I have this book in print and read it quite some time ago so I knew the story and it was still GREAT! The narrator is fantastic. It was sweet, funny, HOT, emotional and HOT. Braden and Joss are some of my favorite characters. Samantha Young will be getting all of my credits since I'll be downloading all of her books from this point forward!
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
A little disappointing as I was hoping for a wonderful romance. I would classify this book as sexy but not romantic. I found myself frustrated with the main character's lack of emotion. Because of Joss's traumatic past, she was not able to love only
"F _____". Her words not mine and there was plenty of it. That being said, the narrator was excellent. I still am in awe of how she played an American as well as a male and female from Scotland.
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.
Mainly the book is too sensual and I don't enjoy the language used in it. Also, the heroine is super angry type which can be realistic but makes the story pretty negative.
I will try to look up review rating on future books I read.
I would have generally toned down the entire sexual and language aspect of this book.
I'm an avid listener. Audio books are a mini-vacation for me. They fill my "need to read" when I don't have time - which is most of the time. Great element of multi-tasking!
Is it a character study? A romance? Soft porn? I don't think artists need to fit themselves into a genre, nor do authors, but this book has the jarring effect of moving between an almost "cozy" friendship story, to the panic attacks of a young woman with a scarred past, to extremely graphic sex scenes. I like a good romantic description as well as the next person, but....yikes! They just come out of nowhere in this book and go on and on... Pretty good narrator, moving between Scottish and American dialects, and a basic love story. You know how it will end right away. It's a good choice for those of you who like "bodice rippers."
This was not what I expected. I only bought it because of the ratings and the reviews that seemed to indicate it was an excellent book.
But it was essentially a YA book with lots of sex. The main character acted like a snotty teenager most of the time...far too much attitude. Yes, she had a tragedy in her past when she was 14, but it seemed to me that she was never grew up from that point. He was contradictory as well...one minute kind and gentle, the next controlling and cursing. I couldn't see what they saw in each other - I didn't detect any chemistry at all, even after 6 hours into it.
I finally abandoned it entirely. It would have been a waste of my time to finish it.
Not recommended for anyone over 30. You'd be bored witless.
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.