A different reader for starters
Yes actually it has. I thought I'd try another erotica after reading shades of gray.....but I realize now that most of it is poorly written and therefore its probably difficult to get good readers. This lady reads like she's in the 5th grade.....no inflection, just mono-tone, and her speech is so stilted
Her British accent is hilarious! And her Texas accent isn't much better.
I don't keep track of readers names
I guess I really liked this because I went and bought the next one in the series right away(and the next and the next). It did have great characters, I'll say that. And the story was somewhat believable although it does get a little far-fetched in the next few books. Nonetheless, the back story about a girl who was brutally raped as a teen and a man who suffered from PTSD after a stint in Afganistan, worked well to create chemistry between the two. I like that Bryanne wasn't a pushover, she seemed like a strong American woman for the most part. The narration was awesome, by the way----Shane East has the sexiest voice ...I had to google him just to see what he looked like, I couldn't find his picture. :( Oh well, it's probably for the best.
At first I didn't know if I'd like it...it was a bleak look at a post-apocalyptic world in which a zombie virus has wiped out most of the "normal" people in the world. I thought it might be heading for the same tone as The Road. (Spoiler Coming)But I was surprised when the "girl' became the herorine, and the science became so realistic and interesting. The ending was smart and thought provoking, as an ending should be. It was just a really fun read and so well done. A pleasant surprise.
I guess I should have known that this wouldn't work, it was so short that the story never had a chance to develop. It was so choppy, and abrupt, I had to stop and look to see if it was abridged. Ivan probably doesn't say more than a 1/2 a dozen words to Erin and yet he's in Love with her in a few hours. I don't have a problem with the love-at-first-sight thing, but at least make it believable. If you like the idea of this book--Russian mobsters with a heart of gold-- then try the Kresley Cole series-----WAY better.
Despite the fact the book started off with one massive info-dump after another I hung in there and waited it out. About 1/4 to 1/2 way through BAM...this book got so good. It was such a different romance. I know that flawed hero's are the "thing" right now, but this guy is more than flawed---he's completely wicked, but somehow the author managed to make me empathize with his life. He's the worst and best hero ever, and even though I have absolutely no knowledge of international arms trafficking or European organized crime rings, I felt like everything that happened was so realistic. The Heroine (Chloe) reacted just as you'd expect (most of the time). Sure, she might not be thinking of sex after she'd just been tortured, but it is a romance book---so you have to expect some of that type of thing. My only objection is that it ended too soon. I SOOOO wanted an epilogue. We deserved to know what happened after the final page! :)
Yes, if they like the hot, steamy sex scenes. The narrator is the absolute best, he makes the book! I love how Emma Chase writes, so funny and down to earth at the same time. The story of a rich, hot playboy type being brought to his knee's by a strong, successful, woman just isin't told enough for my taste. I love listening to Drew's thoughts and in romance you usually hear the woman's point of view so this is refreshing.
He has a damn sexy voice...it fits the character perfectly!
Just get this book..it really is a great erotic romance--It has equal parts of both of those things and the writer is clever and easy to read. I actually am considering listening to it again and I NEVER do that.
This is a unique YA story about time-travel and other abilities that haven't truly been revealed yet. Anyone who has read my previous reviews knows that I dislike a weak/meek heroine...woman who let guys tell them what to do and end of loving them for it-UGH. Gwyneth is a little bit of a wuss, but she's so likeable and so young that you can just tell that she'll grow up over the course of the next few books, so it doesn't bother me as much. She has this Bridget Jones Diary thing going on and it's very endearing and fun. I found a German movie of this book on youtube and it was really pretty good--if you like the book go check it out!
Although I don't know much about ex-military/international security jobs, this seemed realistic to me. I've read other version of this sub-genre and many times they seem a little hokey. The hero was smart and a little damaged, with a heart of gold, and the heroine was fairly strong and independent. There were a few twists I didn't see coming and great sex scenes, so all and all this was pretty good.
I read this about a week ago and I can hardly remember what it was about. I do remember thinking that it was boring and silly. Oh yeah, I remember... the hero falls in love with the heroine after about 10 minutes of knowing her. And, not just "oh, I'm attracted to her, love at first site" kind of thing. But the "I'll give my life and the life of the members of my family" kind. It's just really far fetched and unbelievable and that's saying something because I'm a big fantasy/sci fi romance fan.
This book was recommended because I read (and loved) Outlander. It is truly in the same vain...even mentioning Claire, or the white witch as she's known. I'm glad I decided to download it. It was really great--I wish I could figure out how an author can make you care so much about the characters. At times, I wanted to scream at them, or other times I was literally crying. The narrator was great, exactly right. It did get a bit long, I kept thinking, when will they get their happy ending?! If you like historical romance, this is an excellent choice. I haven't read the next in the series yet--I'm going to wait and savor them.
No, who would?
No and I've already told my daughter that she doesn't need to read this one.
Maybe the rebel girl, at least she was actually strong.
Yes...disgust. I bought the first book and thought it was fun, so I bought the next 2 right away. Half way through the 2nd book, I realized that I'd made a huge mistake. I decided to read the last book just to see if the America or Maxon redeemed themselves....they didn’t. The themes in the book appeared to be Obedience- Submission and Subservience particularly in woman. I kept waiting for America to stand up for herself, to tell Maxon to take a hike especially when he’d speak to her like she was his possession… for the record girls, that is NOT romance that’s what a weak, chauvinistic hypocrite sounds like and if any guy talks to you like that dump him!
Please don't let your teens read this---it's the bachelor for young girls and the adult version is bad enough!
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