The story was pretty good, though the protagonist was a little too alpha male for me. Also I liked the idea of two narrators (one male, one female). However, the voice of the female narrator quickly got annoying. Her narrator voice was fine, but the character voice for the protagonist female was nasally and winy. It was a quick listen despite that.
While I did like Sizzle, it didn't live up to its title for me. My actual rating for this audiobook would be 2.5 stars. The only humor came from the bumbling antics of Milo (which eventually only engendered a smirk or an eyeroll) and Lyra's grandmother. And the connection between the two protagonist seemed superficial/weak. With Sam coming across as a much stronger character than uninteresting Lyra could ever be. I couldn't take Lyra as a smart adult woman seriously, let alone a seductress. Also, there was a time near the end where I fell into a big plot-hole, when Lyra's muted cell phone was supposed to provide the captured confession of a bad guy. Because a muted cell phone wouldn't catch anything from the person holding the cell phone- the point of the Mute button. But it was nice to see how the Kincaid line("The Bride" and "The Wedding") has progressed. So overall it came across as something that would have past the muster better in the early 90s. Where the young, beautiful heroine and handsome mature (older) man meet and fall in lust then love.
This series is basically a more adult version of Gargoyles The Animated Series, where instead of Eliza Maza, NYPD Detective, we have Margrit Knight, lawyer. All in all this story follows the typical format for supernatural suspense/adventure stories. Which is it's downfall, often the heroin came across as smart and a smarta@$ but also intelligent and foolish/brave depending on the moment. However, what annoyed me most is that it seemed as though only one person could be smart at a time in any scene to progress the action or plot. Overall, if you like heroins in the vein of Anita Blake (ending at Blue Moon and without the killer martial arts skills) then you'll know what to expect from Margrit.
Here Phillips offers a pretty good story, however, more background on the main female character would have helped me understand her better. I would have loved it if her mother somehow entered the story. But she didn't, giving most of the development to the male lead. There the story is at it's most interesting. The story forces the levity a bit, but it's still a good listen by a reader who has done other Phillips books.
Though dated, the O'Hurrly series is one of the best that Nora Roberts has done. This book of the series is a straight romance unlike two of the other books in the series and allows Roberts to focus on the characters and their development. Worth a listen.
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