“I like to keep my eyes open. Wide open. But you have to close your eyes to fall in love, I think.” Peaches Monroe"
This plus size girl has seen more “action” in a month than most girls see in three years. The bed hopping and non-emotional relationships are surprisingly easy to get used to and, for some reason, don’t seem to be at all heart-wrenching. Where Peaches was with movie star Dalton in book one, she is with underwear model, Keith Raven in book two and ends up lip-locked with Adrian Strong by the end of this book. There is no jealous melt-downs or crying fits anywhere, just a calm moving on and seizing the adventure.
As I said in my review of the first book Stardust, I have never read a “romance” series like this before with its embarrassing encounters, intimately accurate sexual frustrations and no-nonsense relationship skipping. Peaches is truly a woman who buries unhappy events and moves forward with a tenacity to avoid pain (crying). In this episode, Peaches learns that Dalton was using her for Research for a script that included a fat girl lead. He word for word used lines from the script on her to melt her emotions and use her. While he didn’t see it that way, he regrets loosing Peaches to Keith Raven, one of her underwear models. Keith has just broken up with his girlfriend Tabitha and they agree to be each other’s rebound.
I frankly, was surprised at how fast Peaches was in bed with Keith (one day) after finding out about Dalton’s script. But Keith is a sexy, sweet guy and one cannot help liking him and seeing her move on. Always Adrian Strong is in the background making you feel that he will be the ultimate best person for her because he is not LA-fake, but who knows? Peaches doesn’t seem capable of falling in love, yet. She sure does get around sexually.
Peaches gets into a lot of trouble while in LA; drinking, messing with Keith’s ex and being her snarky self. You have to love Peaches and her attitude even if she does live in denial of the bad choices she has made and is making. It’s true; you just can’t stop listening about her life and there really is something dynamic about her that is compelling in a car-crashing sort of way.
Very descriptive sex (including anal, oral and minor public). There is a lot of profanity.
Hardwired is the story of Erica Hathaway who is starting out in business and trying really hard to make a go of it. Into her life walks billionaire Blake Landon who already runs a very successful business and is used to control and getting what he wants.
I have to say that Erica is a strong willed heroine and goes for what she wants, but in some ways, Blake does try to mess things up for her because he wants total control.
There are some fabulous side characters which add to the story and help it along. The first book seems to pose questions that are as yet unanswered. The audio flows well and there wasn’t a gigantic cliff-hanger, but the story goes on for three more books.
There is a lot of talk about business in this audio which gives the book a sense of reality as Erica tries to get funding for her Clozpin online social media fashion website.
Erica pitches her proposal to a room full of investors hoping to have one of them invest in her company and help get it launched. Her interaction with Blake Landon in the meeting was interesting and you couldn’t help but notice the sparks between them. From then on Blake sets his sights on Erica and although he passes at the first meeting he busts his butt to try and make sure she makes it in the business world.
Once he sets his sights on her, you then see a dominant, controlling and the possessive side to him. Yummy!
Warning- if don't like hot sex scenes, a plot and two people who will fight to the death to be together then DON'T listen to this title.
I love this book! The next book won't be out until July, which is why I would hold off until then!
Waste of my time and yours. Narrator is not the best. Please skip this book. I'm begging you too. Waste.
Wow Sandi has done it again. Lie Next To Me is Ian and Rory's story. It's very different to the Forever Black series, it's more raw, your emotions go crazy and you're sucked into the story right from the beginning, I savoured every word.
Ian Braxton is arrogant, sexy, rich, powerful and at times frustrating. He saves Aurora aka Rory, he takes her home to care for her. You soon see what kind of person he is deep down, he might be closed off emotionally but you see how caring and gentle he can be. I started to wonder why he would take a stranger into his home and care for her so deeply when he didn't know a thing about her.
Rory's life was anything but easy, she has so much to deal with but remains strong and tries her best under the circumstances. After her attack she wouldn't tell Ian who'd done it, and what haunts her dreams. Everyone needs someone right? Ian is the one person she wants to rely on and get close to, however that can't happen in his eyes.
They have a hard battle ahead of them in more ways than one. Can two people from such different lives let each other in and make each other whole?
A beautifully written story with a roller coaster ride of emotion. I can't wait to read the next book.
Jillian Macy is the WORST NARRATOR there is! She RUIND THE STORY! She's ruined many stories! Gettin' my credit back.
You kept putting it up as a rec when you had no reason too. The narrator sucked
You kept putting up as a rec when you had no reason too. It sucked anyway.
Amanda having so many insecurities is never fully explained or justified. Her parents are great. Her sister is great. There were no experiences in her background to justify that many complications or the level of insecurities she held so tight onto.
This book has the type of misunderstandings, simple questions and dialogue that could have solved everything-except the cancer of course.
Getting my credit back.
Major let down! Cora and Rome spoke maybe three times in audio. They didn't have real chemistry. I've read some good writing with military men and this one wasn't so great.. Jay just went on and on and on it was kinda boring and that kind of story interests me so.....
This book just was all over the place, some really good story lines just no real development of any ONE!!
Emmy struggles with her decision to continue a relationship with Ben. Not because she doesn’t love him with all that she has, but because she struggles with feeling that she will never be enough to fit into his world. Ben has never known anything but the glorious life of travel and luxury. Always surrounded by beautiful women, whom Emmy feels she will never measure up to, she wonders if love is really enough.
Ben has never needed another person the way that he needs Emmy. Not only does she see Ben as a person and not some famous model, but Emmy loves him for who he is, baggage and all. There is no doubt in his mind that Emmy is the one for him, and he will do everything in his power to keep her.
What I love so much about this book was that the relationship between Emmy and Ben is real. They have their troubles and they have to really work to get through them. Ben has a past, a very real one, and Emmy struggles with being a simple girl constantly having to deal with his past that feels like she will never beat.
Ben has never wanted to be tied down. He’s enjoyed the lifestyle he has, traveling and never keeping to just one woman. But Emmy has completely turned his world upside down, and now Ben struggles with trying to prove to Emmy that she is all he will ever need.
In Working It, we got little bits of what Ben was thinking and feeling, and I loved that in Craving Him, we get so much more from him. You are really able to understand and feel the struggles that both these characters go through. This was such a beautiful end for Ben and Emmy.
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