I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
I like this one and I'm going to be on the lookout for more from this author. I listened to it in one sitting. Well worth my credit. Caution contains explict sexual content.
I really love everything about this amazing book it had passionate and intense sex and romance I love this book.
I don't know I have never though of a awesome book like this.
Who els Korum and Mia
All of it I could not put it down when I was reading it
Just love this book and I'm happy or came with audio and I'm glad that Audible had it. Thanks :)
Mia Stalis is an ordinary college senior at NYU when her life is forever changed after an encounter in the park. Earth has been taken over by the Krinar, a race of humanoid aliens who for the most part leave humans alone. However, when Korum, a powerful K (as the Krinar are called), sees Mia in the park, he decides he must have her.
As a general rule, I don't ordinarily read science fiction. Paranormal I like, but this isn't my usual preferred genre. That being said, the science fiction elements in this book are great. The world building is fascinating, and I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed these aspects of the story. There are suspenseful elements related to the science fiction, and the book ends on a bit of a cliff hanger.
Of course, the main focus of the book is the relationship between Mia and Korum. I use the term 'relationship' loosely, I feel that 'dictatorship' more accurately describes their interactions. There is a fine line between Alpha Male and a$$hole, and unfortunately, Korum crosses over to the a$$hole side much more than the Alpha side. Mia is given no choice in this situation. Korum wants her and what he wants, he gets. Mia goes along with this, for the most part, with very little protest (any protests she makes are entirely ineffective), mainly because of the intense sexual chemistry the two share. The sex scenes are quite steamy and for mature audiences only. The author uses some clinical terms for body parts, which is a bit jarring, but still, the scenes are good. One in particular - SPOILER ALERT - the scene in which Mia loses her virginity, is very detailed and gut wrenching, and listening to it really brings that point home.
Since the story is so good, the deficiencies in the performance seem all the more glaring. The reader has a breathy style, which I didn't particularly care for, and her dialogue readings didn't have the right inflections. She makes Korum sound like a robot most of the time and since the author made the point that he speaks perfect, unaccented English, that didn't sound right to me. This is especially glaring when he says her name. She has him pronounce it as "Meeeeee-ya" instead of "Mia." Also, the interactions between Mia and her peers sound a bit off as well, especially in the first part of the book. This does improve a bit toward the latter part of the reading, maybe because the reader was getting a better sense of the characters.
I definitely recommend this title based on the story alone. It is so good that the performance aspects can be overlooked. I also highly recommend the second title in this series, Close Obsession, although it isn't available as an audio book. I purchased it as soon as I finished Close Liaisons because I was dying to know what happened next!
This is a must listen to for any PNR lover - it's got sooo many GREATS in it - great world-building, great action, a great amount of great sex scenes, great characters, great suspense and all written by a truly great and gifted author.
Earth has been taken over by the Krinar's aliens who try to live alongside the humans but when Mia (a 21 yr old naive virgin who's still at Uni) suddenly sets eyes on an alien in the park called Korum (a handsome, sexy, intelligent billionaire) it was a close encounter she's going to both come to love and regret. Korum doesn't take no for an answer from her and wants to possess her mind, body and soul and brutishly gets his wish but Mia is fighting for her independence (amongst other things) and has a few surprises for him too. But you just can't help liking both these main characters.
This is a WOW, OH NO, YES YES YES, DON'T DO IT, WOOO HOOO, WHOA, PHEW, MMMM DELISH, RUN, ARGHH, AHHHHH, and a big SIGH when their tumultuous romance concludes and I desperately went straight on to book 2 because I can't wait to see what's coming next.
Worth a credit? I downloaded the whole trilogy and I would have gladly used more credits up to listen to this awesome, fantastic and brilliant series which blew me away..... so that's a YES.
I was skeptical to buy this one because the alien/sci-fi species wasn't really my type of book, but decided to go for because I had some credits built up.
I was very surprised when I started listening - I got interested very fast and enjoyed the story.
The narrator could have given more pause between each character, but I got over that eventually.
The male is definitely domineering and in real life, would be a totally unhealthy relationship. But let's all face the facts, in our romance books, we like a little domineering in our men! I found the book very sexy with the exception of Mia and how childish she was at points. I connected with some things she felt as I am similar to her description of being a petite brunette woman, but her reactions were a bit annoying.
If you have the credits and don't mind risking 1 - I say go for it and check it out! It's sexy enough to keep you interested for most of it. I think the last hour is when I chimed out and really already knew the outcome.
Worth a shot...
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Loved this book. Great to listen to something different. Lot's of Hot Alien and sex. A Very fun and yummy read. :)
I did not read the print. I am a big fan of audio books.
That's hard to say, but probably Korum.
I think it is decent but I was not always able to hear a clear distinction between her voice and the two main characters. However, out of the two books in this series that I have listened to, I believe her voice to be the better.
This book made me ecstatic because the concept is so out of this world so yes, I would say my reaction was extreme. I am currently listening to the second book. I downloaded it immediately after this one ended.
I feel like this book is Fifty Shades meets True Blood meets Independence Day. That's not to say it is a copy cat because it definitely is not. This is a very original story and the authors are quite imaginative.
The female character and the narrator....
Not too sure if I will listen to any more books from the author. I stop listing to this one by chapter 7 because of number of reasons, 1st the narrator, 2nd the female character came across weak and clueless, 3rd I couldn't understand how a 2000 years old guy was even attracted to her. For example, she tried to put him off by herself stink with sweat, ate garlic and onion, than she gets drunk and made out with him. The next day, she doesn't bother to take a shower or brush her teeth, but at least she decides to chew on gum and walk over to his place (I thinking by than she smelled even more sweaty) and has sex with him. Absolutely revolting, I thought she was disgusting. From that point on I just could not get into it. The narrator did not help either!!
Not again, she made the book sound boring, and I kept falling asleep. There was no excitement, enthusiasm or much emotion in her tone. Completely, annoying. That I could not decide it was the book that I dislike or the narrator. I guess, it was the narrator that made me dislike the book so much… completely annoying!!!!
Yes - not eat garlic and onion before a date!!
Waist of my money!!!
I don't really know, it depends on the story
Yes I would listen to another book narrated by Kathleen Godwin
I was not to into alien vampires. The story was so involved with explaining scientific stuff which also doesn't interest me at all. The romance part to me was more toward stalker tendencies for my tastes. If you are into futuristic and sci-fi romance this is the book for you.
I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!
I won't be reading any of the others in this series I am sure. Not really into it at all.
I just didn't like how possessive he was.
No I haven't
Nope, took a while to get through