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Slade: New Species, Book 2 | [Laurann Dohner]

Slade: New Species, Book 2

Dr. Trisha Norbit is flat on her back in a hospital bed, pinned under a really big New Species male. Though drugged out of his mind, he promises her ecstasy and is determined to deliver - but hospital staff intervenes. 215 is a man Trisha will never forget. But, when she meets him again at Homeland... he doesn’t even remember her! But, when her life is in danger, he’s the only one who can save her. As they flee through the wilderness, their desire ignites and cannot be denied. Hot sex, on the run, has consequences that are even more dangerous and will change their lives forever.
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Audible Editor Reviews

This "New Species" erotic romance by best-selling author Laurann Dohner features Trisha Norbit, a self-assured, smart-beyond-her-years doctor. Aroused to the brink by a patient whose life she saves, she changes the entire course of her life as a victim of her own lust only to survive life-on-the-run as the object of love for a wayward pharmaceutical company’s experiment that resulted in someone mostly man, but part animal as well. Vanessa Chambers, by turns stern, humorous, and passionate, narrates a tale of yearning for the "forbidden fruit" that once ignited is almost impossible to contain.

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Trisha Norbit is flat on her back in a hospital bed, pinned under a really big New Species male. Though drugged out of his mind, he promises her ecstasy and is determined to deliver - but hospital staff intervenes. 215 is a man Trisha will never forget. But, when she meets him again at Homeland... he doesn’t even remember her!

The nosy new doctor wants to know all about the breeding habits between humans and Species. Slade proposes a hands-on education but she’s not interested in a one-night stand. He can’t offer more because he’s haunted by the memory of a woman he once tried to claim. He’s shocked when he realizes they are one and the same. He's blown it - she’ll never give him a chance now.

But, when her life is in danger, he’s the only one who can save her. As they flee through the wilderness, their desire ignites and cannot be denied. Hot sex, on the run, has consequences that are even more dangerous and will change their lives forever.

Reader Advisory: There is a scene of an attempted rape.

©2011 Laurann Dohner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    BluBumbleB 10-02-13
    BluBumbleB 10-02-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "Good, not great--but I'm still a fan!"

    Ok so I swoooooooned over Fury (book 1), but, Slade just made me 'swoo'---the story was decent, but, I found it lacking a little in terms of depth or drama considering how many action packed and full of endearing moments the first book had. Slade had its highs and lows throughout, but, by the end it just ended abruptly, which was a bummer. The best parts of this story was the quick wit of the characters--there were moments where I laughed out loud, and the great sex scenes---HOT. I'm still a fan, because this is a good series and I'm curious about how the New Species world will continue to develop.

    I've already downloaded book 3, and judging by the brief introduction of Valiant in book 2, I'm SO ready to listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Bay Area 01-12-14
    Amazon Customer Bay Area 01-12-14 Member Since 2013

    Rachel

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    "Great story but read poorly"
    If you could sum up Slade in three words, what would they be?

    Need better narrator. Sorry but the narrator made Slade sound like a lame jerk. I've read this book before and love the story. I know Slade acts like a jerk sometimes but the way the narrator read his parts made him sound like that all the time, even during the sex scenes!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the New Species world and this second story open the possibility of hope to the species people... and the continuation of the stories for hopefully a long time.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Vanessa Chambers’s performances?

    I would say no but since she is the narrator to the next books in this series I guess I have no choice.


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

    No, I could only take the disappointment of hearing Slade in that tone for a little at a time.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like this book re-narrated. I would even purchase it again because I love these stories so much and want them in my library. I have actually listened to books 3 & 4 with this same narrator and she did a much better job with portraying Valiant and Justices voices.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy KENNETT SQUARE, PA, United States 09-30-13
    Tracy KENNETT SQUARE, PA, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2009

    Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.

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    "Nice Comeback from First Book!"
    What did you love best about Slade?

    Slade's personality


    What did you like best about this story?

    Slade's insecurities made the book more appealing.


    What about Vanessa Chambers’s performance did you like?

    The male voices, except for Tiger's, were a great improvement from the first book.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm definitely hooked on the series once finishing this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marci Powell ADAMS, TN, US 07-18-14
    Marci Powell ADAMS, TN, US 07-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not as good as Fury"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure.


    What was most disappointing about Laurann Dohner’s story?

    I thought both the main characters were awful!! I didn't like Slade - he was too much for me. I like strong male leads, like cocky men that go after what they want. To me, there is nothing sexier than a strong man that is gentle and loving to his woman (when needed). Slade was condescending and rude. He couldn't even be bothered to call her by her name, every time I heard "sweet thing" I cringed. I thought Tricia was too much of a pushover when it came to the above referenced behavior.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked scenes with Tiger - he was funny


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and aggravation.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 06-10-14
    Amanda 06-10-14
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    "Good but needs a new voice talent!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Storyline was pretty good as the story of the New Species continues.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    The voice talent sounds like a valley girl reading. She sounds like the stereotypical "cheerleader" from a B movie. It was hard to take Tricia seriously as a doctor. And Slade comes across as a jerk/smartass instead of someone using humor to deal with a painful past. I really believe a lot of this had to do with the talent narrating.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely NOT as good as The Black Dagger Brotherhood or the Immortal Guardian series. I probably won't get the next book...unless they change narrators.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan BALTIMORE, MD, United States 05-05-14
    Susan BALTIMORE, MD, United States 05-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A bucket of cold water"
    What did you like best about Slade? What did you like least?

    I didn't like anything about Slade. He was unemotional and unrelatable. Also, most of his dialogue was far too wordy for his character to be believable. In a pressure situation, a person does not take the time to explain their entire thought process about every decision. Most importantly, he had zero sex appeal.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have edited out 90% of the dialogue and I would have removed the words bad, badly and super from every description. For example, one section read that the wreckage was "badly mangled." This is a perfect example of how the author needed some editing. How can something be more mangled? Mangled is a perfectly good descriptor that does not need any help getting the message across to the reader. Whatever the reason, this happened several time in the book and was frustrating.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The voice of Slade was awful! The reader chose a voice that had no heat or sexuality to it at all. He was monotone and emotionless. The author obviously intended for him to be passionate because he would growl and make other animalistic sounds but the reader never married those descriptions with the voice she used.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It would depend on the animal magnetism of the actor portraying Slade. If he could generate heat on the screen with the female lead, I would be interested in seeing it but I would wait for it to come out on DVD.


    Any additional comments?

    The premise of the New Species series intrigues me, but I wish it was written and read by other people. The author just misses the mark with her unrealistic dialogue and weak female characters. I am tired of books telling me that a female character is strong rather than letting her stand on her own. If I have to be told that she is strong, chances are the author missed the mark. Also, I often cut the reader some slack but I just can't on this one. Slade and Trish had the sexual heat of limp noodles. During their sex scenes, I found myself wondering what I needed to pick up from the grocery story. Sad but true.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 11-12-13
    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2009
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    "THIS WAS QUITE A SURPRISE !!"
    If you could sum up Slade in three words, what would they be?

    Arrogant, sexy, hot-tempered


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Slade?

    Slade is an arrogant, sexy, hot-tempered and somewhat shallow male; however, I guess there has to be one in every crowd and I still couldn't help really liking him. Poor Dr. Norbitt.


    What about Vanessa Chambers’s performance did you like?

    I think she narrated this book better than the first and think she will only get better and better.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was not as good as #1 but still exciting and opens up the gateway to newly introduced characters and plots.

    I didn't like that this was a "cliffhanger" but understand the reasoning.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Loreen Roscoe, IL, United States 10-27-13
    Loreen Roscoe, IL, United States 10-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "LOVED IT!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Slade the most enjoyable?

    I like his sarcasm.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Slade and Trisha together.


    What about Vanessa Chambers’s performance did you like?

    She is great with the females but not good with male voices.


    Any additional comments?

    One of my favorites in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edwina "I Love books" USA 10-17-13 Member Since 2012

    Edwina "I Love Books'

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    "HOT AND SEXY SLADE!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes becasue it one of the best PR I have read. fast paced Hot Sensual Sex Scene strong heroine and hero great story!!!


    What other book might you compare Slade to and why?

    The GhostWalker series by Christine Feehan. This series is about genetically engineered military soldiers that where give animal DNA. GW's is the Older series than New Species but it is better and Is my all time Favorite series!!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator isn't very good with male voices and all her character voices sound the same.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I Laughed and Cried their are some great funny moments and than their is an attempt rape on the heroine which caused me to want to cry. i hate attempted rape scenes as much as I hate rape scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    Slade is a great story fasted paced, great characters and hot sex scenes!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robin LA PORTE, TX, United States 09-21-13
    Robin LA PORTE, TX, United States 09-21-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Love the New Species series"
    Any additional comments?

    I love the New Species series. I was very happy when I saw they were coming to Audible. I just wish they had used a better narrator. She's okay on the female characters, but not so much on the male ones.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Glad I bought it"
    Where does Slade rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    He'd tie for first place with Die for Me and The Fault in Our Stars.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How funny Slade was, he is so sweet and possible and annoyingly endearing.


    What does Vanessa Chambers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The voices, oh my gosh the voicesvoices. She made them so real and different from each other, and practically made me fall in love with every single New Species I met.


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

    YES!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm buying myself at least three for Christmas! At least...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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