New year. New place. New me. Right? Wrong. And all because of Shay Coleman. Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk. I hated him on sight...and he was about to break all my rules.
The story wasn't realistic to me, it was packed full of cliches and stereotypes, and spent more time on rape and assault than romance and love.
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I've never been afraid of the dark...but that doesn't mean I wanted to live in it. Maybe everyone wants what they can't have, but I should've thought it over before I unlocked the door to their forbidden world. Number One is mostly silent. He watches me very carefully. Number Two is mostly gentle. But it's the other side of him I like best. Number Three is mostly reserved. It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That's it. That's all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden. I just didn't expect to like them.
Lots of weird plot elements that didn't seem realistic or capture my imagination and interest. Overall it came off as weird and boring with just enough intrigue regarding how it would end that at least I was able to get through the whole book.
I've been many things. I've been a son and a stepbrother. An army captain and a vice president. But only with him am I a prince. His little prince. Only with Maxen and Greer does my world make sense, only between them can I find peace from the demons that haunt me. But men like me aren't made to be happy. We don't deserve it. And I should have known a love as sharp as ours could cut both ways. My name is Embry Moore, and I serve at the pleasure of the president of the United States...for now.
I can't relate to the characters, they make ridiculous decisions, and the story ends in a cliff hanger so you have to buy the next book in the series to know what happens. Hated this book.
Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.
Just about every character has a serious mental illness... alcoholic, adulterous & sex crazed, habitual liar, etc. Nothing enjoyable about this at all.
Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate's passions, he tasted the wildfire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to possess her.... But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses.
Lots of enjoyable and funny dialogue between the characters and very well read with distinct voices for each person.
Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.
No over the top drama just because someone doesn't want to say something as most romance novels center around. Enjoyable dialogue between the characters. Well read, and clear when POV changed.
Saying that Benjamin Sean Quinn had "anger issues" was an understatement. For those who knew him for the shortest amount of time, his life was in order: He was physically fit, had a great job which provided him a house in the suburbs and the material things he desired, a loving, monogamous relationship, two happy, healthy daughters and an established circle of friends. In all accounts, his life seemed perfect. But to those who knew him the longest, they knew he was an idle grenade, waiting for someone to pull the pin.
This book was really just about how a man who can't control his anger repeatedly abuses his wife and son. If I wanted to read such a depressing story I'd pick up the newspaper, not some fictional story. I shouldn't have wasted my time listening to this book.
The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. His freakish plan is that his fortune will be his step-daughter's dowry.
I was never really engaged in the book because it just wasn't interesting. There are long chapters detailing the most mundane situations. Lots of different names to follow and remember. Nothing funny or very suspenseful. The narrator put great effort into performing the different voices and accents for each character, but she was just so difficult for me to understand that it further decreased my enjoyment of the book.
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Brodick McJames is an earl in name only. To secure his clan's future he needs an English wife. Mary Stanford, daughter of the Earl of Warwickshire, will suit perfectly. He's never met her, but what matter? She'll grace his bed eventually, and once she bears his child he need see her no more.Anne Copper looks just like her noble half-sister, but she was born illegitimate, and can never forget it. The best she can hope for is to stay a serving girl in her own father's house.
Just listen to the sample and you will hear the robot-like way the narrator reads the entire book. It's clear and easily understood, but I found it annoying and distracting from the story.
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For socialite Robin Lear, being handcuffed in the back of a police car for a bogus crime is the cherry on top of the worst week ever. First, her father announces devastating news. Then, in a fit of tough love, he demotes Robin from her cushy job in the family business and reassigns her to work for an insufferable manager. Now, for the first time in her life, Robin will have to earn her place in the world - and the sexy new contractor renovating her house may be just the man to show her how.
This book has a little bit of all the things I enjoy in a romance novel: funny enough to make me laugh at times, a bit inspirational, witty dialogue, nothing majorly depressing but not too sappy or too perfect of characters either... just a good book that makes me happy and let's my mind wander away from my world for a while.