lol.. I usually don't review books unless I think they are really terrible and I need to vent. But in this case, I decided to write my review because I totally disagree with one point the other reviewers had.
I LIKED THE NARRATION!
I know?! I actually enjoyed it. I hold Ashford McNab's monotone in disdain! I loathe it. The only reason I listened to the last two books was because the story-lines were appealing enough to hold my attention. Her narration however, was terrible...I have no idea who you guys were listening to. And I think it's because I wasn't overly attached to her, that I took great pleasure in seeing someone else's name in the "narrated by" column.
I LOVED Emma Taylor's performance. I found it refreshing!..Inspired!..BRILLIANT!!....lol Ok, I'm laying it on thick, I know. But I honestly believe she did a fine job.
Oh, and the book was great too..
I was lucky enough to have read this story when it was title "Edward Wallbanger" on a fan fiction website. I loooooved it then and I LOOOOVE it now. Alice Clayton is such a great writer and I am so happy to see this story was published and then released as a audio book.
This story is sexy and comical, filled to overflowing with one-liners and charming characters. The sexual tension practically bubbles off of the page (or from the narrator's lips) and the zingers in this story make you want to smile and chuckle, and listen to it over and over and over again.
It is certainly worth a CREDIT, and HEAR ME NOW: ALICE CLAYTON IS A AUTHOR TO WATCH!!!
I honestly liked this story. The story was loaded with action from the very beginning, i have to be honest and say that it didn't keep my attention initially. As the story went on though i found myself intrigued by both of the main characters, and soon found myself riveted to my seat waiting to see what would happen next. I loved the banter between all the characters. It felt natural which for me is really important.
Now with that said lets talk about the sex. There have been soooo many people bellyaching about all the sex scenes in the book. But if you'd taken the time to read the first 3 books in the series, then you'd realize that loads of sex is standard fair in her books. I enjoyed them. I thought they were hot and intense. Exactly what I'm looking for in a romance novel. Keep it coming.
If the lead female had not been so bitter and transparent. I found nothing to help me understand why the hero found her so compelling. I can understand a woman being strong and no nonsense, and even their shared history would make her caution understandable. But in the end, she only came off as bitter and unpleasant. She wasn't someone I wanted to root for. She was mostly a bitch pretending to be strong.
I would've liked more chemistry between the main characters, more heat. I didn't make it to the sex so I have no idea how that turned out for them.
The narration seemed to only frustrate me more. I normally enjoy Anne Flosnik, but I just hated it. I'm not sure the story was meant to be read imbued with so much angst. Maybe if it sounded lighter I would've found her shooting him funny rather than stupid?
I liked the concept. It was a great idea and original as far as historical romances go.
Ugh. I'll try and get through the rest, but honestly it's not looking good.
I haven't read the print version
I love the way the author writes. The story is entertaining and the characters are likeable.
She's really good at it. It wasn't dry. Each persons personality shows through the narration and trust me, not a lot of narrators can do that...or maybe they just don't care to. She can deliver a one-liner with the best of them.
I chuckled a few times. The author and narrator have a way of making the most corny lines seem cute.
This is a really enjoyable book. The narrator is awesome and the kids in the book are cuuuuttttteee.
This love story was so intense that I got shivers. The need between the main characters was so thick and obvious and subtle and sweet and sexy and just everything. I could tell there was a connection before the characters realized it, but it was so subtle that I didn't feel like they were just being thrown together for no reason. Every scene was important. Nothing was wasted and that's what I love most about Nalini Singh's work. Her books are so well developed, and the characters are constantly evolving and growing together. In this one in particular. The main characters where so different that at first I was wondering how she would make it work, but midway through the book it was obvious that they were meant for one another. I've read all of the novels in this series so far and this one is by far my favorite.
I thought the story was really slow and the narrator was really bad. The story itself may have been good but I couldn't get into it. The characters weren't engaging and it took forever to get to the point. I was so disappointed midway through that I simply stopped listening and I refuse to listen again. Maybe it get's better, but I was literally falling asleep at my desk and wishing the main character could just die and that the whole thing would be over, so I'm kind of doubting it.
I would recommend this book to a friend. In the simplest of terms, it's a story about normal women feeling empowered and at peace after terrible break-ups. Throw in some conspiracy, murder and cover-ups, great dialogue and punchlines, and you have this fabulous book.
The china. lol If you haven't ready the book you may not get that answer, though there is a huge coffee cup on the cover. But the china in the book was everything. I've never been into china...ever..but the china and the way they felt about there china was so interesting that I find myself wanting some egg cups :/
My favorite scene was when Nell went apesh*t on her ex-husband in his office after finding out that he'd lied to her...classic. I can't help but grin every time I listen to it.
No tears, but there was lots of laughs.
I haven't mentioned this yet but I LOVE Sandra Burr. She is so fantastic at what she does. Her timing and delivery was perfect and I loved listening to her read.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. I loved everything about it. The story was fast-paced and interesting. The characters were engaging. The romance wasn't terribly mushy; it was sexy, and fun, and hilarious. I loved it
I loved the group interactions. The dialogue was really funny, and the narrator delivered the lines perfectly.
My favorite scene was at the end when Sophie and Phin's mother confronted the
“They’ll see and they’ll know and they’ll say,’Why she wouldn’t even hurt a fly.’” “We all go a little mad sometimes.” (Psycho)
If you haven't read this book already and you enjoy romantic comedy in any format, then this book is definitely for you. This was the first book that I listened to by Jennifer Crusie and I became an instant fan. I've since listened to all of her books several times over (including this one) and there even better the second time around. This is not a waste of money and you'll listen to it again and again.
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