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Ruby Rose Audiobook

Ruby Rose

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The word "alpha" sends a shiver through every woman's body. The taboo of BDSM conquers her fantasy. The desire is growing....

Ruby Rose wants to write an article on the belief of domestic discipline and its growing popularity. In order to do it well, and come across as genuine, she decides she must immerse herself in the lifestyle. She starts working as a bartender at a trendy BDSM club in hopes of compiling all the research she needs. But everything changes the minute Evan Steel walks through the door.

Evan Steel represents this life. He lives this life. He is this life. Evan is the man with all the answers, and due to a budding relationship, Ruby has the walking fantasy right at her fingertips.

But what Ruby soon discovers is that Evan Steel may very well be more than just a fantasy.

©2014 Blushing Books Publications (P)2016 Blushing Books Publications

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    Adriana B USA 04-04-16
    Adriana B USA 04-04-16 Member Since 2015

    Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

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    "Wow! Such a Great Contemporary Romance Story!!!"

    Ruby Rose is a reporter/writer that goes undercover to write an article and possibly a book on Domestic Discipline. She starts working at a BDSM club as a bartender. Things are going well until she meets Evan Steel. He is a popular guy that represents the lifestyle she has been trying to understand and write about.

    Ruby meets Evan and the attraction is mutual. She tries to guard her heart but Evan's honesty takes her by surprise and little by little he breaks down her walls. Something that started as research is turning into something else. The worse part is that she conceals her job and the reason that led her to work at a BDSM club. The more involved they are the harder it is to come clean.

    This is a great book! The author did an amazing job developing the characters and story. I could not put it down. I was really surprised because this is not my favorite genre yet I loved it! This could have been under Erotica because their passion is described in details.

    The narrator did an awesome Job by bringing this book to life. I really enjoyed listening to it.

    If you love unconventional romance stories with an Alpha male figure that can be loving, tender, romantic, and honest, you will love this book.

    This book was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion. My reviews are based on similar books from the same/similar genre. I do not base my reviews on my favorite genre or all time favorite audiobooks.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Reeves Raleigh, NC 04-19-16
    Eric Reeves Raleigh, NC 04-19-16
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    "Conflicted about this one...but enjoyable listen!"

    For me, this story was pretty good overall. I liked the premise and enjoyed listening to the story throughout.

    Ruby is a beautiful yet naive girl who's trying to make her name as a writer and wants to do a story on BDSM or Domestic Discipline. I found it a bit too convenient that the face of the scene falls head over heels in love with her at first sight, but Alta Hensley made it work as more of a coincidence. The story progresses and Evan/Ruby profess their love and make absolute statements about their love and relationship within weeks of meeting each other. However, the foreshadowing made it clear that Ruby's lie would rock the boat. Sure enough, he finds out about it and can't forgive her. But through a series of events, he comes to realize, he can't live without her, again, and they begin anew.

    The story goes into some depth about DD and how people who choose to live that lifestyle believe it helps their relationship. Those parts were pretty interesting as well.

    The narration was pretty good for the most part. I did go through times where I felt like the emotion was too intense (through the voice) than what it should have been. Good job on keeping the voices straight and I was able to identify the speaker without issue.

    I guess the most off-putting part of the story was what I felt to be constant overdone and excessive statements about the character's feelings. I'm a guy, so take that for what it's worth. It just felt at times like the feelings being expressed were overkill. The kind that made me want to roll my eyes and tell them to grow up and get on with it. The narration of these parts didn't help much. It was read with as much emotion as she could muster which blew these feelings way out of proportion.

    There were a few sex scenes and they were pretty graphic at times, but nothing too far out of the ordinary.

    Overall, I would recommend this to others, as I believe it was a good book on the whole.

    I received a free copy of this audio book for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 04-10-16
    Amy 04-10-16
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    I'm a little conflicted about this story. The narrator seems to be hiding an accent or trying to speak in one and it's pretty distracting. That and the numerous editing blips take away from the story so much that I just couldn't enjoy it. The topic is slightly different and if I were reading the story versus listening to it then maybe I would have liked it more. Like I said, I'm conflicted.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Saphirejenn 04-07-16
    Saphirejenn 04-07-16
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    "DD is the New BDSM"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I would say yes. It gave me the chills in a few spots and that is certainly worth my time.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was great! The climax (no pun intended) of the book was so long I was surprised it was over!


    What three words best describe Violet Hemming’s voice?

    Quiet, reserved, and muddled.


    Do you think Ruby Rose needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Nope it was good as it was although it may be interesting to see what happens with the roomate?


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Mulder 04-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    What made the experience of listening to Ruby Rose the most enjoyable?

    I liked that the book didn't take more than one work day to listen to.


    What other book might you compare Ruby Rose to and why?

    I would compare Ruby Rose to the Sweet series by Maya Banks.


    What about Violet Hemming’s performance did you like?

    I thought as she got into the reading she loosened up a bit, but she was a bit stiff at first and messed up some of the wording like saying woman (singular way to say it) as opposed to women (more than one) when talking about a "flock of women". But i do think if she did a great job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, the length of the book was great for a bit of character development, not too much but enough to get you interested in them, and a good storyline.


    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PATRICIA 04-01-16
    PATRICIA 04-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A storyline surprise!"

    --I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    This was a surprising book. I was ready for a straight bdsm, tie me up, spank my butt and lots of sex. The storyline was very different and good. Ruby goes undercover to get the scoop on domestic discipline as a bartender and gets to meet the man who can give her all the information she needs, Evan Steel. Little does she know, she gets pulled into his world, craves his touch, and his ways, falls in love. She is keeping a big secret from Evan though and it threatens to pull them apart...what happens when he finds out? You will have to listen!

    Violet Hemming's portrayal of this book is outstanding. She differentiates between characters easily and gives the story the steel, the emotion, the love, the sadness all at the same time. A definite recommendation.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Book Addict Lyons, Ks USA 04-03-16
    Book Addict Lyons, Ks USA 04-03-16 Member Since 2010
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    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    I have tried several times to listen to this audio book...................and could not get into it. I apparently made a mistake in requesting it. I didn't realize it was BDSM, even though I have listened to a few in the past, not my thing. If that is your genre, I'm sure you will like it.

    The narration was well done. The characters were excellently portrayed.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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