I only got about an hour into it, but it was such a slow start...maybe it could have gotten good, but it was just taking too much time. And the plot was weird, I couldn't decide who was the woman's love interest, her very young room-mate (creepy) or the snobby, uptight editor---which could have been good, but come on get to it!
Maybe just a traditional period romance.
I'm not a big fan of male narrators for romance so maybe a woman narrator.
The roommate guy....he was unrealistic...and I hated his voice
I got this one on sale and I figured it would fair at best (as most of the sale books are). But it was pretty good, especially the ending. Usually everything ends all wrapped up as neat as can be. I like that this seemed more realistic. Very hot sex scenes and the chemistry between the 2 main characters was excellent.
On the negative side--the narrator was little too sexy, she almost growled every line. I like her voice but she overdid it a bit.
Very realistic situation that I can totally see happening. I'm surprised there are not more versions of this subject--a young self-centered guy leaves his girlfriend pregnant only to grow- up and finally realize what a huge mistake he's made. This was a great story, I would highly recommend it!
The only thing that bugged me was AGAIN the author choose to have them not tell each other things that most normal people would and some of the things were a little unrealistic. (SPOILER COMING) If you know anything about little kids you know that while the little girl might be a bit down when the mom won't let her see her Dad, but she wouldn't stop eating and stare at the walls for days.....little kids aren't built that way. They don't have the ability to think about things the way we do and they have no attention span, so they forget quickly.
This was just OK..I read Loki's Daughter by the same author so I thought maybe this would be as good. The story line was very convoluted ......too many strange twists and stupid misunderstandings, Just tell him that his shroud is poison already!!! Chapter and chapter of her keeping things from him even when he's proven to be a good guy. Why would you not at least try to explain that it is what is making him sick??? So ridiculous!
It was very realistic..in so many romance novels characters make stupid decisions; like they decide not to tell someone something important for silly reasons, or they don't demand answers about other things. Subsequently, misunderstanding occur and that becomes the main plot device. That is not what happens here. There are reasonable reasons for the conflict between the 2 main characters yet their is lots of chemistry too.
I think I liked that it was funny in addition to all of the other things I expected (ie romance). There are some laugh-out-loud funny parts!
When the girls steal the guys cloths and the guys decided to get back at them....
One of the best romance novels I've read this year. IF you like romance and IF you read a lot of it you know that often it's the same story line recycled over and over. This one seems fresh and the setting/time period (Vikings!) is not as overdone as the 1800's.
No....I hope people don't think this is okay-to treat this woman like this. Sure Taryn jumps to conclusions a lot, but mostly she puts up with a lot of crap and gets very little sympathy for it. She should of told Ryan to f-off along time ago. He hides their relationship from the world and lets his publicist, agent, and the public at large think she's nothing and allows the world to believe he's hooking up with someone else. He makes her wait across the street and watch him schmooze with his co-star who is in love with him. He expects her to be okay with watching him kiss his ex-girlfriend co-star day after day. But when he has his jealous fits over nothing (as far as he knows) he tries to control her and the situation to make him feel better . He was such a manipulative, narcissistic jerk and by the end of the book I was sooooo hoping she would dump him and make him gravel a little.
Not made Taryn such a doormat.
None, but it wasn't the narrator's fault. I even hated Taryn's best friend, Marie--a lot!....if she was my best friend and she slapped me knowing what I'd been through that night I would have punched her in the face and fired her from my bar.
Not really.....it was sooooooo long. I feel the editor could have cut the book down by 1/3 and still told the same sexist story.
Towards the top!
Never listened to him before...at least I dont' think so....I don't pay much attention to narrators. But he was perfect for this part!
Really great! This is a romance with a twist and it seems that is impossible these days. Every romance is so predictable anymore, but The Rosie Project manages to create this unique modern couple, that I can't really identify with, but I still love!
I wish they had put an actual photo on the cover...Don is a character that grows on you, and by the end even I was in love with him. I just wanted to know what he looked like, for some reason I couldn't image him. This is another book that would make a great movie!
It was so new and different. I really had no idea where it was going and how it would end. There so many ways it could go and it was a blast trying to guess what would happen next.
When Marco reveals himself to Celia.
Great story that's a romance and more. I don't like books where the author seems to scream, "I'm a great writer! Look at all the beautiful words I've written...look how many I use to describe every last detail of every scene". This author is great...and does have a vivid imagination but, it doesn't bog down the action. I never felt like I needed to skip ahead to the action like I do with some books in the fiction genre.
It was just a really unique story. I really hope they make a movie out of this...it would be excellent!
Okay, I love a good ole sloppy romance just as much as the next person, but this was just really bad. There was very little story...so much of the book was spent building this perfect relationship and after a while I kept waiting for something to happen. The dialog was so ridiculously perfect and their was never any motivation given for Logan to suddenly decide Claire was the one to make him settle down and be a "better man". All of the..."events" of the books were so obvious I saw them coming by chapter 2. I don't know, maybe I'm finally growing out of romance novels, it seems its hard to find a good one anymore.
The relationship between Juliette and Warner. Probably the best chemistry between two YA characters since Edward and Bella....only better!
Duh! When Juliette finally gives in and tells Warner she loves him.
She does Warner's voice perfectly. Often women can't do the guy's voice very well, but Warner's voice is very......Warner.
Yes! This was the hottest YA book I've ever read. In fact, my 12 year old read the first 2 and I'm not sure I want her to read the last one. It is really pretty graphic. But Tahereh Mafi knows how to write scenes with sexual tension without dragging it out too long. She also did a great job of not making it all about romance.
Why are they making movies out of YA Books like Beautiful Creatures, Divergent, and Mortal Instruments and NOT this series. It is way better.
Best ending to a series I've ever read! ...........and maybe there'll be a 4th? Maybe???!
Wow...I thought the premises was fun....alien/human love affair, but wow, its about the most unromantic thing I've ever heard. The male lead is a controlling, abusive, psychopath with no redeeming qualities at all. The "Happy ever after" is the woman excepting that despite the fact that her oppressive,"lover" has EVERY warning sign of a major domestic abuser, she is just overreacting and should try to accept her fate as his captive and sex slave. How is this romantic? Its really kind of sick. And don't get me started on the fact that author uses words like "penis" and "vagina" when describing sex scences.......is this a medical report or erotica?
This was just bad; bad writing, bad narrating (she sounds WAY to straight laced for erotica), and bad characters....in the end I was hoping Mia would kill her lover! Or herself. I'm sure that's not what the author was trying to convey. Too bad, this could have been a good book.
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