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Afterburn & Aftershock: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin | [Sylvia Day]

Afterburn & Aftershock: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin

Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can't say I wasn't warned. Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I'd worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn't the girl he once knew, but he hadn't changed. Unlike the last time we'd drifted into each other's lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with...and how addictive his touch could be.
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Publisher's Summary

Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can't say I wasn't warned.

Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I'd worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn't the girl he once knew, but he hadn't changed. Unlike the last time we'd drifted into each other's lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with...and how addictive his touch could be.

The inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege was Jax's playground - but this time, I knew the rules of the game. In the cutthroat business world, one adage rules all: keep your enemies close and your ex-lovers closer...

©2014 Sylvia Day LLC; Cosmo and Cosmopolitan are registered trademarks of Hearst Communications, Inc. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Eran Oakley, CA, United States 03-14-14
    Eran Oakley, CA, United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2012

    Will do anything for books!

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    "Jax & Gia change the world!"

    So this is 2 shorts in 1 which I appreciate!! Thank you for putting them together! I will almost never get a book under 7 hours unless it is really cheap and a part of a series. That said, you really can't complain about Sylvia Day! There is a difference in quality, style and ability when we are reading from her.

    This story is short so there isn't a ton of depth, I would have read more from this couple but that said, I liked them. I thought Gia was a bit too obstinate, if you love him you love him, try it or don't but come one. The "climax" scene was a bit obvious not maybe the exact outcome but there was enough foreshadowing.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE a man who loves a woman and who pursues her.

    I love a guy who knows what he wants and goes after it. It is easy to be mad a Jax in the beginning but once we know the whole story we love him and forgive him, at least I did, it took Gia longer.

    There is some great hotness here, narrator was good as always. I love the characters, all the extended family and all that and I absolutely LOVE the ending! Thank you Sylvia Day for another good one.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-12-14
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-12-14 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Nice fun political meets foody romp!"

    Good story..Two books in one! Slyvia Day often write the smexest male leads with baggage and a whole heaping smack of drama but if it works, it just works!

    Credit well spent, loved the N.Y./Jersey accents!

    Narration was pretty darn good too..a nice credit or sale

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    M. Thurman Canton, GA 03-31-14
    M. Thurman Canton, GA 03-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Hmm. Hard to answer. I liked the story but I could not take the narration. The NY accent was too heavy and did not make for easy listening. It was an aggravation. I ended foregoing the audio version and purchasing the eBook.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was a good ending. I like the way it was wrapped up. Ms Day usually gets on my nerves when she leaves me hanging on her Renegade Angels books, so I am glad she did not tick me off by doing the same here.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Amy McFadden’s performances?

    Heck No! She sounds like a freaking Brooklyn Cheerleader while reading.


    Do you think Afterburn & Aftershock needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Nope. I think it ended fine.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brittany MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 03-23-14
    Brittany MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Did not feel like a Sylvia Day book."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I would not recommend this book to anyone.


    Has Afterburn & Aftershock turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The accents were over done and distracting.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I love Sylvia Day. I don't recognize her work I'm this book. I was really disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carla argyle, tx, United States 04-24-14
    Carla argyle, tx, United States 04-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I would rather read this one than listen to it"
    Where does Afterburn & Aftershock rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well. I enjoyed the story that Sylvia Day read, but the narration was very unpleasant.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her accent was so over the top it was distracting and sometimes just plain hard to listen to. The steamy scenes were completely ruined by her voice and phony accent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, because of the narrator's voice


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dee Sav Scarsdale, NY 04-15-14
    Dee Sav Scarsdale, NY 04-15-14 Member Since 2012

    D.S.

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    "Okay, not the best."

    An okay story, the voice of Gia was so annoying. Jill Redfield would have been a better narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra houston, TX, United States 03-15-14
    Deedra houston, TX, United States 03-15-14 Member Since 2012

    Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)

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    "More Hot Sex! Another Dumb Girl"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Sylvia can write some hot sex but boy can she write a dumb girl.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amy McFadden?

    Amy McFadden voice changed so drastically that it was very annoying. I understand where she tired to take us but it made her sound even DUMBER!!


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen but really could have been great

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa DAVENPORT, FL, United States 03-12-14
    Melissa DAVENPORT, FL, United States 03-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Love Sylvia day but this narrator is horrible!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No...it's confusing when the narrator is slipping in and out of an accent....confusing and annoying


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gia...strong woman lead


    What didn’t you like about Amy McFadden’s performance?

    See above....the accent .. If you are going to do the accent commit to it throughout the book...don't go in and out of it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Hard to with the performance


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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