I absolutely loved this book. It was great from beginning to end. Loved Zan and Selene. Loved seeing Nick, Jax, Aric, Ryon, etc..
Loved the story, there's never a dull moment. Wonderful love story and wonderful sex, too. I can't wait for the next book.
As to the narrator: Kirsten Potter has a nice voice and I do love her reading but I think she needs to try harder at making the men sound like men. That's my only complaint.
Great storyline and some laugh out loud moments. Judith was a perfect heroine, funny and smart, and Iain was a georgeous and wonderful hero. The book was not filled with so much angst it made you crazy. I absolutely hate angsty books.
Love, love, loved the council members: Graham, Gelfrid, Owen, Duncan and Vincent. Loved Francis Catherine and Patrick. Loved Alex and Brodick. It was just a really great read and I'm going to read Ransom now.
There was just the right amount of sex in the book, too.
As to the narrator: Ms. Duerden has some awesome emotions she puts in her books. I loved her laughing and crying and yelling but I especially loved that everytime the book called for a whisper, which was a lot, she whispered. It was perfect.
The only thing I didn't like was that EVERY man had a very raspy voice, like a 2 pack-a-day smoker, and there were a lot of men. I can honestly say that I didn't like the voice of any man in this book but because she read it with so much emotion I was able to overlook that.
I can't tell you how sad I'am that this is the last book in this series (for now). AND I've loved every one of them.
Orion and Catryn were awesome, The secondary were wonderful: Iago, Bened, Gethin, Giles, Paul, Hector and little Alwyn.
The way Morris was described sounded like a peacock but he was as crazy as a bedbug!
The right amount of sex was added to make the book really interesting.
I will truly miss the Wherlockes and the Vaughns until the next book comes out.
As to the narrator: I'm really not sure. It says Polly Lee but it sounded just like Ashford McNab. Is it McNab using a different name? All I know is that every man in this book sounded just like he did in the other books. Especially Iago! You couldn't miss him because his voice was soooo nasally it was horrible. Fortunately he wasn't in the books too much. I don't know who did the narration but she did a wonderful job.
Lady Letitia Mallam was the most evil biotch I've ever read about. An author never had me hating a villain so much! And Minden was so crazy from the "pox" he actually believed that "bedding" the virgin Agatha would cure him? Laughable. And he was utterly disgusting, too.I absolutely loved Brant and Olympia. Her son Ilar was pretty talented when it came to the bad guys. I really like Thomas and Henry, really sweet boys. Even the street urchins were nice kids.This had some nice sex scenes that were nicely written.Overall, a really good book. I'm off to read number 6 now.
As to the narrator: Wonderful with the voices and that's what I care about: men sounding like men! But she really could put a bit of emotion in her reading, as I've said before. She really doesn't laugh or cry or yell or mutter like the book says and that really is important to some listeners. She does the voices so well that if she added emotions to her reading she'd be a 10 star narrator.
Ahh.. 2- one and two stars reviews and 56 four and five star reviews. Go figure..
I loved this book, as well as the other 3 that I read in this series, and will now move on to the 5th one.
I find the Wherlocke's and Vaughn's a fascinating family.
Loved Argus, and how he met Lorelie. Loved how she went looking for him and saved him from Charles.
AND Charles and his two minions got exactly what they deserved.
Loved his son's Olwen and Daries. Always love seeing Olympia and Iago.
And I adored Lorelie's father, Roland and the butler, Max.
A great read filled with murder, mischief, and mayhem.
With awesome sexual tension and sex that was very well written.
As to the narrator: Simply awesome! Ms. McNab could stand to read a little more emotion in her books but as long as the men sound like men, I'm good. Nothing worse than two people making love and having them BOTH sound just like the male or female narrator, no difference in their voices whatsoever. Gotta have men and women's voices in a book or it's not worth listening to. IMO..
I think this was my favorite, by just a little. I absolutely loved Hartley and Alethea.
The secondary were just awesome: Argus, Olympia, Aldus, Iago, Gifford, Germaine and Bayard.
Claudette and Margarite were truly something else. What a murderous pair of siblings.
The sex in this book was very well written and I can't wait to read the next one in this series.
As to the narrator: She is just awesome. She gives the men such sexy voices. I would never get tired of listening to Ms. McNab.
Loved this book. Penelope and Ashton were a wonderful twosome. Hated Lady Clarrisa and Charles. It was funny how Charles was injured. And was sad for Brant and Faith.
This was a great storyline with excellent sexual tension and some really great sex.
I'm reading the 3rd book now and I'm really enjoying it. I have no doubt that I'll read the entire series.
As to the narrator: Ms. McNab is one of the very best narrators around. Men sound like men and that's what's important.
I first read this book in July 2012 and was just to lazy to review it, along with the first 300 books I read when I got my Kindle in 2011. Well, I read it again yesterday while I listened to it on the audible version. AND again I just loved it.
Loved Julian and Chloe. Loved Anthony, Edgar, Leo and Lady Evelyn. Absolutely hated Beatrice and Arthur.
Love, love, loved the sexual tension and the sex. Sex that happened four or five times but was not too graphic after the first time. It really was beautifully done. I love the Wherlockes and the Vaughns. I've already started If He's Sinful, which I also read in 2012, and listening to it on audible.
As to the narrator: Just great. Ashford MacNab is one of the best ones out there. The men sounded like men instead of girly. She could use a little more emotion but as long and the men sound like they are supposed to I'm good with that.
I read this book and finished it and left a 5 star review on March 29, 2013 on Amazon. Then it came out on audible and it was only $1.99 since I owned the book. So, like a dummy, I bought it.What an absolute nightmare. Cherry, Sky, Freddy, Felix, Frannie and James all sounded the same: Like a girl. The worst part is when Sky and Cherry had sex. It was like listening to 2 girls. Needless to say, I'm not finishing this audio. I'll just remember how good it was just reading it. I would never listen to Valerie Gilbert again. When a narrator can't even TRY to lower her voice to sound manly she shouldn't be a narrator.
I suggest you listen to the sample and listen when Sky talks to Cherry and you'll see that I'm right.
I got this book and the audio together so I'm going to review them together.
So, Part of this book deserves 3 stars. The storyline deserves 5 stars.
3 stars would be for the narration, (sometimes.) Ryan West did give Kade a really sexy sightly British accent. But sometimes he sounded like a hesitant-talking William Shatner. You remember?? And the book really wasn't erotic. There was a LOT of serious sexual tension, long before they ever got together. They watched a couple for a few minutes at a fetish club and at the end of the book Kade mentioned spanking Sidney but that's as far as that went (I would have stopped reading/listening if he'd ever spanked her. That's just stupid IMO.)
After the first time they made love I had to skim over the other times they did it. The talk was sooo completely ridiculous. I don't mind sex talk but at least make it sound real.
I liked the secondary characters: Tristan, Tony, Ada and Luca.. Simone and Asgear were more than a little whacked.
Overall, it was a good story but I don't think I'll be reading anything else by this author. Even though this wasn't really erotica I'm afraid the next one might be and I DO NOT read erotica. I didn't notice that word in the reviews before I got it and if I had I never would have gotten this book to begin with.
And there was a lot of dialogue, which I really liked.
As to the narrator: As I said he did sound a lot like Willian Shatner at times. He was great with Kade's British accent and Luca's aussie accent. And he was just ok with the women's voices.
One reviewer called this narrator "horrible" in 2012 and she was absolutely right. She would make the perfect voice for a robot and she does nothing to change her voice, even a little, when the men talk. If there's sex in this book I know it will sound like two women doing it but when I'm reading about a man and woman I want them to sound like a man and woman. I would have to pass on ever listening to this narrator again. I will finish this book by just reading it. I gave the story and the overall 3 stars to be fair to the author because it did seem like it would be a good book.
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