I downloaded this as a beach listen, well, I couldn't stop once I started. Absolutley clever dialouge, the banter between the characters had me laugh..Show More »ing out loud, more than once I had my fellow beach goers laughing at me laughing! As with any good romance, there were parts that were truly heartbreaking. To top it off for me, a pathtically loveable dog, you have to love the dog! All and all, no big surprises, but the story was so clever and witty that you don't mind it being the typical romance story!
This is the second book I have read by this author and the second I have reviewed. I've never done this before. They are the epitome of chick-lit ro..Show More »mance. They come across as light and fluffy. The whole "Marriage to a Billionaire" tag line screams "shallow".
But the author has a way with words and a great sense of humor. Even though the plot in this book, just like in the first, is totally implausible, the characters that move the story forward are totally believable - if you take away the "billionaire" part, the repetitive fake marriage plot and the disconnected issues with the language - the American character uses Italian slang and only some of the Italian characters use any Italian and then only rarely. They sound like they are from Chicago.
The characters are complex, sympathetic, quirky and funny. Several of them have unexpected depth.
With just a little push, the author could become a really great talent. She doesn't have to give up the romance or chick-lit genre, she just needs to make her plot more plausible and realistic. Her characters are ready for it.
This series is quickly becoming my guilty pleasure
Well, she did it again....another easy listening (simple) romance story that I really enjoyed. Much like the first two books, it's a little unbelieva..Show More »ble and completely predictable but I can't help but like this series. So far this one was my favorite. If you like book 1 or book 2 then you will enjoy this one too. Again, the narrator is great and I'm looking forward to the next installment.