I love it to bits i just listened to it and o am going to listen again it really gets you in the feels it's just perfect and nothing less it's funny a..Show More »nd sexy and is everything a girl needs in a book has some shocking turns which I didn't expect but I don't mind and love! I would recommend this book to anyone over the 18! Hope you like this as much as I did! L
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. ..Show More »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. 1) 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. 2) 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! 3) 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!
I did a lot of random snorts of laughter throughout this book. Lucky is probably the most developed out of all the male leads so far and we actually i..Show More »nteract with Ozzie enough to learn more about his personality too. But all of that is second to Toni, who is totally the star of this show. Her internal dialogue tops May's and Jenny's tenfold. Her journey from anger and self-blame to forgiveness is well crafted and the partnership that emerges between her and Lucky is as funny as it is sad at times. Considering some of the heavy themes involved, this book manages to keep the laughs rolling and the gang moving. If Ms Casey's trend continues, the next book in this series should be even better than this one. Can't wait!