The story was horrible. The main character was weak, whiny and the most annoying poor pity me I've ever heard in my life. I kept praying she would get hit by a bus or something to move the story along. I'm to fat, nobody likes me. Poor me. Everyone hates me. This went on the ENTIRE book. Seriously never hated someone so much in my life.
Considering the wide range of characters in the entire series she had to portray, I'm rather impressed.
I'm sorry but there is no person in their right mind that would make this story into a film. It's a 2 hour pity party, barely worthy to have been made into a book. The main character was beyond annoying. I hated her with every fiber of my being.
Don't waste your time or credit with this story unless you want to hear someone drone on for 7 hours about how fat they are and everyone hates them and how ugly she is and whatever else she was going on about. I get being insecure but I don't want to hear about it to the most extreme ever for 7 + hours.
This was my first Shayla Black book but it without a doubt won't be the last. Highly erotic and intense with a dash of a mystery on the side.
The story isn't as much about a single person falling in love as it is about an entire town and all the little twists and turns that happen in their lives.
I'm not quite sure why someone classified this book in the romance genre but whoever did it, couldn't have been more wrong. This wanderer guy the title hints that the story about is in maybe 1 hour of the 8 hour story. Yes he falls in love, but considering that's only a tiny part of the whole story, it make no sense why they even called the book that.
Right from the start this book rubbed me the wrong way. It went on and on about her "trailer trash" upbringing. It got down right offensive. Oh the horror of having to grow up with fake wood paneling.
But even if you could overlook that, you are still left with the over the top "man eater" type character who prefers one night stands to chocolate cake.
I tried really hard to listen. Normally I love Jill Shalvis books, especially the Lucky Harbor series but this one is so over the top it made my stomach turn. By chapter 3 I realized that my time is far to valuable and I like myself to much to continue to put myself through listening to one more minute of this offensive crap. And really I know that sounds harsh but it really was crap.
Absolutely. Jill Shalvis really shined in this one. Usually as a series goes along things start to go downhill but I really think this is the exception to the rule. Great story. Really well done.
As always she was great. Flawless performance.
It's hard to say without giving away important parts of the book and nobody likes spoilers but I will say yes, I was surprised when she left. I expected her to stay.
The book started off as a confusing mess. You couldn't help but get the sense that the publisher demanded a sequel and the author went through several periods of not knowing what to say to continue the first story along and in the end, you got a horrible start.
Things did eventually get better but half-way through you couldn't help but feel sorry for the person and their horrible relationship. The saddest part was, she didn't seem to know her relationship was built totally around sex. He didn't seem to care about her needs, her problems or sharing any part of his life and even if she worked a 100 hours that week, hey as long as he got him some, who cares, right?
The most disappointing part is really that the author didn't seem to get how completely unhealthy this relationship really is. This isn't love. This isn't romantic. This is just sad. Sex does not a relationship make. Even if it's great sex. And just because you have sex 5 times a week, doesn't make it great sex. If you worked so much that week your eyes are about to bleed, going home to have to make your man happy by giving him a bj isn't right. That's not romantic. That's just serving your man to make HIM happy. I don't know. This whole story just rubbed me the wrong way.
Eh. Not really. I mean if you can get the book at a great discount, sure. It wasn't bad but I wouldn't suggest paying full price for this one.
Yes, but next time I might look at the length beforehand. There is a difference between a well written short story, and a story cut short. This was most definitely the latter.
Uhh that's it? Where's the rest of the story? This was ore like the start of a good book that cut off a few chapters in.
It made me wonder how in the world this book got published. Not that it wasn't a great start but it was far from a full story. It left you sitting there confused how it could end so quick. It was more like a preview of an upcoming full novel.
I wouldn't. The performance wasn't bad but I just couldn't get into the story.
Yes. She wasn't bad at all.
Bored. I hate to be so mean but to be honest the story just bored me to death. It just didn't have that heated passion or any OMG moments that tend to make you fall in love with a good romance book.
I'm not normally into stories about vampires and ghosts and goblins but I found this story rather cute. It was short and could have been greatly improved by adding more background and length to the book but overall it wasn't bad.
Probably. This book wasn't bad.
This is one of those swoon worthy stories that you find yourself wanting to shout at the characters sometimes, and smile all at the same time. There are so many emotional ups and downs in this story.
Absolutely. I couldn't in a million years turn it off. I had to rush to the end.
This is a series you will want to read. If you liked Twilight or the Hunger Games then The Selection series is a must read. The One, the last book in the series really wraps it up well.
If you've read the other books in th series you'll be very familiar with this story. All the stories int he series are pretty much the same, only the characters change. This one is like the others, and covers the relationship of Ella and Declan. It was a sweet story and overall I would say well written that has a sweet, make you smile kind of ending.
My only real complaint would be with the narration. It wasn't really as much her voice as the way she read certain parts of the story.
As with all the other stories in this series there was a lot of talking to themselves. However the way the narrator read it, you cringe.
It makes me think back to that Brady Bunch movie where Jan Brady would talk to herself in that crazy I'm talking to the voice in my head voice. And it happens that way a lot in the book ... every time a character speaks to themself.
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