Best-selling author Jill Shalvis has won raves from both fans and fellow authors for her sterling, heartfelt romances. In The Sweetest Thing, Tara returns to Lucky Harbor, Washington, her life in shambles. Helping her sisters renovate an inn, she looks to start anew - and meets a handsome sailor who changes everything.
“Hot, sweet, fun, and romantic! Pure pleasure!” (Robyn Carr)
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Decent Story With a Few Problems
If you are going to write a book about a strong Southern woman, it might actually be a good to research the differences between someone from Texas and the Southern Belle's of Georgia. While the story mentioned more than a few times about the main character being from Texas, the narrator decided instead to drawn upon the likes of Julia Sugarbaker from Designing Women to voice over the character - mixed in with a little Scarlett from Gone with the Wind for good measure.
While that may work for a Southern Belle character from Georgia without being to offensive, not so much the case with those from Texas.
It was bad and yet the author approved the audio recording and allowed it to be released. It killed her story, what could have otherwise been a decent enough love story.
At heart the coming together of three sisters, struggling to find a way to be a family for the first time in their lives is nice.
All you can think about during the entire thing was Gone With the Wind and things they said like quite frankly my dear I don't give a damn. The voiceover forth the southern girl character was so bad it was down right comical and actually bordering on offensive, being from Texas myself.
This is not how anyone from Texas or Oklahoma or anywhere other than MAYBE Georgia. It's just ridiculous.
No, it really wasn't. Perhaps if it was re-released with a different more appropriate southern accent but not as it stands.
I think that this audiobook is a lesson learned for authors who don't speak up and say hey publisher, I appreciate what you've done to help my book but this is really not something I can approve of. Can we please find another voice actor?
The author could have stopped this nightmare but she chose not to and as such it reflects badly on her work.
LOL'ed...at the grocery story