I was excited to read this book due to the star rating. Boy was I bamboozled. The story builds up to make him look like a member of a freaky sex club and she a former victum of a horrific sexually abusive relationship. The story was long winded and drawn out. It really didnt have much of a plot. I thought that Gabriel was a pompus jerk and Julianne was a prudish fridged twit. Thinking about it they were perfect for each other. I like men who are swoon worthy and strong who make a wonan feel cherished adored but take charge and be a man. He didnt fit that bill. Listening to the story line and the way it was built up I thought her past lover really did a number on her but when she told her story all he did was cheat on her and they were not even in a serious relationship (holding hands, political dinners and long distance love letters). The worst he did was sing the Nine Inch Nails song "Animal" to her. Later her past lover out of the blue, storms into her dads house at one point of the book and attacks her. There was no telling of violence in their past and made me think I skipped a part of the book. It made no sense to me but I will tell you that was probably the most exciting part of the book. When Gabriel and Julianne finally do the "deed" (which is the last hour of the book by the way)he damn near wrapped her in bubble wrap before sex.
This book is one big build of nothing with no climax and no big "O". I will NOT waste my credit on the next book. If you think this is anything like FSOG ...tortured souls yes....hot romance.....its not.
The book starts out slow and felt as if the narrator couldn't get into the story at first, however Shayna Thibodeaux really gets into her character as the books goes on bringing the characters to life as they began to bond and form this wild romantic relationship. I really didn't appreciate her narration and pick up on the way the female character was feeling unsure about her future and her standing with her family until she meets our sweet filthy boy.
The story is funny and embarrassing and totally worth a listen. It is a perfect love story for those who love the adventure of just picking up and running away to get to know the perfect stranger in the most romantic city in the world. It isn't fluffy or light. It is raw and sexual. If you are sensitive to dirty talk and hot sex scenes this isn't for you. For the rest of you ……buy buy buy
I don't know. Yes I loved the story and the message behind it, and it left a big impact on my heart. However, it was sad. I look at cancer patients in a whole new light and respect. A person is not their disease. They deserve dignity. I do hope the movie lives up to the hype.
Kate Rudd did a great job as usual. I love her narrations.
The immense relief that she felt when she got the final letter. I felt the characters triumph and release she needed to go forward.
FIOS being a YA book should be read by all ages. Mr. Green weaves a difficult subject line however sheds light on how a person with cancer views life through not so rosy glasses. I will always think of this book fondly.
Once again Darynda Jones and Lorelei King are a power house duo. The story continues on from the 5th book bringing back the favorites but introducing new characters. I hope this series never ends. I always love the way Charlie Davidson blends her personal story with her investigations. I always look forward to the beginning to each chapter to hear the latest bumper sticker or T-shirt. I would totally wear theses t-shirts. DJ is my all time favorite writer. Her stories never get old or played out. Her style of story line of the life of a grim reaper is original and the humor is just top notch. Cant wait for the next book. For now I think I am going to start the series over and enjoy it again…..and place an order for some t-shirts on her web site.
This story was just not good. I was encouraged by the reviews I read but I found myself rolling my eyes every time she mentioned (which is often) how her tummy got squishy when she was with her man. Ugh!! I felt it was written by a high school student and could imagine she was giggling when writing the sex scenes. Just awful. Pass on this one people. I love a book with a great alpha male but there was so much missing in this story that it didn't make sense. I felt nothing for the characters. Narration was good but I felt sorry that the narrator had to endure reading this junk.
This is perfect for G.O.T. fans who want a little more detailed information about the characters in the book. Once you finish listening to the book you are just amazed how much detail goes into George R R Martins books. The author of Winter is Coming gives reference to pages, chapters and show episodes to give merit to her theory as well as ties historical fact that has some parallel relations to G.O.T. Yes you can get this information on line and blogs for the show however the narrator is excellent and all the information is right here in this book.
The narration was great.
Alessandro. He was soft spoken and witty. Also liked her English friend. She was a hoot.
When Alessandro came to her the day before his final step into the priesthood.
I can tell you I was really disappointed with the out come of this book. I would have chosen the other path for sure. I get her bond with one man but I felt true love with the Second. Great story though. I really didn't want to go to work and just stay home under the covers and finish it.
It was a good story but I wouldn't listen to it again. I guess you can call it one shot goodness.
When the story started pulling together. When Carson and Delaney get back together after misguided breakup, they figured out that the ill mother of the new kid in town was no longer alive. Piecing together who was making the group of friends think that it was the curse of Falcon Lake, this story starts to have a great build. Lots of twist to the story. One thing I was disappointed in is that this is book 2. I was given this book early to review and found out after 3/4 of the way through the book.
All of them. I am a huge fan of Therese Plumber. I also follow her narration to other books. She is great a voice work. Little known fact she also narrates under Savannah Richards.
I enjoyed this book. I will go back and read/listen to the first one. I felt like I was missing a few things.
When they bring back all the old friends. It's like coming home and seeing old friends. Laughing about their stupid little quirks and knowing you can count on these friends for anything
I always wanted Jeaniene Frost to write a scenario if Kat and Bones were confronted with a situation of becoming parents. She pulled it off.
I always loved Bones but this time around Bones sounded more formal. Not his usual hood brit. He sounded a but more polished. More like Ian.
This Kitten can't be tamed!!
Mrs. Frost never disappoints. I always look forward to her books and her story never gets old. I hope this isn't an end to the series. I will be totally crushed.
Story was a bit flat for me. This was my first Kristan Higgins book and I am not sure I will be over the moon to download another book written by her. I couldn't understand when the male love interest showed now outward physical attraction but did show annoyance would there ever be a draw for the reader. I am glad to report that she kept the mention of her super support under ware to a short description. It was an ok read but I was finding myself looking through my i-pod to see what was next to look forward too. I can honestly tell you the narrator wore me out with the breathy reading. Someone please get her an oxygen tank PLEASE!!!
This was total fiction for me. I however I did like the story and where it went. I would have loved to run away from family, friends and life in general but that is why I read. The characters were developed nicely, hearing from both sides of the story. I would have liked a male to narrate the mans view in this book but the narrator did well enough. It took a while to build and felt enveloped at the end of the book completely. That for me made it a good read…..but not great. I love the idea of how fate draws us to one another however, the book could have started out a bit stronger.
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