What a wonderful and delightful story. I am glad I decided to purchase this book. Will definitely have to read more of Lisa Kleypas's books.
Yes I got this book on sale for 4.99 and it was enjoyable enough. A billionaire who falls for a hard to get waitress. Obviously predictable story and characters were likable enough but the story was so much of a cliche that I lost a bit of my enthusiasm as I read further. Although it was not a story that drew me in and kept me glued, I did enjoy reading it nevertheless.
The story started and I immediately thought oh no, will this be another 50 shades? The stories were similar in that they both have a rich and yes he was a bit damaged but that is where the similarities ended.
This book should have been listed under drama. After reading this book I was completely emotionally drained. Goodness I never thought the book would go into so much details about problems Elle had to deal with. I wish the book description was a bit more clear about what her secret was so that the readers can decide on their own if they would like to expose themselves to the mental anguish accompanying the storyline. I assume for those of us who have had a loved one go through something similar would find it especially hard to read this book. Oh and no I won't spoil the book by saying what that was. Sorry folks.
So overall, I liked the story if it had a bit less drama and constant push and pull between the two main characters and fighting.
Gosh I like the male lead character in this book. He is real and handsome and completely sexy. I wrote the following review for the 2nd book in the series by mistake but it was meant for this book.
I found the love story refreshing and the sex scenes were some of the most original I've seen and I've read hundreds of romance books, so that's something coming from me. One of the hottest scenes was the one involving handcuffs. I got so hot I thought I would expire on the spot. Phew.
The male characters are not the classiest bunch with the constant cussing and crude language but the story and love seems real and well expressed and written. I truly enjoyed this book.
I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. Purchasing it was such a great idea especially since I was hesitant based on the first book. But the book was on sale and I thought for 4.99, why not?
I found the love story refreshing and the sex scenes were some of the most original I've seen and I've read hundreds of romance books, so that's something coming from me. The male characters are not the classiest bunch with the constant cussing and crude language but the story and love seems real and well expressed and written. I truly enjoyed this book so I am looking forward to the next one in the series. Will be worth your credit even at regular price.
The performance was absolutely wonderful but on it's own, it could not help elevate the storyline more. The love story did not get built up and characters were not interesting enough. I found myself desperate for a historical romance and decided to give this book a chance but perhaps I should have looked a bit more. It took me a record breaking week to complete this book when it usually takes me a day to two at the most so this should be a clue enough for reviewers.
I guess if you have not read Fifty Shades Of Gray or similar books, this one can come across as very good but the storyline was not at all original and during the love scenes even, I found myself bored. It just didn't do it for me. I purchased this book with high hopes but was a bit let down.
not great but good story, although a bit simple and slow for my taste. Men treat women as their "property" and then then Joanna Wylde continues to justify that by saying it's okay because all the other "old ladies" seem to be ok with it and especially since they do not look so slutty and in fact dress even decently. So I should be okay with it too. Stupid explanation if you ask me but then what do I know? To top this off, the bad ass "horse" whom yes, is hung like a horse as well, with all his male hotness and oozing sexuality is the one who keeps wanting to claim HER.....hmmmmm....veeeeery believable!!! Especially since Marie's character was not even that well known to him by the time he had picked out her vest. She was meek, quite, submissive behaving all to that point except when she actually grows a back bone for about 10 seconds to say she will not be his property. Oh true, but then about 5 seconds later she was okay with that notion. scratch the backbone comment because it doesn't count. She didn't have one.
This book was entertaining enough but I'll have to say it did not have me glued to it as some others have done in the past. I'll keep searching and maybe I'll find a motorcycle book that actually keeps my interest the entire time and is a page turner.
Characters keep repeating the other person's name in "discussions". Tyra kept saying Tack...Tack....Tack... All because she wanted to say something that Tack did not stop to listen to. He just continued to talk over her every time. Same with all other books by this author. Gets frustrating and repetitive. She keeps portraying women that are weak and can not voice their opinions without sounding pathetic. Men call their women babe almost from the first second of meeting them and then push their women to hurry up and get serious about them and all their glorious hotness, chick magnet magnificence. Blah blah blah.... I love romance but these books are getting so repetitive I wonder why I spent the money to get frustrated because the stories are not that original and characters all act as the ones in other books by KA. So I'll say save your money and get something you can not predict the storyline that does't frustrate you.
when I read some of the reviews I decided to invest in this book and doing so has left me dissatisfied. If anyone had told me the hero goes from a complete rake to a besotted man in love with his wife in 3 weeks, I would have said not likely to pull this off so easily and guess what? It did not. Sounds foolish to say this but some writers are able to do that beautifully but this book did not make that transition smoothly. The storyline was simple and suggested that jealousy alone lead to the hero's transition from looking at the heroine as a child to his sexy wife. I don't know but this book was not my cup of tea.
The story was so similar that I forgot this was a completely different book. Almost the exact storyline except set in a new setting. The similarities were to the point where when the heroine asked the hero "you own a gun?" I thought of course he does. He took you shooting, didn't he? And then as the story continued I realized that this was a new book. I think if you have not read book one you will absolutely LOVE book two and if you have, ........then this story will disappoint you greatly.
KA also tends to give her characters lots of nicknames, terms of endearment (even early on in the book) and the men are all tall, muscular and tattooed and have a raspy voice and the women are weak personalities that become strong after ending up at their destinations. Oh yes and let's not forget they also have no good friends but end up making some extremely loyal ones at the town they settle in. There is a killer and of course the hero owns a gun or two.
OK. I just summed up the style. This does not mean the books are bad just that the second lacked originality.
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