**NO SPOILERS** First of all let me say that Gena Showalter is one of my all time favorite PNR authors particularly her Lord's of the Underworld series. I devoured all of the previous books in this series and have listened to the entire series multiple times...this book did not even come close to Ms. Showalter's usual writing perfection that we find in all of her other lord books. I am so disappointed!! All of her usually steamy scenes were watered down so much that they only tease us with vague uninteresting descriptions, leaving all the juicy details up to the reader's (or listener's in our case) imagination. I can't understand why Ms. Showalter completely changed her writing M.O. in the middle of a series, especially a series that has done so epically well...the other parts of the book were also sadly lacking. There are several new stories being spun in this book with no answers or resolution. Also, diaster's love for tink has no natural progression, heck there isn't even any sort of super natural progression. One minute the two are strangers and the next minute the two are inseparable soulmates. It's not believable and therefore it didn't engage my emotions or interest. I would have stopped listening halfway through the book had I not kept hoping it would get better....disappointing to have to write such a review about a writer I respect and like but I know she can do better.
I tried this book based on the only review written for this book thus far. It advised that this book would be good for someone that "likes erotic romances with hot scenes, a strong storyline and interesting characters." I thought that sounded pretty darn close to perfect so I grabbed it up. This book is not at all what I look for in an erotic romance novel. First, there is absolutely no romance involved unless it happens in the last hour of the book. This book is the first book I couldn't force myself to finish. It is filled with sex, which is usually a selling point for me but all of the sex is meaningless. Our curvy heroine has sex with at least 6 men in this book and it vividly describes each scene. Although the heroine claims to feel love for all of these men at the same time, which is naive at best and immature at worst, the reader/listener is left confused as to which man to root for. Who is our curvy, air headed heroine supposed to find her happily ever after with? Is it the guy that cheated on her with her best friend? Could it be the guy that cheated on her with a girl wile he was away for school? Maybe it's the guy that basically raped her wile she was screaming her safe word. Could it be the fun loving twins who think of her as a blow up doll. Are you getting the picture? This book is ridiculous. If you enjoy reading about meaningless sex for over 11 hours than this book is for you, otherwise don't waste your credit or your time.
This book is right up there with 50 shades for me. I think that says it all.
Ms. Jones narrated like she had some sort of speaking disorder. My 5 year old reads better than this woman. I enjoyed the story so I attempted to ignore the strange pauses and word inflections. It sounds as if Ms. Jones is reading news broadcast ...like she's reading from a teleprompter. Or maybe this woman has no concept of punctuation. Whatever the issue, it was completely distracting and I found myself constantly having to repeat her words in my head in order to understand what it was the author truly meant to say. Audible, PLEASE FIND A NEW NARRATOR FOR THIS BOOK! It could've been great but was utterly ruined by the current narrator.
This book is pure gold to a reader like me. If your looking for a super hot romance, look no further...the only way this book could be better would be if there were more of it...and as it happens, there is. Book 2 is rumored to come out Jan 18, 2014. This book was well worth my credit! Just get it, you'll love it.
I'm so glad there was a continuation to Because Your Are Mine. In When I'm With You we get the rest of Ian and Francesca's story along with a new story. There are some crazy twists in the story that keep you on the edge of your seat, panting for more. It looks like there will be another book continuing the story due to come out in November. I enjoyed the narrators accent and what it brought to the story but there were times that I couldn't understand what she was saying which doesn't make for a great audiobook narrator...I guess I'm on the fence with her. All in all this was a pretty good book offering some satisfying tidbits that help us better understand that which makes our alpha males tick. Definitely worth my credit and yours if you enjoyed Because You Are Mine.
Ok, the second book of this series is only a repeat of the first story told in the previous book of this trilogy, "The Submissive." The only difference being that it was told in Nathaniel's perspective rather than in Abigail's/Abbi's perspective. It's a good story, don't get me wrong...I guess I just went into this book expecting it to be a continuation of the first first book rather than almost 13hrs of repeat listening. Nothing new was gained from reading/listening to this book at all. In fact if I had to do it all over again, (which I do because Audible graciously gave me back my credit) I would skip this book in the trilogy altogether and wait patiently for Tara Sue Me to deliver a conclusion to this trilogy worthy of the beautiful story she started in "The Submissive."
Twisted perfection is a beautiful and profound love story. Abbi Glines astounded me with her ability to convey intense, wrenching emotion. I always believed that true love was one of those things in life that can never be described with complete accuracy. I used to think that the all consuming heat felt between two people in love was something that had to be experienced in order to truly understand how beautiful it can be...that was before I read this book. I am so impressed by this book. The sex was hot but also meaningful which sums up exactly what I look for in a novel. I've heard that this book is the first in a series of three continuing Della and Woods evolving relationship. The second book, "Simple Perfection" comes out in late Sept, I think. Is this book worth the credit?? Um..yes...hell yes! In fact, it's worth two or three credits. The only way this book could have been any better would be if there were more of it for me to read!! BEWARE...this book is like crack!! I'M HOOKED!!
This book is so real and raw. I took a chance on this book and I'm so glad I did. All of the great love stories out now comparable to FSoG are about small town girl meets rich billionaire but this is a real love story about two working class people that go on normal dates, live normal lives but have amazing sexual chemistry! I do not have the words to tell you how much I LOVED this book. I have not read one like this one in a long time. I do not give 5 stars away...this is DEFINITELY worth a credit or buy it...you'll thank me later!
Wow this book was so entertaining on so many levels. This book came as a big surprise for me. I started not so excited about this book but willing to give it a chance..it ended up well worth the credit and then some. I can't remember the last time a book had me heaving in great belly laughs, not just once but several times throughout the book. The heroine in this story has a quick, sharp and sarcastic wit that had me thoroughly charmed. This book also has a lot of hot animal sex, which is a definite bonus for me but may not be a plus for everyone else, but it's not just sex...there is also quite a bit of sweet romance. All together makes an irresistible paranormal romance package that has me on the edge of my seat waiting for book 2!! Well done Ms. Wright!! Well done!
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