I LOVED this first book in a new series by Molly Harper.
MY BLUEGRASS BABY is SO Molly Harper, I would've known who had written it, even if her name wasn't on it. It's snarky, sarcastic, hilarious, fun, entertaining...and all of this is done so incredibly well by Amanda Ronconi, I see why she's the voice actor of choice for all of Molly's books.
This intro to a new series is contemporary, without elements of paranormal (which Molly does very, very well). I found myself empathizing painfully well with Sadie (though I don't have the same job, lifestyle, connections, profession, or even state of the union). Molly is a master of writing empathetic characters, whose emotions resonate with readers/ listeners. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the war between Josh Vaughn and Sadie Hutchins escalate and morph and include the obvious attraction. It was so rewarding watching them fall for each other....and with the tale told entirely from Sadie's point of view, it was great SEEING Josh's motivation, choices, dilemmas through Sadie's eyes.
Highly recommended for fans of contemporary romance, fans of Molly Harper's work, and everyone in between. Enjoy!
I'll listen again to revisit the main characters quick, sharp humor.
Don't drink while you are listening to this book or you will be shooting it all over when you hear what secretary does to get even....wicked senses of humor! Sarcasm at it's best and in action.
There is something about the way the character lives her integrity when she's so completely uncomfortable that inspires me and makes me wonder 'what if..." about my own life. And the great humor.
The first few chapters have some hideous editing errors that I think Audible should fix!!!! If I didn't enjoy the humor so much I'd return the book as 'defective.'
This book is so short, it's more like a novelette (with stinging humor instead of charm.)
Funny, sarcastic, funny, fast read, funny, sexy, funny, sharp, funny, charming, funny, educational, funny, wacky, funny. Have you ever thought about squirrel genitalia? Did I mention that the book is FUNNY?
You can read about Sadie Hutchins and Josh Vaughn in the synopsis of the book but that does not let you in on another great character, Kelsey, the secretary, who is also very funny with her original and quirky ways of solving problems.
I knew what was coming but it was fun to ride along on the adventure to see how the journey unfolded. I had to force myself to put the book down and get some shut eye. I’d read the book again just because it is so funny.
This is definitely a chick book like the rest of Molly Harper’s books but I do love her writing. This is one of her best.
I enjoyed this story a lot. It was on the short side but was by no means incomplete and the story itself was really cute. I'd rather have a book be short than just have words for the sake of having words. Of course this being Molly Harper it was also funny. I especially enjoyed the visit to the vent museum and the cast of characters in the marketing office was interesting although I wish we could have seen more of them. The story also made me want to visit Kentucky. I've only been there a few times but it seems like an interesting place. I really like this author and narrator pairing. Amanda Ronconi just reads the stories perfectly.
No matter what the story is, Molly Harper always seems to hit the mark! A light, beautifully written romance, you can't help but giggle and cry with. Amanda Ronconi, yet again enthralls with her narration.
The only fall back with this story is it's length.
The main character in this book tried make every sentence a sarcastic joke, very "snarky" and corny humor. There really wasn't much of a story and the characters were detestable.
I would definately preview before purchasing.
The narrator did fine, she didn't have much to work with.
Annoyance and a lot of eye rolling.
It was ok not her best work
SAME OLD ENDING
I dont Know
NO I DIDNT ENJOY THIS BOOK
It is the classic romance...you know it is coming... but the way Molly writes the dialog, and the people she invents I like and would enjoy them as friends... Amanda has the voices down and does a great job...
I love Molly Harper's novels... usually. This one - not so much. The characters, especially the women, had Harper's usual wit but were largely not well rounded out. The story - and at just over 5 hours, I'd call it a novella, rather than a novel - was as thin as gruel and a so full of simply unbelievable bits as to be distracting. She does a nice job introducing us to Kentucky but I was otherwise seriously underwhelmed and disappointed.
I note she's written a second sort novella as a sequel. I won't be spending cash or a credit on it unless, perhaps, if it turns up on a daily deal. And if her novels get any shorter, she's going to have to be reassigned to the short story category.
Amanda Roncini gets full marks for once again nailing a Harper book.