This book needs a disclaimer. "Attention Sexually inexperienced young adults - the material herein is not love, or even normal sexual behavior. There is nothing in here that you should aspire to, or even try." Book 1 is nothing but very dark porn, with somewhat of a story line . Profoundly disturbing. Moreover, the concept that an intelligent and educated young virgin, with no prior sexual comparison, pursuing such a (S&M) relationship, is very un-nerving and quite frankly, ridiculous (I hope). My initial thought was of other young women reading this, and thinking ... oh, ok ... this is an acceptable kind of relationship, Wow, that frightens me. This is not a book for vulnerable young adults, and I worry that the heralding of this trilogy, will make the specific s&m/dom nature of sexual content here, appear mainstream to impressionable young people.. S&M RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, AND CERTAINLY NOT LOVE! Individuals who can only find sexual gratification from this type of relationship, are severely damaged, and most probably sociopaths. Book 2 had a better story line. However, ... I got to the point, fairly quickly, where I completely glossed over the multitude of sickening move by move s&m sex scenes, in the hopes of returning to some significant story line.
sex and sex
Maybe because of sex, not her writting skills. It was vary lacking in the story.
MOVIE? RATED X? Maybe all three books could make one good movie? But, without the x rated not much of a movie.
If you want to spice it up in bed with your hunny, good listen.
more of an actual story line...the entire first book has no purpose. no action
All it was was sex...he took her virginity in a very vulgar and mean way,. She CONSTANTLY repeated her lines.
oh my...Holy S--t...Holy f--k...Holy Hell...it got old
becca did fine
anybody else notice an uncanny resemblance to twilight
Male is adopted, has a doctor as a parent, is insanely beautiful, is insantely rich, over protective and domineering.
Girl is clumbsy, average, lacks self esteem, works at a hardware store, puts up with domineering man. Comes from divorced family. Finished high school with her dad who was ex military (bellas dad was a cop)
I stopped reading after part 1-it is bad pornography and very poorly written. I found it boring. The downside to audio books is that the bad writing and editing is obvious.
My name is Mona and I am an infrequent reader. I found books on audio by accident. I am really enjoying it.
I have listened to this book 3 times already. It is a good story and the sex isn't bad either, lol. I find myself looking up some information about things in the book.
Watching Christian's shades unravel under the seemingly innocent Anna.
She does really well but sometimes I wish Christian sounded more like a man.
Yes it was.
I have read this book so much that I just can't put it down. I find something new every time.
I liked the readers enunciation and voice, which is also important in an audio selection. The reader was able to do a very crediable transition from male to the female parts.
Probably but I am curious about the balance of the triology.
I like the narrator
NO. I definetly need to take breaks
Written book, yes. Audiobook, no.
Let's be honest, the sex scenes are what we have all been reading this book for, followed closely by the giddy feeling of pretending we are this young woman being swept off her feet.
This woman knows nothing about expression, cadence, or which words to emphasize as she reads. Completely ruined the book. What idiot selected her and thought she had any talent for a book like this? She reads like she is expressing an eight year old girl, not a woman experiencing a sexual awakening.
Commuting 2 hours a day to and from work allows me the pleasure of listening to many books where I would otherwise not have time to read
I was almost persuaded from what I've read of the reviews of Becca Battoe's narration to not download this audio book. Although I would say that she is not the most gifted narrator with the male voicings, she did an excellent job with all of the female voices including the main character. Her voice was spot on to a 22 year old femail graduating college.
The story, on the other hand is pure fantasy. A 29 year old man, perfectly good looking, thick head of hair, smart as a whip, perfect body definition, well endowed, multi billionare, owns and pilots his own helicopter and private jet, knows how to please a woman, is CEO of an international firm, etc...
I don't understand how the reviews for this book dwelled on how badly Becca narrated and not how poorly it was written.
The book was just alright in my opinion.
I would, however, listen to another book narrated by Becca Battoe.
My wife and I tried to listen to this on a road trip. We couldn't make it more than 30 minutes into the book. Simply put the narration was horrible. She sounds like a teenager reading a book in front of her class for the first time. Her diction is weird. Her delivery halting. The way she over-pronounces her "t"s and hammers all the wrong words drove us batty.We are going to read the book(s) on our Kindles and forget this ever happened.As an audio product.. this is terrible.
The fantasy, taking me to a place I would never have gone sexually...I liked too, that it was erotic, with out getting into real s & m...that I could not have endured.
The development of the relationship
I thought the performance was well done.
It made me dream!!!
Can't wait to get the next one~