Constantine was crude and arrogant and Laura was a washed-out, sputtering jellyfish. He treated her with contempt and she was helpless controlling her powerful response to him. Yuck! I don't see how this could be anyone's idea of a romance. There is nothing about this man that is even remotely appealing. And it's as though the author went out of her way to make Laura as pathetic as possible. Save yourself the money and the time. This book is awful!
I love AS's "House of Rohan" and "Ice"series so I gave this a try. Not that great. The two main characters would never be attracted to each other or be together in anything but a romance novel. I kept reading because at least Griffin was sexy with his obnoxiousness. Sophie was just plain obnoxious and irritating. The story was predictable and disappointing.
I am a huge NR fan but this book seemed a little flat to me. There was very little real intrigue or excitement. The main couple were nice but average. Pleasant read but nothing special. The narrator did decent job. Wouldn't mind listening to him again in another novel.
I have been bored to tears by the generic story plots with romance novels so I liked the fact that this book was a bit different. But the narration is about the worse I have ever suffered through! Too bad, because the story itself is humorous, if a little hokey.
This book is quite a step up from Nora's last couple of trilogies and is worthy of her reputation. The story is original, the characters are well-developed and likable, and its nicely balanced with humor and heat. The narrator would not have been my first choice (Susan Ericksen would have rocked it!) but she did an adequate enough job that it didn't detract from the enjoyment of the story. Thanks, Nora, for giving the people (your fans) what they want!
I read this book years ago when it was first released and am now delighted it finally came out in unabridged audio! This story encompasses all the elements of a great read without having to rely on the trendy gimicks of most books today. The storyline, humor and just the right amount of heat makes this one of my LH favorites.
I wasn't drawn to this book for the story as much as I was the narrator. Phil Gigante is magic! He did an excellent job protraying Kilraven, turing an otherwise disagreeable and sometimes downright unlikable character into someone who was occationallly hot and sexy!
I often tire of Diana Palmer's archaic way of protraying the male-female dynamic (which was
ridiculous and often insulting in this story), and I know I would not have finished listening to this book had it not been for my appreciation for Phil Gigante's work. Catch him in the "Highlander" series by Karen Marie Moning. What he does to a Scottish accent is sinfuly delicious!
I reallly liked the character development in this book for the most part, although I think Jane's issues were drawn out a little more than necessary. The book dealt with some pretty serious family issues with a realism that drew me in and held my interest. I'm used to Julia London's regency era novels, and experiencing her writing in a contemporaty setting was a nice change of pace. This story is definitely credit worthy.
I agree with the other reviewers that this was a good story, albeit a little predictible. However, the narrator was simply atrocious! She had no idea how to differentiate between characters, so Marco frequently came off sounding like a whinny girl rather than a hot, Latin hunk. She occasionally tried to incorporate a couple of accents (British and Spanish), but they were even worse than her regular voice! If the narrator either makes or breaks the story for you, definitely go for this book in print. It is a shame that the screening process for audio-book narrators does not weed out people who have neither the talent nor the voice for the job.
I couldn't disagree more with the previous review. I think Rosalyn Landor is a perfect narrator for this genre and have thoroughly enjoyed listening to her narration of several Julia Quinn and Lisa Kleypas novels. She may not be a good fit for contemporary romance, but she does the regency era like no other.
This book was funny, warm and exceedingly enjoyable! I recommend it without hesitation.
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