The Throwbacks

The Throwbacks

by Stephanie Queen

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BN ID: 2940013558946
Publisher: Stephanie Queen
Publication date: 11/13/2011
Series: The Scotland Yard Exchange Program , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 783,438
File size: 880 KB

About the Author

Stephanie Queen writes romantic comedy with a twist of crime-fighting. Living in the wilds of New Hampshire, she dreams up characters to keep her company while her cat sleeps on her keyboard.
Look for Book 2 in the Scotland Yard Exchange Program series, "The Hot Shots". Book 3, "The Upstarts" is coming soon...

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The Throwbacks 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Between a dumb, ditzy, and naive heroine and a over the hill detective who spends hundreds of pages talking about their age differences, this is one of the worst books I have ever read. As another reviewer mentioned, it is beyond tedious with horrible pacing. The mystery and romance take a back seat to endless character chatter about age. I don't know how it ended, nor do I care after wasting my time for as long as I did on boring one dimensional characters and an author who apparently has age issues and wanted to see how many times a character can say someone is too old for them. What could have been a great story was instead a patronizing, endless diatribe about a 20 year age gap. Since when is an old dude dating a stupid, but pretty girl shocking or story worthy? It happens ever day. Avoid this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find it very tedious. Not at all enjoyable even thought there are brief glimmers of fun.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: I'll admit right up front that the style of this book was not something I necessarily enjoyed. This is a quirky book done in the style of a 50's movie. Tons of flirty banter. An upstanding British detective who always is serious and looks the part...impeccably tailored at all times. A flighty heroine who is always happy despite her circumstances. He's the police detective. She's the interior decorator. They have instant magic despite their 20 year age difference (he's 50, she's 30.) It completely reminded me of the old Doris Day/Rock Hudson movies...and ironically even talked about my favorite one, Pillow Talk, in the book. Honestly, if this had been a movie, I think I would have loved it. But to read it as a book, the pace just didn't translate as well as it would across the screen. And that makes me sad because I love those old movies. I wanted to enjoy this book that way. I think if I read more of these style of books, I could have enjoyed it more, because there was absolutely nothing wrong with this book. It was light and fluffy and could have been a lot of fun. It just wasn't for me.
Blondie11 More than 1 year ago
This book just wore me out, I kept waiting for it to get never did. The main objective of the book was to emphasize the difference in age. I usually don't call a book simple, but it was...Don't waste your time or your money on this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Older Scotland Yard detective (native Bostonian) comes back to Boston, meets a younger woman, and in and around attempted murders, blackmail and kidnapping, they manage to find love. Very entertaining, a very cute read. Do yourself a favor and read this one!
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Disappointing at the end. Grace Rogers is a 30-year-old decorator. Grace is an orphan who longs for a husband, home and children. Meeting nearly 50-year-old David Young currently exiled from Scotland Yard while he’s being investigated, Grace immediately falls for him even though he’s not what she had in mind to fulfill her dreams. When she gets involved in his current case and he hires her to decorate his townhouse the two are thrown together more often than not. Can these two make a relationship work? Or does age really make a difference. This story won’t be for everyone. It’s quirky and fun with some silliness that makes it a light-hearted read. And it was quite an enjoyable read until near the end when Grace does something so incredibly stupid that I could only sit back and stare. No longer fun and quirky she morphed into Lucy Ricardo, too stupid to live. I loathe Lucy Ricardo. Not only does Grace do this thing that is so moronic as to blow the mind, but she isn’t even reprimanded. She’s patted on the head and told, yes it was dangerous, but since she was so darn cute doing it it’ll be overlooked. No, no it won’t. Not by me. Others may find what she did cute also, but for me it ruined a book that was, up until that point, amusing. I lost all respect for the characters after that and I’m disappointed.  *Books source ~ Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy. Please see disclaimer page on my blog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago