Syren Rua is at war. He battles painful childhood demons and his intense need for the first person who makes him feel. As Faro, Syren makes deals with the worst while taking the steps necessary to bring his family’s killer to justice. He isn’t one to indulge in selfish needs, but he’ll make the time in this instance. Syren has been watching Kane Ashby, craving the grieving man for his own. He’s always stayed away from temptation, but that’s about to change. Kane isn’t over the death of his longtime partner. He’s certainly not ready for a relationship, sexual or otherwise, but Syren isn’t a man who takes no for an answer. The unpredictable Syren offers nothing but secrets and brings with him memories so dark, they could wipe out any chance the two might ever have. Syren brings Kane’s heart back to life. But it is also Syren who could inflict the most damage. Inside Scoop: One of our heroes has a panty fetish. And it’s hot. This book also contains brief references to rape and child abuse.
©2013 Avril Ashton (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
FYI: This is m/m romance.. and graphic violence... It's a gang member/cop romance... so be warned!
Ok... Out of all the books in this series... This one always makes me cry!!!! I feel so bad for Syren and Kane... for different reasons of course..but still!!!
Syren is Farrow, which we learned at the end of book 1... but his backstory was simply sad and outrageous! Plus Syren as Farrow... dang he is still suffering!!!
I really liked Kane, but I after a while I just wanted him to give in..but he was so hung up over his last lover.. C'mon already... it's been 3 years!
Loved the ending...
Narration, yet again...superb!
Overall, I enjoyed most of this installment in the Brooklyn Sinner's Series but the narrator's portrayal of Syren was not to my liking. Sounding like Hanibal Lecter isn't sexy to me and it pulled me from the story. Syren is supposed to be sensual not creepy.
I enjoyed seeing the MC's from the previous books books quite a bit. I found that there were many plot holes and "the big misunderstanding" in this book was annoying as hell.
I have enjoyed Renard Parsquale's narrations in all of the Brooklyn Sinner books, just not his voice of Syren. I would keep Renard and beg him to give Syren a new voice.
i do wish I read this one rather than listen to it. The story was good but the narrator's voice for Syren was not enjoyable.
This story featured Syren Rua (the man with many identities) and his quest for revenge and reclamation of his true self. We learned in the prior books that Syren was working as a double/triple agent against his employer, Ricardo De la Torre, who murdered his family and sold him to slavery. As Syren worked as Faro, he had come into contact with Federal Agent Kane Ashby (brother of Gabe Ashby). Kane was still mending from the death of his partner. But the both of them shared an attraction that they couldn’t deny. Once again, this series pits two men who are on the opposite sides of the law with each other, and like the prior couples, Syren and Kane work.
Out of all the books I have listened to so far, this was the most pain-filled by far. A lot of people were hurting, from Isa, Syren, Kane, heck even Marshal Jack who made an appearance. What I love is the author gives each couple a unique journey to their HEA, and makes it enjoyable for us to follow.
My only complaint was the narrator’s Syren’s voice wasn’t good at all. I realized he was trying to give Syren a whimsical, almost effeminate voice, but it didn’t work for me. But I loved his personality, his fetish and his flight or fight responses to Kane. The chemistry was there, the story was entertaining and I am so glad I discovered this series this month.
Unlike a previous reviewer, I did not feel that Syren Rua sounded like Hannibal Lector. Syren is a complicated character, and I feel that Renard Pasquale did a great job of bringing him to life. Some parts of the story were a little hard to take, but you cheer for Syren in the end. I liked the story and the narration.
Great narrator, great story, Love the story of Kane and Syran. What a story of past and present intersecting with each other and having to fight demons and ghosts.
Syran was by far my favorite character in this book, maybe the whole series. What a past to overcome and a passion to avenge it. His ability to love is unbelievable all the way to the end when he even learns to love himself. LOVED this story.
Just with the other sinners books! Good narrator, would buy an audio if he was the narrator.
Yes, tried to listen to the whole thing in one day while going back and forth with reading it when I could not listen
wow the book is so heartbroken, heartwarming , beautiful and awesome I love it. I loved Kane and Syran So much damage to these two, especially Syren but still beautiful this book has it all. There is drama , angst, hot sex. So many different romances and feelings that tie together and book that kept me intrigued and on the edge of my seat . i cried. i got mad. oh my this is one great book If you like M/M action, drug runners, mobs, secret agents, FBI agents, romance with angst, a little BDSM and freak super- hot sex, jump on this ride to Kane and Syran world is one hell of ride. start with the first book or you will miss each characters' backstory.Renard Pasquale did a great job but my only complaint was Syren’s voice didn’t work for me. But I loved his personality, his fetish was wow sexy. I absolutely and totally recommend this book, this series, this author, and this narrator.
It's been a long time since I've been this emotional over an audio book.
The two main characters were outstanding and I loved them both dearly together and sometimes separately.
The multiple story lines going on and around the two main characters were intriguing - could have stood on their own merits without even the main characters relationship. That to me is the true mark off an excellent writer - which Avril is.
I had some issues with one of the main characters about 80 percent of the way in to the book. I became very emotional. It took everything in me to continue. In fact, I stepped away from the book for an entire day. As the story line played out, my stomach was in knots. I was upset. I was angry. I wanted to throw up. I wanted to crawl into my bed and snuggle into my blankie in the dark.
It almost caused me to take a star away from the rating of the book but then I had to step back and remember that the writing was brilliant ,
Now the narrator - Renard Pasquale - he had fast become one of my favorite narrators. If someone asked me to choose between him and Gomez Pugh - well - I'm not sure what I would do.
Whew! So I absolutely and totally recommend this book, this series, this author, and this narrator.
🌺 Lover of Amazing Stories 🌺
This story was so amazing when I first read it some time ago!
But Mr. Pasquale turned an amazing read into an awe dropping, action pack, heart-wrenching romance entertaining audio that I'd absolutely listen to again.
His accent for Syren was breathtaking. I swear I could listen to him speak as Syren all day long. That accent was beyond sexy and I found myself swooning. -sigh- Why can't all narrators be this good! lol
Awesome, Breathtaking, Cute
Syren Rua - I think he is one of my top ten favorite characters, and my second favorite in the series . I cant put into words why i love him so much hes damaged but strong and beautiful at the same time.
Syren Rua - I can not imagine any other narrator doing what Renard Pasquale did here .. the voice was perfect and just what I imagined.
Damaged people can love too.
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This was a nice 3rd installment. However, I hated Syren's voice, so it took a little away from the book. The narrator did a great job on the other voices. The story is just OK. The 2nd book remains my favorite as I thought the couple's story was a little more exciting. This story was a little boring. Mostly it is about exercising demons. But, I really like the way previous couples are incorporated into the story. This is definitely a series you have to read in order to get the full effect. Worth a credit if you are a fan of the series.
"This book is not for the faint hearted"
Yes, there is so much going on and this is the longest book in the series. Also Syran's story was very painful to deal with so I found it much easier to absorb the whole book in audio form. Thanks for choosing a really good narrator.
When Kane finally came to his senses and went after Syren
So many moments in this book to pick one. Syren telling Kane about his life after he was rescued from his last owner.
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