I enjoyed the whole series. But then I love Shane East's voice, too. Overall the book was good. Big twist. The UK "Shades of Grey" would have been a good title, but the female lead has more depth than that of Shades.
The sex is far more graphic and doesn't really add to the story. The story seems to have been written as one complete book and cleaved into 3 books by the publisher or editor. But it masterfully ends each book in a way that set the author up well for series sales and makes the reader want to know what is next.
Oh my goodness can i just say shane east is a great narrator his voice is absolutely amazing i could listen to his voice all day, amazing and his accent oh my goodness i just melted every time he spoke. Anyways the book was great i had not read the rest but now i feel like i am going to have to. Give this book a try recommended.
So many books so little time - but Audible gives me the gift of multitasking - I can get those simple tasks done AND be up on great reads.
I may be in love with this audio for Mr. East's voice - however the story is well done too. TOTALLY worth it.
Angry sex scene
meeting at the waterloo
with his father drinking beers
London is among my favorite cities & I felt I was there.
I am a busy sports mom listening to romance only. If the narrator is good and it has a decent plot, I will find it enjoyable.
I am not sure yet. It wasn't a bad read, just nothing special.
Nothing special from this book, but I will keep reading until the end since it's not painful to listen to.
Yes and already have.
The reading was so much better on this book than the last. Ethan was soooo tortured, funny, annoying, and completely in love.
Laugh, cry, scream, moan. Couldn't put it down for the night to go to sleep.
Loved the change in reading from the first book to this one. Hope the same continues in the next book.
What's in her past?
When Brin finally calls Ethan, and he learns she is having weird things happening, and they reunite.
Ethan, as her is the hero.
A hero with a muse, can he keep her safe? What about their pasts?
So far so good..
What a great series so far! After reading Part 2 I immediately started the series over again. The narration is fantastic and Shane East is my new favorite male narrator. What a sexy voice. I truly hope he picks up another series because he is amazing.
The great thing about this story so far is that it does a great job balancing the drama, sex, and character development. I never once got bored and wanted to jump ahead or wish they would stop repeating the same phrases. The story is so well written that I was easily drawn into the emotions of the characters and experiencing the story along with them. It was also fun to hear all the British slang; especially Ethan’s internal dialog. There were many LOL moments.
This series should not be compared to FSOG or the Crossfire series. It's in a league of its own. I will be starting Part 3 upon submitting this review. I can’t wait!
This was really a great story! The writing, the plot, the characters! I started with book 1, Naked.. I immediately purchased book 2. The narrator is awesome! I can not wait to dive into book 3! Wish I could call in sick from work to stay home and listen!
*Smiles* I have recommended this book to every friend I have that reads if they haven't already read it.
Ethan Blackstone is my favorite character. He is such a strong alpha caveman with such depth of emotion and feeling it's almost hard to unite the two. Unless of course you are Brynne Bennett.
I have heard Grace Grant before when listening to Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren and I really liked her performance then. She becomes the character without overdoing it and allows the story to play out in your mind with such ease it's a pleasure to listen to her.
Shane East - Well, I'm English. I grew up hearing English accents, they were NO BIG DEAL! The past 20 years spent in the United States, however, has caused me to find immense pleasure in listening to a crisp accent like Shane's. His voice conveyed the attitude and magnetism that I envisioned Ethan Blackstone as having, perfectly! An absolute pleasure to listen to. (A double entendre MAY have been intentional in that one.)
The moment that moved me emotionally was when Ethan woke up from his nightmare with Brynne their to help him pull himself back together.
The funniest moment was his inner monologue on the pitfalls of a steady relationship when the female is experiencing her menstrual cycle or "dead week" as he called it.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Absolutely. The series is FANTASTIC.
A lot of reviewers compare books to 50 Shades of Gray (which I refuse to read) so I cannot compare it to that.
I do liken it to Sylvia Day's Crossfire series although this is a 3 part series with a completion/ending.
Ethan Blackstone has a problem on his hands. He’s broken Brynne's trust, and she’s left him. He's unwilling to live without her and isn’t giving up - he's dead-set on getting his beautiful American girl back.
The passion between them was explosive, but the secrets they hid from each other are dark and chilling, and are powerful enough to destroy their shot at a life together. With political threats now directed at Brynne, Ethan is running out of time and will need to gather all his strength and agility to protect her from the dangers that could take her away from him forever.
Will Ethan be able to save Brynne from a past that keeps her locked in fear? Will he ever feel the warmth of her touch, the solidity of her trust again? This is a lovestruck man who is willing to do whatever it takes to possess the heart of the woman he loves. He'll go to any lengths to protect her. He'll go all in.
Here is the fiery story of what happens when two people surrender to a love so great it can heal the scars of the past and give way to a life of pure, rapturous ecstasy.
I LOVE and own almost everything narrated by Grace Grant. She is FANTASTIC-and has an uncanny ability to do a believable male 'voice'.
Shane East did a good job as well-however, as with most male narration-the female characters may sound a bit like effeminate men. He does a better job than most and I've no complaints. He did a bang up job with Ethan and his British accent.
I waited a LONG time to purchase this series because the 1st book was only 3+ hours and the same price as the other two installments. I feel it is money well spent if you get the ENTIRE series.
Mature themes and strong language-fantastic!