First all, I chose this book based solely off a solid review. I received some credits for Christmas and was debating on what book to listen to. The reader’s review that I read painted this book as something worth giving a shot. I’m extremely happy that I decided to listen.
I have to give Susannah some credit for adding a decent pin on a genre that is being played heavily these days. She made the storyline enthralling with a hint of mystery to keep you guessing and listening until the very end.
I enjoyed the relationship between the vampires and their “fam”. That added a new aspect that I wasn’t exactly prepared for but enjoyed nonetheless. The lead hero, Aiden, can we say mmmmm. The lead heroine, Chris, strong, independent and has a tendency to linger in her head to long. But I think that made for some funny moments. I’m glad to see that the characters aren’t to overly serious and still shared jokes amongst themselves. At times, it caught me off guard and I found myself laughing.
Angela did an excellent job with the voices, which really kept me listening. Sometimes with female narrators, they don't get the depth of the males voices. I have to applaud Angela for the voices she did with Aiden and Mirren. Delicious.
I have already started listening to the second book of this series. I hope it’s as good as the first.
Short and sweet. I love this book. I love Mandy M. Roth. I think I have read or listen to all her stories. The story is brief but the story offers a beautiful world co existing along side humans where magick is real and the bad things that go bump in the night are as well. The druids in this series immortal life mission is to be a beckon of good for both humans (we don't know they exist) as well as other magically folks. Along the way, they find spit fire women that are exactly what they didn't know they wanted.
I love Mason Lloyd's voice and performance. His Celtic accent is just down right delicious. YUMM!!!
Buy the book. It's just under 2 hours and worth the listen.
I have read or listen to a great amount of books in the Fantasy/PNR genre, so I was excited when I read the synopsis of this book. It intrigued me, that idea of a superhero (or Guardian as they are called in the book) having a corporation where he charges for his services. It makes sense, when you are rob, the cops don’t volunteer their services they get paid for their time. But that’s beside the point, of this review. Anyways, so Draco is a guardian and Wendy is her handler. Basically Wendy is his glorified personal assistant. She keeps track of his daily clients, investigates all his clients and their problem before he sits down to meet with them, makes sure he gets enough rest and sees a medic if injured and so on. But Draco’s nemesis soon learns that his greatest weakness is the people closest to him. That puts Wendy in danger and under the protection of her own guardian.
The narrator voice is terrible for this book. His regular voice is just fine but when he tries to do different voices for the characters he fails miserably. I wanted the voice for the hero to masculine, deep, rich and delicious. Instead the narrator’s voice had the texture of an old man speaking and sometimes just downright comical. I don’t want to visualize my grandfather speaking when I think of the hero. I want Chris Hemsworth not Adam West. He made all the male characters sound wrong, so wrong.
IMO, if you can read the book, I would probably do that. It's a great story just not worth the listen.
I have read every book in this series and I have enjoyed each one. This series is a perfect example of short and sweet with just enough steam to leave you panting. Both Asher and Ella are dealing with insecurities. Ella’s insecurities come from a betrayal by her sister and Asher insecurities have made him question his worth as a mate. But when these characters meet, chemistry and instant attraction throws all insecurities out of the window for one night. At least, that’s what Ella thought until she realizes her hot one night stand, now works at her new place of employment.
The character building is this book is fine. Since it is a short story, I wasn't expecting too much but I was pleased with the development of the characters considering the length of the book. Since I have read the two previously books in this series, I’m already familiar with the world that this book takes place in. This book can be read as a standalone but it would be so much better when read with the complete series.
I adore Jeffery Kafer voice. The man is like silk chocolate, smooth, rich and ohh so sweet.
IMO, just buy the book. You can’t bet this for a quick, enjoyable read.
I started reading The Crossfire Series and like most I was instantly caught up in the world of Gideon an Ava. I waited patiently for each book to be published so that I can stay up all night (always well worth it), to finish the book and enjoy their world. But now after four books, I’m almost at my end. Please don’t misunderstand, I loved this book. The heartache, the triumphs, the ups and downs, the raw grit and the love, painful in all its glory but now I just want my HEA. I think after everything that has happen, these two people deserve it more than anyone. As with Entwined in You, the story hasn’t progressed much since the last book and only spans a couple of weeks. Since this is the case, a lot of the healing process that needs to take place for Gideon hasn’t been achieved and I understand that but can we push this along just a little bit more. I love the fact that part of the book is told from Gideon’s POV. The reader finally gets a chance to understand his character. But the end of the book left so many lose ends, at this point, I will read the fifth book (hopefully it will be soon, hint hint Ms. Day) because I have invested soo much time, heartache and sleepless nights into this series I cannot do anything else. But Ms. Day, please deliver my HEA. PLEASE!!!
I like the dual narration of the story, allowing a male narrator to do the part of Gideon from his POV. But Jill does such a fantastic job; I really didn’t think that was necessary.
IMO, save the credit and buy the book. It’s under $10 and it’s well worth the read. But be warned, this book doesn’t contain an HEA and will leave with things being unsettled.
I was soo excited when I realized this book was coming to audible. I read Seven Years when it first was published and instantly feel in love with the story. Dannika writes a captivating story full of suspense, sexual tension, action and romance. Lexi Knight is a 27 year old adult that has been working the same job, in a candy story, for the last seven years. She also has been living in the same town since she can remember. Seven years ago, her world was changed forever when her older brother, Wes, was killed in a car accident and her father decided to leave her mother, her newborn sister and Lexi without a look back. In the midst of this crisis, Wes' best friend Austin, who has been like a big brother to Lexi, suddenly leaves after Wes's funeral without so much as a good bye to his adopted family. Seven years later, Lexi is struggling with her love life, trying to help her mom with Maisie and trying to figure out what she wants in her life when Austin walks back into the picture, with that damn lean, and turns Lexi world right side up. Buried secrets from the past finally come to light and Lexi begins to understand who she is, exactly where her life is meant to go and who she is ultimately meant to be with.
Nicole does an excellent job of telling the story with as much passion and intrigue as Dannika put into the story. To saw the next book, Six Months, is already an automatically download for me is an understatement. I hope it comes to audible soon.
IMO, buy buy buy. I know you will enjoy this book.
In Hunter’s claim, we meet Jesse. She is the eldest of three girls, living on the streets of Seattle, Washington after the Earth is conquered by a race of aliens. She is desperately trying to protect her younger sisters from the evils of mankind as well as the warrior aliens that have claimed to have conquered Earth with the intentions of peace. She is making her way back to her hideout with food for her sisters, when she overhears a group of humans about to torture one of the warrior aliens. Unable to just let him die in such a gruesome manner, she risks everything to free him. Jesse wasn’t ready to feel the instant attraction to the strong alpha warrior with the glowing yellow eyes. Nor was she ready for the life changing consequences saving him would have on her and her sisters’ lives. Hunter is amazed that this tiny human female is risking her life in order to save his. In return he does something he never thought he would do; he offers her and her sister his protection by making Jesse his wife. But what Hunter wasn’t expected was a fiesta, stubborn woman with a strong personality and a backbone of steel.
This book was a shocker for me. I wasn’t expected too much from it but I was pleasantly surprised after listening to it. This is my first time listening to a book by S.E. Smith and I have to say I would be looking for more of her work. S.E. Smith does a fanastatic job of building a world and providing detail for her story and characters to grow. S.E. Smith was able to make the heroine strong but still with just the right amount of vulnerability and the hero was a growling alpha male that wasn’t afraid to let his guards down. This book also contains a decent amount of action scenes that made the book interesting from start to finish. From the first page until the end, I was entirely enthralled with this book.
Big Bonus, the narrator, David Brenin, so YUM!! He knows how to tell a story and not just read a book. I eagerly anticipate the next installment of this series.
IMO (in my opinion), pick up the book and give it a try. It is definitely worth the listen.
I have read or listen to every book that Tina Folsom has written. Several of them more than once. Although I liked this book and was happy for Cain to get his HEA, knowing all that he had to struggle with to achieve that HEA, this book was kinda meh for me.
Cain is a member of Scanguard that joined the series during Zane’s Redemption Book 5(read it so good). He is a vampire that only knows his name. He doesn’t remember anything of his old life. The Scanguard family happily takes him into their family and make him one of them. Lately Cain is having dreams of a sexy, curvy vampire that he feels drawn too. When he meets a vampire that claims to have information about his identity and the woman Cain is dreaming about, Cain decides to follow this stranger, with some loyal Scanguards member, from the life he knows in San Francisco to the bayous of New Orleans. There he meets Faye and realizes that everything that stranger was telling him is true and decides that it is time to reclaim his life, his throne and the love he has forgotten.
The storyline was filled with action from the beginning of the story until the very end. Seriously, that last two chapters I was almost out of my seat with all the adrenaline that I was feeling. Tina, as always, does a fantastic job of providing a details that draw readers into the story and leave you saying, “I will finish after one more chapter”. The smex scenes are red hot and a great bang (every pun intended). Although this book is in a series, it can be read as a standalone but then you miss the excitement of getting to know all the Scanguard members and their stories. The book is narrated by Eric Dove and OMG, I love his deep baritone voice. Drool worthy!!!
So IMO (in my opinion), I’m kinda on a fence. I loved some aspects of the book and I thought some were meh!! I would say read it because it’s the Scanguard series, how could you not. But then again meh.
I try to not be bias when writing a book review and keep my personal feelings out of it. In saying that, this book is very good. The love and trust that goes into building the dom/sub relationship is intensive and on some level beautiful. Maya does a wonderful job of providing another set of diverse characters and a well written story that you can’t help but to get emotional involved.
In this story we are getting to know the baby Colter, Callie. She doesn’t desire the type of relationship both her parents and brothers have but what Callie does what is someone to take control of their relationship. She doesn’t just want someone, she wants Max Wilder. Max is an alpha male in every sense of the word. He is strong, dominating and unyielding. He knows what he wants, Callie, and sets his mind on her complete submission and the total possession of her body.
This book is very emotional charged and intensive. If you don’t understand the dom/sub relationship, like me, that’s ok. Although some scenes are hard to understand, the underline of this book is love and that’s a concept any true romance fan can understand. Plus the romance scenes are scorching hot and lit my skin ablaze and Freddie voices is sinlicious.
My two cents, read it. It’s a Colter book, really was that even a question.
This book of the series, so far, is my favorite because of how heartbreakingly real the story felt to me. This book wasn't about a drunken, forgotten weekend in Vegas or a partly planned scheme for appearances (although both were fantastic in their own right), this book was about a man, broken, alone and hurting and a woman that refuses to give up on him when the world and said man have called it quits.
Jimmy, the lead singer of Stage Dive, is in need of a new assistant. Since going to rehab for his drinking and drug abuse, Jimmy has been desperately trying to stay clean and sober. He has no other choice. He is either clean or out of the band. He is arrogant, moody, closed off and refuses to share anything with anyone, not even his own brother David, the lead guitarist of the group.
Unfortunately for Jimmy he has meet his match with Lena. She was once discussed by an ex as being complicated and untouchable, which will be perfect for Lena when dealing with “the moody damn rockstar” (her words not mine). But soon after starting the job, she is exposed to a side of Jimmy rarely, if ever, seen. This opens up a flood of questions and feelings, she never wanted to have for the “arrogant prick” (again her words). Now she is face with the decision, should she stay or should she go, because going hurts just as much as staying and Jimmy is determine to make her stay.
There are a couple of parts of this book that I cried because I seriously felt the characters pain and anguish. I mean love can be a difficult. But more often I was laughing out loud. Lena is hilarious and Kylie's writing of the character is pure perfection. She give the main heroine just the right amount of sass and vulnerability. She also makes you want to love to hate Jimmy. One point he is being really self absorb and a total jerk. The next moment he is baring his soul for only Lena to see and feel.
Please read this book, its really really good. My favorite of the series if I haven't said that already. But if you haven't read the previous two books, I would suggest start with Lick first. Each book can be read as a standalone but are so much more delicious when read in order. ENJOY!!!!
This book of the series is definitely a must read. I was starting to get a little frustrated with the Immortal Guardians series. It was starting to follow a very predictable formula. But this book, this book has once again restored my love of this series. FYI, some questions still haven't been answered(groan) but there will be answers to other questions. This book doesn't have a cliffhanger, per se. It does have a HEA.
From the previous books, you already know that Lisette is starting to harbor secret feelings for the renegade immortal Zach. The one and only person on Seth’s shit list. But that doesn’t stop Lisette from helping Zach when she founds him badly beaten, bruised and bloody in her back yard. She lovely helps nurse him back to health with the aid of Bastian (the black sheep himself), knowing this will enraged Seth. She cannot understand the connection she feels towards the ancient immortal but she does realize she is willing to risk everything just to be with him.
Zach is something more. He never thought he was capable of being anything other than what he was until Lisette stepped into his life. With her, he truly understands what it is to live again. So when he almost loses her in a battle, he decides to put away old strife between him and Seth and help the Immortals Guardians, all because of his love for this dark warrior. And Zach for all his millennium of living and untold secrets, finding love is the greatest and scariest thing in his life.
The book contains, as with the series, the right combination of action, romance, suspense and passion. The fight scenes that the Immortal encounter are detailed. Dianne, as always, describes anything in such detail that you not only picture the fight, but you feel as if you are in the midst of battle. Although I think this book had a bit more of a serious tone than the previous four, it still added unexpected hilarious moments, which you may find yourself smiling or laughing along with the characters in the book. The romance scenes are rocking hot. The combine just the right amount of sexual tension, passion and drool worthy smex. YUM!!! Although unlike the other books, this book kept the suspense throbbing and alive for me the entire book. Even now, I'm thinking through different scenes from the book trying to answer unanswered questions. I think that is what makes it worthwhile, when I want to reread a book because I'm left questioning and speculating about different chapters of a book.
Every time I listen to a book that Kristen Potter narrators, I found a new facet of her voice that I enjoy. She gives each characters the right amount of distinguishable accent for their nationality. I particular loved her voice for Aiden (secretly hoping his book is next).
My two cents is to buy this book. If you have read the series in the past and thought it was getting predictable, this book will hopefully bring you back into the world of the Immortal Guardians.
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