If you like the same preface in a romance over & over, than you may like this book. First there is an instant attraction and they are thrown together. Petty fighting and lack of communication leads to poor assumptions which leads to stupid reactions causing distrust & the insecurities balloon out of proportion. The sexual tension is prolonged by every imaginable interruption. The suspense is created from the constant replay of each assuming the worst and acting upon them. Take out all the fluff, arguing & rehashing and this book will only be a few hours long. This author goes on my no-read list.
The story is great from beginning to end. Lots of action, details, realistic portrayal of people in power with prejudices against those they are threatened by. The narrator was so good, it was almost distracting. I kept being surprised by each additional unique voice he came up with. Very refreshing after having many books ruined by a really bad narrator. I'm definitely going to add Marcus Sakey and Luke Daniels to my favorites.
I like the different narrators theme. The story, however, dragged on & on. Though the wolf trivia was interesting, it was depressing how a man could throw away his family and then listen to his kids whine for hours about how they got screwed by their father. Why would that be entertaining for anyone? I couldn't take anymore and skipped to the end.
The story was formulaic, cheesy and tedious; not up to JAK standards, by any means. Throw in a narrator who is so bad, you can't tell which character is talking, male or female. She didn't even try to lower her pitch for the male voices. I will add this narrator to the bad reader list. Don't waste your credit.
I usually enjoy Jennifers books, but this one dragged on & on. Too many words, not enough substance. The narrators voice made the characters sound older than they were. I will avoid the narrator in the future.
I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie on the big screen. Out of 100 chapters, the first 30+ were filled with philosophical and religious drivel. After that it got entertaining. The narrator was fantastic. I'm now going to see the movie because of all the great reviews.
This book is about two extremely dysfunctional people who use sex as an answer for everything. He's obsessively controlling and she caves to his every command. I thought they were going to attend therapy and start to become healthy, but that didn't happen. I like a juicy sex scene occasionally throughout a well written love story. This is just trash.
It's starts out with the narrator talking so low, slow & breathy for dramatic effect, you can hardly hear her with the volume all the way up. I fluxuated between eye rolling to feeling incredulous to 'Oh Please!'. I had to increase the speed to get through the first half. These brothers are supposed to be mature, respectful, professional men, yet they are sexually obsessed and have absolutely no will power. It's all about the sex which makes for a tedious unoriginal boring story. I couldn't get through the second half. It was way too painful. There are far too many high caliber, original books out there than to waste time on this drivel.
Therese Plummer ruins the book. I enjoyed the first few Virgin River books and made the mistake of buying several more. With each book, the reader got more & more irritating because all the voices are nearly identical, especially the men. The story lines got more tedious as well. It got to be more of a small town scenario of everybody knowing everybodys' business and less interesting tale. In this book, not one, but two pastors are having premarital sex. That's really not cool. I had to delete the last few Virgin River books I had bought because I can't stand another minute listening to Therese and the morals seem to be taking a dive.
Susanna Kearsley never fails to entertain. All time travel stories are going to have some similar traits, but this one had enough originality to make it really refreshing. I enjoyed the story and the varied characters in both eras. The ending had a bit of a twist that I didn't expect. The main characters accent was a little too American sounding but not enough to detract from the story, and was otherwise excellent. This author is in my top ten favorites and look forward to her next book.
It started off good, then it became apparent it was one of THOSE cheap cookie-cutter romance novels where the same lines are repeated over and over and over. The lead characters assuming the worst, constantly whining. Same story, different names & locations, nothing original. Ugh! What a waste of a good credit.
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