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When first I requested a copy of this book, and was gifted a copy via Audiobook Boom, I had envisioned that there it was legal mystery with some romance entwined. in fact, it is the opposite - a tiny head nod towards a divorce case only implanted to set up the tale of longings, misconceptions and fraught confrontations, all in the name of love.
So it was not the book for me, although the pre-adolescent antics of two supposedly suave and intelligent adult professional people was both amusing and horrendous. Five years before the beginning of the book, the two main protagonists had had a brief three week affaire ending in their sleeping together. Then a misunderstanding left both of them hurt, angry and apart. In the following years they avoided each other but never found another who attracted them in the same way and, when a divorce case brings them together again on opposing sides, sparks, tempers and tears fly. A further complication is that the sister of one is about to marry the brother of the other - and for some ridiculous reason, both potential lovers believe that that no one must know about their past relationship or the wedding would be in jeapody.
Remarkably, there are more silly emotional misunderstandings than Jane Austen could ever envisage. And plenty of histrionics to fill the pages.
Bob Johnson's narration is good, a reading, not a performance, with little or no attempt to differentiate the voices of the assorted protagonists. Thank goodness. His voice is warm, clear, well modulated with a slight sing song effect.and probably paced correctly with a lazy lope for the story, but, for this reader, it was improved by speeding the sound to 1.25. This is a quick read, quite amusing, but definitely not for anyone hoping for any legal action or mystery beyond how long will it be before they kill each other? Sadly, that part does not come into the story.
Lovely story that is quite funny though I do not think it is supposed to be. It is a love story that is full of misunderstandings that go backwards and forwards and seem never to get resolved. For intelligent people they are remarkably stupid lol. That is a good thing or there would not be any story. I liked it a lot, it is very entertaining. The narrator is excellent and well chosen.
The story was well written but the main characters were aggravating at times! Two successful layers have to work together on a case. They had a great relationship six years ago until Steven had Christina fired for sexual harassment! Oh boy! That is a hard pill to swallow!
Narration was well done and brought the story to life.
Steven is quite irrational and always jumps to conclusions based on appearances. There are some twists and turns and things are fixings to get more complicated when she goes away to help her sister get things ready for a wedding.
Steven regrets his past mistakes and tries to get her back. He plays dirty in order to get to her. I wished I could have slapped him a few times but there is a HEA! Sweet story about second chances and misunderstandings.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."
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An ending we don’t see coming between Christina and Steven. How can someone do such cruel things to someone they love? Love makes people do strange things. In this story we are captivated by Christina and her work. She had really worked for a career, seized early on by someone, she prevails not only professionally but personally too. Worth the listen. Reader was good, too.
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