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The narrator...her accent was TOO strong for this American. I was able to adapt as I got used to it.
I really liked it.q
I LOVE accents, a performer with a bit less would have made it an easier listen.
Read more 'trashy' books!
The book is mostly about very graphic sexual content. The story of the threesome relationship as it evolved kept my interest. I loved Dan's grandmother too!
This book was SO MUCH fun. In this day of no privacy due to hackers & nefarious, evil doers - this accidental, email eavesdropper's (Lincoln) thoughts about his job and co-workers kept me in giggles.
However, there was enough seriousness to make the book multi dimensional. I liked it and will listen again when I need a lift!
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder, coworkers at The Courier, know the newspaper monitors their office e-mail. But they still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers, and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period.
Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill still can’t believe that it’s his job to monitor other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be an Internet security officer, he pictured himself protecting the newspaper from dangerous hackers - not sending out memos every time somebody in Accounting forwarded an off-color joke to the person in the next cubicle. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can’t quite bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can’t help being entertained - and captivated - by their stories. But by the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late for him to ever introduce himself. What would he say to her? “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you?”
With snapping dialogue and irresistible charm, Rainbow Rowell transforms an ordinary IT guy into a lovable and endearing romantic hero and proves that falling in love never happens the way you plan it. Written with whip-smart precision and charm, Attachments is a fresh and energetic debut that marks the arrival of an exciting new voice in fiction.
Lincoln, of course...he's just doing his job.
NOTE: A few passages of semi-raciness
CREDIT WORTHY/$: Yes for Chic Lit fans
$:I took a chance on this book at $5.95-worth every penny.
I will keep an eye out for other Robin Rowell
This was an attempt of modernizing the Greatest Story Ever Told (Jesus' birth) - it begins with a single, very pregnant, young woman - Mary Jo Wyse...I WILL give kudos to Debbie Macomer for not trying to recreate the Immaculate Conception, but....
Mary Jo takes off from the family home to look for the father of her unborn babe. His family lives in Cedar Cove but he can't be found nor can any of his family.
She rolls into town and feels faint at the library. The fire department and the young, handsome, single fireman/EMT comes and helps her through her swoon.
A bunch of strangers offered to help the pregnant woman and she is amazed by their goodness and benevolence. One of them has an apartment above her barn and offers it to her for the night (because all the Inns and B & B's are full.) It just so happens there's a bunch of animals; mule, sheep, horse, A CAMEL, etc. (a camel in Washington State in December at an individuals residence, come on, now!) hanging out in that barn-from the live Nativity the preceding weeks.
Mrs. Macomber tries to make analogies throughout to the real Christmas story, but it's really cheesy. Mary Jo has three brothers (whose business is 3 Wyseman Builders) who frantically look for her in Cedar Cove-an island, etc.
Anything else I say will give away and spoil, if you are a diehard Debbie Macomber fan, you may like this.
For me its a miss...I'll stick to the original
Mother-to-be Mary Jo Wyse arrives in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve, searching for her baby's father. David Rhodes had said he'd be in town. But he isn't. Which leaves Mary Jo stranded, pregnant and alone. And there's no room at the local inn....
So Grace Harding brings Mary Jo home to her nearby ranch. She and her husband, Cliff, have a houseful of guests, but they offer her a room over their stable (currently sheltering the animals - including a donkey and a camel - for Cedar Cove's Nativity pageant!).
When Mary Jo goes into labor that night, a young man named Mack McAfee, a paramedic, comes to her rescue, just as her brothers - the three Wyse men - show up in town. The people of Cedar Cove join them in celebrating the birth of baby Noel. But no one has more to celebrate than Mack. Because this Christmas brings him faith, hope and love...
What would the holidays be without a Christmas story from Debbie Macomber?
©2008 Debbie Macomber; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Something heavy and meaningful - maybe a Marc Cameron book
The narrator matched the material.
It was SO cheesy...is that a reaction? Eyeball rolling, disappointment.
I really do not mean to be such a downer on Debbie Macomer. I really enjoyed the first book that I read "16 Lighthouse Road"n - it was catchy, romantic and clever.
I picked up 3-4 other titles as they were on sale, as I listen I've determined I'm not a fan.
Macomer has a lot of fans and I'm not sure why I don't warm up to her material as so many seem to. Perhaps it's a generational difference. As I said, I really enjoyed the first book that I read but the others after that have fallen flat. That is not to say she is bad most reviews are to the contrary of mine.
NOTE: Completely 'safe' to play with kiddos around
CREDIT/$ Worthy: In my opinion, no on all counts
Yes, I really enjoy the Grayson Brothers series. I've actually started listening to Leave it for the Rain... Wendy Lindstrom cannot write these fast enough for me.
However, this novella was a bit different than the rest of the series. I think that is because the story is told from YOUNG Adam's perspective. There are insecurities of school, trouble making, being 'replaced' in the family by another boy.
This book isn't necessary to the series but it is a sweet story with a good message.
NOTES: No worries about listening with the kiddos in the room or car.
Credit Worthy: Depends on your dedication to the series. It is expensive for a 3 hour listen, I held off for that reason but finally gave in.
Anything He Wants was one of my first erotica thriller and I was SO MAD to be left with a cliffhanger! Finally we have the next part in Castaway, but be warned it's another cliffhanger ending. How long must we wait for the next? LOL
The end twist, based on Anything He Wants I knew SOMETHING was coming but wasn't sure what...
NOTE: Descriptions of sex, strong language
Creditworthy: Yes -Hint from my pal Dawn- buy THIS combined 2 books instead of separately
A powerful billionaire who always gets what he wants. An innocent protegee who will explore the darkest reaches of her own desire. Experience their intoxicating tale - now available for the first time as a complete saga...
Anything He Wants Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. But everything changes when the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need.
Castaway As the billionaire pulls Lucy deeper into his world of high stakes business deals and ruthless takeovers, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender. But Jeremiah has no place in his life for love, and as Lucy falls deeper for him, she risks having her heart shattered. Making matters worse, Jeremiah's fiercest rival is determined to steal Lucy's affection... and to do it, he'll show her the sinister side of Jeremiah's opulent world. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, there's only one thing Lucy knows for sure: she'll never be free from Jeremiah's sweet possession.
©2014 Sara Fawkes (P)2014 Macmillan Audio
The narration of Elle Newsland. Great Scottish accent and easily switched to an American accent when performing Joss.
Yes, she narrated Down London Road (Book 2 in the series) which was just as good.
Absolutely, I cannot get enough from the On Dublin Road series. It was great to find out what has been going on with the crew. Brooding Cole is all grown up and covered with tattoos.
Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wake-up call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she's sworn off men - especially those of the bad-boy variety.
Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid - gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man who's ready to find "the one". He's determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude to win her heart.
As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole's steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon's past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them - and tear them apart for good.…
©2014 Samantha Young (P)2014 Penguin Audio
NOTE: Some descriptions of sex, some violence & strong language
Credit Worthy: Absolutely
Best: I liked the book...fantasy (not PNR fantasy.) It was well written and a blend of humor, romance, over the top - this could never happen but its fun to imagine it could.
Least: Story line of billionaire, dominant is getting tiresome for ME. That is not to take anything away from this book. It is a great book with enough originality to not be a cookie cutter 'billionaire' story.
It is a cliffhanger...there is no completion, so know that you'll be tempted to buy the next two.
The narrator was average to better than average in the female character roles. The male characters left a bit to be a desired.
It is the first of 3 books...so it has a follow-up book. I don't think I'll invest in the next two because I'm tired of this type of story.
NOTES: Mature themes, violence and strong language
This book was on sale for less than $6. A great marketing move.
Credit worthy: No not when it is available for $6.95
Unfortunately I saw the movie first but on the other hand, if I read the book I would not have watched the movie. The book was interesting but having seen the movie I was already bit biased in my characters in the book.
I didn't understand the why the language needed to be so crass in the first few chapters. It did not add to the book at all and I'm not one to be easily offended by curse words and strong language. This really bothered me and I almost stopped listening.
I think that had I not seen the movie I would've been totally lost in this book because it jumped around a bit.
While this is a story of how slave mentality affected women differently and the sacrifice & bond between sisters, I don't understand the fascination that surrounds the book. It was solid and the events were descriptive. However, I did not feel in any way that it was a five star read nor creditworthy.
Save your credit, watch the movie
NOTES: Strong language (really strong), graphic descriptions of sex, violence - including rape.
Sure, but I'm not an editor/author so take this with a grain of salt. I was waiting, waiting, waiting for something to happen...there was no mystery, adventure, seduction. The publisher's summary calls it 'exciting' - I didn't hear it.
If you cut the intimate scenes it was a book about animals - a humane society, helicopter pilot and a cast of many characters. Perhaps the author was setting the table for future books in the series.
In this debut to an exciting new series, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life, while pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire. Contains mature themes.
©2011 Jill Shalvis (P)2011 Tantor
Right now I'm listening to Mastered by Lorelei James. After that I'm going for a counter terrorism or some other sort of military thriller.
She was average, not bad not distinguished. The script required her to make animal sounds - not something that makes an adult book seriously.
NOTE: Mature themes
I LOVE George Guidall's performance. He has the gravely voice one would expect these SEAL (former) to have.
I'm REALLY trying to like Brad Thor & Scott Harvath but it is hard. I miss the man and mastery of Vince Flynn. I also am so attached to Mitch Rapp.After two books Thor is not rising to that high, high bar.
As with Foreign Influence there were a lot of characters and things got confusing. The storyline got me confused and I felt like I was trying to catch up or sort things out. By the time I got a grasp on it the story had moved along and the cycle repeated.
Thor has his fans who give him 5*s and the detractors who rate him with 1*. I'm still on the fence. If you like him, he's credit worthy, for me I'm reserving judgement.
I think a great book stands alone even if it is part of a series. The 2 I've read thus far do not. I will try again starting with book 1, maybe a fresh start at the beginning of the series will help me (the premise and plot are intriguing.)
NOTE: Strong language and descriptions of violence
Best-selling author Brad Thor has crafted a must-read blockbuster featuring hard-nosed U.S. anti-terrorist agent Scot Harvath.
Fiendish al-Qaeda terrorists are planning to rescue their imprisoned WMD expert during the chaos they create with their July 4th destruction of all bridges and tunnels to Manhattan. Now it's up to ex-SEAL Harvath to stop the evil-doers -- and neutralize the diabolical three-foot-tall villain known as "The Troll" who supplies their intelligence.
My initial thoughts on this book was that it was very nice, sweet romance with very little drama and no erotic scenes. Before writing this review, I reading other reviews (mistake, I'll not make again) that left me with a different perspective.
The book beginning was intense and heart wrenching. The middle went from a couple eyeball roll scenes to a predictable and boring journey.I believe this could have easily been a solid 4* book had A.L. Jackson invested a bit more intensity and realism.
There was little resistance from Elizabeth to Christian after he left her when she became pregnant. Perhaps if the heroine were stronger...if I say more I'll spoil, and I don't want to give anything away.
I enjoyed this book as it was feel good and tugged at the heart a bit (even my cold, black heart.) It is more Chic Lit after the first few chapters. Take this Regret is the 1st in at least a 4 book series. Currently only 0.5, 1 & 4 are available here at Audible.
As with a lot of the [new to me random authors] books I pick up, this was a promotion/sale purchase. I don't 'regret' it (ha ha) and if 2 became available I might give it a go. But I have A LOT more to get through before I go looking for more books.
Purchase Worthy: Not unless on sale
Credit Worthy: Not to me
NOTE: Some strong language
There are some mistakes we make that we will regret for the rest of our lives. For Christian, it was the day he betrayed Elizabeth. Christian Davison has a plan for his life. He is determined to become an attorney and to one day take his place as partner in his father's law firm. Nothing will stand in his way, not even Elizabeth Ayers and their unborn child. After Christian cuts her from his life, Elizabeth spends the next five years struggling to provide for her daughter and willing to sacrifice anything to give her child a safe, comfortable life. For five years, Christian has regretted the day he walked away from his family and will do anything to win them back just as Elizabeth will do anything to protect her daughter from the certain heartache she believes Christian will bring upon them. When Christian wrestles his way into their lives, Elizabeth is faced with asking herself if it is possible to forgive someone when they've committed the unforgiveable and if it is possible to find a love after it has been buried in years of hate. Or are there some wounds that go so deep they can never heal? They say everyone deserves a second chance.
©2012 A.L. Jackson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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