I was afraid to try this audiobook because some of the reviews said it was too short and wasn’t as good. I was also afraid to venture out of HR where you reign supreme. But you came through again, making me fall for yet another series and another dysfunctional family—The Nolans.
Single Mark Nolan was thrown for a loop when his sister Victoria suddenly died in a car accident and left a will naming him guardian of her 6 year old Holly. Mark not knowing the first thing about kids coerced his younger brother Sam to join him in raising their niece together. It was challenging since the trauma of her mother’s death left Holly mute. But the brothers tried their best to be there for the little girl.
One day, as Mark was perusing a toy store, the owner, widower Maggie Collins began chatting with Holly, and for the first time since his sister’s death, Mark heard Holly speak. That is when this wonderful journey to a new beginning commenced.
It’s a short book so I won’t even get into the details but I will say the narrator did a great job in delineating the characters. The writing was great, the story was great and I was really pleased with the growth in each character. LK has a way with words. She can take a seemingly familiar story, but deliver it in such a way that you are completely taken in. I smiled a lot as I read this story and I can’t wait to see what is in store for Sam and Alex (Mark’s other brothers). I can’t believe I only discovered LK a year ago. She is an amazing writer.
Very interesting book! the narrator's southern twang really brought that South Carolina (Charleston) feeling to the book. She also did a great job in differentiating the voices.
Now this is what I was expecting when I read the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb.
This book featured a cemetery restorer & archeologist, Amelia Gray, who had been seeing ghosts since she was 9yrs old. Her father, who also saw ghosts, gave her some guidelines to follow when dealing with these presence. His desire for her safety basically turned her into solitary women with no real attachments and friendships.
When a fresh body was discovered at a cemetery she was restoring, Detective John Devlin sought her out for assistance. Amelia and John got drawn into a complex serial murder's game and they also developed an attraction. When it becomes clear that the serial killer is targeting Amelia, how will they flush this killer out when the killer is always a couple of steps ahead of them?
I wasn't scared like I expected, but I was engrossed in the plot. It was well written, engrossing and the tension was just right. They were a few scenes that were really creepy, *ahem, the bedroom scene* but it's not like I won't be able to sleep tonight.
I thought Amelia would utilize her dad more at the end, but she didn't go that route. Perhaps because her dad would have warned her off Devlin. I didn't suspect the serial killers motive, so it was hard to pinpoint who it was. I choose to see the ending, not as an ending, but a beginning to a new path for Amelia & Devlin. I look forward to see how they respond to this second chance.
*only ghosts. No other supernatural creatures
This was more of a 3.75 star, not quite a 4-star because of the very slight cliff-hanger.
this is Novella was both Gigi's story and a Christmas in the Half-Moon Hollows story. It's been 3 years since she went off to college. She is still dating Ben, although they've hit a rut, and she is coming home from the first time since Iris followed through on her promise to Cal. Both sisters are a little nervous, but it is obvious these sisters missed each other.
I loved this story. I love how Cal has really taken to his role as "man in the house" with gusto. Iris and Cal are still going strong, the whole gang, Orphelia, Jane etc make appearances in this Christmas edition.
Expect the same quirky narration by Amanda Roncini, expect the same kind of humorous story and expect the same kind of light-hearted, fluffy, yet entertaining story as the previous two stories.
Phil Gigante does it again. His burr was just seductive and elevated the story. But it was still about Adam Black's HEA with Gabrielle O'Callaghan.
Adam was punished for saving Daegus' life against the fae queens orders. The Fae Queen punished him and took away his immortality and made him human. Adam runs into a sidhe seer, and he coerced Gabby to help him contact the Fae Queen, in order to beg for his old powers back.
Unfortunately, an old nemesis Daroc, decided that is was easier to kill Adam as a human, and so he sent hunters to murder Adam. Thus Adam figured out Daroc was trying to overthrow the queen and take seelie power. Adam had to stop him...and protect Gabby whom he'd begun to crave like no other woman before.
Gabby was a good heroine. She seemed strong, and didn't trust Adam for quite a while. But Adam seduced her with looks, cars, material things and of course but his protection/consideration for her safety. So another virgin falls for a fae. I liked Adam And Gabby but Adam outshines her by far. It's okay because Adam spans two series and he is a big character. But he has been likable in the last couple of books, so it was nice to see him as the smart mouth, wise Alec troublemaker. Adam as a human had human desires and he was thoughtful of others in a way he normally isn't. Though he was still Adam in many ways.
This was sweet and a tad cheesy at the end...but that's how I like it. This is my 2nd favorite book, after book 2. I am looking forward to finishing this series soon.
Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, Book 5) by Lisa Kleypas
This series ending book features the youngest sister Beatrix, the animal loving klepto!
In this book, Beatrix is spending time with her friends Audrey and Prudence, when they learn Audrey’s Brother in law, Christopher Phelan, was being sent off to a way. Officer Chris asked the beautiful Prudence to correspond with him which she agreed to, though she had no intent of doing so. When Beatrix couldn’t convince Pru to answer Chris’ letters, Beatrix started writing to Chris, but as Pru because Beatrix knew that Chris didn’t like her. In fact, Chris had remarked to one of his friends that Bea belonged in stable with the rest of her farm animals. But always the compassionate person, Bea couldn’t erase the anguish she read in Chris’ letters to Pru, and Bea could see that Chris was trying to connect with something at home to keep him sane in all that chaos wrought by the war.
Soon, the friendship letters formed a big connection and the two fell in love over correspondence, but Beatrix knew that she wasn’t the sort of woman Christopher and his family would be proud to be attached to in society. The Hathaways were infamous due to their unconventional ways, ties to the Romany and just sheer eccentricity.
So Bea decided to stop writing Christ, and let him go as she believed he loved Prudence anyway. And Prudence, who didn’t want a simple officer, now wants Chris because his older brother died, leaving him the earldom. So when Christopher returns from war, he is faced with a choice, Prudence or Beatrix. Whom will best fit his life and his needs now?
Beatrix is bold, she is compassionate and she is observant. She was willing to give hope to man who disparaged her to others just because she understood that war changes a man’s psyche. At the same time, she kept her promise to Prudence, who showed time and time again what a shallow and unfriendly person she truly was. I loved Beatrix and Christopher together. They were magic and the chemistry was amazing. I am in awe at how Lisa Kleypas was able to make each heroine different and their journey’s to love different. One thing the Hathaway ladies all had in common was their intelligence and worldliness. They are smart, fun and accepting. Bea was no exception. I loved her touch with the dogs too.
I am truly sad this series is over.
This story wasn’t as funny as Half-Moon Hollow, but I enjoyed the story. Molly Harper knows how to entertain, without making the story so complex. It’s a light read with some chuckles along the way.
This story featured Maureen “Mo” Duvall-Weinsten moving to Alaska after her fiancé dumped her for no real reason. She wanted a freash start and just picked Alaska to get away from her ex and her hippy parents. She begins working at a saloon and since she is in small town named Grundy, all the local bachelors come sniffing around. Cooper Graham is a local who can’t seem to stop coming around Mo, but he keeps saying things to convey his dislike of “non-locals”. Cooper was like the kindergarten boy who likes a girl, so he pulls her hair, pushes her down and just picks on her. Mo hates that she is attracted to the one man who is mean to her, but then keeps kissing her. To top off, she finds out he is werewolf. What’s a girl to do?
I tried reading this book twice, but couldn’t get into. So I tried the audio and narrator Amanda Ronconi brought it to life. She has great voices and she just entertained me the entire book. I think I will keep going with this series, but on audio.
I enjoyed the narrator but I don't know how I felt about the story. It was okay, but Ithink my feelings were affected by the fact that I read Allegiant & Horde this past week. So a 3rd YA Dystopian was just overkill in a week.
Plus, Evangeline didn't quite measure up to Tris or Deuce. She was their opposite as she wasn't really a "heroine" yet. She was unsure, scared, and just a follower for all except the last chapter. She wasn't resourceful and she didn't think quick on her feet. It's hard to see why she was the "Empress", but she came into her own at the very end of the book.
I wasn't sure if this world was an earth taken over by zombies, or an earth where supernaturals staged a game giving various characters powers to battle it out for survival. I think that is why I wasn't as drawn in to this plot. I will read book 2 before I decide what I think about this series. In addition, the lack of progress between Evie and Jackson was problematic for me. But like i said, I will give Kresley Cole book 2 to get me on board.
This was Leo Ramsey and Catherine Marks HEA. If you remember, Cat is the governess to Leo's sisters. She is uptight, proper and a mystery. Leo is a rascal, having list his way after his fiancée passed away in his arms.
In this book, a widow came to claim the Ramsey estate unless Leo got married and produced an heir. And Cat's past was quickly catching up with her. This was a case of Leo and Cat saving each other. Vintage LK. Great writing, witty characters, loving fam. A great read by Rosalyn Landor. She just brought this book to life!
If you have enjoyed the narrator, then you will enjoy this one. It remained consistent. In this final book, the author gave us answers to questions that kept popping up during this journey. She gave us hope, and entertained us as Deuce stood up as the leader she was borned to be. Deuce Oates accepted her family, her love and her destiny and did what so many other settlements were afraid to do.
Stand up and fight back. Take that freak mutties! Some loses were really felt, but the victory was sweet. Great ending to the trilogy
while I really enjoyed this story, the narrator really tried my patience. I was cringing, chuckling and cringing again during his sex scenes and those ridiculous sounding moans.
If you can read the book as it is really good. I don't think I ever got used to his young voice and wanna-be porn moans. It was distracting to be honest.
I didn't like this one. I don't know if it was the narrator, but it was boring.
It took me a minute to get use to the alternating POV since I was listening to it. It was past POV from Clark, present POV from Noah. It was clear there was something between them, I guess Clark was telling us how they came together in the past, and Noah was telling us where they were now in the present.
Also, I got so sick of Noah calling Clark "angel" that I was getting irritated. For such a short audiobook, it was a slow read. I am figuring out that I require a certain amount of drama to give me that angsty feeling. I didn't get that here. It was just a man who got hurt in an accident calling out for his lover, and trying to piece together the last 3 years he can't remember.
After reading Capture & Surrender, this one fell flat for me. I don't think there is anything I enjoyed about this one. I may read book 2 in the future, but this one felt monotoned and overly simplistic
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