The slow building of the story and the relationship between Gabriel and his Beatrice.
I found this book in a local book store in the "If you liked 50 Shades of Grey" section. Instead of buying a paper copy I bought it here on audible. It is similar in that both men are totally in love with the woman and would do anything for her.
This is my first John Morgan book and I would not hesitate to listen a another book of his narration. He is outstanding.
I loved the story from the first page. The one part that I still chuckle about is the part in the book where after an intense make out session Gabriel rushes to take a second shower and Julia stands there wondering why and then figures out what he is doing in there. Laughted out loud at that one.
I did not listen to this book until I had bought the sequel as I hate to wait to start the next one. I will be starting THAT one as soon as I finish this review, which is now. Happy Listening, you're going to love this book.
I enjoyed this series and can't wait for the next book! It had the right balance in story line and sex. I couldn't stop listening until I got through both books. The narrator, John Morgan, was wonderful! I'm a true fan of Sylvain Reynard.
I liked that it was set in Toronto, which isn't a common city for a plot based in an academic setting. I do think that the main female character should have been better developed. I found her to be so mousy, meek and inexperienced that it was not plausible that she was also a brilliant student who had been accepted by Harvard, and by a well-known professor as a thesis advisor. I struggled to resolve this contradiction as I listened to the book.
Excellent voice for narration. He brought out the strong character of the professor, yet also managed to capture the young and inexperienced personality of the female lead.
The story was good but I like more erotic hot scenes.
The Sweet Series by M. Banks
Too deep for female characters
Wow! This is an excellent book! I read the Kindle eBook and loved the story. I couldn't stop reading the book. I stayed up late each night reading the book. Purchase the book you will not be disappointed.
I don't even know where to begin, I just finished listening and I am completely overwhelmed. I smiled so much as I listened to this book because I was so touched by the relationship between the two lead characters. I LOVED their connection, its the stuff that really makes you want to believe in soul mates and fall in love. This book has to be one of my all time favorite romances--of my life!!! There were so many very touching moments throughout this book, I laughed, I wanted to cry at times, and probably the only negative aspect of it, is that it had to end. I am immediately going to buy the next book because I am literally addicted to the Professor. I think Gabriel (the Professor) may be the best male lead character I've ever had the pleasure of 'getting to know'--and I think I may be in love with him!! Excellent story, ridiculously fabulous narration/narrator--he should get an award--totally worth whatever the cost is and/or credit worthy.
This is one of the worst audiobooks I have ever encountered. In fact, I couldn't even finish the first installment. The characters are ridiculous and the story is silly. The female protagonist is still a virgin 5 hours into the book- and this from a book in the Erotica section! Save your money and your time.
Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........
Okay, I'm very very very confused!! This book has been classified as the "next" Fifty Shades of Grey therefore I looked forward to reading........... well I'm disappointed.
Yes, the author does a wonderful job with his writing and story telling and I do see some little similarities in the story to Fifty. However, I find Julia a whining, temperamental, spoiled BRAT who is too young and immature to handle complex Gabriel........so give me my Fifty back and stop comparing these two stories.
Some one who enjoys a very clean romance with not much of a chase or excitement.
No, I will defiantly read all the reviews first .
All the scenes where Julianne is acting like a child. It makes ga riel seam like a child molester not someone pursuing a grown women.
I think the author was putting too much into the meaningless details rather than moving forward with a good storyline. Why did Gabriel fall in love with Julia so quickly? Julian was portrayed as child like, and rather annoying. Her adolescence almost made Gabriel seem creepy like a predator. It really did not take 16 hours to get to the uneventful ending. This is not your next 50 Shades, nor your next Crossfire novel. I am being brutally honest for the next reader who is looking for an intense chase with excitement, this will not work for that reader.
This book took a couple chapters to get into (mostly getting use to the narrator), but once I did I fell in love. The book is a love story with two characters who have flaws (just like the normal person) and begin to relate to one another. It is poetic because of the religious and poetic insights the author adds and really makes you think about your own thinking on life and another point of view of things. I found it insightful and wanting to expand my reading genres. It is your typical love story though of a man with money with controlling tendencies and a woman with low self-esteem, but the back story of why they are like this is more natural and relatable. I hope everyone views it the same as I do if you can look past the cliches.