I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!
Robert is the first male narrator I have listened to, and I have to say, he is amazing. He made this whole story come to life with his amazing accents. The women in the story was a little harder to deal with, but I can imagine it's harder for a man to do a woman's voice. It wasn't enough to make me stop listening that is for sure.
I honestly didn't have a favorite character, I really liked them all quite equally.
EVERYTHING for the most part. Just an amazing narrator, he makes this book extremely sexy.
I did, the beginning. Lachlain was so forceful with Emma, it was almost a little rapey... but once he started to realize how he had been treating her, and came to his senses after being imprisoned for so long, you begin to understand it all and it all comes together. I did not laugh or cry, but this was the sexiest book I have ever listened to. Most of my book have a fair amount of sex of course, but omg Kresley is REALLY graphic, and I love it...
I am hoping that the rest in this series does not disappoint as well! I am listening to Shadow's Claim right now, and it is amazing. I tend to like vampires more than any other, so I thought I may love this book.
Umm, no. I found myself super annoyed at the main characters in the beginning. Him, less than her. I understand that she had been this super-sheltered person but good Lord, I felt she was a dolt. She did develop nicely as far as being a good, loyal and eventually strong person on her own but I had to work through the first half of the book to see that happen.
This book had a LOT of sexual build up and tension. When you finally got to the actual sex scene, it was well written but afterward, I lost the characters again for a bit. Luckily, the action started shortly after and we didn't have to focus on her becoming a dolt again and him being obnoxious again for a bit. Actually, in retrospect, he was always that way and for a big, tough guy that claimed she was his & he had to protect her, she ended up not needing him for anything but his blood in the end. Despite all this, I would say that if you like steamy sex scenes and a bit of action on the side, you will probably enjoy this book. I am only a fan once in a while. I am content I spent the credit, I just will wait until I'm in the mood to grab another Kelsey Cole novel again. I tend to like more action and a stronger heroine from the start than not.
It is often said that a book's performance can make or break it. It's never more true then with Robert's interpretation of this one. He is brilliant!
The story is a good urban fantasy with all the usual supernatural characters and a love story with challenges. The heroine grows and changes as the story progresses. Overall, a good story in this genre.
Robert brings it to life in an amazing way. His accents and voices for each character are spot on. His rhythm for the reading feels like a smooth stretch of highway.
I recommend it!
Yes, I adore the author. However, I would love a woman one without a whine or flat voice to read the female parts with Robert Petkoff. However, if I had to choose a woman or a man to read these books I 'm glad they chose a man especially one with an amazing voice like Mr. Petkoff. He does sound a silly when he reads the girl parts. Sorry, but his voice is exceedingly masculine how could he not. Love you Ms. Cole.
Kresley Cole writes a true romance. Many times authors forget they are writing a romance and focus on a mystery or adventure. Ms. Cole also has those types of storylines in her books but she still concentrates on the relationship between the hero and the heroine. I love that and I find it surprisingly rare in fantasy/sci-fi romances. Her males are extremely masculine and her females powerful yet feminine. You do not have to read her books in order but I found it to be more enjoyable. She writes for adults and there are some of the best sex scenes I have ever read.
I just loved this. I wasn't sure I would, but it kept me interested and wanting to know what happened next. Robert Petkoff is perfect for this series!!
Wow...I don't usually write reviews, but I have to say that this is one of the best stories that I've ever listened too. I didn't want it to end. Throw this one in your cart!
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the werewolf's struggle with his rage was intense, i luved those parts.
i can't think of one right now.
there was no particular moment but i can say the girl kept getting on my nerves i found her to be irrational at times.
i also luved the sex parts in the book.
Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!
Wow!! My first Kresley Cole book! I started it at 9pm and it's 6am now. I can't stop listening it's so darn good. Great narrator. Great story and deep sensuality. Not smutty. But might cause a squirm or two or three. In a good way!! :) The story is riveting with surprises and danger. (Great side plot about the truth of elinore's background.)
I like the two main characters so much, I want more from them!! Hope the series has another book about them. But I'll definitely read the rest regardless.
The story sets up such a creative interesting world to explore in further books. Oh, and the male lead in his book is HOT. (although Jerihco Barrons [Karen Moning's Fever series] and Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress are still my very favorite).
This is one of my favorite books in the fantasy/ romance genre. And I'll watch the sunset listening till I finish. And probably start another from the author.
PNR is my prefered genre, but I also enjoy any lighthearted, funny, steamy stories. Listening to books helps me to do mindless housework.
I've said it before my reviews of other books, I absolutly HATE when the author develops the sexual relationship before the emotional one.
A story about kidnap and rape!! Forcing a woman to strip down naked and physically manipulate a man's genitals against her will, I consider this to be rape.
The narrator was the only redeeming thing about this book. IMHO his preformance was really quite good, esp. considering what he was reading.
Disgust mostly. Yes, anger (that I bought the d@mn book), disappointment (that it didn't live up to the hype) and frustration (that so many people actually think this is a great story (what the hell is our society coming too?)).
I purchased this book because it kept coming up over and over on my "recommended for you" list, that combined with the high rating and raving reviews. File this one under "bodice ripper." I quit listening after the first 5 chapters because I was so discusted by the victimization of Emma, but hey I paid for it, and it WAS so HIGHLY rated I wanted to see what all the hype was about, so after about a week, I continuted on until the bitter end. Lachlain became less ruthless towards Emma in the middle which made the story more interesting, but then took a turn for the worse toward the end for me.
I've listened to 1-5 in this series. This first book was my least favorite. The good news is that it only gets better from here, and this first one was an enjoyable listen. Overall, this author really knows how to deliver a well-paced, action-packed romantic adventure. The problem is I didn't particularly like either character in the beginning. He's a bit of an un-evolved caveman. She's a bit of a wuss. I wasn't fond of the dominant/submissive tone of their relationship. Fortunately, I hung in there. As the characters develop further, he loses some of his caveman act as he works out his inner strife, and she discovers her backbone. Some people might be too turned off to hang in there long enough to witness the shift. If you're not into seductive "rape" scenes but do like romantic action adventures, you could easily skip to book 2 and not miss much. Don't give up on this author too early. She does deliver good entertainment. Robert Petkoff, the narrator, is generally ah-may-zing, but the falsetto that he chose for this heroine was a little grating. I'll forgive him as he does everything else so well.