Excellent book - this was an audio book for me. I really enjoyed this one. Dahlia's relationship with Ben, Dahlia's tragic past, River's and Dahlia's instant, soul deep attraction.
Started out great, ended even better. Loved it!
Captivating, sexy, and sweet
I really enjoyed the male and female narration. Overall, this was a very sweet story. It was well worth my credit.
I certainly would not recommend it to anyone.
This story went from boring to boring and pornographic.
Will do anything for books!
This book was AWESOME!! Okay, so I was crying my eyes out through the first third, and honestly, wanted to quit several times or skip ahead because it was so painful, but hold on!!! Redemption awaits! Dahlia is an amazing woman, she grows and matures right before our eyes. River is just what she needs when she needs him. I don't want to say too much because though I searched for spoilers just to get through the first few chapters to know it would all be okay, I won't do that to you! My heart broke and was put back together, then shocked at the end. This is a HUGE cliffhanger, but thankfully the second book is already out so just buy both at the same time and save yourself the five minutes of sheer stress at the end trying to buy it and download it while you are freaking out.
There are amazing sub-characters in this book, and as we will see in future this will be a series involving some of these other characters. The first two books that are out now do bring us to the conclusion of this couple, so don't despair. The next books to come are about other couples. I personally can not handle a cliffhanger, so I wait until the conclusions are released (usually).
The first part of the book is from Dahlia's POV and the second part (maybe last third?) is from River's POV, then we get an epilogue from Ben.
I LOVE to get both POV's in a book, doesn't always happen and I'm okay with that, but I do love it. Though honestly, Christian Foxes' female voices always sound a bit strange to me, but I deal because his male voice is good.
About the narrator: Okay, so I thought she did well, her voice was good, inflections were good and all that, this seems a bit petty to me and I hate that but I noticed so I will mention it. I could hear her breaths, strange I know, but a few times I was distracted wondering if she had asthma. I mean no disrespect in that, I just thought that the breaths were louder than they should have been and I think that is probably usually dealt with in production and editing so not her fault as much as an editing issue.
Just loved it! Pulls you in and takes you on an emotional ride. Such a great story with all the steamy stuff too, perfect balance. I also really liked that we are able to listen through different character points of view.
Great love at first sight story. From the moment River & Dahlia meet you're cheering for them even though she's with her childhood sweetheart Ben. But when something happens to Ben she has a hard time dealing with everything until River comes back into Dahlia's live. What makes this book so amazing is that it's not just a love story but also a mystery. One that you don't see coming til the end of the book making it truly one of the best books I've ever read.
Wife, mom, and book lover
I love a book that tugs at all my emotions and has me rooting for the characters...this was an emotional one buy sooooo worth it!
Someone comfortable with the word "adorable" being used 100k times.
Something written by Jane Austen to remind me that romance and story are not mutually exclusive...and that some writers have above a 4 th grade vocabulary.
The story and dialogue was so bad that I couldn't even focus on narrator
Any that (again and again?) have either character biting their lips. Seriously.
Don't bother with this book.
This book has it all. It will make you sad, laugh and hot throughout the entire book. This story is a bit like the book “Thoughtless” with a different storyline (no cheating). I really enjoyed it. You will be torn between Ben and River. They are both characters that you want to love. Dahlia has had a life filled with tragedy. The author makes you understand her turmoil and you feel deeply for this character. I will admit that some parts were a bit long as you wait for something to happen but you needed it in order to make the connection between Ben and Dahlia and then again with River and Dahlia. The connection between River and Dahlia is steamy, romantic and sexy. You cannot help falling in love with him. Some parts have you anticipating that something is going to happen and you wait with expectation. There are some twists to the story but it is mostly a love story and then bam you get the big twist. The ending will rock you and I cannot wait to get the second book. I know people don't like cliff hangers. I don't like waiting for audible to get the next book. This is a yes from me. I am glad I listened to the reviewers on this one.
I was really surprised how much I liked this book. First the narrators we good. I like Veronica Meunch and Christian Fox. Most romance narrators are awful but these two got the tone just right. River Wilde is now one of my favorite romantic leads. It's a great story (gets some tissues for the first few chapters) with a interesting twist at the end.