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I enjoyed most of the book. Characters are well developed - not an especially easy task to do when writing from only one characters point of view. However, I too was ready.to slap Tru as her angst and waffling about what she wanted went on a bit long. Could have used the perspective of Jake in one or two chapters maybe. Excellent narrator. Don't know that I'll be listening to it over again any time soon, but it was a book that's potentially worth a try if you're looking for something a little different in a romance novel.
This is the opening book to one of my favorite romance series of all time. I've been urging Audible to get this in it's library and they did it! In this book, Owens first introduces us to the wonderful world of Celta. She is masterful in creating a society with its own religion, method of time keeping and such. Yet you easily follow her as she immerses you in the story of Danith and T'Ash. It is romance of the first order set in a fantasy location. The narrator wasn't my absolute favorite but does do a fine job of helping you keep all the characters straight. Well worth a credit!
Every issue that I had with the first book in the series, disappears in this one. Jake and Tru are two of the most memorable characters I've read about in the last several years. You will laugh and cry and sigh with satisfaction when the book ends; then want to do it all over again. This will definitely be on my repeat listen list, in the future. ST's writing is impressive and Eyre brings the characters to life in a way that moves it beyond just reading into the realm of true performance. She enhances the overall experience.
Just get it and listen. You won't be sorry!
This is an ok book and because it is the second in a series, it is worth listening to as a way of following the broader story. However, Krentz is a better writer than this book shows. It is not a book I am left wanting to listen to over and over again.
Yes, I have every unabridged book Krentz has on audible in my library, not to mention the physical reads of her work I have. She is one of the great writers of the romance genre and well worth trying. But I would not make this book your first.
Yes, Tanya Eby is a good narrator.
It was a fun and interesting romp through the world of celebrity and how a spoiled celebrity might meet and fall in love with someone not in the public eye. The sweetness of the relationship between Taylor and Jason and the way they keep each other (and us) laughing makes for a very touching romance.
I loved the way Julie James orchestrated the first meeting between Taylor and Jason. His shock and unbelief at her reaction to him and the situation in which she left him really drew out the humor.
A good narrator helps bring stories to life and aides the imagination in creating the scene in the mind's eye. Karen White is a good narrator.
Spoiler: Loved the scene at his premier when she tells him she loves him. The kiss on the forehead Jason gives her is an "awwww" moment.
This is a book I've already listened to three times. It has been satisfying every time for the fun and the romance. Little sex and only at the end so if you are looking for a hot or erotic read, this is not for you. However, looking for a really good romantic comedy, this book will more than satisfy.
This is a wonderful romp through culinary gadget and cutlery history. Kept me engaged and fascinated by the implications of some revelations the book makes. I would highly recommend this book for cooks and foodies in addition to those who like history.
An early effort by the author who has a real knack for comedy. And character development. If you are looking for a fun and easy listen, this is a good choice.
A friend recommended this book to me when I spoke of trying to learn to trust God more in my daily life. This book was very humbling as time and time again experiences in how God met needs was shared. I was challenged not only in how I approach my finances but in how I handle my prayer life and the time I spend with God daily. If you are a Christian you cannot go wrong in using a credit for this book.
I am somewhat ambivalent on this question. I enjoyed listening to one of the early efforts by a favorite author. However, like many early works, it is not up to the standards of this author's efforts in the last ten to fifteen years. It is not a story that really held my interest and is not one I want to listen to ten or more times as I have some of her others.
Oh definitely. As mentioned above, I could tell that this was a very early work by a favorite author and someone who is one of the best authors in the romance genre.
Get this on sale if curious about Krentz development as an author. However, don't expect too much.
4 stars is because much of what happened to this man is not enjoyable and up-lifting. It is not always easy to hear of the horrible things that this man survived in the war. However, this is one of those books that is important to keep listening to because these are just the sort of things humans are capable of in the right circumstances. More than that the story of all that was survived suggests how the human spirit will respond and strike back or survive in spite of the worst sort of abuse.
He strikes just the right tone to narrate with documentary precision often leaving me on the edge of my seat.
Too many to name just one.
This is one of those books that I think ought to be required reading for history of WWII. Here we scratch the surface of war crimes in the Pacific Theatre and reasons for the dropping the atomic bombs which are so little appreciated not even 75 years later.
An excellent story. Set in a historical time period many have written about, the plot line itself is unlike anything I have read before. Kleypas has the skill necessary to pull off this uncommon story line and keep the romance alive throughout.
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