For years, Deanna's eccentric grandmother has been trying to marry her off to a rich man, and she's finally managed to do it. Deanna has spent her life trying to take care of those she loves, and a six-month marriage should be a simple enough way to keep their historic Savannah house from falling down around their heads.
Sexy, obnoxious Mitchell Graves needs a wife to finalize a business deal, and he snaps up Deanna as the most expedient option. Because she's quiet, he thinks she'll be easy enough to manage as a wife.
He couldn't be more wrong.
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Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
This is a new author, and my 1st read of her due to Ms Dawe. I buy many of Ms Dawe's reads and have gotten a nice exposure to new author's. I am a core romance reader, going back to all of Judith McNaught's work, and the great Kathleen Widdowess The Wolf and the Dove.
This author is refreshing, simple, and creates a big smile inside. I purchased this entire series read by Ms Dawe without trying 1 out and I am so pleasantly please with this 1st one.
Both heroine and hero, were sweet in their own way. This is not your FSOG type read, but a simple story of two people getting to deeply know one another. It will drag you in and hold your heart.
I am a big fan of Ms Dawe, with over 100 of her reads. I have many yet to be heard, but I do get good exposure to many new authors, and she made this author jump right off the page.
Her male and childrens voices are great. She has really come into her stride. She made this simple read come to sweet life.
See her in Tiffany Snow series, Kade will melt your heart. Julie Garwood's Sweet Talk started my fan-ship.
When our couple go off to Charleston. This author writes a great short story which makes you feel good. It doesn't get better than that.
If you are a mystery fan, DO NOT MISS, author Marcia Clark Moral Defense which Ms Dawe reads. Even reviewer Wayne, who I follow, had to admit what a great pair the read was.
MY MIND IS AN ENDLESS SPONGE;) A self proclaimed Anglophile, I love everything from World & British History to Philippa Gregory-like historical romance. I adore Sherlock Holmes, author Sara Donati & peer into useful self help, esp regarding mental health & childhood trauma.
I enjoyed this story when I read it shortly after it's initial release; Noelle Adams writes simply eloquent & lovely stories. However Angela Dawe's performance truly made it come alive! I've been a fan of hers since discovering Jennifer Ashley's Mackenzie series. She has this rare ability to perform male and female voices and make them sound not just believable(which is a feat in itself) but emotional and deep. A stellar job in this performance!
Not sure I ever want to read another Noelle Adams book. I don't understand how listeners/readers tolerated, let alone highly praised this most annoying book. Storyline was one we've heard before, well to do guy needs a temporary wife, temporary wife is reluctant, feelings grow, are revealed and then the HOA. BUTTHIS STORY made it the most miserable EVER. My romance novel library consists of over 500 combination of hardback, paperback and audio. I've read excellent, good, marginal, and bad....this book is AWFUL. Awful for one primary reason DEANNA, the heroine, yes there are typos, yes there are some poor situational dialogues but the absolute number one reason for my rating was Deanna, simply hated her...... Deanna's reluctant attitude was understandable at first, given what she heard, but to maintain her reluctance and bad behavior towards Mitchell midway through Chapter 13 out of 15 Chapters is a bit much. Additionally to have Deanna's Grandmother threaten her with another suitor and her sisters discuss how great Mitchell is, before she Deanna discovered "oh I really love him", what a crock of poop. I don't understand how the author would reasonably expect readers/listeners to believe someone like Mitchell would tolerate the relational disruption, immaturity and elementary defiance Deanne exhibited and acted out well throughout the story. I want my money back!
Thank goodness I've read more books in this genre otherwise this would have turned me off from every Romance novel.
Very good narration, too bad the storyline was so bad.
Narration was very good
Noelle, get some character balance and depth writing training. There needs to be consistency and continuity in a character throughout the story, but they should show growth and compromission. Deanna destroyed this book for you, because she had no depth, no growth ability, no ability or effort to learn her H how obtuse can someone be living in the same house.
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