Chloe Turner thought she was going to marry the perfect man—until her fiancé’s plane crashed. And then she got the really bad news: he’d tried to fake his own death to avoid marrying her. Now America’s most famous bridezilla (a tag she most definitely does not deserve), Chloe escapes to a remote island to avoid the paparazzi. And right next door is a man who just might be the cure for Chloe’s heartache.…
A magnet for wild, complicated women, Max Sullivan is relieved to have finally found someone “normal.” Chloe is his girl-next-door fantasy come to life, and best of all, she gets him. With her, he can be himself, a treasure-hunting millionaire who desperately wants out of his sexy but reckless job. But when Chloe’s notoriety catches up with them, will their torrid romance make it to the mainland?
©2010 Victoria Dahl (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
I enjoyed all of Dahl's previous books. They are light and sweet with a dash of steam. But this book was unlistenable due to the narrator.
I really wanted to hear this book, but the narrator was so distracting that I kept stopping. My rating is based on not having the patience to finish listening to the book. What a waste of money. Narrator Montana Chase is on my "do not purchase" list.
I love Victoria Dahl and thought I would love this auto book but the narrator is so unskilled you can hardly tell which character she is reading from the next. After the first hour and a half of constantly rewinding to understand what she is talking about, I gave up and didn't finish the book. Now, I'm going to have to buy the book and read it. Another annoying thing the narrator does is she sounds as if she is reading a children's book. Maybe she should just stick to that and she would be ok in this business. I'm never buying another auto book narrated by Montana Chase.
This is a quirky story about a couple of crazy people but it is kind of cute. Pretty far fetched with all the Bridezilla stuff. Chloe seems like she is a normal character caught up in abnormal circumstances, Max on the other hand is nuts but likeable. I don't think the side story of Jen and Max's brother fit and a couple of times I lost track of who was with who (this should have been only hinted at and put into a second book.)
The narrator was okay but not a lot of difference between the voices of Jen and Chloe which made it confusing at times.
I gave it 4 stars because I like a quirky romance but it may not be for everyone.
If you can overlook the terrible narration, this story might actually be interesting. I was so distracted by the speech pattern of Montana Chase that I couldn't keep my concentration on what was happening with the story line. After an hour of listening, I finally gave up and quit. Don't waste your money or your credit on this one.
Get a better narrator. I may download this book on Amazon kindle and read it, I just cannot listen to it any longer.
Her speech pattern and her voice sounds too old to be speaking these parts. She has a terrible habit of drawing out the first word or two in a sentence much longer than the rest of the sentence. There's not much emotion in the speaking parts and it almost sounds like an automated voice. I couldn't tell who was speaking unless the author actually wrote it into the story.
I don't know - I didn't get far enough to answer this.
If I see Montana Chase is narrating any other books, I will definitely move on past them.
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
And I like every other Victoria Dahl book I ever read. I guess everyone deserves a bad day. Or a bad book. This is one of those books that makes me wish I had paid attention to the reviews.
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