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I have tried several of Rick R Reeds books now, and I think it must be me, because many people really like him, but I just don't jive with his stories. He has a nice style but I don't buy his plot lines or bond with his characters well.
I wasn’t as impressed by this story either. I never understood the premise of why a gay man would marry a woman and why anyone would lock themselves into a sexless marriage.
I never connected with either Marilyn or Duncan. Marilyn was introduced to me in Hungry For Love and I thought she was a little too crazy there, but she definitely goes over the top here. Duncan was just so wishy-washy that I never really rooted for him.
I have tried three separate Rick Reed titles and so far have not really found one that I loved. I have liked them and found them interesting but none have really grabbed me by the throat. They always have such a great blurb and lovely covers and get good reviews so I’m attracted to them but I haven’t found the right one for me. I think it’s just a matter of taste at this point. I still feel Rick Reed is a good writer with a very creative mind.
Book: 1.5 stars
John Solo did an okay job with his narration. He tries to give slightly different voices to each character and I really appreciate that. To me, the voice he gives Marilyn felt cartoony and it was distracting.
Usually I admire John Solo's work, but this didn't work for me as much as some he's done.
2.5 stars for the audio
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
The characters are likeable, the storyline is very real-feeling...all in all very enjoyable. My only complaint is in the occasionally quite graphic sexual language. It's only a few instances, and it's testament to how good the story is that I didn't switch off as I was tempted to. I had to know how it ended more than I didn't want to hear about the rather vivid thoughts going through the characters' heads on occasion. Great story!