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I read A LOT of reviews before deciding to "read" this book and it's follow up Seduced in the Dark. The idea of reading about sexual slavery was a little off-putting but the reviews were so convincing I had to find out for myself. This book was very thought provoking and sometimes it just made me mad! That being said I very early on identified and fell in love with the characters. Livy the suspected submissive turns out to be something else all together, although her survival instinct is strong. Caleb her kidnapper, in this book just shows us small portions of his true personality and we glimpse the man behind the beast. It kind of felt like a modern day beauty and the beast story but with a very dark point of view. As all good books do, this one made me laugh, cry and get extremely frustrated with the characters. There is some bondage and demeaning situations towards women and there is just enough of a back story to make you understand what makes Caleb the way he is. This story is not for the weak at heart and is the first of two books. My only complaint is the narrators male voice. It was just odd but not enough to stop me listening. Kudos to C.J. Roberts for tactfully addressing and telling a good story centered around very hard subject matter.
What a fun book! First let me say the narrator TOTALLY makes this listen worthwhile and I would have bought it for that alone. Second, it's a fun story with colorful characters, lots of action, drama, romance and adventure. Indy Savage is a "rock chick" who runs a local used book store (inherited) and coffee shop (added) but has a knack for getting herself into trouble. Raised by a cop father and best friends with Ali who has two bad boy brothers, there is opportunity for all kinds of shenanigans. After Indy's barista gets himself mixed up with the wrong crowd, Ali's security specialist brother Lee comes a calling and makes a deal with Indy to "protect her". Indy's been in love with Lee since she was five - enough said. The hilarity that ensues will keep you on the edge of your seat as you meet a crazy cat sitting Vietnam vet, Indy's adorable drag queen neighbors, lots of hot special agents and cops along with the mafia, and a few entertaining bad guys. There will be breaking and entering, stun gunning, gun shooting, murdering, high speed chasing, bar fighting, love making, pot smoking, rule breaking and all kinds of laughing out loud. Enjoy this lighthearted hilarious cast of character but at the time of writing this review, book two was not out. You will want to move onto the next part of the story so check before you buy!
First let me just say, don't start if you have to stop. I simply couldn't stop listening. This was a fun well written story from both POV's. Jack McLacklan is a wealthy Australian playboy who doesn't do long term relationships. Matter of fact, he doesn't even do real names. Laurelyn is a beautifully broken young American musician who travels with her best friend to Australia to take a break from her life. When Jack promises her the best three months of her life with no strings attached, she agrees. They are drawn to each other from the beginning and their story unfolds with humor and great sex. Lots of funny things happen along the way to keep the story interesting and fun. Of course as predicted, they both fall in love but are to stubborn to tell. Laurelyn ends up going home without Jack even knowing her name. AHHH, but don't be to disappointed you'll have many more hours of listening with the second book in the series. Don't start one without plans for the other, you'll like it just that much. There are several reviewers irritated with the Australian accent in the book but I didn't have much trouble with it once I was used to it. Just take the story for all it's worth and enjoy.
Forced to participate in "The Grab" to save her sister, Hallie is taken by a top ranking officer from the Valiant war ship. He collars her and claims her by simply saying "mine". Assuming the horror stories are true and the women taken by these warriors are made sex slaves and severely abused, Hallie fears the worst at the hands of her sky warrior. She wakes up chained to a bondage table but soon realizes the women taken are a great honor for these men and a prize hard won. Under the hands of her new Master, Hallie blossoms in her new life. Vicious is the perfect mate and sexual partner, always concerned for his wife's satisfaction and safety. This is actually a very sweet story full of humor, action and lots and lots and lots of steamy sex. It takes a little bit different point of view on bondage and sex games that I found thought provoking. I might caution a reader that the first portion of the book is just one sex scene after another. It does take a while for the actual story to develop but once it does it is pretty good. This book is followed by two more with basically the same story with different couples and I enjoyed all three. It was nice to get out and read something different. Thanks Lolita for including all the previous characters in the other stories as the series develops.
W.O.W. This is the fist book of three telling the story of This Man - Jesse Ward. His lady - Ava is a young interior design professional who comes to Jesse's business for some work. What she finds is a gorgeous, intimidating, tormented, overbearing, control freak who sets his sites on making Ava his. He maneuvers himself into her life by purchasing her latest project and their instant insatiable attraction is quite steamy. The story has the perfect balance of shock, awwww and what the? It's a fun loving and super sexy ride as the complicated character of Jesse unfolds before the innocent Ava. I truly enjoyed all three of these books and what makes them extra special is the narrator - Edita Brychta is FABULOUS! Hold on to your nickers, this one has some good twists and turns.
I love a book that catches me by surprise and this one definitely did! I'll not spoil it for anyone but I will say I was pleasantly surprised by the twist in this story. The story is written from both his and her perspectives and I like knowing what all the characters are thinking. Its physiologically challenging and makes you really think about life after a 20 year relationship. The leading man, Todd, is a complete jerk but I think is written much more like a real man than most women want. The reader gets a good perspective on how some men truly think through his character. I wanted to scream at Jodi on several occasions to stop being such a push over but she really come through for me in the end. The story overall is about the digression of a relationship, an affair with a younger woman and the eventual marital separation (with a twist!). If you're looking for something to break the monotony of your usual pace, I recommend this read. I hope you too will be surprised.
Sometimes in life you wake up and your best friend suddenly looks different, more attractive and life changes.....Rule and Shaw have never had that moment. They have loved each other from the beginning and tragedy almost tears them apart but they are able to rebuild from a single thread. This is your typical good girl, bad boy scenario and is a satisfying, sweet and sexy story. Lighthearted and full of good dialogue, I enjoyed this book immensely. You will meet a fun cast of characters, you will watch caterpillars turn into butterflies and I hope you enjoy the ride. I'm looking forward to getting to know more of Jay's marked men and the women who love them!
White Trash Zombie is a fun story about Angel a strung out junkie who is turned into a Zombie but doesn't know by whom. Although her reaction to being turned is less than believable, the story is fun with a good cast of characters. There is a mystery to be solved, a life to be lived (undead of course) and lots of silliness to be had. You will get to watch Angel grow up a little bit and make some hard decisions about life. There's no romance but there are plenty of relationship issues addressed in this story. The end is a fun twist you won't see coming and the author does a good job of keeping the reader guessing about who exactly turned Angel. This is a good start to this new series and the book stands alone well without some crazy cliffhanger at the end. I give Rowland kudos for thinking up something a little different! I'm looking forward to finding out what comes next.
THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOU CRY! But not in a bad way. The story of Lou and Will is one of SELF; self discovery, self destruction, selfishness and selflessness. Lou and Will are two people who could not need each others strengths more. She is consistently put down by her family and lives in the shadow of her younger sister. He is a man who lived life large and now is confined to a wheelchair and requires constant care. She is the woman who sees Will as a man while he sees her as a woman who needs only to be confidence. Together they go on a journey of self discovery through their working relationship that is honest, raw, sweet and sometimes frustrating. The dialogue is funny and touching written with real honesty. Moyes handles the paraplegic topic with care and consideration, doing a wonderful job of helping the reader understand. The narration is wonderful. The book will consistently surprise you with what happens next. I suspect this book is bound to be a classic and reminds me a little of Jodi Picoult's writing. In all honesty, the ending did tear me up a bit but I promise this will not be a story easily forgotten. Thank you Jojo Moyes!
This was a light read that I enjoyed very much. The story was quite creative and finally someone came up with a unique life situation. Rook is herself quite a Tragic story. Girl on the streets in desperate need of a break that comes in the form of an erotic photo agency. Ronin becomes her partner, protector and helps Rook build herself back up after being beaten down by life. I found the story erotic but not nasty, sweet with a bit of grit. The secondary characters are interesting and well developed and hopefully we'll get to know them better in the next book It's not super long so I was able to listen in one day while I cleaned house. Looking for a New Adult Romance? Try peeking into Rook and Ronin's life, I think you'll find it quite interesting....
First, I bought this book because it was the daily deal. Second, I'm glad I didn't waste a credit on it. The road is set in post apocalyptic times. The reader is never told exactly what happened to create the situation, nor are they told exactly were the characters are. It's essentially a book set in nowhere, some time in the future with very little back story. That being said, the writing is vivid and beautiful but with essentially no story. We follow a man and his child trying to get to the coast hoping that something will be there. They run into a few other characters on the road, none of which are well developed and they have very little interaction with them. The author gives small glimpses into occurrences prior to the trip, but leaves the reader with more questions than answers. I kept waiting for something to happen, for the plot to thicken, for the zombies to come out....ANYTHING would have been better than the nothing this story left me with. The writing talent of this author is undeniable when it comes to painting a picture. I could often see myself standing beside the characters due to the vivid descriptions. If beautiful words and descriptions are all you need, by all means give this book a try. If a well developed story line is important, I'd skip it.
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