Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
This book has many similar elements to 50, the dominant alpha rich man, the girl he can't stay away from and must have, even the you are MINE moment, but as much as people like to bash 50 there was a build up in that story that didn't exist in this one, but for less than 4 hours long what can you expect?
The steamy scenes were steamy and graphic and there was a lot of sexual tension but ultimately everything came pretty easy and I missed the drama, the intensity, the edge of your seat moments...the rooting for the characters to figure it out already you belong with each other!!!!! Most of that was just missing and it left me with the feeling that I missed 8 chapters or so of the chase.
Ultimately my rating is a 3.5, I also feel that due to the length it was too expensive, but I did download book two and will likely finish the series, it's just not what I hoped for.
Develop a believable and likable Hero....Ethan is such a **s, that I kept hoping for his demise.
Also "power exchange" is becoming a OVER USED theme in erotica/romance novels.
Ethan...not even close to being a believable character. He is a jerk!
Their performance vocally brings right into the middle of the story.
Greater depth about the relationship. The model used here is nothing but a really shallow shell for just "hooking-up".
How ever the sexy scenes are very good!
I was so bored with this, I returned it. I wasn't even going to bother with a review, but I feel like there are too many people - obviously - who don't like to be negative and so all you get are fawning reviews from the easily impressed. I mean, that's my best guess.
I liked Fifty Shades, but this wanna-be, copy-cat really lacked the depth, character development and plot that Fifty had - and since the latter wasn't exactly great literature, that's saying a lot.
It was weak when the heroine's impression and inner dialogue told me that the "hero" was "dominate" before she had a real reason to think so. I guess we were just supposed to know from all the other similarities to Fifty...
There seem to be so many knockoffs of popular books... and I, like others, go looking for for another compelling read in the same vein, but all too often are disappointed.
The Mortal Instruments
Its was the same story or 50 Shades and Bared to You. Same type of male and female charactors...same messed up lives...just different names. Very predicable if you've read 50 Shades and Bared to You.
Once again, Grace Grant is a great narrator in her native language. While this story is fun, the shifting and evolving effort at a British accent just killed it for me. Sorry. Just can't do this one.
The first book of this "Trilogy" " Naked" is only 3hours & 55min yet still costs $11.87. When I bought this first audiobook I did not notice how short it was. The second book " All In " is 6 hours,11 min.& also costs $11.87. They both have the same release. These 2 books could easily have been combined. If I would've paid more attention to the length / price I would have paid $5.99 each for the ebook instead. That being said, I really liked the characters / story of all 3.
A very short story of three hours only. It seems like they broke a 9 hr. story to three and six just to make the set into a trilogy. The story does not have anything special to offer or any special twists and turns but overall an ok listen. I bought the trilogy set at the same time because of listener ratings and now not quite sure if that was a good idea. R Miller tries to create a story similar to 50 Shades in the hopes of winning readers. Similarities start with both girls posing in pix for a photo gallery. Next, lead female characters from both books are students and to complete this parallelism they both have very wealthy good-looking guys fall for them harder than they do for their men. Lastly, the female characters are both from single parent families and are closer to their dads. Hope the second book does not continue in the shadows of 50 Shades.
Left me wanting. The author never grabbed me! The ending was so corny!!!! A teeny bopper novel (minus the sex).
Something better written.
If it had been on mute.
Ugh. Simply awful. A badly written rip-off of a Fifty Shades/Crossfire mishmash.