Hildy Good is a character that will stay with me for a long time. I adored Mary Beth Hurt’s performance. The voice she gave to Hildy was perfect. So glad I decided to listen to this book.
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.
An intro to The Brothers Sinister series, The Governess Affair has me curious about the upcoming books. I enjoyed the characters in this story, the repartee between Serena and Hugo, and the sense that upcoming books will be enjoyable. I'm a fan of Courtney Milan so I know The Brothers Sinister will be a fun series.
I've listened to many of Rosalyn Landor's audiobook performances and think she does a wonderful job with historical romances.
Sorry that this is the final book in the Valentine series. Trigiani's story wraps things up (to a point) and left me hoping that someday another book would join the series. I'm going to miss these characters!
Cassandra Campbell's narration is wonderful - glad I decided to listen. Just a heads up: have some tissues nearby.
The Best Man was funny, tender, romantic and I loved it. Typical Kristan Higgins. Once again, proof of why her books are an auto-buy for me! Amy Rubinate was a wonderful narrator for Higgins' story.
Wonderful performances added to my enjoyment of this epistolary novel. (I followed along with the print version.) I liked the era (WWI-WWII years), the characters and the story. Highly recommended to fans of epistolary novels.
Overall rating: 4.5 stars
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