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characters come to life. wish they'd do a movie on this series. highly recommend it.
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First 2 books are great. However, after buying the third book in this series I found out there are TWO more books! One of the reviews on the 5th and last in the series gave away the brother selected... don't like the ending. Series would have been great in three. Five drags it out toooooo long.
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So much of this novel, and the series in general, is really enjoyable. With the exception of the character of Kathleen Turner herself! She makes too many stupid/idiotic choices or decisions for my liking! I know that she's a blonde, but she lives up to the stereotype too closely to be credible.
The overall plot, is truly novel and enjoyable, but too often you are distracted from it, by her actions or inaction. It makes for a very frustrating 'read'! A bit like the old chestnut of a woman ALWAYS falling over when she's chased, in movies! There are Far Too Many of those 'plot twists', to be entertaining!
I'll be interested to see how she copes with her new role, given her too frequent tendency to be a damsel in distress. An ability which could lead to a short job/life expectancy!
The narration is fairly good. Sometimes it's hard to differentiate between 3 of the male characters, but given the context, you often work it out.
Given that this is part of the benefits of a Kindle Unlimited subscription, I can persevere with the series. It is unlikely that I would do so, if I had to pay the full price for the privilege. So I shall discover, in due course, if Miss Turner, grows out of her tendency to be a dumb blonde - always needing to be 'rescued'! Because, honestly, that can get tedious.
The audible narration: Good variation of voices for the characters. Narration seemed stilted, trying too hard to enuciate too perfectly and succinctly it wasn't natural and sounded harsh and the inflection at the end of most sentences just wasn't quite right. Needed to be softer and smoother. When Kathleen had diagolue her voice was soft, natural and feminine so not sure why the narration which was in Kathleen's POV was not in the same voice.
The story: Great storyline and good characters, the writing is solid however, there is excessive use of a few words throughout that get rather annoying while reading/listening.
The indecisiveness of Kathleen's thoughts can get rather frustrating though I suppose that's part of the drama.
In the first book there is the scene with the knife where Kathleen uses some moves her Dad taught her to disarm her assailant and yet in this second book Kathleen is virtually a completely helpless damsel. I also note that Kathleen gets injured quite frequently over the course of the book and yet her injuries appear to be healed overnight with hardly a mention of soreness or bruising in the days that follow, that's hardly realistic.
All in all as much I would like to see who she ends up with and what other drama follows this trio, I'm not sure I'm willing to keep reading the series.