From New York Times best-selling author Katie MacAlister comes a series about finding your own wonderland - through one roadblock at a time...
Nothing about Alice Wood's life is normal right now. Her fiancé Patrick called off their wedding and relationship only days before their nonrefundable wedding trip. And though a luxurious European river cruise for one is just what she needs, it's not what she gets... Due to a horrible misunderstanding, Alice is now cramped in her "romantic" suite with one of Patrick's friends. Instead of cruising along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers sipping champagne with the love of her life, she's navigating the waters with a strange - yet mysteriously handsome - British aristocrat.
An author, Elliot is just looking for some alone time to write. But his stodgy, serious self is about to be sidetracked by a woman who seems to have jumped out of the pages of a fairy tale, one who is determined to shake up his life... and include him in her own" happily ever after".
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I love Katie MacAlister's Dragon and Vampire series. She excels in those genres. I simply do not understand how she can write such terrible contemporary fiction. I also do not understand why I continue to hope for more from her contemporary books and keep buying them.
Katie please go back to Aisling now!!!
That said the characters are flat, the story-line is dull, there is no tension in the narrative or sparkle in the writing. The two primary characters are uninteresting and there is no development of the secondary characters. In fact, they only seem to serve as vehicles for the female heroine to have boring conversations with. The only action, If you can call it that, comes in the last thirty minutes and springs out of nowhere.
The narrators brought absolutely nothing to the story. Especially the Brian Hutchison. His accent was terrible and his voice annoying. Saskia Maarleveld seemed merely uninterested in the whole story.
Don't waste your credit on this book.
This story was mostly very ordinary and predictable. There was one surprise that earned it a second star. The sex scenes are rather graphic, too numerous and boring. The dialogue was cute and amusing but certainly lacked originality. I found the book mostly tedious but the narration was good.
Katie Macalister is always a great listen. The only problem is, with this book, the readers both let her down. The accents were BAD and because there were a male and female reader, it was very distracting. That being said, I still enjoyed the story.
I loved the story itself. Katie Macalister is a fantastic author. It was just what I wanted for a pick me up and lots of laughs. I didn't think the book needed a male narrator at all. I much prefered the female one and it was weird when it went back and forth.
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