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I've read this book a little while ago and I found a very enjoyable, light romance.
I hesitated about the narrator at first and it took a while to get used to her voice, but I warmed to her and she did a really good job with the different characters' accents voices.
This is the author's debut and I'm looking forward to her next book and the narrator's other work.
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First of all I should explain that I was given a promo code for this Audible title and the author was previously unknown to me, as was the narrator.
On the whole I found this an entertaining story. It’s the first time I’ve listened to a story before reading it and I found that slightly odd, having no preconceived ideas or images in my head. Once I’d become used to that I settled in and enjoyed the storyline, the humour and the angst, the "will they, won't they" uncertainty (even though I hoped for a happy ending).
There were occasional slow areas when I just wanted the narrator to hurry up and get the story flowing and unfolding again but they weren’t enough to make me fast forward through the narration.
I found some of the narration a little bit too earnest and Lily's mother especially jarred every now and then. This, of course, may have been difficult for me only because I’m not used to such over-exuberance. I certainly wouldn’t reject the story just because it took me a little bit out of my comfort zone. It may be an English reticence on my part!
There were just a few minor irritations in pronunciation and one (repeated) that infuriated me. I haven’t been able to discover if C.C.Sinclair is British. If she IS, then I am appalled. If she isn’t there's still no excuse - someone should have picked up on the cringe-inducing pronunciation of High Wycombe. No, it’s NOT W+EYE+KUHM. It's WIK+UHM. Always has been. In all my 67 years, some lived not all that far away from the town, I have NEVER, EVER heard it pronounced any way other than WIKUHM.
If that isn’t enough to put you off, then I’d highly recommend this story for its humour, its well-drawn and colourful characters and interesting story line.