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I'm speechless

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-18

*** I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.***

I feel a little guilty leaving the worst imaginable review to an author but I have to be honest.
First, I had the plot figured out 7-8 minutes into the story. Second, The dialogue was so bad it was like watching children doing a role play exercise of adults speaking to one another, It was that juvenile and frankly a bit odd. Third, The narration was unbelievably bad. The narrator did this thing where instead of any change in inflection or tone to portray emotion (negative) he just raises his voice but it remains very monotone so you end up with a guy yelling in a flat voice for most of the book. I'm sorry but I just have nothing positive to report on this book.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Ugh!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-17

This was one of the most tedious, disappointing reads I've had in a long time. The language was just awful. It was close to parody bad. Really people that write about Scotland should at least research the speech and dialect of the people you are writing about. And the poor characters, they didn't have a single stable happy moment as a couple until the last 20 min. Why can't writers make their characters happy and stable with more outside conflict instead of spending the entire book doubting each other and miserable. So frustrating!!

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Entertaining but not romance

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-17

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
Firstly the book was fun and entertaining. The Hero was likeable but a little flat. I disliked the heroine a great deal as a character, I felt she was poorly written for the role she played. Character development was poor. The beginning of the story flowed nicely until about the middle. Then the "magic" started to become too easy. The hero could complete any task with no apparent cost. Just all powerful with no struggles in that regard. This book is listed in the romance section but there is nothing resembling romance anywhere. There are a few sexual (non descriptive) encounters but that's it. It got a little bogged down at about 75% then picked back up at the end. The few attempts at an emotional connection fell flat.
All of that said, the plot and story were still quite good. The dialogue was well written and I did finish the book which is saying something because these days I dump about 1/4 of the books I read because I just can't wade through them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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happy sigh worthy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-17

this one is absolutely perfect! The narration is flawless, the story has very little angst but plenty of meat. The characters are well developed and completely loveable. I wanna go hang out with them, they are just that relatable. Funny and sexy to boot. Truly sigh worthy

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oh how frustrating!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-17

I want more of the story, I love short stories but this was well done enough that it should be at least a 3-4 hour. So much intrigue and what next left unexplored!

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Amazing book, tragic narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-16

I read this book more than 20 years ago in hardback, and read it several times after. It has always been one of my old favorites. There was so much room to make this amazing book even better with even a moderately good narrator. Sadly thats not the case. I just can't say how awful the narration was. Ok so I can, It was tragic. This was a flat, monotone reading with many unsightly stumbles. Instead of performance with feeling and emotion, it's just a girl reading a book aloud with very poor breath control (gasping breath after every 5 freaking words) and a sticky sounding dry mouth. I think I wanna scream and cry at the unfairness of ruining one of the best books ever.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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What a train wreck..

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-15

I usually don't trash a book but I can't let this go by without comment. I also don't have a problem reading part of a book and turning it off in disgust if I truly don't care for it.
This book/narrator were so bad and the book so short it was like a train wreck, I couldn't turn it off in shear bewilderment at just how awful it was.

I always listen to the sample because the narrator is as important if not more so than the books content, a great narrator can sell a mediocre book usually.
I listened to this sample and it sounded tolerable, but they must have searched the entire book to obtain a short tolerable clip because the utter lack of tone, and emotion involved here are astounding. It was read with such haste and in such a monotone I'm not at all sure how this ended up published and a price tag put on it.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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one little complaint...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-15

My only very small complaint is the wait time between books...
There are very few series that keep me totally entertained and this is definitely the best of them. Kresley's sense of humor and Petkoff's delivery makes this series a real winner. Every story is different and completely original and Sweet Ruin was no exception. LOVE LOVE LOVE

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-15

As usual the Kinsale / Boulton duo is absolutely brilliant! This is story telling at it's finest!

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Nicholas Boulton is a God!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-15

Since I can only read via Audiobook the narrator is just as important as the author.
The Laura Kinsale & Nicholas Boulton combination is one of my 2 favorite. I own and have read every book she's released to audio between 3 and 4 times each. I absolutely despise angsty reads and for the most part Laura hits the nail on the head. That said this one is a little angsty/wishy-washy but still amazing.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful