I am on the fence with this one. Maybe my expectations are getting too high because of other books that I have read. I did not dislike the book but it was just ok. I don't think there was enough intro into the relationship before the elevator scene came to play out. I think it needed more build up so we got the tension between Jeremiah and Lucy. I guess I did not get the spark at first. It got better as the storyline progressed but again it was ok. I know this book got great reviews and they are not wrong is saying it was good but I've liked other books better. However, it left me intrigued enough at the end that I will probably get the next book. It does have a unique plot line. I just hope the relationship grows more in depth during the next book. I hate that they are going be released as chapter chucks rather than the entire novel. Overall I gave it a middle of the road rating. Not bad but nothing exciting. I like books that have that anticipation between characters and the pull that they share. This book lacked a bit of that. I will still say it is a solid read so don't shy away but if you compare it to books, like Bared to You, Release Me or Backstage Pass I was left wanting a bit.
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Okay let's do some other kinds of ratings.
Hot scenes: 10/10, they were descriptive and hotter than hot.
Male lead: 8/10, he's flawed but the best ones are.
Female lead: 5/10, she is wishy washy, has a spine sometimes, other times she is a brainless robot.
Their interaction with each other: 0/10, he treats her like a full on submissive in the bedroom and other places, he commands her bullies her intimidates her even black mails her. Their relationship would be okay if he showed her he cared but instead it is just commanding her without any of the sweetness of a Dom sub relationship, there is no cherish factor.
So yes it was hot, no it was not remotely believable or sweet. He frequently commands her to do outrageous things and then says "go clean yourself up", and no safe word is ever provided or talked about and they do something's where it really should have been provided. They never talk about being submissive he just jumps into full blown command mode and she doesn't have any idea why she is allowing all this.
There is a sequel coming out called castaway, but like this book it is coming out as a series and when it is all done I'm sure audible will get the book, but this book is a cliffhanger and I'm sad to say that I am just hoping that in the next book the male lead shows some sort of adoration.
Overall I am interested in the second book for plot reasons and just hope the tin man finds his heart because there is a line between submissive with adoration and just treating the woman like a combination blow up doll and door mat, and there is way too many door mat moments happening.
I am a mother and grandmother and soon to be married in 2014. I love to read all different kinds of books. I have kindle books and audio paperbacks hardcovers books you name it I got it. My favorite Authors is Brenda Jackson, Rochelle Alerts, Ann Christopher etc..
I would recommend this audio book but I would kinda let them know the ending is confusing.
I really can't pin point what I liked most about the story for me it was all over the place but still had me wanting to continue to listen because I was very intrigued by the plot unfolding in a very settle way. I am really hoping it is going to be a second book..
My favorite scene was actually the end scene where the brother states "let's make him chase us"
I did really have an extreme reaction until Lucy stated she loved him and he rejected her. I thought wow do he even realize he feels the same? I guess we'll know if there is a second book.
Reading some of the other comments got me really excited some stated waiting on the second book and that is what I am hoping for because the ending makes you feel as if there is going to be one.
I have only listened to the audio version of this book so I can't honestly say. But the narrator did a good job with this story.
I actually enjoyed both of the main characters in this story. One just compliments the other. The author does a great job bringing the both of them to life and allowing you to see how their past and their childhood upbringings molded them into the people they have become.
Yes, once the story opens it immediately captures your attention and your off. At some point and time you can relate to her struggling to just survive. Then in one moment everything changes.
As I stated earlier this book was very surprising as this was not an author I was familiar with. This book will have you from beginning to end, no slow moving parts that simply feel like boring page fillers. By the last line on the last page your already hungry and wanting the next book.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Yummy great Hot Hot story, dominant caring Male. Love this book by Sarah Fawkes and perfectly narrated by Clarissa Knightly. More More More please !!
Great start to a series. Loved it
When they first met
All of the above
I couldn't finish, its so bad. The summary promises a hot, exciting story. However, the actual book reads like one that I wrote in high school. For instance, the lead character (Jeremiah) has minimal dialogue and he issues only one to two word responses throughout...completely drove me up the wall. Not sure if the female character was young or not. Clarissa Knightly's voice sounds great, but way too mature if this is supposed to be a young, fresh out of college young woman.
Anything He Wants is right up there. The narrator is great and keep you want to listening. And the story is awesome with the sex, the mystery and the wanting for more.... Looking forward to the next book in this series.
It was Awesome.... 50 shades awesome - erotic and heart racing sexy, Jeremiah sounds like he is noting short of a sexual god! The only down fall to this book was that I didn't know it was part of a series so I was seriously pissed off at the ending! I can't wait for the next book!
Jeremiah and Lucy are tied for favorites. Lucy is so Naive and desperate for love. Jeremiah has been hurt so bad he is afraid to love, the combination is intoxicated. Just like with 50 shades - the relationship forming sucks you in!
Yes and I pretty much did, I couldn't seem to put it down!
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review
Sexy, Hot & Wild
Jeremiah's protective nature
She does a great job with all characters
The end....it made me frustrated as it left so many unanswered questions!
Adult themes and language