Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match... dotcom! An online dating service is not Michelle Snow's idea of how to find love, but when the Big 3-0 hits, Michelle decides she has nothing to lose, since she hasn't brought a date home in 10 years, she's professionally burned out, and her climb up the corporate ladder has come at the expense of abandoning her sweet dream: to own a boutique cupcakery.
Todd Bracken, early 30s and a successful technology consultant, isn't exactly a player after being off the market for 10 years, and pours himself into his dual passions of martial arts and home-sweet-home renovations. Only there's no one to come home to. So he decides to give Match.com a try. Todd isn't so sure the Internet dating scene is his thing - until a message pops up in the wee hours on a weekend night: "I like your smile." Todd likes - a lot - the whole package that glides into a French bistro in Washington, D.C.
It's serious mojo-at-first-sight, but there's a glitch: Todd and Michelle live in different cities. Will love find its way in the digital age with a "You've Got Mail" courtship when video-cam kisses just aren't enough? And when Todd challenges Michelle to not only go for her dream but let him share it, will they be able to make it happen together despite obstacles more plentiful than a shower of rainbow sprinkles?
The book itself was a medium in terms of quality. Characters a bit shallow, dialogue a bit too simple. But cute story and premise. Audio quality very poor. A bit of a echoing / tinny sound to the recording like the reader was not in a soundproof room. The book features four different women, and the author uses the same voice, tone, and speed for all of them so the dialogue gets extemely confusing. I didn't finish the book, I got so frustrated.
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What disappointed you about True Vows: The Icing on the Cake?
The story had no excitement in it, at least in the two or three hours I listened to it before I couldn't stand it any longer and went on to another book.
What was most disappointing about Alison Kent’s story?
It needed to have something going on to keep my attention in the first hour or two of listening. I use audiobooks to keep myself awake during long trips, and if I have a good book and can't wait to hear what happens next, it does just that. This book actually MADE me sleepy, and I caught myself nodding off many, many times.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Arielle Lipshaw?
She was fine, it was the story that lacked
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Any additional comments?
I doubt if I will read the remainder of the book, which probably is the best part, but I will never know. A writer needs to HOLD their audience with a good story if they want them to finish the book, not bore them to death.