MESA, AZ, United States | Member Since 2012
I was hoping to enjoy this book, but it just didn't suck me in. I know I should've started at the beginning of the series, but Shannon Stacey did an ok job filling in the gaps. The problem was the characters were not that enjoyable. Sure, the main guy is kind, compassionate, and hooks a girl, but the girl he hooks is pretty self centered, and by the time I got to the end of the book I was hoping she'd do something to redeem herself. Nope. Instead, she had to have everyone else convince her that the guy she claims to be in love with is good enough for her, and despite the "happily ever after" I don't see a realistic happy ending. A lot like real life, except a good guy like that would (hopefully) not settle for second rate conceit. BORING. And disappointing.
Great, fun series! I've listened to the first multiple times, but I think I'll have to buy the e-book for this one if I want to get through it again. Alan Smyth does a decent job in some respects, but his voice for the American cousin, Iona, is atrocious! She sounds like a geeky American man, for one, and the R's are chewed entirely too much. I laughed every time I heard her. To top it off, the voice for Boyle was equally obnoxious. I couldn't tell him apart from his female Irish counterparts! So glad the story of Boyle and Iona has already happened. Praying they bring the first narrator back for the last book, or at least someone equally talented. This narrator? No thank you!
I LOVE THIS SERIES! I've listened to each book before this one more than once, and love the realness and rawness of the stories. AND they're HOT. I was a disappointed in the narration for this one because I felt that the accent was a way off, and could be distracting... But not distracting enough to not love this book! If you're super picky about narration, however, get the e-book instead.
I'm not usually into male narrators for romance, but James Daniels does an amazing job capturing the essence of New Orleans a and the Cajun dialect. The story was enjoyable too! Decent twists and turns (though the ending felt slightly anticlimactic). A good listen!
Great plot, great narration, I was sucked in and am so bummed the other two installments of the trilogy aren't released yet! I'll be pre-ordering these ones for sure, and waiting with bated breath!
This book is so terrible. Maybe it's me, seeing the rest of these reviews, but I feel this one all around sucked. The narration made Dahlia sound so fake when she had dialogue with River, and I didn't feel that her character's thoughts and dialogue belonged to the same person. The plot made her fiancé seem douchy, despite all his redeeming qualities, which I felt cheapened the story. And if I hear the adjective "adorable" again... Well, let's just say Kim Karr should invest in a thesaurus. No masculine hero of a book should be called adorable all the time, or adorably hot, adorably funny, adorably gag me! Not worth the credit. Can't even finish it.
I couldn't stop listening to this book. I suppose that makes it a good one, but I was frustrated, intrigued, and perplexed all at the same time, which got to be exhausting! The hero of the story is dark, dangerous, and hot... But I hated constantly questioning his motives and goodness. I also didn't realize when I purchased the book that it was published in 1991. Despite being dated, it was a good story, and Dick Hill is probably the best male voice actor I've heard yet! If you're looking for a nail biting, and at times erotic story, this could be the one!
This book is great. It's a romance, yes, but it is contemporary, and true to the hardships of life and the irrational coping mechanisms we humans sometimes use.
Joss' journey into dealing with the loss of her family as a teen is triggered when she meets hot businessman Braden, who challenges her to remember, feel, and face reality. She's screwed up, but caring at heart, and the emotional roller coaster sucks you in from beginning to end. Paula Costello does a great job with the accents, and I couldn't stop listening! HIGHLY recommended!
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and entertaining, and I found myself still listening even after I got home! The heroine has severe anxiety, but she has a right to be, and is strong enough to push through it and stand by her convictions, plus her counterpart was pretty entertaining and relatable, not some unattainable fantasy. Narration was great too, and I was hooked on the whole story from beginning to end!
I enjoyed listening to this book. It wasn't one that had me so enthralled I couldn't stop listening, but you can't win them all...
What I DIDN'T like about the book was the narrator. She did a good job with the accents and inflections of the characters, but when there wasn't dialogue it almost felt like her adrenaline was way up and I should expect imminent demise at every corner. It was hard to determine if someone was going to come up and snatch the heroine or if she was simply getting dressed!
I'm not saying don't get it, but I am suggesting you get it while it's on sale.
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