There is nothing Connor Malone wants to do less than babysit the outrageous and out-of-control pop star Lyric Jones. But part of him relishes taming the celebratty songstress and showing her what it's like to be possessed - body and soul - by one man. And though Lyric's crazy antics nearly drive Connor to the edge, his quiet intensity penetrates her defenses, leaving them both vulnerable to the secrets that could topple Lyric from the stage.
©2011 Maya Banks (P)2011 Tantor
"Strong on both plot and steaming-hot sex, there's also a delicious mix of humor and tenderness." (Romantic Times)
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I loved Connor and Lyric story. Sooo good. Lyric's wild antics and Connor's NO bullcrap attitude was perfect. Could have used more smex, especially for the Sweet Surrender Series but this was the best book in the whole series. I read this one first and I'm glad I did. After reading all the others, I must say this is the best story, and they are Vinalla!!!! Worth the buy or credit.
I like how you can read/listen to all the other books NOT in order. You can pick and choose your order. Each book gives you more background on other characters, but they are not nessarcy for the book ur listening too. Goood way of writing. Maya Bank is usually a follow the leader or book follow book writer. So for you not to have to go in order and still have a really good read/listen, plus understanding all the characters is pretty impressive.
Actually it was the discription of the other characters in this book that made to go back and read/listen to the other books. I wanted more background, but it was not need, I just wanted it.
Narrator is good. No prob there... She is not Xe Sands, but very good for this sereis.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a very good story. I liked Lyric and Connor (although I wanted to kick Connor in the balls at first) and their story was quite enjoyable.
Lyric is a very talented singer and has made it big as a pop star. Lyric had a really messed up childhood and it has made her afraid to be alone while also making sure that she didn't trust anyone around her. Lyric has let other people run her life, especially her jerk of a manager, but recently she's felt the need to change her life (like the type of music she records). Lyric puts up a show of confidence and attitude to mask the vulnerability that's just below the surface.
Connor is ex-Military and now works for a security company owned by his father. Connor has seen his sister and friends all get into relationships but hasn't been anxious to follow down the same path. The security company normally doesn't do bodyguard work so Connor is very surprised (and rather pissed) when his father asks him to take a "babysitting" job for a spoiled pop star.
Lyric is just finishing up her tour before going to Texas for a couple weeks for some appearances and a rodeo show while she's resting up. Her security is pretty much non-existent and her record label is insisting that she needs more security on her. They're working to hiring a team but in the meantime, Connor has been asked to keep her safe during her "break" while they work on getting a more permanent solution in place. Unfortunately, Connor automatically judges Lyric based on the tabloid stories and his first impression of her so he's not happy to be "babysitting" her and makes his displeasure clear to Lyric.
Connor and Lyric don't get along at first but they make a truce to work together, especially once they both find out that Lyric has had a stalker getting to close to her and the record company didn't bother to tell her. Once they start working together, Connor starts to see that Lyric is actually a pretty good person that uses her attitude as a mask. He sees her vulnerability and sweetness and has a harder and harder time trying to keep their relationship professional and his resistance doesn't last very long. Their relationship grows as they spend more time together and learn more about each other. They have some difficulties to get past but once they do, Connor and Lyric end the story starting a very nice HEA together.
This was a very enjoyable story. I liked Lyric...she wasn't very likable when we're first introduced to her but that quickly changed for me and I started liking her more and more as I read. Connor...well, in first part of the story I wanted to kick him in the balls because he wasn't treating Lyric very nice or fairly but once he got past that he was a pretty good hero. Overall, I liked the story very much and would recommend it. :)
* note - I had the playback speed for 1.0x (the normal playback speed) the narration seemed a little fast. I changed the speed to 0.90x and it was much better.
Connor and Lyric's story was amazing I absolutely loved it. Connor is so sweet and you can't help but fall for him. I have read all the books in the Sweet Series and now I'm listening to all the audiobooks and I can say that I love them just as much. if you are looking for a good read this book and series then this I highly recommend. Also add the whole series to your collection and read from the beginning it's much better that way.
I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters
I loved Connor and Lyric story. Sooo good. Lyric's wild antics and Connor's. Connor is the last of his friends to remain single. He has sat back and watched and laughed as every one of them has fallen like a rock for their wives. When he gets assigned to be Lyric Jones' bodyguard, he wants nothing to do with the rock star. It's dislike at first sight for them both, except for the huge spark between them.
Lyric doesn't understand why she needs a bodyguard when she already has two of them. Her record company is insistent that there are threats being made against her, and they want to protect her.
Once these two are stuck together, the sparks fly and they begin to see a little deeper into each other.
I loved the series best of all because it was just a man who knows how to treat his woman and only wanted her even though she was plump and fiesty. The author writing was exceptional I felt like I was watching a movie and drinking a Cosmo. Great way to update the other chrachters and add the addition of new ones.
Connor and Kane. Tough men who don't take the bullcrap. Lyric was stronger than I thought. After her confession's I wanted to hold her to.
This one was less erotic but good because the earlier books are very kinky. But if you like gang bangs this book isn't for you. This book is a true love story about a man who lost his sh*t over a woman his woman. I love the relationship that Lyric had with his friends it made me ache for the same.
Yes you will laugh and cry this book brings up the topic of sexual abuse of a child very riveting.
This was a good story with 2 seemingly strong characters and I guess in way they are. Connor is exactly what Lyric needs if neither of them wants to admit it, but sometimes as in this case life makes you own up in one way or another.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
I love Conner-he's a stand up guy
She gives each character their own voice. She is fantastic.
Some complain it is not a realistic storyline....come on! This is a fun book about a bodyguard protecting a 'flawed' pop star. As with all the Sweet Series, adult themes and language. One of my favorite in the series.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
It was just OK. After the previous books leading up to this one, especially book 4, let's face it I was expecting "more than ordinary". This book is just ordinary. Maybe even plain boring.
Of course. I've enjoyed too many of her books not to try another one.
The pool party was a hoot.
I would probably pass on this book. It's just not interesting enough for me, even though I LOVED all the previous books in the series.
The story and vanilla sex is this story worked for me. But what really worked for me was when all five Sweet Series women got together. The pool scene was a huge LOL for me. Ms. Banks - please keep them coming.
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