A social experiment (a scary but exciting concept): marry a total stranger, live together for six months, and journal everything.
Feelings. Fights. All of it.
After six months, we each get $50,000 in exchange for our journals, whether we stay married or not. But the goal is to commit to the experience and see if the relationship experts could put together the perfect matches.
I have never been lucky in love. This was my chance to find my soulmate. I couldn't wait to meet the man the experts felt was perfect for me. My hopes were immediately dashed when I saw him at the altar. I married my worst nightmare. Right?
Contains mature themes.
©2015 Carian Cole (P)2016 Tantor
I absolutely LOVE this series!!! I l
just can't get enough of these guys!!! During this book my heart broke so many times I didn't think it would ever recover!!! I loved Talon and Asia!!! I don't want to spoil it for anyone so I will just tell you this is a love story that will break your heart, make you scream and holler, laugh and swoon!!! The romance was off the charts!!! the narrators were AWESOME!!! You can't go wrong with this book/listen. I WANT MORE!!!!
I am 46 & love audible books. I think the quality of TV is crap so I use my listen daily.
Could not put this one down . It was one of the best books I have ever heard
Talon is a standalone story in the Ashes & Embers series.
"Then don't be a star, Talon. Be the moon. Shine above all of them."
I listened to the audiobook of Talon for a re-read. I already loved the book, but the story really took on a new life, a whole other dimension through some amazing narration.
Talon is a member of the rock band Ashes & Embers. He is beginning to feel like his life is too shallow and he longs to find his soulmate.
Asia has been unlucky in relationships and has begun to feel like maybe she just isn't enough.
They both sign up for a social experiment that attempts to make the perfect match. Marry a stranger that is chosen for you and stay together for 6 months.
"Marrying you doesn't change who I am."
"No, but it changes who we are together," I grab her hand to stop her fingers from nervously circling on her leg. "Together, we're supposed to be better."
This story is beautiful, both heart wrenching and life affirming as it deals with some tough issues. The book is sexy with a swoon worthy rock star Hero and an amazing sweet heroine. It is an emotional story that brought me to tears, but also made me laugh.
"I love you too, jelly bean. With every one of my f'n' heartbeats."
Carian Cole has fast become a favorite one-click author and Sean Crisden & Elizabeth Hart are now among my favorite narrators!
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I read the series and am now making my way through the audible performances. I really enjoyed this unusual aspect of this story. The H/h marry without knowing each other. Their relationship takes a journey that is sometimes humorous, angst ridden and ultimately has you cheering for their happily ever after. Talon is a flawed, but caring husband Asia (I spelled it wrong I know) is dying to be loved but has trust issues. Their journey to love is a fun listen and I think most people would enjoy this light hearted banter!
I absolutely loved every minute of thid book even when they all thought the notion was crazy in the beginning. I love this family and how they strong for each other in times of need. Its nice to know someone always had your back.
The relationship these two developed wsd totally unexpected. They are essentially from different world. What happens when an amazing writers places two complete strangers together. Everything of course. This writer has such a penchant for writing these over thetop characters completely lovable. Time to go start Torn now.
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
Every time I listen to one of these fantastic books in the A & E series I think "this is the best one"... and then Carian Cole releases another and, again, I end up saying the same thing to myself. But this time she surpassed herself (and my high expectations) by giving her fans the final memorable book in the series.... Asia and Talon's love story.
Talon is a long haired Rocker, he's a tattooed, sexy manwhore whose 11" manhood has every Groupie panting for him - but Talon has become disillusioned, dissatisfied and empty with the 'same shit different day' scene that his life is and longs for a change. That change comes when he signs up for a Social Experiment in matching couples together and the first time they get to see their mysterious partner is at the alter and the first words they say to each other are the marriage vows. Talon is eager and excited to meet the tall, sexy, curvaceous, bubbly busty blonde that he requested - but that soon morphs into shock as he sees his small, brown haired, mousy, nervous and intimidated bride walking slowly and shakily towards him.
Asia had been through Hell in her life, everyone always ended up leaving her but she is a survivor and has worked hard for everything she got. Her supportive best friend had convinced her that this Experiment would change her life... and she wasn't wrong - but not in the ways they'd hoped. Because she'd just married a total stranger, a long haired tattooed sex starved giant and that was so not what she'd been hoping for. They both realized it was a terrible mistake and it was never going to work out but agreed to give their marriage the expected 6 months to see if the 'Experts' may just somehow of got the pairing right.
And what followed was a slow and tender voyage of discovery, the shattering of pre-conceived expectations of what they both thought they wanted in, and from, a partner and the experience of falling in love. Unfortunately this journey took them on very choppy waters at times too but together they sailed through them with understanding, great banter, tenderness, humor, fun and friendship... as well as a marriage consummation that was a long time in err coming! But, it wasn't all plain sailing - like so many love stories before this, Asia and Talon's love was going to be tested in the most heartbreaking of ways.
Worth a credit? I get sooo frustrated when a book from a much loved series slips through undetected by me as this one did - however the excitement and anticipation soon drowns that feeling out and straight away I was hooked by two loveable characters who were thrown together, tried to make the best of it, eventually succeeded and reaped the rewards of a very HEA ending. This listen was also filled with good supportive secondary characters and a very sweet adorable cat. I was not only entertained by this well narrated dual POV listen... I was mesmerized too.... so creditworthy - Hell YEAH.
I absolutely love a good book. and working in an office, I am able to listen to several books a month while I work.
This was a very good listen. Narration was great. The storyline was somewhat different. Great dialogue. Humor, depth, tenderness, sadness. Just the right amount of sex scenes and not overdone.
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