I loved, loved, loved this latest awesome offering from LB whose Seduction series tells the unwilling servitude that Lady Lavender's captive male prostitutes endure at her hands during Victorian England and the lengths they go to in order to break free from her greedy grasp.
Elizabeth is a Lady with a big heart, and an Heiress, and she's on a mission - to rescue Gideon, a handsome charismatic brute and Scottish rogue from his gilded cage at Lavender Hills where he has been 'used' and abused for years but unfortunately this has made him a bitter tortured soul whose memories of his life before only adds to his lonliness. Elizabeth's got the perfect plan and, in her mind, it's so simple - get him home, seduce him, tell him a few 'part truths' then marry him....... but alas nothing quite goes according to plan and the question is will love be enough to save them both?
It was such a tender, touching story that had many plot twists, surprises and "well I didn't see that coming" moments that I was just hooked from the start and became an all too willing bystander as the riveting mysteries were revealed petal by delicious petal. Then, as it slowly unfolds it becomes a passionate, sexy, sensuous, romantic, gritty, funny and gripping account of 2 people's hopes, dreams and desires as their fight against all the odds (and some ruthless sinister characters) finally leads them to trust and to love again.
Worth a credit? It definitely would have been but because it falls under my $10 rule I just bought it but I can't believe you can get such an entertaining and enjoyable listen that lasts for over 10.5 hours at the giveaway price of $9.79 so thank you Audible - and, of course, the gifted imagination of Lori Brighton.
Beautiful Oblivion is a great title for this book because that's how I was feeling - oblivious -about the outside world whilst listening and you know it's a good listen when you just can't wait to get back to it to hear what's going to happen next.
Cami has a long distance boyfriend TJ and she's quite happy.... until one of the oh so good looking Maddox brothers, Trenton (who's a drool-worthy, sexy, tattooed fighter) starts making his move and he just won't take no for an answer but TJ wasn't giving in easily. Which was all really touching, funny, sad and romantic but there's a BIG secret she's holding back from Trenton which had me guessing but it was a "WHAT... GASP" surprise at the end when it was finally revealed.
There was also a sub love story about Trenton's brother Travis and the girl he'd fallen for but, because this is a new Author to me, I hadn't realised their story has already been released in the Disaster books (which I'm about to download now). And another sub love plot about her best friend and room-mate Raegan's love life.
Worth a credit? It was well-written, very addictive, there was drama and angst, had lots of "oh no's" and "yaye's" in it, with loveable characters and it was sweet, romantic and YES very creditworthy.
This was an ok listen but most of it was Chloe.... her thoughts, her needs, her actions, her wants, her insecurities, her mood, her feelings... well you get the drift and only sometimes is there actual conversations between her and other characters. She is hiding so many secrets but gets annoyed when Lawton asks what's wrong. She neither shares or gives him any helpful information and, although he has plenty of secrets if his own, I feel it's only Lawton that's truly working at the relationship. But without truth and trust they have nothing.
The relationship didn't happen until late in the book, the sex scenes needed work and there was no real romance because they're both hiding so much from each other and the Author just skipped the two weeks that they were together. Chloe had such a depressing life with her step Mother's bad attitude, her finances, her job, her car, her stolen phone and her Career and when she took 'that picture' you just knew what was going to happen.
Worth a credit? Really likeable, thoughtful, kind and drool-worthy Billionaire Hero but a Heroine that's independent, strong but poor with an attitude that'll drive you round the bend. Because of the tasty covers I downloaded both books available (yes folks I'm that shallow) and I'm glad to say that book 2 is sounding better than book 1, because going on the merits of book 1, then I wouldn't have bothered following this trilogy which ends on a cliffhanger. Hopefully this Author is finding her way and, by book 2 or 3 she will have upped her game.
I gambled on a new Author and what joy to find this very enjoyable listen was funny, fast-paced, sexy, passionate and has quick witty dialogue and some truly interesting secondary characters.
But the main story is about penniless Makayla finding a part-time job where there's instant sexual chemistry with her boss, Torment, the drool-worthy sexy Alpha hunk who just happens to own, and is the top fighter, in the Fight Club. Makayla doesn't know what Career path she wants to take and suppressed memories of a childhood trauma makes her reluctant to join in with Torment's mild BDSM sex games. However, Torment has lots of secrets, a double-life and a haunting dark past that brings out his overprotective, demanding and dominant side (with ropes). Although they shouldn't be good for each other they can't help but feel the tension and the powerful lust that's building between them. Can either one change before it's too late and will Makayla finally know what she wants to do with her life..... oh it's a peachy listen.
Worth a credit? Take a sweet, very hot romance between two loveable characters, add a non stop action-packed plot, a Fight Club and some funny secondary characters and top it off with some lol moments and then YES, you've got a very creditworthy listen.
Well now that we're on book 11 of this exciting series that never disappoints it goes without saying that any Laurann Dohner fan will love this next instalment of life in the Compound.... as True (aka 710) is the next New Species to find and claim his mate.
There's so much in these books... hot sexy Alpha beasts, excitement, suspense, passion, romance, New Species sex (!!!), thrills, twists, villains and a great cast of characters who all add to the drama filled hours. Both True and Jeanie are loveable characters with a horrific past to connect them and, although True is now free, Jeanie is fighting accusations, lies and an mastermind who wants to silence her. But both of them deserve to be happy for all the trauma they've been through and for being the perfect mate for each other.
Worth a credit? As with the previous 10 it's a definite YES and I suppose this could be a stand-alone listen but you'd be missing key elements and so many great and imaginative stories.
After coming off the 'high' of listening to the trilogy back-to-back I found this Novella short, sweet and not much else. There was a drama about Nikki's dress and we get to celebrate with them the happy event but it could all of been done as an Epilogue to book 3 which would have made more sense.
But I'm still giving it 4 stars because of the romance, the love and they both so deserve this HEA ending.
Damien and Nikki are really going through some traumatic times in their relationship with lots of twists, turns and surprises in store for their very romantic but obsessive relationship. I thought many of the heart felt phrases that were said were very touching and I really sympathised with Damien but I felt there was just too much sex in this one (I know, I know but there it is I've said it and it's unfortunately true) because sometimes the sex just seemed to go on and on paragraph after paragraph that I found myself skipping through some.
However, it was still an enjoyable exciting trilogy with all the highs and lows that these two lovers have had to go through to eventually get their HEA. It's got strong language, very hot sex scenes and they should be read in order to get the full impact of the tumultuous journey and character growth and development that Damien and Nikki have both undergone to finally deserve each other's trust, faith and love.
Worth a credit? Any way you want to get this trilogy the listen is so going to be worth it and now I have to say a sad farewell to characters that have annoyed, entertained and frustrated me but above all, I've also loved them..... and every single minute of the trilogy.
As the last words from book 1 faded away I was eagerly loading this second instalment with no waiting months or forgetting the plot.... just a smooth continuation of Damien and Nikki's story (awesome).
Yes he's gorgeous, sexy, arrogant, demanding and possessive but he's also misjudged, tortured, complex, caring and very very needy for Nikki who is desperately trying to hold on to her job, her sanity and Damien... her rock. As their 'contract' comes to an end they continue their intense obsessive liaison and, as the sizzling chemistry, passion, erotic and romantic times heat up, Damien becomes even more demanding.... but the secrets are there waiting to do their worst on a H/H who are just two damaged kindred spirits. Who can be trusted, who leaked the information to the Press and why? And, as Damien and Nikki have been opening up, sharing and building on trust and hope, will it be cruelly torn away from them by a yet to be discovered enemy.
Worth a credit? This series is building and building and sub plots and characters are being added all the time which makes it a very enjoyable and unpredictable listen. There's even more hot n heavy times in this one and some bad language and dirty phrases too... so if you can stand the heat then it's well worth the credit.
I thought I'd just download the first book and see how the story went but halfway into this I downloaded all the rest in the series and what a joy it was to be able to listen to the entire series in one go.
Damien is rich, uber handsome, successful, sexy, charismatic and is used to getting his own way but he's haunted by his dark past and has more secrets than cars!! But as soon as his and Nikki's eyes meet the world fades away and so starts an incredibly needy, obsessive, erotic and romantic love story. A full cast of secondary characters who find themselves involved, one way or another, in the lover's lives. Damien makes Nikki an offer that she can't refuse but she is hiding deep emotional and physical scars of her own and is desperate to keep her independence but her world is about to be changed forever when someone betrays them.
Worth a credit? It was enjoyable, entertaining, emotional, romantic and very very hot with a dialogue to match and I know there's going to be a lot more drama before these two tortured souls get to see a HEA.... so YEAH, IMHO, very creditworthy.
Wow, if you're in the mood for a were-shifter story then they don't come any better than this. It had a hot Alpha male who found his mate when he glimpsed her being chased by Vampires and, of course, he had to go to her rescue. But, as her story slowly unfolds it's anything but a simple one.... with secrets, a genetically modified human, Vampires, a traitor in the Acadian pack, a mad Scientist and her own new body to come to terms with and understand.
This was exciting, nail-biting, captivating and very very hot (M/F/M action) and the romance was both touching and tender as Logan teaches Wynter just how pack life works and how to control her inner beast. There's some great secondary characters who each brought and added that extra something to the plot.
I haven't hear Ryan West's narration before but he skilfully brought all the characters to life and gave juicy sexy voices and accents to all the leading males and he made a good listen into a great listen that oozed lots of Alpha testosterone.
Worth the credit? He'll YEAH.... but where are the other books in the series Audible?.... I want/need them like yesterday!!
This is a heartbreaking and emotionally painful listen but it's also full of overcoming life's bitter challenges as young Nell is brought to the brink of despair and self-loathing after the death of Kyle but through time, understanding, patience, hope and the support of the right man, she found out that her destiny was to love for a second time.
It's raw, intense, passionate, deeply emotional, tragic and will simply rip your heart out and you'll grieve alongside Nell for all the lost dreams but then slowly you'll rejoice when she finally sees the glimpse of a future that's worth living for.... and his name is Colton. There's great chemistry, passion and their journey together to find happiness, contentment and love is very romantic.
Worth a credit? What a well-thought out, well written, nicely paced and truly emotional life story that's packed full of heart wrenching scenes, dark scenes, beautiful scenes and spectacular fireworks in the sky scenes. So creditworthy..... HELL YEAH and the characters and events will stay with you long after the listen has ended.
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