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Consumed | [Skyla Madi]

Consumed

He's infuriating, nauseatingly addictive and she just can't seem to shake him. He's only been in town a short while and his name is already on everyone's lips. He's the kind of guy moms' warn their daughters about - the kind that leaves a trail of shattered hearts behind him and he has Olivia in his sights. Olivia has never met anyone as confusing as Seth and his hot and cold attitude constantly sends her reeling. She's never wanted anyone's touch so badly in her life, but having recently come out of a long term relationship diving into another is something she'd prefer to avoid.
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Publisher's Summary

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.

Olivia James has never been one to walk on the wild side, at least not until she meets Seth Marc - a cocky, sexy fighter at her father's gym.

He's infuriating, nauseatingly addictive and she just can't seem to shake him. He's only been in town a short while and his name is already on everyone's lips. He's the kind of guy moms' warn their daughters about - the kind that leaves a trail of shattered hearts behind him and he has Olivia in his sights.

Olivia has never met anyone as confusing as Seth and his hot and cold attitude constantly sends her reeling. She's never wanted anyone's touch so badly in her life, but having recently come out of a long term relationship diving into another is something she'd prefer to avoid.

Determined for his touch, but not to let him under her skin, Olivia embarks on the most thrilling ride of her life.

©100 Limitless Publishing LLC (P)2014 Limitless Publishing LLC

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    Leesa 01-31-14
    Leesa 01-31-14 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "Good"

    This is somewhat along the lines of "THE REAL SERIES" but nowhere as good. I will say if you enjoyed that series you will like this one. The characters are interesting and very enjoyable. Ok who doesn't enjoy a hot fighter if the story is good??????

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha McCoury Hampton, TN United States 01-26-15
    Samantha McCoury Hampton, TN United States 01-26-15 Member Since 2014

    Love books. Can get lost in them and spend hours there.

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    "Love this story"

    This story is all heart beating fast and smiles and crying that you could ask for.
    Buy it.you won't regret buying this story

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    nkechi 01-21-15
    nkechi 01-21-15
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    "Not memorable for me"
    Would you listen to Consumed again? Why?

    No. it's not compelling enough for me to listen again


    Would you recommend Consumed to your friends? Why or why not?

    Same reason


    Have you listened to any of Em Eldridge’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I don't believe so.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listend to this book but I keep forgetting what it is about until I read the synopsis again. I do remember enjoying it as I read it but the fact that I can't remember it since is why I'm not giving it a high mark. I just can't remember it and I read it within a month ago.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    The Literacy Advocate USA 01-07-15

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    "GOOD STORY, LIKEABLE CHARACTERS, FLAWED MECHANICS"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Truthfully, I would recommend another title with a similar storyline and like characters (MMA fighters and their women) before I'd recommend this one.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most engaging aspect of this story was the MMA element; emotionally unreachable tough guys are a staple in many romance novels, and it was appealing in this story. The least engaging aspect of the story was the repetitive, clinical description of minutiae which at times made the book read more like a manual than a story.


    Did Em Eldridge do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The characters THEMSELVES needed a good deal more development; but that is not the question being asked here. Eldridge did a good job of changing voice from male to female, and an adequate (if a bit less successful) job differentiating among same-sex voices. Since most of the novel consisted of long streams of consciousness and descriptions voiced by the female lead (one of the flaws of the novel, actually, as it reduced dialog and action), I became quite used to the narrator representing the main female character and found her voice believable. Her voicing sounded age-appropriate for all the characters, including Olivia's parents, and that was a plus.


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

    No; I was not compelled to listen straight through, but I was interested enough to listen to it until I finished.


    Any additional comments?

    The story itself has many similarities in plot, theme, and character to quite a few other series on the market (one has only to search MMA Romance to find a list of many titles which bear similar plotlines and characters), but because MMA and other fighting bad boys are such a hot topic in romance literature right now, it doesn't really hurt that the story doesn't offer anything essentially new. It's still a good story about themes many romance readers enjoy, and Olivia and Seth are likeable characters whom we'd like to see find a happy ending. These are the reasons I rated the overall review as a 4, though the other two ratings were 3s; the topic is a very hot trend and interesting to read about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 01-05-15
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 01-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The story was completely juvenile!!!"

    This book was so poorly written I couldn't believe it was not by a high school student with suffering grades in English and writing. Wow. What a waist of time! The conversations were juvenile and the story offered absolutely nothing. The romance was built almost immediately and was astoundingly underdeveloped. Story was so badly written that I neither saw the reason behind the draw and attraction between the characters nor why she had a calming effect on the hero. Then I guess as readers we have to assume it was completely based on looks. So if that is the reason, then the love that developed so quickly between a woman with extremely low self esteem and a guy responsible for so many female wet dreams was not a likely connection in real life and therefore nothing we can relate to. Overall if you purchase this book, you are wasting your credit completely. Save yourself the aggravation and move on to something better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Garnet 01-04-15
    Garnet 01-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story"

    It was a decent story. It ended up being better than I thought it would be; the narration started off kind of iffy as the narrator spoke rapidly. However, as the story proceeded the narration improved. I can't wait to listen to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    erin 06-06-14
    erin 06-06-14
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    "Love me a fighter!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. A good story with a hot fighter. None of the huge conflicts that are so prevalent in most of the stories lately. Just enough angst to keep you going. SO glad this wasn't a cliff hanging trilogy. I am so over that nonsense.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Seth was my favorite because he was sexy and wasn't afraid to put his emotions out there.


    Which character – as performed by Em Eldridge – was your favorite?

    Although I hated the best friend Selena, I think the narrator captured her annoying personality perfectly.


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

    Yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Taja Compton, CA, USA 05-13-14
    Taja Compton, CA, USA 05-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "ok"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I would but it wouldn't be my first choice, but she also wouldn't be my last.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    A good listen not great...

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    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 03-29-14
    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 03-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I need to be Consumed by a fighter....Yummy!"

    What an unexpected surprise that this book was. There were some mixed reviews but I have to say that this book hit a home run with me. I was captured from the get go. I did not give it 5 stars because I feel like the Real Series was just a touch better. However this totally compares and will not disappoint. Seth and Olivia are two lost souls. They have both been beaten down by life and family and are trying to find their way. I like that this was not a story of a guy that was sexually abused and turns to sex to alleviate his pain. Seth is rich but this book does not focus on his money or him buying things. He is intense and seductive and a dominate, alpha male. Just the cover of this book can make you drool and imaging all that muscle and strength. Olivia although timid is not a total push over. She has some spunk and keeps you surprised with her responses. She can be feisty and innocent all at the same time. This has great steamy sex scenes and lots of chemistry. It is a romance story with a few twists and turns. This book will not disappoint and I cannot wait to start book two. 4.5 stars from me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 03-24-14
    Lia Sutton, Australia 03-24-14 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Good except for the Narrator"

    This is a familiar story - very alpha male with feisty heroine. Why choose this one over all the other available? I'll give you three reasons:

    (1) the most important one, author knows how to write a good story and the characters stand out despite them being the same "types" as a lot of other books;
    (2) the book was worth time and money spent reading it; and
    (3) the relationship was hot.

    Another huge plus is that although it is the first in a series (with the second book due in December 2013); happily, this book is a stand alone story with no cliff hanger ending. There are some minor editing issues but nothing to ruin the story.

    Having said that the narrator ruined the book for me. I agree with Tammy comments below.

    EM Eldridge, did not put her soul into this book. She did not keep my interest at all. She reads so fast it seamed like is was on high speed and very mono-toned. No expression at all. I don't think I can listen to another book she narrates.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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