Too give a little POV about my opinion, I'll say I do like romance novels, but I do prefer them as a subplot, with a mytery or other drama taking center stage. I prefer them to be realistic, without them being saccharine sweet. My two favorite series' are In Death and Stephanie Plum.
This book is long, drawn out, and boring. The main character was overly focused on her "O". Sexual encounters can still be pleasant without an "O", but she doesn't seem to realize that. And, please, pretty please, can you just say "orgasm" once? Speaking of which, the main character's relationship with her "O" is extremely off the deep end. She speaks of her "O" like it's a person- a red headed mermaid? The side story with the friends hooking up with the wrong ones is incredibly unrealistic and SO childish. The banter between Caroline and Simon is cute at first, but quickly morphs into childish and immature. When I first started this book, I thought the characters were older, due to their references to 80s pop culture and lifestyle. I thought it was bizarre that 30-40 somethings would be quite so immature, but let it go. When I found out they were mid to late 20s, it really disconnected the characters from the (very weak) story. I'm 80ish% of the way through this story and cannot force myself to care enough to finish it.
Unfortunately, this book was a no-go for me.
The story is ok as far as romance novels go. But the plot is pretty obvious and the premise of losing the "O" is sort of stupid.
The story is too focused on the sex and not enough about the relationship.
The narrator is able to change characters, but the male voices all sound about the same.
Everything.... I'm ashamed I tried this
Horrible. Horrible. Horrible. From the story to narration and everything in between. Horrible .....
Great audio version. Funny bits were delivered wondrously, sexy bits too. The general delivery and tone matched what I'd had in my head when I first read the book.
This book was just ok. It ended nicely and had some memorable moments but the conflict sequence; her personal struggle; his confusion about what love is yada yada yada took too long.
Also the story telling is bland. They teach you in high school writing classes to paint a picture not just plainly state the situation. The writer missed that class.
I loved this series, specifically Wallbanger, Rusty Nailed and Last Call...when i read Wallbanger, I thought kind of silly, and yet laugh out loud funny - and ultimately sexy. The series is not gratuitous though the title suggests it - I have not read the other two, but these three books together, are amazing..an excellent trilogy. They may not be exciting for some, but they are funny, not absurdly so, I felt like we were taking some pages from the lives of true friends. No, no-one almost dies, no-evil plot is happening to take over one person with a sordid past, and yet you find yourself drawn in and flowing along the River that is the Simon and Caroline relationship. Both of them were living their lives until suddenly, the one they didn't "know" they were waiting for showed up. Simon and Caroline are a beautiful endearing couple. When someone says something wrong or gets moody, it doesn't mean the end of their relationship, they aren't divided by a misunderstanding for months - and when there is a misunderstanding they work it out. Read these three books of this series, in order and Listen to them, while I thought this narrator was a little old sounding for this character, i grew to like her and her enthusiasm and I loved Caroline and Simon, they were sweet, flawed, loyal and beautiful - and Clive (the cat) was just a bonus - a really enjoyable bonus and I love how Simon falls in love with him and assumes he is part of his family and talks to him. So glad I didn't listen to the negative reviews on Rusty Nailed saying it was boring. For me these characters and their stories were anything but..and there was no more sex in Rusty Nailed than any other book and less than many. I have listened to so many series and this one was light, refreshing tender humanity - don't miss these three books of this series...either in the reading or the listening. It kind of evolved into a really fine wine.
Yes. This was such a comical book. Whenever I need a good laugh this will be the book I go to.
She was fantastic. I can't imagine reading this book out loud and yet she did it so well.
Caroline and Simon
This was such a great listen. I've been wanting to read it for awhile but didn't have the time. I'm actually glad that I did the audio first.