The lead female character's role in the plot was a bit irritating. Many charactors intertwined from the other Megan Hart books. Narrorator was not up to par with the male voices.
I listened to this during a long car trip and felt like I'd just listened to an X-rated story. Every fantasy and situation the author could come up with is on display in this book. That said, it did have a story-line. I didn't finish it to find out how it ended...I lost interest.
I enjoyed everything about this book except the narrator's poor try at a male voice...raspy. Not only was this book hot but it had a decent story line too.
This is a great read all around. If you get it because you want to hear the naughty bits...it will deliver...but there is a good story line too...and an interesting one at that.
This was my first erotica book and I was truly pleased! I found myself turning down the volume on my MP3 player at the steamy parts for fear that someone would hear. I would recommed this one to everyone within the sound of my voice, you will not be let down!!
Bravo to Megan Hart. This is an excellent book. I had a hard time putting my player down. El is a great character and someone I found myself yelling at as well as rooting for.
I recommend this book to all who have had abuse in their lives. I also recommend this book to anyone who wants a different kind of story.
Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.
As others have mentioned already, this is an extremely odd book. I wouldn't call it erotic but rather a sexually explicit psychological drama. As far as the heroine's journey towards healing I think it works marginally well. I found it thought provoking in many respects. Unfortunately it still has elements of the romantic 'stock' characters - most notably the male love interest who has patience imagination and free time beyond what might genuinely be believed. And the sex, attached as it is to greivous psychological pain and compulsion, is rarely enjoyable and might just as well have been left out entirely - and I usually live for the 'good parts'!
To add further disappointment, Elenna Stauffer does exactly the same voices and tone in this book as she's done in every other frothy romance I've heard her read (and I have a 3 book a week habit so I've heard them all) and this book could truly have used something more subtle and nuanced.
I can only recommend this book as an intriguing failure if and when pickings are slim.