I have had this audio for awhile and finally got around to listening to it. I really enjoyed it. One of those great family oriented contemporary stor..Show More »ies, that I know I just want to keep listening to, to catch up with the family. Loved the plot, the characters and the narrator did a fabulous jobe.
I did not enjoy Meg. I did not enjoy being in her head with her doubts and concerns. She’s irritated at everything. She always ..Show More »wants to get away, to leave. She’s rude.
I did not get to see a relationship develop. They’ve been apart for 18 years. She comes to town and Sam is always there, as if he’s always been in love with her and waiting for her to come back. It was too automatic. I don’t know why he liked her or how he grew to love her. She treated him bad. I did not like the way Meg held a grudge for 18 years. She had a crush on him in high school. One night he was drunk and she seduced him. After that he did not call. She acts like he committed a major crime. It’s not a crime if a guy is not into her. That wasn’t the case. He had different reasons but nothing worth a grudge. I was irritated that Meg kept her anger/grudge going so long - a mountain out of a molehill.
There were two sex scenes. They were short, not much detail, if that matters. The first sex scene happens in a hotel. Afterwards Meg says we have to leave. She didn’t have to leave, but this was the way she acted throughout the story. Apparently she enjoyed it but she stopped it. The reader doesn’t get to enjoy love and pleasure now that they’re together because Meg won’t. It was the story’s emotional vacancy.
The best part was Meg’s wonderful loving family. Family things were more interesting than the Sam-Meg relationship.
AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR: The narrator Sophie Eastlake was good for women and general narration, but not men. I did not like her weird male voices.
OH FOR PETE'S SAKE!! I have loved this whole series but this book takes the cake. What a wonderful, funny, sweet, romantic, strong, and lovely read. I..Show More » wasn't sure the story of Jack and Lauren would be on par with the wonderful Fletchers but hot damn!! It's better. There is an added element of challenge and personal angst in this book that, to me anyway, did not appear in the first 3 and let me REPEAT, I loved the first 3. This is a must read for anyone who loves to melt with the richness of the story, the believability of the characters, the SUPERB writing and the familiarity of reconnecting with old book friends.
I stumbled upon this whole series on audible.com while looking for books narrated by Sophie Eastlake, of the BEST audible has to offer. I was SO not disappointed in either Sohpie's marvelous narration but also completely captivated by the writing voice of Virginia Kantra.
Please do yourself a favor and read this series...even better, listen to it. You won't be sorry.
Gabe was a pleasant surprise, a homeless veteran who was as gentle as he was strong. Gabe came to Dare Island to reconnect with Luke Fletcher, an old ..Show More »Marine buddy, and promptly fell for single mother Jane. Gabe showed his true nature when he fed a stray dog when he didn't have enough to eat himself.
While I was sympathetic to Jane's situation, an abusive ex-husband and grumpy father who never let her forget that she married a jerk, I thought Jane was a bit of a martyr. Since she was smart enough to start her own business, she should have realized that she needed therapy to resolve her abandonment issues and not waited 7 years to live again.
This 5th book in the Dare Island series was mildly entertaining, with updates on the Fletcher family and local residents. I just don't care for the damsel in distress type of heroine, but the hunky guy, cute kid and rescued dog Lucky almost made up for it.