This is a great couple, a great story, huge suspense, huge love story, so much drama!
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.
This is simply the author talking about different aspects of the EXCELLENT Driven Series. The author tells us short snipets of Colton's perspective in specific chapter portions. These snipets are not at all threaded together or told in story form. I have no idea what the purpose of this was. I was excited to hear from Colton's perspective but this did nothing for me. I like to hear the STORY from dual POV's not just a quick half chapter or scene here and there. Honestly, some of that I would have been better off not getting into his head, kind of ruined the series for me.
Ups and downs, this is a great book! Get ready for a full emotional ride! I cried and laughed and yelled and smiled. I can't believe this is Paula's first book. Can't wait for the next one to come out. What a great story!!! So much happens I can't even go into it. This is an MC book, it is the full lifestyle, but there isn't the cheating stuff that I've seen in a couple others which for me is a no go! Instant return for cheaters. There are times I wanted to scream and throw things but will go back to again, this is a great story from a promising new author.
Okay, so I have a hard time with the female who pursues, I don't know why but I do...that said, Fynn pissed me off a lot so for me this book was good, but not a 5 star for me. I did like it, it was good, story progressed, we got to catch up with everyone which was great. Narrators are awesome, characters are well developed, everything we expect from these beautiful women! Thank you Christina Lauren!!! Yes, if you are in the series this is a must, if not, go back to Sweet Filthy Boy and start there. This is a complete book and can be listened to as a stand alone but you will be missing out on quite a bit, so just go back and listen to the first one first, then you will want to listen to this one!
This story is AMAZING. I don't know of many other books that have ripped my heart apart and sewn it back together with such joy. I am in total awe of Harlow, what a strong, stubborn and beautiful woman. She was never rude, catty or mean but stood up for herself with kindness and gentleness. I have cried so many times throughout this book. The first book was a great lead up, and was a bit emotional as well, but this one starts almost 2 months later. There are no games, no lies, but Grant grows so much and comes to truly understand what love is. Even Nan makes a cameo in kindness land, though I am still not a fan. I think there is a good change Nan will be getting a book of her own and though I will probably listen to it, I will be on the fence about it. I am excited for Bethy and Tripp but I know I will be crying then too!
Drama, hot sex, a hot, sweet, alpha fighter head over heals for a girl?
Jonah, a certified man-whore, MMA fighter who almost immediately falls head over heals for the sweet, loving, innocent but strong Raven. This is not a book where the couple fights their feelings until the last chapter and finally they admit their love, no, they fight and hold on throughout.
I wasn't sure after reading the publisher's summary but it was wonderful. There were some miscommunications, heart wrenching drama and pain, all making the story that much better. What a wonderful couple! The writing was great, narrators were good as well. I didn't have any irritated moments with voices (which is rare for me). There were no awkward word choices, which make me stop and wonder exactly what they meant or if that was a mistake. The writing style was compelling, professional and enthralling.
I would like to see farther into the future but I know there are more stories coming (already out in e-books) so hopefully will be audible soon and will give small glimpses into the lives of Jonah and Raven. The secondary characters were interesting and endearing, making me excited for future books.
Totally worth the credit!
Blake's book is next and I can't wait!
First, narration was TERRIBLE, the narrator was changed for this book and it was not good. I will not be listening to anything by her again.
The continuation of Seth and Olivia's story brings us back to a time when Olivia is a ditz and Seth is a jerk. There are things in this book that Seth does and says that can't be taken back and shouldn't be forgiven so quickly. I loved this series, this book was not up to par with this great couple. Jackson and Selena are completely insane and I have no interest in reading their book.
Okay, let me be honest, I have had this in my library since it came out and just decided after totally procrastinating to listen to it today. Right off the bat, the narration was great, Shayna Thibodeaux did a wonderful job with all the voice and her French was fantastic! Totally hooked!
The story was so much better than I expected, for some reason I thought it was going to be another "they got together, broke up, were a part for a long time, then at the end finally there is an HEA." Okay, it wasn't that! I think I've heard too many of those lately.
Christina Lauren do such a wonderful job with the humor, there were times I started just cracking up through this book, my kids looked at me like I was crazy, ear buds in and laughing to myself. The dialog was good, they had a great rapport and we got to see so much of them together. I did see the climax coming but that didn't stop it from breaking my heart! Mia and Ansel are both great and sweet people, so it was easy to love them both.
I gave a 5 star review because honestly, it was great. I have one regret; the end could have been longer. I want to know what happens next. I know the next book is about another couple who we meet in this book, so I hope that we will get more resolution in that one. It was by no means a cliffhanger, it was just a bit of a drop off.
Totally worth the credit or purchase, finished in one day and really didn't want to hit pause at any moment! Some books I have to put down and come back to at a later time, this was not like that at all. It will be a relisten for me!
I don't even know how to explain this book, almost anything I say will give it away. As with the first book, this couple is legally married when the book starts, though they've been apart for 2 years. There is so much bitterness and anger, Bryce is a total jerk, honestly I wanted to beat the crap out of him half the book. I totally understood why Brownwyn (I know really, that's her name?) was resisting so hard. She tried and tried and he was a JERK with a capital J! It becomes a sweet story and I love it. There were a lot of emotions. Honestly I think this is a good one for anyone, but especially married women, though we hopefully haven't gone through anything like this understand anger, bitterness and rejection at times. We also understand reconciliation and rejuvenation. Loved it!!!
So the story starts out with them already married, which is a change from most. So you don't get too much back story on how they were before marriage, but that isn't the point. After being madly in love with her husband from the moment they met, Theresa realizes that her marriage isn't what she wants or needs. Alessandro (her husband) begins to see that he may have misjudged her. After a bit he realizes that he is totally to blame for their situation and works like a dog to change it before he loses her for good.
I have to say, this was a good one, wasn't sure, different from my norm but the story was great. It takes place in South Africa so Justine Eyer's narration was different than what she does for the British books, she did a great job! Theresa was a strong and confident woman, though it may have taken her a while to get there, she is there! I love a strong woman and a groveling man (it's the married woman in me :) But Alessandro has redeeming qualities as well.
There are some areas I felt could have been explored more deeply, like his relationship with the woman in Italy, it seemed swept under the rug.
For the most part, this is a great book, on the shorter side of ones I usually get but very good.
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