I liked this one. The hero is married to a real witch that kept things interesting. I wished she wouldn't have gotten off so easily in the end thoughI liked this one. The hero is married to a real witch that kept things interesting. I wished she wouldn't have gotten off so easily in the end though after all she put the hero through. This one didn't top any of SJ's older books in my opinion but it was an okay read. Can't wait for her next one....more
2.5 stars. Ever since I read MR. Perfect and liked LC humorous prose, I tried most of her past books and started looking forward to her new releases,2.5 stars. Ever since I read MR. Perfect and liked LC humorous prose, I tried most of her past books and started looking forward to her new releases, but alas, none of them were ever as good as “MR. Perfect” with the exception of “Your scandalous Ways” which pushed the limits a little and raised LC’s skills a notch in my eyes. This book was just okay for me. There was nothing spectacular about it. The hero’s fiancé was too unrealistic in that she knew that the heroine was trying to steal her man, and she just sat there letting this woman continue to make clothes for her and be around him. She was a very nice fiancée. I would have appreciated the book more if she (gasp!) fought for the guy she claimed she loved. Give us a little passion here! We read books for the conflicts and the love that surpasses these conflicts. I don't see any conflict if the fiancé don’t give a damn if the heroine up and run off with her man. So what if we feel sorry for the other woman in the end, at least we would be still talking about the book instead of yawning. She showed a little spunk in the end but it was obvious it was so everything could be tied up in a neat little bow. The least that could have happened was to make her pissed off and then give her own book later- but no, she went to the darn wedding! LOL.
Another thing that through me off was at first the heroine was drop dead gorgeous. Guys were crashing into trees looking at her then come to find out she wasn't that gorgeous after all, it was the clothes that was making her beautiful! Tell me that that poor heroine doesn't want to jump out of the pages and smack the author right across the face! LOL! By the time the book was done I didn’t want to here another thing about a stitch, fabric, silks, or anything about clothes for a very long time! The storyline kills you with it. You have to really be interested in fashion to appreciate it. I like fashion as much as the other chick but I don’t sleep and dream about it. Oh my Gosh, and to think that this is a series about seamstresses. I doubt I will be excited for the up coming books. ...more
I really enjoyed this book for the most part. The angst was great. I think the author did a wonderful job at developing the characters and drawing theI really enjoyed this book for the most part. The angst was great. I think the author did a wonderful job at developing the characters and drawing the reader into the story. I honestly couldn't put the book down all of Saturday. It kept me on my toes. I wasn't sure who to root for. I went from hating Rachel to rooting for her (still not sure if she even deserved it). I know that Darcy was a real B but I still liked her also and felt somewhat sympathetic for her. The thing is, I liked that I felt that way for both of them. That's an attest to how good Emily Giffin can write. I also went from liking Dex and rooting for him and Rachel (despite myself) to despising him and then liking him again, lol. To say the least, I had conflicting feelings about all of them!
****SPOLIER**** The story was going great until towards the end. I felt that Darcy was unlikable enough for the readers to root for Rachel and Dex ending up together and didn't need the added drama of her cheating on Dex and getting pregnant for another man. It took away from the little sympathy I wanted to still feel for her. Again, I liked that I felt sympathy for both her and Rachel. It was more realistic and unpredictable that way. The book should have just ended with Darcy with a little bit of a broken heart instead of her pregnant for someone else and seeming like she couldn't care less about Dex. That was too predictable! This book could have easily been a 5 star read, but the ending sort of ruined it for me. Now I'm not even sure if I want to give it 4 or 3.5 stars.