The concept is similar to Twilight - a shy young girl drawn to a mysterious, dark, astonishingly good-looking young man. Just this time, he's not a vampire but a multimillionaire with a dark sexual desires.
Her voice doesn't fit so well with the supposedly attractive, 21 year old protagonist.
Yes. A close friend. It's hot but not for everyone.
My first one.
Uh... you'll have to read it.
Fun, Sexy, and Intense.
The growth in the relationship between the main characters.
At first it is difficult to acclimate to Becca Battoe's version of Christian. Although overall the performance was strong.
Yes I would recommend to a friend if I knew they were looking to read this type of book.
Ha! No, ehem, extreme reactions... : )
I read several reviews about this book and was aware of all the hype surrounding this series. I didn't expect this to be a literary "Classic". It is what it is and it satisfies if you are looking for this type of book. Satisfies on a salacious level.
By the end of the second book in the series I wanted to write a realistic book about sexual escapades compiled from as many people as I can get to provide details. Whereas it is filled with the sexcapades of Anastasia and Mr. Grey it can be on the unrealistic side as it relates to real human interaction (ex. dating commercial where they're bumping heads and falling on the floor).
Read if you are looking for a good "thrill" and perhaps a few scenes that you want to try out... Don't read if you are looking for a solid piece of literature to enhance your intellect...
The story definitely kept my interest. But the reader's voice was so classically Valley Girl, it was distracting at times. And there were a few words in this book that really bothered me. The use of "envisaged" and "disorientated" come to mind. It was as if the author looked up words in the thesaurus to sound more intelligent, except she picked words that no one uses and they just sound WRONG.
I listened for about an hour and cannot take another minute. The narrator over pronounces words and takes pauses where there are none. Female lead is supposed to be early 20's but reads this book like a 14 year old girl. It is simply un-listenable.
Perhaps the book itself would make a no- brainer beach read, but keep your money and don't download this title.
The editor needs to be shot. when listening to this book I thought a teenager wrote it.
The suspense that led to purchasing this book could have been what ruined it. It did. It. This is a truly great read. Easy to follow and leaves you wanting more at each page...
For me, this book is like a CE Sandra Brown books I have read, like ENVY... Romance, what seems forbidden and things you want to question so you want to talk to the characters.
I have not listened to other Becca Battoe read books. I like this one.
My only extreme action was to try new things with my mate.... Key word - WITH...
I enjoyed the storyline, with the well written erotic aspects. I normally don't read romance novels but I purchased this book due to all the publicity it received. Good bad or indifferent, Publicity is publicity. I enjoyed it and learned a few things. I will listen to the yummy aspects again. The sex sounded delicious!
When Anastasia finally figures it out. Christian loves her and is willing to "try" to give her "more". To some extent I wished Anastasia would be appreciative for the kindness Christian expresses towards her.
Anastasia's first visit to the "red room". Christian introducing himself as her boyfriend to her stepfather Ray.
It starts out kind of bland. The full description of the e mails got annoying. I felt the sex and erotic parts (which makes up most of the first book) were well written. I think the trashy talk was necessary given he was a dominating character. I am glad she refers to the woman's parts as her "sex". As I noted before, I learned a few erotic things, and things I never would even consider. Interesting he has his women sign a contract to consent to sexual relations.
My recommendation ; read it and make your own decision. The second book has more of the plot and a little less erotica. The first book has so much sex in it that it makes many men feel inferior. In saying that, there are men who can keep up with this type of sexual addiction.
Very very unexpected!
That there was a story behind all of the sex.
Except for the constant reading of all of the email data!
Note to any narrator. If you cannot figure out a way to read emailing back and forth in another way, don't agree to do the book because it makes you sound ridiculous! It was just boring hearing that part and a waste of mental time.