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So glad this was finally available as an audiobook. Fabulous series. Rachel Gibson is truly gifted at creating fun characters with great stories and friends.
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I'm in No Mood for Love by Rachel Gibson (Audio Edition)
Narrated by Kathleen Early
The Writer Friends #2
4.5 Stars - I was happy to see Clare finally get her happily ever after. She had to work through some large emotional moments in this book and I liked that Sebastian was there to help her through it. These two had a wonderful spark between them.
There were some funny parts, and some super sweet parts (which were perfectly suited for a romance writer!) I totally enjoyed this story. Kathleen Early did a great job with narration! I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
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This was an “ok” sort of romance. No great drama, no great angst. In fact that was the problem. It was just too real. I read to escape from reality, and this just felt so normal.
The H had commitment issues – don’t they always – but for no real reason. His parents were divorced and he lost touch with his father, but apart from that he had a fairly normal single parent upbringing. The h also came from a broken home and had “issues” with her parents, but again, this was just a bit of light background filler that seemed to really have no impact on the story, or the couple themselves. They were two sensible, well-adjusted, successful and independent characters. She agreed to a “no strings” friends-with-benefits sort of relationship after finding her fiancé having sex with a man, but I could never understand why the H was also so keen to avoid relationships. There was nothing in his background to justify why he was so adamant that he could never be seriously involved with anyone. And he was apparently too oblivious to realise that he was already in a serious, monogamous, relationship with the h, even though he was still determined not to officially acknowledge it.
One thing I did like about the story was that it did not just happen overnight. They lived in different cities and there were large gaps of time spent apart due to jobs and life separating them, however as they were both so comfortable with such long separations it did mean the relationship did not feel promising or exciting. It was just nice. Comfortable. Normal. Boring. I listened to this book with no real feeling of connection to the story, or the couple, or the romance. At the end the h realises she is “in love” and “wants more” and so she tells the H, and dumps him. He leaves in a huff, stews over the issue for a week, then realises that he, also, is “in love” and “wants more” and comes back with the obligatory ring and cute puppy. They lived happily ever after. The End. This book was well written, and well narrated. Unfortunately it was also completely forgettable.