I can see why this story won a romance contest - I've never read or heard a story combining pro football, journalism, fashion modeling, Irish-American families and more - in one story. And seamlessly too :-).
Great humor and great sex too! (My vibrator almost burnt out from overuse ;-)) All the characters were fleshed out nicely - great interplay between Ryan and his friend, Jake; Samantha and supermodel friend, Hannah. This could easily have been made into a longer story but it still worked out nicely just as it is.
The narrator must be taking continuous audiobook lessons or is just getting better as she does more audio stories.
Loved it from start to finish! :-)
I love this author's football romances! They're fun and sexy with characters you love to see win - on or off the field ;-)
Just wish the stories were longer, but they are still great just the same :-)
The author continues to create a wonderful thread between the characters in her first two stories in the series, and with the new characters she introduces here - plus cleverly sets up the ending for another story to follow!
The writing keeps getting better - there is always background and plot with conflict and great humor thrown in, not just gratuitous sex. The narrator is smooth and always a pleasure to listen to.
Another winning 'season' in 'Huddle Up'!
In many ways, yes - because the voice inside my head narrating silently when I read with my eyes isn't as rich or humorous as the narrator's voice. It's also great to listen to a book when your eyes are tired, and gives your hands other things to do (like driving to work, or 'other' things ;-))
She brings out the humor, the angst, the intelligence and color of each of the characters. The hard knocks, tough to feel deserving of love, Elisabeth; the Dom looking for the right woman, Trevor; his Dom friends and colleagues, Roman and Marc; new found love for Gregory and his sub, Andrew.
Absolutely! It's one of those 'hard to put down' type of books, especially when the narrator's voice gets you so hot and bothered, you need to 'relieve' yourself :-) The author, Ms. Evers creates such interesting characters and weaves the story seamlessly around them, that you don't want to stop listening till you hear the resolution at the end. And Ms. Evers has happy endings to her stories - and I 'loves me a happy ending' as one of the characters says in this story :-)
Ignore the 1 star reviewer. Looking at the reviewers who write blatant lies about certain narrators and/or authors, you can tell from the repeated lines they say, that it is some jealous person who can't stand someone else's success, and feel they just have to buy any audiobook the narrator narrates or author writes, just to give their audiobook a low rating, then return the book to bash someone else. How pathetic!
This is definitely a well written, well narrated winner - I hope to see more of Ms. Evers' stories come to life with great voices such as Ms. Padovan's :-)
So great for Ms. Long to continue where 'Retreat Hell! She Just Got Here' left off :-) She takes these wonderful characters who hit it off from their 1Night Stand encounter, and creates an amazing setting, centering around Jazz's battle injuries.
There is never a boring moment; everyone stays forward thinking even in the midst of conflict, and the author intersperses the right amount of hot sex in all the right places :-)
OohRah for these strong, sexy Marines!
Leave it to Ms. Long on giving her characters such diverse backgrounds and talents :-)
As always, the series continues in depth with weaving sensual nuances into the telling of each character's own story. Having Damon be a chef, creating a dinner of pure titillation had me reaching many times for my vibrator (my b.f. being out of town on biz) as the story continued wonderfully to amazing climaxes and new heights in the seduction department.
Kudos to Ms. Long in continuing to use Christine Padovan as her narrator - her throaty tones were perfect, especially her voice choice for Helena.
Keep 'em 'coming', Audible!
I wonder what would happen if the author quit her job as a 'mild mannered accountant by day' and became a full-time writer? Her stories have wonderful, sexy characters, great spot-on humor and hot sex too :-)
The throaty, sexy voice of Ms. Padovan is even better here than in 'Playing for Keeps' - very relaxed and sounds like she was having fun; the dialogue and narrator parts flow beautifully.
Keep 'em coming, Ms. Matis!
Semper fi thrice :-)
That's hard - all three were so likable. I really liked Jazz - she was one of the guys for so long as a Marine and wanted to explore being a woman so badly. Her transformation was very fun to listen to :-).
Her alto tones are so pleasant to listen to. I enjoy how she voices male characters and makes them so real.
I felt bad for Logan, thinking he may not be able to overcome his injuries to be with a woman. But definitely, I was grinning with the end results :-).
Love Ms. Long's ability to give her characters such depth in only a short story format!
What a great concept! Get a bunch of great authors together of different romance/erotica genres, take the same beginning and write a different story in that author's genre on the same main character!
Not sure if this publisher will always offer this lower pricing structure on these stories on Audible, but if so, you definitely get more 'bang' for your buck buying and listening to the 'Entwined' stories ;-)
Can't wait for Volume 2 to 'come' out !
As her Amazon reviews say, Ms. Long is a master of the short story. There is a beginning, middle and end to all the characters. I could feel the pain and longing of Luke and Rebecca from the very first description.
And, of course, wonderfully written and beautifully described sex scenes :-) - the narrator has improved considerably from a year ago in the Romance genre.
Hope to see the rest of Ms. Long's 'Always a Marine' series make it into audio form :-)
Yes, FINALLY - the great M.R. Mathias is in audio form! I can understand why he wanted the talent of Chris Dorman, an animation voice artist to narrate this story - Mr. Dorman can certainly do great character voices.
However, the narrator parts were alittle stiff - but being this is Mr. Dorman's first audiobook, he will hopefully get better as he goes along :-)
But even so, the strength of the story and its many wonderful characters made this still a great entertaining experience for me, just like reading the book did.
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