A wealthy Russian psycho with revenge on his mind, a ruthless banker with daddy issues, and a naïve Texas oilman make Deferred Consumption a ride you'll want to take over and over again!
Twenty-eight-year-old investment banker Heather finds herself in the middle of the Russian's evil plot to destroy the United States as the son of a banking giant gives him cover - as she tries to maintain her relationship with her tennis star fiancé who is set to finally make it to the big leagues.
Love, lust, lies, intimidation, and heartache abound as Heather faces the toughest decisions of her life!
©2015 Shana James (P)2015 Shana James
I had no idea what to expect when I got this one using one of my monthly credits, because I had never read anything by Shana James before, but this writer is a beast! I did not want this book to end! I do agree that it seemed a little rushed near the end, but I suspect she was as excited to find out how the book concluded as I was as I was listening!
I don't even know where to begin to talk about how great this book was. I think that it is probably more a romantic suspense than it is just a suspense or thriller, but there so many gripping parts to the story that it could absolutely easily stand as a suspense alone.
One thing about the ending is that it will really make you examine your position about moving on after somebody has died. The thing that Shana James does so masterfully is the way she weaves the new guy in to the story, considering the drama that's going on in Heather's life. I mean, in the same scenario I think I probably would have done exactly what Heather did, so no judgement here. I mean what other choice does she have? Considering the situation. Excellent Book Club novel! I imagine the discussions could get quite heated. Lol
Anyway, I'm surprised more people haven't picked up on this one but I suspect that eventually they will. Phenomenal debut novel for Shana James and I'm glad that I was able to listen to it on audio book. Get this one! You won't be disappointed! I can't wait for the sequel!!!!!!
I already recommended this book to my friend, I am thinking about telling my sister also. I enjoyed the romance parts and my sister would love the thriller parts.
Yea it did! I felt like there was a good plot with some unexpected turns that were enjoyable because I could not predict them. I love how this book has some horror thriller mixed in with a romance story. All the lying and the switching between characters keeps you guessing what is going to happen next and with the book moving at steady to fast pace it's a fun listen.
I loved the accents that were crisp and clean she did such a fantastic job at narrating. I don't think I would have imagined the voices the way she preformed them and that brought something special to the audio book.
I did have a strong reaction, I get attached to people in real life as well as characters in books. I was devastated when the love of her life die and rebounds so fast maybe the grief for her was comforting and healing to find someone new right away but I felt kinda like if I were related to the love of her life I would be upset she moved on so fast.
I think the storyline was awesome. I loved the characters, they were strong.
Spoiler alert: just got bummed that after the love of her life dies, she's literally attracted to the new guy a month later!
Also, the story was a bit rushed towards the end.
Other than that, it was gripping!
I much prefer audiobooks, great for listening to on the commute to work or in bed at night. I am sure the print version is great too, but audio works so much better with my lifestyle.
Absolutely! It was a bit of a rollercoaster, plenty of twists and turns, which are my favourite books. A few plot changes I was definitely not expecting.
Nothing is ever as simple as it first appears....
I loved it. The narration was good - awesome accents, clear and professional audio. The story was the perfect mixture of romance and thriller...with a bit of sexiness thrown in too ;)
You always know a good book when you arrive home in your car from work...but choose to sit in the car outside your house for an extra 20 minutes because you want to know what happens next (I am hoping my neighbours did not see this!)
Looking forward to listening to more books by Shana James in the future.
This book is a great mix between romance and a thrilling suspense book. It kept my interest and had just enough romance to keep it steamy. This author has a great style of writing which I enjoy and I plan on getting more of her books. I thought the narrator for this book was great as well. It was a long book to listen to, but it's well worth the time. Especially when you see how the book comes to an end! Definitely a book I'll be talking about for a while!
Heather is a succesful and confident business women who finds herself in the middle of the Russian's plan to destroy the USA. From the description, a reader could come to a conclusion that this is some espionage book, but it is actually a wonderful erotic thriller, with some very hot and steamy scenes. The plot is clever and intriguing and characters are well developed and likeable (well most of them :)). I am not a native English and a good narration means everything to me when it comes to audiobooks, and Shoshana Franck did an outstanding job narrating this book. 5 stars!!!
This audiobook is an unpredictable romantic thriller with a very exciting story that will keep your attention from start to finish. Young Heather is an investment banker that has an ideal relationship with her fiance, who is a rising tennis star. But her dream life will be challenged by a manipulative Russian investor who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. I recommend this audiobook to both romance and thriller fans, it has a great plot, likeable characters and I have highly enjoyed listening to it. Time well spent!
This is a sexy thriller full of intrigue and action. I loved listening to this book and letting it keep me up late at night. I couldn’t turn it off, it was that good! The characters are well thought out and feel three dimensional. They share rapid-fire dialogue that is full of wit and bite. I loved that the main female character was so bold. I felt compelled by her. The author has crafted an excellent story that excites and pleasures its listeners. Beautifully read and written, this is a top-rate, mind-blowingly awesome find! A++
Not for awhile, its a big story with lots of pace and I think I need a lot more quiet time to listen to it again. A real holiday book that needs your attention
Yes, the counterbalance between all three main characters keeps you on your toes
Not listened to her before but the intense nature of the story is really enhanced by her voice and I hope he is used in future books
Not so much cry but certainly a knowing smile, it cycles you through all the emotions. I just see an increase in the quality of the writing which gives it so much more on the emotions.
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