I don't know what happened or why but I agree that this book was rushed. The first of the series was great! The story was not well developed and the characters all took a 360 from the first book. Loretta got on MY LAST NERVE! The performance irked my nerve even more. They should have kept the same performance with the two different readers like the first book. Second, the storyline made NO SENSE! And was unrealistic as it pertained to the summary of events. However, I did still enjoy the book for the most part, despite Loretta losing her damn mind and whatnot. Overall, I felt the story line was chaotic, the characters were annoying and over the top dramatic and the performance was annoying and overly drawn out. Two stars from me. I'm still a fan of hers but, I won't recommend the second or third book to anyone.
Even thou Gainesville yearned for Madison, he couldn't stop showing his addiction for Lorita
Gainesville, he is one of the dumbest, smartest characters I've ever seen.
He brings the character to reality/life. You would think you're talking to the person who is telling their side of things at that moment.
Started my own bookclub in 2007 and have been expanding my book list ever since.
Seem like it was rushed. A lot of seemed to be missing and could have been builder on a little more.
Love, love, love a good book!!!
The Characters... There was no development/growth of her characters. As the listener, there was no character to feel either sorry/happy for... none you wanted to love/hate... they all fell flat.
Maybe use a different Narrator but its hard to say the writing was pretty bad.
To be honest as editor, I would throw this book in the trash.
Mary B. Morrison was the first author whose book signing I attended, which for me makes this author a little more special than all others due to the memory of our first encounter. The book signing was at a little bookstore I frequented in Inglewood California coincidently; I had strolled in just in time to hear Ms. Morrison read from Soul Mates Dissipate, her interaction with her audience was so awesome that she made new fans that day including myself immediately, I began reading "most" of her books that followed… (That said, writing this review is a bit difficult but I have to be honest). This book however, was so frustrating at times; it took me months to listen. I kept putting it down as the characters became more and more childlike. Not knowing whether the problem was the narrator Cary Hirt and wanting to give the story a real chance since I was using Audible and not actually reading the book myself, the only thing to do I felt was to get the actual book and read using my own imagination but alas, to no avail it was the writing… the book felt rushed, the story was so mediocre it felt like a 12-yr-old with a dirty mouth wrote the story. I am so sorry Mary but you disappointed me on this one. Save your money/credits skip this one!!!
Review to soon to follow. Overall it was a good read. Please check back for my review, and Happy New Year.
The story was totally unrealistic, trying too hard to add drama.
Have more than one person narrate for all the characters, male and female parts are narrated by a man. Ugh!
I saw the other bad reviews but I had to listen to get my questions answered from the first book. I was rolling my eyes throughout the entire book because it was so unrealistic. I absolutely loved the first book. I just expected a better follow-up.
If the story was more realistic and did have these farfetched story lines.
No. But it's making me never want to read another one of Mary B's books.
Mary B. needs to do her damn research. If you are going to have a legal scene then you really need to understand how the justice system works. As a law student listening to that part of the book was very frustrating. There is NO way Loretta would've gotten thirty day's in jail without her day in court. It's unconstitutional and illegal. Also, if the jury would've returned a verdict for Grandville as guilty the judge would not overrule it unless there are extenuating circumstances. Mary B. didn't even attempt to explain to us why that happened. I mean if you wanted him to be out of jail for the next book maybe you shouldn't have put him in jail in the first place. With all the money she makes with these books she can afford to hire a legal consultant. Hell all she would need to do is pick a law school and offer to pay a second or third year law student-- I am very hesitant to read her third book but I did not like this one so much I am going to give her last book a chance. The first one was good-second one suck- let's see where the third one leads us.