This was not romance or erotica it was porn. Clare Claremont's middle eastern accents were unbelievably bad.
Definately. Lora Leigh needs to find new story lines and maybe widen her vocabulary. I'm sure she could find more sensual ways to describe the female anatomy.
I don't think that even Davina Porter could have saved this book.
The list is endless.
Now that Audible has grouped many diverse books under the Contemporary Romance banner I have found myself straying off into genre's I would not normally preview.
I read Rough Canvas because of the recommendation of other reviewers- it was a leap of faith because until FSOG (which I know most of the female population have read) I would never venture into the section where the books are usually kept under the counter. But after discovering this series I know I will be reading many more of Joey Hill's books.
Rough Canvas is a book of many levels - BDSM , the D/s lifestyle, family love and dynamics, friendship and commitment, violence and misunderstanding, and the most surprising for me - God and faith.
I would recommend this book because it is harsh and loving, brutal and beautiful, full of hope and despair but ultimately of completed by love and acceptance.
It is really hard to choose between Marcus and Thomas. Marcus is the Dom and the Master and yet Thomas is the strength and the power.
I can't possibly put it down to one scene. This book was complex - each scene relying on the next to bring us further intrigue, frustration, tears, love, anger and finally acceptance.
To be able to take on all that was going on in this book it would be impossible to read/listen to it in one sitting. In some places it was so confronting that I needed to walk away and regroup. This is a book I will need to listen to again because I'm sure there are parts that will become more clear the second time around.
This book mentions Josh and Lauren from Holding the Cards (first book in the series) and so I guess I will need to download that book which I know in turn will lead onto the reading the whole series.
If you want to read a really thought provoking book then this is the one for you. If the BDSM scenes are too much - just skip them - no foul in that!
Captive in the Dark is a truly disturbing story and so the book isn't one you love but just like the proverbial train wreck, you just have to keep reading.
I was so pleased that Livy fought for her freedom - even though it didn't work out for her - at least she tried.
Emily Durante's narration gave Livy's character an intensity that was necessary to convey the desperation, elation, frustration and terror that was Livy's life.
There is no way I could listen to this book in one sitting - it was way too intense.
Be warned that this is not a feel good romance - but if you are able to separate yourself from the story it is an excellent read.
I apologise to the author for rating this book at one star but I didn't realise this book was a gay romance when I bought it. There was no mention of its genre in the book's promotion blurb.
I don't usually read this genre. The plot sounded great just not my type of book.
Narrator sounded OK on the sample piece.
Audible needs to ensure that books are promoted to the intended audience.
After reading some of the reviews I was reluctant to purchase 'Revealing us', but in the end I had been waiting so long for this book to come out and really wanted to know if Chris and Sarah overcame all the was behind/ahead of them.
I am really glad I didn't take too much notice of the other reviews because this book was so good - it was well written and further expanded on the lives of those we have come to know over the past two books - or more if you have read Rebecca's Journal's.
Yes - Chris's secret may have not been what people were expecting but then for him it was a heavy burden to bear.
I won't go too far into the story because that would spoil it for others but I will say that the book is worth listening to - make your own assessment and don't be put off by the views of others.
I don't know of another book I have read that is too much like this one. I guess the closest would be the Blackstone Trilogy.
Grace Grant was excellent as always.
I wouldn't like to see this made into a film - so much is lost when a book is made into a film. I have my own interpretation of the characters in these books and I'm sure that they wouldn't be the same as how they would be portrayed in a film.
I noticed some reviewers were upset that there is another book to follow what they assumed was a trilogy. For me - I can't wait for Ella's story!
Listening to this book was like watching a horror movie - you really didn't want to know who was hiding behind the door but you couldn't turn your eyes away. For this reason I am sure there are small parts of this book that I missed and so I know I will listen to it again.
'She Can Scream' was extremely well written and as with other books in this series it had that 'I didn't see that coming' edge to it.
Most memorable was when the killer made himself known - he was the last person I thought of.
I guess my favourite scene was when Brooke and Luke were able to see that what had happened to them in the past was something that while terrible and shattering - was not something they could have prevented from happening. It's great to know that there lives will not be forever ruled by moments in the past.
You can scream but you cannot hide!
Amy Rubinate's narration was excellent. 'She Can Scream' is well worth the credit.
I am so pleased I found this series - Turn To Me continues on from the first book in the series No Turning Back. This series rates highly amongst the other books in this genre that I have read. It has all the elements that make a book a real page turner - one that keeps you up late and gives you something to look forward to.
I enjoyed the intrigue that was woven throughout the story. But at the same time I also found that I wanted to hit Kathleen over the head as she kept excusing Blane's behaviour but a the same time keeps Kade on the hook but at arms length. This is a love triangle that will only cause heartache.
I didn't have a favourite scene - the whole book was fast moving, full of suspense and with a wholesome dollop of romance.
I did find myself smirking at parts of this book - many due I think to Angela Dawes fabulous narration. Tiffany Snow has written this book with a huge amount of first person dialogue and this has given the narrator a chance to give Kathleen Turner a very unique character.
I guess my only comment is that because this is a series it can become frustrating waiting for the next book - unfortunately we now live in a society that expects instant gratification - so I guess I will just have to learn to be patient.
No way you can sum this book up in three words. It was fast paced, thrilling, full of suspense, moments of humor and some hot romance. Not to mention two gorgeous men and a very sassy leading lady.
At the beginning I thought I had worked out what was going on but the plot had so many twists and turns that it soon became obvious that I had no idea.
Angela Dawe is one of my favourite narrators and this book would be one of her best. Her characterisation of Kathleen Turner was amazing - I felt like I was part of the book and part of the story.
I didn't have an extreme reaction to the book but I really enjoyed both the suspense and the humor and I think this was due both to Tiffany Snow's excellent writing and Angela Dawe's expressive narration.
I was looking out for a new author and series to follow and Tiffany Snow fits the bill very nicely.
After reading the other reviews I had high expectations of Take Me, but I was really disappointed - the book was flat and lacked the spark that makes you want to keep listening despite the late hour and lack of sleep.
The narration by Grace Grant was superb as always, but Ian MacLaren sounded like he was bored and just wanted to finish up and go home.
I am a huge fan of Bella Andre but this book lacked the usual finesse that I have come to expect from her writing.
To make the most of 'Being Me' you really need to read 'If I Were You' first - and even further on from that it is worth reading 'Rebecca's Diaries' before you read 'Being Me' . Rebecca's Diaries aren't available as an audiobook but I found them on Amazon kindle.
Now for the review. Being Me follows on directly from If I Were You. It delves more deeply into the lives of Sara and Chris and how their past will ultimately effect their future. Many of the questions raised in 'If I Were You' are answered in this book.
We find out who Master is though I guess we all had him pegged from book 1. We also find out what happened to Rebecca and as others have remarked - I didn't see that one coming either.
These books are very much like FSOG in that there is a strong BDSM element, a millionaire with a tortured soul, a beautiful young woman and a love story- but that is were the similarity ends. These books have suspense, intrigue and characters that have been developed by strong storylines.
I really enjoyed listening to this book though there is no way I could do it in one sitting - some of it was a bit too dark for me - but as I said it was a great book and I am looking forward to the third book in September.
From the 'dust cover' of this book (bare chested man and dreamy faced woman) I presumed this book was hot and steamy with no storyline. How wrong could I be!
Yes the story was hot but it also tackled the distressing issue of domestic violence. The story followed Cassie Gambol as she attempts to get on with her new life after leaving a violent marriage.
While I wouldn't rate this book as my number one, it is a read that gets you in.
The Chase family and especially their mother Polly are a tight unit that care deeply for each other. The men of the family are all alpha males - buff and beautiful. The women are funny and gorgeous - the adult version the Waltens.
I guess the best part of this book is the fact that each character is so well defined that the reader is compelled to keep reading just to find out what comes next.
There is a storyline to this book - yes there is hot steamy sex - but there is also life, compassion, family and fun.
This is the first time I have listened to Aletha George and I am now her number one fan. I love Aletha's southern accent - her Polly Chase character had me in stitches.
Polly Chase - you rock!
Now that I have started on the Chase family series I guess I will download them all. These books are stories about a family (hot family I must admit). It is a pity that all the dust jackets for these books are bare chested hunky men because I'm sure some readers will give the books a miss thinking they are all sex and no storyline.
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