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I have read and listened to other Diana Palmer books in the past, and I enjoyed the first, but it seems like they just keep getting worse and worse. This book had me gagging at points because the hero was so awful.
He was a jerk (to put it mildly) and completely and utterly selfish. He didn't care what he put the heroine through as long as he was okay. The heroine (Grace) was in general a semi-likable character except for the fact that she let the hero walk all over her. Not only that, but even when she once or twice got angry over the way she was treated, she ends up forgiving him by saying "it wasn't his fault that she loved him but he didn't love her." Well, sure. Okay. But it was his damn fault that he was an a**hole about it. And I'm not the kind of person who normally curses, but if this guy really existed I wouldn't have hesitated to tell him what I really thought.
I had zero sympathy for him and maybe a teaspoonful for her.
And for me, characterization is the main reason I like any story/book. The fact that I could only tolerate her and could barely even get through the book because I hated the hero so much was horrible. The only reason I finished it was to see if there was any possible way he could redeem himself by the end, and I found that for me, he could not. Even when they finally get together for real, it's still all about him, him, him. If she gets hurt, how will it affect him. If something happens to her, well, *he* just couldn't go on. Never mind the fact that, you know, she's hurt or dying, it only matters how that affects his life.
As for the performance, the narrator was not my favorite. His female voices were pretty bad, though his narrating of the descriptive scenes and the males was not bad. It was just difficult to listen to him as any of the female characters.
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This has been a great audio book!!! I really liked this book. Todd McLaren has a great voice. Very good. I enjoyed the reading. J....