I enjoyed the narrator's characters and his voice was different than the usual narrators you hear.
The ending was good. Sort of funny.
Rafe as a character was annoying and lovable at the same time.
It is just a typical romance novel. No extreme reactions.
Enjoyable book. Can't wait to read the next one!
Probably not. I'm not a person who re-reads many books. It was an enjoyable book though.
The switch of romantic interest was interesting and I liked it. Although, Cheyenne jumping right into bed after being hit on in the park, after saving her virginity for so long struck me as off and a weird thing to do, but after the book progressed it became clear he really cared for her even before hitting on her. I also had trouble with the parts with her friends plotting an intervention while on a cruise before ever meeting the guy and basing their judgments on rumors. They really pissed me off.
The book was a rollercoaster of emotions and I liked that. It def made me want to listen to it all in one sitting, just to see how she handled all the problems she introduced. I could almost guess who she'd end up with, but for a while there I wasn't sure, and that is a good thing in the world of cookie cutter romance books.
I'm not sure. It would depend on the person I was recommending it to because of one reasons. The story was wonderful and enjoyable, with chemistry and an interesting, sort of different and new plot. It kept me hooked and I couldn't wait to see how it ended. However, the ending...I have a lot of problems with. It felt rushed and like a second thought. Almost like "Oops! Deadline approaching, have to end this soon!" She introduces a huge problem right at the end and "solves" it (and almost every problem in the book) neatly right on the last paragraph. Too neatly. Too quickly and hardly believable. After learning all about the characters, it just felt like they would have needed more than one single half-day to handle the issue and problem she introduced. She and the characters needed a couple more chapters. I just really had a hard time with it. I'm hoping the next book in the series is a little better.
I enjoyed her style of narration and enjoyed all 10.5 hours of it. Both Simon and Gail were wonderfuly done.
Its really good. I don't how it ranks, but it was an enjoyable audiobook.
I liked the ending, obviously. It is the best part of the whole book. Tom Mison did a wonderful job with it.
Tom Mison (best known for his current starring role as Ichabod Crane on the Fox series Sleepy Hollow) he did a wonderful job and gave it the sleepy quality at the beginning and slowly went to spooky by the end.
Yes! After visiting BoonsBoro, MD, it was really neat to read a story about them and be able to see in my head what was going on. Especially, since almost all the businesses, including the inn, bookstore, pizzeria and such are actual businesses. And the rooms in the Inn are exactly as described in the book. Making it really special. After my next visit, I will probably re-read/listen to this book again!
The scene were Clare truly realizes she has fallen for Beckett with the dogs and kids tumbling around his legs.
Where Clare breaks down in the Inn about the ghost that haunts it and why her deceased husband never came back.
Making it one of my favorite books are the characters. I totally fell in love with them. Thye are so well written, rounded, and formed. Clare is wonderful, and felt like a sister. Beckett is so dreamy. Could he be any more perfect?? I can't wait to read the next one!
Yes! Loved it!
I've read the other books in the series and she is getting better.
This was my favorite book of the series so far. I loved meeting Katie's family, especially her Granny. It reminded me of my extremely close knit family and the tiny town we live and farm in. The character developments were interesting and the plot moved a little quicker this time. It didn't feel like it was creeping along for no reason like in parts of the previous books. I can't wait to read the next one!
This dang series. It is so good and I'm so hooked.
Katie and Owen's kiss under the mistletoe.
Christmas at Owen's foster parent's house. Owen is such a complex character and I love learning more about the sexy, powerful wizard who's so shy.
Yes. I bought it and finished it in the same day. I am so hooked on this series. The ending of this one had me throwing money at Amazon and Audible for the next book.
Katie was much better in this book and Owen became even more complex and I'm still swooning. (Don't tell my husband! lol). He really is a wonderfully developed character and I'm dying to read more.
I think so. I liked how she did the male character's voices. They had depth of character, just from the voices, and it really added to the story.
It was funny.
Interesting. Different. Depth.
The narrator did ok. The main character's accent really started to get to me at the end. It is supposed to be Texan but comes off as a New Yorker pretending to be southern and really bothered me. She constantly sounded shocked, hard of hearing, and (I hate this word) crazy bossy. However, I liked how she did the male character's voices. They had depth of character, just from the voices and I really liked that.
I laughed a few times, but I didn't have an extremem reaction to it.
Interesting. Loved the premise. The beginning was interesting and really pulled me in. I was waiting for the tension to build to a big climax, but it never did. There was a climax of the story, a magical one, but it felt late and the tension wasn't built towards it. It just...happened. The story is very business based. It is like a legal drama with magic, fairies, and elves. In all honesty, I am really hoping this book is just setting up the rest of the series for a thrilling ride of magic and romance. Other than that, I am totally swooning over Owen Palmer.
It was cute and I loved the romance side of it. It actually said "Aw" outloud a few times.
The premise is so interesting that it has me hooked. Plus a pair of shoes that makes every man want you? Sign me up!
I loved her male voices and I wish Owen had more speaking parts. *Swoon* I had trouble with her accent she gave Katie's speaking voice. It drove me up the wall at times, especially when she put on her Texan accent. It was jarring and loud. Almost like Katie has a slight hearing problem and shouts everything she says. I liked the narration voice though. It was pleasant, soothing, and worked for me. Again, Audible included the first two chapters of the next book in the series, and I'm hooked again!
The scene where Katie is showing off her new outfit to her friends, parents, and friend's boyfriends and she thinks to herself: “Maybe that's what I'd been doing wrong all along. I'd been so worried about being practical that I'd forgotten about making myself special. If I didn't think I was special, why should anyone else? And I WAS special.”
I actually liked this book much better than the first, which is a huge rarity for me. The only reason I read it is because Audible included the first two chapters at the end of the first book, and I was hooked. The plot moves much quicker in this book, but it is still a bit slow. The tension was built really nicely towards the climax of the book as well and had me on the edge of my seat. I like Katie, but she can be a thick now and again. It took her longer than I expected to realize her dilemma given all the proof she had and then she wouldn't tell anyone despite the horrific danger she was in. Owen had me swooning again, of course. I really like the character developments for him and many of the other characters in this book.
The writing was funny where it needed to be funny and spooky were it needed to be spooky. Cute story.
Maybe. It is a cute, interesting story. A bit cheesy and predictable. Not the best story I've ever read, but very very far from the worst. From the first two chapters you can see who will end up with who and the problems they are going to face, but it was still a fun read.
The characters were a bit hard to decipher between, but it was enjoyable.
The very very end was really sweet.
This short story really sums up what reading is for me. Escaping into a book to escape the often dull, boring, real world, is what I do every time I read.
Obviously, Walter Mitty. I feel for him, and really wish he had a happier real life.
Ben Stiller was an amazing narrator. I really liked how you could tell between the "real life" and not so real life easily with just his voice. His real life voice was bored, lonely, and tired and his fantasy voice was excited and full of energy.
Since this was already made into a film, I really liked their tag line.
"Stop Dreaming. Start Living"
Loved Ben Stiller's comments at the end. :)
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