Abby Lewis never pictured herself on the survival game show, Endurance Island. She's just not the 'survival' type. But when her boss offers her a spot on the show and the opportunity of a lifetime, she packs her bags and heads to the tropics to be a contestant.
Once in the game, it's clear that Abby's in over her head. The game itself is full of competitive, aggressive people, and no one's more aggressive than sexy, delicious - and arrogant - Dean Woodall. Sure he's clever, strong, good at challenges, and has a body that makes her mouth water. He also hates Abby just as much as she hates him. That's fine with her; she'll just ignore the jerk.
But the rules of Endurance Island are working against them. Abby and Dean are teamed up - alone - on the beach. It's either work together, or go home. Stuck with no one else's company but their own, they learn they do make a good team after all.
And with just a little bit of kindling, the flames of hate can quickly turn to flames of passion. This book features enemies, lovers, enemies who become lovers, and lots and lots of tropical heat.
©2011 Jill Myles writing as Jessica Clare (P)2013 Jill Myles
The story is about a couple of people from Texas meeting in a game show. The narrator did a good job with putting the emphasis where it was needed but her Canadian accent bled through in very distracting ways.
Also some sound edit errors were distracting as well.
the author and the story were great. I wish they would have used a different narrator. The main characters were supposed to be from texas but the narrator did use an accent and jist sounded strange
Reading the physical book or another narrator that doesn't suck.
Yes. I like her books. You probably will too, if you like racy romances. They're not the absolute best or anything, but they're fun little romps.
NO. She was TERRIBLE. I must've liked the book or I wouldn't have gotten through the horrible reading. What was with her pronunciation of against? It's like she decided to be English for one word. The book mentions southern accents but the reader did nothing with that. She used emphasis wrong for tons of sentences. It was like she just read while emphasizing randomly without paying attention to what she was saying. So yeah, it was bad.
Too lazy to read lately, but miss my books...so Audible it is!
I don't read this genres but thought I'd give it a shot. Great story! Pretty bad narrator performance. But I really enjoyed the characters and how they developed. Doesn't hurt that I love Reality TV games. :-)
I have listened to a handful of books so far on audible and this narrator falls squarely in the middle for me. Love this author. I had read this book already and gave it 5 stars then and for the story will do so again now.
Jessica Clare has an entire Games Series and I have been a fan of all of them.
She has great inflection and tone. It is hard to knock someone because of their dialect --but there were several times that her pronunciation of certain words definitely had a Canadian slant to it and it would pull me from the story for a second--but not so much that I could not refocus and get back into the story. The only cringe worthy moments for me was when she did a Southern accent for one of the characters in the book--coming from the South all I can say is that it was just not right. On a positive note, I felt she did a good job of performing the male characters voices. My limited experience is that not all narrators can do this effectively.
Definitely not a teary book. I loved the challenges and the sexy times between Abby and Dean. If you are a fan of Survivor you will love this!
Just trying to find my next great read
This was an okay audiobook. I mean I did not really love it, but I did not hate it. I actually clicked BUY by accident and then thought "forget it" when I thought of contacting customer service to get a refund. The story started out good, then was okay, but the last few chapters were really good. I have read other books by Jessica Claire "Jill Myles" and liked them so I thought I would take a chance. If you watch or have watched Survivor, this is a romantic take on the reality show.
The cabin scene.
The narrator did a decent job. She did Dean and other character voices very well. However, the heroine, Abby, is originally supposed to be from Texas (then she moves to DC for her job), but the heroine sounds like she has an accent...Minnesota maybe. I don't know. The way Stephanie Robinson said or had an accent on the following words "again, been, out, obliged, mouth" it took me a little time to get used to. I want to stress that it was not bad, it is just that it took a little time to get used to. Also, the sound quality was poor. I don't think that helped the narrator.
Love books. Can get lost in them and spend hours there.
Loved this story. It's a story you won't put down until you know how it ends. I will read more from this author
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