Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
Holy cow! I usually have no trouble writing reviews, but how do you describe a book that grabs you from minute one, makes you swoon, yell out loud...heck I shut it off several times because my mind needed time to process all the implications of what was going on!
The male lead is ALPHA, not just dominant, I mean he rules other alphas...he's the most all consuming character I have ever heard of. That distinction firmly belonged to Gideon Cross from the crossfire series, this man Jesse Ward is SO much more. I know I'm not really describing the book here, I can't help it! Let's see, hot, that describes Jesse, the Ava/Jesse couple, Jessie's business, jesses friends,the story and oh yes, Jesse!
Let me put it like this, when Ava decides this whole thing with Jesse is just too intense and she needs to back away from him and from them he grabs her kisses her and informs her that she obviously needs a reminder f**k, which he gives her in earnest! I can't tell if this relationship is healthy or a severe co dependency thing but it is hot hot hot!
Books 2 and 3 are written but not on Audible, and there is a cliffhanger, but if you asked me if it was worth a credit, oh heck yeah! I'm eagerly awaiting to preorder books 2 and 3!
Wow, just wow! First, let me say that at the time of this review this book is under $4 for a full length book! Then let me say, I would have gladly paid $30 for it!
I will warn you, this IS erotica, the entire book was a dance of emotionally charged getting to know you hot hot hot graphic graphic graphic steam! This book is mostly from the viewpoint of the female Dom Mistress Violet. The author lets you into the Dom's head in what she is thinking and feeling while trying to break in a new sub, Mackenzie. Mac is not a typical sub...he's all alpha male hard ass cop...but he is wired to want to be controlled in the bedroom. He knows in his heart he is a sub, but no Mistress has ever fully broken him and he has never willingly surrendered.
Seeing into the mindset of a Dom was fascinating. Watching this story unfold was riveting! I did feel that the narrator took too many diction lessons...a bit curt with her enunciations but it didn't detract from the story too much. Listening to how a Dom/sub relationship is forged was really enlightening and entertaining. If you like erotica even a little then this should be an automatic download for you. There was passion, chemistry, hot scenes, a murder mystery, and a keep you guessing till the end plot. It had me at minute one! Just hit add to cart!
Oh, yummy yummy yummy!!!! Great book! Hotter than hot, plausible story, no virgins or billionaires, and it grabs you from minute one!
This is technically part of a trilogy but it's not really a continuing story of the same 2 people. This is technically book 1, but book 2 overlaps this time frame so when I started book 2 I thought audible had made an error, but no, the author says this is book one as well.
Okay, being a former Naval commander John is a bit awkward out of uniform. He still gives off scary sniper bad ass vibes but hey he is who he is, and being the alpha male that he is he knows what he wants and he wants his new landlord....any way he can get her!
Suzanne is a normal woman with a normal life, she's a designer of spaces. She can come in and design an office or a living room to suit your personality and style. A pet project of hers has been to redesign a building she owns and the day after she posts the ad in the paper she is surprised to meet the former Naval commander who is setting up his new security company and needs to rent a space. He has danger written all over him...but that's actually oddly appealing!
This book is highly recommended! It has heat and action and yummy alpha maleness! Already downloaded book 2. I did feel the ending of the story was abrupt so I have to give it 4 stars but I'm hoping we can hear a bit more about these two in the other books.
Devotee of multi-tasking, keen gardener and cross-stitcher. Now able to do both AND listen to stories at the same time. Bliss.
Be With Me is another of Maya Banks' awesome stories about a woman in a relationship with three men. This one is a little different from Maya's usual offerings - Regina has known Hutch, Cam, and Sawyer for most of her life and a year ago their relationship changed from friendship to something more. Regina, shocked and scared by the change, cuts them out of her life and the men allow her to run. However, when she is attacked when on duty as a police officer, her men decide enough is enough!
Regina is a wonderfully strong character and while I enjoyed the plot of her being targeted by a killer, I probably enjoyed more the exploration of her relationships with Hutch, Cam and Sawyer. They all have doubts and how they work out the dynamics of their partnership was a joy. And, of course, as this is Maya Banks writing, there are plenty of steamy hot scenes while they explore their physical relationships.
Adam Paul tackles the narration well; he isn't my favourite narrator but he is more than up to the task here! Worth a credit? Yes, absolutely.