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.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
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!
Say something about yourself!
it's probably alright if you have read other "fifty shades "style books
Pace too slow
the good thing about it was the narrators
This story continues to shadow 50 Shades to the point that the book is even mentioned here. Very disappointing. First book ended SURPRISINGLY with her leaving him. Yes I know. Of course she does. Then the second book continues with a threat to her life which demands additional security for the female character. Yet another SURPRISE!!! The female character is an only child while the male character has a sister and a male cousin who is almost like a brother to him and the trio plus Brynne are very similar to you know which other book. Not original at all!!! Let me guess, hmmmmm. The person who is after Brynne is her friend from the coffee shop. Not sure but the suspense is killing me, NOT.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
I have not read the print version.
The reunion of Ethan and Brynne......
Grace narrated book 1 and I really love her..even her Ethan is superb. Shane narrated book 2 and though his Ethan was good, his Brynne was not the best.
No this was a pretty mellow book with a lot of history of the characters coming out and the ending really, really leaves you hanging....I thought the battery to my ipod went dead, but there is a book 3 isn't there!
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The Narrators really brought the characters to life for me and I was engaged through the entire book. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
Repetitive sex, sex for sex's sake. Come on. Boring. Been there done that for the past 50 pages.
Lack of character of Female character. At the most she was SO F*cking BEAUTIFUL. As Ethan loved to yell all the time.
Ethan - very solidly devoted, intense. Interesting having the story told from male POV.
Annoyance, frustration, that women would buy in to such crap. Once dimensional female character.
Cannot believe that a woman who has her life defined by a particular sexual trauma would be the sexual hot potato that this character is.