I am lost for words this is not like fsog or anything like it, In truth i wasnt looking for that, I am just lost for words on this one
it was just fluff!
disappointment so many ppl gave it high remarks, i guess i am on the other side of that
A better book.
It's possible, but I'd rather not.
Redeeming qualities.... Hmmmm... It helped me pass the time while doing laundry and made me feel like freaking rain man style genius.
No doubt this whole plot has been recycled more times than I can count, but I generally can get into the different versions of it and enjoy myself. I'm no genius but the writing of this book is painfully bad. I mean really bad. All the characters sound the same. They think the same, they even use the same expressions. I'm damn sure that if I hear the phrase 'damn sure' come out of one more characters mouth my head might explode. Reading this book made me think pretty much anyone can slap together a book half assed
with a few good BDSM sex scenes and make the NY times best seller list. I mean seriously, it reads like no one edited it for anything but spelling errors. Because I'm a sucker with time and credits to burn, the semi cliffhanger at the end meant that I'd have to give the second book a try. Story is definitely more interesting in the second book, but the writing still pretty chock full of nondescript stereotypes and is mediocre at best.
I could not even finish it....so bad.
Not anything by this author.
anyone else, he was almost awkward to listen to.
I have other books by Maya Banks but this is my first time with Adam Paul. He is not a bad narrator but he seems miscast for this type of series.
Story was ok. Nothing super original or that hasn't already been done in this genre already. Lots of similarities to FSoG and overall it is better written than the Crossfire series.
His voice is too mature for a 38 year old man. If the main character was an older gentlemen then he would have been a good fit here.
I am going to give the second book a go even if it does sound like David Rossi from Criminal Minds is talking dirty to me!
Nurse Anesthetist. Love audiobooks!
I read book 3 before I read this book(book 1). If I had read this book first, I would not have read any of the rest of this trilogy. In this story, the male love interest, Gabe, does everything we are warned about watching out for in someone we, or our friends, daughters, or any women are warned to watch out for. I had a really icky feeling in my stomach thru most of this book. I don't care how much a woman thinks she loves a man. No one should ever think its ok for a man to treat her like Gabe treated Mia thru 80 % of this book. I would personally, never have been able to look at myself in the mirror if I had allowed someone to treat me this way. And what is it with rectal sex? Would a straight man think it arousing to have to walk around with a plug stuck up their butt while they were at work? I just don't get it! All I can think about during those segments of the story is how un-hygienic this is and all the medical issues that can happen. Most of the treatment of Mia by Gabe would make alarm bells go off in the minds of most women. I found it unbelievable that any woman would sign a contract such as the one that Gabe supposedly insisted all his women sign! Maya Banks books usually portray strong women but boy this one really missed the mark.
I've listened to several Maya Banks stories and typically love them. This book however was a complete disappointment. It seemed that the story was actually secondary to the sex. The way the female character was portrayed was degrading and pathetic. On top of all of that it was completely predictable.
So far this series is a poorly rewrite of Fifty Shades of Grey, down to the contract, spanking, rich guy and his dominating tendencies. Narration was good, but story is written better in the original book Fifty Shades...
The book itself is great! The narrator however sounds like he's narrating a cookbook or TV guide. NOTHING sexy about his voice & makes it impossible to connect to the characters! Phil Gigante would have been perfect!!!
Nope! Well maybe if I purchase an encyclopedia.