Sometimes the narrator has a southern accent then she doesn't. She tries too hard to sound manly when she speaks from Sparks POV. The writer doesn't portray enough of his feelings and you are sometimes left wondering where the story is headed other then lusty sex scenes which are far too many.
kinda cheesy sometimes but overall good. I really liked the emotion before the painting. it's very raw and well written
I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
Jeez... I thought the Crossfire series was hot. This certainly gave them a run for the money.
The combination of the hot dialogue, fabulous narration by Sofia Willingham and numerous sexual fantasies and slightly kinky sex made for a very hot but enjoyable book. Other characters were also developed, and I was left wanting to listen to the other two books. Which I did. Wow.
I'm typically a murder, suspense, & thriller type reader; however, I'm expanding, exploring, & expanding my interests.
I would consider another book written by J. Kenner and Sofia Willingham.
Typical story…. The main male character, Damien, is rich and gorgeous. Story line is that Damien has had a thing for Nikki for many years. At a swanky LA party the reunite and the eye exchange between the two go wild. The story does touch on their past which indicates that it was dark and damaged pasts. It is also suggested (and I immediately could tell) that they are both very jealous type people.
The performance was GREAT, but the characters were not so great.
I gave it a fair shake, but I couldn't finish this book.
Nikki loves to provoke Damien’s jealous streak by engaging with her gorgeous ex-boyfriend. She also wavers between wanting Damien and not. In the end though they both confess how turned on they are for each other and start going at it.
Remember me saying this is a 50-shades wanna-be? Here’s a couple of examples of why. Damian requests Nikki reference him as 'sir' and must take commands from him. He finds pleasure in the fact that she wears painful, high heeled shoes because it means she can endure pain. If you’ve read 50-Shades, then you will be no stranger to the internal conflict and dialogue that Nikki has.
I couldn’t finish this book. It was so cheesy and the plot was absolutely ridiculous. I wasn’t a huge Fifty Shades lover, although I read them and enjoyed them for the most part. If you want true erotic type books-- consider books written by author Violet Blue. I have also found a few good reads from author Sylvia Day.
Okay, it starts off with 'For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You' and that should have been my first clue. I thought perhaps with the high ratings (averaging 4+ stars) it would at least be unique...
We are presented with a super sexy billionaire, Damien Stark; with his troubled past continually coming back to haunt him, he has a team of lawyers to keep his skeletons in the closet.
Damien sets his sights on Nikki Fairchild, a perfectly gorgeous former beauty queen from Texas, or is she? Nikki is battling her own demons from the past, most notable is her controlling mother, the death of her older sister, and the resulting mental problems that caused.
Sound familiar? No... what about this.
Damien is described as dangerous, emotionally damaged, brooding, Dominant, extremely private, anger issues, and is never seen photographed with the same woman twice.
Nikki is emotionally damaged, sharing a place with her best friend, weak and yet strong... shes loyal to her friends but doesn't want help for herself, is extremely inexperienced sexually.
It starts off really slow, the first few chapters are simply setting up the plot of the story and nothing really happens. We basically are just given back stories to the characters, how they ended up in LA, and how they all connect to each other.
For an erotic romance it could have used more erotic scenes. There was a hint of bdsm, but it lasted a page or two and consisted of a blindfold and bound hands that were gone before the actual intercourse starts.. If your after a decent story with a couple of quick sexual encounters then this is the book for you. This is more story than sex - perhaps it gets better in the next book. I was at the tipping point most of the book, but the last few pages pushed me over and there was just enough pull to read the second one and see what happens.
Can't figure that one out. The story line is weak. Couldn't even get interested after listening to 2 chapers.
K. Bromberg's second book.
I don't understand how you can put out these books with such lousy narrators. Who does quality control with these productions? Does anyone really listen?
All of them.
I think I've been negative enough.
Mom of 3 saved by her audiobook addiction!
Release Me was a good book, very similar to the Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day (I didn't listen to 50 Shades) but it seemed almost like I was listening to the same book.
The narrator is the most important part of the audiobook experience, and Sofia the narrator is the only reason I didn't offer more stars