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
Ok, firstly call me shallow but the cover picture helped me chose this listen - but the story was just so touching and so much more than I was expecting.
An intense and deep love story between 2 childhood friends who were, and are still, attracted to each other but their lives are in such different places that you can't think it will work out for them and, as she has to chose between the 2 men she loves, hearts will get broken. They were all likeable characters but you can't help falling for the handsome bad boy tattooed rock star Jake whose heart felt emotional vows will leave you breathless.
It's a 'just another chapter' obsessional listen which had me losing nearly a night's sleep but it was sooo worth it. It has sex, drugs and rock n roll - yes there were gripping sex scenes but they weren't too descriptive but they told of their passionate feelings for each other.
Worth a credit? Yes absolutely and it's a definite re-listen book until book 2 Wethering The Storm is released sometime in 2013 and finally - is there a Jake Wethers fan club I can join please?
Firstly let me say, as the title of the book suggests 'Sharing' Hailey, this is an Adult Only book and, in my opinion, should have been put in the Erotica section.
Now, that said, I thought this was a touching love story about Hailey who loves 2 handsome sexy men Mark and Tony but she has known them all her life as they are her brother's best friends and she doesn't want to complicate things or lose their friendship. Then the lucky girl finds out that they are both interested in her too but the only problem is her ex boyfriend has other plans. There was lots of hot sex scenes but they were touching and romantic and well placed in the story.
Worth my credit? Absolutely Yes - but there's a big BUT - if you don't like the steamy sexy romance novels then this isn't for you.
This is the introduction of the Kentucky Bradford family - a very wealthy, privileged and influential Southern family made up of several dysfunctional characters ruined by their heartless, mean, cruel and manipulative Father. This listen is like a Dallas type Soap Opera and slowly introduces you to the the cast of players..... the Father, three of the four Bradford siblings Edward,Tulane (aka Lane) and the only daughter Gin, Tulane's bitchy Southern Belle wife, Lizzie the love of Tulane's life and ex girlfriend and other various lovers and characters. It's rich in descriptive details of the Palatial Mansion, the opulence and indulgence, the upstairs/downstairs roles of the staff and the toxic feelings encountered within those walls. It occasionally flashes back in time to show just what an awful abusive childhood the siblings had at the hands of their Father.
I've been a fan of J R Ward for many years with her Black Dagger Brotherhood of Vampires, her Fallen Angels series and her standalone listens and with all of them you feel the passion, the romance, the chemistry between all the characters and the love however I didn't feel any of it with this listen. I was so conflicted because as this saga slowly unfolds on the one hand it goes from one depressing drama to another... with both brothers constantly drinking or are drunk, one brother is disfigured, disabled and disillusioned, three cases of lost loves, threats and catastrophic lies, a not very descriptive sex scene and a rape scene. Yet, on the other hand I can see that this is a very intricate and deep foundation of an ever growing and more addictive storyline which includes the Bradford Bourbon Company's shaky future, embezzlement and disappearing funds, accusations, mysteries, secrets, lies, suicide, murder, where is Max the fourth sibling and many other sub plots. However, the bigger focus is on the delicate relationship between the reluctant Hero Lane and the love of his life Lizzie and will she ever forgive him.
Worth a credit? Told from multiple POV's, a good narrator who had to tackle many different dialects and both male and female voices and a storyline that had a little romance but plenty of angst, heartache, complex characters with broken spirits, twists/turns, drama and, although it didn't leave me with that 'feel good' feeling, it did leave me looking forward to what's going to happen in the next instalment for the Bradford siblings. Yes creditworthy so long as you're not expecting the typical J R Ward listen or a straightforward sexy romance.