It's not because they are brilliant unpredictable passion filled stories, written by a very talented author, nor because each chapter is packed full of great characters - including hunky vampire types, and not even because KC paints such a visual fantasy world for us to picture and get lost in and finally it's not even because these books are definitely 'adult only' listens....
But put them all together AND THEN finish it off with RP's talented, flawless and gifted narration then you have a paranormal/romance lovers dream listen. This is a 'just one more chapter' type of book - "I'll listen to just one more chapter then get dinner ready..... or start the ironing.... or go to sleep (you get the picture)" all the while knowing that you just can't stop at just one - finally you become a hungry insomniac with nothing to wear
Worth a credit? Well fellow P/R listeners - that would be a big fat YES.... and then some.
This book follows on from book 1, although it does recap things and could be a stand-alone listen, IMHO, it's still best to be listened to after the first one. What a heartbreaking emotional journey these books take you on as it flips from present day then to 5 years prior when the accident shattered lives and stole so many hopes and dreams.
This book has plenty of heartache because the coming to terms with his loss, forgiving her sister and moving forward in his life seems too difficult a challenge for Caleb but he tries to give it his best shot. Luckily Emma is a strong, thoughtful and loving woman but will her love be enough to set him free.
This is such an emotional, heartbreaking and romantic story about second chances and the pitfalls and strength that's needed to make new and beautiful memories. There's tender, touching and romantic scenes, hot sex scenes, heart-to-heart scenes and bare your soul to the world scenes and beneath them all is a passionate love story that's got lots of sex, some dirty talk, plenty of drama and angst, a plot twist and a "you'll never see it coming" shocking revelation.
Dual P.O.V.'s and dual narrators who both did a great job.
Worth the credit? It does eventually get to the HEA of Caleb's and Emma's love story together and it gives a glimpse of what's happening in Brett and Jesse's lives from book 1.......so YES a creditworthy listen.
This is an easy-going, feel-good contemporary romance and yes, it has an unbelievable 'as if' storyline but, for me, this is fiction so all's forgiven, there's an easy humorous banter between the H/H as they constantly clash heads that'll make you smile and there were a few sensual sex scenes.
However, the heroine did sometimes come across as a spoilt woman not getting what she wanted..... to be C.E.O. but she acted more like a kid who didn't get her own way. Also, IMHO, there was too much inner dialogue and my pet peeve of too many "he said", "she said", "Alex said", "Mal said", "Lucas asked" "Maggie suggested"...... even when it was just scenes between the H/H which was totally unnecessary as the narrator did a good job with the M/F voices and they could each be easily recognized.
Worth the credit? Sometimes an enjoyable and entertaining story is all you want, yes there was a drama that put everyone on high alert, but it was mainly an easy-going listen with some negatives. Just a three star listen tho and I certainly won't be asking for my credit back but sorry I can't recommend whether you should use a credit I'm afraid.... it's up to you on this one.
Welcome to a new world with, it's rules, it's Prophecy, it's lores and it's characters which are made up of Humans, Vampires, Were's and, well….. others who are called the Third Species. There's Summer Town for the elite Humans and Third Species free, Mid town which is again Third Species free, Low Town where less fortunate Humans mingle with the Third Species and finally there's Blackthorne which is an un-policed Ghetto and is where the Third Species are forced to return to each night and live….. and that's where most of this exciting story takes place.
It revolves around Caitlin a smart strong yet vulnerable Heroine who is obsessed at getting answers from the very handsome but manipulative, ruthless, arrogant and very sexual Alpha Master Vampire called Kane. But, in turn, sexy Kane has his own agenda which is all about vengeance however when they meet there's an unwanted sizzling sexual chemistry between them. As the plot unwinds there's plenty of world-building, action, tension, suspense, secrets, major major "OMG I didn't see that coming" plot twists, sex and an intense push/pull relationship between Kane and Caitlin as trust is a big issue and is constantly being tested.
Told from dual POV's but Anne Flosnik's British narration somehow didn't fit this dark seedy world of Vampires as I'm used to her usual genre of happy Historical romances. Don't get me wrong, she did a great job but I personally think it would have been even better with a different narrator.
Worth a credit? It's just the beginning of what will hopefully build to be an awesome series, there's a bit too much inner dialogue but it's a very addictive and enjoyable listen which has a building 'to be continued' storyline….. and I just can't wait to hear more. Totally worth my credit.
What a great conclusion to Brady and Liz's tumultuous roller-coaster love affair. There's not so many dramas as there were in previous books but their sizzling chemistry, sincerity, passion and obvious love for each other more than made up for it. Liz is thoughtful and supportive and Brady, ahhh Brady he's just swoon-worthily perfect in every way.
As the backlash of 'outing' their relationship to the media builds and the frenzy starts, it damages, tarnishes and eventually destroys dreams.... but, as we see in this story, when one door closes another opens. Filled with loveable characters (and a few nasty ones too), there's angst, sex, great character development and one sweet sweet Epilogue. Told from Liz's POV until the end when we hear Brady's thoughts, hopes and dreams and the narrator was great.
Worth a credit? Yes, it would have been, but at under $10 I bought it saving my credit for a more costly, but probably not as enjoyable, listen.
Anyone who's been following the turbulent, obsessive, crazy and totally addictive love story between Gideon and Ava..... well you've probably either already downloaded this or you're listening to it now because, as fans of the series, we are all desperate that this tortured couple get their hard won HEA ending. But sadly, we don't get it with this book I'm afraid.
When I started this series I thought it was going to be a trilogy but it didn't end at book three so seeing this I thought finally!! but nope yet another drama filled and a 'to be continued' ending. There were parts that dragged, parts I loved and their were plenty of romantic "I love yous", bags and bags of needy, greedy and hot sex and we delve deeper into the heart-achingly awful nightmares that's haunting Gideon from his past abuse. And, yet again, it seems the world is out to get them by destroying what Gideon loves most.... Ava but, in the end, he manages to do it all by himself.
Come on Ms. Day enough is enough don't torture them, and us fans, any further, write a spectacular HEA ending for them that'll blow our minds and then finally we can all get closure on what has been an awesome series..... but do it STAT.
Worth a credit? This fell in my under $10 rule so I bought it but of course I'd of used a credit on it come on...... it's Sylvia Day - it's Gideon and Ava and it's one step closer to the fireworks of a finale that I'm desperately hoping for. Told from dual POV's and the narration was great but I'm still not a fan of dual narration.
This tragic and haunting book grabbed me from Chapter 1 as I got caught-up in the heartbreaking story of Brett, Sarah and Jesse and the curveball life threw at them all and two other secondary, but important, characters. For seven years Brett has been damaged, drained and finally broken over his wife Sarah and even when he's with Jesse he just can't let go.
What a roller coaster of an emotional journey this love story takes you on through beautiful then painful flashbacks of the past to beautiful then painful events of present day as the loving, supportive and devoted Jesse gives it her all, in a very raw and volatile relationship, in the hopes she'll eventually break through and win Brett's heart. There's passionate pleas, plenty of tears, vicious encounters, amazing loving fun filled days, humor, heartache, sweeping romantic gestures and lots of sex all told from dual POV's. Now I'm not a fan of dual narrators but they did a great job with the handful of characters and all the emotions this story called for.
Worth a credit? I really really didn't want to hit pause or stop (and I've got the bags under my eyes this morning to prove it) as I was holding on for the HEA but I never expected it to be so, so,....... oh listen, feel and learn firsthand about it's climactic ending. Don't start this book until you've cleared the hours to devote to a great listen. Worth a credit.... Hell yes.
It's all been glowingly said before so all I'll add is what a great series this has turned out to be and this book, IMO, is simply the best so far. It's packed full of action, suspense, mystery, romance and a full cast of loveable characters and each scene is so well written and described that you feel you're there. Then Kirsten Potter added her magic and brought it all to life with her very talented narration. And the Hero, well who doesn't like a sexy, drool-worthy, vulnerable yet alpha, virginal winged Warrior who has fallen hopelessly in love.
Told from various POV's and has an ongoing secondary plot so it would be best listened to after books 1-4 in the series.
Worth a credit? I loved, loved, loved it all..... so of course I'm going to say YES.
Sometimes, when the narrator is so bad, it's hard to judge whether the book was good or not because it's so hard to get into the story. I've listened to the other four books in this series all narrated by JM but I truly don't know what happened to her while narrating this one coz she was awful, it was a painful listen and, in the end, I couldn't tell who was talking.
The story was ok, nothing special, lots of sex and dirty talking, Heroine was annoying as Hell and the actual plot wasn't bad.
Worth a credit? If I wasn't already into this series then I'd have to say no because of the sh*t narration! however I am following the series so I accept having to use a credit. There is one more bachelor billionaire left but sadly, before I use a credit on it, I'm going to have to listen to the Sample first and if she sounds like this then I won't bother with it - end of series or not.
They've been through Hell and it's only going to get worse in this emotionally-packed, messed-up, tangle-filled drama Olivia and Alexander find themselves in when the shocking secrets that Alexander has rightly or wrongly withheld. But they slowly get revealed leaving Olivia dazed, shocked and heartbroken..... sadly, more than just once.
Meanwhile the mysterious enemy is laying his evil trap by recruiting the help of the greedy and the spiteful and when his trap is finally sprung we get to see just who the mastermind behind the terrible web of lies and deceit is..... and what a mouth gapping shocker that was.
It's got so much heartache and angst but there's also buckets full of sex, suspense, twists/turns, passion, romance and edge of your seat nail-biting tension when things take a bloody, dangerous and vile turn. Told from various POV's but mainly the H/H's and the Narrator did a wonderful job in injecting all the necessary emotions that every bitter-sweet scene called for and brought to life each character.
Worth a credit? This isn't an easy listening, lovely, feel-good, sweet romance.... no it's a cruel, brutal and emotionally draining listen. It's also a well-written, heartbreakingly intense plot about love and betrayal so when these two lovers get their much deserved HEA ending all you can do is sigh with relief that their tumultuous love story has reached it's beautiful end. A non-stop listen and a credit well used.
To say my library's got a good share of Shifter books in it would be an understatement...... but I think this is absolutely THE BEST of all of them. It introduces you to a host of loveable characters who all get entwined in a really enjoyable and entertaining plot that's got everything I was looking for.
In this first taste of the fresh were-world it's very much character driven and you can't help but feel part of their world as you get to know each of them and what part they all play in this new community. Dual POV's and the Narrator did a FANTASTIC job in bringing all of events and characters to life.
Worth a credit? Oh boy is it ever, I loved it and I'm desperate for the next instalment which will be an auto buy for me.
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