I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
This installment in the trilogy brings mystery, whodunnit factors, and a lot of hot sex.
I didn't think I could find a series as "stimulating" as the Crossfire series but wow... this outdid it in my opinion. The ending is satisfying though there is some heartbreak thrown in for good measure. Not spoiling it.
Retired evidently sounds better than disabled.. It's a knee thing. Bone on bone, baby. Not a good candidate for surgery (health issues)..
It was last week when I heard the books. Can't give three words. I bought 7 books, that were all chained together in some way.
All were exceptional a can give any specific why.
All narrators have good aspects.
Can't really think of any certain moment. They were all good, if you keep an open mind.
Read all of these books. The two series plus the novella. I dislike novella books.
The third and final book in the Stark Trilogy has back stepped a little for me; it wasn't as good as the second book, but still better than the first.
** spoiler alert**
It starts off with the drama of the trial in Germany, and with the amount of build up for it and the seriousness of a murder trial you'd expect that to play a large roll in the book... but no, day 1 of the trial and it's suddenly dismissed. Done, lets go home. Seriously? I think it should have taken up more of the storyline. I get that the reason the trial was dismissed takes over the drama portion of the story, it just seems like such a big thing that was too easily dismissed.
When they finally come out of their protective bubble there are several issues distressing the couple, and it seemed that drama is hitting them from all sides. Constant rumors popping up in the tabloids, his ex girlfriends, and the threat of Damien's past going public, not to mention some crazy person stalking Nikki.
Damien is slowly starting to open up to Nikki; Nikki is finally taking the steps to being her own boss, and despite all the drama surrounding them they seem to be happy. At one point in this book though, I almost feel like they've adopted Jaimie - taking her on a mini vacation, staying at the house with them, wrecking the Ferrari. sigh.
The whole book just had this blah vibe to me, another billionaire dom with a tortured past getting his happily ever after... There were some suspenseful moments that caught me off guard, Sophia in particular. I knew she was behind it, just didn't expect her to be in plain sight the whole time. A lot of it you could see coming and that's a bit disappointing. There were so many potentially good plots I could visualize that it's almost sad nothing came from them.
All in all it was a good series, nice for a few days of reading. It's not spectacular, I don't want to read it again or see a movie made out of it, but just another check off my list of books
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review
"Our desire runs deep. But our secrets cut close.
"Beautiful, strong, and commanding, Damien Stark fills a void in me that no other man can touch. His fierce cravings push me beyond the brink of bliss - and unleash a wild passion that utterly consumes us both.
"Yet beneath his need for dominance, he carries the wounds of a painful past. Haunted by a legacy of dark secrets and broken trust, he seeks release in our shared ecstasy, the heat between us burning stronger each day.
"Our attraction is undeniable, our obsession inevitable. Yet not even Damien can run from his ghosts, or shield us from the dangers yet to come."
While this is not an original concept or storyline there were unique issues that kept me interested. This third installment tied up everything that was left up in the air in the previous books. I'm not sure what the fourth (3.5) novella Take Me will entail however at $1.95 I'll listen ... stay tuned...
Complete Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
Depth of character as portrayed through the excellent narration
When Sophia confronted Nicki
Her diction, emotion and pace helped paint each character and complimented the colors of emotion presented as the story evolved.
The Narrator made the audible version one of the best that I have listened to.
The narrator was fine, but by the time I got through the 3rd book, I was tired of hearing her because of the sexual content.
In the whole series, there were probably four interesting scenarios. The rest was just gratuitous sex.
This series should have been done in one book, not 3. I certainly don't have an aversion to sexual content, but this bordered on the ridiculous. I only read them through because I had paid good money and could do other things while listening. In the future I will listen to one book first before buying all in a series. I would not recommend this series to anyone.
Painful, Wonderful and Gripping
This story talked about a subject/ailment that I am completely unfamiliar with. The coping mechanism for the lead character for how she deals with stress and painful subjects is alien to me so I was intrigued.
Ms. Willingham was able to transition the characters from one point to another without losing me so I always knew what was going on.
Ms. Willingham did a great job.
I felt mostly sadness for Nikki but Damien does in fact turn the story around in to something more happy even with his own issues.
I did very much enjoy the series even with the alien subject for how Nikki copes with stress/painful subjects. I was intrigued through out the book and did not want to put it down. Dare I say I loved the series?? Yes
a better story line
Nikki is a recovering cutter, so am I and thats what drew me to this series in the begining. I continued to listen to the rest of the books waiting to hear the strength that Nikki should have shown and never gound it. She instead continued to be a VICTIM of her own fears. J. Kenner could have made her more of a fighter and an example to women because in my opinion she wasnt.
as long as she is not confusing whispering with what should be a sexy voice
i get that Nikki had a bad childhood but WTF must she relate EVERYTHING that she goes through in life to her childhood. No one said that life was supposed to be easy and isnt part of her recovery supposed to be her learning how to cope in healthier ways? I guess I just cant deal with women that love to play the "I'm a victim of my circumstances and to weak to deal with it" role. I am a strong woman that has lived through a lot worse than being forces by my mommy to participate in pagents and I have come out on the other side STRONGER and ready to FIGHT no matter what comes at me. and that is the kind of character that want to relate to.
I would have cut & changed the ending.
Loved the 1st 2 books in the Stark Trilogy. Just feel like the 3rd was a quick put together. All though it did clear up some of the things from the previous books....I expected a totally different ending. What I expected....not sure, BUT, it should have been a different ending. It left me saying tomyself....(without spoiling it)WE KNEW THAT ALREADY!!
If you've read my review of the other two books in the series, you know already I cannot say enough good things about the narrator, Sofia Willingham. Her narration is just outstanding to listen to - so pleasant, sexy, multiple characters easily envisioned.
This final book has lots of surprises in the plot I never saw coming, and the way the author wraps it all up at the end is satisfying. I wish the story would continue, and that Ms. Wilingham had more material on Audible.
Highly recommend the whole series.