I absolutely love the KGI series! Maya Banks does a great job and I enjoy being able to keep up with all the family members.
I don't even know how to explain this book, almost anything I say will give it away. As with the first book, this couple is legally married when the book starts, though they've been apart for 2 years. There is so much bitterness and anger, Bryce is a total jerk, honestly I wanted to beat the crap out of him half the book. I totally understood why Brownwyn (I know really, that's her name?) was resisting so hard. She tried and tried and he was a JERK with a capital J! It becomes a sweet story and I love it. There were a lot of emotions. Honestly I think this is a good one for anyone, but especially married women, though we hopefully haven't gone through anything like this understand anger, bitterness and rejection at times. We also understand reconciliation and rejuvenation. Loved it!!!
So the story starts out with them already married, which is a change from most. So you don't get too much back story on how they were before marriage, but that isn't the point. After being madly in love with her husband from the moment they met, Theresa realizes that her marriage isn't what she wants or needs. Alessandro (her husband) begins to see that he may have misjudged her. After a bit he realizes that he is totally to blame for their situation and works like a dog to change it before he loses her for good.
I have to say, this was a good one, wasn't sure, different from my norm but the story was great. It takes place in South Africa so Justine Eyer's narration was different than what she does for the British books, she did a great job! Theresa was a strong and confident woman, though it may have taken her a while to get there, she is there! I love a strong woman and a groveling man (it's the married woman in me :) But Alessandro has redeeming qualities as well.
There are some areas I felt could have been explored more deeply, like his relationship with the woman in Italy, it seemed swept under the rug.
For the most part, this is a great book, on the shorter side of ones I usually get but very good.
Okay, so I read several reviews some good, some not so. I will say, this is a lighter story, no super kinky stuff, etc. But there are plenty of issues, ups and downs, highs and lows. The last 2 hours, maybe 90 minutes were rough but oh so good! Holy Crap that ending!!!!!! WOW! Shea was such a great guy, always sweet, always kind, a guy, of course but great. Elli had some major body issues and they seem reasonable once you learn about her past. Honestly I totally get it. I saw several people said she should just get over it, but really it isn't that easy. Her family if FUBAR!!!
I know with the amazon reviews there was mention of editing issues, but with the audible, nothing there, all good. Narrator did great, I liked the voices she did and I think it was good. There were no issues I noticed, nothing that took my attention away from the story.
So, I started the book then couldn't go to sleep until 2:30 am when I FORCED myself to turn it off, then back on first thing in the morning. I really liked it. I always like a story where the guy goes after the girl. She did have some issues and really, he did too, he gets upset for not telling her more about herself, but I don't remember him asking for more details either. Yes of course she should have told him more, she is secretive however again, she is a bit jacked! Totally get it. I love this story, can't wait for the next one...downloading now, guess I get no sleep tonight either! OH WELL!!!
I will say, a 14 hour book is great its like getting the same amount of time of 2 books for the price of one. We also get some great secondary characters in here which is always fun. I enjoy meeting friends and family and getting to know them as well. This is a long one but there is a ton of back story and detail.
I loved the conclusion to this great story, so many ups and downs and turn arounds, some insecurities and all that, but oh so good. Totally a necessity if you read the first you MUST read the 2nd.
Great story, tons of back story and in depth into both characters as well as insight into sub characters. I don't really like the whole love triangle thing but it did work. I absolutely LOVED this story. There was a tad bit of wishy washy stuff in the early stages and then some "normal" issues with them later dealing with the whole cheating thing. Justine Eyre did well, of course, she always does. Writing was great I will listen to more from Samantha Towle.
I will be returning this one. First of all after book 1 I was excited to hear this one, I was EXTREMELY disappointed. I felt as though the h/h were on a never ending loop of the same issues, they didn't grow in their relationship at all, even in the end they had the same disagreement. I forced myself to finish, mostly because I had a 103 fever and was stuck in bed with only 1 new book left in my library until new releases on Tuesday. I liked the first book in this series, but there really was no plot lines in this story. There were some super lame people, problems with his scars and issues but really, stupid. I hated the new secretary in the end, how freakin' stereotypical can we get here? I felt the writing was bad and the characters were shallow.
This was such a funny great story. I think Kristen Ashley is my new fav! Such a great story. Okay, so hilarious! Such a strong quippy woman, love that! Total alpha guy! Can't wait for all these to get onto audible. I will say that the sex scenes are not at all descriptive which is not what I usually go for but the story was fabulous! I love both Liam (Lee) and Indie. The subcharacters were awesome and I can't wait for the rest. I will probably go to kindle land for a while and just read them until they come out here then listen again. Narrator did a great job.
I enjoyed this story, a flower blooming into the arms of her brother's best friend. It was worth the credit, though shorter than most I listen to it was the first in a series. The first book isn't necessary but I think may be my favorite in the bunch. I love fighters, so hot and alpha! Lots of great "romance" scenes. Good depth of characters and loads of fun.
The narrator was good, but there was a bit of background noise, it was sometimes distracting but worth dealing with for the story.
MAJOR FREAKING CLIFFHANGER!!! Next book isn't coming until after summer...I may lose my mind. I like Harlow and Grant, though really Grant can be a major idiot! The whole thing with Nan...really dude, seriously? why has no one just put her out of her misery yet?
Okay, so I like this series, I live the characters, I enjoyed catching up with previous couples, etc. I would have liked to have seen a lot more with this couple, we saw some good progress but there is a long way to go. I would wait on this until closer to the release of the next. I think I like Wood's book more, possibly best, but this is good and I will continue. Once the next one comes I will listen to this again, possibly all of them again because they are good. Rush does piss me off in the very beginning but I get over that.
So this is 2 shorts in 1 which I appreciate!! Thank you for putting them together! I will almost never get a book under 7 hours unless it is really cheap and a part of a series. That said, you really can't complain about Sylvia Day! There is a difference in quality, style and ability when we are reading from her.
This story is short so there isn't a ton of depth, I would have read more from this couple but that said, I liked them. I thought Gia was a bit too obstinate, if you love him you love him, try it or don't but come one. The "climax" scene was a bit obvious not maybe the exact outcome but there was enough foreshadowing.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE a man who loves a woman and who pursues her.
I love a guy who knows what he wants and goes after it. It is easy to be mad a Jax in the beginning but once we know the whole story we love him and forgive him, at least I did, it took Gia longer.
There is some great hotness here, narrator was good as always. I love the characters, all the extended family and all that and I absolutely LOVE the ending! Thank you Sylvia Day for another good one.
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