Where there's a will...
When pretty hairdresser Delaney Shaw returned home to Truly, Idaho, for the reading of her stepfather's will, she planned on paying her respects and getting out of town. But it seems the will has some unexpected stipulations - like the one that says if Delaney wants her inheritance she needs to stay put and have nothing to do with sexy Nick Allegrezza...for an entire year!
There's no way.
Ten years ago, Nick had swept Delaney off her feet and onto his Harley, and that's when she really let her down her hair! Back then, he was a love-'em-and-leave-'em man, and Delaney learned the hard way that she was just a fling. But Nick is as irresistible as ever. And when the ladies at Tuesday Night Bingo see Nick and Delaney making after-hours whoopee through the window of a local beauty parlor, Delaney knows it's time to decide if Nick is truly, madly the man of her heart.
©1999 Rachel Gibson (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
Love books, preferably romance and suspense. Typically read/listen to 3-5 a week.
I enjoyed this book. I am a new fan of Rachel Gibson and have several of her books.
This book was pretty good, but I really like it all wrapped up in a tidy bow in the end. Maybe for me I just want too much. Delaney walks away again after Nick hurts her one more time and this time it may be for good. Yes, he is a jerk but she can't help the fact that she loves him.
It would have been nice to see what happened like what the mothers felt and did after they realized that Nick and Delaney really were getting married and loved each other to distraction.
I also felt tormented a little at the back and forth but that also kept my attention and interest in the book. The characters were developed and I think the narrator did a good job.
I had this book a while and finally listened to it this week and came away satisfied. You will not be disappointment and this book is worth the credit.
12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!
I was really happy to see that audible recently released more of her books. I think this is so far my favorite Rachel Gibson audio. The entire story, from start to finish was interesting, funny and entertaining. The hook up scenes were pretty hot and sprinkled throughout the entire story! This is definitely credit worthy and worth the hours of lost sleep.
Delaney was a bit of a whinner, and let everyone walk all over her. She spent a lot of time chasing after Nick , practically begging him to have sex with her.. can't tell you how many of Delaney's dialogue started with "No man ever did this for me" A n n o y I n g.
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Wow! Truly Madly Yours by Rachel Gibson is a great read. The characters are well developed, and Emma Bates' narration is believable as she helps bring the story to life. Couple a misunderstood, bad boy and an innocent girl from a prominent family, just on the verge of rebellion, and you have a the beginnings of a great romance.
Warning: Strong sexual content is included, making this inappropriate for some audiences.
Very good. I could not put it down. Listened to the book through while sorting through old paperwork. The story was great. Rachel Gibson can be proud of herself again.
While reading, I had to check out what other books Emma Bates had narrated so that I could add them to my list to listen to. This is her first narration on Audible, as far as I can tell. She brought the story out, did the characters well--she just did an excellent job. I will most defintely look for others that she will narrate. Whoevever makes these decisions, use her again.
This was worth the credit. I look forward to the next RG book.
The story line was pretty good although it didn't have any surprises. The narration varied in quality as many times it was confusing who was talking.
Her voice didn't change very much between male and female. At times she sounded more feminine when reading the male parts. Really liked the story but felt like the love came out of nowhere. I mean they never even went on a date or had long conversations and all of a sudden they were in love.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
different reader with a faster pace
I purchased quite a few all at once and most are very good. A couple are just too slow of a listen due to reader's pace
Susan Bennett or S. El Attar would be better. I do not like Nicole Poole either for this series.
I had to stop
other stories were better
Wow, i think i finished this book in 2 days. I actually stayed up between 3 and 6am just to hear the end. I loved this story. While the narrator wasn't the best in distinguishing between male and female voices- her inflection was OUTSTANDING and made up for it! I thought Nick's character was great- awesomely flawed, and incredibly heartfelt. I loved hearing his perspective at the end when all the chips are finally laid out.
Delaney is a great character too- i mean the whole story! I've already re-read part of it. Hilarious, leaves you wanting more, and just great. DEFINITELY credit worthy, definitely re-read worthy and overall just great.
I was worried too- as i've really liked Gibson's Hockey series and haven't been crazy about some of her other books that forayed outside of that series. This has me scouring for more of her stuff!! Breathe of fresh air for contemporary romance!
happily ever afters
Absolutely. The paperback has been on my keeper shelf since it hit book store but seldom found the time to scatter the dust and revist Truly, Idaho. The spot on narration will make household chores almost a pleasure.
See Jane Score/Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson
"It Had to be You" & "Heaven, Texas" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
All four of the above books are contemporary romances that highlight how relationships deepen through character growth. Every individual is flawed and learns to be a better person. Smart, sassy dialogue and humor in abundance.
Clearly, Ms Bates did her homework before getting behind the microphone. She read the book first! She understood the characters and gets Rachel Gibson's comedic timing. For example, if a character said something stupid you could just see an eye roll by the tone used.
Some grins here & there. And yes, I got choked up right alone with Nick when he lays it all on the line after Delaney says he doesn't love her because he doesn 't know what love is. You can see it, hear it and feel every emotion Nick's living.
I've already listened to the book three times inside of two weeks.
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