WOW between the HOT voice of the narrator and the RIDICULOUS hotness of the story. Great story, different enough from book 1 great series! Couldn't wait for 3!
Ok so the story was ok...good...but we only got to see them together really together for a little while then it was over. I needed a lot more.
oh Jimmy you are such a challenge!!! We know Jimmy from the previous two books. He has not been seen as the hero type but getting to know him better in his own book is good. I usually don't like a book where the girl is doing all the chasing but that said this is a good one. A bit heart wrenching at times but a great addition to the series. It is great when the books in the series are different but similar enough to work together. love catching up with the previous two couples as well.
this is a great cute and funny story. Mal and Anne are a very funny couple with their own issues. Neither delve hugely deep but we get enough to love them both. This is a great go to series!
Shiori is a Domme which makes Knox a submissive...WOWZA! I didn't think it would matter, but honestly it did. I hate that this sounds sexist because I'm not, but I LOVE a great Alpha male! Their arrangement was supposed to be that she was in charge in the bedroom but he was everywhere else. She never respected that. They were together, which was good, but there was so much back and forth with the relationship and confused or blurred lines I found it frustrating. The writing in and of itself was good, just wasn't the story for me.
I LOVE K Bromberg's Driven series, so it breaks my heart to say, There was way toooooo much drama, too many tears, too much back and forth. She'd give in and then turn him away. I like Becks but Jeesch! This was just cruel. I get the issues she is facing, heartbreaking. But MY GOD WOMAN! Let someone in. Too many secrets, to many lies, too much total self-centeredness. I get it, I do, but this is not how to go about it. The epilogue was good. There were parts I likes, mostly when they were actually together, but that was so little of the time it was a return for me.
Jack and Chrissy have known each other pretty much their entire lives. Jack is the best friend of Chrissy's brother Slade (seriously?) and next door neighbor. Chrissy however has been gone from her small home town in Florida for 11 years going to college, medical school and then traveling with organizations similar to Doctors without Borders, she has gone to many many out of the way places all over the world. She is now 29 years old and returns home to bail her idiot brother out of jail. She has a seriously crappy day, gets pulled over by Jack and accidentally punches him in the nuts. So, basically the book starts out really funny. There are times of good humor, but it isn't that funny throughout.
Jack has an instant reaction to Chrissy once he realizes it is her. He is protective over her and always has been. There are some old hurts that eventually get put to rest between Jack and Chrissy and Chrissy and her brother Slade. Slade is also an MMA fighter but is making quite a few poor/dangerous choices at present to Chrissy stays on to help sort him out. Chrissy is reluctant and unsure of Jack's true intentions. Jack is bossy, hot, alpha and yet kind, sweet and only has her best interest at heart.
There are parts of this book i found a bit rushed and lacking. The story was fine, not a new concept, not a bad story but not great. It is told from both POV's which is always a plus. Chrissy is a bit head strong sometimes to her detriment.
This is generally a light read, nothing HUGE and horrible, there are some past secrets revealed that deal with domestic violence but nothing horribly graphic. Also a current time issue with secondary characters.
There was an epilogue but not a great one. A nice read, no major issues, just didn't have that special something to make it a great.
Katherine "Kate" Hart is a 22 year old MIT graduate. She is a forensic accountant and an IT guru. She has mad skills and is extremely intelligent. Kate is feisty, driven, focused, can be a bit selfish/self-centered and at times argumentative. She grew up in a happy loving home, has not major hang ups, not body image issues.
Dominic is a 32 year old widower billionaire. He owns several corporations and is also very intelligent. He is a BDSM playboy, though that lifestyle doesn't show up much in this trilogy. Dominic is single minded, focused, driven, initially a bit shallow and self-focused. His childhood was affluent but emotionally painful. He doesn't always listen and is emotionally distant.
This book is the first in a trilogy, it is not meant to be a stand alone and ends in a cliffhanger. Don't get it thinking you will be able to stop after just 1.
I enjoyed this series greatly. The narrator was excellent. The language and editing used were first rate. The story grabbed me and sucked me in from the beginning. I definitely recommend it!
We have heart rendering pain, elated joy, a little fear, anger, frustration, sex and a distant picture of the future. What more do you want from the conclusion to a trilogy? Both Katherine and Dominic grew and changed as individuals and as a couple. I will keep this short simply because I don't want to give anything away, but it was an excellent series. One I will revisit and look forward to future work from this author, which was set up in the epilogue :)
This is a must read for me!
The second book picks up just as the first is ending. We meet up with Kate and Dominic again, see where they are and how they are doing.
I forgot to mention in the first book, these books are written in third person perspective so we not only see the thoughts of H/H but also from many others around them. It is very different, excellent!
There is a bit more angst in this story, Kate annoys me a tad more and Dominic just kind of pisses me off a few times. Growing pains and all. Hold on for the ride. When things are good, they are so good. These two are so similar to each other and they just don't see it. This is a necessary book and as with many second books of three this is the growing book. There is a lot of growth, change and a bit of revelation (mostly internal).
I've seen comments about not getting some conclusion or resolution with Dominic's parents, after learning about them more and more, I don't understand the point. We've met his mother twice by now and she is a NIGHTMARE! We meet his father briefly later on and he is as well. So my response to any thoughts or concerns on that simply is that I don't think the parents are currently relevant. They are relevant to the troubles in his past and the difficulties he now faces, but them presently would not help.
I love so many of the secondary characters. I really love that we get to see snippets of their thoughts as well.
On to book 3, will it be less difficult for our H/H? One can only hope!
I truly enjoyed this Cinderella story, I was in need of something a bit on the light and easy side. There were a couple of more emotional parts, highs and lows but all wrapped up in a quick 6 hours. I could have gone a bit longer, an epilogue into the future but all in all this was a good quick happy book. The female lead has low self esteem but over comes it, the male lead has a different kind of low esteem for himself believing no one can love him. They are well suited in that way. The butler and his wife, the head housekeeper are great secondary characters. This was an enjoyable listen. There is dual POV's in this story as well, which generally just help out, though it is mostly from the female's perspective.
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