No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Cameron Wolfe is an angry man, perhaps it began when he had to kill his abusive father. Since then the only feeling he feels is rage. He has learned how to control it, how to tamp it down but it is always there.
Maggie is a strong woman with a gut wrenching past incident. When she was in high school she was assaulted by four players from an opposing football team. But she hasn't told anyone but her best friend about the attack and she isn't going to start with this Cameron.
Maggie has hired him as a wilderness guide for a few days. He teaches her about hiking, the outdoors and other stuff like that.
Although they sleep in separate tents during this period, more than once Cameron has woken up from a horrific dream that seems all too real. Maggie hear's the commotion and tries to wake him up, to help him. Instead she almost gets herself killed by Cameron rage.
They finally end up sleeping together, but that is it – sleeping.
I don't think that I can share anything else without spoiling. This book is filled with twists and turns and a magnificent way of understanding the assault even though it is been many years since the attack. Will she opened up to Cameron? How will he react if she does?
This is an excellent book for one who reads thrillers, romance and mystery. There is so much packed in and yet I cannot wait for the next in the series. Exciting, riveting and just enough to pull at your heartstrings.
The narrator is absolutely great. Ian Murray is able to capture the emotion and sentiment behind each character. There is nothing distracting about his performance of the female characters then there is the male characters. This is definitely worth an above average rating.
Although I received this book in exchange for my review which includes thoughts and opinions, I would have purchased it with a credit out right given what I know now. This is the excellent beginning to a new series and I cannot wait until the next one comes out. I will be looking for it.
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*I received this book in exchange for my review.
Shanna York is a professional ballroom dancer. She is very competitive and ready to claim the title with her partner, as it has always has alluded her.
The greatest plans...one day she comes across a DVD, it contains footage of her dance partner. The footage shows him in a sexual scene with a woman and another man. The note that accompanies the DVD says that if she continues to compete, a copy of this will be given to the judges so that she will never be able to compete OR win –for the stigma of her partner.
She meets up with someone to help her with this awkward situation. Alejandro recognizes the background in the video as his "club" downtown. It is a very secretive club and he is very upset that someone has filmed within his top-secret facility.
To rectify this he decides that he & Shanna must play out a "scene" to titillate the blackmailers senses. As the blackmailer will only want to film when she is on stage. (Go with it...)
This is typical Shayla Black. The 'problem' is introduced in the very beginning pages (DVD of partner for blackmail), followed by mature scenes including some light BDSM. It is a hot book and the ending will leave you surprised.
The narrator did a professional job distinguishing between characters. Great work. Solid four stars
Notes: mature themes & strong language – for the 18+ crowd only
I have listened to all of the available books on audio by Shayla Black. This sounds like it might be an earlier/alter book as it is not about pushing the boundaries to the max, like her current books seem to do. I enjoyed it! Thanks for bringing this and other older releases to audio, ListenUp Production, LLC.
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An incredibly hot and sexy listen with a lot of action and intrigue, for a romance novel. Excellent!
I agreed to listen to this book in exchange partially because it is narrated by one of my favorite (top three) female narrators. While I expected the book to be good – Lynn Barrington has a knack for choosing good/interesting books to narrate – I was surprised that it was great, fantastic, excellent!
So let's get my thoughts of the narrator taken care of: Professional, maneuvers easily between male and female characters, while giving each their own unique voice. I have run out of things good things to say about Lynn Barrington...top 3 for a reason.
The book/writing: This is a well-thought-out and intriguing, contemporary romance. Stone Walls revolves around four main characters and several, important, secondary characters. From the first group; Andrea and Rob are forever trying to set their single friends up. They are blissfully happy and in love & they want that for their friends. Their targets in Stone Walls are Andrea's best friend, Ella & Rob's police partner Benjamin Stone.
After a really funny, surprise 'first date' -it does not go well- with Ben and Ella part ways, gladly… However, their paths are about to cross again and again – both personally & professionally. I don't want to add too much to the publisher summary, as every 10 minutes it seems something important happens and I don't want to spoil.
Of course, Ben Stone & Ella Parker have had horrific, family events in their past. That Ben insists on investigating and not sharing with Ella.
Notes: Lots and lots of descriptive sex & some strong language.
As soon as I finished listening to this, I immediately looked up the author and put her other book on my WishList. This rarely happens with books that *I receive in exchange for my review (as was the case here.) I believe A.M. Madden has potential to have a long career writing in this genre & if she chooses Lynn Barrington to perform, it's a perfect match!
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