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Wedding Bands (River's Sigh B & B Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00S4Q8O0U
- Publisher : Winding Path Books; 1st edition (January 11, 2015)
- Publication date : January 11, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 3098 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 308 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #549 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Both Jo and Callum were (mostly) likable characters. Jo is hard working and self-sufficient, life hasn't been too kind, but she's a bit of a dreamer anyway. Callum is stuck in a career he hates, but he's a nice guy. They both still have feelings for each other, and start to act on them, but other people (namely Dave and Nina) throw some obstacles in their way.
After about the tenth misunderstanding/miscommunication, I began to get frustrated. I kept wanting to scream at both Callum and Jo, "JUST HAVE A CONVERSATION!!!!" Even after all that time spent together, they still believe the lies they're being fed? It took some enjoyment from the story because I kept rolling my eyes.
When I got to the end, it felt a little unfinished. I wanted to see some confrontation between Callum and Dave (who was the WORST best friend ever), but it never happened. Secondly, there was kind of a weird scene will Callum and his mom that felt unresolved. I wanted more details about that.
She returns to town to inherit the uncle's property. She will be sharing with her sister. the sister is a first class -itch but for some reason they still seem to get along and she allows the sister to have her way at every turn. The story has a lot of drama, a big surprise at the end and a HEA. it was an interesting read and a good story.
SPOILER - I did get tired of all the hot and cold. through out the story they are on again, off again, on again, off again. it really got tiresome for two people in their early 30's to act so immature. Dave was a complete jerk and there is no nice word for Nina. One has to wonder why anyone would believe a word they said. Again, why would two adults let someone be the go between instead of just talking to the other person? Another thing I don't get is "words just didn't come out of their mouth". It is like a fire in the building but they can't yell, "Fire". I guess I have never been at a loss for words or couldn't find the words to defend myself so it is hard for me to relate. But there were just times when they needed to say something and they just couldn't get the words out so the other person storms off with feelings hurt! I don't get that.
Just random thoughts, the story was interesting and I enjoyed it.
I was not paid for this review. I am not an author nor do I know one. I am not kin to this writer. I am a reader and it is just my opinion, nothing more, nothing less.
We also get Aisha’s story threaded through (more about her in book 2). Every time she popped up I wondered if...ah, but now I’m moving into spoiler territory. ;) Wouldn’t want to do that now would we.
In the end, I appreciated another clean read from Bishop. It’s actually been over a month since I read, but I think it fell in the PG realm, and I give it a 4.
1-5 scale and what it means:
1: I couldn’t even finish it / just plain bad
2: I hope I didn’t pay for this / disappointing
3: I didn’t hate it, but it was still missing something / forgettable but inoffensive
3.5: On the line between good and ok / like, not love
4: Solid mind candy / worth reading
4.5: So very close to perfection! / must read
5: I could not put it down and I’m still thinking about it! / a true treasure
Movie Ratings in relation to my review:
Clean--Hallmark movies, some kissing, no nudity, no sex on or off "screen"
PG--Some innuendo but nothing kids don't hear every day, sex is all closed door
PG-13--some language (swear words not related to sex), more talk about sex, heavy petting, removal of clothing on screen, but sex is closed door.
R--swearing (can be related to sex), feels like the whole story is about the sex and not the relationship or some other plot
Top reviews from other countries
Family issues, relationship issues, believing and determination to make dreams come true. Inspirational in some ways. A bit of everyrhing, imternal dialogues, self doubts and insecureties make us understand those people better even if I really wanted to face punch and shout at some of them. Great introductions to people living there in a small town.
Will definitely read this series through!
Jo left Greenridge when her then boyfriend stood her up on the night of their elopement. She made herself a new life, but returned when her Uncle Ray died & left his land & property to Jo & her sister, Samantha. With very little cash left & a failed business behind her, she’s struggling to persuade Samantha to postpone the sale of Ray’s property; Jo wants to open a B&B.
Callum is the hot-shot lawyer whom Samantha’s hired to fight, if she has to, to get Jo to sell. He’s also “the one who got away” - Jo’s ex, who abandoned her at the bus station. Still attracted to each other, but neither wanting a relationship, what with their history & failed marriages. Callum is desperate to give up law & follow his dream to open a bakers.
This story is a lot about miscommunication & misunderstandings. Instead of staying to confront Callum about abandoning her, Jo left the state. Instead of turning up at her house for an answer, Callum sent a letter; one which Jo never got until it was too late. Then there’s the “best” friend, Dave, who’s after the same girl. Even though Jo knew he fancied her, & Callum knew Dave wanted her, I couldn’t believe it when neither Jo nor Callum suspected their “friend” was playing both sides!
She thinks he pities her; he thinks she’s after his money...Throw in the mix, Aisha, a girl who was adopted, but has tracked her birth mother all the way back to Greenridge...Is there any future for Callum & Jo?
This is a standalone book with no cliffhanger. However, book 2 “Hooked” features Callum & Jo (it is a small town) so it’s best to read the series in order.
I thought the ending was a little abrupt and would've liked it to have ended a bit less suddenly but I understand the author is writing a series so may be thought this was the best way to get people to read the next book.
So to summarise, it's a nice, easy read with a nice love story in it but won't blow you away.
I don't usually read romance because my number one priority is good characters, and with respect to the many talented romance writers out there I often find more stereotypes than I enjoy. This romance caught my attention the first time our hero showed he was a flawed human being--not an Adonis whose only failure is his unerring adoration of our heroine, but a person who has an anxiety attack in front of his sweetheart without fearing it somehow makes him less of a man. More, knowing it's the first in a series had me guessing who might star in the next and I was surprised how much I care about the secondary characters and how much I'd love to read their stories (Caren, please!)
This is a strong beginning to a new series. It's no vapid fairy tale and I recommend it to anyone looking for a modern romance with realistic and complex characters that can carry over into new stories.