Ella's life turns from boring to exciting when she meets Adam, the gorgeous Italian from Brazil. Adam is drawn to her - determined to release the passion she holds inside. Ella is ordinary in her own eyes, but when Adam sees her beauty, the light turns on in her life. He's a romantic Italian on vacation, surfing at Ella's beach. But the wealthy hero has secrets. Ella feels like she's known him forever but fears she will lose him. Can you meet your soul mate only to lose him in the same instant? Adam shouldn't involve Ella in the evil he must face in Brazil. But will he stay away from her?
©2013 Emily Jane Trent (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
I won the 4 audio books in this series, and was so excited for my chance to review them. Not so much now.
I mostly read by audio book, and I can listen to almost any narrator and find a way to like them. This narrator had a nice enough voice, but I had to listen at 1.5 speed just to make her sound normal. She spoke so slow I was laughing. I actually made my husband listen so we could laugh together.
Then there is the story. It's just boring. Boring and cliche. I feel terrible that I won this series, and have no desire at all to listen to another word. I may try the next book at a later date, but for now I am moving on to something else.
I go through a lot of book in a month, some better than others. The narration was horrible from the beginning. I tried speeding it up and even that didn't help. I kept listening, waiting for the story line to grab me but all I got from this one was whining from both of the main characters. More than half way through I just couldn't force myself to listen anymore.
This is such a great story that starts with a slow build up as Adam and Ella share the beach and slowly get to know each other. The connection is so strong from the start but I love that slow burn. She has been hurt in the past and her self esteem is mostly non existent. Adam has his own demons lurking and I am excited to listen to the next part of their story!
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