I love happy endings; this one doesn't disappoint. Even though the storyline is pretty typical I really liked it. Liked the getting to know the characters; all the characters are distinct and unique. Can't wait to get to know them better in upcoming books. This was my first listen from this author and narrator - thought they both did a great job. The sex "love-making" was amazing and sometimes anxiety-producing; certainly did it for me.
Listening to a book, for me, as long as it has an exceptional narrator, is much more enjoyable. I love hearing the inflections, the passion, the heart, something I do not do easily in my own head when I read. Ms. O. Keef does a pretty good job. Male voices could be a little gruffer, but overall she does them pretty good.
That he was not the perfect, well-mannered, socially adept or correct of the New Species; he held no "office" or status within the Species and was raw, primal, more animal-acting than man but his draw to and then emotions for and protectiveness of Tammy were nonetheless touching.
Not possible, unfortunately I have a real life to live.
This series just gets better and better.
Did not read the print version, however, I am always up for the audio version of a book with an incredible narrator vs. the narrator in my head when I am reading. This book was so very different from other sensual, sexual & dramatic romances I've had the privilege to listen to over the years. This one was truly "REAL". Katy Evans wrote such that I could feel Remington's anguish, torment especially during his manic phases and Brooke's naiveté regarding bi-polarism and her desperation to protect and "do something" for this man.
There's nothing I have read that compares to this book. My emotions were all over the map when listening to REAL but most especially during the tumultuous times of sorrow, anguish, heartbreak, heroism and regret.
There were virtually no scenes in this book that made me giddy or happy, but a few that made me sigh with relief or gasp and hold my breath. I guess I would have to say that there were no favorite scenes as I equate favorite with pleasurable, but would have to say instead that the scene that was most memorable and gripping was (without any spoilers) Remi's last fight with Scorpion.
Yes, but very difficult.
There are two more books in this series, but due to the extreme emotions this one pulled from me I'll have to wait awhile and listen to something light in between.Thank you Ms. Evans for this book. I realize this was only a glimpse into what one experiences when bi-polar and not on meds, but your portrayal gives me a hint that you either did your research and/or you have a close relationship with or an intense interest in this disease.
NOPE. This book, unfortunately, just didn't do much for me. Don't get me wrong I'm all for, occasionally, an easy listening romance but there just wasn't any substance to this one. Too easy, too uncomplicated, and missing all the drama, angst, romantic sex, etc. that B.A. usually has in her books.
I waited for this one and was really disappointed. It was quite boring. The only thing that made it any good at all is E.S.'s narration. She's great and I have never been disappointed in her performances.
More drama, more sexual escapades (tasteful of course).
She's always great.
Not sure. It started and ended and everything in between was just plain flat.
Always looking for new "stuff" from Ms. Andre and hope that the next one doesn't disappoint.
I have listened to a great number of audiobooks over the years and this one ranks way up on top. This is a new author for me and only decided to buy this book because someone I follow said how great it was. Then, it sat in my library forever before I actually listened to it. Wow ! Now I'm hooked.There was no easing into the story, no wading through the prologue or first chapter, no sitting on the edge of my seat in the beginning waiting for the plot to unfold. This book started out capturing my attention and held me through to the end.
I don't want to give anything way, no spoilers here, so I'll just say that the entire book was captivating. Ms. Dohner's imagination and creativity are a pleasure and privilege to behold. I was not only able to capture the essence of the main characters through her physical descriptions of each of them but could picture them through her exquisite detailed account of their movements, their voices, their actions.
The scene where he is coming out of a drug-induced rage and is clinging to Ellie.
I think Vanessa Chambers did a good job narrating. I also believe as she continues to narrate this series she will only get better especially with the male voices.
Arrogant, sexy, hot-tempered
Slade is an arrogant, sexy, hot-tempered and somewhat shallow male; however, I guess there has to be one in every crowd and I still couldn't help really liking him. Poor Dr. Norbitt.
I think she narrated this book better than the first and think she will only get better and better.
This book was not as good as #1 but still exciting and opens up the gateway to newly introduced characters and plots.
I didn't like that this was a "cliffhanger" but understand the reasoning.
YES. I would recommend the entire series. Of course, some books in the series are better than others and this one is not up there with the previous ones. The books in this series are not stand alone so if you are interested, start with #1 and work your way through. You won't be disappointed. I was not disappointed in this one, but it didn't spark any intense feeling in me. I am glad, as I am sure all those who are Six Pack Ranch fans will agree, that Gabe's story is told and he deserves all the goodness afforded him.
I thought the ending was great; it fit with the rest of the story perfectly.
All of them. It is my opinion that there are very few really talented female narrators; TS is on the top for me. She has the skills it takes to make each individual male's voice different and it goes without saying that her many female voices are great. Her ability to portray sentiment and expression of each character especially in times of intensity drew me in and helped me forget that the characters were in a story and the story was only a story. She has the ability, as only a very few female narrators have, to make me have fondness for the good guys and distain for the bad guys. Audible or whoever does the pairing should strongly consider looking at reviews of female narrators before placing book/author with narrator. TS should be considered for more; I've given up on many a book and wasted many credits or cash on good books narrated badly.
Yes, look for the next in the series. Can't wait for Travis' story.
Yes. It was either the narrator or the author, not sure which, but many phrases were repeated back to back making the heroine sound very ignorant or childish. I did work hard at giving the author the benefit of the doubt and chocked it up to trying to place more emphasis on a situation or occurrence but it was really difficult. Also, once I also gave the author the benefit of the doubt when it came to Brock's "language" and told myself it was the result of his being undercover for so long (this was suppose to be a college educated man who then went on to go to the police academy who sounded like a biker dude) I was able to get past it.I did, however, like Brock's intuitiveness, insight and macho, alpha male protectiveness without being too overbearing. Also I appreciated the author showing us his mild side as well as his wild side. He had a big heart underneath that crusty exterior. I thought the author did a good job at showing us the sweet Tessa everyone loved and Joey, Brock's son was great.Even though Olivia was someone we all loved to hate, the author and narrator did a good job at making no mistake about how everyone felt by putting Olivia's antics way out there.
Had the overall story, drama, romance and characters not been done so well I would have returned this book. Ms. Ashley put a lot into this story without muddling it up - I think she's got a good story in this one, however, not sure I'll spend credits or money on any of her other's because the same narrator is being used.
I thought the overall story was good and not always predictable, which is important to me, so there's not much I would have changed. It is really too bad that I can't give a better review, it just was too much of a struggle getting past the narration and some of the immature verbiage and repeated phrases used, almost as if the author's vocabulary needs expanding or she needs to get a thesaurus.
The narrator wasn't terrible, she needs a lot of work (my opinion). I was able to struggle through her as some of her narration was right on, but for the most part it was difficult. Sometimes it sounded as if she forgot which character she was voicing as when Brock and Tessa are either bantering back and forth or they are in bed; Brock often sounded like Tessa. It really is too bad that narrators, at least it is my suspicion, don't read reviews so they can learn what they need to work on and take into consideration that the narrator can make or break an audiobook. There are some great books out there but if the narrator is bad it reflects on the sales of the book and the author.
Better narrator or this narrator taking heed of the reviews and honing her skills. I believe she's got them, I just think she needs a lot of work.
I just think that, like so many audio books that are coming out these days (and I listen to a lot) that whomever puts narrator to author/story doesn't pay enough attention. More times than not I either reject a book, return it, or make myself struggle through it (as I did this one) in order to find out what happens. I have stated this many times in my reviews but as well as seeing other reviews mention the same and it seems as though no one listens.
FUNNY, PASSIONATE, EXCITING
Daniel Mackenzie. Reminded me a lot of Ian, who is my favorite character of all the Mackenzie clan. Daniel is focused, intelligent, compassionate, insightful and funny. Who could not fall in love with Daniel and the men of his family. They are all an enigma, I like that. Jennifer Ashley has written a tremendous soulful account of all the Mackenzie men; with Daniel being the youngest (although the mention of Jamie, Ian & Beth's oldest son happened a few times during this story) I hope this isn't the end.
Don't want to spoil anything, but when Daniel gets back up from family as he is fighting Jacoby and his cohorts.
Yes. I was both sad in places and the Mackenzies, especially Daniel, never cease to entertain with witty comments and off-the-cuff humorous remarks throughout.
Please let there be more.
Absolutely ! I would recommend the entire series. Olivia Cunning is an amazing writer and not afraid to sink her teeth into the whole rock star scene; language, look, sex, as well as into the souls of the individuals in the Sinner's band.
Any of the other in the series, but most particularly Jace's story.
Yes. She, too, is amazing. The combination of OC & JOK is great. Ms. O. Keef has a talent for voices, inflections and expressions. I would listen to her anytime.
There were a lot of moving scenes and I can't pick any particular one.
This book had it all; light banter amongst bandmates, explicit sex, angst, fun, but most importantly it was all interspersed with laughter and levity. I loved the humor, even Eric's corny jokes. All the emotions were great.
I do think that Rebekah was a bit childish at times and quite insightful at others, but I am supposing that's what OC was trying to portray.
Loved the series. Jace's story was my favorite and then this one next.
Well, as far as Romantic Suspense goes it ranks pretty high. I am a big fan of romance, but when romance is mingled with some explicit sex scenes, sitting on the edge of your seat suspense and true tenderness then it doesn't get any better. This has it all, a little on the light side of the sex scenes, but everything else fit the bill so it kept me enthralled.
The first time Richard takes Christian, I'm not much of a flight kinda gal so it really stirred the ole' fight response in me. And, of course, Ian Kincaid's appearances are always memorable, but he out did himself this time.
The narration was really good. I think that her male voices could have been a bit more male (which is the case with most female narrators), rare is the female that can do sexy, gravelly, sultry, angry, and gruff male voices. That said, I believe the narrator does a great job with Jock Kincaid.
Boy, not sure at all.
This series is the only Jaycee Clark I have ever heard or read and am hooked. Audible needs to get going on the rest in the series. I am waiting for Ian's story and I am assuming I'll have to go through the other more obvious Kincaid men.
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