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Every girl should have a cyborg boyfriend like Ice, hot and sexy and willing to die in battle for you. Ice is part of a cyborg group of warriors roaming the universe. When they find a distressed ship that is carrying sex robots that need saving, for him, this is a two for the price of one good deal. Megan has watched Ice every time he came to the station to make use of the robots, fantasizing about him. When she is rescued along sex robots, she's not passing up a golden opportunity to have the cyborg she's always dreamed of.
Touching Ice is a great listen with explosions and action, and hot passion with a cyborg that gives Megan everything she's ever dreamed about while watching him. When the incident melts down into an intergalactic incident, Ice is willing to do anything to keep her.
This book is 4 not 5 stars because the sex scences are repetative and the same in each book. The sex is all very vanilla and for a futuristic novel I thought there should be more veriaty. Also you do not get to hear much about the charaters in the previous books. Some people would like this because it makes the books stand alone but, I would love an update on the charaters in previous books.
Ms. Dohner has created a world with the Cyborg Seduction that isn't always sunshine but dreams of having that one guy can be fulfilled in way beyond your wildest imaginings. I highly recommend picking up this book.
Mindy Kennedy again was outstanding with the delivery of the story.
This book is different from any other I have listened to. Beware it is not for the faint hearted with explicit sex scenes and BDSM content. Having said that - I COULDN'T put it down!! I didn't WANT to put it down!! I fell in love with the world and characters Tiffany created! Her writing style is superb and she helps you navigate the world she created. Never did I feel lost or as if I was being taken for a ride. I TRUSTED Tiffany to share details when they needed to be shared and loved it when she illustrated things instead of telling me things.
Ahhh Eleanor! The girl after my own heart! I simply LOVED her! She is strong and independent even at a young age. I loved how she is curious and isn't afraid to question things. She is sweet (though she'll tell you she isn't), rebellious (not just because she questions things) and she has a bit of a destructive side. She hasn't had it easy, but she tries to make the best of it. All this and she's only 15 years old!
Søren is... a... uhm..... a priest. And that should make him off limits, right? But it doesn't. He's a man. He is human. He is .... Søren. He is complicated, mysterious, honest, loyal, faithful, smart, headstrong.... I could go on and on, but you can find out more when you listen to the book!
The best part of this book is getting to peel the layers off of Søren. He’s not a hero; he’s not an anti-hero. He is not quite the Byronic hero, instead he is a set of contradictions – light and dark, tender and cruel, tragic and heartwarming. He is shaped and formed by his past. But whether he is born this way or shaped this way, at the end he is a sadist. Though this is not a word in my everyday vocabulary, I am challenged to see that concept in a different way.
Okay, so he's a Priest and she's only 15 years old. While some may view this as a reason to not read the book(s) or find this to be "wrong", the way Tiffany tells their story, you will understand and see what everyone else is talking about.
The bantering between Søren and Eleanor is fantastic! Loved every bit of it! And OMG, the sexual tension between these two. YIKES!!! Add Kingsley to the mix and yeah.... Awesomeness!!
I will say that I was a tad bit concerned that I would be "lost" as this is part of a series. However, as "The Saint" is a prequel to the entire series, I feel that you can start with this and then continue with the series. Others have stated that it is best to read them in order as you will get a better understanding of things (i.e. their relationship).
Overall, a fantastic listen! Tiffany has become an auto-buy author for me! I have added the entire series to my TBR Mountain (and has been bumped up to the top). I have no doubt that I will love them all!
Elizabeth Hart was outstanding with the delivery of the story.
This was a nice finish to the series, I was really looking forward to the zombie outbreak and was satisfied with how it played out. There was perhaps a little less romance in this book and the insta-sex/love was not for me. I was also fairly satisfied with the ending. While this might not be my favorite Lisa Marie Rice novel, the plot was a bit farfetched but it was a fun read and a good conclusion to the series. I really questioned was why the vaccinations were not used on Jon and Sophie that part really baffeld me.
Kaleo Griffith was really good the delivery of the story.
I really enjoyed reading Her Perfect Match. We finally get to read Vivian's story! I'll try very hard to not give anything away in this review (phew, this is going to be difficult). :)
The opening drew the reader right into the action and excitement of Vivian's world, but also set-up the inciting incident that would carry us through the rest of the book. From the start, I wanted to know what was so special about Benedict that Vivian would be thinking about him at time such as [in the opening]. I loved the push-and-pull between them and rooted for them right from the start. The twist about 60% into the book had me reading with my mouth opened for a good five minutes. It was brilliant and completely understandable given the circumstances. And of course, the ending was "aww"-inducing and heart-warming, even if it was a little rushed.
There are a few nit-picky things that threw me off just a bit. I mentioned earlier that I wanted to know what was so special about Benedict -- I do think that question could have been developed a little more. I never got a truly satisfactory answer to that question beyond "they loved each other." And the reveal for why the couple split up in the first place had almost no foreshadowing and probably should have come earlier than 80% into the book. The dialogue was appropriately formal (the book is set in the Regency period after all), but this formality carried through to the bedroom scenes. I found this level of formality, especially between these two characters given their background and history, just a tad too much. These issues bought the book 4 stars instead of 5 stars
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Her Perfect Match and cannot wait for the next book from Jess Michaels!
Carmen Rose was excellent with the delivery of the story.
In all honesty this entire book felt as if it was enforced on me and I had to grasp on straws just to try and stay in step with the progression of the plot.
Rogue started off with a series feel... but midway through moved to a stand-alone (which it is) pace. Slow... briefly detailed and then just as you are getting on par with the pace... rushed and forced ahead without natural growth.
Majority of the time I felt confused and dumb - I didn't always know what was really happening.
I felt this book was beyond cheesy... and please... I love cheesy lines! So that's saying something. I even had cringing moments of total mortification for the words and actions and again... I'm no Sunday school teacher. I couldn't swallow a lot of this book... but again, it kept me reading. How? I'm not entirely sure, but I finished it and that again says a whole lot.
I felt the insta-love (I hate insta-love) relationship between Melanie and Greyson didn't progress as smoothly as it was suppose to. I sort of felt as if there were parts missing since the jumps felt really huge. As an example... I originally thought their relationship had only reach about a 3 week level, yet at one point Melanie mentions that it had been months instead of just weeks. I may have spaced out a little and lost all meaning of time... but I don't think I did.
I also didn't think the peak within this plot was reached as successfully as it could have. The character reactions compared to the on-going fear of the truth coming out didn't really balance well. A total anti-climax. I didn't love the fact that it was very, very clear that Melanie's a complete and utter slut. I have no problem at all with characters having had many lovers... but I'm not one fore constant reminder that the female character spread her legs for anything as long as it was male and alive. Complete turn off for me when it comes to trying to connect with any female character.
As a whole this book wasn't a 'waste of time'... it simply wasn't brilliant. There are many faults and gapes that could (actually should) have been filled. Since this isn't a first for author Katy Evans, it's a huge surprise to me that this book lacks the 'completed' feeling. I kind of want to say that this shouldn't have been a stand-alone. There's enough info and history in this book to have made it a two book series... or at the very least, half the book longer than it is. There's a whole lot missing and I feel that it is incomplete. I still don't think I've caught up to the pace in which this book moved. It was scary fast!
I am not a fan of duel narrators and this book was let down by the delivery of Shayna Thibodeaux she read too fast and her voice was annoying. Jason Carpenter was great with his part of the story.
This book was outright amazing, the only comparison I can draw for this novel would be something like Law & Order: Witch Trials. Thereby seeing the first lines of the novel indicating the location in the Carolinas, I hear the distinctive DUN! DUN! in my head just thinking about it. There is definitely some shady dealings going on in the town of Fount Royal where an accused witch is on trial and the one and only penalty for cavorting with the Devil is death by flames. For a town that deems itself holy and wants nothing more but to purge it's self from the presence of evil, nearly everyone in the town seems to be guilty of something. But down the rabbit hole Robert McCammon takes us, who is to blame for the atrocities that have been committed in this town? Did the accused truly murder her husband and the Reverend? Is the owner of the town a silent schemer? Does the Dr. in the town have ulterior motives? Does the new Reverend that arrives to the town care too much about lustful ideals than saving souls? What's up with all the rain? Why does my stomach hurt right now? All but the last two questions get answered in this epic book. This book is really long, and I mean REALLY long, but it is extremely enrapturing. This book isn't for the feint of heart, if you are the occasional reader this may not fit the bill for your wants and desires, but if you like to be kept guessing the whole time, it is sure to please.
Robert McCammon makes every detail matter and I sopped it up like I was eating biscuits and gravy. Sometimes picking out details that I would read knowing that there was an obvious reason why it was mentioned, but having to wait a while until the answer comes to fruition. I'm very glad to know that Matthew Corbett makes an appearance in 3 more novels! I'm already ready to crack open the next volume in the series. I read this book right after finishing Wolf's Hour by McCammon, but this book was a completely different animal. Robert paints pictures in your mind that you can't help but see clear as day, and the dialogue is also quite amazing, as his attention to detail in the character's speech, and talking style is painstakingly rendered. I can only imagine how long it must have been for the author to craft this masterpiece. Also, I'll give a nod to Robert for not including so much detail to the main character being quite the slut that Michael Galatin from the Wolf's Hour was. I have to give McCammon a lot of credit on this novel, and I don't feel guilty in the slightest from awarding this book 5 stars, which is not something I do all willy nilly!
Edoardo Ballerini was great with the delivery of the story.
Rebecca is staying at her sister's house in L.A. after fleeing her controlling, abusive ex-boyfriend. Now broke, homeless and jobless, she accidentally walks into the wrong office looking for a job and meets Kent. Totally hot, he is actually the bass player/manager for an up-and-coming band, but he's hiring a "personal assistant" (read:babysitter) for Carter, Kent's little brother, who is also the band's guitarist and is well on his way to rock and roll self destruction.
Without many options and in need of the big salary, Rebecca takes the job but it's not as Carter's assistant. She has to pretend to be his girlfriend so she can watch him 24/7--something that becomes harder each day as her feelings for Kent grow stronger. Can Rebecca and Kent keep their hands off each other so no one guesses her relationship with Carter is a sham? When her ex resurfaces, all hell breaks loose and Rebecca sees a future with Kent, slipping away.
I really liked this book. GREAT characters--even Rebecca, who began as kind of a wuss/victim. She was pretty funny and even though she had a lot of issues, they didn't make her into a shut-in. She still managed to act on her conscience and show her true character. As Kent told her--she's a stronger person than she realizes. Kent was hot, though a self-professed "a**hole". But even from the beginning when he was a total jerk, he was still funny and charismatic without being a caveman toward Rebecca. The other characters were also fairly interesting--I wanted to learn more about what made them tick.
There were quite a few laugh out loud moments throughout the book. The dialogue managed to be funny without being snarky, rude, bitchy or mean--quite an accomplishment these days. The plot seemed believable and in keeping with the rock theme and the sex scenes were pretty hot without being too detailed or drawn out.
All in all, I really liked this book. I guess this is a short review because all I really wanted to say was, "great job!" to the author. I've read a lot of so-so books on this exact topic lately and it's nice to find an enjoyable one without a lot of missteps.
The ONLY NEGATIVE about the story I had was the ending--which didn't really have an epilogue. In lieu of an epilogue, another chapter would have been nice to see what happened after the concert. And Rebecca's sister Rose, an important character in the beginning, disappeared after Rebecca took the job. She definitely seemed like she would have had something to say about the events in San Diego. Also, even though Rebecca's family was supposed to be super close, we never saw their reaction to anything that happened.
I know there's a book 2 (which I am going to buy RIGHT NOW!!! LOL) so I am assuming we see more of these two in the sequel. Hopefully, more than just a background story with superficial involvement. This would have been five stars if the ending had been wrapped up better.
Still really liked it.
I have to agree with some other reviewers about the narration. Crystal Sershen was just bearly OK with the delivery of the story. I was hovering over a 2 rating because her male voices were so annoying. I am glad she is not narrating the other stories in the series.
With the market currently flooded with MMA fighter novels and me being a relatively picky rlistener, it takes something above and beyond to keep me reading this type of novel these days. Oh, and I am a big fan of MMA so I get kind of twitchy when it’s not done right. Sarah Castille has done it right and then some
Amanda is a junior associate in a high-powered and powerful law firm and she is absolutely on track to become partner and finally earn her parents’ approval. She has gone above and beyond what is expected of her, sacrificed every free moment of her life and, made sure her behavior and demeanor are above reproach. Outside of the office, Amanda has a delightful friend with benefits and a box full of pro bono cases that she actually does cherish. In all, Amanda’s life is going exactly the way she planned it and then in the blink of an eye it is all taken from her. In a fit of anger and absolute betrayal, one of the senior partners at her law firm and, coincidentally her father’s best friend threatens to expose Amanda’s relatively naughty private life is she doesn’t sleep with him. Not one to be blackmailed and certainly not one to whore herself out, Amanda refuses to bow to her boss’s wishes and is summarily relieved of all her duties and responsibilities with the firm. With no job and the threat of total personal and professional humiliation hanging over her, Amanda retreats completely from the world.
Jake Donovan is the most beautiful man Amanda has ever seen and for two short months he was hers. Thanks to her games and total inability to commit, Amanda lost Jake and for two years has regretted the loss immensely. Imagine her surprise when it is Jake (thanks to her best friend and book one heroine, Makayla) who knocks on her door and forces her back into the world of the living. Completely confused by Jake’s presence in her life, Amanda tries to keep herself from hoping for the impossible, reconciliation and a return to a life she once loved. For Jake, his presence in Amanda’s life is completely clear and this time he doesn’t intend to lose her. From the beginning, Jake knows his road to a HEA with Amanda is going to be hard but he has no idea how hard until he is all up in the middle of her crazy.
The sexual tension between Jake and Amanda is so high that both are constantly on edge. If they are going to make it, they have to be a part of each other’s lives and that means interacting and trying to control their sexual desire so they can work through their past issues. With Jake’s encouragement, Amanda opens her own law firm, files a hefty lawsuit against her former employer and, begins training at Redemption. Her future, both personally and professionally is completely uncertain and though she is glad to have Jake back in her life, Amanda isn’t sure she has the fight in her that she needs to get to a HEA. Jake for damn sure has the fight in him but Amanda is stubborn beyond reason and even the most patient man has his limits. Unbelievably, Amanda finds a way to yet again break both their hearts and threaten their future together.
The Bottom Line: Sarah Castille and her naughty Redemption series has just stolen my heart!! I am all kinds of on board this train and willing to ride no matter where the conductor wants to go In Your Corner isn’t just Amanda and Jake’s story but also an evolution of the series as a whole. We primarily get Jake and Amanda and their story is certainly interesting but we also get a glimpse into the lives of a whole host of other characters. There is Penny, Amanda’s feisty British assistant; Ray, the hardcore private investigator who just can’t seem to give up on Amanda; Rampage, the loveable and slightly slow Redemption fighter who just adores Amanda and, Fuzzy, the police officer and Redemption fighter who seems to always be in the middle of an Amanda-created mess. Like its predecessor, Against the Ropes, In Your Corner is a hot contemporary romance with a little bit of everything for a wide variety of listeners. For myself, the Redemption series is MMA fiction done right and though the books are a bit formulaic, I just simply don’t care.
Lucy Rivers as always was fantastic with the delivery of the story.
I must have missed something in the book because I thought the book was so boring.
It's never good when you get to the end of a book and think "Thank God that's over!" It took me a long time to slog through it. I have enjoyed Ms. Foster's contemporaries but I personally do not at all like her attempts at romantic suspense.
This was a revenge story. The heroine was out for revenge on the bad guy for something that did not really need revenge. She was going to kill the man who had kidnapped, raped and shared her mother. I realize that's a bad thing but...Her mother had kept her off the grid her whole life to keep her away from the bad man. (A man who didn't remember or care anything about the woman or what happened to her.) So the first thing you do after that upbringing is go straight to the bad guy to kill him? "I had a sucky upbringing so I'm going to go kill some man who may or may not be my father?" Is it that easy for a normal person to decide to go and murder someone? Didn't buy it at all. Maybe if the mother had pounded into the daughter that "it is your destiny to revenge me!" But the mother had been trying to protect her for the whole of her life. I wonder why the mother even admitted who the bad guy was in that case. She had no training and only a lame ass plan involving some strange cartoon weapons.
The hero was some sort of mercenary who was undercover to bring down the bad guy's white slavery operation. His sister had been kidnapped in an earlier book so at least he had a valid reason to be working against this. And he had training. But... he was the most trusted henchman of the bad guy after being there 3 weeks? Yeah...nope.
The whole thing took place in about 3 days and the heroine managed to be too stupid to live throughout most of it. And the hero just kept admiring her gumption every time she did exactly the opposite of what he asked her to do to keep her safe.
The characterisation was weak. The only part I really enjoyed was when one of the other good guy operatives had to rescue the heroine while she was naked in the shower
The only good part of the book was the narrator Jim Frangione he was great with the delivery of the story.
Perhaps my disappointment is my fault because I thought I was purchasing a mystery or thriller. Within a couple of pages, however, it became clear that Blank Slate is a very light-weight romance novel. Nothing more. Rather than a realistic plot driving the story, Blank Slate seems to use the contrived events and actions as excuses for the one-dimensional characters to lust after each other. Nothing wrong with lust but my guess is that real people in the midst of life threatening situations and serious physical injuries would not be quite so distracted. For example, after a car accident in which the primary female character sustains both painful injuries and a loss of memory, would her first thoughts about her rescuer really include that "the muscles in his thighs pulled the denim of his jeans taut"? And for him, after a major chase and some physical injuries of his own, while tending to the bleeding and unconscious suspected criminal, this law enforcement officer would be thinking that "petite though she was, her body was perfectly formed to please a man...her thighs were smooth, flaring to hips that would fit nicely in his hands..."? I doubt it. So, if you enjoy predictable romance novels with stilted dialogue and the depth of a teenage girl's fantasy, this may be just the thing. For me, I prefer a novel where the attraction between characters is icing on the cake, not the entire meal.
Tanya Eby was just OK with the narration of the story
I almost didn't buy this book. I read the first review listed giving it 2 stars. Then I read some of the 5 stars reviews. After debating for 2 days and reading more reviews, I decided to buy it and find out for myself. I am glad I decided to buy it and I was not disappointed. I LOVED IT! I immediately knew what the secret was, not the details, but I figured it out (not telling-I don't like spoilers), but it did not deter me from continuing to read. Tragedy in Kyrie's life forces her to grow up in her early adult life and face some tough decisions. When she is at her lowest point, VR (don't want to tell you his name, you will find out at the same time Kyrie finds out) comes to the rescue. Talk about a knight in shining armor, he fits the description. After 1 year of receiving the checks, it's time for Kyrie to pay her debt. The sex scenes are deliciously hot, hard and erotic. VR is very explicit in his descriptions of the things he is going to do to Kyrie, his mouth is dirty and wicked. I wish the ending had gone into more details and explored Kyrie's and VR's relationship more, especially after the bonus scene. I found it to be a good smutty read.
Summer Roberts and Tyler Donne were outstanding in the narration of the story
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