Fabulous romance with an interesting twist but don't count on the publisher's summary to make a decision to buy. The glaring errors in the publisher's summary make me think that the publisher never read the book. The plot is terrific but the summary is really off the mark. Bess is majoring in counseling not fashion design. She is not a waitress but the manager of a sweets store in a tourist town. She is dating a "towny", Nick, but there was no indication that her family would not approve of him but would be surprized and question her because they knew her longtime boyfriend,Andy. Nick had had a terrible childhood and wasn't going to college and seemed like a misdirected but nice guy underneath. Beth didn't want to explain herself because she wasn't confident of her relationship with Nick and "it was none of their business". Andy is a philandering cad not an intellectual but he did have plenty of money. There was not much to chose between to two young men except that Andy was a cheating liar and Nick wasn't directed but meant well and both of the men manipulated Bess. The young Bess made some bad choices and as a result had to make some very difficult decisions later in her life. The plot centers on information gathering and decision making process with sex and relationships both past and present thwown into the mix.
I like this book and I disagree with many of the reviews that criticized the book for the plot being unbelievable, and for the book's ending. Of course the book is unbelievable. The whole premise of the trilogy is dysporia and is created in the authors imagination. While I'm not pleased with the ending, at least it wasn't unbelievably sweet like so many reviewers would have liked it to be. Life does have disappointments. And the comment about the goverment's reaction to giving up on a project is 'unbelievable' was untrue because who knows what the state of the US government would be after a major revolution. It isn't any less believable than the experiment itself.
Stories about men romance doesn't interest me. I have no problem with anyone who can find love but I can't relate with the characters
Wow! I thought that this was going to be another frivolous sci-fi fantasy but its just the opposite. Say hello to the flip side of Atlas Shrugged. This book is about the public wrenching the power back from the amoral, power hungry few. It also describes what happens when you rely on the government to solve problems instead of personally getting involved. It is very provocative in addition to being a great read.
I'd forgotten how witty Amanda Quick (Jayne Krentz) was in her earlier works. I thoroughly enjoyed this romp through regency England and may revisit more of her 1990's books.
Good, clean fun. The conflicts created by the lack of money and royal protocol create a lot of interest especially for this American. There is just enough actual historical circumstances and characters to make the plot seem believable and the author has a great sense of humor. Very enjoyable.
The experience of this book would be improved if the male narration was improved. The-female narrator was between a 3and 4 but there is no place to rate the narrators separately. The plot and writing weren't that great either. I won't be buying any more books by this author or the male narrator.
The plot is riviting, writing is wonderful, but what I especially like is the sense of fun that weaves throughout the story and there are quite a few belly laughs in this book. I listen with earphones and my husband hates it when I burst out laughing which makes it all the more fun because he has to listen to the book himself later.
The story is fun and entertaining but was ruined by the narrator. There were scenes that would have been humorous had the narrator done a better job. Breaths were taken too often at inappropriate times, the tone was amateurish and the characters were not developed. The overall rating was mediocre because of poor narration.
Just more of the same in this series but in this book there is more sex than any plot and even then it ends without saying what happens to the heroine. What's with that? Especially since each book has its own heroine. Maybe I'm just tired of women being portrayed as subservient. Not sure that I will buy any more of this series.
I really don't care for the narrator's male voice it makes all of the men sound like idiots or just plain weird. She's good for the rest of the reading but her men's voices are just plain distracting.
This series is captivating but this book is extra special because the author put in a scene that made me laugh so hard I cried. She did it at the perfect moment when the situation was hopeless and lots of entities, vampires, faeries and humans are dying so the "reader" is all tensed up waiting for disaster to strike and then she drops in this amazingly hilarious scene. I hope that she meant it to be funny otherwise I have a skewed sense of humor. It would be terrific if she put at least one funny scene in each of her books. The humor is much like Janet Evanovich whose Stephanie Plum books I love.
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