake for me as I almost did not buy another from this author. Jordan's story, sister to our hero, was much better for me than this one. Then I purchased all the other 6 and I am hooked! They are all a great listen. I am now going to have to re listen to this book to truly get what I missed the first time.
I do not believe in listening to a series from the start if they are fully developed. I select a new start based on the outline. I liked the outline, but I really did not get the full enjoyment out of this story so I am going to re listen. Start with jordan story or the first book to get the
full swing of Ms James humor.
I am now a total fan of Ms White's reading....I have purchased at least 25 books that she reads, since I first purchased this book. See my other reviews on this series
No as this was my least fave of the series.
Yes. I would recommend this book as a good love story.
The shirt in a shoebox.
No, but now I will.
Okay, I am loving this series. I think what I love most about this book, and the series as a whole, is that the author creates couples that are truly good matches. Rylann is a smart & successful U.S. Attorney who is deeply passionate about her job. Kyle ends up being much more than just a billionaire heir. By the time they finally get together he is a self-made man ready to embark on a new & exciting business venture.
Compared to the previous two books, this one had fewer action scenes. Instead James seems to focus more on the emotional/psychological. One interesting, and in my opinion good, difference was that Rylann & Kyle continually reminisced about their past. James uses these memories to explain how they first met, the reasons their other serious relationships didn't work out, and how they've changed from the people they were when they first met nine years ago.
Karen White continues to do a good job as narrator. I say "good" instead of "excellent" because she has a certain style of reading that some people may not enjoy...a kind of rhythmic pattern. But I think that once you get accustomed to her voice you won't notice this pattern as much.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the two previous books in this series, and am fond of Karen White's narration. But I found this one to be lacking a bit compared to the others. I suppose I liked the suspense of the other two and this one was more of just your standard romance novel feel.
Still very enjoyable though! I will continue with this series.
While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living. Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave
Yes. I would listen to About that Night again because it's an enjoyable story and I like the characters.
The most memorable moment for me was when Kyle Rhodes shut down Twitter. I'm not the biggest fan of social networking, so the notion of this is thoroughly entertaining for me.
I have mixed feelings about Karen Whites performance.
What I like is that she obviously has a wonderful voice for narration, she's able to create and sustain different voices for each character and she's able to effectively convey the emotion of each scene. Those are the 3 factors that need to be present for me to enjoy an audio book.
HOWEVER and that's a big however-she has this way of way of narrating - specifically, but not limited to - conversations between characters in what I've named a high-low voice. I call it high-low because she'll start talking in a very pleasant falsetto, but will then suddenly drop down into a pleasant baritone-or vice versa. BUT the journey from falsetto to baritone is NOT pleasant, it's weird. I don't know anyone who talks like this in real life and if they did I would probably avoid talking to them at all.
No. There were some lovely romantic gestures made that would make most women swoon, but I wasn't especially "moved".