Couldn't stop listening to first one - it was delicious!
...but this one was a little slow for me and negative at the beginning. The first half was her depression and I almost put it down (like in Twilight book 2 where Bella whines and whines and whines...until I wanted to kill myself or her!) then it picked up. It introduced a new character that I loved and with all the depression I was almost hoping he ended up with her.
I get a little confused with so many periphery characters but it adds to the flavor of the book. I did miss the "aunts" in this book: they do not show up nearly as often as they did in book one and they made me laugh out loud.
I liked it enough not to give up on the series though and I am buying book 3 now. :)
What the two books have in common are the crazy birches! The book was good but not great. When I read Gone girl, I hated it but could not stop listening...like a crazy car crash you can't make yourself look away. This book was good but it takes some time (at least for me) to get yourself situated and comfortable because you finally realize it's being narrated from 3 different perspectives/women.
There is not a single decent person within the main characters and hard to root for the sadly pathetic main character, it's weird that she is the good guy.
I love Andy and WWHL but what didn't we know already? There are no secrets revealed... and really I want to hear about his obsession with his weight and his dog? Nothing exciting here. I feel like I wasted a credit :(
Excuse my language, but it was a mind ####! First I hated her, then I hated him, then her again. These people!!!! But honestly I couldn't stop listening...I needed relief, I needed to know how this story ended and though it did not end how I would have wanted...there was poetic satisfying justice. I wish I could discuss details but I don't want to ruin it for you. It was great storytelling...read it, the crazy rollercoaster ride was worth the credit!
I should give it 5 stars because i enjoyed it but then what would I rate The Help, Memoirs of a Geisha, etc. in comparison?
They deserve each other!
In my mind it was in CinemaScope and somehow could/should have been grander, but still a nice listen.
I really liked this story. When I was done I re-listened to the White Queen (this is the prequel to the White and the Red Queens) I wished I had read them in order.
to end it? I was so sucked in - could not stop listening - could not wait to see how everything would work out. Then it literally just ended. I thought it was a mistake and listened to the last few minutes 3 times to make sure I didn't miss anything. It's like the author wrote this great story and couldn't decide how to end it, so he just ended it. Urggggg!
I usually try to avoid writing bad reviews, but this one just really bugged me enough to say something. It's such good writing, such interesting flawed characters, to get so vested...how could he not tell us what happened to everyone? I'm so disappointed. :(
In its defense, it's Sci-Fi and somehow I missed that. I was looking for something scary to listen with my 18 yr old daughter to get in the October spirit.
That being said, I was sucked in for the first 3/4 of the book, and I really enjoyed the getting there until it got a little too "out there" for me. I loved the characters and I was riveted for most of the book so I'll give it 4 stars to be fair. Overall, entertaining. :)
I loved this one. So many of her lead characters can be so stubborn, this one is no exception but he loves her so intensely I found myself feeling like the scene from "the notebook" when they came together and found tears running down my face.
The last in the Hathaway series - pure joy when they come together.
Cry in joyous relief.
Try them all!! They make you feel romantic and "gooshy" inside. :)
Loved his character, started to dislike Lora's character. She is portrayed as a saint but really she is selfish and frigid. Another review said "it's all about Lora" and she nailed it.
I LOVE all of her book so far (this one was good but some parts were irritating) - I found myself rolling my eyes at her. But I love all the others so much! They are lovely stories and she makes you fall in love with all her characters and the extra benefit of feeling like you need a cigarette when your done...lol. ;)
I have read the Wallflower, Hathaway, and started the Capitol series by Lisa Kleypas - they are all wonderful. Try one of those first, I'm afraid if you start with this one you may not continue with the others and you will really miss out. :)
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