If you wanted only one night, would you take a chance on a man who wanted forever?
Rose O'Brian wants to spice up her love life, and Jack Winston seems like the answer. Sexy, funny, and with a killer smile, Jack is every woman's fantasy. All she wants is one night of passion, nothing more. But Jack has a secret that stops him from taking her up on her offer, stops him from having the one thing he wants more than his next breath - beautiful Rose O'Brian. Rose has her own secrets. Emotionally scared, she's never believed in happily ever afters. But for the first time she's met a man who makes her want to open her heart, to dream of love. When Rose's past rears its ugly head, can she finally let go and overcome the hurt? Can Jack convince her to take a chance and embrace a future with him? Can he show her that love is there if she will only reach out and take it?
©2015 Mary J. Williams (P)2015 Mary J. Williams
This is a sweet romance with a little mystery thrown in. I really enjoyed the story line, but was a little disappointed with the narrator. This is the first in the series and I will surely listen to the other 2 books.
IF I LOVED YOU by Mary J. Williams was a delightfully sweet, small town romance. It's the first book in a series about three friends - Rose, Dani and Drew - in Harper Falls, Washington, finding their happy ever afters. This was Rose's tale with swoon-worthy Jack Winston.
OMG! I can't pick just one! I loved both primary characters. Rose's tale broke my heart and Jack was such a perfect gentleman. He had earned a playboy reputation, but when he saw Rose, he knew she was THE ONE for him. He was strong, patient and so protective of her, but Rose understandably had some pretty secure fencing around her heart. I also really liked Rose's friends and Jack's family. His mother, especially, was just such an awesome character. The scenes with Jack's family were some of my favorites.
PLEASANT, CLEAR, DISTINCT
This was my first time listening to Amy Robinson. She read the book; she did not perform it as there was no differentiation between her voicing of the characters. I was ok with that as the story was so good and Amy does have a pleasing, clear, distinct voice. However, there were numerous instances where she repeated herself or mispronounced words. At one point, you can hear something dropping in the studio that had nothing to do with the book; I actually listened to that section multiple times as I thought I'd missed something. These issues would not keep me from listening to her again, but I do wonder why she left the mistakes in and didn't take the time to correct them.
The conclusion had me holding my breath with a twist I did not see coming and then morphed into being jaw-dropping wonderful!
This tale was a wild emotional ride! I laughed, sighed and cried while listening to it. IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES, Dani's story, is the next book in this series and is already available as an ebook. I hope it will be released in audio soon as I would prefer to continue listening to the series. I highly recommend IF I LOVED YOU to anyone who enjoys fun, hot and sweet contemporary romances with great characters in a down-home setting.
The story kept me engaged and eager to listen to more.
The story was very enjoyable. This was my first experience with Mary J. Williams books and I will definitely be looking for the next books to see what is going on with the side characters.
For me, the performance was very disappointing. Ms. Robinson did little more than just read the book. There was no differentiation between characters, not even male vs. female. At one point you could here something drop in the recording studio. There were places where sentences or parts of sentences were repeated. Some of the fault was obviously with the editing.
There were obvious problems with the performance, but the story was so strong that they really didn't bother me too much.
Yes, I was enchanted from the beginning
At the ball and in the bar. The book kept moving through with exciting twists and turns.
When she met his family and that helped her know him more. It made the book real.
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