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very enjoyable addition to series

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-2020

I enjoyed this almost as much as the second book (not a lot of love for first). At first I thought I wouldn't like the narrator, but ended up thinking he was a good choice for the Male lead's personality. I found the storyline entertaining, with some sad but many humorous moments. Brent is a funny dude, and finds his perfect match. The moments with Brent's mother are hysterical...just saying the "surrogacy" conversation was a highlight for me.

skipped through most of it

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-2019

Waste of credit, but I stuck with it because of the credit, though skipped many passages. While I thought the premise was promising, I found it pretty silly on the whole - was rolling my eyes quite frequently. I honestly cant believe that so many women enjoyed this, maybe young women? dialogue just painfully silly and overdone, could have done some extreme editing on it as well. narrators did the best they could, though think female narrator isn't great with male voices.

quite a bit of fun

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-2019

I read this when it was released decades ago and recalled I enjoyed it and was looking for some light, easy listening. I think it was worth the credit, amazingly, though decades old, I think the storylines stand up well - the women aren't weak, dependent, feint of heart creatures waiting for strong overbearing men to come rescue them - the men are strong, just not dominant, women have careers and good heads on their shoulders. nora r does dialogue well, and I found this very entertaining, as is the character of the grandfather. the narrator does a great job with all voices, you know who is talking, and they sound appropriate to their characters.

skipped a lot of it

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-2019

dragged myself through most of it and would have given up if hadn't paid. Maybe sign of maturity, but I found a lot of this silly and irritating. brothers behaved like teenagers, leads often annoying and followed trite/old school storyline that I am hoping readers are growing out of. even found the love scenes on boring side when technically should be hot, but think was also due to the narrators. not my cup of tea.

dragged a lot...not worth credit

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-2019

I was looking forward to a matured-aged couple romance. Usually find them more realistic and without silly melodrama, but if written well, still filled with romantic intensity and chemistry, developed through an attention keeping storyline. this was not that. found it mostly boring, and the way the couple kept deferring to the concerns of their near adult children silly. while not drama filled, the attention paid to the kids feelings about their relationship was not a smart way to try and create one of the challenges they had to overcome. they weren't 5 years old! love scenes weren't much to speak of, hotness and chemistry factors were low. found female narrator largely annoying, weird intonation, only marginally better and more natural when reading conversations. male narrator, who is usually good, did best he could. I slugged through it as paid full price. very disappointing.

great "epilogue" to Jake's story

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-2019

worth the few extra dollars via kindle for a couple of hours of fun and feeling story all tied up in now- the pregnancy announcement alone was worth it. I couldn't contain my snorts while listening to on train home - well written ms chase and well performed mr York. I do love a storyline that finds realistic drama and dialogue without being over the top.

surprisingly delightful

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-2019

Didn't think I would enjoy as much as I did, and glad I took a chance. not too fluffy or syrupy sweet, enough realistic angst and emotion thrown in, but not over the top drama. Enjoyed the moments of humour, which were well delivered by the narrator - he really did a great job on all the voices, with no over acting that really grates. In fact, he grew on me as it progressed. Thought the whole 6 children would be just silly, and was surprised at how the author made that work and felt real.

good but often emotionally painful

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-2019

I think if I had realised how hard going this would be emotionally speaking I may not have got the book - as I found most of it to be. I did think it was good, real and well read...I just dont find this level of angst appealing, even with a happy a happy ending. it wasnt over the top silly and unnecessary drama, which I find juvenile and really annoying, more that the struggles were just a little too real for too much of the story. I read this genre as escapism, and so was not the escape I was seeking. often sweet and hot, and some good humour thrown in, just not enough for me.

Needed editing down, boring detail

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-2019

I dont read/listen to these books to get a lot of detail on house renovations or crafteork, I have the lifestyle TV channel for that. Did use fast forward function a lot, which detracts from story and books value. I am also pretty tired of authors trying to create the "perfect man" in their heroes or at least who they think their audience regards as perfect man is, must be gorgeous, must be brainy, must be athlete, must do something else amazing, etc. I need my guys to be a little more real. also finding the whole player history really silly, maybe my age, but really think is sign of current world we live in and reality that a guy who treats sex and its intimacy so casually and extensively (basically the real man whore) is not actually a great catch. I dont need the storyline that is trying to make the love more true cause it can make the player stop being such an unappealing idiot around sex and intimacy. who wants to walk into a room where the guy could possibly have slept with 2/3 of women?

sweet and thoughtful

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-2019

Really enjoyed what I have heard of this series. This one both entertaining and sad - she does create quite painful storylines at the window stage, with the pain the characters experiencing hard to listen to when they are likeable. Seems to be usually because of the stupidity of the male leads, and because of unresolved childhood issues .Not my favourite storyline, but I guess real. they are a sexy read, but finding she does cut short the telling if many love scenes, and feel a little shortchanged by that! Narrators great match for characters. Tad is one of my top, if not the top, male narrators. his delivery is pretty bang on, and works really well for less over top stuff...even love his female voices. Female narrator is great too. so good to have narrators that don't ruin, but even add to the enjoyment of a story.