She's 33, unmarried, and stuffed into a Bubble-Yum-pink bridesmaid dress. And the whole town wants to fix her up with anyone with a dental plan....
Who's going to rescue Sadie Hollowell now?
Everyone in Lovett, Texas, knows Sadie has always been a "notional" kind of gal. She got a notion to leave town ASAP and never visit her daddy (bless his heart) again. Now she's back and got the notion to invite a good-looking, hard-muscled, total stranger to her cousin's wedding. Better a stranger than some of the losers she's dated.
Vince Haven got his muscles the hard way - as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan. He's staying in Lovett to visit his crazy aunt - the proprietor of the local Gas and Go. Before he can get the heck back out of the small town, his aunt makes him an offer he can't refuse. Maybe he'll stick around Lovett for a while. Maybe he'll make a "go" of the Gas and Go. Maybe he'll rescue Sadie out of that pink dress!
©2012 Rachel Gibson (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
RG uses dialogue that is fun ie Aqua-net hair spray. Simple core romance with good old fashion fun words that paint the story deep in Texas
Sadie, she had the best fun dialogue ie "manners and charm". Must like Texas humor "who buttered your muffin?"
Ms Early just has to get a little bit deeper males voice for the hero. 2 octaves lower would do it.She has great potential and she reads GeorgeAnn's story from RG I own. Her pace is good and her female voices are very good which saved her in this story.
It did have a lot of laughs if you listen for them as they come one after another. If you are not in the mood to laugh, then you will miss what this story really offers.
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Better than average story about going back home, dysfunctional families, small town life and finally finding love in unexpected places.
Solidly good audio quality, good reader, characters I learned to care about despite their existing in a romance novel.
I read the second book in the series, so it compares well to that one. Not as much silly fun as Molly Harper books, but characters that seem like real life people you might meet.
Vince. Not always easy for a readers to do cross gender reading and I think she did a great balance of giving him audio distinctness, without making it cartoon like.
Friends with benefits has more benefits than Vince or Sadie expected.
Some stereo types, but too bad. Loved that Sadie was really together, not a neurotic mess like so many ladies in romance novels. She's a tough lady I think I'd like as a friend, not always true in romance.
I mostly read romance because of the sense of humor in so many of them. This one was a bit more serious than my usual, so while I actually cried at a couple of parts I'm really glad I listened to it.
It was a good book. Typical love story and ended well. If you go into it knowing it's a book you can start and stop and not lose your place while your multi-tasking books, then you won't be dissapointed. I liked it, just wouldn't call it a favorite.
The Characters were pathetic and annoying. Such a disapointment.
Yes, I would listen to Rachel Gibson again because this is her first book I haven't liked. I am shocked by how horrible this book is.
no redeeming qualities. The characters started off obnoxious and ended the same way.
save your money and wait for Rachel's next book. I'm sure it will be better than this one.
Rachel Gibson is one of my favorite authors. I only wish she could write a book a month. This is the first time I've listened to Kathleen Early and she captured the characters perfectly. This is a sweet read and makes you cheer for Sadie and Vince all the way.
I read this book on my kindle and also listened to it on my iPod. It was great both ways. Rachel Gibson is one of the best and I really enjoyed hearing Vince's story. He was a very small character in Any Man of Mine so I didn't expect a book about him. The ending of this book was left open about a 28 year old girl listed on Sadie's Dad's will...the unnamed trust. I guess that is the next story!!! I can't wait.
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I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I loved the humorous quips that came out of the main character's conversations and observations in her head. She gave me more than a few chuckles as she summed people up (after returning to her home town).
I have read several of Rachel Gibson's books and enjoyed them but I thought this one was really slow and found myself anxious for it to just end.
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