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 .
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.
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I heard that this book was a really good book. But I was very disappointed it was not worth my time or money...
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.
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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.
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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!
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a very good story. It's the first one I've read by this author but I've heard so many good reviews I had to try it. The narrator did a great job with it and did wonderful on the Scottish accents. :D
I liked Joss. She had a rough life and lost her family at a very young age. This caused her to not invest in relationships because of the fear of losing more people she loved. She moves in to a flat on Dublin Street as a flatmate to Braden's sister, Ellie (whom I loved...kinda wish she'd had her own book). When Joss and Braden first meet she tries her best to push him away because the feelings and attraction he stirs in her are frightening to someone who hides from any ties.
Braden is great. I think he did the best he could given the issues Joss had...and considering the fact that she wouldn't share her issues with anyone making them harder to get around. Braden gets Joss to agree to a "friends with benefits" arrangement but then keeps doing things that are more personal that something between just "friends". It's actually pretty cool how he manages to get past her defenses.
I was actually pretty pleased for a good part of the book. For a while Joss was doing real well it working at things with Braden. She realized she needed help with her emotional issues and was seeing a therapist. She stopped griping at Braden for behaving like more than friends and their relationship started progressing. For a while, things were going well for them.
But these books always have to have uncertainty and there's some major drama that freaks Joss out in her forward progress on her emotional issues and it breaks up Braden and Joss. Things aren't helped along by some mis-understandings (and 1 outright lie) and I wasn't sure I was liking the direction the story was heading but in the end I really did like it. The ending was really good and tied things up well leaving me with a happy and satisfied feeling once I was done.
Very good book. I'd recommend it and will probably continue with the next in the series when it comes out. :D
This was a surprisingly good listen. I continued to skip purchasing it because of the synopsis did not grab my attention; saw some reviews on Amazon and Good Reads and decided to give it a try. It was defininitely worth the credit to me.
This was such a great book! The narrator's voice was a little annoying initially but she did an awesome Irish accent especially for the main male character, whom I wanted to magically appear in real life because he seemed kinda scrumptious ...I'm just saying. Good storyline for the most part, fairly realistic, great sex scenes. I just fell in love with the characters and would love another Dublin st book!