The narrating is great. I really enjoyed the story. I liked Wicked Ties a little bit better, but this was still a hot story with great characters.
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After reading the first book in this series, I hesitated at Book 2....I really liked Deke's character in Book 1, however, I didn't have any credits available and the first book seemed to continually reiterate the female characters' internal angst..."should I/shouldn't I? Am I depraved/is this normal?" I found that distracting and not very relevant as the story progressed.
Back to Book 2:
As I mentioned earlier, I liked Deke's character and, like Kimber, I was admittedly curious....so I took the plunge, bought the book and began to listen.
The premise of the story, while pretty unbelievable, only serves to nudge the story into motion.The characters take over from there and their interactions develop into steamy sex scenes, changed relationships and personal growth. In this book of the series, Deke wrestles with a personal issue and addresses it with the help of his cousin, Luc, and Kimber. When I reached the end of the book I felt like I had gone through a journey with the
characters as they learned about themselves, made decisions and faced baggage and perceptions from their past. I felt the warmth of the romance and a catharsis.
I was pleasantly surprised with this book; if you listened to the first book and are ambivalent, I would suggest giving this one a try. However, if the first book made you blush while listening in public, you should be aware that the sex scenes in this book focus on Male/Female/Male menage situations.
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!
If you are reading the series you may want to read it.
Kimber's voice was fingernails on a chalkboard.....very annoying.
I wanted to get it over with...
G.R.I.T (girl raised in the South)
...for a narrator's voice, folks, I would have. It was so nauseatingly syrupy and I just don't even know what-all, I do not have words. If you are looking for smoking hot sex, sure, it's in here...a lot. Maybe that was my whole problem, I was looking for a more plausible plot and interesting characters to hook me and keep me. Alas, for me, the whole premise of the book (girl looking to lose her V-Card, goes to hot commando-type guy to ask if he will do the job for her) was just ridiculous. The whole book seemed to be a vehicle contrived for getting in as much sex in as possible, in every way possible without something so insignificant as the plot interfering. There was just nothing here to keep me hooked. I couldn't even get all the way through part one. Maybe I just didn't read the summary well enough or something, but this one definitely was not for me.
Civil War Nut LH
Yes, I'd highly recommend this book. Not only does it have hot sex scenes, it has well-rounded characters. I was able to identify with the situation and empathize with the characters' personal issues. It's not just erotica, it's erotica with a plot and believable story.
Not only did I want to listen to this in one sitting, I began the book again as soon as I'd finished it! Once was not enough.
I'd listened to the first book in this series, Wicked Ties, through my library's audio download service. Not only do I plan to purchase that book, I can't wait to pick up the rest of the series.
I've listened to the first 2 books in this series now and if you like VERY sexy love stories then this series is for you. While the first book is about Jack, this one is about Deke (his business partner) and I think I have to admit that I liked this one better. Ms. Black is very good at writing these stories and even putting parts of the 2 books together. I have found all of her characters to be interesting and believable. So far everyones fantasies are no different then most of us have had at one time or another, it's just most of us have never brought them to life. I guess that's one reason these books are so enjoyable.
Decadent ranks a TEN out of TEN. Shayla Black knows how to write a Romance/ Exotic novel. Her novels should win awards that how exoticly sexy her stories are.
Shayla Black writes some of the best sex scence that I have listen too by far. If your a fan of Romance/ Exotic Shayla Black books are a MUST read.
One series of books that would be in the same rarified catogory would be The Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
Lexi Maynard should win a Oscar for her performance.That how good she performed all of the charcaters in Decadent.
YES I wonted to listen to this book in one sitting. But I have a life so I could only listen while doing my daily exercise.
yes, very captivating, story moves along fast. Characters are interesting to follow
Tone and feelings
How love conquers all. Hot sex was great, too!!!
How Luc supported his cousin even though he didn't get what he wanted.
I liked the first book in the series better, but this one held its own.
The HOTNESS of it. Some of it made my mouth fly open.
I'm a fantasy book hoarder!! :-) I am a mother of two small beautful childeren and my books are my way of getting away for a little break!!!
This is a very interesting book. 2 guys one girl how does that work well u can find out in this book.... hot and steamy is how I would discribe the sex. Two boy toys who wouldnt have fun with that?!? I don't know that I really like the girl in this book or her story line but I love Deke and his story line so that is why I liked this book so much. Can't wait to read the next book in this series!!