At least that's what improper Southern belle Maggie Forsythe thinks after being unceremoniously dumped two weeks before getting hitched to a man even her mother approves of. Maggie has never given two figs what anyone thinks, so why is she hiding away from her South Carolina Low Country home? That is until concerned - albeit scheming - friends arrive with three options: One: Sit and mope. Two: Go home to her gallery. Three: Help them build a house for a needy family and make a difference for once. But one look at Maggie, and project foreman Josh Parker knows what kind of sweet-tea-swilling debutante he's dealing with. Even if she does know her way around a circular saw. Sure, they have enough sparks to ignite a bonfire, but he's corn bread to her caviar. And if there's anything he's learned from growing up broke, it's better to aim low than risk everything and lose.
©2006 Sherryl Woods (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Sherryl Woods is a uniquely gifted writer whose deep understanding of human nature is woven into every page." (New York Times best-selling author Carla Neggers)
So far all the books I have purchased via Audiobooks have been hard to stop listening but this was hard to keep listening too. I must admit that romantic stories are not really my thing but I do enjoy a good story but this was a weak story with predictable outcomes and boring cliched dialogue. I found myself not really caring what happened to any of the characters. On the positive side
it was pacey and didn't labour long descriptions but still gave a vivid image of places, people, atmosphere etc.
"Wish I had returned it."
I found the story frankly boring and the narration poor. I wish I had returned it when I had the chance.
More emotion in the voice over.
"Upscale Harlequin with a southern narrator"
Upscale Southern Harlequin
Maggie was a rebelious protagonist. Her story tended to be fairly predictable but it was fun to see how it worked out.
The command attendance luncheon called by Maggie's Mom with Maggie, Josh, Josh's Mom and the stuffed shirt guy who also ended up at the table.
It was a nice book but not one to get at full price. I think I got it as a $4.95 and that was fine.
"I couldn't get into it"
it was boring.
This was a pretty boring book and much of it could be me as I can't stand romances.
"Great Follow-Up to the First Book"
I have to say, I didn't have the same problem the previous reviewer had with the narrator. In fact, I think she did a really great job. She is consistent throughout the series and makes it very easy to distinguish one character from another.
Watching Maggie and Josh bump heads is a lot of fun, and "Flirting with Disaster" has the happy ending we expect from all romance novels. But Woods manages to throw a few unexpected twists and turns in the novel. If you're looking for an enjoyable and laid-back audiobook, you will likely find this a suitable choice.
"It's not you, it's me."
This book was not a good fit for me. I want to start by saying the narration was fine and it wasn't a terribly written book it just wasn't good. I don't want to offend anyone but in the spirit of giving an honest review this read like a book written by an old lady for old ladies. The romance was tepid at best, I only knew the main characters had any chemistry because the author told me so. There was also the outdated sexist philosophy that was so out of place with the plot, like the author describing the heroine as an independent, feisty, competent 30 year old and then every minor and manageable bump in to road calling every male she knows for help from her preacher to her father to her best friend's husband to a man she's just met. The out of place maternal actions that clash with the character's supposed temperament. And finally my biggest problem the overwhelming and heavy handed theme of the importance parents place in their adult children's lives. This book encourages letting adults have their lives manipulated and dictated by toxic, sometimes absentee, judgmental and controlling parents because of the importance of family. This is pathetic and not a theme I want to see over and over mirrored in every minor to major aspect in a romance. This was horrible, I can't think of anyone or situation in which I would recommend this book.
"The book was a keeper"
Yes it seemed like a nice book, no violance
Can't really think of a memorable moment, just a nice book to relax to.
First book by Tanya Eby.
"Narrator is ALL WRONG for this BOOK!!!!!"
Why would you EVER have a yankee read the part of a Charlestonian. The most distinct southern accent is a Charleston accent!! The narrator goes from the Hampton's/NY accent to a sad southern want to be!!
She ruined the book………book is set in Charleston with all Characters from Chalreston. Hello…….. Who hired this Northern woman to read the poor plotted, predictable, and at times boring book!!
maybe……. toooo sappy
Not for a SOUTHERN character
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