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.
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.
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
Even though it was listed as being similar to Fifty Shades of Grey, it did have a new take. Although the book itself has a good story line, the reader completely ruins it. I would like to know what happens with the next two books, but will have to read them. I can't sit through the audio.
story line was good.
I have never written a review but I can't continue to read/listen to this book. I loved FSOG and the Crossfire novels but I also keep an open mind about other books that are very similar. However, the narrators horrible voice in combination with the story line is dreadful to listen to. I recommend listening to the sample reading Audible offers if you can live with that then purchase it. But keep in mind the story line drags on and on and on and on. Not worth the credit.
It seems like a lot of this type of book are out now so, my review is I will check out this author again at a later date. Good enough that I will listen to another book by her.
Yes this is another trilogy. This reminds me faintly of 50 shades but a little different. This book had me from the beginning to the end. Another book I could not put down.
This book received such rave reviews I wanted to will myself to love it just as much, I really really tried, but i just didn't--and that was a bummer, because it WAS good, just not great. The narrator was decent, but I've heard better. She sounded a bit like the narrator from FSOG. To be honest however, I am intrigued enough by the characters to get the second book but not immediately and definitely not with a credit...perhaps a sale. There are numerous similarities to FSOG and Bared to You, both of which I LOVED, but there's something that I can't quite identify about this book, that just simply didn't resonate for me.
Reading is my favorite past time.
The narration on this story wasn't very good the pacing was just really slow and it made the story boring. I found that i listed to the whole story on a high speed just to not have to hear how slowly she as reading. The story is not as good as FSOG but it was ok. I want to listen to the whole trilogy just to comeplete it since I have heard this one. However, I would not listen to this again.
This was an ok book I just really didn't enjoy it as much as I would have hoped. I know for me the narration played a part in that.
Yes, if it was discounted or free.
I am not on the edge of my seat or scrambling to buy it!
I liked all the Blue-Collar workers in the book. LOL They were the only down to earth believable people in the story.
She almost whispered too much! Kinda annoying.
I would not use a credit to get the 2nd book in the series. I may buy it if it was $5.99 or less, just to see what happens to Nikki and Damien.