the story is ok but no depth. I believe the team of anna zaires and dima zales would make good young adult authors and the narrator is not engaged in the emotions of the characters.
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.
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...
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.
Audio book Addict!
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!
I almost quit listening to this book part way through because the sex scenes were redundant and so unrealistic it was difficult for me to get into the story (I do love a good erotic novel, but didn't find it in this book). But I persevered, and found myself really enjoying the character development and the plot. The characters, unlike the sex scenes, were believable and as realistic as you can get in science fiction. It hooked me enough to download the sequel.
I love that the author took the time to research and write about high tech, science, history and added a poetic feel to every single paragraph. The authors of this book are amazing, they brought romance and science fiction to life. They made a science fiction/fantasy story seems so real!
The first chapter is my favorite because it's the first time we see Korum.
The rain scene is very cute.
I can listen to this book in one setting because it's so exciting.
The narrator is amazing. She makes the story to fun, sexy and interesting. She can switch from Mia to Korum's with such natural tone. She is the world's best narrator in my opinion. Her voice is perfect in every single possible way. I wish Apple hired her to record Siri's voice!
This book was not at all what I expected!
It is DEFINATELY not a book for someone who does' the like strong sexual language! It leaves off making you want to read the next book's in the series. Very creative.
I liked this book I did its a great start and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series however the female lead was irritating hence my rating . Mia is meant to be a smart shy girl but I found her frustratingly illogical in her thinking and very very immature. Korum I loved.