I enjoyed the story, somewhat. It had a bit of a different flavor from what B.A. has written in the past. Even though I enjoyed the story and very much liked that the heroine was not the typical "bony blonde" that most romance novelists write about and loved that she was a "real girl" and despite her shyness and self-loathing she could be bold and bolster her inner strength to get and do what she wanted, at times, I think the story could have had more substance, more intrigue; something to hang onto.
Not sure how I would have changed the story, but would liked to have seen it drawn out a bit to include a little more intrigue. It does seem that B.A. has set us up to expect a second book to include Janecka & Luke's story, I just hope it's better than this one.
No. I was not so turned off by their performance, not so much as to quit listening (which I have done in the past with other books), but Ian MacLaren's voice and narration did not do the story justice. Also, I would have expected that whenever Travis or Luke talked, Ian's voice would be heard, however, that was not always the case. I think the set up of how the dual narrators was used lacked sync.
Only "Lifetime", otherwise, a resounding "NO"
Not Bella Andre's best, or even close. This book, however, will not make me quit listening to her books, but I will wait in the future to see some reviews and not blunder headlong into purchasing her book when it first hits Audible.
I thought the story was pretty good and really liked the new "take" on the vampire/paranormal world. That said it took awhile, actually a long while to get to a point at which I wasn't tempted to put an end to listening - the narration was not awful, but it wasn't great either. It sounds to me like LS has the potential to be a good narrator, but it definitely sounded like she was reading instead performing. The different accents were pretty good, I'll give her that
Wow, I couldn't believe the abrupt ending - not even an epilogue or hint of an ending; was a bit startling. Sure glad book 2 was out when I started listening to book 1 or I might have run screaming from the room (actually I was in my car) with a vow never to listen to this author again.
Overall I gave the book 3 stars - with a better narration I certainly would have pushed it to 4.
I enjoyed getting to know the MacKade brothers, their ghosts and the battle of Antietam. I am somewhat of a history buff and knew nothing about this northern most battle. The brothers' stories which incorporate the battle make me want to take a vacation.
Rafe's story was great as was Regan's "intrusion" into it. Now that we've met the brothers, can't wait to hear how their lives are changed by a "good woman".
I liked that this story was a bit different from the first two, still very enjoyable and still CB does an amazing job. My hope is that Audible snags as many of the Escape to New Zealand series as RJ writes and hope my vacation is not over yet.
Again, the story was good, accent was better and hope we see more. The character development is not the only thing that is good, the description of New Zealand, its beaches and countryside seemed to take on character as well.
I had never heard of this author or narrator before this series, both were amazing. CB's accent was spot-on. I really enjoyed the H & H, background characters and looking forward to their upcoming stories. My tastes run to a bit more on the steamy romance side but the accent of the men kinda made up for this a bit. Hope Audible continues to pick up the rest of the books, beyond #3 as I'm truly a fan.
This was my first for this author and male narrator. I know I like an author's writing when I check to see what other books Audible offers or I go to the author's website to see what's coming next. In looking back through Audible to see what else is offered by this author I noticed that ratings weren't very high, not sure why, but gonna find out. Hope this is not a "one hit wonder".
I enjoyed the suspense, drama, twists, turns, heroine and hero and all the background characters. I liked that the book was a little different than those I typically listen to and that this is truly a "romantic suspense" even though somewhat light on the romance. I would have liked more steamy romance but all and all I was glad to spend the credit.
I also always enjoy Tanya Eby's narration and now same goes for Alexander Cendese.
I thought this was the best of the Colorado Mountain series. I absolutely fell in love with both Ty and Lexi, both strong characters. The story had most of everything I enjoy in a good listen; drama, suspense, bad guys, really bad guys, really good guy, good and loyal friends, and somewhat explicit sex. I think KA could have done better in the sex department, describing it in more intimate, glasses steaming detail, but it was all right. I liked that most of the good guys from previous books in this series were still an important part of this one and I also liked that new characters were introduced. But, above all, the strong H/H did it for me, especially Lexi. I don't like to listen to a story where the heroine is "mamby-pamby", indecisive, co-dependent and not her own person. Lexi was none of these; she was strong, "through sass" and determined, yet nurturing.
Can't wait until the next in the series - Breathe; just hope it's as captivating as this one.
I like the premise of this series, so far, but the narration just might keep me from continuing with it. The narration is stilted and in some parts I could not separate different individual's portion of a conversation, most males sounded the same and female voices were ridiculous. I don't believe GJ was the best person for the narration of this series as there are so many different voices that need to be differentiated. It really is too bad.
As for the storyline, I believe, after having listened to Book #1 also, that it is getting better and character development, however slow, is also getting better. I don't like, though, that the villain (Gabriel) is the star of the show and is much more described that anyone else.
I love werewolves, suspense, drama, etc. but I think HK-W needs to step up her game.
Well, where do I start…I guess by saying that I have only come across a small handful of authors who are able to write with such passion that the story I am listening to draws me into the world of the characters at such a depth that I feel every emotion described or portrayed. I have cried, sobbed really, laughed; my heart has palpitated with anxiety, felt the depression and despair, the hopelessness and hopefulness. I felt the anger when there was anger, disgust and compassion for an addiction that so often sucks the goodness out of life and oh yeah, that ever demoralizing monster of codependency.
Whew, this trilogy was an emotional roller coaster that was exhausting but well worth the sleepless nights and neglect of everyday mundane chores that would only serve to draw my attention away from seeing how this all played out.
RK Lilley you truly are a remarkable writer. You are one of the best and I look forward to whatever you decide to grace us with next. Thank you.
This book was less than what I expected and hoped for; very little substance. Oh, there was some drama, a little angst, suspicion and redemption, but overall not much to sink ones teeth into. Not a waste of time entirely, but definitely not one I would recommend. I keep trying Diana Palmer's books/audios but her writing just doesn't do anything for me.
PG's narration was pretty good.
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