Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2009
This was a book that confirmed my impressions about blind hatred and how much damage it can do. I found it so sad that the family who were the "protagonists" of the story, that of Haj Ibrahim, were all victims of the hatred that they espoused and continued. One by one, the children died due to savagery on the part of their own people, not the Israelis. There were a number of references in the book to the fact that the Arabs really had very little problem with the "Jews" but had a lot of problems with their own people. The notion that one was raised from infancy to hate a people for no reason blew me away, though I have known for some time that this happens. It is like a family feud that is fuelled by nothing but a history of the feud itself. Many of the Arabs refused to take supplies offered by the Jews so as not to give them the impression that they needed them in order to survive. And yet, the Arabs in this story fed on hatred and it ultimately consumed them in both a spiritual and physical sense. There were very disturbing parts of this book but I feel it was probably fairly accurate. I am sure that there are people who would think that this book was biased. I do not think so. The Haj was a very good book and a sad story of a family self-destructing.
I am still reading this book. But I find that the narrator makes Cole sound like Bart Simpson.
The voice is distracting from the intensity of Cole. The story is realistic and fraught with baggage on the part of the hero and heroine.
What I love about Christina Lauren's style is that she intersperses a real story line with sex.
The sex is very hot and the voice is wonderful, as provided by Grace Grant. I like the characters and how they are developed. I also like that Ms. Lauren has taken the three members of the threesome and developed a story surrounding each one of them and the ladies that they develop relationships with. Hannah is at times, almost a bit annoying in her naiveté. But I am sure that this is done to enhance the sex scenes between her and Will.
I really enjoyed this trilogy and will listen to all the books again for sure.
This was the first book in which there were two narrators, one male and one female.
Each narrator does the voice at times, of the opposite sex. I did not feel as if the voice of Gideon was what I would have imagined his voice to sound like. It was not forceful enough.
The story was like a shit storm... It was almost as if Ms. Day was looking for things to mess Gideon up with, and I had trouble understanding why Chris Sr. saying he didn't know about the abuse, sent Gideon over the edge. Perhaps this will be explained in the next book. I feel like Gideon needs to work through his dreams and talk out his problems to the point where his nightmares stop... otherwise, there is no happy ending in sight. Common Ms. Day... help Gideon out!
The title would never give away the fact that this novel surrounds the Titanic disaster, and the effect it has on numerous people, including the protagonist. There is a bit of romance thrown in, and the heroine has to choose between two suitors... one with money and one without, and she makes the right choice in the end. A good story but not great. It was not memorable particularly, but was an enjoyable read. Can't say I'd be running to recommend it though.
This installment in the trilogy brings mystery, whodunnit factors, and a lot of hot sex.
I didn't think I could find a series as "stimulating" as the Crossfire series but wow... this outdid it in my opinion. The ending is satisfying though there is some heartbreak thrown in for good measure. Not spoiling it.
This book fleshed out the relationship between Damien and Nikky, and there was a lot of suspense intertwined with the sex. As in the Crossfire series, Nikky doubts herself a lot during the books, and struggles with her urge to return to cutting herself, a practice she began after having grown up with an overly controlling and emotionally abusive mother. This is disturbing, but kept in check through the book. As Nikky becomes more sure of Damien's love for her, she is able to overcome this, except during the most stressful situations. Damien is able to understand her need for pain and provides her with outlets for it that are much healthier. I really like this couple.
Jeez... I thought the Crossfire series was hot. This certainly gave them a run for the money.
The combination of the hot dialogue, fabulous narration by Sofia Willingham and numerous sexual fantasies and slightly kinky sex made for a very hot but enjoyable book. Other characters were also developed, and I was left wanting to listen to the other two books. Which I did. Wow.
This series was addictive. Really ramped up the juices! Eva and Gideon work out the kinks in their relationship as this second instalment in the Crossfire series continues. Eva and Gideon really are very well suited to one another...Eva just seems to miss that point on numerous occasions, letting her insecurities and fear of abandonment from her childhood influence her faith in Gideon's love and devotion to her. A great series.
This book is a perfect segway into a fourth Crossfire novel. Eva and Gideon appear to be happy, finally. But who knows? Things keep getting in the way of their happiness, and both of them have skeletons in their closets that rear their ugly heads on a regular basis. Anxious to see what happens in Captivated by you.
Well, this was my first foray into erotic fiction. It certainly was hot. I felt Ms. Redfield really nailed the voices of both Eva and Gideon which is not an easy task. This book set the scene for the remainder of the trilogy which followed this pair through numerous ups and downs, and showcased the damage that can be done to a soul from sexual abuse. Both the characters were developed in that light and this was interesting to see. Overall, very enjoyable.
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