Kristen Collins is cursed. It's the only explanation for this recent run of catastrophes. She's lost her brand-new car and a winning lottery ticket, and her ex-boyfriend just drove off with all her possessions. She's even lost the empty office that's been her lunchtime sanctuary. Plus, the new hire who's taken it over is precisely the kind of impending heartache she knows to avoid, from his intense gaze to that irresistible crooked smile.
Developer Aiden Scott plans to stay at the Denver architecture firm just long enough to prime it for takeover. A job like his can't get personal. Yet from the moment he collides with Kristen, he's smitten. He wants to save the stunning interior designer from every crazy scenario she winds up in. But who's going to save him when his business agenda shatters Kristen's trust?
Turns out, love's a lot like luck. You don't know just how good you have it until you stand to lose it all.
©2016 Jill Sanders (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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"No Luck Needed Here"
It lists pretty high in the sweet and full of depth category. I began rooting for Kristen from her first moment of heartbreak which started way too young. This book scored a lot of bittersweet points..
I liked Aiden's reaction to Kristen the first time he saw her. I could actually see his struggle and I loved every moment. I rewound it a few times.
I have listened to Dara Rosenberg before.Her voice is very distinctive because it is slightly raspy and full of expression. Her delivery of wit and sarcasm is outstanding. Dara is one of my top five favorite narrators. Her performance was stellar. She only gets better with each new one I hear.
As much as I hate conflict I find that those are the moments when I am moved the most because I really just want the characters to be happy. I understood Kristen's trust issues due to her past relationships so I was surprised with Aiden's intuitiveness that he wouldn't take special care not to give her any reason to doubt his affection. Since his emotions were more transparent in this story it hurt more to see what pain his lack of full disclosure caused.
Worth a listen. An enjoyable easy to listen to sweet story that is well narrated with loveable characters.
"Childish and annoying lead female character"
While the performance was excellent, I got annoyed with the lead female character of the story due to her childish and immature behavior.
"Pretty bad book and horrible narration.."
For someone who was supposed to be smart Kristen was such a ding-dong. She was soooo caught up on blonde men with blue eyes it was just stupid. And then to tell Aiden “you’re not my type” because he had brown hair and eyes was even more stupid.
Her friend Amy was the best person in the book. I didn’t even have any respect for Aiden because he liked and chased after that goof-ball Kristen. How any author could write a character like that and expect readers to fall in love with her is beyond me. I won’t give up on Ms. Sanders but I’ll lay-off her for a while, until I try to forget this book.
There was a very little sexual attraction then explicit sex, nothing really lead up to it. There was a little swearing but nothing serious.
I got this book and audible, both free, through KU but don’t waste your time on the audible.
As to the narrator: You have GOT to be kidding me. Every man who spoke in this book sounded just like a girl! WTH? How could anyone give Dara Rosenberg anything other than 1 star? How can a man sounding like a girl warrant a 4 or 5 star review? When Kristen and Aiden had sex it was like two women when they spoke. She didn’t even try to lower her voice to sound manly. In the sample only a cop talked and I really didn’t care if he didn’t sound manly as long as the hero did. Well, NO! He didn’t and I quit listening soon thereafter. I guess she thinks that if she reads with a little emotion that that’s good enough. Since April 16th I’ve listened to 6 of Ms. Sanders books and this is the worst one, mostly because of the narrator but also it was the terrible main character, Kristen.
"somewhat cheesy romance"
Typical romance of boy meets girl and they fall in love right away....only trouble is she has terrible luck. Good thing he believes that you make your own luck and they live happily ever after. The writing needs some improvement too. .loads of cheesy lines like...you are as funny as a comedian, as smart as a surgeon...lol Very original. All joking aside it's nice to have a somewhat easy going romance sometimes without any heavy violence or death=)
Loved almost every second of this book! I'm not sure if it was performance or storyline but by the end I wasn't adequately convinced that the female protagonist was truly in love with the male protagonist. I think the author want to make her declaration of love to be simple but maybe pronounced fervently with passion. But the performer either didn't know to do it that way or chose not to which ruined the end for me. :(
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