Everything always seems to fall into place for 24-year-old Aubrey Jenson, except for when it comes to her luck with men. Bad boys always draw her in and crush her heart, and Black Falcon's lead guitarist, Riff, is no exception. After sharing a few wild nights together, she leaves him behind, knowing a guy like Riff isn't the relationship type.
When she returns to New York, she tries to get the passion she felt in Riff's arms out of her head by dating Isaac, a successful representative at Center Stage Marketing. Just when she thinks she's forgotten Riff, she's forced to see him again when her best friend, Lanie, ropes her into being a bridesmaid for her upcoming wedding to Black Falcon front man, Noel.
Sparks fly instantly between Aubrey and Riff when they're forced to reunite, and suddenly she finds herself caught between the man who's good for her and the one who completely rocks her in every way.
©2013 Michelle A. Valentine (P)2013 Tantor
I'm sure Allen Steele is a great narrator for some books. He was the wrong choice for this book. His voice was to have reflected a character of 28-32? Every time he spoke the character was no longer a hot young rock star, he was a grizzled 40-50 year old. Very distracting. Just let Aletha George do the whole thing.
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.
I keep wondering as I listen to this series of books why I just can't love them like I love Olivia Cunning's books of rock stars. I think they lack the depth that Olivia can communicate in her books. The first book in this series was better than this one. (Narration could of been the issue.) Therefore this is just Ok and I'd prefer to get this one on sale or not at all.
I do not like the male narrator. His voice does not suit the character. His voice sounds older and I just can't see Riff's voice sounding like that in my mind. I actually would of preferred for Aletha George to do the entire book.
Firstly, I don't know why it was decided to do a split narration on this when the first book worked fine but Allen Steele's voice was just so painfully wrong wrong wrong as Riff and so alas, for that reason, it dropped a star.
Secondly, as I begin to write this review I can't help but ponder over just why we love bad bad boys...... but we do, whether their Vampires, Highlanders, Cowboys, Millionaires, Rakes or, in this case, Rock Gods, it's all the same - they bring out the best and worst in us ..... and we love every single minute of it.
Riff's a tortured soul plagued by hidden demons from his past with masked inner self-loathing he is set on a path of self destruction until he tries to give his famous 'Golden Ticket' to Aubrey and unwittingly his life is about to change. Their attraction was fuelled by hot sexual chemistry which both thought could be doused by one night of sexual pleasure (er wrong). But one night, became two and the passion was still there but it was coupled with longing and hunger for something more. Aubrey was seeking trust as well as lust and Riff was seeking redemption but she had some uphill battles before Riff's Demons could finally be vanquished and set free.
This was told in the same timeline as book 1 but from a different person's perspective which, if you've heard book 1, you begin to see the other side of the story.
Worth a credit? Yes, if you're like me and enjoy stories of bad boys being tamed but, in my humble opinion, it's not as good as Sinners on Tour but a good runner up as it was a tender tale that began with sex followed by passion, denial, turmoil, longing, acceptance and, the ultimate of prizes..... love.
The male narrator's voice sounded like an old man not a man in his twenties in a rock band. It made me think of a grandpa in a rock band dating his daughter! I had to stop listening. I will say the female did a great job.
Aletha yes. Allen only if his voice fits the character.
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