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I read this book based on others reviews and I was not disappointed. It's great. The narrator does a wonderful job. The voices she uses are good. Her accent is good. The emotion she puts behind the words is believable and real sounding. I'm very happy with it and can't wait to buy the next one in the series.
how the "Angels" fight their demons, and don't always win..
that they all are HOT and SEXY, great story too :)
the feeling and excitement of the whole story, the first part i almost shut it off, but i continued to listen and was very happy i did, once you got past the back ground in the first part of the story it was really a great story and i have the rest of the books lined up to listen too
I can't understand why this book has so many good ratings. This book is a total bore. The plot is about is this man that sleeps with and disrespects many woman, until his life changes when "the one" comes along. Ok I have to admit I am a sucker for those types of romance books. However, this one is not at all beautiful or eloquent. It keeps going and going and Zzzzz. I couldn't stay awake. I got to the point where I didn't care about the characters didn't know where the story was going and could not bear another minute. I will be taking this one back. Please listen to the sample before you purchase because I didn't care for the narrator. He was not very emotional when emotions were needed ...to put it bluntly, he couldn't act. He was the final ingredient that lead to my somnolence.
This book has what every girl secretly dreams of even if she doesn???t know it. The reason girls go for the bad boy is because they want to be the one that he loves so much that he can???t help but change his ways for her. That is what you get with this book. Maddox is not only a hardened warrior with a heart of stone but is also holding the demon of violence inside of him. Showalter leads you through the struggle he and Ashlyn must overcome to not only find love but happiness.
I like how strong the male characters are because that protective domineering thing is truly hot but Showalter evens the playing field too. Sometimes it gets to be a little too much ???Me Tarzan, You Jane.??? in these kind of books but the women hold their own ground. They make contributions to solving both the internal and external conflicts of the story.
I really liked this book and have gotten a little addicted to the series. If you like supernatural romance with hot guys, sex, and violence this is the book for you.
Not waisted time, but I wasn't dying to get back to it. Pretty much finished it because I'd paid for it.
Not really into Bellmore's reading style - He has a nice voice but too many long pauses in the middle of thoughts and sentences. The dialog sounded fake and read, not spoken. Intonation all wrong in most cases. The cadence overall was abnormally slow.
I may give one more book in the series a try, but not in audio as the narrator just doesn't quite do it for me
Harlequin Romance lovers will love this book where every sentence is full of women trembling at the sight of men they dont know exclaiming
The endless stupid trembling prose.... I am sure this is true to the genre. I didnt know it was a Harlequin romance so it make me want to puke. I tried to wade thru a few hours to get to the story but I couldnt do it.
What a ridiculous portrayal of interaction between men and women. Does anyone really believe and enjoy this trash??
I WISH I could get my credit back. Lesson learned. Check the publisher.
Oh yes, If you love the supernatural and fantasy stuff this is a good book.
No, but I now have this complete series.
I'm a huge fan of Nailini Singh's paranormal romances and was looking for another author to enjoy. So far I am very, very unimpressed with this one. The premise is fun, but I find myself bored silly, five chapters in. It has four problems:
(1) The narrator, though he has a very lovely voice, is sl-o-o-o-o-o-ow. I'm listening to this on 2x speed and he...still....talks very....very...slow. Dude, this is a dramatic reading, yes, but that doesn't mean that the words require the gravitas of a serious speech! It's kind of funny, actually- to give this story that extra layer of seriousness and drama when the storyline's so "meh" and, well, breathlessly romancey...well, it doesn't help rescue it. It really needs a breathy female narrator. If this guy narrates the rest of the series, forget it.
(2) The slow development of the plot. The story has not yet taken off. It's five chapters in and they're behaving totally inexplicably. Their physical perfection and their supernatural abilities seem to be the most interesting aspects of their personalities- otherwise they act like high school kids. I'm willing to give him more of a pass than her, living in Isolated Castle Bachelor with his possessed testosterone-laced buddies for 400+ years, but they're both a little painful to read. The dialog is also rather stilted. A Maddox line: "I have something to do before the touching can commence." Bwah?
(3) The predictability of the plot. Ok, so all romances have the same plot: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. The "boy loses girl" part of the plot is already clearly visible on the horizon this early on in the book. I'm not sure I care enough about the characters to care that they're in for such an ego-blow, and I'm also annoyed that it's something the heroine did in ignorance so she's not really culpable. That makes for a misunderstanding that is both easily avoided and easily forgiven--frustrating and boring and not requiring much in the way of character growth.
(4) The romance! Sure, attraction is fun and sparks can fly at a first meeting, but the literal sparks (or in this case, supernatural tingles) are going a bit overboard. This is a very straightforward "boy and girl are supernatural creatures inexplicably drawn together" plot and their attraction appears to be based on predestination rather than actual, you know, romance. So it kind of fails even in the romance category so far- I kind of like my hero and heroine to find each other attractive on more than a physical level. And there's also the presentation of the heroine as a lost, helpless, weak woman, still very childlike in her naivete, physically frail (twisting her ankle in the second chapter, poor little thing!). So we have a little girl looking for a big strong warrior to care for her. Great, if that's your romance preference, but I prefer stories with a stronger heroine.
But if you go in expecting the fast pacing, humor, complex world-building, and unique personalities that Nailini Singh imbues her characters with in either of her series, you'll be disappointed. I'll give the rest a listen and see if it redeems itself, and if it does I'll be happy to eat my words and rave about the wonderfulness like the other reviewers. (If you're still reading this review as is, I didn't change my mind.)
I love the narrator in this story. His voice was captivating in both male and female roles. The book was good but I'm not sure if I'm going to continue on with the series.