Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
Great Contemporary Romance premise. Love the accents. Hated the "martyr" attitude.
The most interesting aspect of the story was how tolerant Braden was of Jocelyn's issues. I mean the guy has to be a Saint to put up with her whole "whoa is me" character throughout the ENTIRE book.
When Braden yells at Jocelyn to put her BS aside and stick by her friend that needs her.
Yes, frustration that I put up with her disturbing persona for the entire book. I stuck it out because I like all the other characters a lot.
With all this said, I can't wait for the next book...Down London Road...to come out in audible format. I'm hoping that the lead female character won't be such a drama queen in that one.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
Unfortunately I cannot. I just did not find this book as interesting as I thought it would be. I kept expecting to get drawn in but it just never happened.
I don't know. I think I needed more information about the characters. Maybe more drama. Maybe more flaws. I think it may have been a little unrealistic.
Well I think she did a good job. She was not bad at all, but I was thrown off in the sense that she sounded like a teenager. She sounded very young like her voice wasn't appropriate for the adult activities.
No. I can't say that I would.
This book has some good reviews but it doesn't click for me. I have heard many romances and this one just lacked that chemistry. I honestly would not recommend it.
Give me a Hot Sexy Book, with a good story to listen to, have that "OH MY" sigh, Love most of what I have, but want more. Tell me it ALL!
So much of what Joss went thru in life, I remember from my losses and shutting down. So many tears I cried knowing that I know exactly what the Author was portraying. Scary, that she the (Author) knew how she felt inside and how to lock it away. But the fact they she (Jocelyn) had someone so strong (Braden) makes this a great story. So glad I have it now in my library. And even sadder I waited so long to listen to it. Great book.
I think because of her courage, and what she endured it would be Jocelyn. Excellent
OH listening to this was better for me. Reading this I may of put it down never to return to il. Listening to it, I let it flow thru me and was able to process so much. I could lay back and let the tears fall as she fell apart and knew what she was feeling. Listening to books make is so much easier to handle than reading when it's a touch pill to swallow. Sometimes I just need to let it wash over me and let either the tears and laughter take over. And Paula Costello is amazing with her Scotland portrayals of these people in her life, no doubt I could here it so much in her Scottish heritage in her English portrayal as well. She was most excellent. Well done And can I say there is nothing sexier than a deep Males Scotland accent, They make four letter words sound exotic, I can't explain it, but they just make them sound sexy and not forbidden as others do. Some Brits do as well at portraying them as well.
She lost at young age, only to learn to love again so far away from what was familiar to her.
I kept this book on hold until after my mother birthday the 9th of September. Knowing what I read and had heard there were going to be parts that would be so familiar to me as a reader. So I withheld this one. Purposely, I had to know it was going to be hard. And since I just lost my own loved ones, I had to wait until her birthday to listen to this. But once I have now, I am sorry that I waited. It shows how love, true unconditional love, can bring you thru anything,.and preceded wrongly it could destroy what has taken so long to build you up. One of the hardest of emotions, Grief. And one of those seven of deadly's that tag along with Grief is Pride that had this girl by the throat and was choking her and was not going to let her go, she was going to need that stronger person to help her. To snap out of it But while she was this hard core women she was a witty, strong willed, hard to deal with person, that most would not even cross. She was a soft human under all that ugliness she that held those sorrowful emotions that were killing her to have a happy life. And he saw it. He was determined to save her from no other than,,,, herself. Yep it was her doing so much harm by not letting the people around her in.. This is a story of strong true love, sadness, warmth, friendships, and let me say this now... humor was outstanding. The strength of not letting go when it get's tough was her greatest strengths within herself, but she had other issues at hand as well. It's a beautiful HOT story that ends so perfectly. I loved every thing about it. And..oh my the sex in the story was so wonderfully put into a places when needed. I loved the humor so much I cried also at that. It showed we are human and other issues we face as lovers are out there. As I listen to books or read, I wonder why some of these things are never mentioned or addressed. I loved how he Braden held on to her with every thing he had. Never failing to show her how much he wanted to be just beside her. Her rock. So happy they did that. At the beginning,it was hard, and I even had to stop and at times just to process what she was doing. and sometimes it even repeated itself. So that is why I only gave it 4 stars. Somethings didn't need to be drawn out and lean on over and over. Just my point of view. But, this is an outstanding book, and a great listen and I can't tell you how many times you should have this book. I am sure by this time you mostly do. It took me a while to put my demons away to get to it. But oh my what a great book. It will not disappoint. These are my type of books.. Right here.. Looking forward this winter into going into the minds of her friends as well.. Happy Listening.
Love Romantic Erotica with a twist , thrill, suspense and a great story !
Really loved Paula Costello and her narration, she made the book !!!!
I did like the story and the characters but Joss and her iron box is soooo frustrating to me. You really want to slap her and tell her to get over it !!! Loved her strength and her mouthy attitude though, and Bradon ...ahhhh, sooo HOT!!! All in all a good book and good worth the money or credit .
I really enjoyed this story. It was well written, and the characters behaved in realistic ways. The narration was awesome as well. It made me laugh and cry.
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
It's a romance story that has all the good stuff. Couldn't put it down.
Aside from it just being a great listen this book is so refreshing in that Joss reflects on her issues realistically and she recognizes why she is the way she is. She evolves throughout the story. (Kind of nice to not hear a character keep reiterating their fears over and over again without a clue.). Also, it was great to hear Braden call Joss on her issues when necessary but still patient. However, there is so much more to the story that you don't feel beat down by "issues".
As for the narration--INCREDIBLE!!!
I don't know why it took me so long to download this book. As soon as I finished it I started it all over again. I'm counting down the hours to "Down London Road".
I hate when I can't put a book down because I'm bummed when its over.
I would definitely recommend this book. It was very well written and narrated. Sometimes it is really irritating when a female narrator speaks for a male character, but this book was done very well and I loved the accents. I listened to it a second time. Will definately look for more from this author.
Braden of course. He was strong and caring but also vulnerable and oh so sexy!
No, but I will look for more from her.
Too many to mention.
Curled up with a good book in my corner of the world on Sweet Grass Farm, it doesn't get any better than that!
This is not an easy love story. It's at times uncomfortable, thought provoking, and frustrating. I loved the story all the more for those very reasons. There are intensely passionate moments and very sweet "breakthrough" moments.
The narrator does an excellent performance with the different characters, male and female vocals and Scots accent.
The dialogue is believable and very humorous at times, at others just heartbreaking. Stay with it to the end. It's a very satisfying listen. Well worth the credit.
No. I was annoyed with myself for listening to it. The 2nd half was slightly better than the 1st half. If not for the sex scenes, it would have been better suited as a young adult novel.
Remove the weird "OK's."
Ugghhh. She was boring. She could not make Jos likeable. The Scottish accents were better than the American accents.
No. There was nothing left in the first story for a follow-up in a second book, thank God.
The author tried to incorporate angst, but was juvenile; I could not relate to the main character, Jos, she had "issues" she was supposed to "broken." The author fell short on fleshing out Jos' solitude and strength. Instead of being strong and silent, she was aimlessly working in bars and occasionally writing, and mostly talking with her therapist.
Say something about yourself!
I got very absorbed in this book. It was very sexy/hot; the characters were – for the most part – well developed and likeable. The narrator Paula Costello was excellent.
The story is about a young American woman x-pat that lives in Edinboro, Scotland after a tragic adolescence, and the people she meets and engages with. The author does not drag out all of the back stories but rather inserts and weaves them through the main story.
It is worth the credit!! If you like romance, all that means and so much more!