This is best described as a sexually-explicit Romance novel. The plot begins promisingly enough, but rapidly sinks to simplistic stereotypes and a lot of pedestrian sex play.
If you like your erotica on the vanilla side, and your characters simple and uncomplicated, you'll enjoy this read.
Thought that this would be a quick read - but I loved it and can't wait to hear more about the folks at Hells Eight. Audible please don't let us down !!
I am so terribly tired of reading this genre with un-developed characters, Where do these Authors get thier Inspiration, Man, just one more insipid female/Male whining about if he/she loved me he/she could, might, should, maybe strong enough I don't want to be to strong to weak, helpless, Just plain rediculous, Gswd, enough already!!!!!!, If there was a negative 5 star with neg 0-1, <<<. Was this really written for an adult audience, it reads like something for
adolescence. I stop reading Harlequin years ago when I was a teen ager now I know why?, just awful, plain awful
Every scene is so long and drawn out that it's boring me. I may not finish it. The 40 minute scene where two characters get comfortable in a sleeping bag was torture. There is a lot of sex in this book (but not until about 3 hours in) but it is in the erotica section...what do people expect?
This book had the potential to be very good, but there were several gaps that just ended up making it frustrating. I think a lot more attention could have been given to detail if the author had not felt the need to prattle on for four chapters about each passionate encounter. The main characters were very likable, and finding out about the inhumane treatment Desi had to endure prior to meeting Caine really made me have empathy for her. However, the story could have been woven together so much better if really important details hadn't been omitted, particularly toward the end of the story. It ended so abruptly that it left me with several unanswered questions because way too much time was wasted describing their intimacy. It got to the point were I felt like screaming 'THEY WERE HOT FOR EACH OTHER AND THE SEX WAS OFF THE CHARTS -- WE GET THAT! NOW PLEASE JUST GET ON WITH TELLING US THE STORY!'
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Not sure why I bought this book besides the fact it was on sale back in 2012. I'm not really big on western romance books as you can tell by how long it has taken me to listen to. If you can call this book a romance. Basically this book is about a serial raped victim who was force to marry and the first thing her new husband does is make her have sex so she can get "over" her trauma. I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt, but it was just so unrealistic. There is no way a woman who had that much trauma would be so into sex. Not to mention Caine being a dumb ass, he seemed to think the thing to make her better was to push her in the bedroom. Needless to say I will not be continuing on with this series, I only made it half way through this book before giving up. Narrator was just okay.
Listening to all the character's personalities comes to life by Zoe Winslow's masterful voice. Even now, when I read the book on its own, I still hear her interpretation of the characters in my head.
The strength in Desi and the patient love in Caine. All the characters were lovable, and watching Desi slowly trust a man again, trust that she had hope for the future, and fall in love with her strong, supportive, and protective husband was great! Not to mention the erotic parts are HOT!
It's a book to be savored, but if I had a day all to myself, I wouldn't mind.
Sarah McCarty is a under-rated author meanly because she's shy around technology. Her books would be more wildly read if more people knew about it. The Hell's Eight was my first series by her, and I devoured each and every book that's currently in the series. Then I went and devoured all the rest of her books. She writes many of the best western heroes I have had the pleasure of reading. An author not to be missed.
I like sexy books but this pure xxrated prono
more story less poron
liked the western setting
not getting anymore of these books
creative and artistic
I must not have read the other reviews. This is erotica not a story. I tried to listen but it was like an adult film...sex 90% - story 10%. As someone said sex in a variety of orifices and in detail--for chapters.
NO. I'm sure the adult film industry could put her to work.
Not right away.
I would have fired the author.
I wish I could return this but I waited too long.
Zoe Winslow is good. REALLY GOOD. She was spot on with the pace, rythm, voices, ...everything. This story could/would have rated lower without her interpretation.
The novel is basically a super steamy romance, with its descriptive language bordering on porn. If someone picked up it's movie rights even men would enjoy this one. hahaha
I, personally, did not find the plot very believable. But I'm a sucker for a love story so I'm rating it right up there.