... this novel and it's story came in as a B+ to me. Still a good read/listen but it kinda pales in comparison to some of her other books. I had hoped to read all the Wallflower books but with #2 focusing on Lillian (Rosalyn Landor's American accent is hard on the ears, to be honest) I don't see myself reading a Wallflower novel beyond this one.Also, this book left a lot to be desired in terms of romantic magnatisim. They had character chemistry but it certainly didn't sweep me off my feet. It made me miss the passion of Alex & Lily (Then Came You) and Sara & Derrick (Dreaming Of You).
Great performance but her American accent sounds super obnoxious.
I wanted to feel more passion btwn the characters
It is a low-hanging fruit of a 4-star. An easy read and not overtly predictable, though, toward the end I had a feeling how things were going to shake out and how the author would legitimize the less savory actions (or sequence of actions) of the characters.
Mid-book when Alexis fell into day-dreams that the reader thinks are real for a few minutes. Also, when her boss comes to her husband's house with a proposal straight out of Indecent Proposal.
When her girlfriend asks if she's nailed her sexy/handsome/rich boss "yet" ..... like, it's not a questions, it's a timeframe of inevitability. It kinda felt like that friend was the voice for the reader.
That this lovers triangle emerged from a girl/woman who was so
I REALLY hate that Johnny Depp quote about falling in love with two people and how you should pick the second because if you loved the first you wouldn't be in love with the second. It's total bullshit. Polyamory. It's a real-life functional thing. Depp should look into it. Didn't like how this book used his cliché quote as a conversation piece. It annoyed me and frankly seemed like the author's attempt to invalidate the legitimate love Alexis has for her high school sweetheart, Rick.
I thought the title was also cliché but gave it a try after another reader review insisted it wasn't as trite a story as maybe it seemed on the outside ((this is my first third-wheel romance where a Husband and children are involved)). For all intensive purposes, the author pulled it off and I enjoyed reading it.
Niko and all this Sorren.
Also, I don't think this is a spoiler as it was such a small bit, but the part where Elle meets Lockland. "Everyone calls me Locky. Everyone but you. You call me, Sir." #gulp #chills
While I love Sorren - I find myself more drawn to the type of man Niko is. Which is more about personality and lifestyle than his situationally submissive role, here.
It was wonderful. Affable.
THE SAINT shows you the fiery edge where desire, pain, and love dance and has you begging to edge.
Probably not. It was a nice story to read and I enjoyed it but there wasn't a lot of depth that would warrant a re-read to pick up lost details. Also, I hated the first couple chapters. Almost stopped listening but it picked up and got me solidly bated around Chapter 3-4.
Remove all the sexy-smexy of Christian Grey - make Grey a good lifetime older (~15yrs). Also, remove the BSDM elements. Ahh.. there we go. Getting closer. Now, pretend Ana dumped Grey and got with her sexy bff Javier instead (only in this story, said bff is really an uber-rich metro dude - but still handsome). That's kind of the closest I can get with what I've read. At first, her guy friend bff reminds me of Sebastian from Cruel Intentions. Gorgeous, woman magnet, rich, playboy, but deep down - he only wants THIS one woman "Liz-B".
Nope. I didn't like some bits of how Elizabeth was portrayed (the attiutude/tone) but it may have been a directorial choice outside of my knowing. Otherwise, I think she did great. I'd listen to another one of her books.
Heck, no. Not sure how people can do that. I listening in chunks over 4 days.
I think more could have been done if her Ohio paramore had come into the picture sooner. His name was talked about but it was just conversation. He wasn't a person until the last few chapters. It made me wonder if the author would at some point, write Dakota's story. I don't know... it just seemed like there's more to flesh out with that character. Perhaps Liz/Dale's story wasn't the place to insert the start (in detail) of Dakota's.... guess time will tell!
Oh, god no. I wish I could return the audiobook and purchase an e-book copy of the story. I appreciate the author creating an audiobook but a performer she is not. It being her own work, I really would have expected a less mono-tone and sleep enducing story.The book is great but desperately needs to be recorded by someone with more expression in their voice.Disappointed.
I loved Rosalyn Landor's Scottish accents. I liked the the story wasn't overtly cliche as far as romance novels go. The story had some interesting subplots too so I wansn't just waiting around for the two to fall in bed together - I was genuinely captivated by the entire story. The ending was nice as well - although - it felt a little abrupt. I was still swimming in story (loving it!) and then all of a sudden it was over. I don't mean abrupt in that there were loose ends in the storyline rather that I just didn't feel an ending coming. It was a nice book and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves Romance and a good story.
Jamie - I loved that she was kind of a tom boy. She was a skilled hunter, horseback rider, and knife handler. She wasn't meek and gave Alec a run for his money. I really liked how her personality and behavior gradually softened Alec as the story went on.
Alec - I loved the Scottish
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