- Taschenbuch: 304 Seiten
- Verlag: Jove (6. Mai 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0425251276
- ISBN-13: 978-0425251270
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 18 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 1,9 x 17,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 6.304 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
It Happened One Wedding (Novel) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 6. Mai 2014
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Praise for IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING
~Voted "Romance of the Year" in All About Romance's Reader Poll!
"James is a contemporary romance superstar, known for intelligent characters and quick, witty dialogue that ratchets up intense sexual tension....Sexy and effervescent." --Kirkus Review
"A sparkling, sexy love story that delivers as much emotional warmth as sensual heat." --Booklist
"Fun, sexy, sweet and delightful – this book is the whole package. It is everything you could possibly want in a contemporary romance." --All About Romance (Desert Isle Keeper)
Praise for the novels of the New York Times bestselling Julie James
“Julie James writes books I can't put down.”—Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author
“An addictively readable combination of sharp humor, sizzlingly sexy romance, and a generous measure of nail-biting suspense.”
“Sexy fun. Romance fans will pop their corks over this one.”—Library Journal
“Witty banter and an amazing chemistry.”—Chicago Sun-Times
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
After graduating from law school, New York Times bestselling author Julie James clerked for the United States Court of Appeals. She then practiced law with one of the nation's largest firms for several years until she began writing screenplays. After Hollywood producers optioned two of her scripts, she decided to leave the practice of law to write full-time. Julie's books have been listed on the American Library Association's Reading List for Top Genre Novels, Booklist's Top 10 Romances of the Year, and have been featured as one of Cosmopolitan magazine's Red Hot Reads. Julie's books have been translated into sixteen languages and her seventh novel, IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING, hits bookstores on May 6. Julie lives with her husband and two children in Chicago, where she is currently working on her next book.
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I don't want to give away any story spoilers and that makes it a little difficult to explain my decision.
At first I really liked Sidney Sinclair as a strong female character and her quips and sarcastic comments were fun to read. But there was a point when she kind of got ridiculous in the middle of the book.
She was just so "biological clock" driven that I often got the vibe that it was kind of forced.
Vaughn Roberts was an interesting character as well... at first. Until he got kind of "mushy" ...
Yes, I know this is totally the point of such novels. But I adored the other "FBI/U.S. Attorney" books and "Something Like Love" is one of my favorite books. But this book here seemed so... not heading in a particular direction.
The protagonists brother and sister didn't help to make it any better. Sidney's sister annoyed me right from the start.
And at the end I had the feeling Taylor (as a competition for Vaughn) was just brought in so that there is the possibility of a new character for an upcoming book. Julie James could have done a lot more with this character in this story to build suspense for the romance rather then introduce him in one chapter and ditch him two chapters ahead.
Maybe this book just lacked the "pseudo crime cases" like the other books which was like a red string through the books. A wedding preparation is just not as exciting as FBI cases (though there might be people disagreeing in this one...)
But if you like Julie James and her books you are safe to read this. This book just had some weaknesses the other books didn't have (in my opinion).
Obviously this genre is romance, but still: One thing that annoys me with many of these novels is the focus that is placed on the romance storyline, sometimes to the exclusion of all else. Some stories have side-stories, but they usually flow into the main stream of the story at some point and one gets the feeling that in that world nothing happens that does not impact the main story in some way.
In "It Happened One Wedding" both protagonists have a life outside the main story and we see parts of it, even if it has no bearing on the romance. This allows the reader to get a feeling of who the characters are and makes the story more realistic.
The romance itself is sweet and believable. I dislike novels where the emotions seem forced or the story is unbelievable. That is not the case here. I liked both characters and wanted them to be together. They also had nice scenes with sassy and funny dialogue.
I am not a fan of big misunderstandings or the multitude of protagonists in romance novels who all seem to have PTSD. As the description of this novel already points out, Sidney suffered a "humiliating end to her engagement", but by the time the novel starts she already has adapted to some degree, while there isn't really anything major for Vaughn. There are no big misunderstandings, another plus.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
This book is a total cop out on all scores. Not much going on, not much banter, the storyline is questionable, and generally it's poorly written. It's really sad that the world of romance has now degenerated to a world of porn. I think all those publishing editors need to realize that if you label something a romance, it should contain exactly that - and not unending pages of badly written porn.
If I could give this book 0 stars, I would.