Lost a star for the worst ending....... Seriously? Conrad and Marian didn't even kiss or sleep together nor did we get any real closure with Marian and Peter. You've got to be kidding me. Up until the ending, I thought it was the best book I've read this year or maybe in the last 2 years.
I read thru all the reviews before purchasing this book and of course most of them are misleading on performance (the first thing that came to mind.... they must be friends of the narrator). I cannot believe that only one person mentioned the horrible narration. To be honest, I cannot accurately provide a helpful review because I stopped listening after the first chapter ( I could not get past the narration). If you love Sarah Castille's books, I recommend you purchase this one on kindle or hardcopy (the storyline seems interesting). Good luck.
I haven’t written a review in almost 3 years but I had to break my silence to address the ….. ( need a word for the abrupt ending of this book, can’t think of any right now my mind is too jumbled). I will not address what this book is really about because it would be no different from the summary provided to us by the author/publishers (above) or without giving a spoiler; I will only address the abrupt ending….. Ms. Giffin, your readers would like to know what happens with Shea and her “most favorite person in the world” when they met up later. What did they talk about? Was it Lucy etc? Did they make love (I’m sure they did but we want to know, I can’t live on assumptions)? Did they have a baby? How long before they moved in together? And much more. Although this was a great book (as usual) and I stayed up all night reading it, I a very angry in the end because I paid for this book hoping to get my money’s worth but like more retailors these days, the deal was cut short. After which I couldn’t sleep wondering what happened next. Unless, you have another follow up book in the works ( please, please, please say yes) if not, there is no excuse. If you would note, I am using the word/pronoun “we” because I am sure your other readers are having a love hate relationship with the ending of the book as well, love, the way it happened and hate, how you left us hanging with NO epilogue or one last page addressing the next. Please, please, I beg of you, publish a deleted scene about what happens after (I’ll even pay for it).
Disappointed, and one of your greatest fan……me.
You have got to be kidding me.... Really…… Johanna Lynsey how original, playing swticharoo with the maid (Then to make matters worse), in the house of the man you will marry. I paid for this drivel? I skimmed through about 19 chapters. 84 % of the book was about her deception. The book was good overall (if you like those kinds of childish games), but since it turned me off in the beginning I knew, that no matter how good the rest of the book, I would not enjoy it.
What a remarkable journey into the lives of Gideon and Eva. The narration was a delight. The book was perfect. Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways:
The Narrator was fabulous, (after listening to this book, now one of my top 3 all time favorites)
The Plot was simply the best, the sexual tension/scenes, the pleasure, the eagerness, the characters, the anxiety, the love, the fulfillment, the laughs, the tears, the longing for the next book. I am now officially obsessed with the Crossfire series.
This book has little (very little) likeness to Fifty Shades of Gray.
My note to publisher and Author:
I hate you for making me wait until June for the next book.
Absolutely loved it. My immediate thoughts after the first chapter was “great..... another attempt to re-write Fifty Shades of Gray.” In the end, I was totally wrong, I laughed, got angry, was repulsed, cried and talked to the characters as if they were real people. The hero (Gabe) and heroine (Mia) have known each other for years. Gabe is scarred by his ex-wife and vows he would never get involved in a relationship without protecting himself. Mia has always had a girlish crush on Gabe, never knowing his special likeness for her. Now Mia is all grown up, and plans to make a surprise appearance to her brother’s hotel grand opening ....... and there it begins. Very happy ending, I only wish there was an epilogue to follow.
The narrator sounds, like a very old lady ; not very comfortable listening to swearing or sex scenes being read by someone that sounds like my gramma. Linda Howard is a wonderful author; if you are willing to take the chance go for it.
I have no idea how to rate this book. The narrator is simply horrible. As such, I am unable to provide a sound and helpful review. I could not get past the first 3 chapters. Request a "re-read' please.
I have a love hate relationship with Kresley Cole, I LOVE all her books but hate that she keeps me anxiously awaiting her next release. An extraordinary list of characters, this book had it all; I laughed, cried, amazed, etc and in love with Jackson.....
Readers, I recommend you purchase this one, TRUST me. I never thought I would ever "waste my credit" on young adults’ books, but..... if they’re all as good as this one………….hmmmmmmmmm.
Readers, If you love, fantasy, Sci-fi and just a tab bit of romance, you will not regret this buy.
Lord, is the Narrator terrible! It was like listening to a cartoon mob boss ( tossing coin, cigar and all). I tried very hard to get past it but could not. Could have been a great book but....
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