My husband and I are enjoying this series. I like Renee Werbowski as the narrator. She has brought great voice to the characters.
I do not usually listen to things about true historical events, but was immediately caught up in the Great Chicago Fire and details of watchmaking. Both Mollie and Zach were believable characters for me.
I appreciated the day to day struggles of the many people from different walks of life being forced together as they try to rebuild their lives. I especially found it interesting that the mayor of the city sent out telegrams across the country asking for help from neighboring cities (a practice that still happens today). I enjoyed the actual historical details at the end of the book.
I thoroughly enjoyed the narrative and would look for this narrator in the future.
I appreciated that Molly cared about her employees as family and was determined to keep her business going to protect them. Even if some of her actions were misguided, her heart was in the right place.
I was caught up in the storyline immediately and even though the action slowed, it was a realistic portrayal of the rebuilding stages in the aftermath of great tragedy.
Every story in this series has conflict and suspense as well as the romantic tension. I highly recommend this series.
I have not listened to this reader before, but found her very engaging.
I wished I had enough time to hear all of he book in one sitting, but I took two days to hear all of it. I am glad to have taken the extra time thinking about the story.
I enjoy Elizabeth Hoyt's novels and would recommend them to anyone who enjoys historical novels.
Very good story. Clean.
The interaction between the hero and heroine.
Cole and his brothers.
there were several parts that made me laugh. Several suspenseful parts.
This might be a good story, but it's hard to get past the narration to appreciate it.
Narrator is stinted and choppy. Often monotone. Pauses in illogical places.
Great series; listen in order! Each book naturally flows into the next in the series.
Sophie and Jake have each loved each other since they were children, but never let anyone, especially the other see it. Each has very strong self esteem issues and don't believe themselves worthy of the other. (It is actually a little over done.)
Author is very talented and pulls on your emotions throughout the book. Narration is great.
Contemporary steamy romance. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre.
First let me say that this is the first book I have listened to or read by this author. Bella Andre is now on my favorites list with Susan Mallery and Sherryl Woods.
Eva Kaminsky does a great job with the narration and is very easy to listen to and stay focused on the story line. I will look for more books that she has narrated.
Now, for the story itself. The Sullivans embrace you into their family from the start. The story of Chase and Chloe is very captivating and realistic. The steamy sex scenes have kept my husband interested from the start and he is very upset with me whenever I have need to pause.
Spoiler Alert: I love that the last scene of the first book is picked up 20 minutes later as the first scene of the second book. It just flows from one to another. In 3 1/2 days we have listened to the first 4 books. We just can't stop.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a sharp and witty romance with some spice thrown in.
It's been fun following the route of the book of spells. Carina has loved Max since she was a young teen. He sees her as a little sister to be protected, but has no interest in her as a woman until he sees just how much she has grown up. She has trouble breaking free of the restraints her older brother, Michael, imposes on her believing he knows what is best for everyone in the family. Max is Michael's best friend and doesn't know how to handle the new Carina who is trying to break out of the mold that she is being cast in.
Narrator, Colleen Marlo does an excellent job with both male and female voices. Great tone inflection, especially with Maggie (from the Marriage Trap) who displays a whole lot of attitude. This narrator manages to carry the voice and attitude of Maggie throughout all the books in the series. I find this to be a rare quality in other narrators. I will look for more from the narrator.
I would highly recommend this series, only disappointed that book 4 has not yet been release and I have to wait several months for it. I will be looking for more from this author.
Interesting enough to keep me wanting to continue with the series, but not great. Gets better into the series. The narrator is terrible with men's voices. They sound like whiny children. Joe is a thirty something man who keeps repeating "Babe" like he's still in his teens. Keri is ruled by a demanding boss. Joe's twin, Terry, is still holding a grudge from high school against Keri. Good to see each eventually put the past behind and move on to a new commitment.
My husband and I look forward to each Fool's Gold book as it is released. I strongly recommend the entire series in order. Susan Mallery is a very skilled author.
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