I have never read the print version and found this one by accident. I do prefer the audibles though mainly because it forces me to listen to everything that is in the storyline instead of reading ahead. I stuck by this one to the end.
When Selena called her friend Grace to come get Julian because of the crowd of women he was attracting in the square. Hilarious!
this was the first time I'd ever heard his narration. He was very good
It made me laugh at some of the hilarious antics between Grace and Julian and the reaction Julian got when taken out in public. I did feel very sad as Julian retold his story of his betrayal by his mother Aphrodite.
I'm not usually into the sexual antics or fantasy romance books because the women are so pathetic and men so sexually charged it takes too much from a good story line. However this one did catch my attention because we actually had a woman that had a good background story, was believable and had more on her mind than sex. In Julian the half human half god, he was a tragic figure and as his story unfolds, you cannot help but feel sorry for the curse he has endured for over a thousand years. Being a sex slave is still a slave and sex without emotion is carefully and artfully played out here and described as the true torture it was for Julian. The fact that he has been called out and not wanted for what he has been curse with is something he finds not only disconcerting but disturbing because of the emotions he finds emerging. Very good storyline, the sex was there but kept to a level that was comfortable played well with the storyline/plot. I will follow the rest of the series and hope the same intensity continues with the Dark Hunter series.
I've read this entire series and absolutely LOVE the Dark-Hunters. However, I was not thrilled with the narrator. She was ok, but not what I would expect from a series like this. Overall a good listen & I would recommend this series to anyone who likes the vampire genre. Sherrilyn Kenyon knows how to weave a story!
You are the sum of what you read!
Daruis, a powerful general from long ago, has been cursed and can only be summoned by a woman is a specific way. Grace, to satisfy her psychic friend, goes along with the summoning and...surprise...a handsome, naked man appears in her living room!
What to do, what to do? He is cursed to be forced to be a love-slave from full moon to full moon, and she is not interested in having him as a lover. He is persistent, she is determined. Who will win this battle of wills?
Julian - He is sexy
I wasn't overall "thrilled" with the narrator. The voice age didn't too much go with the character age in my opinion. The characters sounded a little older than I feel they should have been. I really think that it would have sounded much better with Holter Graham. He's really awesome with the Chronicles of Nick. Carrington was good too but her character's voices made them sound a little older like 40 or late 30's.
This book kept me entertained from start to finish. It had funny parts, suspense and the romance scenes were not overly sexual which left a lot to the imagination. I really enjoyed the southern accent for Grace.I was pleasantly surprised to like the book. I'm wasn't into greek mythology before, but now I am intrigued to read more about the Greek Gods. I described to book to my hisband and he wants to read it now.
All of the flashbacks were nice
the scene when Julian defended Grace's honor beating up Paul in the club!
The moment when Julian heard his "brother" in the tent talking to Priscilla and telling him tha Julian was nothing and no one wanted him. That made me ache for Julian.
Words I live by: Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others~Jason Mason Brown
Sadly no, I loved the ebook much better but it was still worth buying.
I liked the romantic characters the most.
She did well but I didn't love her voice.
Fantasies Due Come True
It was funny and the narrator kept the voices diverse
No. But she did a good job
This was a lot more Steamy than I thought it would be! I believe I found a new series.
I affectionately call this type of book...smut. This was simply a 'smut' book with a so-so story line.
I have found I am really picky about the narration of books. I compare them to the ones that I found to really stand out and sadly this didn't measure up. She did an 'alright' job, but I disliked her performance for men characters.
A few times I found myself laughing at the characters.
Not at bad book, but I did find it lacking something.
The book, overall, was good. There were many parts that made me smile and others that tried my patience. If you're looking for a plot with mega action and tons of passion, this probably isn't the books for you. I would describe this book as slow and steady. It didn't grab me and hook me for the series necessarily, but I am interested enough to give it another try.
About the narrator.....I'm a bit up in the air about her. The author describes Julian as a Greek man whose sex appeal and accent is irresistible. I felt that the narrator made his accent almost Russian and forced. His voice should have been smoother, huskier, and more seductive. Additionally, I wasn't too impressed with Grace's voice either. I kept getting contradictory images of her in my head of a young, creole black woman and a middle-aged gypsy white woman.
Would I recommend this book? Well, it wouldn't be my first recommendation to someone new to audible, but if you're like me and have listened to enough audiobooks to have an open mind, then yes, I would recommend this book.