Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters.
There are moments of absolute sweetness, and moments of pure raw passion. There are moments of heartache, and moments of clarity between the two that will touch your heart. Yep…this is one of the books that will have you all over the place emotionally, and I FLOVE that.
Crystal the comedian will do almost anything to get a laugh. Crystal the writer allows himself to flop at the box office, and suffers the many indignities of old age, with his teenage sweetheart and wife of 43 years still alongside him. In the end, the reader concludes that Crystal isn't just funny: He's a mensch too.
Once again, the first person immediate narration troubles me. In my head I think, "Is the character writing this down or dictating into a microphone?" That's how it feels to me. It's as if I started typing, : I start to type. Do I like this book? Hmm, hard to say. I wonder if I can finish this post before dinner."
The story itself is tightly written and features some extremely tender sex scenes that I really enjoyed.
Elegant and cool are the adjectives that come to mind in reading one of Louis Begley’s beautifully crafted novels. Add a touch of sardonic irony. His latest, “Memories of a Marriage,” is no exception.
Lush emotionalism, compelling characters and a moving storyline will win romance fans.
Anyone who is a fan of this kind of book is going to rate this book an 11. Other people, not so much.
Cunning develops her characters into real people who engage in a compelling and satisfying erotic romance.
Release Me was engaging, sexy, provocative, and most of the time just down right hot. A fabulous story with engaging characters and storyline...
Purple prose. If I’m weeping then I’m in pain, not aroused. For me this was a buzz kill...Lucy’s not very smart for a college student...The where’s, the why’s, felt fake.
Bottom line is the plot was weak, but the sex was pretty hot.
I’m pleased to say it exceeded my already lofty expectations
The ploys for future stories were obvious and unlike a couple of twists to the Tohr and No’One storyline, were predictable which lessened their emotional impact.
I’m not sure about the logistics with this in real life, but I can tell you that in this novel public displays of affection is a recipe for getting readers all hot and bothered.
Told from multiple points of view, this installment would make a fine action-packed film with three strong male leads.
...I was somewhat disappointed with the conclusion.
...makes use of every negative cliché attributed to romance novels and tarnishes the genre unfairly.
Banks nicely balances bedroom and battlefield action as Rionna’s tough swordsmanship and Caelen’s tender lust propel the couple and the clans toward harmony.
I...thought everything in this book was moving too fast...They've known each other for weeks, not months or years, weeks and now he wants to marry her. And then she actually says yes. I seriously felt like this whole thing with them moved way to fast.