I did enjoy this book. This whole series is a little hit or miss with me but I think this book is a good representation of the rest of the series. These books are a "sweeter"vampire romance they don't have the zing of, say, The Black Dagger Brotherhood but definitely fall in the adult listens category. Ms. Sands has a unique sense of humor and I find her books quite funny but they are situational funny and verge on slap stick or silly at times, and the dialogue verges on corny. These are easy listens, for me.
As unlikely as the plot of this novel is I do find the characters believable, well rounded characters. Greg and Lissianna make a good team and although flawed lack the predominantly present alpha male and willing submissive characteristics often found in similar listens. Their journey from strangers to happily ever after is sweet and corny with a little action, a little suspense and plenty of loving along the way.
The narration fit the story and wasn't distracting at all.
This novel is definitely worth a credit but seems to be included in many audible sale lists, so it might be worth waiting to catch on sale.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
Yes, it was an easy smile.
The book had not only a touch of romance, but was peppered with humor.
The characters came alive.
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First let me address the narrator issue and editing...there were LONG pauses and editing problems and the narrator sounded like she was trying out for a 1-900 number...I really didn't care for hearing her swallow either and the mock sultry was too over the top for me.
Having said all that the plot reminded me of a horrible/great classic B movie. The entire plot was predictable but when thy call themselves out on their own stupidity the characters became lovable and laughable rather than mediocre and stupid. It's a fine line but this book walked it well. The cousin Thomas was my favorite, his character delights in making others feel uncomfortable....for example when you hug the 600 year old posh and polished vampire and go into teenager mode just to rile the old guy and make him uncomfortable...well that's just funny!
There were many moments like that and it made for an enjoyable book...not a literary classic, but enjoyable nonetheless! I will be looking for book two!
This series is my favorite.. but this was REALLY hard to listen too.
This performance was very monotoned ... The characters individual voices were alright, but the rest of the story was painful
This was a recommended book several times, so I purchased it. The narrator was slooooowwww and the story was written at a 4th grade level. I am returning it.
Tell us about yourself!
I MIGHT try another book by the author but not if it has the same narrator.
NO! Sorry, but she was robotic. I like my narrators to be full of emotion, not lifeless. The sound of her voice is pleasant but its just not right for a book. Maybe she should work narrating GPS or something. The only voice she did well was the uptight mother.
This story is the absolute most boring, predictable ever written in my opinion. I love paranormal romance and have read many well written deeply engaging series. This is definetly not one of them, not even close.
The plot is about as thick as thin air, and the "vampires" in this book are the lamest ever! The main character is just plain stupid, not even realizing something so obvious I was just rolling my eyes, and thinking to myself "did my 10 year old write this?".
*WARNING SOME MILD SPOLIERS ARE NEXT
After four days the two main characters are madly in love. The was no depth to the story what so ever. There was none of that wonderful personal angst from the characters knowing it is wrong, but not being able to stay away. It was just like "hi nice to meet you, I think I love you" "Oh good I love you too" GAG!
Someone tries to kill her, which is almost an afterthought no one was really worried about trying to figure out who. Now, I don't know about you, but if someone staked me I would be trying to find the person. But that's just me.
After knowing eachother for less than a week he makes the decision to become a vampire after hardly no thought at all. I would think that would warrant a little more time to think about. That huge decision was just made so lightly like it was deciding what he wanted for lunch.
The "bad guy" you could see from a mile away, but not the vampire. Hence the stupid comment from before.
Over all it was the worst "vampire" novel I have ever listened to.
Not only was the story bad, but the performance/recording was terrible! The first half of the book the narrator was using this really breathy voice which sounded to me like she was trying way to hard to sound sexy. Major fail! Plus you can hear birds chirping in the back ground for the first half of the book. Not to mention all the long pauses when she stopped recording and started back up again. The pauses were so long I would just start to think that something went wrong with my bluetooth and then it would start back up again.
I was so disappointed with this book that I will be returning it. I don't like to do that as I feel guilty, but this was just that bad. My advice to you would be to skip this one and go for JR Ward Brotherhood series if you haven't already (I have read all of them, not listened to any so I can't speak for the recordings) but that series is much more in depth, and a better written series in my opinion.
Audiobooks are the new black! .................... PNR enthusiast + a real sucker for books with bad boys.
I love the PNR genre and I especially like books with vampires, but I was very dissapointed with this one. I thought the story was too sweet and boring, and I did not find the charactors believable and a bit annoying at times.
The narrator did not help the matter, because she was also boring and at times a bit annoying.
For me this book was not worth the credit.
A vampire who faints at the sight of blood? That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Add to that they are from Atlantis. I literally laughed out loud. What a waste of a credit. No joke, I tried to finish this book but it was so overwrought and boring that I stopped it with 3 minutes left. I could not stand it any longer.
The narrator is horrible with a monotoned voice which makes the story boring. There are many long pauses in between chapters with bad background noises of birds chirping. There are too many characters in the family and that's not necessary in the story. Maybe 1 or 2 cousins should have done it but not 6. The love story is predictable and the love scenes are not as steamy as I'm use to in other romance books.
Not worth the credit unless you get it very cheap on sale and you're wanting to go on with the rest of the series. If you want to listen to the rest of the series, you have to suffer through this one first to get a background story on some of the characters.