Retired due to injury hockey player has his hands full with out of work actress assistant.
Susan Bennett's performance was enjoyable.
Will be on my Favorite Books of 2015 list.
I had two favorites: the Rani and Sita. Both strong characters.
No but wouldn't hesitate to listen to more. She made the story come alive.
Grace has no intention of going to see her father and step-mother when she receives a formal invitation to a library function at the college where her father works. They’ve been estranged for a long time and she’s just fine with her quiet life in Mississippi. Her plans change when her father has a heart attack. She and her son Evan hurry to New York hoping to arrive before it’s too late. Their plan is to stay for a week or so but their visit becomes much longer for various reasons. In that time Grace will discover information about her past that could change the way she views her future. Will she be able to change her feelings with the new information? And is she willing to make a fresh start?
Dr. Ryan Gordon, Grace’s stepmother’s neighbor and friend, is at a place in his life where he finally understands the need for a life outside his practice. He shares Grace’s grief and would like to be more than a friend to her. He knows what it’s like to lose someone important so he understands, on some level, what Grace is going through. He also appreciates what is really important in life – family and good friends. Will Grace let him in and take a chance on love?
I liked this book but had to wonder about how Kathleen navigated her grief. I paused at some of the things she did in the week following her husband’s funeral. That could be just me, though. At any rate, I found Grace and Ryan’s story interesting. Lauren Clark’s novel is one I’d recommend to fans of contemporary fiction. I loved the setting – and the cover.
Narrator: I enjoyed Erin Mallon’s narration. From older Kathleen to younger Grace and Ryan to eight-year-old Evan, I thought she voiced the characters perfectly and would definitely listen to more of her performances.
*I received a review copy in exchange for my opinion.
A breezy novel about a young woman who discovers different priorities as her job path takes a turn in an unexpected direction at a used book store. It was an enjoyable vacation audiobook. I liked the narrator and would look for more of her audiobook performances.
I love this series. Recommended to HR fans. I love Courtney Milan's Heroes/Heroines. They are flawed but truly relatable. Read series in order. Could be read as stand alone but you'll get a better understanding of the relationships of all characters if you read from the first book. As always, Rosalyn Landor's narration is perfect. 4.5 stars
I'm a fan of Courtney Milan's books. This is the first in the Brothers Sinister series (wait, there's a prequel) and I look forward to reading the next book. Her characters have depth and I like that the heroines are intelligent and passionate.
Minerva has a secret past that might become quite public which would ruin the quiet life she's resigned to live. Robert (a Duke) is secretly trying to right the wrongs of his father but Minnie finds him out. Milan fleshes their lives out as she slowly brings them together. I thought she did it perfectly. They ultimately see the goodness in each and find their HEA. I really liked it.
As usual, I loved Rosalyn Landor's narration.
They've been friends most of their lives. Angelina is his younger sister's best friend and Trey has been one of her best friends because of that. He's married to his business; she just wants to prove her ex-boyfriend/coworker wrong - she's not an ice princess. Trey agrees to accompany Angelina on a work trip to Las Vegas so her ex will see her in a new relationship - and see that the rumors he'd spread in their office were wrong.
The story was ok for me. I found this friends-to-lovers romance funny, sexy and predictable. I do wish there'd been a little more depth to the characters and plot. That said, I'd try another book by Lindsey Brookes - especially if Karen White narrates.
Karen White bumps the book up a star with her entertaining narration. She brings the characters to life and had me laughing several times with her delivery.
If you're looking for a very light and sexy romance you'll find it with Only in Vegas.
Cover: I almost never comment on book covers but I think they could have done a lot better with this cover.
*I received a review copy in exchange for my opinion.
I liked this free audiobook from Audible. It harkens back to the radio dramas of the early to mid 20th century. I thought the actors did a fine job and the story, although close to being overly-romantic at times, was engrossing. Ultimately I found it to be a good choice for a Christmas Eve "listen". Thank you, Audible.
I started out reading the print edition but couldn't find the time to just sit and read so I used a credit. So glad I did as the narration increased my enjoyment of this surprisingly quiet historical novel. For me it seemed the pace picked up a bit in the second half of the novel and I was quite happy to listen for large chunks of time.
Especially appreciated is the author interview at the end. Very interesting.
I was unexpectedly charmed by Ove and his story. He had a plan but so did life. It's on my 2014 Favorite Books list!
Loved George Newbern's narration.
I thought The Hurricane Sisters quite different in tone compared to The Last Original Wife but I still liked it. Some eccentricities aside the Waters family is not that different from mine. They accept and protect their own but sometimes (and this is where they differ from mine) they aren't so nice to each other. Underneath it all, they love each other and will defend them to the end. At the forefront of the novel are the rather naive Ashley, her long-suffering mother Liz, and the matriarch Maisy who doesn't tiptoe around anyone. Family secrets figure into the plot - rest assured all will be dealt with by the last page. The Hurricane Sisters is just the second book by Dorothea Benton Frank that I've read. I look forward to catching up with her backlist.
As in The Last Original Wife, Robin Miles' narration was so enjoyable. Loved her performance.
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