I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Well if you're like me an you love a brooding badass alpha Hero then you're going to love Andrew. Not only is he all that but he has a dirty mouth, a 'one dinner, one night and no repeats' policy and a heart as cold as ice..... but as the chapters slowly and deliciously unfold, his heart is slowly brought back to life by Aubrey. He tries everything he can not to feel, not to care and not to love again because of the scars left on his broken heart caused by events in his heartbreaking and tragic past.
It wasn't the snappy dialogue, the hot sex scenes or the great narration that pulled me in, no..... it was Andrew..... I wanted him to feel again, to find happiness and for his once happy heart to find peace, joy and to finally beat again after six years of being dead. But Aubrey, the only woman that stood a chance of doing it, was constantly being pushed out of his bed and shown the door.
Worth a credit? I devoured and savoured every word.... the cold and bitter words, the harsh words that were meant to push feelings away, the sexy dominant lovers words and the pleading heartfelt words of need and love that eventually changed everything. So YES another well-written, enjoyable, entertaining and creditworthy listen that, thankfully, has no cliffhanger endings.
Anyone who listens to Maya Banks know that she is a very talented author when it comes to this genre and her books, rather than becoming stale, thankfully seem to be getting better and better as she skilfully handles the character's temperaments rather than just the temperature that can be reached.
This one focuses more on the emotional side of the ménage as the once childhood best friends each come to terms with the impact on their lives a ménage will make but the alternative is just too unbearable to contemplate and we then see the doubts slowly turn into deeds. Not quite so much sex - in fact it isn't until chapter 19 that there's M/F action and that continues until there's a M/F/M incident and only twice is there any full F/M/M/M action which is dealt with in such a touching, emotional, loving way that it's a tender act of love and never thought of as a sleazy act.
There's also the tension as the threats and incidents mount up by the stalker which puts added pressure on the blossoming feelings of the four lovers which eventually caused unnecessary misgivings, misunderstandings and added stress. Even when the identity of the stalker is eventually uncovered it was the emotion of sadness and regret that overwhelmed everyone and was the catalyst to a perfect ending.
Would have liked a 'happily ever after' epilogue 10/20 years later with a ceremony, kids and parenthood - but hey that's just me being needy and greedy I guess and we can all dream!
Worth a credit? Well Maya if you keep writing to this standard then I'll keep buying - so my answer is a HELL YEAH.
I love M.B.'s books and this one was is no exception - it had everything you would expect from one of her books namely passion, pleasure, plenty of hot sex all wrapped up in a great story with sensative characters.
Whilst I'm not into bdsm I get that some are, and this book treats it as part of a loving willing and giving partnership that is her fantasy - which is what the story is all about and how it backfires on her. She soon realises that it's not at all what she wants with heartbreaking consequences. This book was touching as the two lovers became drawn to each other and it took you along with them as their passions journeyed to it's final heartwarming conclusion.
Worth a credit? Oh that would be a big fat YES I 'm loving this series and I'm downloading the rest of them now. This could be a stand alone book but why miss a single book in this brilliant series.