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This was a really good book overall. I hated the main male character throughout most of the book though. The sex scenes were very hot and the action/thriller portion made me happy too as it added more to the story than just erotica. I bought and listened to book 2 from the same series and liked that one just as much. If the rest of the series were available I'd listen to them as well.
This book is TOO LONG. The heroine whines, and this became tedious quickly. The hero's behavior is not in keeping with the author's projected persona. I have other books by Shayla Black, and this one was a disappointment to me.
Bookstore hobby-jobber, mom, gardener and former copywriter. Eclectic taste in books and audits.
Loaded with puerile mind-chatter, absolutely yawn-worthy smex and a limited storyline, this is a marketing ploy with no substance. The plot is so thin in between, graphic and boring sex scenes, I forced myself to finish the listen. Sophomoric vocabulary, crap research ( when does a hospital release someone from surgery and 20 minutes later say the person will be 'fine?') and one week after a gsw, pacing, able to strap into a seatbelt and accept full hugs. Not worth credit or sale.
I am always excited to find a steamy romance with great reviews. I simply can't get into this. I can see that bondage might be fun, but "Yes, sir." "May I speak, sir?" in the bedroom? Forget it. The whole idea turns me off. I'm sure its great if you are into that kind of thing. I prefer a Lisa Kleypas or Nora Roberts.
The detailed description of their relationship. 99% talk about sex
There should have been a better storyline in this book
yes and no
It was nice to listen too but even me who loved 50 Shades of Gray and other similar books was a little surprised about all the detailed sex scenes. Dont give me wrong i love to hear about those details too BUT not 80% of the book and 20% storyline!
UGH. This narration was SO BAD it was distracting. At first I found myself mentally wandering off and then ripping my headphones off. When the narrator mutilated the male voice(s), which I expected to be tolerable if not likable, I developed an eye tick and the urge to stab pencils in my ears. Hoping for a seductive voice? Not with this narrator. Imagine an old & pissy Louisiana alley cat holding its breath while choking on a fur ball. Now imagine that sound as the voice of the main male character. Not sexy or good. Essentially, the narration is awful. I cant even tell you if the story is interesting after listening too half of the book (and that was only because I paid for it and FORCED myself to listen to at least half).
In fairness to the Author, who I am not familiar with, I will READ the book and put out another review and this might prove to be a whole different story, lol. I came across this book while seeking something that would "tied" (haha) me over after the awesome (and favorite) Crossfire Series (by Sylvia Day) and my ultimate fav audio Series obsessions; The Fae Series and Highlander Series (by Karen Marie Moning) & Immortals After Dark Series (by Kresley Cole).
Eve Silver "Sins of the Soul"
Will read the book - this narration was awful and I can't give a fair review on the story because of it.
High school teacher; cat & horse lover; jewelry maker
This was my first try at a BDSM/Erotica book and the reviews said it was HOT! ALL the reviews! So I figured it couldn't miss. But what a dissappointment!
Seems like all the supposed HOT was in the "yes sir" and "I'm going to tie you up" dialogue. The sex itselft passed so quickly I actually slept thru the first one. So I replayed to see what I'd missed and realized I hadn't missed much at all. I finally got too bored to even finish it.
The story was slow, the guy (strong, silent type) was into playing his silly game and the poor girl was just so young and horney she was willing to put up with his nonsense. I kept wondering how long it would have taken the guy to say "ok" if she had just said I'm not doing all the stupid stuff and if you want me then you need to get over your silly dominance sh*t. I wouldn't have put up with it for 5 minutes and only that long because I would have been laughing in his face for at least three minutes first. Ideally the older you get the less intrigued you are by silly, egotistical men - at least I know I haven't had any patience for that type in years.
My victorian romance and vampire books are SO MUCH HOTTER AND SEXIER!! Hey the Twilight Books had hotter sex scenes. I'm really hoping the other 2 titles I bought aren't as tame and boring. Sorry to say this will be the first book that I take advantage or the return policy with.
I love literary fiction and I occasionally delve into non-fiction. I love books that are suspenseful and am really into well-told stories.
So... I was not expecting Dickens, Dumas or Shakespeare here... I just wanted a "light sumer read". The characters are SO insipid, the French is SO poorly pronounced (and even written wrong~~and I speak excellent French, so I know what I am talking about here) and the story is so forced and lame. I'd rather watch a bad porn movie where the chick orders a pizza, cue in the terrible music, and pizza boy and hungry girl go at it on the floor. A GIANT waste of a credit.
Also! I am NOT offended by these types of books... I read the Anne Rice Bondage series (forgot the name of it~~something about Sleeping Beauty) and a few other ones... but this is, by FAR the worst one I have ever suffered through. Heck, Dumas writes scenes in his books that are more tasteful, literary and more sexy that this one could ever hope to be... And he doesn't even get "explicit!"
I see there is a WHOLE SERIES!!! I shall not be partaking of it... YUCK!!! Oh... and even though the narrator was working with poor material to begin with, she was HORRID!!! OMG! She should have a job as a typist and the author needs to learn how to properly write French. Or maybe become a garbage collector so that none of us need to be exposed to any of this drivel again.
Dreck, pure and simple.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
The steamy sex, LOL.
I enjoyed ALL the characters.
This was my first listen to Lexi Maynard and she did a very good job.
This is well worth your credit if you don't mind steamy, kinky sex.