Zoey Stranford might've had a crush on the sexy boy next door since middle school, but she's a woman now, and that crush has turned into a full-blown case of lust. So why is it that at twenty-nine her libido decides to ramp into high gear, making her only focus the intensely sexy, scorching hot boy next door - who is definitely not a boy anymore? The problem is, Zoey and Kaleb have been best friends for as long as she can remember. Not to mention that Kaleb and his brothers are trying to buy Stranford land to build a new resort, and she's more than a little uncertain about his intentions.
Kaleb Walker has had his eye on Zoey for close to twenty years, but never before has he considered taking their friendship to the next level, no matter how many fantasies he's had about her over the years. Suddenly he is hell-bent on having her - in as many ways as possible. Kaleb finds himself in a precarious situation. His brothers have nominated him to pursue Zoey's father about the land needed to get their new resort off the ground. When he learns Carl Stranford is on the brink of foreclosure and Zoey might lose her house and the land, Kaleb must convince her to put aside her pride and let him help her.
It doesn't take long before the flames start burning bright and hot, and the two of them burn up the nights and the days as they explore each other's forbidden fantasies. But can their friendship survive a business transaction or the new friends-with-benefits clause? Or will they realize that they've been overlooking something much deeper that's been right in front of them all along?
©2013 Nicole Edwards (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Avid reader for 45 years
I was pleasantly surprised with Kaleb, my first Nicole Edwards book. More than just romance and/or erotica, Kaleb introduced the seven Walker brothers and assorted friends living in small Texas town. While containing lots of kinky sex and graphic language, there was an actual plot and the characters were engaging & humorous. For me, the only drawback was one or two scenes with "spanking" which I find personally offensive - physical violence is not my idea of romantic behavior. The narrator was pretty good.
Not only was the storyline hot but the narrator's voices really brought it all together.
That Zoey & Kaleb were best friends for most of their lives first.
Their voices were amazing!
I had read the story, but listening brings a whole new level
The level of intimacy the characters have together
Listening to this book was alluring, I only hope Nicole brings all the AI to audio, and seriously Club Destiny too
Phoenix, AZ, USA
The writing was very uneven and derivative. Not very well edited at all. The "f" word was used in ridiculous excess in the course of normal conversations amongst the characters. It was overkill. But the BIGGEST disappointment was the narration. Freddie Bates was maybe a 2-star, but Eliza Grace was a -1, so I gave the performance 1 star. I couldn't finish the book because the narration was so bad. I notice there's a review already posted that says the narrations was amazing. I suspect that person must be a close relative of one of the narrators.
Sebastian York and Grace Grant (although she seems to have dropped off the audiobook scene lately - I miss her).
I like stories about big, tight-knit families. The thing about the Walker family is that all the sons formed a company and work together. That's a bit too much togetherness to be believable (not to mention that they share women - that's DEFINITELY more togetherness than necessary!).
There's erotica and there's smut. I think this falls into the latter category.
I am on chapter 5 and am contacting Audible now to give me my credit back. It is soooo boring and the robotic narrator (especially the girl just tops the cake!)
I don't feel any chemistry for any of the characters.
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