Life has been harsh, but after a horrible childhood, Park was finally content with her life. Her beautiful home sat on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Los Angeles, she had her dream job, and good friends she trusted. Then she's abducted, car-jacked by a stunningly sexy man who she realizes is dangerously crazy... he thinks he's a vampire. Park plays along until she can escape, until she discovers that there are things out there people like her never knew existed. Life changed instantly in one night...vampires do exist and she herself is something more than she ever knew.
He'd been alive over three hundred years with little complications. But when Bas went to do a simple compel to get a ride on a busy street in L.A. late one night, he found the impossible... a human he couldn't compel. Only, after a taste, he knew... she was something more than human... something different. A complication and a mystery on a night all he wanted was transportation home and away from an enemy he wasn't prepared to fight...yet. He wasn't looking for her, anything like her, and yet he couldn't think about letting her go. Yes, he wanted to know what she was, and he needed to protect her from his enemy, but even more than that...somewhere deep inside an old battle-weary vampire, his human heart told him that the time may have come to feel love again.
Park had always thought she was broken... was never good enough... she'd been taught that often enough as a little girl who lived in the dark. But sometimes things have to fall apart so they can fall together the way they were always meant to be.
©2012 Teresa C. Butts (P)2015 Teresa C. Butts
I’ve been a fan of C.L Quinn’s vampire series, “The Firsts”, since reading her first book, and I’m glad it’s now on audio. Even though I’ve already read the book, listening to it gives it more life as if the characters were real. I’m looking forward to listening to her other audio books!
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I like this book. It was really good. Full of action and adventure... I liked how Bas, the vampire, couldn't mind warp Park, the female lead. Park was all like "wait, you can't kidnap me..." while Bas was like "why isn't my mind warp working...." it was funny.
I like how the story played out. It was interesting to see all the pieces come together, and see the battles with the bad guys play out to.
Now the end... I am bit upset about what happen to Bas and Park's father's friend... Seriously... WTF!!!
This is worth a credit or sale. It's a bit pricey...over 10 bucks so I wouldn't recommend for a buy.
Narration was pretty good. Not wonderful but not horrible either.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Interesting story start..
Its a vamp story and PNR..there are many out there..this one is worth your time too!
Not that I know of, but she sounds familiar to me...I am beginning to think osmetimes narrators have alter egos too!
This would make an interesting movie for sure!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Park is a nerd girl..a science geek and does not have a very high opinion of herself...Her childhood was terrible and her mother is awful! Park gets away from her mother and childhood by going to college and learning all she can, so she can have a good life..One night she goes on a date and it doesn't go well, as she sits in her car to mourn her bad luck, Baz get's in and tried to compel her to take him to his home in Canada..he learns that Park is not a normal human and neither blood or mind control will work on her...and it all starts from there..Interesting start to a new series for me..It does have a first book feel..but it gets better and better as the chapters progress...and I will be moving on to book 2 right away!
This is a great start to an interesting new series. The narrator really brings the characters to life with all the accents that she does. The h in this book lead a tormented childhood and it's kind of a twist on what happens to her. Which I don't want to spoil because a good part of the book is built on that twist. Though the story was interesting I did think that it was a little choppy at sometimes. There were quite a lot of love scenes although they were quick and over in a few sentences. The characters come into their new personalities or there epiphanies rather quickly. But all in all it was a easy listen.
I am getting older with a younger heart and outlook. Love reading and just began listening to books. VERY avid reader!
I laughed, and was totally engaged with this story from the first. Loved the characters and was impressed with the ability of Pyper to keep everyone unique and interesting. I found myself wanting to cheat and look for answers later in the book than where I was at. Glad I tried this author out.
The story is great so far. I love the characters and I love how Pyper does the voices different for each character with so many different accents. She totally made the book for me. I loved listening to her tell the story.
I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOVE THIS SERIES ALREADY!!!!!! What an AMAZING STORY!! Park is a STRONG MINDED, TAKE NO CRAP kinda woman!! That is until HE comes into her life!! They have to go through hell for each other, but what good relationship doesnt!! WOW, what a ride!! I CAN NOT wait for the next book!
Addicted to Audio Books !
It was written very well and had great Characters that I loved an Have enjoyed throughout this awesome Series.
All the Characters in this book are my Favorite
Pyper Down is one of my favorite Narrator's and has influenced me to listen to many books I may have skipped but when a book shows Pyper Down as the Narrator it is an automatic download for me.
I am not very good at writing reviews but with this book I just had to let everyone know how good it was and how awesome the rest of the series is I just cannot wait for all of the series to be on Audible and very very soon as I am having Withdrawals.
The audio edition of this book was great! This is my first audio book as an adult and I forgot how wonderful it is to listen to a great story. I just sat back and listened to this wonderful story and let the narrator take me into the vampire world! The narrator was great, I really enjoyed listening to her voice telling this story. She represented the character well and her voice really gave this book life.
I loved the way Pyper Down performed the main characters Park and Bas.
I was sick when I decided to listen to this book. I love this series so I decided to listen to the first book to hold me over until the next book comes out. Let me just say that without this book I would have gone insane! I forgot how the series stared and forgot how amazing this series began. This book has so any surprises in it that you are constantly wondering where is the author going next. You think you have everything figured out but then you turn the next page and realize that you were wrong. It is a wild and fun ride!!!!
I really enjoyed this audio story. I've read this author, a favorite of mine, and decided to try the audible version. I'm glad I did, as I enjoyed listening to such a fun performance of some of my favorite characters. Thanx, C.L.Quinn and Pyper Down. The stories just get better from here, so I plan to stick around.
"Mildly Entertaining, Yet Rather Dry."
The narrator sounds bored and very flat. Her voice is monotone and It was more akin to listening to a computer generated voice.
I'd tell my friends that perhaps reading the book, rather than listening would be a better experience. Although somewhat predictable, the story itself wasn't a too bad.
Maybe. I have found that an author tends to improve with time and experience.
No, not really.
As for the story itself, the dialogue bordered on cliche, a little cheesy and predictable. The pacing was off and it lacked a good build up as well as the chemistry between the two main characters.
Overall, It was a little entertaining and I am a sucker for supernatural stories.
"Not a good buy"
Possibly an OK read as a book but the monotonous tone of the narrator made this average book into a horrible audio book. Not something I would recommend at all.
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