As I type this review, I can hear Luther Vandross singing in his low and silky voice "thats the power of love a song that I was never all that fond of. My teenage daughter was helping me browse titles since I had two credits burning a hole in my cyber pocket. She saw this title and squealed with delight, Mom, get this one! You'll like it, I promise!" She said the same thing about The Coldest Winter Ever, so I told her my paswwrd and had her xpress pay. I streamed it, not wanting to wait for the download and was captivated. The love story was so poignant that it brought tears to my eyes at several parts of the book. If you cry when love and justice pprevail, read this book. If you root for those who can overcome insurmountable obstacles, read this book. If you still believe that a mothers love is one of the best gifts in the world, read this book.
I loved Waiting to Exhale. I am blind so I checked it out of the library for the blind. I don't remember the name of the narator but she was good and breathed a lot of life into my girls. I read that book almost as much as I watched the movie I liked it so much. I think I was in my late 20's then and had gone through similar things as all four of the women minus the heart attack. So when I accidentally came across this title I bought instead of waiting for my credits. I've been reading this book for about two weeks now and am finally near the end. I'm sorry but I agree with everyone else about the reader and Bernadine's part isn't much better. Borrow it if you just have to read it but in my humble opinion, it doesn't measure up to the first and I honestly think I wouldn't have missed much if this sequel hadn't been published. JMHO. A side note, Robin's reader was excellent and I think her character development was on the money. The portrayal of being a single mother who is not exactly a spring chicken but is still young at heart while her body says something altogether diferent was again, rigt on the money. I also liked the way the relationship with Robin and Sparrow was described. Being a single mom of teenage daughters, it is so easy to forget where motherhood and friendship shouldn't cross.
I am probably in the minority but here goes. I am starting to think that Ms Plum and her antics are predictable and tedious. I mean, this is a grown woman and she can't decide between two men in her life. She endangers her grandmother's life on a regular basis and she is just immature! The reason I gave this book 3 out of 5 is we weren't subjected to her ever changing mind switches between the two handsome men. There were a few times when she had enteractions with them but it wasn't as sappy as other books and I liked that for the most part, she was an independent' woman. High time, too, I mean, what is she? Twenty-seven and not from an affluent family. I laughed a lot and shook my head at other times but it was a book that I enjoyed for the 5 plus hours of listening.
I'm one of these people who will read a book by an author and if it is good, I'll try again. By the third great book, believe it or not, I sometimes buy sight unseen. This wasone of those purchases. I loved the drama, the sex and the book club. Wish I could join that book club. I read the second part to this book and won't elaborate but I will say this. If you liked this one, the second won't disappoint.
i liked the story but the voice got on my last nerve. i have read audiobooks all my life and know there is away to edit all th page turning, lapses of dead air and missing words. a better editting job is needed but I look forward to more from this author.
I read the third installment, Dying For Revenge, not too long ago and was pleasantly surprised to discover this one had been released. All I can say is I hope this is not the end of the Giddian saga because the ending left me with more questions than answers. Arizona was even slicker and oilier than I remember and I thought she finally got a taste of what she so richly deserved. . I remember her from Thieve's Paradise and because there were references to that time, I actually went out and acquired another copy of that book to fill in what I may have missed years ago. For two days, this book had my attention. EJD, keep it coming. I'm no prude but those fans who are would probably approve of this latest installment as it lacked a lot of the graphic sexcapades in Waking With Enemies. Still, the scenes were hot, as usual and I can't wait to hear what happens to Giddian next. Hope Arizona gets another taste of what she deserves and this time with a permanence.
I am glad to read the comments here. On another site, a group of mature women all raved about this book so I rushed to download it s I have read all from the third installment. I love the dark mysterious Ranger but even he is starting to get on my nerves allowing this woman to pop in and out of his bed at will and play this teenage bimbo game. And what does it say for the tough guy cop and the dog who could use with some serious obedience traning. As for grandma, she needs to grow up! Maybe it is time for both of the men to have a potential love interest other than Steph just to heat things up and force this girl to make grownwoman decisions. I'm sick of hearing about that disgusting thong and what Bob did to it.
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