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 love to read and I'm happy that I get to follow along with a audiobooks
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.
Obsessive. Compelling. Awesome.
Spoiler. When Mia and Korum talk after the attack. The calm before the storm was gripping.
I listening enhances the story. You can feel the turmoil, joy, or pace change not just read and imagine it.
He would have her no matter what!
I read this first and just loved how much listening to it deepened my love of this story.
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. :)
YES! Gosh, yes. It kept me spellbound and I couldn't stop listening to it! I finished it in just three days.
It's a bit like Anna Zaires's contemporary book Twist Me but a little less dark. It's also a little like Fifty Shades of Gray with it's "obssession" sort of romance which I really enjoy.
there were too many to count, but pretty much any time the hero and heroine interacted, i was really enjoying the book.
Yes, when the heroine Mia believes that her involvement in the human resistance moved resulting in thousands of soldiers getting killed when she was used as a pawn, but then she discovers the soldiers were knocked out, not killed. I was right there with her, panicking and wondering if they were dead and then so relieved to find out they hadn't died.
This was just a fantastic read and I can't wait to read the next two in the trilogy!
AT the top, easy to reread again and again.
the connection of characters and the author has knowledge of the subject matter.
I don't think I have. But she dose have a range to cover male and female voices
It let me feel
I am not into porn but I do like erotica with a good story line. This one delievers
I fully intend to. I also hope the follow-up book comes along SOON. You spend time trying to figure out what is going on, the workings of alien anatomy to human anatomy.
I liked the whole thing, but the fact he is aware she is spying on him, and allows it to play through.
Have not listened to others.
Disillusioned the next book wasn't available. Maybe I am missing something, but it isn't always clear it is a sequel.
Looking forward to the next book.