I read like a madwoman all my life but now I have bad eyes. Thank goodness for audio books
The story was very boring for me. I had to make myself listen to it. Cute superstar actor meets ordinary girl. Then what? Nothing. Teenage fantasy maybe but not for adults.
32 years old and still addicted to happy endings!
Holy cow this is a L-O-N-G book! By 8 hours in I was kinda done with the relationship. Perfect girl (rich, talented, educated, kind, faithful, with excellent best friends to count on) meets perfect guy (rich, talented, educated, kind, loving, faithful, and a movie star) except they have to deal with Ryan's choice of career. Simple story. Not too many complicated feelings. I felt this was drawn out...when they got together it was sweet, but then the story dragged on….and on...and on.
The characters actually are more like real people than most books. Almost felt like a biography. The section about the neice was really funny. I knew when I saw the length it would be a total history of the characters. I enjoyed this and was happy to find a new author. Looking forward to the next installment. Worth the time and cost/credit.
If this book is any indication of what her other books are like, sadly I will not be reading them.
I am one for long stories, as long as there is some actually story to it! It was just really boring. I never lifted off the ground for me. Plus the formula is so not original. It really could use some more interesting dialogue. Just bad, boring and looonnnggg...
Mary and Kyle
It made me laugh, it made me cry, the trials and tribulations of a hometown girl who falls for a famous movie star except she does not know he is famous. The situations seem realistic, the challenges real, and the emotions run high. Good fun!
I only listened to this book because I have really enjoyed books read by Madeleine Maybe. It's not that it was terrible but incredibly predictable and really long.
I liked the characters and the narrator but I guess I am more of an action junky. The relationship develops sooooo slowly that I moved on to another book and did not finish listening to this one. The conflicts preventing the relationship just felt too contrived and drawn out.
YES I would read anything narrated by Madeline Maby, her voice is so beautiful and expressive. She really pulls you into the story and you feel the emotions each character goes through.
I would have made Ryan a bit more masculine. When we first meet him he is kind of passive and sweet which is not the type of male character I prefer. He'd be more domineering and less shy. (the shyness is only visible in the beginning of the story but as it unfolds he becomes more and more aggressive which I LOVE)
I have read other books by this narrator and I loved them all. It was her voice that caused me to fall in love with audiobooks in the first place. The only problem with that is every time I finish one of her books I'm searching for her same style in other books and I come up short every time. Miss Madeline Maby is one of a kind.
Yes, If this book were made into a movie id see it... When it comes on tv.
I thought it was weird how quickly Kyle became infatuated with Teren. That totally threw me off, one moment he wasn't there and then the next he was the whole story. I think this book is so long and so detailed that the reader loses track of what the storyline is in the sense that we forget what the conflict is. What are we waiting for? what's the build up? I think the author threw Kyle in there as a way to "cut to the chase" and give the characters a final problem to fix which brings them together so they can all have a happily ever after.
Also, I feel like at some points Teren plays stupid to the point where I want to jump through the book and choke her myself. Especially at the end when she doesn't realize what Ryan was up to and how naïve she was when the stuff was planted in the hotel room.
And the little spat Ryan and his brother had which caused Teren to get on her future brother in law is very strange. She definitely did not know him long enough to have gone off on him like that, I feel like she should have just kept herself out of it and followed Ryan when he left the first time. (I think I'm just used to the quiet woman and powerful man type stories and Teren is no where near quiet.)
Overall I think this was a great read, I recommend it to anyone looking for a good, long read that will snatch you from your own world and throw you into the lives of Teren Mitchell and Ryan Christianson.