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Violet is a Librarian, she lives alone in an apartment block full of elderly people, her parents are dead and she doesn't have friends.. so when a 14 year old student called Frankie, who has been a daily visitor to the Library, needs a lift home because her busy oldest brother Luke had forgotten to pick her up yet again - Violet steps in and takes the stranded girl home. However, instead of being grateful Luke isn't happy.. and, due to a misunderstanding, he misjudges Violet and callously shows his contempt and dislike for her.. which lasts for their first few meetings - but then things change and Luke begins to see her in a new way.
Luke and his two brothers run the busy Skid Row Kings Garage, they all live together and they are heavily involved in Street Racing with Luke being the driver. He's trying to juggle everything and he doesn't appreciate a stuck up Librarian interfering in his, and his sister's, lives. But, through various heated encounters, Luke soon realizes he may have totally misread and misjudged Violet.
I don't know what happened but early into the story I lost my connection to both the hero and also the heroine who had started out as enemies slamming doors, badmouthing each other and speeding off from one another. But, after their third or fourth encounter, the plot did a 180 degree turn as Luke saw his mistake and then they couldn't keep their hands off each other and shortly after that they were in love. For me, there was nothing exciting here, no riveting plot, no likeable main characters, a bit of angst and drama with a reckless aunt and a bitchy rival but no moving scenes depicting two people in love.. just no depth to the story. I also didn't feel any chemistry between the h/h and I was underwhelmed with the sex scenes too. Dual POV's and good narration.
Worth a credit? I'm sorry but I have to tell it like I felt it and sadly Luke and Violet's love story was a very light contemporary romance, it's not memorable and I wouldn't wish to visit it again. So, for all those reasons and that there are far far better and much much 'meatier' listens out there, I personally opt for no don't spend your hard earned credit on this.. but perhaps a $4.95 sale purchase. But hey, at the time of writing this, three other people have given it 5* so what do I know!!?
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I read the book and I loved listening to it. I hope Winter puts the rest of her books on audio. I love it!!!! Thank you Winter for downshift....