And again and again and again! I couldn't put this DOWN! Loved all aspects of this book, and can't wait to read Davy's book (already have it... just waiting now!). This book was all over the place, but somehow... Cruise can pull it off and make it just glow!
Single mayor, young motherless child, struggling porn producers, murder, nosey small town, and a hoopla of hilarious family.... oh ya, and romance! who knew it was such an awesome combo!
Looking back, I can usually tell how much I truly enjoyed a book by the length at which it takes me to finish. If i stay up late just to listen a bit more- or can't wait to do laundry or vaccum or any other house hold task just to sneak a listen! This was not one of those books however. I found myself laboring to finish it just so I could move on. While I wanted to know the end..and i wanted to see how things would turn out, I just didn't care at the same time. The characters are only slightly interesting- at best. Plus the narration was only so-so. I won't be re-reading it, nor am I that intrigued to try out any other of Elizabeth Hoyt's books. Sad- because they seem to have such a following too. Just couldn't see what all the hype was about.
I really have enjoyed the last books of the Marriage Series. But this one, just didn't see to have the same charisma, or chemistry as the others. I found my mind wandering during different scenes. Plain to say, this book just did not hold my interest the way the Marriage Bargain or the Marriage Mistake did! While it was fun to see where all the other characters ended up- I won't be reading this one again. Excellent narration though!
Captivating, twists and turns, beautiful story development. The last 1/4 moved a little slow- but overall, amazing. A definite re-read! narration is AMAZING. Sometimes I feel that if I were to read the book, I would enjoy it better- but the narration probably MAKES this book. Wouldn't dream of reading it on my own. So credit worthy! Off to use another credit on Ms. Kinsale
Coming right at you- Davy Dempsey's Story. And of course, Davy's story couldn't be very straight forward, could it. Thats what makes him the most cunning of the Dempsey's. So when you throw: Betty, Veronica, Scarlet and ....wait... yes Matilda, or shall we call her Tilda... you get one hell of mix- plus alot of names to keep track of. And she's not the only one wandering around with multiple "identities". Hello Louise. Plus add Pops into the story mix and its just one big 'ole Dempsey party with a Clea on top. literally. Has plenty of humor to keep the story moving (plus the narrator doesn't pause of a breath - which definitely keeps the pace going). Although it could have more in the romance department, its enough to be satisfying. All in all a great story. I will probably wait awhile to re-read, but if you know me- even CONSIDERING re-reading is a compliment (blame it on a short attention span). While the beginning of the book was a bit of a snooze, wait until half way and just hold on for the ride in the closet of your life!
Julie Garwood write some awesome books. You really can't go wrong. And this goes for The Secret too. It was hard to put down and I moved through it quickly! Susan Duerden, I mean the woman has a narration talent that you cannot deny.
Although, now i'm on the otherside of this book- Its hard to remember what it was all really about. English-Scottish tensions, a brooding laird, feminist movement vibes, midwifery, a secret parentage. Was it good: yes. Will I read it again: probably not. Take what you will, and lose yourself for a several hours- but its not KMM. Oh how I hope she adds more to her highlander novels *sigh.
Wanted: to be relieved from dying child book when looking for a simple fun romance. I am not sure how the idea of mixing in one dead child and a dying one became a great foundation for a romance book. It just seems to me... kinda, i don't know, depressing, sad, and all around- not fun. This is why I usually stray away from Non-Fiction. If i really wanted my pleasure reading to be real life... then sure, but this is supposed to be for FUN! This book, not fun. I mean, I see the fantasy in it.
Single mother, on the brink of poverty, sick child, cue the billionaire.
But this book focuses too much on the process of "finding a cure" (which, cough, is totally and completely bogus... plus i work in scientific research, and i just had to continuously roll my eyes... which brings me back to why i don't read "real life" books). So, had she just ditched the "cure" story plot line, i'm sure i would have enjoyed it more. Since she didn't... i don't like this book. not credit worthy. Drags on. NOT a normal susan mallery book. Usually her reads are laugh out loud funny, with romance whipped in!
This one just left me wanting to get put out of my misery.
Wow, how have I moved so far into this genre and never picked up a Jennifer Cruise book. Shame on me. But, oh how i've remedied this conundrum! Bet me was hilarious! Although the betting did kinda get out of hand there... it was awesome. Min wasn't my favorite character ever, but I loved Cal. So while it was kinda funny to have them together... the book in its entirety made up for it, and then some. Especially if you throw in the meddling Ex's! All in all, very credit worthy!
There is just something about "pretending to be in a relationship" story line for me that will never get old. IT always sets up impossibly hilarious situations, awkward moments, and just straight up fun. Emma and Sean do not disappoint in this scenario. When grandma gets in on the fun, I just couldn't stop listening. And as per usual, the ending was worth the wait. But readers- be warned. Not all Kowalski family books are created equal. Kari and Joe was good, Emma and Sean is better! But please, skip Mitch and Paige. I forgo'ed Kevin and Beth because reviewers said stay away- and i'm glad i did.
So do yourself a favor- Jump into Emma and Sean! But be wary of the series as an entirety.
Wow, i think i finished this book in 2 days. I actually stayed up between 3 and 6am just to hear the end. I loved this story. While the narrator wasn't the best in distinguishing between male and female voices- her inflection was OUTSTANDING and made up for it! I thought Nick's character was great- awesomely flawed, and incredibly heartfelt. I loved hearing his perspective at the end when all the chips are finally laid out.
Delaney is a great character too- i mean the whole story! I've already re-read part of it. Hilarious, leaves you wanting more, and just great. DEFINITELY credit worthy, definitely re-read worthy and overall just great.
I was worried too- as i've really liked Gibson's Hockey series and haven't been crazy about some of her other books that forayed outside of that series. This has me scouring for more of her stuff!! Breathe of fresh air for contemporary romance!
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