I am a little too old for the YA books but this was still good. I was totally involved and loved the characters. Although not shown, there is a male narrator for the male character. Both narrators are great which always makes the story just that much better. The story was fun with some drama and I couldn't stop listening. Typical in some ways with the new YA craze but still worth it if you have liked them in the past.
It wasn't until the last 15 minutes that there was actually some story and then ended with a cliffhanger so that was irritating. I kept listening because I thought it would get better since it had a lot of good reviews but there was very little story line until the end. When there was nothing but sex on the wall, sex on the floor, sex in the shower, sex in the car, sex on the roof, sex at the office, and even some sex in a bed it got kind of boring after a while, if you can believe it. Now, I'm irritated that I would actually consider the next book just to find out what happens and I'm hoping I'll get past that by the time it is released.
The narrator wasn't horrible but I have heard better. She needs a little practice with her timing. Ugh about sums it all up.
Just kind of seemed like there wasn't much of a story and all sex and after a while it just got old. I seriously started fast forwarding through the sex. Who does that, right?
I really liked Volume 1 and this was kind of a predictable ending. I think the stories should have been combined because this was not strong enough to stand on its own. Still, if you want to know how it all plays this is entertaining. Just kind of uneventful..
I like the series and the author's writing but this one fell a little short in that there wasn't much of a story line. The whole thing was kind of "should I?" and "could I?" drug through the entire story. The narrators do a really good job so that helps. It's an ok listen if you have the credits.
This is about a guy who is the son of a hooker ( I think ) orphaned at 9 found roaming the halls of a hospital after his mom died where he was then found and adopted by a family and who later became addicted to drugs but then got clean and became a pompous bow tie wearing professor at a prestigous college. Enter adopted younger sister's best friend who fell madly in love with said professor when she was 17 and is now the student of this professor who wants her in return because she is so "pure" but she can't decide if she really wants him after pining for him for the last 8 years. And they have to sneak around due to the whole professor/student thing while she is deciding. The end. This is summed up in about 5 minutes then the rest of the tale is drug out for 24 hours listening and its just plain 'ol boring. It's the whole angst thing--"should I but I'm scared-want to but I don't know how-and in the meantime while I'm beating that dead horse lets hang from the rafters and have crazy monkey sex". Not only is the plot tired the story is just boring. Oh, yea--and she calls him Dante and he calls her Beatrice and a guy named Paul calls her Rabbit. And although they speak to each as if they are from the 1800's the f word is thrown in every once in a while to current it up a little. I'd be laughing if it wasn't so boring and unrealistic.
I normally would not feel qualified to write a review when I can't even finish the book but its just that cringe-worthy that it has to be said. I made it to half way thru the first download and was literally cringing. It's so corny. 1 star is a gift. A couple meets and in less than 24 hours they can't live without each other. "Natalie" had issues which turned her into your basic slut but supposedly got over them and isn't a slut anymore but for some reason is begging for sex in less than 12 hours after meeting a stranger on the beach. Luke, a self imposed recluse, falls madly in love with Natalie in less than 12 hours because she is so amazing. Why he thinks this? No clue. I am seriously laughing at how dumb this is. 1000 apologies if the story becomes amazing in the end but to me it is like nails down a chalkboard and I can't listen anymore.
As for the narrator, her female character sounds like baby talk at times. Dumb dialogue in baby talk....Cringe!!!! Coments like, "do you work out?" and "I like it when you wisper" and "so, no sex?' CRINNNNGGGGEEEEE.....!!!!!!
Written from the male point of view. Witty and clever dialogue, original, realistic, funny, endearing, sweet, very crude and everything else to make it AWESOME!!!! Best book on audible right now, in my humble opinion.
Sebastian York does an AWESOME job narrating as always. Totally makes it all work. Brilliant!!!
I love a steamy scene as much as the next girl but sometimes its just overkill and ends up just being a bore. From the car to the hallway to the bedroom to the shower to the back patio to grandma's house...ok, not grandma's house but if there was a grandma in this story then they would have had sex there as well. And when I say story, I mean what story? I still don't even know what this is about. A couple with issues, "no sir" and "yes sir", blah, blah, blah. The end. Obviously, I'd have to buy the next 2 parts to get to the point but there isn't much about this first part that makes me want to spend the money on 2 more parts. Sorry!!
This is about a sheltered daughter of a preacher who runs off to LA to go to college and major in film making. She runs out of money and starts stripping where she meets a heartthrob actor and they fall in love....in like 2 days.
SPOILERS--This story is so dumb and is completely unrealistic even in the fiction world. If this girl isn't sobbing she is dropping names and price tags. She may have been sheltered but come on???? The innocent turn sex kitten back to innocent got exhausting. It was actually painful to listen to and I forced myself to finish it. If it weren't for the sex aspect I would recommend it to a 10 year old. (and I think I'm pretty old fashion!) I found myself getting increasingly irritated with the juvenileness and kept checking to see how much longer I had to be tortured. I cringe at the part where the guy proposes to the girl on stage at the academy awards. I think it tried to have all the "angst battered soul who is rescued by a hot millionaire movie star-ness" but it just was ridiculous. It was so bad I even feel guilty writing this in fear of hurting the authors feelings--sorry Jasinda. It just felll really really short.
However, the narrator did good! :)
First, I liked the length which didn't drag so that was good so you get your money's worth. Second, even though the subject matters were serious and nothing to joke about, the writer had a way of adding a little humor which drew you in, pulled heartstrings and made the characters so lovable. Charlie is a celebrity that is continually making poor choices ruining his reputation in the industry and Kate grew up in foster care with abusive relationships. They met by both attempting to swim out to sea to commit suicide but bumped into each other out in the water and from there the relationship started. They brought out the best in each other and they began to heal. It's an odd mixture of deep and humor. Charlie is pitiful and adorable and Kate is sweet and kind and somehow it works. I thought it was totally worth the credit.
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