As the book ended, I was left a little uncertain of my feelings. Did I like it? Was it a good book? How did I feel exactly? Well I will say that I read previous reviews and knew in advance that it was a steamy listen with little actual plot activity, but I didn't gamble on there to be NO plot activity until the very end. I gave the book 4 stars all the way around because it was well-written and the narration was good. I'm disappointed because the storyline had potential - lots of potential, but fell short.
If you're looking for a quick, steamy listen with no real emotion or activity outside quick sex, then this is a good book for you. If you're looking for depth, keep looking.
Lots of sex from the get go. I never really felt like I understood what motivated each character (other than the physical), so I never really felt invested in their intimacy. I kept waiting for an explanation of the male character's hateful behavior, but it never really came together convincingly for me. He was mostly just a jerk. Late in the book I felt like we started to get to know both characters better; I just wished the author had spent some time developing that aspect earlier in the book. For the amount of sex, they were pretty conventional about it. The taboo came from engaging in intimate activities in socially unacceptable locations, i.e., his office, his parent's bathroom, etc. The narrator did a solid job. The story is told from each characters' first person perspective. Occasionally, when the author was speaking from the male perspective, she'd fail to deepen her voice enough and I'd lose track of which character's thoughts I was listening to--mostly that was my fault for not paying enough attention. Nevertheless, she did a very good job with bringing the characters to life. Overall, it was mildly entertaining and kinda cute. I won't listen to another book from this author, but I'm not disappointed that I purchased this one either. Sometimes lots of sex and little story is just the thing, so if that's what you're in the mood for...go for it!
hmmm. Let me see. I loved Ben's dirty mouth during sex and Chloe's strong personality and no bullshit attitude as the female lead. I can't figure out why it is though that in so many romance novels men bang anywoman, anywhere and as many times as they can and are still sought after by so many other women (and perhaps even some men :)) and women are almost always portrayed as these very selective women who have had either no past lovers or very little experience. Well, in any case, this is a steamy romance well worth the credit and time.
No way! Her characters are incredibly stereotypical, the story line is completely unrealistic, and it reads like a personal fantasy (unsuccessfully) put to paper.
Don't waste your time or your money.
I was torn as to how to rate this one. I both liked and disliked it. Personally I enjoy angst-filled stories so this met that criteria for me. The love-hate relationship between Bennett and Chloe was off the charts! However, I really did not like it starting right off the bat with sex scenes in Chapter 1. I prefer the story to develop somewhat before it gets into that. All in all, it was an entertaining listen but just not enough for me to give it a higher rating.
I like the story line. The interaction of he 2 leads. There's no holding back. The conversation is very brazen.
The male voice - Bennett Ryan needs work. The narrator is awful. At least, she should try to sound like a male when reading male part. Very disappoint.
I read this book when it was The Office. I was excited for this book to officially release. I am disappointed of the narrator.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Oh my... Chloe and Bennett... a couple clearly walking that thin line between love and hate or perhaps I should say "lust" and hate. Whew, what a steamy ride this book was and so very entertaining. If you're looking for a large order of sexual tension then pour yourself a glass of wine, cozy up on the couch and dive into this steamy little story. I have to say that I was surprised at how much I really liked Bennett by the end. I went into the book clearly ready to toss him under a bus (via the title). But, despite all of the name calling, pantie ripping and animalistic behavior... this did end up being for me a really intense and fun love story. Love born through hate... now how can that not be romantic!
Mr.B is so sweet and dangerous.
Narration okay as a woman not great as a man lead however this book should of been narrated by a man I think or both. I wish they would redo it.
Blush, laugh and the narrator made me feel their turmoil.
Loved the book. Can't wait to listen to it over and over again.
Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
I would definitely listen to it again. Once I got past trying to determine if the narrator was speaking in a male or female character voice, I found the story very entertaining.
How their love for one another cemented during the business trip.
The narrator's attempt at the lead male character's voice was extremely distracting. Sometimes, it was difficult to determine who was indeed speaking. Towards the end of the book, I guess I became accustomed to it.
I like the way an unorthodox office romance turns into something "real" as the book progresses.
I have NO time to read so Audible is perfect! I listen while commuting and even at the gym. My interests vary from month to month.
I was a Grey s fan but was bored by the time book two ended then I couldn't get past 20 pages of book three. This book series is a similar style but I love it so much more. Bennett and Chloe are great. I cant get enough of this couple. I want more and more and more!