Georgia, United States | Member Since 2012
Okay first off let me say the narration is done by the same woman who does Sylvia Days Crossfire series, so this book had me at word one, thank goodness there was an awesome plot to go with the great narration!
Secondly, I have to warn you, or entice you, that this book is full of vulgar hot steamy graphic scenes...which was great for me, but some people really don't like that, consider yourself warned!
The last warning I feel compelled to share is that if you don't like the B word when directed at a female then don't get this book, it is used about 1000 times, often in the appropriate context in my opinion but also as a word of endearment....I have a friend who would love the context of this book but hates that word so much I wouldn't recommend this book to her, what can I say it's her loss.
Great female lead, strong underestimated alpha females are always cool! Male lead is also an alpha, and in typical male fashion he is clueless as to how to handle this strong non submissive alpha woman, which makes for hot scenes, and a hot story.
I got this book during a sale, but I have to say it would have been worth a credit too! Can't wait to see the next one!
Ugh! Waste of time! Book one was beyond frustrating I loved and hated it. Book 2 I was on the fence, things were getting weird, but I still felt compelled to get book 3, and now I have and I can say I'm done, even if they are not. The whole plot has shifted from a billionaire not being able to have the girl to every billionaire has a girl but no one talks to their girl and contrived drama ensues! I read the reviews on amazon for book 4 and needless to say the words predictable drama and far fetched were used often, nope I'm putting this series down, never to be listened to again.
This story takes place 2 years after book 2...but everyone is pretty much doing the same thing. Ari has her masters and is teaching and Rafe wants her back. That part was cute, then we have Shane and Leaha's story, and we have the return of prince Adrian in Rachaels bed.
Some parts were good, some parts were too horrible to describe and one part about an hour from the end I skipped all together because I was certain if I listened to what I knew was coming I would just shut the book off.
Overall skip this series, the frustration and downward spiral from decent plot and characters to pathetic contrived drama just isn't worth the money.
I was happy that they finally got the narrator and editor correct.
In my heart of hearts I want to say I threw this book down in disgust that the leading man Rafe would treat Ari like that...but it was like watching a train wreck, I couldn't look away.
This book has flaws...people seem to do things out of character to continue the plot (which I truly dislike!), people are upset when I can't understand why, and fine when I am screaming at my iphone that I can't believe that just happened! Time lines are messed up, one minute they are taking a vacation after 1 month...then she gets home from a 4 day trip and her 3 months are up...I was confused. I did like the secondary action of the side characters coming into their own stories. All I can say is YAY Ari for the end of the book....and boo rafe! But then I had to get book 3 to see where the heck all this was going!
Overall I just don't know about this book...I think the third will make or break my love of the series. The narrator changed....but I can't say it's for the better! The guys no longer sound like trolls...they now all sound the same and all sound like the girls, barely any distinction. Follow that up with the worst editing hack job of an audiobook I have EVER heard and you have a miserable listen. The chick was speed reading and if you tried to slow it down it echoed...and I'm originally from NJ fast talking doesn't bother me, but fast talking a love scene was just creepy! Then there seemed to be no breaks between paragraphs, or sentences and the whole timing was just so incredibly off. I will have to say though I already started book 3 and I am happy to report that they FINALLY got the narration and editing correct.
I'll keep you posted!
I really dislike books like this....I was SOOO in love with it during one minute and the next I was screaming at my poor iPhone! Rafe....oh Rafe...I adore you, I hate you, you are slime, you are an alpha sex God...and the ending....gesh, talk about a cliffhanger, thankfully Audible had the second book which I may have purchased and downloading while driving....oh come on....you would too if you had been left hanging like that!
Rafe Palozio is an accomplished billionaire, the prologue talks about 3 years ago when he thought he was married to the perfect woman...until he found her screwing his best friend. He decided from then on that NO woman would have his heart, romance was for fools, and any contact with a woman must be under contract and under HIS rules.
Arianna is a 23 year old who one night made the mistake of trying to be sociable and do what other people her age did...which in her case included going to a party and getting drunk. She usually just spent time with her nose in a book (no, she's NOT a virgin) or in class so this was suppose to be a nice distraction and loosen her up...but she freaked a bit and called her mom to get her and her mom was in a horrible crash. Fast forward 6 months later, she had to drop out of college one semester shy of her degree, sell her mom's house, sell her mom's business and all because her mom has been in a coma for 6 months! She needs to find a job to keep her mother in the care center, but isn't qualified for much. Arianna was discouraged that out of the hundreds of jobs she had applied for she only got 4 call backs...the last one was weird...they wanted to know her clothing size, take her picture, made her take an endurance stress test...what the heck is this job....all it said was must be available 24/7 and have zero other commitments, salary 100K a year.
This story was about a strong woman and a hurt man....can she open him to the concept of love or will he destroy her in his commitment to keep their relationship unemotional...no matter what he is feeling. Can he let her in, or will his pain keep her out?
They changed the narrator for book 2...but it isn't much better. This narrator had her timing down, you could tell who was speaking and when but the guys sounded like scratchy pre-pubescent trolls, with bad intonation...if someone says they are speaking angrily don't make it sound like they are laughing it really screws with a person's head!
All in all, glad I bought the book, and as I said I already downloaded book 2...BAD cliffhanger....worst one I have ever read I think! I swear if Rafe doesn't shape up in this second book I'm going to give up on this series...there is a lot of whining that "she is mine, it's just a matter of time....but this isn't my heart talking it's just my libido...I don't care for her, I just like it when she's happy...but that doesn't MEAN anything...etc"...but I really liked the story so I forgave it.
What I absolutely loved about book one and book 2 in the series was nonexistent in book 3. Maybe it is because it didn't focus on Sophie and Lucian, I don't know but this book was so full of contrived drama I couldn't finish it!!!
To top the list we have a hidden marriage, baby mama drama because it's not your baby, hiding the truth from everyone you know, the girl you love doesn't even know your real name, and the girls ONLY demand is honesty....UGH! Oh and the narrator attempts an American accent and fails miserably!!!
Books 1 and 2 will forever be on my listen to again list because they were magic. As for book 3, I will pretend it was never published!
I swear I have a life, a job, my obligatory 2.2. kids but I could NOT put these two books down! They both just felt so real! There are no navy seals, no sexy firefighters, and no shifters no paranormal at all...they just both had the feel that this COULD happen in real life, and they just swept me away because of it!
In book 1 we saw Sophie Black being left with a choice...her estranged husband who has been carrying on a multiple year affair with another woman....or her lover Lucien Knight who has walls over walls protecting his heart from any emotion.
In book 2 we see Sophie working through her choices....like a NORMAL person! Does she want to fix things with Dan? Does she even want anything with the emotionally closed off self professed hater of the word "love"...or should she begin her own life without either of these two men?
This book was just as good as the first, if not better. We get the conclusion to Sophie's story...and we find out a few more things about Dan and Lucien...and of course Sophie too. The hot rating is still HOT...and the mind eroticism may have slowed down some, but with emotions running rampant it would be misplaced to have too much of that going on.
I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the author for not inciting drama for the sake of continuing the story arc...it flowed perfectly without misunderstandings between the characters and contrived drama, this hit all the right buttons and then some!
I can’t recommend this series enough!!!! I'm off to download the third book, which I hear is Kara's story.
I can't believe this isn't sweeping around Audible as the best hottest new thing! There are three books in this series so far, the first 2 seem to be about the same people, Sophie and Lucien, and Audible has all 3! If you go to goodreads they have over 14 THOUSAND reviews and this book still has over 4 stars
Let me just say this book was AMAZINGLY good! We sometimes forget that erotica isn't suppose to be just about the actual acts...it's a state of mind, it is a seduction of the brain as much as the body and boy does this book deliver on every front!
Sophie Black is a bored wife...she has been married to her high school boyfriend for about 10 years and has barely anything to show for it. No kids, no pets, she hates her job and recently it's become increasingly more difficult not to notice that her husband is barely speaking to her, and not touching her at all. She decides she needs a change, so when she sees a job posting to be a personal assistant to the owner of Knight Industries, an adult toy and fantasy company, she decides to try for it. From the moment she met Lucien Knight she was swooning...but she is a married a woman so the swooning will have to be put on hold. Lucien is fascinated by the shy Mrs. Black who seems almost virginal...why would an innocent flower want to be around HIS industry day in and day out? She can't even say the word clitoris without blushing scarlet to her roots!
Things get SOOOO good from there and you just don't want to put the ear buds down. I am off to download book 2 because there was a bit of a cliff hanger and I am dying to know what the heck is about to happen!!!
*warning* This is a British writer, and narrator, and there is British slang used. I personally thought I would be turning this book off within 5 minutes because I thought I could never get over the accent and the narrator...but I have to say it grew on me big time and I got over it! But if you can't get over accents don't get this book. If you hate the idea of infidelity don't get this book. And if you think sex scenes should happen behind closed doors and barely written about...DON'T get this book! For all others...ENJOY!!!!
I had high hopes for this book....they are gone now. If you are expecting a hard core love story centered around a popular rock band with ups and downs this is not that book. There was a rock band but this story could have taken place in an office. I kept waiting for the tension to start, waiting for the other shoe to drop...all I got was let down by a total fluff book, no substance just fluff.
Boy and girl are high school sweethearts, they grow apart and 4 years later are thrown back together. In this alternate reality she doesn't care that he's a rock star, or the hundreds of groupies he has slept with because he's her true love oh she doesn't even request a condom....and he has been sleeping with anything that moves for years and tells her "oh it was always you, all those women I was thinking of you"...and NO ONE calls BS on any if this crap? Talk about suspending reality for the sake of continuing a story!
No action, no suspense, no building the relationship...some steamy scenes but everyone is in love so it's fine.
Not worth a credit, not even worth a $5 sale, just pass this one by! If you want a real rock series go with sinners on tour, those books actually have a plot and characters that work through problems.
While it may be deemed as blasphemous I loved this book like I loved Sinners on Tour! It wasn't as graphically sexual... but there was plenty of that, was it the tortured rock band member....no...but there were plenty of them! I don't know, it was just awesome and nothing plot wise like sinners...but freaking awesome anyway!
Imagine waking up the morning after your 21st birthday in Vegas, with a ring on your finger and an amazingly hot man next to you holding your hair free of your puke! If that wasn't awkward enough....he remembers the night before and YOU don't and he is incredulous that you don't remember the most special day of his life. What's a girl to do...she runs home to Oregon of course! Slight problem when she lands and the paparazzi wants to know what it is like to be married to the "it" boy of rock and roll David Ferris?!?!?!?! OH CRUD WAS THAT HIS NAME?!?!?!?!?!?
The story was funny....romantic....heart swooning...gut wrenching...I was up, I was down...I hated them as a couple, I adored them as a couple. It could have been a little less choppy but the whole thing was just so dang good I couldn't stop listening....even at work...but shhh that's a secret!!!!
Credit worthy, sale worthy, heck flat out purchase worthy! Can't wait to hear about another band member, I REALLY hope they stay as good. I have tried a few rock band romances and none of them have done anything for me...this gives me hope to get out there and try again.
This book was originally released as a five part serial, but this is all 5 together not just part one, so you WILL get the whole story in this one book.
I am at a loss as to what to say about this book, never read anything like this. On the one hand it wasn't one if those suspend reality and just go with the sex scenes, because it had an actual plot....but it did also have some nice hot scenes. There was contrived drama for the sake of continuing the story, and a few parts where I was like HUH!?!? But it tried to follow its decent plot.
Bailey Sinclair is the groundskeeper granddaughter, she has been doing his job because he has Alzheimer's disease and doesn't want to let the owners know because she needs the money for his care. Conner Edge buys the property, although it appears to have been his families before, and anyway he's drawn to bailey. He suffers from a condition similar to multiple personality disorder and the two Conners both want her. One is a socially acceptable business man, the other is for all intents and purposes a Dom. The story follows them all through a maze of do both men (same man) want her, does she want both of them, can they all figure out how to transverse this tricky relationship where she is sleeping with 2 different men that are the same person?
It wasn't a bad story, but it was kind if confusing and disjointed, probably because it was originally 5 stories. The smex scenes were good, the mind games were good, but definitely hard to keep up with who remembers what and who was blacked out during that time. Narration was excellent, male voices were decent, and overall the story was fine and even gripping, but now that I'm done with it I could have done without this book. So, good for sale, not credit or sale worthy in my opinion.
I usually don't comment on narrators, rarely have I come across one that I bash, but I am totally up for a bashing right now! This book could have been 5 stars all around, singing its praises and so on...if the narrator didn't sound like a computer voice from a 1980's movie. Long pauses in the middle of words, going up and down on every syllable! And the men all sounded like growling scratchy things.
With a different narrator this book could have been really up there, it had all the makings. Good hearted girl who just got out of a looser relationship through a weird set of circumstances finds herself as a babysitter to a wayward rock star. But who she is fascinated with is his older brother, who is also in the band. The story is cute and the tension is built well, but there is no triangle drama, it's just a nice story with great sexual tension and some hot scenes towards the end. There were a couple of instances of unrealism where the author took creative license, but overall really great book...if I had READ it...did I mention the horrible narrator killed it?
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