Jenny's single-parent life revolves around her kids and her job, which means that hours of Animal Planet and strings of computer code are about all she has time for. Not that Jenny's looking for adventure or romance - she's the type of woman who believes in playing it safe.
When Jenny is called upon to do some consulting for the Bourbon Street Boys - a New Orleans private security firm - she knows she should stay away. They conduct surveillance on known criminals and put themselves in harm's way pretty much every day, so No is the obvious answer...Problem is, there's a guy on the team with a body to die for and a dimple that just won't quit luring Jenny in, tempting her to throw all caution to the wind.
Will Jenny take the risk or will she do what she's always done - play it safe and wait for the right time?
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"Even single mom's can have a life.."
The book is primarily in first person, Jenny, single mom, with employment insecurity. Ms Godley sounds just like Jenny is written. She is quirky, a great mom, with a wonderful internal conversation going on.
The entire story. Dev is a big, tall, doll of a guy. He is charming and has a great sense of humor. Fits right in with Jenny. I love their relationship.
When the kids first me Jacob. So touching, out of the mouths of babes.
I thoroughly loved this story from start to finish. I recommend it to anyone and everyone. You will never forget their love scene. Enough said. You need to experience it for yourself whether in written or audio form.
What did I like?
-The performance was very good with the voices. The pause dramatic tones was in all the correct places.
-A woman spoiled by chivalry of what is ladies dream about, let's the listener/reader escape reality for awhile.
What I didn't like?
-The ending leaves you wanting more. The action ends abruptly. This is typical with any series however.
Who would I recommend this book to?
-Any woman who lost her job recently.
-Any woman who is a single mother.
-Any woman who likes chivalry.
-Any woman interested in a little action and romance in her books.
Why did I choose 5 stars?
This was well written. It flowed for the reader, the story was interesting and the performance was phenomenal.
"A mix of good & bad"
Maybe. I really liked the story, but the narration was a bit "off," for me. I balanced on loving and hating the story every few minutes because the narration didn't quite fit right for me. If that makes sense.
Dev; I am pretty sure he has Alopecia. I may have missed where it says why he is bald and has no eyebrows, but I suspect that is why he is so bald. I have Alopecia and I thought it was pretty cool to see a character with it portrayed as strong and healthy since in real life, people often think folks with Alopecia are cancer patients (I have some awkward stories :p ).
Not horrible, but not my favorite. The pacing of that narration really bugged me. Fantastic with voice work (tones, character variations, etc). I felt like there were too many pauses and gaps in between sentences, and even when the characters were flustered, the words were drawn out and sentences annoyingly slow throughout most of the book. There were spots where it got better, but for the most part, the narration pacing was very slow. If the pace could be picked up a bit, it would be one of my favorites because of the accents, tones, variations are done very well; they aren't over the top, and I can imagine real people attached to them.
Wong place, Right Time? :p
I can't wait to dive into the next installment! :)
"It was pretty good"
I want to say I like the idea the author made for this series. Sadly, this book didn't have really excitement or mystery. Something happens in the beginning, then the whole story, then something happens in the end. I want more mystery and suspense with my romance- which is why I started this series. The first book was good. This one, although I liked the characters, didn't have enough excitement.
"First time review"
I'm sorry to say I couldn't listen to the book for more than three chapters. The performance was so poor. The narrator was all over the place with her accents. The story is set in the south, but the main character sometimes had a New England accent. Also her voice made the "alpha male " lead sound like a wuss. The narrator should only record children books. Don't listen, read the book. Because the story is enjoyable.
"I mostly liked it, just felt light"
This was very much like the first book in the series, it felt like she was flighty and her dialogue was far too immature for her age. There were parts it was fun and snarky and other times she acted like a YA heroine instead of a mother of a few kids.
Now it might seem I did not enjoy the book, that is untrue, I really did like the read. It was a light suspense, super light on the suspense. The romance was a larger portion of the story. It was fun to read and just enough naughty detail to warm things up! Definitely open door bedroom action.
I was in the mood for some junk food, this fit the bill. Nothing taxing and plenty of chuckles.
Elizabeth Godley is the narrator on this second book in the series. She does a great job with all the voices and keeps things distinct. I enjoyed her pace and tone, I could listen to her again. I am going to have to check out her other reads.
I was happy to find this ebook/audio on my Kindle Unlimited borrow list. Good read, especially if you are on a budget.
"kind of boring"
it was a good book some parts were extremely boring and some were funny but the over all performance was good
I loved this stary. Jenny is so funny and sweet. The charicters in this book were great.
Great series, easy to listen to and relatable characters. I love that I can be entertained, humored and turned on all at the same time.
"Narration drove me crazy"
Thank goodness I was able to select a fast speed. If I could not have I would have it listened it was that bad. It was a g
"Funny and light"
I had the full spectrum of emotions with this story I think it was deeper than the first one in the series, it was still twee though.
Loved the little boy and Devon - what a honey. xx
"There will be chuckling, snorting & loud laughs"
I must say I really enjoyed this book, actually more than the first book, mainly because Jenny's internal monologue is way more hilarious than May's. The sudden southern twang of characters like Dev threw me off a bit as the accent wasn't so present in the narration of the first book but I settled in pretty quickly.
The kids were a wonderful addition to this book as well, they were true to their ages and as a mum I could picture so many of the scenes in my head because they sound like most of my days. I was just cracking up or cringing right alongside Jenny. The lead and supporting characters were people the reader could really like. I love seeing Jenny emerging from her Mum cocoon - that stage when you're suddenly waking up from this unrecognisable person you've become after you've been immersed in child-rearing for so long that you forgot about yourself. The move from paralytic fear to little leaps of faith was beautiful to watch. I laughed all the way through their sex scene because she was so pleased with herself! Also great was the fact that Dev got a lot more personality development than Ozzie did in the first book. We learn almost as much about his motivations and fears as we learnt Jenny's. Sadly, I still couldn't give this 5 stars for a few reasons.
While Dev got more personality, his back story is full of holes. There is so much about Dev that could have made this story just blow my mind but it seems the leading men in this series don't get as much emphasis as the ladies. Not sure that works well for me. I like partnerships in romance.
I think maybe this series could benefit from another POV or the omnipresent narrator approach in order to really amp up the action factor. Given that Dev is a 'ninja', Bourbon St Boys is an elite security firm with a boo-yah panic room, and Jenny keeps landing in the hot seat, I'd expect an opportunity for us to see Dev let those limbs of his fly in defence of his lady and even the kids... though out of their sight. Sammy did not need to see anything getting chopped off, LOL!
Too much repetition. I know we tend to run the same thoughts through our heads over and over depending on our 'issues' but as this is fiction, rely on the reader to remember stuff like Jenny is a scaredy cat, Miles' cheques bounce, etc.
On the flip side, the foreshadowing for Toni's story promises some real action and a leading lady who can handle it. Can't wait!
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