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Exiled was a bit 'out there' - fantasy...I REALLY enjoyed Sway. A fun, romantic story. These books are both adult themes with 'harsh' language.
Yes, I really enjoy the Grayson Brothers series. I've actually started listening to Leave it for the Rain... Wendy Lindstrom cannot write these fast enough for me.
However, this novella was a bit different than the rest of the series. I think that is because the story is told from YOUNG Adam's perspective. There are insecurities of school, trouble making, being 'replaced' in the family by another boy.
This book isn't necessary to the series but it is a sweet story with a good message.
NOTES: No worries about listening with the kiddos in the room or car.
Credit Worthy: Depends on your dedication to the series. It is expensive for a 3 hour listen, I held off for that reason but finally gave in.
Anything He Wants was one of my first erotica thriller and I was SO MAD to be left with a cliffhanger! Finally we have the next part in Castaway, but be warned it's another cliffhanger ending. How long must we wait for the next? LOL
The end twist, based on Anything He Wants I knew SOMETHING was coming but wasn't sure what...
NOTE: Descriptions of sex, strong language
Creditworthy: Yes -Hint from my pal Dawn- buy THIS combined 2 books instead of separately
A powerful billionaire who always gets what he wants. An innocent protegee who will explore the darkest reaches of her own desire. Experience their intoxicating tale - now available for the first time as a complete saga...
Anything He Wants Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. But everything changes when the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need.
Castaway As the billionaire pulls Lucy deeper into his world of high stakes business deals and ruthless takeovers, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender. But Jeremiah has no place in his life for love, and as Lucy falls deeper for him, she risks having her heart shattered. Making matters worse, Jeremiah's fiercest rival is determined to steal Lucy's affection... and to do it, he'll show her the sinister side of Jeremiah's opulent world. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, there's only one thing Lucy knows for sure: she'll never be free from Jeremiah's sweet possession.
©2014 Sara Fawkes (P)2014 Macmillan Audio
The narration of Elle Newsland. Great Scottish accent and easily switched to an American accent when performing Joss.
Yes, she narrated Down London Road (Book 2 in the series) which was just as good.
Absolutely, I cannot get enough from the On Dublin Road series. It was great to find out what has been going on with the crew. Brooding Cole is all grown up and covered with tattoos.
Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wake-up call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she's sworn off men - especially those of the bad-boy variety.
Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid - gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man who's ready to find "the one". He's determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude to win her heart.
As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole's steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon's past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them - and tear them apart for good.…
©2014 Samantha Young (P)2014 Penguin Audio
NOTE: Some descriptions of sex, some violence & strong language
Credit Worthy: Absolutely
Best: I liked the book...fantasy (not PNR fantasy.) It was well written and a blend of humor, romance, over the top - this could never happen but its fun to imagine it could.
Least: Story line of billionaire, dominant is getting tiresome for ME. That is not to take anything away from this book. It is a great book with enough originality to not be a cookie cutter 'billionaire' story.
It is a cliffhanger...there is no completion, so know that you'll be tempted to buy the next two.
The narrator was average to better than average in the female character roles. The male characters left a bit to be a desired.
It is the first of 3 books...so it has a follow-up book. I don't think I'll invest in the next two because I'm tired of this type of story.
NOTES: Mature themes, violence and strong language
This book was on sale for less than $6. A great marketing move.
Credit worthy: No not when it is available for $6.95
Unfortunately I saw the movie first but on the other hand, if I read the book I would not have watched the movie. The book was interesting but having seen the movie I was already bit biased in my characters in the book.
I didn't understand the why the language needed to be so crass in the first few chapters. It did not add to the book at all and I'm not one to be easily offended by curse words and strong language. This really bothered me and I almost stopped listening.
I think that had I not seen the movie I would've been totally lost in this book because it jumped around a bit.
While this is a story of how slave mentality affected women differently and the sacrifice & bond between sisters, I don't understand the fascination that surrounds the book. It was solid and the events were descriptive. However, I did not feel in any way that it was a five star read nor creditworthy.
Save your credit, watch the movie
NOTES: Strong language (really strong), graphic descriptions of sex, violence - including rape.
Sure, but I'm not an editor/author so take this with a grain of salt. I was waiting, waiting, waiting for something to happen...there was no mystery, adventure, seduction. The publisher's summary calls it 'exciting' - I didn't hear it.
If you cut the intimate scenes it was a book about animals - a humane society, helicopter pilot and a cast of many characters. Perhaps the author was setting the table for future books in the series.
In this debut to an exciting new series, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life, while pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire. Contains mature themes.
©2011 Jill Shalvis (P)2011 Tantor
Right now I'm listening to Mastered by Lorelei James. After that I'm going for a counter terrorism or some other sort of military thriller.
She was average, not bad not distinguished. The script required her to make animal sounds - not something that makes an adult book seriously.
NOTE: Mature themes
I LOVE George Guidall's performance. He has the gravely voice one would expect these SEAL (former) to have.
I'm REALLY trying to like Brad Thor & Scott Harvath but it is hard. I miss the man and mastery of Vince Flynn. I also am so attached to Mitch Rapp.After two books Thor is not rising to that high, high bar.
As with Foreign Influence there were a lot of characters and things got confusing. The storyline got me confused and I felt like I was trying to catch up or sort things out. By the time I got a grasp on it the story had moved along and the cycle repeated.
Thor has his fans who give him 5*s and the detractors who rate him with 1*. I'm still on the fence. If you like him, he's credit worthy, for me I'm reserving judgement.
I think a great book stands alone even if it is part of a series. The 2 I've read thus far do not. I will try again starting with book 1, maybe a fresh start at the beginning of the series will help me (the premise and plot are intriguing.)
NOTE: Strong language and descriptions of violence
Best-selling author Brad Thor has crafted a must-read blockbuster featuring hard-nosed U.S. anti-terrorist agent Scot Harvath.
Fiendish al-Qaeda terrorists are planning to rescue their imprisoned WMD expert during the chaos they create with their July 4th destruction of all bridges and tunnels to Manhattan. Now it's up to ex-SEAL Harvath to stop the evil-doers -- and neutralize the diabolical three-foot-tall villain known as "The Troll" who supplies their intelligence.
My initial thoughts on this book was that it was very nice, sweet romance with very little drama and no erotic scenes. Before writing this review, I reading other reviews (mistake, I'll not make again) that left me with a different perspective.
The book beginning was intense and heart wrenching. The middle went from a couple eyeball roll scenes to a predictable and boring journey.I believe this could have easily been a solid 4* book had A.L. Jackson invested a bit more intensity and realism.
There was little resistance from Elizabeth to Christian after he left her when she became pregnant. Perhaps if the heroine were stronger...if I say more I'll spoil, and I don't want to give anything away.
I enjoyed this book as it was feel good and tugged at the heart a bit (even my cold, black heart.) It is more Chic Lit after the first few chapters. Take this Regret is the 1st in at least a 4 book series. Currently only 0.5, 1 & 4 are available here at Audible.
As with a lot of the [new to me random authors] books I pick up, this was a promotion/sale purchase. I don't 'regret' it (ha ha) and if 2 became available I might give it a go. But I have A LOT more to get through before I go looking for more books.
Purchase Worthy: Not unless on sale
Credit Worthy: Not to me
NOTE: Some strong language
There are some mistakes we make that we will regret for the rest of our lives. For Christian, it was the day he betrayed Elizabeth. Christian Davison has a plan for his life. He is determined to become an attorney and to one day take his place as partner in his father's law firm. Nothing will stand in his way, not even Elizabeth Ayers and their unborn child. After Christian cuts her from his life, Elizabeth spends the next five years struggling to provide for her daughter and willing to sacrifice anything to give her child a safe, comfortable life. For five years, Christian has regretted the day he walked away from his family and will do anything to win them back just as Elizabeth will do anything to protect her daughter from the certain heartache she believes Christian will bring upon them. When Christian wrestles his way into their lives, Elizabeth is faced with asking herself if it is possible to forgive someone when they've committed the unforgiveable and if it is possible to find a love after it has been buried in years of hate. Or are there some wounds that go so deep they can never heal? They say everyone deserves a second chance.
©2012 A.L. Jackson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Since his death I have been looking for an author whose work measures up to the Master Vince Flynn. Brad Thor is everywhere many friends and reviews have said his work is fantastic. I felt like I was always a few steps behind the characters and there were so many characters to meet.
The plot was complex and I didn't realize this was part of a 13 book series until after I got about 1/2 way through.
Other authors have the ability to write a series in which you can pick up any book in a series and read it and it stands alone. For me, this was not the case for -stand alone book- for the above reasons. However, I think if I start at the beginning the series it may get me hooked (including this book.)
I'm giving Thor another go-this was an error on my part, starting a book that is in the middle of the series-but a great book should stand alone even as part of a series. I was overwhelmed the feeling I should have been familiar with many of the characters. On top of that there were several intense situations, Foreign Influence was confusing.
Buy or not buy? Credit or no? I wouldn't buy it or use a credit. I must have picked it up for a steal, BOGO, 3 books 2 credit or I would not have bought out of order. I have already picked up the 1st book in the series. Here's hoping.......
NOTE: Strong language & violence
Navy SEAL turned covert operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in Brad Thor's hottest political thriller yet.
Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created. Unfettered by the oversight of self-serving politicians, it reports only to a secret panel of military insiders. Its job is to target Americas enemies - both foreign and domestic - under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish.
Recruited as a field operative, Scot Harvath has just returned from his first assignment abroad when a bombing in Rome kills a group of American college students. The evidence points to a dangerous colleague from Harvath's past and a plan for further attacks on an unimaginable scale.
Harvath is tasked with leveraging his relationship to lure the man out of hiding and kill him on the spot. But what if it is the wrong man?
Simultaneously, a young woman is struck by a taxi in a hit-and-run in Chicago. With only two intoxicated witnesses and over 5,000 cabs in the city, the Chicago Police have given up on their investigation. But when the family's attorney digs deeper, he will uncover a shocking connection to the bombing in Rome and the perpetrator's plans for America.
As the story rockets to its conclusion, the plots intersect in a race to prevent one of the most audacious and unthinkable acts of war in the history of mankind.
Take another thrill ride with Scot Harvath.
©2010 Brad Thor (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
Amanda Quick has many fans and this is my first try. I was bored. It took many a night to get through the first few chapters, as I kept falling asleep.
The elements for a good story, but it was as if the author skimmed the surface. I continued to give the author a chance but this particular book didn't grab me at any point.
Historical buffs may enjoy this light work. But I found the plot not complicated. I'd like something deeper, sexier, more action, etc.
I got this on sale and would not recommend buying or using a credit - even if you are an Amanda Quick fan. Wait for a sale.
NOTE: No disclaimers for this one. Pop it in with the kids around, its that 'safe.'
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