I absolutley fell in love with the Jada Diamond series begining with Soulmates disapates. Was so excited to see audible had another Mary Morrison title. Mary's writting style has dramatically changed over the years and not for the better. There were so many times I said "That would never go down like that" in this book. It was all over the place and lacked depth. Just one crazy thing to the next. And Allyson Johnson as a narrator??? All female characters sounded like 3 year olds. And the men sounded gruff.
The book started very slow then peaked as fast as a kid grows up on a soap opera. I never got to truly know the characters and then it was over. Cary Hite (who is usually pretty good) sounds unrehearsed and you can actualy hear him correct himself on the recording. The female voices are horid.
Mary's debute writtings were WONDERFUL, mature, and erotic. This series is soooo unrealstic. Many characters but not one you can root for fully. Whinny women, weak rich men, no champions, fake friendships. What man will let his girl live with his brother? What friend allows another woman to sleep under her husbands roof and not do anything about it. Over it. I usually like Cary Hite but he made all the characters sound like they had special needs.
No stone left unturned. Steamy and Hot, Mystery and Drama. I was concerned Brenda was drifting to an unknown land after I read a previous book. It seemed rushed and imcomplete. This was better.
This narrator isn't even fit for children's books. Seriously??? A wonderful story ruined! If u can get past the narration, you will love the story.
The storyline alone was great. The passion bewteen the main charactors was intense. However Brenda passed over opportunities to make the story more exciting in at least two cases..maybe more. The father daughter angle, Diamond and her ex-husband, the search for the camera man, Dex's ex-wife. Dont want to give too much away but Imagine a crime show where they caught the suspect without a chase all the time. I'd sit back ready for the ride and then sat up straight like what the what? lol Pete is a great narrator over all but his voice needs more fluctuation at times; not just a breathy falsetto.
Narrarator was great. Peele has improved greatly over the years. Zuri makes you a part of each detail. During games I felt like I was on the football field. During Intimacy I felt like I was there too. :)
This appears to be a narrator in training: audible smacking noises, breaking sentences at weird intervals, monotone during exciting times but about 30% of the book she nails it. Not an unbearable listen but quality is lacking. Good story line contrast between absolute peace and necesarry dangers. SMOKING HOT love scenes.
Not Brenda's best. There were so many opportunities to make the storyline more interesting in the first half. The second one was better. Now the narrator Madison Vaughn and Gabra Zackman I believe to be the same person. At any rate she does "ok" until she does female voices. They sound like preschoolers or very weak. Hearing a kids voice saying erotic things....yuck!
A good read. Kept my interest and showed how twisted and entagled ones mind can be regarding love. I did think however the voice of michael was too "peachy" and probably more fit for Jerome. lol
I enjoyed this read. It captured my attention. The ending.....ugh! I cant call it a cliff hanger but it does take you to the edge of the cliff without pushing you over. Like slamming on the brakes a the last minute. Otherwise I would have given it 4 stars.
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