This book has inspired me to write my first review. I have listened to 100s of book on audible and frequently let the reviews guide my purchase but h..Show More »ave never been moved to review a book before. I bought this book because the storyline seemed like fun and the narrator, Ms. Ronconi, is my favorite narrator. She does an excellent job, as usual, giving each character their own unique voice. The story itself was sweet, funny, romantic and entertained me from start to finish. It reminded me very much of Molly Harper's novels, also narrated by Ms. Ronconi. At this point I will try to explain why this book only received a 2 star rating. The editing was awful. The first hour or two was seamless but after that everything went south. Phrases were overlapped on top of each other, spacing between words would lag way, way too long. Everything would be fine for a minute or two and then the issues would start again. I was able to decipher the sentence structure but it was unbelievably frustrating and very distracting. The errors were so noticeable that I believe nobody gave the final product even a cursory listen. If I were the author I would be very disappointed and embarrassed that this was the final result. I have to admit though I enjoyed the story and narration enough that I plan on downloading at least the next book in the series.
I've listened this whole series and I really enjoy it kind of like a soap opera. I really like parish for some reason i find him funny. The series is ..Show More »entertaining i wish the books were a little longer but i enjoy the series. If you like molly harper you will like this book as well I had to check and see if this is a pen name of hers. Don't let the not so good reviews sway you from this series if you like nice girls series you will love this as well.
I liked the series before this (liked, not loved mind you), but this book has inconsistencies that were (to me) just plain stupid & obvious. First Ga..Show More »rnet's convinced Parrish (her ex) has turned Sebastion's ex Tereza, but when the 2 meet she burns his hand, so Garnets conviction doesn't make sense. She doesn't believe it wasn't him until she confronts him about it. Later on she talks about how it couldn't be Parrish because Tereza burned his hand. DUH! Then she asks Parrish to take care of Tereza to keep her away from Sebastion as she's interfering with the wedding plans/relationship. Parrish says yes then says no way in hell is he helping her be w/Sebastion & that he'll help Tereza instead. Then a little later on she calls him & asks him again to take care of Tereza & he immediately says OK. HUH? Then he shows up w/her at their wedding & tells Garnet he's in love w/Tereza. This is after only a few days & supposed years of professing to be madly & always in love w/Garnet (even though he was always sleeping around). HUH? The inconsistencies with Garnet & the cold were confusing as well. Sometimes she's human & the cold is killing her & in others she's going out in a blizzard & taking off her coat & getting back to the house w/a semi conscious guy because Lilith can heat her up. Which is it? Make up your mind for jeepr's sake! I agree 100% w/A. Willamson 'cat lady's review. The book was all about the wedding & left much out & much to be desired. Garnet did dumber than dumb things - like sending out an astral wedding invite to the entire world - which includes the Vatican's witch hating hit squad, who show up at the wedding rehearsal & have a fight then take off when she turns on her Lilith (which, BTW, didn't stop them from fighting her in other books, so why did they run scared & not come back this time?). That seemed like a gratuitous fight thrown in for the hell of it w/an unsatisfactory ending. The relationship aspect was weird too. Garnets all jealous of him kissing his ex (understandably) but then later on after she gets over it, she easily forgives him w/o being angry when he explains that he kissed her because he was wondering if maybe he should get back together with her & wanted to see what he'd feel. Mind you, this was a kiss that was more of a make-out session & was only stopped by the coven's interruption. AND this is after telling her he did it because it was the only way to stop her from killing him & she doesn't call him on his outrageous lie, despite the fact it left the entire coven in jeopardy & almost got them killed! This is the same woman he says he never cared for in the first place & was only going to marry because he knocked her up. Then at their wedding after dancing w/Tereza when he gets back with Garnet he says saying goodbye to Teresa (who hooking up w/Parrish) would have broken his heart if he hadn't been marrying Garnet. WTH? (what the heck)? There is so much contradiction in the relationships it's confusing & lacks continuity. The ending was pretty abrupt with many issues unresolved or not explained satisfactorily. The wedding takes place despite the curse never being retracted. So, what was the point of the curse? So many things in the book didn't seem to have a purpose or weren't backed up properly or lacked consistency & did next to nothing to contribute to the story line. The entire book was poorly thought out, lacked substance & was really just an indulgent lame waste of time about wedding problems. It seemed pretty pointless. The only good thing about the book was the narrator, she at least, was consistent. I've never thought the Garnet voice fit the character (& that could just be my personal preference), but all the other ones are pretty good & at least it's the same from book to book, that's important.