Surprisingly good romance combined with a pretty action-packed story. Really good narration as well.
This was one of the best historical romance novels I've read in a while. I was so surprised it was originally written back in 1989. Anyway, the story is well-developed and the characters are great! There is plenty of humor and an absorbing storyline that makes you feel emotionally vested in each of the characters. Even the annoying characters draw you in. The leading characters have great chemistry, and there is just enough romance to move you without making you feel like you need a shower or a cigarette afterward. This would be a great start to a series, and I hope I can find more Julie Garwood in this genre!
By the way, the narrator is top notch!
Cute, funny story with very likable characters. Just what you'd expect from vintage SEP! And nobody narrates like Anna Fields. She was truly a master at her craft.
After waiting so long for this next installment in the series, it is heartbreaking to be given a novel that is such a disappointment. Sallie Mae's character was ridiculous in constantly using her religious convictions as a shield against accepting Tucker for who he was when she was more than willing to overlook those convictions to have hot, wild monkey sex with the man at every possible occasion. How can you take someone like that seriously? Another irritant was the way Sallie Mae spoke. Perhaps I am just being trivial, but I found all of her "thee's" and "thy's" to be more than a little annoying. And to me, the chemistry between the two of them just seemed off -- nothing like the heat that existed between Caine and Desi. Then there was the problem of the narrator, who couldn't simulate a convincing male voice to save her life.
My advice is to not waste a perfectly good credit on this one. Save it and spend it wisely elsewhere.
This is obviously one of SEP's earlier works, but it is everything you love about her books: charming, funny, well-developed and HOT! If you are a SEP fan, you will SO not be disappointed with this book! Thanks, Audible, for adding it to your library!
This is your standard romance; nothing particularly exciting or remarkable. Actually, it was pretty predictable, but I think that was common for the time period in which this was written. Unless you are a die hard Nora Roberts fan in desperate need of something to fill a few hours, I wouldn't waste the money on this one.
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