Nicola Price used to have it all - a great career, the perfect boyfriend, an excessive shoe collection, and an apartment in one of San Francisco's best neighborhoods. But when she gets knocked up and her asshat boyfriend leaves her high and dry, Nicola's perfectly crafted world comes tumbling down. Now Nicola is the proud single mother of a five-year-old daughter and living a giant lie. She can barely afford their ghetto apartment, and all the men she dates run when they hear that she comes with a child. She's struggling and scared - and nowhere near where she thought she'd be at age 31. Nicola's saving grace comes in the form of tall, handsome, and wealthy Scotsman Bram McGregor, the older brother of her friend, Linden. Bram understands a thing or two about pride, so when tragic circumstances place Nicola at rock bottom, he offers them a place to live in the apartment complex he owns. But nothing in life is free, and as Nicola gets her feet back on the ground, she discovers that the enigmatic playboy may end up costing her more than she thought. She might just lose her heart.
©2015 Karina Halle (P)2015 Tantor
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"Annoying heroine, dreadful narrators!"
The story is good and interesting, but the heroine is a prideful woman, whinnying all the time about her situation and how life dealt her a bad set of cards, yet when things turn around for her, she jumps to conclusions like a dim wit, and is willing to throw away everything, sacrifice her little girl's happiness and a possible good and long lasting relationship because of pride and stupidity and because something was done in the past. What a hypocrite woman!
The whole book was very disappointing and annoying. I just couldn't finish it. I wanted to throw my poor, innocent iPod out the window because of her quite a few times through the story.
It didn't help that the narrators sucked too! The female voice sounds like she's chocking on a carrot when imitating the hero's voice, and the male narrator just didn't sound genuine at all. Who speaks like that in real life situations??? I'm not usually too picky about the narrators, but these two really made the whole experience that much worse...
All in all, not a worthy credit!
"A sweet love story"
oh i really really liked Bram. I want a Bram for my own!! A dirty talking, perverted, cocky (total pun intended), and fun scottish man with a sexy as sin accent. Yup, sign me up. I liked Nicola. She wasn't stupid, she thought logically (for the most part) and she had her head on her shoulders and knew her priorities. I loved watching them fall in love.
I did NOT like Nicola's reaction to Bram's secret. It was very drama queen.
I enjoyed the story but not enough to double back and listen to the first book. Maybe when I'm bored or looking for an easy love story.
narrators 3 the female narrator was getting some slack for sounding too old but I enjoyed her performance. Antony Ferguson does an amazing scottish accent but his american accent is for shit. He had them sounding like they had southern accents...lol. It was pretty funny then became sad because he is so talented. Keep trying Antony!!!
Honestly I would have loved this story if nicola wasn't such a self righteous dumbbell. She gets jealous over a guy she rejects and them holds a grudge against him over and over. When she discovers her child needs special medical help she acts like a dope rejecting help from friends who care. She feels sorry for herself over and over pretty much blaming the world for her woes. Finally she admits her feelings but goes over the top with anger and judgement over things that happened years and years before she knew brahm. You would think she of all people would have believed in him and know he changed over those years. She really just made me want to reach into the story and shake some sense into her
Not my favorite story for those reasons.
"I couldn't get through it..."
a sale item that I purchased on impulse, pure smut, nothing cerebral here, nothing. if I was stuck on an airplane with no entertainment or book and an annoying neighbor I might use this to pass the time. otherwisr, not. the reader was goid tho with voice, intonation and pace.
"Not very good"
Nothing about this story was remotely interesting. The persons voice for the story was annoying and was like nails on a chalk board. I couldn't picture the book, so was hard for me to get into it. The Scottish accent voice was really bad and the way the 5 year old in the book spoke, should have been more like a three year old. Why didn't the kid go to school?
"Bram saved this book for me"
I'm not sure what I liked the least, Poole's narration or Nicola's character. I have heard Poole narrate other books, and have had the same experience. She sounds much older than the character she is portraying, and there is too much angst in her voice (even when there is none in the story). The narration alone may have ruined this book for me, but the "poor me" attitude of Nicola drove me crazy. I guess I prefer stronger female characters. The only saving graces in this book are Bram McGregor and Antony Ferguson. I actually loved Bram's character, flaws and all, but kept thinking why would he want to be with a negative, whiny, pity-party like Nicola. The story itself wasn't bad...with a stronger female character and a better female narrator this book could have been great.
"Difficult to get past the weird narration issues"
The male narrator seems to be faking his accent even though I listened to other samples of books he reads and he sounds the same. It's weird. He also gave every single woman a southern accent and read painfully slowly at times. The worst part was the voice for the little girl. My ears were screaming from the shrill and annoying voice the narrator chose for her. Not to mention she's 5 years old and the narrator spoke as if the child were no more than two. I won't detail how awkward the sex scenes are, but it wasn't pleasant to me; seemed too crude and gross. All of this together put me off finishing the book and unfortunately asking for my credit back.
"The worst book ever"
Total pornography. Dick, cock, dick, cock, referring to the female as cxnt, absolutely awful writing. Boring, boring, and distasteful
Stop selling it
At least half of what I listened to. There might have been a story in there somewhere
Don't sell me this porn.
I loved this book. I love all the comedic moments and the romance was amazing and a different kind of story.
I got tired of the billionaire meets college student BDSM type of stories. This one is great change of pace. A definite MUST listen!
This was so much better than the first installment in the series. I loved he narrators as they provided a better experience than reading would've, especially with that Scottish brouge. I enjoyed it tremendously. I may even fine the next installment a try.
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