I was unsure about this book at the beginning, but it quickly grew on me. I found myself eager to listen and not wanting to put it down. I felt the main character was believable and compelling. I enjoyed the romance and the relationships as well as the depiction of life in a small town. HOWEVER, the end was a complete disappointment and ruined the story. It was perhaps not unexpected (in term of the character's denial) but it happened way too quickly and abruptly. It turned what I had considered a good book into a disappointment. In fact, the ending was so abrupt, it seemed either like the author simply ran out of steam or an editor told her she must end it there. In either case, it was a total let down.
The story was not up to SEP's normal standards. Less detail, less compelling characters and no witty repartee.
Well, I've liked several of her books, but this one is really not up to her usual standards. I'd hesitate before I plunge into the next one.
The narrator sounded quite old - WAY too old for the main characters. Also, not enough nuance between narration and character voices. Kid voices also not well portrayed. Too squeaky and not believable. Child in the book for 12 not 4.
Disappointment. It feels like a novice ghost writer wrote this instead of SEP. There was a little bit of the familiar finesse with the Bri/Mike storyline, but nothing was developed enough - false stakes, not enough genuine tension. SEP phoned this one in. Don't bother.
I've enjoyed Jennifer Crusie's books in the past, but this one is awful - BORING. It is predictable, unrealistic, cliched. Don't waste your credit.
This is not the type of book I usually listen to, but I was hooked from the beginning. I found the main character sympathetic and compelling. A great depiction of someone who does a lot of wrong but still manages to come off as good. I also found the depiction of both the medical world and mob world interesting and enjoyed the book's humor and frankness.
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