Ethan Blackstone has a problem on his hands. He’s broken Brynne's trust, and she’s left him. He's unwilling to live without her and isn’t giving up - he's dead-set on getting his beautiful American girl back.
The passion between them was explosive, but the secrets they hid from each other are dark and chilling, and are powerful enough to destroy their shot at a life together. With political threats now directed at Brynne, Ethan is running out of time and will need to gather all his strength and agility to protect her from the dangers that could take her away from him forever.
Will Ethan be able to save Brynne from a past that keeps her locked in fear? Will he ever feel the warmth of her touch, the solidity of her trust again? This is a lovestruck man who is willing to do whatever it takes to possess the heart of the woman he loves. He'll go to any lengths to protect her. He'll go all in.
Here is the fiery story of what happens when two people surrender to a love so great it can heal the scars of the past and give way to a life of pure, rapturous ecstasy.
©2013 Raine Miller (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
This book was PHENOMENAL! I thoroughly enjoyed every second of book 2 in the Blackstone series. Shane East---Ohhhhh Lordy is he an AWESOME narrator! His voice is ridiculous--in the best possible way. This second book is even better than the first, and I cannot wait to hear what happens next with Ethan and Brynne in book 3--which I've pre-ordered already. I know it's fiction but, I am always "smitten" by these great male leads in the books I listen to, and Ethan is definitely in my swoon-worthy category of male lead characters. He's flawed, possessive, with a smidge of crazy, but, I love it! The humor that is infused throughout the book had me laughing out loud, and the intensity of their relationship made me hang on every word until the end. This is without a doubt credit worthy or just buy the whole trilogy outright, you will not be disappointed.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
I just hate to have to wait! At least book three will be out soon.
I loved this one. It's nice to hear the story from the male perspective. This entire book is from his point of view and thats refreshing for me.
I did enjoy the narrator. Being from "the south" made the narration sound nice to my ears because it sounded "english" to my untrained ears.
So in my opinion it was worth my credit. I pre-ordered book three and I don't do that unless I really like what I'm listening to.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I just finished this amazing book and I'm still trying to catch my breath and settle my racing heart! This was a brilliant follow-up to the first book. I absolutely loved that this was all from Ethan's POV and the narrator (Shane East) was very swoon-worthy. He could read the phone book and I would happily listen for hours.
If you're looking for a hot romance with flawed characters, over-protective males and two people just trying to make a go of it, then this series will deliver. Just do yourself a favor and get this book right now. This series is so addictive and I can't get enough of Ethan and Brynne.
*Sigh....I am already agonizing over the wait for book 3.
Give me a Hot Sexy Book, with a good story to listen to, have that "OH MY" sigh, Love most of what I have, but want more. Tell me it ALL!
So far, number TWO on my list of FAV's
When she went to get coffee and he could not find her. That is a man crazy in love..
Those two are amazing.. And Shane East is so incredibly good at reading this story I could not get over how much he adds to this book. Never once was I ever distracted nor wanted to stop listening. These two should always read love story's with intense love scenes together all the time.. they both add more than just the words and make you feel that heat and love between whom ever they are talking about. What a great pair they are. I am really looking forward to book three and listening to them both. He and Grace are going to be wonderful I start Book Three tonight and pray I get some rest.
Yes, to many to mention the entire book moved me.
My gosh, have I been under a rock? Did someone forget to tell me about these books.. I am so glad I just happened upon a review and thought Wow that seems pretty good. Good was not the word.. Some how I have got to find a way to let Audible listeners let me know when to listen to good books. This books was amazing. Nothing disappointed me, I didn't want to leave it. I finally had to rest last night only to get up this morning shower, clean my home and get back to this book. There is only one other book better than this one. And that is saying a lot. I have read some great books but this is one I will tell friends about. All I can say is if you don't listen, or read this, you missed out. What a great story.. It held my attention, and heart for hours. I wanted more and and I didn't want it to end. Advice here readers, credit, buy, rent do what you have to but enjoy this good book.. It's a keeper and I can't wait to listen to it again.
Say something about yourself!
Sometimes I blame the narrator if a book just falls flat to me, but in this case it was the writing. I feel like someone told the writer “Okay your first book was full of hot scenes, but it was less than 4 hours long, so can you draw out this middle book so we can have a big finish?”
If you asked me what happened in this book I would say…well…Ethan showed his possessive side a bunch, and we learned more about Brynne’s past and why she is skittish…but other than that, and the hot graphic scenes, not so much in 6 hours! It was very much the middle of the story, laying down background information that I guess will be useful in the next book, but not sure.
I will of course buy the third book to find out what happens, but In the future I would link all the books as one book and call it like it is "a serial novel", not independent books. On a side note I did find it amusing that they referenced 50 actually IN this book, not by name of course, but it is clear what book they are referring to, and it made me kind of smile and also kind of confirmed that 50 was the grain of thought behind this book, but it just isn't reaching the mark.
Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........
I don't know if it was better writing or the male narrator, Shane's voice just turned me on, but this book was incredible and I couldn't stop listening!!!
The underlying sarcasm and internal dialog of the male character was so fun and hysterical! Well done......I hope the next book has the same narrator....PLEASE!!
a great way to end it!
iam not sure
they did a pretty good job
when the father died
This story continues to shadow 50 Shades to the point that the book is even mentioned here. Very disappointing. First book ended SURPRISINGLY with her leaving him. Yes I know. Of course she does. Then the second book continues with a threat to her life which demands additional security for the female character. Yet another SURPRISE!!! The female character is an only child while the male character has a sister and a male cousin who is almost like a brother to him and the trio plus Brynne are very similar to you know which other book. Not original at all!!! Let me guess, hmmmmm. The person who is after Brynne is her friend from the coffee shop. Not sure but the suspense is killing me, NOT.
The Narrator Shane East gave Ethan life, he has such a gorgeous accent.
The insight, and honesty that Nathan provides us to his thoughts.
I love this series so much that I purchased them twice! Once on Kindle and now audible! Ethan Blackstone's voice is amazing!!!!
"Shane West is an example of "Good Performance""
This book ranks second because the story is charming and the performance simply captivating. Passion just oozes from Shane West's voice and all this is made possible by Miller's steaming hot words. A cracking listen.
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