©2006 Veronica Henry; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Like a book, I could not put my Ipod down as I just wanted to listen to the next chapter. Very well narrated.It was my first time listening to this author.I have since purchased two more from the same author.
"Wonderful listen and read beautifully"
I simply love this story and Jilly Bond is an excellent reader, with lots of different "voices". The story is unusual and amusing and the writer creates beautiful pictures in the head, her descriptions are so good. I wonder what other books she has written.
"Good story but let itself down in places"
I like Veronica Henry's books, they are light but fun, always with a good mix of reasonably believable characters. This is no exception, and actually has more twists and turns than usual. Several different strands interweaving into the main story, some of them - like the effect of Joe's death on his mother - really well done. The ending is signalled fairly clearly a few chapters beforehand but that doesn't really detract from it and Jilly Bond reads it well. So far, so good.
What let it down for me were the graphic sex descriptions that suddenly appear without reason or warning and were a bit disconcerting when driving! Books come in all different types; in some graphic descriptions are part and parcel of the oeuvre and I've no problem with that. But in this one, they are plonked in awkwardly almost as if some Agent has said to her "good writing, but spice the next one up to increase sales will you?" Veronica, don't take any notice of the marketing people next time. Your books are fine as they are.
"A rocky read"
No I found the book bitty. it jumps from one story to another. I found the sub plots soooooo predictable.
I don't think I will read this author again
I did not appreciate her attempts at character voices. He voice was too old for this book.
no. not in the UK. May be a cheap C movie in the USA or internet porn romp
I found the book a cheap disjointed sex romp. It was predicable and turgid. Sorry I could not finish it but being predicable I probably can guess the end.
"Lovely lighthearted, easy listen."
I really enjoyed love on the Rocks, some of it a little predictable, but a few twists and turns. Very easy to listen to well narrated, and found myself looking forward to the next instalment. Worth a listen.
A wonderful story, brilliantly read. Difficult to put down and with a happy, but expected, ending.
An interesting intricately woven yarn, that ended up very satisfactorily. A pleasure to listen to.
An easy voice to listen to that suited the story line.
really good story, well read, would recommend this book. wishsd it lasted longer. looking forward to more of her books
"Good Summer Read!"
An enjoyable story well written and well narrated. You were transported to the sunny seaside!
"Living the dream!"
It was a fast moving bouncing along story. At times predictable and obvious, but nevertheless a fun story that makes you want to run away to the seaside and live the dream!
Lisa... a warm cuddly motivated character.
Living the dream....??
I love a 'quick' and fast paced listen. I especially enjoyed the Veronica Henry beach hut stories, and although I preferred them I am not disappointed by this audio listen and will purchase more from the same author and narrator.
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