This was another enjoyable listen in the Writing Girls series. The hero and heroine both strong characters and very likable. Some good dialogue and plenty of sexual tension with a mild nicely written sex scene.
The narrator did a great job. The male voices sounded male, and she read with some emotion.
This story was just okay, not bad, not great either. I really really liked the hero, Lucious Felton, he was awesome! The heroine a bit wishy washy at times.
The switching back and forth between the sisters and who they were going to marry was a bit confusing and I didn't really care for that. First one sister is going to go after Mayne then the other will go for Lucious then maybe Holbrook, then they switch, or get jilted.... that was a bit annoying. Then one sister Imogen was sort of stupid and annoying at times.
There was some good chemistry between Tessa and Lucious and there was a couple of nicely written sex scenes, so if you wondering if there is sex in Eloisa James books there is. Not explicit sex, all romantic sex scenes.
Later on in the book it does get better though. It didn't turn me off to read the next book in the series but I also started a different book and will come back to this series later.
The plot and story line was not the best and like I said these girls couldn't make up their minds. But there is a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book and that was great! (I like lots of dialogue)
As for the narration, its Susan Duerden so you know your getting the emotion and the men sound like men, mostly they all sound the same though. and of course you get the sing song voice and drawn out consonants. But she is far from the worst narrator.
This was a good story. The characters were great, The hero was awesome. The heroine is funny, smart and very witty. Not a simpering whiny heroine. They had some great chemistry together, and a some nicely written sex scenes.
There is plenty of dialogue throughout the book, a good story line and plot.
As for the narrator, She did a great job. All the men sound like men and all the characters have their own distinct voice. She puts emotion in her reading as well which is always a plus.
These stories are so much fun to read. I love the story lines and plots. The Ghost, Helena is hilarious, a total hoot!.
I really enjoyed the main characters. They had some great chemistry together. A nicely written sex scene. And there is so much dialogue it's great! I love lots of dialogue in my books. Never a dull moment.
The narration is absolutely fantastic, I am a big Johanna Parker fan, she is perfect for these southern Louisiana books. The men sound like men and that is always a great thing.
Okay where to begin with this review.... I know, the crayola box! I have never in my life read a book with with so many color descriptions. Not kidding, not exaggerating. I did a search for a few colors in my kindle iPad app.
The Color Blue got 17 results, a few for example:"bottomless azure blue". "blue and charcoal shadows", "blue eyes, pale and rhuemy", "into the silvery blue horizon".
The Color Honey/Honeyed got 18 results, a few for example: "honey bronzed skin", "thick honeyed waves", "cascading mass of honeyed blonde hair" "the sunlight poured like honey through the dormered windows".
The Color Green got 52 results, a few for example: "his eyes were a bright laughing green", "hooded green eyes against warm umber skin", "eyes to a fierce, brilliant green shining and lucent like an emerald held in the light", " sharp points of burning fell green, flat and dark with animal rage" and so on and so on like I said 52 results for the color green.
Color Emerald got 9 results, I guess emerald could fall under the green category giving Green a whopping 61 results.
The Color Yellow, Charcoal and Orange only got 5 results each. Must not be favorite colors from the crayola box.
The Color Amber got 13 results, a few for example: "the muscles in his abdomen, ambers and charcoals and deepest grays outlined planes and angles of his flesh", "her closed eyelids to burnished ambers and golds", " the candlelight glowed amber and honey against her hair", " contained gorgeous deep flecks of amber and citrine embedded that sparked fire into there cool emerald depths"
And the most popular color for this book is Black with 86 results! At this point I don't need to give examples, I think everyone gets the idea of what I am talking about.
I would rename this book The Crayola Crayon Box and be done with it.
Its hard to enjoy a book when every other sentence contains a color description. So, no I did not like this book at all.
As for the narration, its Justine Eyre so it was fine. Not the best not the worst. The men sound like men and that's always good.
If you want to read about colors this is a great book if not then I suggest you skip it. it was extremely annoying (in a very dark cloudy blackish, greenish way).
This has been a great series so far. I really liked the hero Brandt and heroine Olympia. Very strong characters. They made a great match, had great chemistry and a few very well written sex scenes.
I love all the gifts the Wherlocks and Vaughns have, it is just a little paranormal thrown into a historical romance.
I have to say that there are so many children in these books and they are all so amazing and very funny. Along with some other fantastic secondary characters.
There is so much great witty dialogue in all of these books. Great story lines and plots that all come together very nicely. And the villains are truly villains to the extreme which makes the story even better.
As for the narration. Ashford McNab does a great job, all the men sound like men and everyone has their own distinct voice. She does a really good job on the kids's voices.
I got this book free with my Kindle Unlimited subscription and 2.99 on audible. What a great deal.
This is one of my favorite series ever! I really enjoyed Chase's story. I loved that she turned out to be woman, it was such a surprise. I really really liked Duncan West's character too. They had some good chemistry together, and some nicely written sex scenes.
I am looking forward to the next series by Sarah Maclean, she is a wonderful author.
As for the narration it's Justine Eyre so you know what your getting. Not the best not the worst. All the men sound the same but at least they so sound like men.
This is not my favorite that's for sure. The first 3 books I gave 5 stars, this one barely made 3 stars. It was somewhat boring and uneventful in comparison to the previous books in this series.
The hero is not so much a hero, he is pretty blah. The heroine I do like very much. I also like her back story and her family, including her butler, Max! She was strong, smart and witty.
There is lots of dialogue throughout the book which is great, I do like lots of dialogue. There is sex so this is not a rated G book.
The story line and plot were a good concept, and it started out real good, but then the story just got lost and there seemed to be too much filler nonsense. The opposite of the previous books. They were full of anticipation and never a dull moment, whereas this book I had to skim pages to get to something happening. Just meh...
I will of course still read the next book and hope the author just had some writer's block with this story. I am looking forward to Lady Olympia's book.
As for the narrator, she is good. The men sound like men, the ladies sound like ladies and she does give most everyone their own distinct voice.
This is such a great story. I am loving this series. Fantastic characters. The hero and heroine, Hartley and Alethea were wonderful together, great chemistry. Not forced or fake. Some nicely written sex scenes.
The dialogue throughout the book is fantastic, witty, funny and flows so nicely. The plot and story line is great. I love these Wherelocks and Vaughns with their gifts.
Always something going on, not a dull moment. And the villains are truly villains.
The narration is just great (even better on 1.25 speed). All the characters have their own distinct voices and the men sound like men. Could use a little more emotion with her character reading, but she is still very good.
I totally recommend this whole series. Fast paced stories, all of them.
I am going to move on to book 4 now and am already excited!
I got this as a free read with my Kindle Unlimited subscription and 2.99 for the narration. Great deal for sure!
Wow I am loving this series! It's so good. The Hero, Ashton and the Heroine, Penelope are just awesome, both smart, beautiful and witty. I love her gift! They had some great chemistry, not fake or forced. Some nicely written sex scenes.
The story line and plot are great, I love the "gifts" the Wherelocks and the Vaughns have. There is so much dialogue throughout the entire series. So many things happening. Never a dull moment. I enjoyed all the secondary characters as well. The kids were especially great, and so funny.
The villains were really villainous too!
I totally recommend this book as well as the previous book, I have already started book 3 and am loving that one too.
The narrations is very good in this series so far. Ashford McNab is hit and miss sometimes and these are definitely a hit! (I did speed it up to 1.25 speed and it was perfect).
This narration was so bad I couldn't even finish the book. Not to mention the story started out boring.
Don't waste your money or credit on this. Luckily I got it on my KU as free read free listen. I would have been really upset if I had paid for it.
I would have rather listened to Siri read it!
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