I found the characters to be weak, and superficial, the women down right whiny and irritating. I have loved all of SEP's books but, this one was painfully boring. The women were such whimps and I expected more from Bobby Tom's story then some whiny and juvenile man.
I got this on a whim fearing that it would be at best a poor attempt at the trending super natural thing. But, I was grabbed right away and couldn't put it down. I totally enjoyed it. The characters are interesting and well developed. And, it's a great story that continues in the other books. I have since read the three that are currently out and await the next.
I so enjoy these books. It's just the right balance of mystery, humor and a little romance. They are not exactly light reads but, easy reads and just totally enjoyable. The characters are great and K. Kellgren just does a great job of bringing the characters to life. I have read them all and can't wait for the next. Hope her more serious series comes to audible and hope it's just as good.
I am enjoying this series. They are light reads but not lacking in quality. The author has done a great job and the reader is so good. If your looking for a light read but nothing too intense these are great. They have all the care and development but remain fairly light and totally enjoyable.
I wasn't sure I'd like this but, I was looking for a light read. It was a light read but was full bodied so to speak. The characters were fleshed out and the story was full and complete. The author took something that could have been pure fluff and really created a full and entertaining story. I liked the characters. And the reader did an excellent job. She's done other books I've read and she never disappoints.
I love Anna Fields narrations. She's great. RIP I miss her spot on characterization and she does a good job on this too. If it wasn't for her performance I probably wouldn't have listened this far.
The premise of this book is so silly. I know that SEP had written this type of story before and made it work but this one is painfully stupid so far. Why is she following him around like a patsy and letting him push her around. Please, he can't do damage to her without damaging himself too. I'm almost done with the first half but I will not finish it if it stays this stupid. If he doesn't want to be around her so much then why take her home with his family in the first place. Go to some other place and stay away from each other for a fake honeymoon. And why is she agreeing to go along with it just to be treated badly all day every day. Stupid. She can take care of herself. Catch the next thing smoking back home and go on with your life. Accept that you have to share the kid and move on!
I enjoyed this listen. And the ethnic voice quality of the reader was a treat. The other 2 by Brenda jackson, however, have readers who you couldn't imagine being black. It's a distracting turn off. The richness of the actual voice quality is not there. Just as only a few male readers make the female's sound right and only a few female readers make the males sound right. It's not the speach pattern, it's the voice quality. But, at least they make their respective characters sound like a male or a female. In most other non- ethnic books that happen to have a latino or black character in them the readers think trying to use some stereo typical speach pattern makes the character ethnic (many non ethnic writers, write these characters that way too.) I appreciate that these readers didn't try to adopt some stereo typical accents or speach pattern. But, wow, the quality and tember of their actual voices is no where near what it would be for the typical black person. So, my mind can't see what I'm reading. I can't get a mental picture. Just as when most people hear radio announcers they get an image of what the person looks like (even if it's completely wrong) my mind can't put these voices on black faces.
I love these books. I read them first because I couldn't find them on audio. Except for 5 and 7. And then I listened to them. And I still need 7. Audibles took so long to get them I had to get them from elsewhere. Please get book 7 Audibles! That's one I haven't read yet!
I agree with the other reviewer. Could this book get any slower. After 3 hours of reading the woman has basically done nothing. We are stuck in the same home and she's barely done a thing, let alone anything interesting. Though, I think several days apparently have passed. It's like talking about getting up in the morning and getting ready for work and taking 3 hours to describe it. The story has not moved!
I read this book years ago and loved it. When I first started listening to it the reader put me off though. It was like it took him some time to get into it. But actually considering the lenght of the book, I thought he was effective and convincing and did a good job after the strangely bland beginning. And the content of the book is very powerful to me.
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