Found that I seem to only write reviews for books I don't like, so let me say I like this new series from Linda Lael Miller. I like her a lot as an author and I'm looking forward to Book 3 in series. I may have enjoyed Big Sky Country (book 1 in series) even more than this one.
I've listened to two other books from Kim Law and I was looking forward to this one - it was a BIG disappointment. I struggled to even finish listening. This is another one of those books that go on and on about staying away from someone, he'll break my heart again, but maybe we could just spend one more night together. Keep repeating this scenario over and over again. Aargh! This couple doesn't communicate, solves all problems by having sex, then lives happily ever after because their 'chemistry' will conquer all. I also, normally, have no problem with Natalie Ross' narration, but this book brought out the worst in both author and narrator. Ms. Ross' phoney sounding laughs exacerbate the irritating story line.
I happen to really like Alison Packard. Her story is the first and the best of the three. If you've read "Love in the Afternoon" & "The Winning Season" you'll recognize a few of the character name - though this is a stand alone novela. The second story is good, but the third brought down my ratings. Didn't like the narrator and I couldn't buy into the story.
I love Jill Shalvis and her Lucky Harbor series, but books 7 and 8 in the series were a disappointment. The characters are not as engaging and the "mystery" in both books was totally predictable. I might get book 9 out of the library, but definitely won't waste an Audible credit. Hopefully, the next set in the series will be back up to the standard of the first 6 books.
I'm about to write Audible to let them know there are big problems with this book. Spots where is sticks like a broken record, spots where the story skips forward leaving and you have to fill in the blanks.
Thought this was part of her US Attorney Series ... it's not. Normally I like her books, but I listened to "Bluegrass Baby" last month and it's virtually the same story. The professions are different - same storyline, but "Bluegrass Baby" is funny and has a more believable setup.
Well written, loved the characters. Although many stories have characters hiding secrets from the past, I thought this book handled it better than most. Realistic characters dealing with realistic situations in a realistic way.
I actually listened to the book as a way to go to sleep! The narrator was truly awful. The story suffers due to the narration, which is a lesson in articulation. In fact, some words are so over articulated they are actually mispronounced!
Really enjoyed Molly Harper's writing and Amanda Ronconi's narration. I hope she writes more of this kind of novel, because I intensely dislike the vampire, witch, werewolf, paranormal theme. Miss Harper's writting is witty (snarky, too!), and even though we all know it will have a happy ending (it is a romance after all) - I completely enjoyed the journey!
Susan Mallery books are among my favorites reads (listens). But if you're expecting the same tone as the Fool's Gold series you might be disappointed. I really liked the characters in this book (though not in the first book of the series) and was so involved I found myself crying all the time. That's the difference - there is a heavier or more serious tone to this book. Reminded me of Kristan Higgins' books.
This is the 3rd book in the Hope's Crossing series. I listened to book 2 and read book 1 because it wasn't on audio. Bought this one as soon as it came out on audio - guess that speaks for itself! Although not everything is happily ever after in the books, the characters are wonderful and real life tragedies rather than murders are the obstacles they overcome. The 4th book will be coming out soon and I intend to buy that one as soon as it comes out. The only real negative is the narrator who's a voice is a little boring, but not so bad I can't listen to the books.
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