Steamy, funny, Romantic-as-hell!
Although the language was perhaps a bit strong for me I really, really did enjoy the story. For the real women out there I'm sure there's a chapter each one can relate to. I like the way you didn't have to wait to the end for the love affair to begin, and I like that after all the glitter and wonder of Italy (no spoilers) Bella takes you back to reality and continues to develop the story back home on US ground where the characters have to deal with the realities of everyday life. I ended up falling in-love with Travis, who wouldn't? I loved Lily from the the beginning although sometimes wanted to strangle her and say "SHUT UP WOMAN, DON'T SPOIL IT" but then realised most women do just as she did (no spoilers again). I think I'll try her "Sullivans" series as I enjoyed this one so much.
I thought Grace Grant did a wonderful job and her voice is so versatile, she can handle any situation and make you live it. As for Ian MacLaren, why the heck has he only done one audiobook? I loved him. Contrary to what another reviewer said, I don't think he sounded bored at all. I think he made Travis sexy as hell and I applaud how comfortable he was reading those super steamy words. I blushed a few times as it was quite strong for me, and couldn't help but wonder whether he had to take a cold-shower after having read it, lol. I think he did a great job. Lovely voice and he really brought the character home for me.
Oh yes, when Ian MacLaren is narrating Travis saying I LOVE YOU LILY for the first time. Ufff I just cried and felt out of breath and stared out the window for a bit, thinking, wondering...
Although very steamy it is definitely a lovely love story. The author created wonderful scenes and details and the narrators delivered it with much talent.
OMG, Lori has so much class in her writing! This book had me mesmerised right from the beginning. Dare... what an amazing man. I think he's every woman's dream. This story is so well written that you become fully engaged to fantasise about its characters from the first couple of paragraphs. Action packed, suspenseful, heart-racingly sexy and just so blooming amazing. There are no flaws in the way Lori brings these characters to life, in the way she moulds them into people you wish you knew in real life because you actually fall in love with them. Hands down she is one of my most favourite authors now that I have found her. This book is a fantastic temptation to continue the series knowing full well that each book is going to be just as good if not better than the first. I should know I've read them all. Please don't give this one a miss. If you like well-structured stories with amazing alpha hunks and witty, quirky, intelligent women with an engaging foundation of mystery to solve, together with the anticipation of smexy love scenes, then this book is for you. You will laugh, you may cry, I did, you'll be thoroughly entertained and at the end you will be hungry for more.
If you are lucky enough to have the Audible version too I fully endorse it. Jim Frangione is off the charts and the perfect choice to pull it off to perfection. He brings out the strong brooding male persona whilst expertly delivering the female voices so you forget it's a male narrator! The humour, let’s not forget the humour. Lori has a great sense of humour and that comes out clearly in her books. Jim's bedroom voice most definitely won me over. Now I'm ready to listen to "Trace of Fever" again. I'm just as excited as I was the first time I read it. It’s a real gem! This story is about Molly, who is Natalie’s sister, whom we met in READY, SET, JETT and she and Jett make an appearance in this book. We finally find out what happened to Molly and… as you know, no spoilers from me but I will tell you that it’s awful and amazing and we get to meet DARE… ahhh, Dare, there are no words, only Lori’s to describe what a man he is, so I guess you really will have to read it if you don’t want to miss out on an amazing book. I love it!
This is getting even better!!! JOSH! I hated him in book one “Heavenly Lover”, I really did! He’s a despicable creature whose idea of fun is helping innocents throw away the greatest gift a human has, “life”! So, then, can someone please tell me how Sharon manages to turn my whole brain and heart around and get me to absolutely love this horrible, dark angel. Yes I do love him and feel sorry for him and have no idea what is wrong with me.
Sharon did it again and even better! She has followed up on ALL the characters which I love and managed to create some new ones whose butt I would kick for free. Her wonderful imagination has created a story you won’t forget easily because it’s captivating. I couldn’t stop reading/listening because I was so immersed in the plot. If you were having second thoughts about getting this book, don’t, you will thoroughly enjoy it to no end, really you will!
This one is much, much darker than book one with a lot more action which I love and when the bad guy becomes the hero IT’S JUST TOO MUCH!!! Even Audray manages to win a place in my heart and I disliked her almost as much as Josh in book one too!
We’re introduced to JONAS, oh my, oh my… are we in for a treat in book three. Yes I know I’m ahead of myself here but I just know! Expect hot, fan-yourself scene with this one, I just know it.
J. D. Hart did a fantastic job of the narration. He’s so good with the different voices and accents. If you’ve heard him you will know that he as a deep, manly voice, yet he’s so good with the female voices too! He doesn’t try the high pitches just the subtle intonations, the pauses, the feeling comes right through and you can visualise the women as if they were right in front of you.
This sequel is full of surprises, more twists and turns promising and delivering entertainment from the beginning to the end. Very passionate and hot scenes that Sharon depicts so vividly. Another job really well done!
I have read/listened to this book twice. I enjoyed it even more the second time around. I’m really a “SEAL baby” and although I enjoy the occasional paranormal here and there it’s not what I usually go for. I wasn’t surprised that I enjoyed Sharon’s paranormal rendition of the heavenly kind because I expected this book to be no less than her SEAL Brotherhood Series. Sharon didn’t disappoint! I enjoyed it so much… my heart aching for Claire all the way to the unexpected end! I loved the final twist that puts everything in its place as it should be.
I think that the hierarchy of the characters was very cleverly thought out and the way in which the two worlds interact was expertly played out so that you could actually think it a possibility! You’re given amazing visions of the heavenly world and its day to day business so to speak, then you’re thrown into the underworld and it putrid inhabitants and their daily goals. Caught in the middle is Daniel, wonderful, sexy, sensitive, Daniel. As always I never give spoilers and this is no different, just going to add that although different it was just as enjoyable as Sharon’s other books that we have all come to know and love.
Sharon doesn’t just deliver a wonderful hero and heroine, she always gives us really interesting secondary characters you just want to know more about. Once again her ability to make you lose yourself in a world so different to your own is unsurpassable. You will get lost in it, you will enjoy it and you will love the characters, it’s inevitable!
If you are lucky to also have the audio version, again you won’t be disappointed because J. D. Hart is a wonderful story teller. He does “pain” so well that you will feel it! I see it as a “Radio”. Sharon creates the intricate circuits and places the chips and wires in the right place not forgetting a single piece of the hardware and then JD is the electricity that flows through each and every one of those cleverly situated circuits. AND BAM! You have a song, a play, a dramatized story of love and pain, of fear and hopelessness. Together they are MAGIC!
OMG OMG I love this book. It just keeps getting better and better, so good in fact that I don’t know how Sharon can top herself and I need her to because I’m hungry for more!
Tyler, he surprised me so much, I didn’t realise he had this intense, oh so sexy side to him. This love story is perfect, so romantic and so very raunchy with a hotness that burns so beware!
Lots of action in this one which I love BUT again, I cried so much!!! Sharon is VERY GOOD at the break-your-heart scenes, she has a real talent for them every single time and if you are lucky enough listen to the audiobook too then you will be amazed at how JD Hart portrays that unique female pain, he’s just so good at it that no matter what I’m doing I HAVE TO STOP, listen, hold my breath and cry!
Darn this duo of author and narrator, they’re so good and complement each other so well that no reader stands a chance! Again Sharon had me in fits with the scene about the municipal bus. LOL!
Sharon Hamilton fans and non-fans will not be disappointed, on the contrary they will hunger for more and will enjoy a journey of unconditional love, bravery beyond compare, heart-wrenching pain and lovemaking that may well be illegal in some places! WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE!
Woah, Luke… moody much! So intense, but then again, there are two good reasons for it and they both include loss of life. Poor guy, he’s drowning and needs someone to lend him a hand. That hand comes in the form of the beautiful Julie.
Luke is a difficult guy and can run hot and cold in a heartbeat and JD amazingly plays out those highs and lows giving a realistic performance that almost makes you forget “it’s not real!”
Again Sharon commands the stage robbing the reader of reason and reality getting lost in her amazing SEAL world AND I LOVE IT! I really am a SEAL gal. The amazing bedroom scenes will make you need to clear your throat a few times but the PAIN, the pain is so real in this book. SEALS, well, all military personnel who put their life on the line for “innocents” have me in awe and I salute each and every one of them. The minute Sharon puts pen to paper bringing these amazing warriors and their equally “cojonudas” ladies, I’m a goner. Sharon hasn’t failed me yet and I don’t think she ever will. The SEAL Brotherhood Series is a job so well done and it helps me escape the reality that sometimes drowns me and gives me the boost I need to get through the day adding hope and beautiful dreams.
On the LOL side of things, Sharon is getting funnier there is always a pinch of humour in all her books, and in Chapter 21 and Chapter 25 regarding Brandon (Kyle’s son) I really laughed. It started with a spoon then went on to break time at school, all I can say is “How’s it hanging little man?” I guess you’ll have to read it so you can enjoy it too!
Again, my second time around with this audiobook. I loved Marc in SEAL THE DEAL and was so glad to see Sharon didn’t make me wait to find out what happened to this amazing warrior.
This book is about Mark and Sophia’s journey to happy ever after. A lot of action in this one and a lot of interaction of the other seals and their wives. Finally we get some happiness for Fredo but I want give any spoilers you’ll have to find out for yourself but it is steamy sweet!
There are many different characters in this one and JD does another amazing job in bringing them all to life. I don’t think any other narrator will ever do for Sharon’s books. JD does such a good job I sometimes think that Sharon has him in mind when she writes. They are perfectly harmonised.
An incredibly strong love unexpected love turns up for Marc and he so deserves it. I love this guy, he’s so tender, passionate and hot, who wouldn’t love a guy like that. This series just continues to be amazing.
I have to mention a sentence COOP says which is so funny but to appreciate it you’ll have to read/listen to it in context; COOP: “Do cobras climb trees?” lol
There were a couple of problems with the recording jumping in Chapter 27 at the following minutes:-
4:18-4:22; 4:54-4:56; 14:48-14:52; and 17:56-18:03 but aside from that IT WAS WONDERFUL!
Oh please… Armani and Gina… phew what heat! Armando Guzman makes me swoon. I knew Armando would be amazing but I was immediately drawn in to his smooth, relaxed approach when dealing with a Gina who keeps sending him confusing signals. Well, of course she’s hiding something… she’s undercover! Armando is very smooth and Gina is a perfect match for him. Readers/listeners will not be disappointed. Quite a bit of action but even more romance and pure ardour.
This review is based on my second time around with this book. I didn’t get to write a review on it the first time. This was due to the fact that from Book one, I was sucked into Sharon’s Navy Seal world and just couldn’t get enough.
J. D. Hart has nailed this Navy SEAL’s personality on the head. Madre mía, Sharon’s books should come with a “Health Warning” especially when J. D. Hart is narrating! J. D. never fails to create an atmosphere of build-up and suspense when narrating Sharon’s descriptive scene-setting paragraphs and when he is in character mode acting out the dialogue between Armani and Gina in this case, or previously with Coop and Libby; Kyle and Christie, BAM!, you’re feeling it EVERYWHERE! He is so good at delivering the feeling, the essence whether it be love, lust, fear or anger, he is so good at them ALL for both female and male characters.
This series just keeps getting better. I did however find it hard to accept that an active Mormon who won’t drink would curse like a “sailor” and have sex outside marriage. I know a lot of Mormons and it surprised me.
I’m ready for book 4 again although I’m having to psyche myself up because I remember book 4 made me cry a lot!!!
Again, this is my second time around listening to this audiobook and OMG, I love this series, more and more!!!
Sharon does it again! I really do enjoy Sharon’s books so much, it’s like that horrible drizzly London day in the middle of winter when the bus won’t come leaving you soaked through having to walk home where you can finally warm up with that wonderful HOT CUP OF COCOA! That’s how I feel with Sharon’s books, like I’m drinking a wonderful cup of Cadbury’s Hot Chocolate. Then if you’re lucky enough to have the audiobook, well… JD Hart’s voice is the added Caramel transforming it into a guilty pleasure you won’t forget in a hurry!
This is book 2 in the Seal Brotherhood Series and it’s about Calvin Cooper, “Coop” and the lovely Libby Brownlee. I cried right at the beginning when “Coop” received some terrible news. Sharon does that to me a lot, you know… make me cry! In this book we’re introduced to the stubborn Libby and thank goodness for that stubbornness, it’s just what “Coop” needs to get him moving. Again all the characters from Book 1 – Accidental Seal play an important part in the development of this wonderful, sexy romance that has a twist that will have you saying to yourself all through the book, “I know who it is!”, and “No, wait, maybe it’s…”. Sharon takes you through a labyrinth of possibilities as to who the bad guy could be and you enjoy trying to unravel it in your head as you go along.
Once more J. D. Hart delivers a spectacular performance staging each one of these characters as only he knows how. His portrayal of them, coupled with Sharon’s wonderfully descriptive writing are in such harmony that you come to know and love each of those characters by the time you reach the end of each book. I’m ready to re-listen Book 3 in the series, SEAL Under Covers.
Don’t be fooled! Virna DePaul is a wicked, teasing woman! This book is pure agony, why? Well because it ended far too soon. OK I knew it was short when I bought it, but let’s face it, some books are way too long after the first few pages. Not this book though, this book is way too short based on just how good, attention grabbing, sexy and full of raw feelings it is. I love Daniel Mays and Bryn Donovan, heck I even like their friends, Tamara Logan and Vance. So much more could be added, in fact I think Virna should give us more!!! It captivated me from the beginning. I was in fact expecting a short, light, straight forward romance, but it was deep, I could see a movie in my head… Come on, please give me more, I like these guys, there is a lot to them and so much more to explore.
How Virna manages to build such amazing characters in such a complex context on so few pages amazes me, well not really amazes because I know just what an incredible writer she is, so to be fair, it’s to be expected! This book is really “L’Entrée” and I’m ready for “Le Plat Principal”.
I GUARANTEE everyone will enjoy this delicious, short love affair both with the characters and the author and last but not least if you have the audio version, the narrator Ellen Lange. She did an amazing job, I really enjoyed her excellent portrayal of the characters both male and female.
Well done on all counts, the writing and the narration. This is definitely a book I will read/listen to again!
What can I say!!! I loved it. I suffered a lot because of the "Elevator Man" but I don't like to "Spoil" things for others so I can just say, that I literally stopped breathing at that point. The relationship between Connor and Ellery has reached another lever and they still make promises to eachother that they both keep breaking, but now Connor has realise that if he doesn't make a change it could mean the end. Oh my, I don't want to give anything away which means this review sucks. There are a few surprises in this one and it's so dear to my heart for many reasons. I can't wait for COLLIN now. I feel very anxious. Sandi really has given her best in this book and it will not disappoint!
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