I find it a little irritating when a series uses a different narrator for each book in the series, thereby changing how the characters voices, and tones, are expressed. The narrator in the first book (The Truth About Lord Stoneville) was great; loved how he portrayed the voices. The narrator of the second book (A Hellion in Her Bed) was okay, but again, the tone he used for the characters was different. (For example, using a snide tone for a character that was portrayed as insolent, but laid back in the first book.) The narrator in this book was just awful. She couldn't hold the accent and in parts the characters sounded Irish, not English. And, again, the tone wasn't right, especially for Oliver's character.
Some consistency would be nice. Do the narrators ever do their research before recording a book to see how the previous characters have been portrayed (e.g. sarcastic intsead of angry)? That would be helpful.
I haven't finished the book yet (about 2/3's of the way through), but, honestly, if I knew the main character in life I would shake her and tell her to grow up. Most grown women don't have their mommies come and wipe their tears, yet she seems to fantasize that very scenario. She lies (for really no valid reason), gets caught, and loses the guy she lied to. Her response is that she wants to throw a temper tantrum like a two-year old and have her mommy (who died when she was in college) make things better. She needs to grow up for heaven's sake and stop blaming her current behavior on her "unfortunate" upbringing. The secondary characters (aunt, Alex, Joe, and the old man) are the only characters worth reading about in this over-lengthy novel. As an aside, I think the author has a toilet fetish (too many scenes in the bathroom, as well as conversations had between women in public restrooms while taking care of nature (way, way TMI).
Overall, I don't think - at this point - I would recommend the book. I'm 2/3's of the way through and I can't imagine that the last 1/3 can make up for the lack of a good female lead.
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