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By MSEreads on 27-09-08
Another CHARMER from SEP!
Although I read one or two of the Chicago Stars series I have really enjoyed the rest of the series on Audible and am glad I have them to go back to listen to when I want a fun, easy listen. The characters are flawed and have issues and that makes them more realistic. As in all of SEP books, there is fun and snappy dialog and good sexual chemistry. The sex scenes are steamy and fun without being unnecessarily graphic like a lot of authors are doing today. As I have noted with some other SEP books, there is a primary couple, but also a love story for a secondary couple. I think April Fields does a GREAT job narrating and changing voices. She even does a fine job singing a little in this one!
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
By Stephanie A. on 23-02-07
If you liked Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you'll love Natural Born Charmer! The characters were believable and down-to-earth, and the intertwining storylines kept me entertained. It was a quick listen-I just didn't want to turn it off! Very good narration and very good author. I thought this book was superb and would love to have a sequel to follow up on the lives of the characters!
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Guiselle on 14-09-10
Readers warning: You'll get sucked in..
First of all that beaver thing, and calling Blue(!) 'The Beave'... it was just wrong.
That being said: I don't know what she does or how she does it, but SEP does it well. I just kept nodding off, lulled to sleep by the narrator's voice, and then waking up and rewinding the thing so I wouldn't miss one bit of the story.. A very weird experience. The story just felt like it was reaaally long, and slooow in it's development, but it didn't seem to bother me(?!)
You just get sucked into the SEP world and don't want to leave.
And it totally got me hooked on her Chicago Stars series.. That's some weird talent, ms Phillips..
(The narrator did lull me to sleep, but that was because her voice was very pleasant. In all honesty I think she did a great job!)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Lynne on 19-10-08
Really enjoyed this book!
I thoroughly enjoy this author's writing. They're not deep thinking, heavy subject matter books, but pure enjoyment. I love the banter between Blue & Dean -- the reader is very good and has good tone changes for each character. I found myself smiling throughout. There are definitely some cheesy lines, but found myself happy overall during my long commute to work, so that's an excellent feat! Highly recommend this as well as the one before this, Match Me If You Can.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Anonymous User on 31-03-08
Laught Out Loud Funny, Fantastic Narration!!
I enjoyed this book. I LOVED the narrator and may well purchase other books just because she is reading them! She does 5 characters and each has their own "voice". This is a great listen when you are in the mood for somthing funny and light, may times I caught myself laughting out loud! It is also appropriate for young teens but with the caution of some mild sex scenes, but nothing that they haven't heard about from their friends yet I am sure! Enjoy!!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Me & My Girls on 29-05-14
One of the Funniest Books Ever
Dean Robillard; quarterback of the fictional Chicago Stars is driving along a Colorado back road; bored with his own company when he sees a girl walking in the grassy median dressed like a beaver. With a beginning like this the story weaves a lot of humor and family pathos and drama into a romance that is less a romance novel than anything SEP has written. The plot is typical for a Chicago Stars novel. The quirky, plucky girl is in way over her head with the gorgeous professional athlete. They are thrown together by circumstance and love blossoms. It is unfortunate that they both have enough baggage that it will prevent them from really getting together until the final pages of the book, or final minutes of the audio. Fortunately SEP is a good enough author that she can write life into an doddering plot line. Her characters in Natural Born Charmer are almost real and so sympathetic that you can feel their pain. April and Riley in particular are characters that I really came to care about. There is something here for everyone; even an old jock whose lack of sensitivity has been noted by more than one ex. What I'm saying is, guys give it a shot.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful