! Love to listen to jazz, r/b and listen to erotic or a good paranormal sci-fi and " good narration is everything"
This was my first book of Ms Warren other series. I liked it and been a fan ever since, always drama and plenty of action
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Not only was there a lot of hot sex, but it was funny as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this listen.
Maybe similar to Georgina the succubus series. There are mortals and immortals, friends and a love story!
I thought she did a great Russian accent, all her characters were well defined and developed their own personality! Great job!
Yes, I read several reviews before I purchased so I was prepared for the sexy storyline. In fact, I was expecting it to be mediocre. I laughed so much listening to this audio book. The humor is off the chain. The narrator is excellent! The "good friends" reminded me of my friends when we'd get together, but never to set up fantasy dates. And did the ladies get more than they bargained for! I am hooked!
Elisabeth Naughton, Laurel K. Hamilton, Mary Janice Davidson, Charlaine Harris and J.R. Ward are all writers of series that am a fan. Christine Warren has now been added to my favorites!
Absolutely loved it when the girls came to the rescue; busted into the bedroom! It was hilarious, couldn't wait to read Missy's story after that scene!
Loved the humor! Laughed too and from work. Made the commute speed by!
Reading the series and I am loving it!
This book was a wonderful change from this other P R books a lot of the books I have listened to in the past always have the female run away from their mates. This was a refreshing change and worth the credit. Will buy all of the other books in this series.
Christine Warren is getting a great start for me on this series. I read the second book first, which was fantastic, but I am listening to the first one to get to know how the story started. I really like her viewpoint/story on vampires and shape shifters. I recommend this book for a nice fun read.
Although this series has the potential to become formulaic, this first book should NOT be missed, even if you elect to discontinue listening to the rest of the series.
It puts an interesting twist on seduction while weaving a plot that stands up to most and surpasses many more of the worn-out writers who rely on titillation and angst to carry a flimsy plotline.
I enjoyed how this story took something from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and blended it with the well-seasoned sex we saw in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Let’s see how well this series continues.
The Narrator, Kate Reading, does a fine job on Male/Female voice as well as Character differentiations and gets better on accents and word pronunciations as the book goes on.
All in all I give this book a substantial 4 across the board.
I am surprised this isn't listed under erotica! Once you get past the sex scene that lasts SIX CHAPTERS, (I kid you not) the story isn't too bad. Bbut seriously, six chapters? Way too much for me.
Words I live by: Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others~Jason Mason Brown
I like the romantic couple and Regina's friends they are funny.
Sort of but I couldn't forget I was listening to someone reading to me.
Not really, it was hard to forget I was listening to someone reading to me.
Book Review: Part of me was tempted to give this book lower rating. It's certainly not the best I've read. But when it comes to reviews I try to evaluate a book on its own terms, rather than what I wish it had been, or what I had been expecting, so...
First, it may help to know a few things. 1) This was this author's first published manuscript. 2) It was originally published in 2003 as erotica, under the title 'Fantasy Fix'. It was only later revised and expanded in 2008, and republished as 'One Bite with a Stranger'. 3) It deals with bondage/dominance elements, though I would not go so far as to call it a BDSM novel. So what we have here is a first novel originally written for a different genre than the one it's been shoved into now.
Given all that... Yes it's heavy on the sex. Would I classify it a erotica? No. Barely. However thin it maybe on plot, it's far more story developed than all the examples of erotica I've encountered. It's characterization is adequate for the story it's telling. It does end abruptly - kind of a 'lets wrap up all the loose threads in one go' sort of ending.
As for the story itself - all too believable. Well, not the vampires/werewolves etc being real part. But the character dynamics I can easily see happening. The heroine is sort of wimpish, but that's more a matter of poor character than poor characterization, and we all know friendships/relationships can be complicated. She does display enough flashes of backbone to give the impression of someone lacking confidence rather than lacking strength - a stage most of us go through at some point. And Vidame was hot. In a masterful sort of way.
Audio Review: I found myself pleasantly surprised at how good the narration is in this. A poor reader could have turned this into a torturous listen. I was expecting a decent reader. I got an excellent reader, who made the book come to life.