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Love, love, love!
This is my favorite Lauren Layne book, which is saying a lot because I love all of her books. I’ve probably read this five times, I wasn’t sure if I needed the audiobook but I’m so glad I bought it. Don’t hesitate, this book is amazing!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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I didn't think I could possibly like this book as much as "Act Like it,' I was wrong. This book is excellent start to finish and I would highly recommend it.
Sucked in by the cover
I was so excited for this book based on the cover and synopsis. Once I started it I realized that I have read Jennifer Probst before and am not a fan. Her characters are so unbelievable, immature and annoying. I still have about an hour left in the book and I don't think I can do it.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
This was the first Julie James book that I waited for having discovered her after "It Happened One Wedding" was released. I worried that the buildup to "Suddenly One Summer" would lead to disappointment, it did not. I loved everything about this book!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Did the narration ruin the book or is the book bad
First of all this narrarator was horrible. He's good with male voices but his women are whiny and when he did the yongest boys voice I cringed. (I have a five year old boy, they don't sound like that!) As far as the story goes, I wonder if I would have liked it more if I had read it. I get that it's the first in a trilogy so there is a lot of groundwork to lay for the rest of the books but it just seemed so flat. I'm not giving up on Nora, she has brought so many wonderful stories to life and I know she can bring her magic to books two and three.
54 of 64 people found this review helpful
What's with the narrarator?
I love almost all Susan Mallery books and this was no exception, but the narrarator was awful! She sounds like an old woman which meant that it was like having my grandma read me steamy sex scenes! Her various secondary charachters ended up having weird accents that did not go with the story. Read the book yourself, don't have Gayle Hendrix do it for you!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I loved this book!
Loved the story, loved Shannon Cochran, this book was worth the long wait. Keep up the excellent work SEP, but please write faster!
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Susan Mallery before she learned to write.
I like most of Susan Mallery's books with few exceptions, I did not like this one. It's obvious that this is an early work based on the clothing that is described, it was funny at first but once the novelty wears off it's just hard to buy into. The word that kept popping into my head as I listened to this book was plodding, the build up to romance is endless! Another thing that has always bothered me about SM is her male leads unbending and unrealistic feelings toward women based on past experiences, the lead in this book is the worst by far. A bad marriage has convinced him that all women are decitful liars, hard to believe that an intelligent man would feel that way.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I couldn't stop listening!
If I had read this book not knowing who had written it I would not have guessed that it was a Grisham novel. Most of Grisham's stories follow a similar path but this book was a complete departure from the plan. I loved the way the story flowed and the charachters drifted in and out of the narrative. I loved that I found myself questioning my long held opinions on the subject of the death penalty and I loved that Grisham shined a light on some truly backward practices in our justice system. The one thing that I didn't like was that it seemed that the main villain was the state of Texas. If you are a Texan or just a fan of the state you may be upset by many of the anti-Texas references.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
Painful to finish.
I downloaded this book for a road trip and regretted it almost immediately. If I had had any options I would not have finished this book.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful