So far I have listened to more than 5 hours of this 6+ hour book and absolutely nothing has happened except talk, talk, talk. I can't believe this was written by the original author - there are too many details from the previous books that are totally wrong. Much of this book is spent retelling in minuet detail what happened in the first 7 book, as if the "writer" can't think of a new story line. There should be a law... What a disappointing end to a great series.
I thought this book had lots of potential but the plot had some reality problems. I liked Lacey, the main female character a lot, who was smart, funny and strong. However, when her brother is murdered, the plot has her getting romantically involved with 2 her brother's childhood friends within days of the funeral. So not happening!!! Next, the 2 friends Mason & Tyler (2 sexy cops who secretly bisexual), spend more time trying to get Lacey in bed than investigating the murder of a fellow cop. Again, not happening. All the characters were interesting and believable; the story just need a reality check. Excellent narrator!
I found this book too unbelievable to enjoy. I can't see the FBI allowing an female agent to be subjected to sexual abuse in order to save another agent. I can't believe a professional dominant would instantly be trusted to help stage a rescue - a man who basically sells his services to strangers for sexual fulfillment. While well-written with amusing parts, the basic plot seemed juvenile.
Disguised as a romance, Surrender to Me is a disturbing book that preaches that women really want to be beaten, abused and humiliated in the name of love. Here are the rules: 1. Men have the right to dominate without regard. 2. Women give up all rights to their bodies when in a relationship, 3. It's okay to treat women worse than an animal as long as multiple orgasms are involved. 4. What men want is more important than anything else, 5. Women get turned on by abusive and aggressive behavior. While just a work of fiction, novels promoting more violence against women are unsettling, not entertainment.
Once again, Shayla Black almost wrote a really good book. Luke and Deke (cousins) were both fun and sexy. Kimber (tom boy nursing student) was refreshingly different from the typical lead female character - spunky, funny, strong. The problem: this intelligent, educated woman "wants" to learn about ménage so she can please an immature rock star that she hasn't seen in 5 years. Kimber "wants" to save her virginity for a childhood crush but "needs" to learn how to participate in orgies (since all rock stars do it), so she trusts 2 men she barely knows to teach her about oral and anal sex. What the hell? Please don't write a smart adult female character then have her do something only an immature teenager would think is a good idea. As always, Lexi Maynard was excellent as narrator.
The characters (both main and supporting) were interesting, the dialogue was snappy, and the plot could have been interesting & suspenseful. Both the writer and narrator are extremely talented. I tried to ignore the dom/sub stuff, which wasn't hard core, but I got bored with the emphasis on "toys and play". I kept wondering if Jack & Morgan could actually enjoy sex if stranded on deserted island without ropes, clamps, etc.
Main female character (age unknown) has never had an orgasm. She is supposedly old enough to own a cafe but not mature enough to seek counseling for an obvious problem? While her former boyfriend is looking for a solution, she just seems to whine. The writing was pretty good but the main character was not likable to me. I couldn't understand why old lover wants her back and a new man is even interested.
This book seemed to take place all in the head of the book store owner; it's one long monologue of the main character's feelings and thoughts. How horny she is, who she desires, what she wants (me,me,me). No details of age, appearance, back history to set the story in my mind. Just lots of rambling.
Well written characters, but I couldn't get past the part where an intelligent woman needs to feel extreme physical pain to enjoy sex. While I am all for freedom of choice, it gave me the creeps. The plot seemed to validate self destructive behavior by women and abuse by men. So not fun or romantic!
While I enjoyed most of Tart, I was confused in the beginning because I hadn't read the first book in this series. (Audible doesn't list Sway as book 1 but I understand it should be). Also some characters are a cross-over from the last book of the Brown Family series.
All the characters in this book were well written with humor and depth. The plot involves family, tragedy, friendship as well as lots of sex. The narrator was fine when reading the story but really bad trying to create different voices for individual characters, particularly the men.(Lucy Rivers has a pleasant voice & should stick to just reading the words) Only minor negative was the unbelievable part about the 2 boyhood friends were are bi-sexual yet never attracted to each other until they both want the same woman,
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