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.
The narration reminds me of overacted theatre. It was decent initially, but it became more annoying as the story progressed. I'll admit she did a good job with the accents of the house staff, but the storytelling and main characters grated on me.
As far as the story, decent intrigue with mysterious holes in the ground, but they're left unresolved and everyone seemed to forget about them entirely! That was weird. Then again the story is a total cliffhanger. I'd like to know what happens next, but it's not worth the credit to me. As for the earl and his wet nurse, the only reason he seems to fall in love with her is her sex drive. It's obnoxious.
Ira and Ruth's story brought me to tears. Long lives together full of love, sorrow, joy, hardship, beauty. It brought me to tears at times.
Then Sophia and Luke's story, young, full of hope, so new that it's lacking the depth of long love for true honesty. But secrets can destroy love, and they will have to learn to journey past the fear of they want to make it.
A slightly slow beginning, but beautiful and worth the listen!
What a good listen! I got this solely based on the reviews, and they weren't wrong! The perfect amount of drama, comedy, and sex appeal kept me hooked and I couldn't stop listening. Rowen might have gone a little crazy sometimes, but it was part of her wholesome, naïve charm. And yes, Adam is the perfect rockin', swoon-worthy hero. If you like this genre, you'll love this book!
I love Samantha Young. And I love this new book! She tells stories so beautifully, and has created characters that you can't help but love. Alexa is witty, self assured, with just enough issues to make her a believable character. I was concerned this would potentially be like 50 shades (don't get me wrong, I enjoyed those books), but instead it was its own story, full of drama, steamy scenes, and a plot that kept me so hooked that I couldn't stop reading! If you've enjoyed previous work by Samantha Young, you'll love this one too! If you're new to her, take a chance! You won't be disappointed.
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.
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