Brilliant. Wealthy. Powerful. Dominic Knight is one of the hottest tech developers in the world - and the most demanding lover Kate Hart has ever known. Whether in the boardroom or the bedroom, he is always in charge. But there is one thing he cannot control: Kate's fiery heart...
As a master in her field, talented Kate surpassed Dominic's wildest expectations. As a woman of uncommon intelligence and beauty, she unlocked something deep within him. Yet since their professional relationship - and erotically charged affair - came to an end, the fire in him has only grown stronger.
Now, the man who has everything will do whatever it takes to reclaim the woman he lost. From Boston and Paris to Singapore and San Francisco, he will lure Kate back into his elite world of privilege and passion. Together, they will test the limits of desire and the boundaries of discipline. For both, this is uncharted territory - naked, reckless, and uninhibited. But when Dominic's deadliest enemies target Kate, he must face his darkest fears...and admit to himself that she is all he needs.
©2014 C. C. Gibbs (P)2014 Hachette Audio
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
It was so refreshing to read about intelligent leads. I loved the expression, vocabulary and intelligent (not just witty) conversations and banter between Dominic Knight & Kate Hart. Dominic is a self-made billionaire and master of his universe, that being a global tech empire. He is a man who always gets what he wants and does not accept "no" as an answer from anyone. And, with Kate, he is relentless but smoothly so, and let me say, I love a powerful man in pursuit! I was also happy to find such a strong heroine in Kate, who has these mad skills in cyber-forensic accounting. The description of her work in her perspective was actually enthralling, as she described her work as giving her an adrenaline rush. Perhaps, that is how she connects with Dominic, as they both are thrill seekers.
This author is really good and I enjoyed her style of writing. It's written with an omniscient narrator which reminded me of Tolstoy's style of writing in Anna Karenina. It was interesting to get the perspective of surrounding characters, especially in Dominic's life, showcasing how different his pursuit of Kate was. Initially, Kate was largely aversive to Dominic's domineering approach, but you got to see Dominic soften and bend to win Kate over, and win her over he did!--At least in the bedroom. For that reason, there is a lot of sex. The plot builds mainly around two strong personalities trying to meld together.
The only time this book got tedious was when Dominic and Kate were moving from "vanilla" to "kinky" in the bedroom. Kate was almost ridiculous in her argumentative nature toward Dominic. It was actually tiring because she had this green light/red light thing going on with Dominic. It was "yes," then it was "no"--her signals were all screwed up. It was almost manipulative on her part. Anyhow, as seems to be the pattern in trilogies, this one doesn't end well. So it's on to the next book to find out how Dominic is going to get Kate back!
Regarding the narrator, Elena Wolfe, she performed masterfully. I loved her sweet voice for Kate, and she did a good job with the masculine voices, as well.
Will do anything for books!
Katherine "Kate" Hart is a 22 year old MIT graduate. She is a forensic accountant and an IT guru. She has mad skills and is extremely intelligent. Kate is feisty, driven, focused, can be a bit selfish/self-centered and at times argumentative. She grew up in a happy loving home, has not major hang ups, not body image issues.
Dominic is a 32 year old widower billionaire. He owns several corporations and is also very intelligent. He is a BDSM playboy, though that lifestyle doesn't show up much in this trilogy. Dominic is single minded, focused, driven, initially a bit shallow and self-focused. His childhood was affluent but emotionally painful. He doesn't always listen and is emotionally distant.
This book is the first in a trilogy, it is not meant to be a stand alone and ends in a cliffhanger. Don't get it thinking you will be able to stop after just 1.
I enjoyed this series greatly. The narrator was excellent. The language and editing used were first rate. The story grabbed me and sucked me in from the beginning. I definitely recommend it!
I struggled to read this at first and then it got a little better. even though they didn't know each other long they didn't really go out to eat or interact much with others. I found that part to be a bit boring. I liked the chemistry of the main characters though. I like the narration. I don't think I will be ordering the second book though.
HEAD HOPPING galore!! So much it made me DiZzY and CoNfUsEd. You never knew who's head you were in. It wasn't just between the two main characters but minor characters as well. It made this book unenjoyable to listen to. Isn't that one of the basic, fundamental rules of writing a novel? The story was okay, nothing new.
NO. I enjoyed this book and the entire series, however, despite not wanting to stop listening and wanting to move on to the next book to "see what happens" the storyline was a bit predictable and there have only been a couple of books out of hundreds of audible books that I've listened to more than once. (I don't like watching movies I've previously seen either).
It kept me wanting to find out what was next for Katherine & Dominic.
I thought she was a great performer. I never felt like she was just "reading" the story but I found myself immersed in it in a way only a good performer can do. I also liked her voice for Dominic. At first I thought it was not masculine enough, but quickly got used to it.
Yes. In other reviews there were negative comments regarding Kate's immaturity. Come on folks, she's 22 in this series. Weren't we all a bit immature at that age. Also, there was 10 years difference between she and Dominic and the lack of worldliness was emphasized to contrast with Dominic's world class escapades, physical, mental & sexual. Yep, there were a couple of times I wanted to say "come one Kate - grow up", but if she had been "grown-up", sensible, mature, then there would not have been the stark contrast between H/H.
They are many...
Excellent narrator, looking forward her other performances
Different book, interesting characters, excellent performance. .. Worthy!
I would recommend this book to friends, family even enemies.
There are too many moments to single out just one. However, their moments in letter form as well as e-mail were touching and telling.
I really did not laugh at any time during this book. It is not that I did have many reactions, I was excited most of the book, as well as hopeful, and mad at times. In the end I was a crying idiot, what a story.
Well worth 3 credits I am so glad it finally came out on audible.
I really did like this book but on several
Occasions I found myself scrolling back to listen again because I felt that I must have missed something. There were a lot of these moments especially during conversations between the main characters. The topic and mood would flip so suddenly that I was lost. Kate was happy, sad, mad and I didn't understand why her mood had changed. To me she came
Across as a bit bratty because of this. It was the one downside of an overall enjoyable romantic erotic
Great book! One of those books you can't stop listening to. I love a book that has a good story, adventure and great bickering. This is the 2nd time I listen to this book and I enjoy it as much if not more then the 1st time.
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