Nolan Black is gorgeous, bold and unapologetic in his desire for me. When I fall into his lap in Las Vegas, our connection is instant.
Once I'm back in Manhattan we can't resist the attraction. The draw is too intense, and the desire is addictive. I want him in ways I promised myself I wouldn't. He needs me in ways he didn't know existed.
The pull is strong enough to erase the doubt and to drown out all the questions. Until the secrets we've buried in our pasts collide in a way no one could have predicted. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Deborah Bladon (P)2017 Tantor
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
Ellie Madden is a bold confident sassy Security Guard working in Las Vegas and, while doing her job, she ends up in the hard as a rock lap of the thief's sexy date.. Nolan Black who turns out to be the handsome hot young CEO of Matiz Cosmetics. And that night Fate and Destiny got together and threw some very clever spanners into this couple's lives because before long Ellie finds herself fired, hired and has moved back to NYC.. and is working at Matiz Cosmetics. But the wicked duo of Fate and Destiny were just warming up because Ellie takes a risk with Nolan.. a risk that'll eventually pay off but it'll open up long held secrets, coincidences and the mother of all twists too.
Nolan Black is a successful businessman who likes his life of work, wealth and women but he once knew a young homeless girl with bright red hair and blue eyes and, over the years, he and his friend Crew have searched the faces of any blue eyed redheads that passed their way. So when one such redhead falls into his lap Nolan wonders if the sexy stranger could actually be that missing girl. But this feisty firecracker is very different from the timid long lost mystery girl.. and their sizzling chemistry soon has Nolan single-mindedly pursuing Ellie, changing his non-dating habits, revealing well held secrets to her.. and opening his heart up to love. Then their pasts collide.
A really enjoyable dual POV story as Nolan woos and wins the love of his life risking a lot in the process.. and as Ellie risks her heart once more by starting a relationship that should've fizzled out but grew stronger and deeper instead - until there were no more secrets between them - just a lot of love.. and eventually some emotional wtf's. Good characters, a well written plot, sexy times, passion, a bit of angst and drama as jealousies flare, mystery, suspense, romance and a twist or two at the end. However, there was something wrong with Amelie Griffin's narration which was a bit emotionally flat and choppy but it wasn't bad enough to spoil the listen.. neither was Rudy Sanda's narration which was ok.. except when he did a female or child's voices.
Worth a credit? Yes definitely.
I am obsessed with audio books! My favorite genre is erotica and romance -- there's just not enough hours in the day to enjoy ...
Okay, so I love Deborah and her books are never straight forward and I really like that. This book is no different. The characters all have some mystery or secret that keeps you wondering which way is this story going. There were so many unanswered questions that I was starting to get frustrated with being in the dark for so long, but all was revealed near the end. I would have liked it better if the secrets were revealed in increments instead of all at once. I liked the intense attraction between Nolan and Ellie that kept the sparks flying and the sex hot between them.
The narration was okay, Rudy was really good with male voices but not so much with the female and child's voices. Amelie was mostly okay with the female voices but at times kind of dry and the male voices were way too feminine.
Overall this was a good listen and worth the risk -- I would pay the price again.
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
Deborah Bladon is a master of creating heart wrenching, emotional and completely entertaining stories. This was no different. The plot twists and intrigue behind the 2 main characters was gripping and enticing. Their chemistry was off the chart and the steam emanating from them together was palpable.
The narrators, Amelie and Rudy were not my favorite. Amelie was pretty good but something about her voice just didn't click as the main female character, maybe too childish when she was such a tough woman. Rudy did great until it came to a female or a child's voice. Both of those portrayals were nails on a chalkboard for me and completely kicked me out of the story until it was just the male characters, then I could settle back in.
The narration wasn't bad enough to make me not want to listen, by any means. I loved this audio and will probably listen again for the story line.
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