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Highly recommended!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-19

The story was a completely new take on a celebrity romance. After reading the plot I kind of expected the story to be sad and heavy but it wasn't. It was very sweet and funny and left me feeling good about life.
Lise Gold wrote an exceptionally great book and TJ Richards did an amazing Job narrating it.

Recommended

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-19

I liked the book a lot, the story was entertaining, sexy, interesting and something different.
Victoria Mei did a great job narrating it. I would clearly recommend it.

Good story, great narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-19

The story was good. The mix-up in the beginning a bit unrealistic but entertaining. I also liked how the topic of domination and submission was handled, I thought that was quite good.
All in all, I would recommend the book thoroughly.

The narrator Stephanie Murphy was great as always!

What I did not like:

- How Leah, as the adult woman she is, is patronized by her parents and accountable for everything she does. The reasons are understandable, but I found that a little over the top.

- The "sugar-momma" aspect of the relationship. To both Leah and her friends it seems SO important that Sloan is rich and can make expensive gifts - I have noticed that in several books by this author and didn't like it.

Typical Second-Chance-Romance in beautiful setting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-19

The book was a typical "Second-Chance-Romance" with everything that goes with it. There has been a lot of reveling in the past and thinking about missed opportunities, which has created a somewhat subdued mood. The story was also a too slow for my taste.
The second storyline, in which history repeats itself as the daughter of the protagonist falls in love, lightened the mood and loosened everything up a bit. That was a great addition to the storyline.
It was all set on a small and beautiful greek island.


Way better than Book 1

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-19

After the first book did not fully meet my expectations I was positively surprised by this one.
The story was good, the case was thrilling. Although I was sure several times that I already know who the perpetrator is, it then always left me wonderung again whether I may be wrong.
Towards the end there was a twist in the plot that I did not like and that was rather far-fetched, but overall it was a good story. I will listen to the next part!

Room for improvement

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-19

To begin with: There were several things I did not like about this book. Nevertheless, the story was good enough to also listen to the next book in the series.
The narrator - Lisa L Wiley - did a decent job narrating it.

Why only 3 stars?

- The romance between the two main characters is dealt with extremely quickly at the beginning of the book, as if this must be "done" before the main part begins. That was a little too hasty for my taste.

- The genre of the book is Mystery. But even this part is over at about half of the book. From then on, it's all about how the couple deals with the consequences of the crime. Of course that's also an important part, but it's just not in the right proportion for me.

- The Characters are all a little to naive for my liking. First the two protagonists, who actually already know that they could (at least potentially) also get targetet by the criminal they are chasing and still take no precautions.
But especially the culprit ... he has everything so well thought out and is supposedly so clever. And yet, as soon as you meet him, he makes one stupid mistake after the next, so that you as a reader (despite his incredibly bad deeds) can not really take him seriously.

As I said, I also listened to Book 2, which also was not perfect but much better. The characters were all very likable and the plot idea was really good but the implementation (in my opinion) not perfect.


What a great surprise

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-19

After reading the publisher's summary and seeing the book-cover I expected the book to be interesting but maybe a little... "heavy". But it wasn't.
It was very sweet and fun and romantic and I had a really great time listening to it. I immediately got lost in this story with all it's unigue, quirky and lovable characters and their lives and island-rituals.
I haven't read another book by Caren Werlinger before, but after listening to this one I purchased another one right away.
Also: Ann Etter did a really great job narrating it

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