Yes, am doing so as I write this!
I love Izzy... he is strong and tries to do the right thing.
No one scene... the book starts out really great and as it nears its end it gets better & better.
The description is a bit misleading. This is a great thriller but it has a lot of ROMANCE NOT 100% thriller like many other Special Ops style book.
This book (Part of a Great Series) seemed a bit scattered to me. I enjoy Brockman's gift of telling several stories that eventually come together, however there may have been too much of that in this book-maybe it was only me.
Uhhh, screaming, naked man running through a burning building!
I loved that Brockman brought Murphy back and walked us through his Hell of dealing with losing his wife and trying to recover from it.
These two are fantastic! I listened to the last book first (by accident) but the portrayals by Lawlor & Raudman got me hooked and buying the entire series-some of the earlier narrators were a letdown after hearing these two.
It has one and I recommend reading them in order because Dark of Night REALLY helped in my confusion toward the end of this book.
Strong language and sexual situations. This is not a jammed pack action adventure- it is a romance with some of those elements.
Romance, Action, Suspense
Not really, probably because I've become used to Brockman's form through this 17 book series. It definitely kept my attention - a page turner for sure!
My favorite scenes were the back and forth between Decker & Tracey. It was also a real surprise to get to know Tracey and her smarts. I dismissed her in earlier books as a 'throwaway' character or 'placeholder'. Brockman really did a great job developing her into a believable, central, main character.
I was also glad to learn more of Sophia's story and how her life progresses (no spoilers from me!)
How about my least favorite 2?
#1 Anytime Sam is acting as 'therapist' (with the exception of advising Nash to enhance his love life by using baby duty-hysterical)...I'm all for men having feelings but he is downright emasculated by the author with these scenes.
#2 Brockman's portrayal of Jules relationship scenes. He comes across as a whiny & needy in every one. He's always fretting about his partner and seems to need to be coddled reassured by him. How about an all around strong character with an occasional moment of tenderness.
I'll use this space to praise the narration...both are excellent! Oddly enough Renee Raudman's 'Sam Starrett' is my favorite! How a woman can pull off a strong man, with a sarcastic, Texas drawl is fantastic! That is to take nothing away from Patrick G. Lawlor - his portrayals of both female and male characters is great, too. These two are an ingenious pair and narrate exceptionally!
I'll finish out this series in 2 more books-I would rate it as perfection IF ONLY Brockman kept her political views out of them... however, she IS the author & until I write [never going to happen!] a fabulous series with no political sway it will have to do.
NOTES: To the action/suspense crowd, this series is BASICALLY ROMANCE with the other elements included. This is NOT Vince Flynn or Tom Clancy Spec Ops.
A LOT of strong language and some sexual scenes this one also had a bit of gore as well.
A previous relationship explains our pal Tyler a bit more.
It was tender. Like all of the men in this series-Tyler evolves and knows what he wants right away. Also, while the love scenes ARE hot, there is not the overload (barely any) BDSM that is prevalent in books today. This is a fantastic 'normal' relationship with plenty of sparks without whips.
Most memorable is the scene at Ben's with Tyler's intensity/helplessness as Del is attacked.
Yes, yes, yes!
I don't know if the author realizes it or not but it is very repetitive. Every 10-15 minutes one of the characters 'reminds' the reader why they are in this situation/the reason for the story...I feel like I'm being drummed on the head with the why. The initial explanation and maybe a reminder or two later in the book is more than sufficient. Fill the space with more action or romance.
I LOVE Shayla Black's Wicked Series and beg her to keep writing/recording them!
Intriguing, suspenseful & passionate
It is SO unique in its premise and character execution I cannot think of any other to compare it to. Perhaps others in this series (which I will be getting!)
Sure, but 5 Stars would have been easily earned if there was a stronger accent!
No [I don't react strongly to much], however it was very well written and there were a few instances when I found myself chuckling a bit.
It is very rare that I can stand to listen to 'historical' romances. I took a chance on this one as it was on sale for $4.95 and am so glad I did; I believe it IS 'credit' worthy and I plan to get the rest!
NOTE: Some sexual content
It was o.k. My bar is set pretty high, I probably will not listen again.
No, not at all....I love this genre, it just took too long for characters to act on their attraction. The 'rich boss-starving secretary' has been done many times-there was not anything that made this one unique or stand out.
I love narrators and many times they make a book in genres I'm not particularly interested in (Historical Romance example McCabe Highland Series) draw me in.This narrator was very limited in her execution...subtle differences made for similar voices for all characters.
Got this on a $4.95 sale...I'm interested enough to following the rest of the series but only if I can get them at the $4.95 or better price. NOT creditworthy in my opinion.
NOTE: Adult themes-graphic romance scenes
It is near the top of over 100+ books I've downloaded from Audible. There is a great, realistic storyline with fabulous sexual tension (and scenes) throughout.
On Dublin Street-it is the beginning book of the series. While each of these can stand alone, it is fun to see friends from Dublin Street show up in this book & vice versa. I cannot wait for the next book!
I LOVE the accents! Her portrayal of male characters (especially Cameron MacCabe) is especially noteworthy as I would imagine it would be more of a challenge for a female narrator.
The aftermath of Johanna's meeting with her father. The intensity between ALL of the characters involved had me on edge.
I assume there will be at least one more book with this cast, hopefully MANY more. Write, Samantha, write! ;)
NOTE: Strong language and sexual content-not for the faint of heart.
The fantastic sex was fabulous however the back story was heart-pulling as well.
I've recently listened to 'Fever' and would say it compares
Yes, although Lucy Rivers portrayal of the men was lacking.
Yes, yes, yes.
As always: Strong language and sexual situations...not a light romance.
Hot, Sexy & fantastic
The introduction and execution of the first main scene....WOW!
Sure, though Adam Paul could be a bit more animated and make each characters voice a bit different.
Looking forward to the third in this trilogy.
NOTE: Strong language & sexual scenes
Yes, it is a hot, sexy read.
It isn't more than it claims to be. This is not a deep, challenging listen. The characters are not complex...if you are looking for a superficial read that is mostly about sex-this is it.
He was a bit stoic. There wasn't a lot of feeling behind his character portrayal.
The scene in Paris...it was troubling & shows a realistic depiction of a poor choice by the dominant character getting out of control. Too often in these type of stories it seems there are no errors on the part of the strong male characters.
This scene shows the consequences and fall out (the female is unrealistically forgiving-in my opinion) that continues in the aftermath.
NOTE: Strong language and explicit sex
This was a bit 'out there' as far as plot (in my opinion)-the whole sharing aspect-it is fiction. However the plot of the back/other story was suspenseful and held my interest.
The action of Holly trying to escape her abusive husband and the protectiveness of the Colter men.
Without giving away the ending-the search for Holly after her kidnapping.
No, the ends were all 'tied up' and no questions left unanswered.
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