I'm a bored Alabamian looking for a way to escape!
I wouldn't recommend this book unless you were interested in a Scottish accent. The story was okay...No wait, yes I would if my girlfriends and I were on a road trip. We'd all have something to say based on the characters.
If I compared it to Shades or Bared, Dublin Street would be the better book because it had characters that were more believable.
Paula Costello can do male, female, young and mature accents!!!
I couldn't take this book in one sitting. But I read it in three days.
Interesting beginning, but the story was "eh". Maybe I'm just too old for this kind of book. It really wasn't romantic. It was tiring and aggravating. I understand the main character had issues. But by the time I was a third of the way in, I was ready to put it down. Maybe I was that immature when I was twenty-three. Geez, I hope not. That's all I kept thinking when I read it.The best part was the narrator. Paula Costello could do the accents and she could perform the male and female parts. Excellent! I could listen to her read a story about paint drying and it would be wonderful.
Great storyline, very good performance and awesome sex. Just love the push and the pull between the characters. I actually admit to listening to this book a couple of times. The story in engaging and never relents. If you are looking for a steamy modern romance with a good storyline, then this is the one for you. I think I’ll have to listen to more books with Scotts in them if all men are as yummy as this one.
Being a mom, career woman & student (again) I don't have time to read and miss it. Driving to/from work/school is now fun thanks to audible!
I tried, really, to get through a good chunk of chapters to see what all the commotion was about for this book. Then I had to fast forward for it was not the best romantic book I've ever read. Love scenes weren't that steamy either.
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 .
This is the first novel that I have read/listened to by this author and I am now a fan. It had humor, romance, sex and an alpha male. The narration was fantastic. I have not listen to many books with characters that have accents. Paula Costello did an amazing job of bring the characters to life. My husband came into the room and wanted to know what I was grinning at. The book had me doing this all the way through. I laughed out loud through many parts. Jocelyn has a weird, neurotic personality but still does not come across as weak and useless. There was some good steamy sex scenes but not overkill. If you like books like Sylvia Day's "Bared To You", then you will like this one. I could have listened to it in one sitting but alas work got in the way. I love books where there is sarcastic dialogue and funny characters. I will definitely check out her next book to see how that one plays out. I will also look up other narrations by Paula.
This is my first book of SYoung. I think I will be listening to her more. This book was interesting, enjoyable and sexy. I really appreciated the manner this writer keeps you in the book because you have to find the answers. Well done. I love everything about this book.
Narration: I'm giving you a 10 Paula Costello because I normally cannot listen to a Scottish accent without getting a headache. For me you were awesome, all the "voices" were so good you could identify them and they "fit" the character. LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK!
I need more ears!
I was mesmerized by this book, even though it was difficult at times not to be frustrated by the main character's self defeating inner monologue. What made the book work was the narration by Paula Costello. She was a revelation and kept me listening long past bedtime.
The reviewer who compared this book to 'Bared to You,' must not have read them back to back, as I just did. While sexy, this book is no where near 'Bared to You,' --- if only! It could have been very hot indeed.
Absolutely fantastic. I haven't been touched by a book like this in a long time. I loved all the characters in the book, Ellie, Adam, and Dr. Pritchard.
Joss aka Jocelyn is brave, wonderful and so real. For someone so young and who had lost so much; she is incredibly self-suffient and independent. That independence keeps her safe; safe from developing close relationships with others in fear that they can lead to further loss. I saw alot of myself in Joss, my younger 22 year old self.
I love the fact the Joss knows she has issues, but that Braden, that special someone, won't let those issues stop him from forcing himself into her life. Braden was the right man, at the right time and strong enough to be with Joss.
This is what Erotic Romance should be; passionate, uplifting, real and hopeful.
I highly recommend this book.
The audiobook narrated by Paula Costello who was fabulous.
Use books for escape- typically avoid nonfiction. Enjoy action-romance, espionage/military, sci-fi. Skilled writing is most important.
This is the first I have heard of this writer and I was delighted to find that she has an original, contemporary voice and knows her craft well. The dialog was fresh, flowed well, and fit the characters exactly. This is a romance that is not written with the same, tired phrases found in every romance book (well, maybe a couple of times...).
This is a story heavy on character development rather than plot, which was predictable. Any disappointment with the predictable plot was easily overridden by the skill of the writer. The main male love interest's personality was written a bit heavy-handedly, but somehow worked.
The narrator really 'got' the main character and used a natural approach to differentiating between characters. A couple of times, I wished she had distinguished more clearly between the main character's internal and external dialog, but overall, good job.
Overall, this book was worth a listen. My only criticisms are that the sex scenes seem to become repetitious and almost boring after awhile and Braden, the main male character, uses the "F" word in every sentence--as an adjective, verb, and expletive. I finally had to start laughing because his ability to express himself was so limited by his reliance on variations that word. Actually, the female character's vocabulary wasn't much more extensive. I don't mind use of four letter words, but they lose their effectiveness when they are an integral part of every sentence.