I love Linda Howard - I have read all her books (twice) and then when they become available on audio I purchase them again and usually listen twice.
I'm not sure what happened here with this book, it was good for the first two hours, the lead characters were somewhat interesting together and a bit sexy; but then it got stale really quick for the rest of the listen. I kept waiting for something to happen but what I listened to was a full on description of six wedding's the wedding planner was involved with. I listened to a description of the color pink for about 40 minutes. there was some quirky scenes in the book but it might have been translated much better with a different narrater.
The murder investigation was drawn out and there was no interesting details with any type of mystery or "WHO DONE IT" scenarios. It was obvious the entire time who the killer was, without any type of shock value.
The narrater, Clarinda Ross, was all wrong for this book. The entire listen I was so aware of her that she distracted me from the book itself. When listening to any narrater (a good narrater) you are supposed to forget that they're there, you're supposed to be taken into the story and forget; you are not supposed to be reminded with every sentence that you are being read to. Like your favorite sixth grade teacher did when she had the class sit on the floor in a circle. Every time she started a sentence, I kept saying to myself "just spit it out and get to it already".
I'm sorry i didn't enjoy this book,I was really looking forward to it. This book was left open at the end like it may become a 2 book series like she did with "Drop Dead Gorgeous" perhaps if she writes a continuation, the next one will be more entertaining.
I'm still waiting for some of my favorites to become available on audio:
"A Game Of Chance", & "Mr. Perfect", I hope to see those two real soon here on audible.com.
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