REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; DEC 19, 2014 Narrator: John Solo
3.5 stars. Sweet romance. I was in the mood for one and enjoyed this. I'd listened to the author'sREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; DEC 19, 2014 Narrator: John Solo
3.5 stars. Sweet romance. I was in the mood for one and enjoyed this. I'd listened to the author'sBy Fire series, which I also enjoyed, and noticed and oddly pedantic style in Grey's writing in Inside Out that was not there in the By Fire books. The rest of the book flowed smoothly but Grey had these passages, here and there, where he'd cover every little inconsequential step..."he asked for the bill. It came. He opened it then paid it. Then he got up..." Maybe not in those exact words as I'm recalling from the audio and do not have the ebook loaded. There were a few passages like that, enough to pull me out of the story and wonder why the author would suddenly write like that. 'Sudden' because otherwise, everything flowed well and even the first Farm series book I listened to, can't recall the title, was not like this.
Inside Out is one of those forgettable MM romances that, if one of my fav narrators were on it, would be a comfort read when I want a romance but my brain wants to snooze....more
NOTE: THE ONE STAR IS BECAUSE I HATED THIS BOOK FOR THE CHEATING COUPLE!
Hard to carry on when the story begins with, and the romance started, with theNOTE: THE ONE STAR IS BECAUSE I HATED THIS BOOK FOR THE CHEATING COUPLE!
Hard to carry on when the story begins with, and the romance started, with the MC cheating! The hero has sex with his brother's girlfriend/fiancee while the cheating heroine's justification is that her fiance prefers sleeping separately even though they live together. The cuckolded guy's brother, at least, feels guilty for not being able too keep his hands and dick off the woman, but the heroine's lame excuse for her cheating ruined this book for me. If the heroine's relationship with the guy's brother was on the rocks and their sex life was crappy, it might be understandable but cheating heroine tells the brother she loves her fiance! So her cheating is excusable and he shouldn't judge her too harshly, is her attitude. If this were erotica and she and fiance had an open relationship, fine. But poor fiance just happens to like sleeping without someone taking up his personal space. Not everyone likes spooning through the night and these couples do NOT use that as an excuse to cheat.
I'm surprised none of the other reviewers mentioned this so I thought I must have misread the cheating portion which occurs in the Prologue and the story proper begin 8 years later after cheating heroine's first husband (the hero's cuckolded brother) and her second husband are both killed.
Perhaps the fault lies with me for going into this thinking it was a romantic suspense. Perhaps if I'd approached it as a police procedural/murder investigation involving a couple whose involvement began with cheating I might have felt better about this book....more
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; DEC 12, 2014 Narrator: Violet Grey
This book got off on a bad start for me because the MCs, as far as romance were concerned, cameREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; DEC 12, 2014 Narrator: Violet Grey
This book got off on a bad start for me because the MCs, as far as romance were concerned, came across like adolescents wading into the dating pool for the first time. Actually, it is like that for the heroine as it's the first time she's finding herself even thinking about a man in a romantic sense in 13 years. While that's fine with me, I'd rather not have my romantic suspense tilting towards the romance especially when most of it involves so much mental hand-wringing over a the guy. The romante didn't get much better so this book ended up disappointing as I was hoping/expecting more of a suspense/romance than so much annoying attention on the heroine's feelings and fear of romance and men.
The serial killer theme, which 9 out of 10 RS murder stories are based on, could have been very good but for me, I found the heroine's dithering over the hero distracting and wanted to tell the author to either get on with the romance, or drop it and focus on the suspense. Nervous, hand-wringing virgin-like heroines looking at the hero as if a date with him would result in a fate worse than death is not my cup of tea.