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.
The female character was older and knew what she was getting into.
It was so close to 50 Shades that I was extremely disappointed. I don't know what to suggest, but I was hoping for a unique story.
The narrator was a man that was unable to do voices well. He didn't have enough range to help us distinguish between characters. It was difficult to listen and enjoy.
PUT LESS KINKY SEX AND LANGUAGE IN IT AND ADD A STORY LINE
SAME AS ABOVE
ALL THE PRINCIPALS
I DID NOT LISTEN TO THE WHOLE BOOKS, SOME OF THE LANGUAGE WAS VERY OFFENSIVE, AND I DON'T MIND SEX IN A NOVEL, BUT NOT THE KINKY KIND. jUST DON'T WANT TO HEAR OR READ ABOUT IT.
It was too rushed in the beginning to get the relationship started.
I would have had Gabe being more seductive and having more detail of his seducing Mia in the beginning. It was great at the first party on the patio, then it like fast forwards to a contract. I felt like I got whiplash! Make me lust over Gabe.
I had to get past the boring and monotone voice in the beginning. It was a bit strange hearing a male voice reading and never changing tones. Perhaps that had something to do with why I never really got into the book until the storyline picked up close to the middle to end of the book.
It was an ok book. Once you got past the first couple of chapters it picks up but at first it's kind of slow. The ending was very exciting and made me want to keep listening.
Yes, the narrarator, he couldnt act and was absolutely awful. On scences that would usually be intense or where Gab would act gruff or sensual, he never changed his voice or acted it out. It was awful. The book was ok, not Maya's best but was good.
I would but only to read themselves not thru audible.
AWFUL!!! I dont understand how they passed this, had Maya Banks not put the emotions basically written you would never have known what the characters were supposed to be feeling. Worst performance, maybe i would have rated this higher had there been emotion with it.
I will make sure not to listen to anything else where he is the narrartor
More story about them and less sex, it would be a few minutes and they would have more sex. Dominance and submission/BDSM is way more than just the sex and that was what Maya focused on the most. Had there been more about that and the enjoyment someone giving their submission it would have been better.
Someone whom hasn't read Fifty Shades might enjoy this book. There are a lot of character (and contract) similarities.
If each time I pick up a smutty romance novel there are contracts, and the women don't eat, then YeP, quite possibly. I don't get the references; if you get naughty you never eat? Hmmm.
I think I'm switching to something by Steven King ;o
It's a female telling the story with a female author, but Adam Paul narrating. It doesn't add to experience.
I won't finish it so I couldn't tell if there were any redeeming qualities.
This is not a romance. It was just erotic sadistic sex. There is absolutely no story whatsoever. I have never been so very disappointed in a book. It made me sick! It is a display of abuse and dysfunction. I so wish I would have listened to the other reviews and not wasted my time and money on this.
The start of the story is shockingly similar to Fifty Shades. Rich and powerful business-type finds unassuming beautiful girl... visits her blue-collar place of work and asks her to quit... makes her sign a contract where he will "own" her... yada yada yada... there is some hotness but overall, you can spot a knock-off when you see one. It's just not that good, unfortunately. I am surprised it got so many favorable reviews - I can't even finish it.
It just feels like a knock-off of Fifty Shades of Grey.