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...
I could not imagine anyone liking this book and to think it is a series to boot.
The writing was done by a amatuer. Absolutely.
Yes - the lack of writing skill should not be a reflection of her performance. She probably didn't like the story any more than I did.
Anger. I wasted a credit.
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!!!
A new narrator would make a huge difference. I liked the story but the narrator almost put me to sleep.
The narrator had a pleasant voice, not fast or flat. But most times I couldn't tell if she was speaking for the characters or just telling the story.
On the other hand, the story had potential but did not live up to it. If the reader/listener is okay with stories where the main female character is weak and pretty much agrees with everyone and follows their advice and orders without really thinking for herself and the male character has all the power and tells the main female character what to do and she does with what only can be called "token" protestation (and yes, I know this is a run on sentence. I am making a point.), this might be a book they want to listen to. For me,...no.
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I can not believe all the 4 and 5 star reviews this book received...This by far is one of the worse romance story I have listened to on audible thus far. MINUS the graphic sex scenes this book is written for a younger audience...Oh say per-teen age. The main character is annoyingly childish and the narrator is horrid. My suggestion is to take your credit and use it on a more worth while author with better narrators such as Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark) and/or Laurann Dohner (Cryborg Seductions). This is just my 2 cent!
As an avid reader of science fiction novels, this one was quite fantastical and great to read from a technological stand point. The idea of the earth being occupied by such omnipotent beings was a surprising and nice concept. The author did a good job of reading the overall story. However, her tone in portions of the story that to me needed emotion was lackluster at best and emotionally devoid at worst. Now, the worst part of the story by far was the whiny female lead. She's a college student at NYU but was portrayed as extremely naïve and ignorant to basic life concepts. Her thought process was severely stunted to the point of annoyance and frustration. It was so frustrating to listen to her constant crying fits. She came off as very weak and infantile, characteristics that I hate in female leads. The male lead however was quite the opposite. Intelligent, sexy, powerful, caring, and very long lived. I want to read the other stories just to be introduced to more of the fantastical world of the Krinar. I can't wait to read about the new technology that will surly be introduced in the other stories. Overall I think that this is worth a credit if you can deal with the heroin of the story being so weak. I hope this review was helpful.
Great love story.
Only the rich have the option to eat the food that is denied to the masses. This is what would happen if the government got complete control. They would have the very things denied to us, or at least the rich elite would. In this particular story it was a certain kind of food source the Krinar could afford that most humans could not. If the author was trying to make a statement about animal food sources and its effect upon the environment, she did, but she also proved what would happen if the govt. stepped in to stop the access to animal food sources. We would starve while the elite would feast with cute little 20 year girls.
Liked them all.
Too long for that.
Interesting story idea.
love to read!
Loved the combination of hot romance and sci-fi. The alien technology fascinated me. I want that technology now! I have listened to this audio so many times.
I laughed so hard when she was asked , " has all that alcohol you drank fucked with your brain. "