I am addicted to SEP audio books, and one reason was because of Anna Fields narration. While, she is still sincerely missed, and have no qualms or complaints with the new narrator. She's extremely talented! If you are a review reader, as I am, don't pay attention to the negative nancy. This book is wonderful! Fantastically developed main characters and laugh-out-loud supporting characters as well. This particular book is filled with returning characters from SEP older volumes, and because I enjoyed this one so much I ended up buying the other books just to know supporting characters' backgrounds. Once you have reached Part 2 you won't want to turn it off...I drove in my car for four hours one Sunday afternoon to finish this book.
I listened to "Beautiful Bastard" and enjoyed it immensely, so when "Beautiful Stranger" was released I downloaded immediately.
This novel was better...flat out better. Why, you ask...because the intimate encounters in this novel are not only steamy and delicious but OH SO CREATIVE! I don't mean to spoil the book for anyone so I cannot go into detail, but trust me when I say that scenes from this novel will get your wheels turning on how to spice up your own love life! I've literally never listened/read a novel that gave me sex like this and Bravo for that!
On a second note, I also believe this story was much more well thought out and planned then its predecessor and that is such a good thing to see, don't ya think? In "Beautiful Bastard" you are left to believe that these characters already really know one another, for the most part due to their work situation, but in "Beautiful Stranger" you really get to watch it all unfold before you and that is half of the fun!
And lastly, Cole's narration in his very realistic and very sexy british accent brings this audio to meet the highest of your expectations. He makes me want to check for other books narrated by him and just listen for the sake of listening despite its content!
As I finish up this review all it makes me want to do is start "Beautiful Stranger" from the beginning and experience it all over again...now that really says something.
This isn't just worth a credit...its worth your money...so download NOW!
For paranormal romance lovers you must Eat, Breathe, and Live for Kresley Cole's written word and the way Robert Petkoff reads it! I rarely find such a fantastic pairing or author/narrator and Cole/Petkoff are a match made in heaven! I have listened to all of the Immortal After Dark series available on Audible, I'm seriously addicted to living inside The Lore. The first installment of the Dacians just left me panting and begging for more of the high volume action and scorching sexual heat! Cole's novels really have everything you are looking for if this is your thing, if it isn't you should still try it to see if you may be converted. USE THE CREDIT NOW!
This novel is short and sweet. Its unabridged so you get the whole story but the perfect length for a short road trip or a day of spring cleaning. The title is what drew me in. Made me tilt my head and say "hmmm...interesting", and really it is.
The story is fun, funny, endearing, tugs at your heart strings just a little, and has you on the edge of your seat for a bit. It is surprisingly well rounded for less than 6 hours of listening and makes "love at first sight" seem like more of a possibility than a dream. This isn't a novel that will consume you but still good stuff, like eating a snack to hold you over until you're next fulfilling meal. Enjoy!
Writing this review for both Vincent Boy novels.
I didn't hate this book, I kinda liked it, and its very hot...but it makes me feel dirty and not in the good way
This is more erotic romance than mature YA romance. I like both genres but am unsettled by the two mixing. First love and vague details of their sweet pairing is great, but this was Teen Smut, like "Barely-legal" porn...I'm not wholly OK with that.
I myself was a sexually active teen, and teens being sexually active is not going to change, but that doesn't make it a good thing and this feels like encouragement! For a teenage girl, with little sexual experience, picking up the Vincent Boys novels could amp up her imagination to the point of thinking about little else. Its hard enough to get their hormones in check long enough to go do something productive and stories like this will kill the efforts.
Then if these novels are not marketed for teens then I feel a little like a pedophile, which is worse!
Make the decision for yourself. I'm not really trying to discourage the purchase of these novels, but I felt the need to share my feelings as a sort of warning incase someone possesses the same views.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of my all time favorite stories and is what brought me to this title. But this is a COMPLETELY different telling of venturing down to the fabeled under ground world, this story and the Lewis Carroll version actually have few things in common, and so my love for the original isn't what kept me listening. This story is more of an account of what "really happened" then what followed in the wake, and that was a very intriguing perspective. Its also great chick lit, very girl power, and a good allegory for discovering who you are and being true to your heart. Yet, for me, the best was the imagery. If reading or being told a story I can make the words turn into visions, like watching a movie in my head (I'm sure a lot of you know what this is like), and A.G. Howard describes her beautifully macabre Wonderland so artfully it is as if she's painting the scene. Howard's Wonderland is extremely dark, yet breathtakingly vibrant, and features characters/creatures you have never dreamed of but by her words can easily invision. I have not been brought to another completely imagined world so clearly since J.K. Rowling told me about the secret world of wizards and magic. Rowling managed to make her audience feel that there could be the slightest chance that world exists and Howard did the same with Wonderland.
IF none of the above draws you in, then just do it for Morpheus (A.K.A The Caterpillar) that deliciously devilish boy alone makes it worth the credit/money. Trust me.
Beautiful Disaster rocked my world and brought me into the mature YA genre, introducing me to so many great novels. So of course I had to experience this wonderful young romance all over again told from the other side and was not disappointed for even a second. For those who read/listen to "Beautiful Disaster" and think the same story from a different voice isn't worth your time, well Travis's view is incredible and brought me to so many emotional brinks but if not just for that the prologue and epilogue definitely makes this novel worth it. "Walking Disaster" began the trend of authors writing the male perspective of already published romances and for damn good reasons!
If you fell for strong fast talking bad ass Travis Maddox the first time then hearing his point of view and knowing the true depth of his heart will have you head over heels in love!
Holy crap this was bad! I want to give this novel no stars at all but Audible won't let you write a review with out putting at least 1 stupid star.
I didn't make it past the first 15 minutes!
I have been a faithful Audible listener since 2007, have some where around 300 titles, and have NEVER EVER heard a narrator this atrociously terrible. I cannot for the life of me understand how Ms. Rivers is employed as a narrator OR what the producers were smoking when hiring her! I don't even believe this story could be that great if the producers and publishers could care so little on the performance.
Another thing to incriminate this novel has the cover as seen on Audible is the same as Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning, which is not only a better story with a superior narrator but was released on audio first. The lack of effort put into this title is just pathetic.
Want to know the really sad part, I was out of credits and bought this one :'(
I saw an Audible commercial the other day stating if you don't like your selection they'll refund you, which I hadn't heard of before and really hope that doesn't just apply to first time listeners. I really don't even want the money, just an in-store credit to pick something worth the dollars spent.
This is adult Disney with out talking animals, and I adored it!
I am very eclectic in my likes. There are stories that speak to myself as a grown woman, then there are those that call to my inner little girl that still dreams of fairy-tales coming true, and neither is stronger than the other. "Prince Charming" managed to speak to both sides of my heart in equal parts. **Sigh** The whole thing was just fabulous really, my only complaint is that the 1st and 2nd novel in this series isn't available :(
I beg Audible to give me the complete collection of this fairy tale magic with the delicious adult twists because I need more! Please give me more!
This novel was so incredibly funny! From perfect sarcasm to dirty innuendoes to crazy mishaps, I couldn't stop laughing! This story isn't really deep or overly emotional but it is sexy, sweet, fun, and not ridiculously cheesy. In fact, at the moment it becomes to cheesy, when you're expecting all the pieces to fall into place, is when it doesn't! I loved it! The author proved that a perfect setting does not equal perfect ending, giving this story a real life quality. But don't let me scare you off, you definitely get your happy ending and its scorchingly hot!
OH! Before I forget, I have to say that all supporting and minor characters were wonderful and made this tale of fated love so well rounded. If you have a since of humor and need something feel-good, DO NOT pass this one up! Use credit/buy NOW!
My headline is something that you have to listen to this novel to understand in hopes of intriguing you enough to just go for it. I promise you won't regret it.
This novel is 80% sex. I like my sex, believe me, but typically when it's all eroticism paired with a weak story line and little character development I get disappointed then wish I hadn't bothered. For the amount of sex within this novel and it being less than 12 hours I SHOULD have been disappointed, but I wasn't and still can't really figure out why. This book is definitely H-O-T-T hot, I never doubted that, but some where along the way Christina Lauren managed to sneak in more and enthrall me. One thing I enjoyed that separates "Beautiful Bastard" from other erotic romance novels is that the reader/listener learns about the characters little by little. In most cases an author will share nearly everything to know in long drawn out monologs, as in here are your people this is who they are, what they look like, what they do, and now lets get in between the sheets. In Lauren's novel I was initially super confused as to what would lead to the first encounter then slowly I began to get it, and found that refreshing. This story has a Pride and Prejudice air to it; almost as if this is how Elizabeth and Darcy would have dealt with their dislike yet undeniable attraction today with our looser morals and lack of pomp and circumstance. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite love story ever, so maybe finding the similarities is what made me like this novel so much. One way or the other I found Bennet and Chloe to be realistic, intriguing, endearing, and their story really being one worth telling but just can't understand when that happened. "Beautiful Bastard" is definitely worth the credit or even spending the 12 bucks, so download it then let me know how you feel.
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