I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I am unsure on how to rate this book. I really liked the book but I am emotionally drained from listening to it. I was so invested in the characters and the story line and the hits kept on coming. I am trying to be objective considering the fact that it is the 4th in a 5 book series so I knew there would be no satisfaction at the end.
The books spans over a 3 week period in their relationship so it can't be resolved. If you understand the process of healing from sexual abuse you will get what she was getting at. She needed to develop that side of Gideon POV and that process is emotional and difficult to get through. Having said that, the Brett Kline thing was disappointing and I wish it would have been left out.
If you are invested in this series , you will enjoy this book but please be prepared for the roller coaster ride and understand that is purely character development and no significant advances in the storyline.
So in a direct appeal to Silvia Day. If you are at all reading your reviews. Thank you for showing the male perspective of a sexual abuse survivor and the consequences if you have not dealt with it. But please ........... for book # 5 let them both find their strength and claim their life. Finish their story line where it was worth for us to invest 3 years into this series. Skip the cookie cutter way out and span it over a few years not just weeks. If there ever was an extensive Happy Ending needed it would be in this series. Considering the time investment of the readers. I sincerely hope to see "One with you"published within a few months. Not years!!
The dual narration by Jill Redfield , Jeremy York was good. But Jill Redfield was so good with the delivery of the series I felt the added narrator was unnecessary.
My thoughts about Sweet Addiction. This was such a cute story, it had a lot of the qualities I really love in a book but something held me back from really loving it and I'm not quite sure I can even pinpoint exactly what it was. I'm thinking 3.5-4 stars.
Dylan (h) is looking for a hook up just one night at a wedding that just so happens to be her exes. Wedding hook ups never amount to anything...right?
Reese (H) knows the rules knows the game and is no stranger to one night stands, but he wants more than one night with Dylan.
Dylan doesn't want more, but it was the best sex she's ever had, so maybe a casual relationship? A no strings attached, monogamous but casual relationship...that should work. No way she will let it turn to anything more and especially with Reese's reputation, it would for sure turn into heartbreak.
As I'm writing this I think this is why I just couldn't give it a full 5 star rating. I may have liked the secondary characters more than the main characters. I really did like Reese and Dylan for the most part but the slapping got way out of control for me. The initial smack because of the marriage ordeal I got it, it didn't bother me at all, but then all the other times just seemed a little over the top. And I also couldn't get the fact that the "F word" and the word "Hot" is used so many times it started to annoy me. Having said that I really enjoyed the book, I got a few good laughs and it was quite steamy too. I will definitely listen to the next book.
Piper Goodeve was good with the delivery of the story
The cover and blurb were what caught my interest and having never read anything by this author I decided to give it a go and found it to be an enjoyable listen, even with the delicate topic of abuse that dominates the book. While I would have liked a little more on the MMA/Cage fighting aspect what was in the book I thought was well done and the way that the author tackled and presented the issue of abuse and how it can rule the way a person thinks, feels and just lives day to day, as well as how it affects those around them in a realistic way.
Katrina/Katie/Kat is a likeable character. She’s witty. strong and intelligent even though she is damaged on the inside on the most fundamental of levels. Her ability to pick herself up and continuing to live is admirable even though there were times where I questioned the decisions she made when it came to her situation with her stalker ex, but couldn’t fault her for choosing the path she did. Cole I actually adored. When we first meet him, he is definitely cranky, but there is a reason and anyone in his shoes would be acting in the same way. As the story progresses we get to see that while he is an MMA/CFA star, he’s also down to earth and has a very realistic outlook on life and the that he wants to help Katie, not just because he’s interested in her or that she’s his managers niece, but because he really does like her and doesn’t want her to have to live the nightmare anymore was what made me like him even more.
Cole and Katie’s relationship has a lot of ups and downs due to a variety of factors from their working relationship, Cole’s career and the abuse that Katie suffered at the hands of her stalker Ex boyfriend, so the roller coaster feel of it felt right. There were some great light and fun moments where you could feel the chemistry between the two and the way Cole did his best to help Katie when her past caught up with her really showed what kind of man he is.
My only issue is that we didn’t get to experience more of Cole’s road to recovery. There is some in the beginning and then he’s better. Going through physical therapy is long and tedious and I could see how it could slow the pace of the story down, but I’d have liked just a little more on that end.
Overall: This is an enjoyable listen and I have the next book downloaded.
Neva Navarre , William LeRoy were good with the delivery of the story. But as I have often said one narrator is enough unless the female reads the female dialogue and the male reds the male dialogue.