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Forever Black | [Sandi Lynn]

Forever Black

When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space”. With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black.
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Publisher's Summary

When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space”.

With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black. After finding Ellery in his kitchen the next morning and assuming she broke his #1 rule about sleepovers, he becomes intrigued, not only by her stubbornness and defiance, but by her kindness.

Connor Black, emotionally dead and damaged, stemming from a personal tragedy, made a vow to never love or fall in love with a woman, until Ellery Lane walked into his life by accident. After she opens up and shows him her world, Connor starts to feel emotions and feelings he never knew existed. Despite the rumors and warnings regarding Connor Black and his use and misuse of women, Ellery finds herself being drawn into his world.

Ellery knows they can never be together because she is harboring a deep secret that could destroy Connor emotionally forever. Join Connor and Ellery as they embark on a journey of courage, love and strength. Will it be enough to save them?

©2013 Sandi Lynn (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Datagirl75@gmail Antioch, TN, United States 03-28-14
    Datagirl75@gmail Antioch, TN, United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2011

    LaToya P.

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    "Not a favorite"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story was weird. The main character "El" plays games and somehow Connor manages to fall in love despite their instant arguing and fighting. A stronger more believable storyline where the female character has some sense and the make character responds like a real man would respond not something this unbelievable.


    What was most disappointing about Sandi Lynn’s story?

    The female character was weak and needy.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Felicity Munroe and David Benjamin Bliss ?

    Sure


    Was Forever Black worth the listening time?

    Not unless you have nothing else to do


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mary RICHFIELD, ID, United States 12-15-13
    Mary RICHFIELD, ID, United States 12-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Boring, predictable …"
    What did you like best about Forever Black? What did you like least?

    Ellery has an interesting problem, She otherwise was predictable and stubborn. I was hoping for some sort of twist that never came. It was kinda depressing.


    Would you recommend Forever Black to your friends? Why or why not?

    No it was predictable and depressing


    What aspect of Felicity Munroe and David Benjamin Bliss ’s performance would you have changed?

    The narrators were good.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Calhoun, KY, United States 07-11-14
    Rebecca Calhoun, KY, United States 07-11-14 Member Since 2008

    I'm a PhD theatre student who loves not proofreading my reviews (sorry) because I have to do enough of that in school. :)

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    "Just... no."

    Apparently there are a lot of rich guys out there with emotional issues who meet a mousy by accident and immediately fall in love despite a horrible outlook on dating. I admittedly listened to it all but it was like a train wreck you couldn't look away from. I almost didn't review it but there are too many people giving it 5 stars and that's just... wrong.

    Perhaps this will get a bit spoilery.

    How many fights can be had? And why are they all nuclear explosions? Why does either person need to run away the minute they have a fight?

    And, I'm sorry, you have cancer? What kind? Just cancer? As someone who has been with people during a battle of cancer this whole line was a bit insulting. And I so wish there was a miracle drug out there that just cures it as simply. This happily ever after was just too... I don't even know... so HEA it's unbelievable.

    I honestly wanted to rant for my review but I took a breath and listened to a few other series. This book still haunts me as time wasted. If you're looking for a Crossfire or 50 Shades this is a striped-down bare-bones mockery (and that's saying something).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Texas 01-04-14
    Sharon Texas 01-04-14 Member Since 2009
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    "New Adult/College"

    This book is considered New Adult/College. Not a teen book but not quite an adult book. The characters are usually 19-26. Generally this category is for 17 and up readers due to the mature theme, language and a little more detailed sex scenes. For me, the NA/C books are a hit or a miss. This book was a miss for me. I didn't hate the book, I just felt like the characters were too immature, I am probably older than the targeted audience for this book The narrator sounded very young but did a great job.I won't be listening to the next 2 books in this trilogy. . .

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 12-29-13
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 12-29-13 Member Since 2009

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "Forever Fabulous !!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book has moved me beyond words. I've read some of the reviews about it being compared to 50 shades and it's NOTHING LIKE IT! I don't know what book they were reading. The storyline is very beautiful and touching. I cried and laughed and just plain loved this book. It's emotional and beautiful and doesn't fail. For this being the authors first book ever published, I must give her more than 5 stars because she wrote this well. People are saying there were some errors but I didn't find any as a friend told me she fixed them and republished the book. Kudos to you Ms. Lynn for an outstanding first novel that tugged at my heartstrings. I am a huge fan now.... For people who are sick of a story about a rich sex crazed bachelor - Stay away. The description gives a very good detail of what to expect in this story..

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 12-16-13
    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2007

    I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.

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    "I'm an Ellery Fan"

    I really enjoyed this book. While I loved the interaction between Connor and Ellery it was the feisty personality of Ellery that kept me so involved. I love that she is her own person and doesn't bow down to Connor. This was a very easy and enjoyable listen.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Eran Oakley, CA, United States 12-11-13
    Eran Oakley, CA, United States 12-11-13 Member Since 2012

    Will do anything for books!

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    "So many emotions!"

    I am finding that I really enjoy books that are more deep and have more details into the lives of the totally F'd up. As are we all, this couple is real and has major hangups. I can totally see this couple, they are both strong but in different ways, they are both weak but in different ways. I love the story, beginning to end, there are times I was so angry, cried and laughed, truly wonderful. Narration was good/great, Felicity Munroe did really well, I don't recall hearing her before but she did well. David Benjamin Bliss was good as Connor, we only hear David's narration in one chapter, 35 I think in this book. David's other voices are a bit strange, his voice for Ellery was difficult but I got used to it, doesn't take away from the story. Can't wait to listen to the next one. I couldn't fall asleep until this one was finished!

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Debora and Larry Sammamish, WA, United States 03-19-14
    Debora and Larry Sammamish, WA, United States 03-19-14 Member Since 2009

    Reader - Writer - KnitterLove romance, mysteries, suspenseful stories with great characters. Especially enjoy series.

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    "A Satisfying Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Forever Black to be better than the print version?

    I have not read any of this series in print; however, I love the use of two narrators (both are excellent) and the author's use of speaking from both character's perspectives. That's what made this series really enjoyable to the conclusion (and a very satisfying conclusion.)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The narrators - they really brought the characters to life as well as making the author's words sing.


    Any additional comments?

    Based on this series, I will check out more of Sandi Lynn's books as they make their way to Audible. I hope she employs similar writing perspectives and the same narrators!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Linz, Austria 03-17-14
    Andrea Linz, Austria 03-17-14 Member Since 2007
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    "one of the better romance novels"

    However, at times the female lead character got on my nerves, she did some childish things. That made him the more so a loveable hero though.
    Narration is OK but not outstanding.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Louisville, KY, United States 02-24-14
    Amazon Customer Louisville, KY, United States 02-24-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Sadly you cannot believe the positive reviews."
    Would you try another book from Sandi Lynn and/or Felicity Munroe and David Benjamin Bliss ?

    No. Not unless it was not self-published. Her writing needs help with flow and it was very juvenile.


    Has Forever Black turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but it will keep me from purchasing from other self-published writers.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance wasn't bad. But the "oh my gawd" valley girl roommate of Ellery has to go. There is no way these girls are living on their own in NY.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Forever Black?

    The sex scenes. Not everyone can write them. I'd believe it if you told me a virgin (who never read a good erotic scene) wrote them. Moving "fluently" and grabbing breasts is not erotic. "Swollen area"? Really? The author should either leave them out or find someone who can help her write them.


    Any additional comments?

    The disingenuous reviews are obvious after having read (or listened to) this story. I'm disappointed that Audible is recommending this series with their placement of the books on a banner on their website.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Ameera
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    3/1/14
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    "an enjoyable distraction"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Although it is an enjoyable story line I felt it followed the path of Fifty Shades of Grey without too much graphical additions, characters in some parts speak exact lines from the trilogy. that lets the author down. its not an original if its along the lines of another book.


    Would you recommend Forever Black to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the book to anyone who wants a pleasant short story, but would need to tell them its very much a water down version of the fifty shades.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    the narrator was actually very annoying. I think they needed to try to put the characters on better female reader that cant mimics a male line or vice versa should be able to change the tone and pitch of their voice, Sadly this was lacking in this story


    Do you think Forever Black needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Well I know it has a follow up book I have listened to it


    Any additional comments?

    Put me off a bit when I heard the mimic of The Fifty shades word for word and action for action. This lets the author down very badly Narrator could have been better, but still a pleasant read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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