SAVANNAH, TN, United States | Member Since 2013
This was a quick book - I was finished with it by the second day. The plot was a bit predictable - but the characters were likable and had great chemistry.
This book could be compared to any other paperback romance novel... but it's always nice to read a simple romance story with a happy ending.
The only reason I didn't give this book five stars is that in contrast to King's other novels, this one just didn't 'grip' me. That being said, it was an excellent story. There were many many heartwarming parts that brought tears to my eyes. As with all of King's books - I immediately connected with the characters - related to them, felt sorry for them, loved them. One thing I love about Stephen King novels is the 'creepiness' factor... this book lacked that. What this book DID have, though, was a solid plot: romance, murder-mystery, coming-of-age. I enjoyed it a lot.
This was a perfect 'prequel' to The Brothers Sinister series. I love Courtney Milan's way of creating romantic chemistry between the characters. And I particularly liked the bit about the hair pins... Very sexy!
This book was very short - but each of the characters had good depth! The witticisms exchanged between the two main characters were excellent.
I was a bit confused about the 'Twelve Year Later....' afterward - but it made more sense when I began the actual book 1 of the series. As I said before, this book is actually a prequel.
If you enjoyed the first book and are interested in the characters, give this book a chance. Don't expect it to be as gripping and enjoyable as the first book, though. I'll definitely be reading the third book in the series because Carriger was smart enough to end this one with a surprise and a shock.
I'm a sucker for a good love story... but this one just disappointed me. Missed opportunities and misunderstandings between lovers can be charming to a point - but when the ENTIRE BOOK is centered around one person's lies and another person's horrible snobbery... that's going a little far. Then at the end, very suddenly, an unlikely happy ending? I found the book to be too long and the characters to be unlikable.
This book is the second in the series - and I am reading them in order. It was just as enjoyable as the first, and I enjoyed getting to know the characters I met in the first book. The sexiness from the first book for sure carries over to this one... the chemistry between the main characters is definitely still there.
The 'who-done-it' part of the book was more transparent than in book one, however. I had the mystery figured out by the early middle of the book... then it was just a waiting game until Eve figured it out.
Enjoyable, though. I'll be moving on through the series - because I'd like to see what happens after this book's surprise ending.
An American woman would never stay with a husband who treated her so badly... but hey, maybe women in other countries put up with more crap than we American women do. I found myself outraged at the male characters in this book... and outraged that the women put up with it! It was a great read, though - lots of surprises, some very very funny parts, parts that made me feel terribly embarrassed for the main character, and even a few parts that made me cry. Beware, though - this is not a book for the faint-of-heart... it has some crude words and phrases. Very enjoyable, overall. I'll be reading more of Kathy Lette.
Caroline Lee did a fantastic job, as always. I love her narration.
When I purchased this audio book I knew I was stepping outside of my comfort zone. This is not typically something I would read. The reviews mentioned that it had some strong Jane Austen vibes to it, though, and that it was very romantic... and since those two aspects appealed to me, I gave it a try. I was very surprised by how much I liked it!! I'm not into the whole werewolves and vampires rage... but the story turned out to be quite entertaining! And I really liked the romantic chemistry between the two main characters.
This was my second Kate Morton book. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as The Forgotten Garden, but it was still an excellent story. Set in WW2 London - this book had just enough history in it to make you feel like this REALLY HAPPENED - as if the characters were all real people with real problems. The main characters, Dolly and Vivian, were not your typical 'leading ladies'. Both suffered from mental issues... and that's probably the thing that made this book different from anything else I've ever read. You knew you couldn't necessarily trust the narrator. I loved it.
Caroline Lee did a fantastic job. She has such a lovely voice.
This won't be my last Kate Morton novel.
Naked in Death was a really enjoyable book. The author does a nice job introducing you to characters that will be present in the remainder of the series. The 'who-done-it' mystery was pretty shocking... not predictable at all - which I like. And I really liked the leading male character... a very sexy hero for the story.
She does a really great Irish accent.
My husband is in law enforcement - and so I really found the futuristic world of law enforcement to be interesting and believable!
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