I thought I loved the 50 Shades Of Grey series until I listened to this. Now I'm feeling like the 50 Shades author was insulting my intelligence. I'm fairly new to the romance/erotica scene...particularly where vampires aren't concerned. So, maybe the 50 Shades books were only preparing me for this series! ;) Well written, well read!
I got this book yesterday and finished it today...I sat and listened to it until it was done...too bad I have to work tomorrow, so I won't get to listen to the second book uninterrupted!
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
Yes. It's steamy and exciting.
Well as much as he drives me crazy at times, I am absolutely fascinated with Gideon. He's a big puzzle.
No I hadn't. She rocked it. Will look for more of her work to listen to.
When they first get together, I had a difficult time breathing. Whew!
Looking forward to the next book! Am downloading ASAP!
This book is good enough that I did listen to it all the way through. It has the literature quality equivalent comparable to the theatrical quality of reality TV; it is fluff, but entertaining/sexy fluff if that is what you are into.
If you have read 50 shades then you already know this story; it is EXTREMELY similar. The differences I can pick out: the leading lady isn't quite as annoying, there is no bondage, and it is a bit more explicit I think.
i will definetly recommend this audiobook
the way they had sex for the first time in the limo and how he ignore her after
If anyone tells you this book or the series is a substitue for "50 Shades" they are sadly mistaken. I didn't care for this one. It had it's moments and some great erotic interactions but too often than not I was totally turned off by the vulgar use of the "C" word. Sylvia Day didn't do me any favors with this one and have stopped and stared this one so many times I lost count I felt so much frustration and loathing for Eva I'd have kicked her to the curb faster than any woman I've ever dated. Gideon Cross is a piece of work in and of himself and he deserves Eva and all the raining maddness the two of them give each other.
Not my favorite but not the worst waste of a credit by far. Take it for what it is and don't think you are climbing into a series that comes close to competeing with others out there that are some much more rewarding.
If I cared at all about the characters. The entire plot was just completely unbelievable, which would have been fine if the author had taken her time to really develop the relationship between the two main characters. It felt like the "plot" was just a way to connect the sex scenes (which were good).
She did a great job. She really committed 100%. She did not shy away from any of the explicit material and tried to make the rest of the plot as interesting as she could.
I feel like Sylvia Day is probably a better writer than this book shows her to be. I wonder if her editor made her keep it short or something.
Fifty Shades was a better story, even if Day is a better writer.
I was so glad when this book was finally over. It lacked originality in many areas of the storyline. The female lead had too many issues and too much baggage.
I didn't like voice used for the male lead.
I thought this story was well written. The interaction between the characters was very powerful.
I think this story could be comparable to 50 Shades. The characters draw you in.
I could feel the passion of the characters through her reading. She made Ava and Gideon come alive.
Yes!!!! It was very hard to turn it off.
I was very pleased with the execution of the story. It was one of my favorite by far.
Yes I liked the audio version I can listen why I work!
Love the love story and keeps you wanting to listen more!
Every part was my favorite
If 50 Shades was sex and stupid, this book is sex and drama. Eva would have been better off with a dog that responded to commands instead of a man with a mind of his own. Half way through the book, I didn’t care what happened to the characters. There was too much attention to how perfect people looked, and how perfect their bodies were. Beautiful and rich must be to only things that count. Spoiler alert: Eva wants Gideon to be himself as long as he has the ‘right’ answers or the ‘right’ reactions – she should have given him a script to go by. She forced him into an uncomfortable situation, and was angry when he didn’t respond the way she demanded. She says he can talk when he is ready, and then demands that he tell her everything. She deserted him at a charity function, and was angry that he didn’t stay with her. She ran off and didn’t take his calls, and then wondered why he didn’t try to contact her. She refused to wear an expensive ring he gave her because it reminded her of ‘bondage’ and then turned around and charged an expensive ring for Gideon because it reminded her of ‘bondage’. When Gideon was in the middle of a night terror, Eva woke him in the exact way she explained was the wrong way to wake him, and immediately went into her “it’s all about Eva’ routine” – no comfort for Gideon there. Eva practically says I can’t live without him and why am I here in the same sentence – over and over and over. There is just screaming and crying and then sex. Gideon must be obsessed with Eva because if he was in his right mind, he would have run away as fast as possible. After a while, I felt like I was the one in the bad relationship. Way too much drama for me.