Night time is the right time….
Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away….
Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone. Yet when Gwen is drawn into Denver's lethal underground scene, Hawk's protective nature comes out full force. The problem is, when Gwen gets a dose of Hawk's Alpha attitude in the daylight, she's not so sure he's the one anymore….
©2012 Kristen Ashley (P)2013 Hachette Audio
"There is something about them [Ashley's books] that I find crackalicious." (DearAuthor.com)
"[Kristen] Ashley captivates." (Publisher's Weekly).
I absolutely recommend Kristen's books.
No. I've read Mystery Man twice, and I love it. But the more I listen to the narrated version, the more I dislike it. The inflection, the tone, and the emotion are just not adding up for me. The whiney voice she uses for the secondary characters, and the weird whispery voice she uses for the main character make everyone seem weak and annoying.
This book was a exercise in perseverance for me. I didn't know the author and I hated it when I first started listening to it - didn't like the characters, didn't care for the narrator and the plot was ridiculous (a sibling being expected to pay off her sister's multi-million dollar debt). I decided to return it to Audible but it was late so I decided to listen to another 30 mins and return it in the morning. Well, 30 mins turned into 1 hour 30 mins and by the morning I had got to a funny part and wanted to find out what happened so I decided to give it another hour. After that some really great characters had shown up and I had to listen to some more because I really enjoyed them (I'm talking Elvyra especially here). And so it went on. Nine hours of listening later I had to admit I was hooked.
So, if you try this book and hate it - persevere. Once you get into the style and the characters and you've laughed out loud a few hundred times it is actually an absolute gem. I'm so glad I stuck with it.
The narrator of this KA story is better than the first one, but I really wish they would get someone who makes a true distinction between voices. Since this is not the case, I will have to say the print version is better.
I am a big Elvira fan. I would really love to hear a narrator be able to capture her character because she is quite a character.
I have not heard her narration before.
I did just because of the story. There is never a dull moment.
I would love to hear someone like Loralie King read Kristen Ashley 's stories. They have such enjoyable characters that she would bring to life.
Say something about yourself!
Sooooo many people that I follow jumped on this book like it was the second coming...no pun intended....so I had to try it. I'll admit the hot was HOT, but I have MANY problems with this book, the biggest one is that the author seems to have attention deficit disorder and just fills in drama when needed.
First we were lead to believe that this guy Hawk has mysterious paranormal powers and can appear and disappear at will....but nope turns out that he is just a trained commando and has been breaking into her house at least a few times a week for some nookie...and she hasn't caught his name in a year and a half??? So, not a paranormal book...and apparently the female lead has no common sense at ALL!
Then she runs across the leader of a motorcycle gang, who wants her on site. Then there is a break in that isn't her mystery lover and the cop that investigates it wants her on site. Then her mystery man finally has to talk to her in the light of day and thinks humm, think I will talk to her AGAIN, and wants her on site...although he's been getting her for a year and a freaking half!
So, you think this is paranormal book....nope......a biker book...nope....is it a commando secret forces book...nope...love triangle....not really....totally mismatched story lines that still entertained in bits and pieces, but really when you put them all together could NEVER happen in real life....ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!!!!!!!
If it makes it to the $4.95 sale go for it, but I wouldn't waste a credit or buy the thing if it were me again, and I won't be looking out for any more in the series. On the plus side the narrator didn't annoy me....so I guess there is the silver lining!!!
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
I didn't want this listen to end and, when it eventually did, I felt I had to say goodbye to some much loved characters that I'd become emotionally attached to and I almost wanted to listen to it all over again.
During this amazing, enjoyable, emotional, tender, heartbreaking, hot listen you will encounter a super sexy, super Alpha, arrogant, drool-worthy Commando hero with dimples (who I loved, loved, loved), biker rogues, hot Cops, other sexy members of the Commando team, family members, friends and a strong likeable heroine.
Then, as the plot seemlessly unfolds, you will be whisked into all the drama and turmoil of a beautiful love story that's romantic, full of sexual chemistry, lol humor, surprises, action, with snappy dialogue and the rapport between the H/H is soooo de...lish...ous and the Epilogue was very touching.
Worth a credit? It's got everything a romance lover wants and more ....... so that's a definite big fat YES with sprinkles on and I'm looking forward to more in this new series.
The story is wonderful. Having read all the books before, it made me excited to be able to listen to them all in the future.
When I'm actually reading the books, Elvira is one of my favorites. I think that Gwen is my favorite listening to it. The narrator does the best job with her voice.
I really hope she's not doing the rest of the books in the trilogy (or any other books for KA). She mumbled, she ran sentences together (no, not in a way that made sense to the text - just ran it all together) and she would break up sentences awkwardly. She got better the further along you were listening but it just wasn't that good. Also, I don't know if it was the production of the audio or not, but when she whispers, the audio is really low so you turn it up ... then she talks in a normal tone for another voice and you have to quickly turn the audio down or get your ears blasted out.
Just not enjoyable.
If you've already read KA's books, I don't think that any bad audio performance can keep you away - her characters and the stories she tells stand on their own. Just know that another one of KA's audio performers doesn't do her novel justice.
Let's hope the next one is better.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I loved this book! It had everything I enjoy in a romance story. Sassy heroine, sexy alpha males, funny dialogue, great characters, action, twists and turns and of course the HEA. It was perfect! I can’t wait for more dream man books on Audible.
5 star listen!!!
Have a lot of Kriten Ashley books, been working on series by series, in order, they ineract with each other, but Kate Russell can NOT do a male voice so she speeds up the men part of conversation and practically makes them yelling then says "he wispers" making all hot men characters sound like screaming banchies, really ruins the books. Skipping the rest of this series.
Yes, I would consider purchasing other Kristen Ashley audiobooks, as long as Kate Russell is not the narrator.
"...Jimmy Choo shoes" no one has ever made these simple words sound so annoying.
I attempted to listen to it several times, but just could not make it past the narrators' syrupy-laden voice which I thought didn't go in-hand with the storyline.
The book starts with Gwendolyn "Gwen" Piper Kidd meeting a cute guy at a bar, taking him home and they had sex. They didn't talk. He started returning for a year and a half, always in the middle of night, without a key but somehow he got into her house.
Gwen didn't want to scare this sex god away, so she never asked him his name, how he gets into her house, nothing except "harder" or "faster". She nicknamed him Mystery Man "MM" when she talked to her friends.
None of her friends asked her WTF or slapped her, they just listened to the salacious stories she had to share about MM.
When her sister gets Gwen caught up in her drama, MM decides to take care of his woman. unlike Gwen, MM (Cabe “Hawk” Delgado) did all his homework and knows all about her. So begins the journey to get to know each other outside the sack.
She slept with him for 1½ years and didn't know his name nor what he looked like (she didn't recognize him when she saw him later) nor how he gets into her house/room---I JUST CAN'T PAST THAT. I tried, but I can't.
absolutely fantastic love all these books highly highly recommended. you will laugh cry and be happy with so life like characters wonderful imagery . Ccan't praise them enough , thank you Kristen Ashley for Hawk he is a hero
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