Tortured Rock Star!
I really enjoyed the scene at the club owned by a friend's parents where a "Your Toxic Sequel" cover band was playing. The part where Lucas was watching Sienna when he was singing.
This is the first performance of Elizabeth Louise's that I have heard.
She survived her own demons, can they survive his together.
First and foremost - the male cover model for this book (among so many others) is Dusan Novakovic.
The Narrator did a very good job with this book. Being a female narrator, she still managed to do a believable male POV. It was NOT overdone as some narrator's tend to do. It's very important to me that I enjoy who I'm listening to as well as enjoying the story itself. Well done Elizabeth Louise, your performance was great.
Okay - Devoured by Emily Snow is a somewhat steamy romance novel about a rock star, Lucas Wolfe, and his one that got away, Sienna Jensen. I went into this book loving it. Yeah, Sienna was a little whiny and Lucas was a bit of an ass-hat, but you just know it's going somewhere. There cannot be a happy ending if the book starts out with nothing to improve on. I read some of the reviews that were complaining about the insecurities of Sienna or whatever. I disagree, but then I'm not an overly critical person. Not always a good thing if you make a habit of posting reviews. Oh well.
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the crappy family life and the overcoming adversity and the tortured souls etc. Sienna has her funny moments...
This is the second time this evening I’ve felt bad for offending Kylie and if this time is anything like the first, she’s about to punch me square in the vagina.
There's enough sexual tension between Lucas and Sienna to drive you crazy...
Lucas spears a fork into his salad and takes a bite. I study the way he chews—slow, deliberate movements. Tiny flicks of his tongue that causes my body to burn. He turns eating, something that is so basic, into a seductive art. I catch myself sinking my teeth into my own lip as I imagine him drawing it in between his teeth.
And I find myself wanting to wake-up. Wanting to open my eyes and kiss him. Wanting him to devour me just a little more.
I am definitely eagerly awaiting the release of book two, Consumed
The story of Jamie & Claire as they settle at Fraser's ridge and their epic love continues to grow and prosper.
I have never read another book that can compare to this series in complexity or in the depth of characters that makes them so much a part of you.
Davina Porter is perfect for this series. She can be a hoity-toity, posh Brit in one breath a deep roguish Scott the next. Her voice, when performing, becomes sexless. That is to say she does both male and female characters so well that you can almost forget you're listening to someone read to you. The words become a movie in your head
I have no idea what else to call this - um, "Fraser's Ridge, A Historical Account"...Wouldn't sell anything but describes much of the story.
A lengthy read full of facts and happenings, but still extremely enjoyable and worth the read.
Hopelessly, tragically beautiful!
Losing Hope - This plot is one I have not come across before, so as Losing Hope is the same tale from the boy's POV, then that is all I fell I can compare it to.
I did enjoy her performance. She embodies the emotions of Sky very well. You get sucked into the story and forget that your listening to someone reading it to you. She also does well with the male voices in the book.
What will be left when her darkest secrets tear her apart?
It was a great book - perhaps not my top five, but definitely in my favorites.
Um, Hopeless as it is the same story from the boy's POV. The story, in my honest opinion, was somewhat unique. It was definitely not a plot I have read before so it doesn't compare.
Holder - He gets into the emotion that Holder feels for Sky. I tend to really not enjoy when male performers do girl voices.
Is there enough Hope left for Sky?
Love conquers all!
Oh, I don't think I've really ever read anything quite like this. Um, the abuse both characters suffered in Jessica Sorensen's "Callie & Kayden" series and maybe Julianne's painful experience in Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard.
The scene where they were dancing in the hotel room and probably the very last scene in the book which I won't describe due to spoilers.
This book hurt. People suffer the abuse that Cass suffered every day, it's tragic, but at least for a fairy tale moment this girl found her handsome white knight to rescue her along the way. Well, it wasn't smooth going in the book either. There were loads of speed bumps along the way.But, it made for an excellent story.
Grace Grant is an excellent performer and I find myself looking for audiobooks that she specifically has narrated. The skills of the performer make a huge difference for the book and she is just fantastic!
Would you listen to If I Were You again? Why?
If there was a large gap between reading the novels I might. This is already my second time reading this story.
What did you like best about this story?
I like the tension between Sarah and Chris. They both are really into each other but they have so many walls up around themselves they struggle to get close.
What about Grace Grant’s performance did you like?
I really enjoy listening to Grace Grant. She has narrated the majority of the last few books I have listened to. I would definitely listen to her again.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This book keeps you on edge, almost constantly. You have no clue what happened to Rebecca, you don't know if Sarah is in danger or just paranoid.
Audible Audiobook "Review: Thoughtless"
Would you listen to Thoughtless again? Why?
No - I don't think I would listen to Thoughtless again. It was a very difficult story for me to be a part of. Something about the depth of emotions inside this love triangle was too much for me. It was a very difficult book for me in parts.
Would you recommend Thoughtless to your friends? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend it. My recommendation would be heavily laced with multiple warnings about the previously mentioned love triangle and about the deep emotional places this could take you.
Which character – as performed by Rebekkah Ross – was your favorite?
I have to say that Denny was my favorite because she didn't butcher the Australian accent. She did a really great job with all the characters but I enjoyed listening to her perform Denny the most.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No - I usually listen on my commute and, if possible I'll try for times beyond that. This book was painful and I don't know if I could have handled it without multiple breaks along the way.
Any additional comments?
I keep mentioning how uncomfortable this book was for me, but I also need to say it was a great story. S.C. Stephens obviously wrote a great book if she could get me that invested in their lives.
“You…the only woman I’ve ever loved…ever. You thought I’d toss that out? Do you really think anyone in this world, compares to you in my eyes?”
With a heavy breath, I returned his intense gaze, his eyes smoldering in a way that made me weak. “You wreck me,” he growled, crashing his lips back down to mine.
Yes - This is a fantastic series full of heat, passion, desperation, and is all tied up in a happy ending.
I like Ethan - He has been my favorite part of all these stories so far. He is so bloody British and alpha and sex on a stick!
I have heard both of these narrators perform before. This was just as great as the others. Grace can become each of the characters without her performance sounding forced. Shane's voice is sexy, and where I NEVER love a male doing a female voice, his wasn't terrible and did not take away from the performance.
The moment at the restaurant with her friends Benny & Gaby when Brynne answered her mothers call and Benny ends up on his phone with Ethan. That was a tough moment.
Read the series - just read it!
Yes, I might listen to Entwined With You again, time allowing, just before book four will be released.
Of the books I have read, I would compare Entwined With you to "All In" and "Eyes Wide Open" by Raine Miller.
Jill Redfield is an excellent audiobook performer. Her voice can transition through the characters without sounding forced or fake. She IS Gideon, she IS Eva. It was a pleasure to listen to.
Gideon has done everything to be with Eva and keep her safe but WIll it be enough?
*Smiles* I have recommended this book to every friend I have that reads if they haven't already read it.
Ethan Blackstone is my favorite character. He is such a strong alpha caveman with such depth of emotion and feeling it's almost hard to unite the two. Unless of course you are Brynne Bennett.
I have heard Grace Grant before when listening to Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren and I really liked her performance then. She becomes the character without overdoing it and allows the story to play out in your mind with such ease it's a pleasure to listen to her.
Shane East - Well, I'm English. I grew up hearing English accents, they were NO BIG DEAL! The past 20 years spent in the United States, however, has caused me to find immense pleasure in listening to a crisp accent like Shane's. His voice conveyed the attitude and magnetism that I envisioned Ethan Blackstone as having, perfectly! An absolute pleasure to listen to. (A double entendre MAY have been intentional in that one.)
The moment that moved me emotionally was when Ethan woke up from his nightmare with Brynne their to help him pull himself back together.
The funniest moment was his inner monologue on the pitfalls of a steady relationship when the female is experiencing her menstrual cycle or "dead week" as he called it.
He did what?!?
In the first book we met Gideon and he was distant, cold, economical. By the end of book one, we sort of know better, but only barely. In this book we finally get to see who he is, inside, because of Eva. He is no longer a cold calculating billionaire, he is molten lava hot for Eva and will do anything, I repeat, ANYTHING, for her. I liked the angsty feelings that dredged up whilst reading this. It had been a while since I read book one and two and I am re-reading these before I begin book three. I forgot just how awesome Gideon is.
Her smooth voice and slight character changes can almost make the words play out like a movie in your head.
It's a re-read for me so I pretty much knew what was coming. However, the fact that Brett happens to be in love with Eva when she was thinking this whole time she was just one of the many girls he was having was bittersweet. ***SPOILER BELOW***When Gideon sees them kissing he charges and attacks Brett,and even though she didn't start the kiss and had just pulled away realizing it's ONLY Gideon she wants, you have to wonder what this now means for Eva and Gideon..."I'd caused that. I had turned the warm, wickedly playful man who'd enchanted me all evening into the cold murderous fighter in front of me."And then the ride in the limo after they pick Gideon back up...Holy Hotness...*fanning face*...WOW! He asks her over and over "Why, Eva?" and she tells him "I don't know" and a sexual battle ensues and she finally breaks down. That was intense!
Read this series!!! It's awesome!
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