If you like a steamy romance with a dominant male at the helm (and frankly, who wouldn't?) then you will love this book by Maya Banks. I am sure I was blushing in the office breakroom listening to the splendid narration on my lunch break!
Loved the characters and the way the storyline swept me away.
Unlike some listeners, I love a male voice reading these types of stories. Adam Paul's melodic tones lead to many of the aforementioned blushes.
I love Maya Banks, but didn't feel Adam Paul did the story justice. It sounded rushed and cheesy at times. Not sexy at all.
I'm a very simple person who love to read or listen to books. My favorite genre is Historical Romance but am willing to spread my wings and fly temporarily over to sample a little young adult adventure or suspense, but I will without fail, return to romance..
Submitting to someone's will is a most difficult pill to swallow...Rush made my blood boil, I had an attitude and was even arguing with the characters in my head, because of that fact, I like this book. Escapism, is that even a valid word, who knows, but I did escape into the world of bondage and submission..
Listen or don't listen, the choice is up to you, after all, how can I make you submit to my advice when I have a problem with submission...
I might read the next books in the series but the main male character just ruined this one for me.
This book did not have any redeeming qualities with the exception of introducing the other males for the rest of the series.
This was an awful story. I could not make myself listen any more past halfway. What a waste of a credit!
I love Maya Banks, don't get me wrong, however, I would like to see a series where the beautiful, hunky, stacked, sexy men who are the leads in her books are something other than brooding (although that has its own sex appeal) and determined not to have relationships men.
I loved the ending. I always love Ms. Banks' endings.
I would. However, it took a ways through the "listen" to get used to him. I think there are other men who could have done a much better job with the romance/sex inflections than Mr. Paul. I love Dick Hill's voice - don't know why he doesn't do more romance, but there are others as well. Maybe Mr. Paul could work on his "sexy" man voice.
I was not a fan of the narration. I liked the story and look forward to the rest of the trilogy, but will be reading it on my Kindle instead of listening to the audiobook.
Absolutely loved it. My immediate thoughts after the first chapter was “great..... another attempt to re-write Fifty Shades of Gray.” In the end, I was totally wrong, I laughed, got angry, was repulsed, cried and talked to the characters as if they were real people. The hero (Gabe) and heroine (Mia) have known each other for years. Gabe is scarred by his ex-wife and vows he would never get involved in a relationship without protecting himself. Mia has always had a girlish crush on Gabe, never knowing his special likeness for her. Now Mia is all grown up, and plans to make a surprise appearance to her brother’s hotel grand opening ....... and there it begins. Very happy ending, I only wish there was an epilogue to follow.
I really enjoyed this book. Finished it in 1 day! I loved that both characters didn't have crazy traumatized pasts and they just like what they like and it's not because of something that happened to them. It was a sweet story with very little drama like the rest of the books in this genre lately. Adam Paul did a good job. Can't wait to listen to Ash & Jace's stories!! Maya Banks is awesome as always!!!
Love a good romance
I have enjoyed Maya Banks books up to this time but this one seems to much of a poor copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, but not as good and based upon this time of listening to Adam Paul I will not place judgement based upon this book
I enjoyed 50 shades of Grey, however this book I found to be too crude and not my style. The main character was self centered and came accross as a jerk. Did not enjoy the main male character, Gabe. I actually began to dislike him as the story went on.