Not bad. It does end at right about 75% so that was disappointing. Other than that I enjoyed this one as usual. Great characters that are a bit brokenNot bad. It does end at right about 75% so that was disappointing. Other than that I enjoyed this one as usual. Great characters that are a bit broken and in need of mending, some growly chemistry that turns oh so yummily hot. Family, friends, steamy love scenes and heartwarming moments as well. Add in the holiday spirit and, yep, Christmastime Cowboy was a winner.
Well dammit. This one made me cry. I wasn't expecting that. Really I wasn't expecting a lot of this book. It was surprising. Not in a bad way. Just haWell dammit. This one made me cry. I wasn't expecting that. Really I wasn't expecting a lot of this book. It was surprising. Not in a bad way. Just harder than I thought it would be. It pulled me in and made my heart ache for both the heroine and hero. I didn't quite want to leave the heroine. We didn't always agree on her behavior but she was one I wanted to make sure was going to be okay. Pulled for and hurt for as she found her way.
The format is one I don't typically love but I did like it with Until Harry. There's quite a bit of history between the hero and heroine since they've known each other since birth. So the story is told in present day with large flashbacks to their past from the time they're 6ish until 30s. I liked it. It gave nice insight into their pasts and feelings for one another. How much they meant to each other and had hurt one another over the years without meaning to and sometimes on purpose. It was easy to tell the sections apart and overall it was well done.
The only thing I would have changed was the very ending. I just wanted a bit more once they'd figured things out. It wasn't bad I just would have loved maybe one more chapter especially after all the troubles they'd had making it there.
I listened to all 9 hours in just slightly over a day. And I'd listen to it again. It did take me a little bit to settle into Wilds' narration. Honestly at the beginning my first thought was wow her male voices are very feminine but then realized it was her voice for the female and she's just a little more husky than most. Once we settled into each other, though, it was easy to get lost in the narration. ...more
Oh this was fun. The Dispatcher was a little different than my normal grab but I've been on an audio binge lately and it was in my cloud and I figured...why not. It's quick read but quite entertaining.
The basic gist is that you can no longer be murdered. Well, not easily. If someone kills you? Your body kind of goes poof! and you wind up back at your home all in one piece--though naked-- and ready to have another go at things.
And the hero, Tony? He kills people.
Yes, he's a Dispatcher. It's his job to kill people so they can have a second chance. Like if you're having a risky surgery you'd hire him to hang out in the OR and if things go south he'd just kinda pop you on purpose so you wouldn't *really* die. Hopefully.
It was a fun story. A fellow dispatcher has gone missing and Tony and a cop set about figuring things out. I liked Tony and his cop counterpart. They're different from each other. Tony may have blurred the lines over the years ethically. His cop? Not so much. It was fun watching them feel each other out as the story went along and he explained what dispatchers were.
The Narration: I loved the narrator. This was my first from Zachary Quinto and I enjoyed him. He's got a yummy voice and kept things nicely paced. Good distinction between characters and such. I listened at 1.25x speed and it was perfect.
Overall, I enjoyed The Dispatcher. I'd actually be up for more from this world though I believe this is the only one out there. A good use of 2 hours of my time....more
I loved this book! Holy dirty mouthed hero! Noms! lol I did the audiobook version and listened to the whole thing in just about 2 1/2 days which is suI loved this book! Holy dirty mouthed hero! Noms! lol I did the audiobook version and listened to the whole thing in just about 2 1/2 days which is super fast for me. But I couldn't put it down. I was finding excuses to clean so I could listen. lol
Gist: These two meet. Fireworks happen. Some drama. Some scorching sexy bits. And it's magical.
I loved the characters even with their flaws. And they both had them. It might drive me crazy sometimes but in this it worked...because they called each other out on it and then went on. I loved that. I loved them together, too. They're hot together. The sex scenes and those leading up to them made me squirm. The hero has a total dirty mouth and, yall, that is my thing. lol I loved how he talked. So damn sexy. There was some added family drama, some loss, some heartache. Some funny bits. It was just a prefect combination of bookish yum.
I did do the audiobook version. And I enjoyed it. It was my first time listening to Teri Clark Linden. And I liked her. Great pacing, nice character distinction. The male voices weren't quite as masculine as I'd liked but honestly they were pretty dang good. The sexy bits, too. Yeah, she was working for me. I'd listen to her again no question.
All in all, this one got me excited. It's so fun discovering a new to you author and that...whoa...they're awesome. I'll be reading more and can't wait. ...more
I didn't hate it! Which is surprising seeing the reviews from friends. lol Wrong Number, Right Guy was entertaining. There's not much on the romance fI didn't hate it! Which is surprising seeing the reviews from friends. lol Wrong Number, Right Guy was entertaining. There's not much on the romance front but I still had fun listening to this one (yes, I did the audio version). I was able to listen to this one super fast and had 6 hours down before I realized it. And the rest pretty darn fast, too. It was an easy listen. Easy characters, cute dogs, a tiny tiny bit of suspense. Even less on the romance. But somehow still entertaining as she fell into the lap of a security firm and wound up working with them.
The narration was fine. I liked her female voices. The men weren't quite manly sounding but they weren't awful. Good pacing and such. ...more