i'm a romance's lice! i crawl all over it... :D
After reading so many reviews i was a bit hesitant to buy it. But i took a chance and it turned out.... hmmm okay. I already knew what i was in for i think that's why i just went with it. No disappointment, cause i didn't expect anything more than what it had to offer.
if you're looking for 50 shades material? Maybe it resembles some.. with all the billionaire dom and mild bdsm plays.. but if you're looking for christian grey material, i don't think this fit the bill so much. Whatever incorporated in 50, it turned out to be a bit too extreme and debased here. The hero was just a f*cked up character. There was no dramatic childhood or explanation to how he became the way he was either... in plain writing he was just naturally f*cked up and selfish. Not really likable.
It wasn't a bad read though... just readable.
I generally like maya banks highlander series so I thought I would try this one as well. I found this book disturbing and downright uncomfortable in part. While the characters are likeable by the end there are parts where you almost feel like you need a shower to wash off the images that are described. While this book is touted as the next "fifty shades" what is missing here are the reasons for the character's actions.
That said based on the highlander series I did give maya another try
I think a different narrator would have been better, he seemed to "Rush" reading the story,
It was read fast. Other than that it was great.
An erotic romance that is well written. I like the fact it is written with emotions showing.
It took me awhile to get used to this performer. I as not sure about him but got used to him part way through. He's ok but now as good as some performs I have listened to.
Can't wait until the next 2 books. I've liked all of Maya Banks books I have read.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
i liked the story ok....
.the ending for the couple
worst narration i have heard...
it will make you appreciate christian grey
This story was like a modern romance on crack! There were too many major points to contribute to the story line but not enough build up. I felt like the story was like BAM point 1 then BAM point 2 then etc. The story was rushed! I guess modern romances now are trying to meet/ exceed the "50 shades" standards, but it took 3 books to tell that story. I don't want to read a book and think I'm getting the "cliff notes" version.
Also, the narrator was not that enjoyable to listen to. I think he gave a one note performance and even he rushed some of the dialogue. If a man narrates a romance, then he should narrate it in more of a sultry tone.
Not anytime soon if ever.
Gabe is such a mean jerk and Mia is an idiot. This is not a romance, it is disgusting, the stuff nightmares are made of. I read everything but this one just angered me and I could only listen to about a third of it. It's rare that I don't stick with a story but this is trash.
I really did not have a problem with him but I suppose it was hard for me to seperate him from the horrible story.
Not enough space to list but seriously....I don't understand why some people loved it.
I hate writing such a negative review. I usually won't comment but this one angered me enough that I wanted to let others know that it is just plain awful and not a romance by any means. DON'T BUY.
I'm a fantasy book hoarder!! :-) I am a mother of two small beautful childeren and my books are my way of getting away for a little break!!!
OK THIS WAS MY FRIST MAYA BANKS BOOK. I LIKED IT BUT IT WAS A LITTLE WORDY AND I HATED THE NARRATER I THINK IF IT WASNT FOR HIM THE BOOK WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT BUT HE JUST WASNT THE PERSON FOR THE JOB!!! I HAVE READ THE REVIEWS FOR HER OTHER BOOKS AND THEY SOUND GREAT. I'M NOT GIVE UP ON HER BOOKS I JUST HOPE SHE DOESNT USE THIS ADAM GUY AGAIN B/C I DONT KNOW IF I CAN LISTEN TO A SEX SCENE WITH HIS VOICE AGAIN!!!
OFF MY SAOP BOX ABOUT THAT!!
THE BOOK WAS GREAT! IT WAS STEAMY AND SWEET AND VERY WELL WRITEN A LITTLE WORDY BUT IF U CAN GET PAST THE VOICE IN YOUR EAR IT WORTH IT TO TRY THIS BOOK! WILL RECOMMAND BUT TO READ NOT TO LISTEN!!!
I would find another narrator I don't know if it's the fact that a man is trying to do a book which is mostly a female character but it didn't work for me.
Liked the story and the ending was great.
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.