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Afterburn & Aftershock Audiobook

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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    Romance Lover Oakley, CA, United States 03-14-14
    Romance Lover Oakley, CA, United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2015

    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.

    5 of 5 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 2015

    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

    7 of 8 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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    Melissa DAVENPORT, FL, United States 03-12-14
    Melissa DAVENPORT, FL, United States 03-12-14
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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


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 11-21-15
    Stephanie 11-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The Voice"

    I love Sylvia Day books! But this by far was the most annoying to listen to. The female reading it and the way she read it was quite annoying. I know many people from Jersey and New York that don't sound like this at all. The story was decent. But I wish I hadn't purchased these. Again, it was just the voice and I couldn't get passed it, it ruined the story for me.

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    Joyce Smith 09-30-15
    Joyce Smith 09-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "It was ok"

    I've read this author's book before, but this one didn't grab me like the others I've read and I think it had a lot to do with the narration. It was an ok listen I could not really get into it.

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    Sarah 09-11-15
    Sarah 09-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ehh, could do without."

    It was too fast, not enough background story of them too, not enough current story, would have loved more in sight into each other thoughts. Seems quickly written. Didn't love the narrator either couldn't get used to her.

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    Crista Winchester 09-08-15
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    "Pretty good 😃"

    I liked this book, but not near as much as the Crossfire series. I! will listen to this again and recommend to friends that want a steamy book to just pass the time.

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    Chaiemah 09-05-15
    Chaiemah 09-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A little lacking"

    The time of the reading sounded very bitter. I was expecting for the romance top have failed, not a happy ending.

    There was no real engagement in the story, although there was potential.

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  • Colin M
    10/13/15
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    "A book too long"
    Would you try another book written by Sylvia Day or narrated by Amy McFadden?

    Rather over-rated in my view. There was really not a great deal to the story itself - strong willed beauty in restaurant trade with 'passions' involved in drawn out business negotiations involving her 'ex'. Listened to the first 60% or so then realised that actually I had a life so moved onto more entertaining listening. You know you are not enthralled when 5 minutes passes by and you are non the wiser.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • angela
    DUNBLANE, United Kingdom
    8/1/14
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    "Shock"
    If you could sum up Afterburn & Aftershock in three words, what would they be?

    Hot , heavy,sweet


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gia she strong women and is fit for him


    What does Amy McFadden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She brings across each character how I thought they be


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Spicy


    Any additional comments?

    I like this story,and how you got to see how characters relationships come together and Break apart.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maria
    11/2/15
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    "I love Sylvia Day"

    I always enjoy Sylvia Day books but this was the first audiobook I'd listened to. I liked it and I thought it was narrated well although hearing a woman try to do the voice of a sexy man didn't grab my imagination like reading it would. The book got me through an all night session of accounts which was great because I don't think I would have been able to put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curlylonglocks
    4/8/15
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    "Seamless story of a journey to love...."
    Where does Afterburn & Aftershock rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is probably one of my favourite! With strong characters and ultimately a powerful story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jackson is my favourite character. Whilst an alpha male who initially hate and want to keep hating you just can't help smiling when he starts talking or come into the presence of the protagonist!


    What about Amy McFadden’s performance did you like?

    I am no accent expert yet I think it was a stellar performance. I loved hearing all the different rich American accents, as they also play an instrumental role in the development of Gianna's character.


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

    Defiantly, I was addicted going so far I was avoiding people so I could concentrate on the riveting story.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a perfect romance novel of an alpha male who also has other faucets to his character, just as all the characters are engineered and developed expertly. Gianna is a sassy young women, when hurt by a man bounces back, becoming strongly independent and taking the business by a storm. Her chemistry and attitude towards Jackson makes it a truly interesting read...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reginald pelle
    Winchester, UK
    3/10/15
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    "Very good!"

    The author does well, in exposing the truth about power and what it does, to people within the high life spectrum. However, and most importantly, Jackson Rutledge is a legend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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