When Talbages Aunt dies, she leaves several stipulations in her Will. One is that he can't tell anyone about the money she left him & two he has to he..Show More »lp refurbish the old Inn before he leaves town.
Personally, I thought this book was rather silly. Mitch was disliked by the whole town because of crap they thought he did when he was a kid, and now ..Show More »he’s a 30-something year old war hero? Seriously? Mitch had grown up so I thought it was time for the town to grow up, too. And his father is an absolute jerk! Loved his mom, though, Badass Becky. The book would have been a little better if it hadn’t gone on and on about the things he did as a kid. The things he did to try to make amends for what he did in his youth was just what you’d have him doing IN his youth, not as a grown man: Washing windows? Stocking shelves? Mowing lawns? Silly! Silly! Silly!!
And every time Lorenda said crap like “I’m a grown woman, Mitchell,” or “I can take care of myself,” I just wanted the bad guy to kidnap her and scare the heck out of her. She kept arguing with Mitch when he’d say something about the bad guy and she kept making excuses for the little weasel. Don’t authors know that readers are done with heroines that constantly say “I can take care of myself,” and think they are so tough while we just wait for her to be taken by the bad guy because she’s done something that makes her TSTL? Unfortunately the bad guy didn’t take her but I was hoping.
Ya’ know, I like sexual tension in my books but not on every single page, not when the couple act like they’re brain-dead in front of anyone and everyone, like they’re the only two on earth then they realize they aren’t when they’re caught getting down-and-almost dirty in front of her kids. There are several authors that I won’t read anymore because they insist on having the woman “scream” his name during sex. That has to be one of the silliest things I’ve ever read. It’s right up there with them kissing and he feels the need to grab her ass. NOT romantic at all. So, another author bites the dust.
As to the narration: The only reason I took a chance on Cris Dukehart was because her narration was from 2017, otherwise I wouldn’t have. I’ve listened to Cris Dukehart a few times (Melinda Leigh's Scarlet falls series) and all her men sounded just like girls. I'd hoped she had practiced and had gotten better. Well, her men sounded a tiny-bit better but not much. After 3 or 4 chances I’m definitely giving up on her. I can only have so many books ruined because of the narrator then I have to quit. She should listen to Katherine Kellgren or Tanya Eby or Amy McFadden or Mary Jane Wells, and she might learn something about great narration. Just sayin'