--------> Story and Characters Review:
The story is about an MBA graduate Carina Conte reencountered with her childhood crush and now boss, Maximus Gray, the Billionaire and CEO of a huge bakery chain in Italy and now America. The story is hooking from the very beginning... I can't stop listening.
Having been abandoned by his dad and sort of adopted by the Conte family, Max is a bit part of Carina's life when she grew up. Having a big crush on him is like a taboo, a forbidden fruit.. i think that's what kept me on edge all the time. Now that's she all grown up, it keeps me guessing.. would he, would he not fall for her now? Would she give up? And yet the sexual tension between the two never eases. It consumed me.
The Heroine is very adorable i can definitely relate to her personality and her way of thinking. The Hero is the usual all male dominant exterior but with a prince charming material on the in side that all girls dream about... can't complain much about that now can i? hmm yum.... lol
When it comes to some sexual encounters though, i find them to be a bit tacky and unoriginal. I'm not saying i didn't enjoy it.. just a bit tacky at times. The sexual details that the Hero prefers and some of the language that he uses are a bit influenced by today's most "trendy" sexual enigma, Fifty Shades of Grey. And the Heroine can be a bit of a submissive.. hmmm wait.. submissive can b a strong word. Maybe she's obedient? Just in the bed room though. and also none of the heavy whipping canning bdsm stuff too.. so you can also cross that off. It's just a raw sexual experience with a hint of Dom and Sub.
But as soon as i pushed through the cliche part, and just go with the ride.. i found it to be super hot!!!!!!! loved it! The chemistry is overloaded. Cute! Adorable! Romantic! Wrapped up in one!!!!!!!!!
--------> Performance Review:
Her tone of voice is very soothing and her accents, (Although is not spot on italian), is very adorable. Her energy is exuding that i can almost feel like the story is enfolding in front of me. I love her feminine husky tone.. really sexy. (I'm no lesbian but i got a vivid imagination?) lol...
For some reason I love this second book more than the first! Don't get me wrong I was totally crazy about the first one but this one.... Oh wow...
I always got a thing for men with British accent, and this was simply just... delicious!!! He is soooooooo sweet!!!
It was a beautiful easy listen... what a treat!!!!!
story was believable... characters were relatable... and it was so funny i was having a hard not shaking my bed and wake up my husband when i listened to this at night. it was light hearted, beautifully written, and very romantic piece from Molly Harper. LOVED IT!
Oh, and the narration was SPOT ON! she did it again :D
Omg!!! Where to begin?? This book totally consumed me. I didnt expect it to be this good!! I finished this book in like less than a day, if only I needed to use the bathroom or work or eat, I think I would finish it in 1 seating!
It is so rare for a book to drag out this kind of emotion from me these days, I've been reading so many books that it started to get predictable, but this book! Omg! I cried And weeped like a little girl! Seriously my husband walked into the room in shock seeing my mascara smeared face, i weeped and told him it was the book, he laughed but scooped me in his arms saying sweet nothing into my ears.. (I love him to death for that) About fifteen minutes later he walked in to check on me again, and I was laughing... It's that crazy good! Seriously, It's sooo good!
It was so different from the moment it started, it kept me on edge, kept me guessing, i squirmed and laughed and cringed and cried both happy and sad tears! it was soooooooooo sweet! I'm sure sth in me melts into a pile of goo when I finished!
I loveeee the characters development and the journey them both embarked on... The writer did a splendid job at revealing climaxes! They were very sneaky! Splendid! And the narration!!! Ughhh The story literally came to life! Not a thing about this listen I would complain if u ask me, besides the fact that it ended!!!
I wish Andrew was real! He was funny, sure of himself, wise, smart, musical and he has a heart of an angel!! And Camryn, the heroine, she's so strong and witty... She's very lovable! I love them both to bits!! Omg how I mourn that book is finished!?
If you liked The Note Book, or The Last Song or sth in that department, this book is totally for you!!!
I read this book in paperback a year ago... And as soon as it's released on audible, I downloaded and finished it (again) in 1 seating!
It was so hot and steamy! It was also so cute these two. The heroine has such strong personality and at times she challenges the hero to his limit. I'm on the edge of my seat the whole time holding my breath listening to them pushing eachother's buttons. It was simply delicious!! And Rydstrom, the hero of this book, he's just.... Ugh! Sooooo hawt! So sweet! He's all male and oh... So sexy!!! Omg
The book is action packed, the narration is spot on as always!! You've done it again Robert Petkoff!!
Tips: read book 5 first!
Warning: it's a cliff hanger!!
Please don't let my 3 stars rating stops you from buying this book though. Overall, I do kinda like it. Relisten to it though? Nahh.... But I did enjoy it. Did I want to strangle the heroine at times? Sure! Did the story become so unbelievable sometimes that I just want to smash my phone from pure annoyance? Hell yeah! But.... I did enjoy it.
The story started off with a bang! It came off so strong that the first few hours made me feel giddy and excited, but then that was all the positive reaction I got from it. From there on, it just spiraled down. I found the monologue to be too long, too much, too exaggerated, repetetive and way too dramatic. And the erupt ending didnt help the case.
Just don't expect too much, and I guess you'd enjoy it. It wasn't all that bad. I'm actually looking for the second book now... Unfortunately though I can't find any information about its releasing date, or if H M Ward is ever going to continue at all.
I pre-ordered this book a month ago and was on edge the whole time waiting for it to release. It doesnt disappint!!! This book is captivating! It twists, it turns and I very much enjoy the ride the author had brought me on.
Both hero and heroine were introduced in book 1 and had me totally convinced that Jaime was going to be a meek submissive shifter, but boy was I wrong! In this book, she was everything I secretly wish she turned out to be. Hero's personally had been consistent throughout both books. He's strong and domineering and an all male beta! it make me squirm when he grew to care so much about Jaime and he was soooo sweet and oh soooo sexy. *swallow*
Sex scenes were hot and heavy. You might need a fan for it!! Jill Redfield did a good job narrating as always!
I kinda wish there were more action to it like the first book though, if not more. but Its no biggy!! I still enjoyed it very very much!!!
After reading so many reviews i was a bit hesitant to buy it. But i took a chance and it turned out.... hmmm okay. I already knew what i was in for i think that's why i just went with it. No disappointment, cause i didn't expect anything more than what it had to offer.
if you're looking for 50 shades material? Maybe it resembles some.. with all the billionaire dom and mild bdsm plays.. but if you're looking for christian grey material, i don't think this fit the bill so much. Whatever incorporated in 50, it turned out to be a bit too extreme and debased here. The hero was just a f*cked up character. There was no dramatic childhood or explanation to how he became the way he was either... in plain writing he was just naturally f*cked up and selfish. Not really likable.
It wasn't a bad read though... just readable.
It was hot I could give it that much. There were so many sex scenes, if not the deed itself than thoughts of it. It should be under erotica and not romance.
Characters were unrealistic. Heroine had the weak doormat kind off characteristic but wasn't strong enough to build a personality that I could relate to. Didn't a trait or something that could dignify her as the heroine. The hero(s) were better explained and a bit more distinct to relate to. But still weren't strong enough to stand out.
There were no plausible plots from the second they met down to the end.
Not a total disappointment though, I gave this 3 stars because I liked the writing, and the hot encounters. They were rather creative and imaginative (ahem ahem)
GET IT if your into hot group sex!
I didn't like book 1, "Beautiful Disaster" that much... But after seeing so many good reviews, I took another chance. Didn't like it then, didn't like it now.
Too many unnecessary details... The plots were childish and seemed to be too immature. There were no ups and downs... The story just simply went on and then stopped. Like being read from a diary or sth.
Performance wise though was spot on. All the voices for different characters were distinct and exactly how I imagined it to be.
It wasn't bad overall... It had its moment and I enjoyed some of it.
It was a good read but not the best. Alot of the the plots I predicted materialized, totally decreased any chance of me loving it.
Too many cliche. I stopped reading halfway through. Not because it was a bad read... Just too predictable. I already knew what's the ending gonna be like.
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