I liked that it was a good old fashioned bodice ripper, just like the title suggests. What I didn't like was the performance. All the mispronounced words, the inconsistency of pronunciation and the fact that I couldn't tell one character from the other. Some of the characters spoke in dialect, and those particularly sounded uninspired and passionless. Really, if it's going to take place in olden days of England then use an accent, or hire one.
I liked Jack a lot. She's spunky, but oh so human.
I want a new species! Tiger is so sexy and the story, although light, really captures the imagination. Laurann Dohner has created a very believable world with hot hunky creatures that makes reality look wanting. I love how Tiger fights his "wants" and gives in to his "desires".
Claimed was such a great story, so detailed, so involved, so sexy! I really got caught up in the story, but just didn't feel the narrator was right. The lead male voice sounded, at times, like the parody of an alpha male, though her voice and characterization of the brother worked really well. If you like sci-fi romance, with some intrigue, this is a good listen.
Smiley is a sweet character that turns up throughout the New Species series. It is really great to hear his story. He is so positive and upbeat it's great to discover other facets of a character. You know he's a romantic, but his romance is kind of unexpected. I did think he was more pushy than the other new species, but it may have been because of the female lead. I really wanted her to be more sassy or feisty, but really found her to kinda soft.
Other than that the sex was great, the narration wonderful, and the story played out in a great way.
After the Professional I really wondered where this book would take us, and was pleasantly surprised.
I love the story of Maximo and Cat, (actually want to be Cat). Where the Sevastien brothers are strong implacable men they totally meet their intriguing matches.
Denying his "requests"and proving she is exactly what he needs is a tall order, and a bold move, but recognizing he is what she needs takes a lot more convincing.
A very compelling and entertaining story.
Wow, I was really hoping for better. This book is so dark, and the overall theme of too little too late prevails. A rocker romance with the worlds boring-est rock band. Again I find myself listening to simplistic problems, with obvious solutions, dragged through a teen aged girls diary. More dumb choices by the characters, and antagonists with no substance. Really, that's all you had to do to beat them? Why didn't you think of that 14 chapters ago? This book is so pouffy I'm not surprised that the ending was a cliché.
This book seemed very juvenile. I've read a lot of mixed reviews about it and decided to listen for myself. If the sex scenes were toned down it would be perfect for the YA crowd. The torturous angst-y depiction of the romance just made me cringe. The relationship pitfalls were so simplistic I lost all respect for the characters, feeling like they made dumb choices. The use of language made the characters sound much younger than their supposed 20-something ages. The story moved me enough to care about the characters and the cliffhanger ending sucked me into the next book hoping for more, fingers crossed. Really, though I didn't get a lot of "Rocker" feeling for this book.
Can't fault Veronica Meunch's narration, she delivered good discernibly different voices for the characters.
I have to say it was OK, but definitely not great.
I absolutely adored the story of Anne and Mal. Mal is funny and sexy and Anne is the perfect romantic heroine; needing a rescue, but strong enough to rescue him.
Mal is such a great character, I really recognized people I know in him. I'd have to say if I knew him in real life I would find him tiring, and that is exactly what makes Anne so wonderful. The way she found to accept and love him was amazing. It was beautiful to listen to the story and observe their romance blossom and grow.
The whole Stage Dive series to date has been a great listen, I'm totally waiting for the next two.
Andi Arndt does a great job bringing the characters to life, and giving them vibrancy and personality beyond the written word.
This book is light and amusing and something that can be listened to again and again. Totally worth a credit!
This book had everything: an engaging romance, a misconceived deception, a thrilling adventure and plenty of sizzling hot sex! I could not put this one down, I was intrigued by the story right from the sample listen from the previous book. Well done, Ms Dohner, encore! encore!
The development of Mia kind of worked for me, but Korum felt very one dimentional, and the love scenes were dull.There were some interesting tangential story lines in this one but I think the affair is over, it seemed like the author lost interest in the story and it felt kind of flat. "Close Remembrance" is closer to forgettable.
I did not like the narrator. His voice and accent made me thing the character was a very old man, far past the age of chasing dames and solving crimes. This ruined the story for me.
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