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When He Was Bad | [Cynthia Eden, Shelly Laurenston]

When He Was Bad

Two of paranormal romance's best-selling authors combine their extraordinary talents and set your headphones on fire with an after-dark anthology featuring Alpha males so hot, so wild, and so bad, they may just be the best you've ever had...
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Publisher's Summary

Two of paranormal romance's best-selling authors combine their extraordinary talents and set your headphones on fire with an after-dark anthology featuring Alpha males so hot, so wild, and so bad, they may just be the best you've ever had....

Shelly Laurenston,"Miss Congeniality"

It's those damn stockings that get me every time. They have this sexy little line down the back and I can't help but stare at her legs. . .constantly. And you'd think she'd be all over me like every other female in the Seattle area. I'm young, good looking, and one day I'll be Alpha Male of my family's Pack. But Professor Irene Conridge acts like I don't even exist. How is that possible? Now she's got enemies coming out of the woodwork and I have to protect her. Why? Because that's the kind of man I am. Yes, I am that amazing. Of course, it doesn't hurt that while I work to secure her safety, she'll be hanging out at my house. That's hours. . .days even that I've got Irene Conridge right where I want her.

Cynthia Eden, "Wicked Ways"

I'm too dangerous for her. I know it, but I can't get my sexy new neighbor out of my head. When I hear her scream one night, the absolute last thing I expect to see is Miranda Shaw - star of my hottest fantasies - being attacked by a vampire. Now the undead jerk is after her, and I'm the only thing standing between the beautiful lady and a killer who just won't stop. Well, too bad for him, because that vamp has just made the worst mistake of his afterlife - he's tangled with a shifter. And Miranda, well, she's so busy watching out for him that she won't see me closing in on her - not until it's too late - and I'm about to show her just how wild I can get....

©2008 Kensington Publishing Corp. "Miss Congeniality" by Shelly Laurenston "Wicked Ways" by Cindy Roussos (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 11-12-14
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 11-12-14 Member Since 2014

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Two shifter stories."

    5 stars. Miss Congeniality by Shelly Laurenston. This is a novella that can be read at any time in the series but I recommend reading it after Wolf with Benefits. Gotta love the bluntness of honesty in this book, it makes for some awkward situations. Irene was funny in her Bitchy "with a capital B" way. This is a case were vinegar and water do mix and makes a HOT combination. This is defiantly a great addition to the Pride series. I missed Charlotte Kane voice from the other book, she adds humor to the series. 4 hours 37 mins.

    3 stars. Wicked Ways by Cynthia Eden. It was an okay story, but nothing that makes me want to read more by this author. It drives me nuts when a women who has no experience thinks she can defeat the bad guys if she puts herself in the way. I don't get it when authors try to make women smart by giving the characters big degrees but have them do some of the stupidest things. 3 hours 52 mins.

    Nick Toren was passable, his voice was deep and sexy, it just didn't have much inflection in it

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. Terry Lunney Calgary, Alberta, Canada 10-21-13
    Ms. Terry Lunney Calgary, Alberta, Canada 10-21-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great stories from proven authors/bad narration"

    Enough said- my headline says it all. I LOVE the books on the Smith and Van Holtz packs and when read by Ms Kane, they are even better than reading them. But this is read by someone that is very one-dimensional in his narration with abysmal accents. He is obviously not an actor as he doesn't emote very well- he is just 'reading' it. I wish I had read it and not wasted a credit.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Northfield, MN, United States 02-16-15
    Amanda Northfield, MN, United States 02-16-15 Member Since 2006
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Can't say


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nick Toren?

    I would have preferred the narrator who was used in the original series.


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

    No - too short


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to the series first. The narrator was much better in the series. This book was really short and felt like an after thought. It wasn't detailed well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer STAFFORD, VA, United States 02-07-15
    Amazon Customer STAFFORD, VA, United States 02-07-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Love the stories, Horrible Narrator"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I will grab a Shelly Laurensten book every time! This story is fun and gives some back story on characters in her other books of this series. BUT...The narrator is awful. If a narrator can "make it or break it" for you, don't waste your credit on this audible version; read it instead.


    What didn’t you like about Nick Toren’s performance?

    One dimensional, boring, passionless. He could have been reading the NY Times Stock Report for all the enthusiasm he put into reading this. Basically, all he is doing is reading, not performing the story. It's hard to tell the difference when he switches between character dialogue and story narrative. He makes no effort to differentiate between character voices. Enough said, very poor narrator.


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

    Sure!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ROUGE 05-04-14
    ROUGE 05-04-14

    Rouge

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    "Great story, BAD, BAD narrator"
    What would have made When He Was Bad better?

    Charlotte Kane narrating.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have everything written by Shelly Laureston. First in book format and now in audio. Her characters are funny and believable. Cynthia Eden is a good author also.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get a different narrator.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The authors.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator read this book as if he were reading a shopping list. He kept a steady boring monotone throughout the book. Had it not been for the fact that the Laurenston story was part of a series I would never have continued with the painful narration.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Manon St-Léonard, Quebec, Canada 10-12-13
    Manon St-Léonard, Quebec, Canada 10-12-13 Member Since 2006

    Manon G.

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    "Van's story,"

    I've read this one I don't know how many times, and I still love it, thought I like Cynthia Eden, the draw for me is always the pack series, and Shelly Laurenston. Her humor is addictive. I was a bit surprised by the male narrator, but he did put an interesting twist to a favorite story. More please, books 4 to 8 are hilarious, and the novellas here and there a often more than interesting, filing in some details of this weird but wonderfull world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it irritated by it"

    as with all of Shelly laurenston books when he was bad I enjoyed greatly however the second book I couldn't even get through the whole thing it was not to my liking

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    Kida Cocoa, FL, United States 06-16-15
    Kida Cocoa, FL, United States 06-16-15

    I'm an unrepentant bookworm with too much time on my hands. I read at least 100+ books annually, with audio books as my main addiction!

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    I enjoyed the stories, but the narrator was very monotone, and it just sounded weird every time he said the endearment "baby". It actually got on my nerves, if I'm being honest. I'm debating if I want to keep the audio version or not due to the narrator. I think I only spent a couple dollars on it, as I believe it's a whispersync...but I'm not sure I can go through that ear torture again. I'd skip it and just buy the ebook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    "The first was great but the 2nd I couldn't stand."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I thought the first story could be expanded and the second deleted.


    If you’ve listened to books by Cynthia Eden and Shelly Laurenston before, how does this one compare?

    I have always enjoyed Shelly Laurenstons stories but not any of Cynthias, I don't think that will change anytime in the future.


    What does Nick Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    well even in my head I don't sound like a dude, so it kept it interesting.


    Do you think When He Was Bad needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, because I wouldn't buy it. Unless Shelly wrote the whole thing.


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    Nadine JIM THORPE, PA, United States 01-08-15
    Nadine JIM THORPE, PA, United States 01-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed it"

    I know that there are some other reviewer commenting about the narrator. He definitely isn't the worst narrator that I listen to not that bad but the stories are so worth it. If you're a fan of either series it is a must download

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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