It's been 12 years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved. Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed, and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both 14. Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there's a complication to their instant feelings for one another - Will, Tru's boyfriend of two years.
Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can't refuse - travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake. Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the world's most notorious womanizer?
©2012 Samantha Towle (P)2012 Tantor
Ok, firstly call me shallow but the cover picture helped me chose this listen - but the story was just so touching and so much more than I was expecting.
An intense and deep love story between 2 childhood friends who were, and are still, attracted to each other but their lives are in such different places that you can't think it will work out for them and, as she has to chose between the 2 men she loves, hearts will get broken. They were all likeable characters but you can't help falling for the handsome bad boy tattooed rock star Jake whose heart felt emotional vows will leave you breathless.
It's a 'just another chapter' obsessional listen which had me losing nearly a night's sleep but it was sooo worth it. It has sex, drugs and rock n roll - yes there were gripping sex scenes but they weren't too descriptive but they told of their passionate feelings for each other.
Worth a credit? Yes absolutely and it's a definite re-listen book until book 2 Wethering The Storm is released sometime in 2013 and finally - is there a Jake Wethers fan club I can join please?
Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........
The book has gotten a ton of hype, thus my download. However.........
I did get pulled in with the first half of the book, but then felt the overwhelming urge to punch Tru in the head!!!! The narrator was very talented, so I do not want to take away from her, but I can say that I will not be downloading the next book. Way too much anxiety and overwhelming angst.
mainly read romances and books for a book club that take me all over the map.
I enjoyed most of the book. Characters are well developed - not an especially easy task to do when writing from only one characters point of view. However, I too was ready.to slap Tru as her angst and waffling about what she wanted went on a bit long. Could have used the perspective of Jake in one or two chapters maybe. Excellent narrator. Don't know that I'll be listening to it over again any time soon, but it was a book that's potentially worth a try if you're looking for something a little different in a romance novel.
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
This book was such a WONDERFUL surprise ! I do not know the author. I bought it because I am a big fan of the narrator Justine Ayre. But I was pleasantly surprised! I am not agog fan of rock stars, but this book makes you fall in love with one! This book was so well written , exploring the difficulties in celebrity personal relationships. The plot was good, the interactions and the characters, all well well well written. I LOVED IT.
Moreover, Justine Eyre is such a good narrator, but with this book she had outdone herself !!! She did such an excellent job with this book. She improves each time I listen to her. Well done! I believe this book is part of a series , I can not wait !
it was okay. i think the story was fine, but it was the narrator that did it for me. her voice is too old for this character and i kept feeling grossed out during sex scenes with this deep, but far-from-sultry voice describing everything. it was killing me. ::sigh:: maybe they'll get smart and switch for the next book because i doubt i'd consider listening to it if they choose the same gal. sorry. i'd rather read it.
The book has good premise and it is just trashed by this juvenile angst of I cannot make up my mind. Of the 3 or 4 books I have purchased with this same storyline more or less. Love Unscripted, Thoughtless, Effortless; maybe this was the best. You have great characters, interesting people,I think the setting was good. Oh but we really didn't get much of the scenery. The dialog just makes you want to bang your head against a wall.
I won't be purchasing the remaining books either.
Personal but I don't like this narrator in this context. Her voice pattern has is difficult for me.
I started out listening to books for work and now have become addicted. Every where I drive is a new adventure...
I love Jake and Tru. The story was captivating and hard to put down. I also loved the supporting characters ... Stewart was brilliant and always one step ahead of the two of them, and Simone was every bit the best friend you want in your corner. Great listen.... I think I might have to reread this before I move on to my next book.
I also thought Jane Eyre did an amazing job of portraying each character and giving them depth, from the main characters to the body guards. Each character was well developed and brought to life through her spoken words.
I couldnt wait for this story to be over, lost the fight with 2 hours left of book I was so bored to tears with it.
I dont know where to start, it was a bad story all over
The narrator was ANNOYING! The 'man' voice made me want to cut myself!
Friendship, Lust, Love
Jake. Loved Jake. I really related to his difficult childhood and how it molded him into the lovely, vulnerable, strong ,sexy, sensitive man he is now. The friendship between him and Tru as children was really special and brought a uniqueness into their adult relationship that you seldom find. I also adored Tru and Stewart.
This was the first time I had heard her read. I loved her. Can't wait till the next book comes out!!!
The last Chapter when Jake pulled out the Tiffany Ring, I found myself holding my breath and expecting Tru to walk away...
Is there another book? When does it come out?
Overall, the book was just long-winded, and seemed geared for a younger audience. I liked the personalities of the characters, but during the dramatic moments, they became stupid and unrealistic.
Another big problem was the monolog and main characters internal talk; it was just o-ver-kill... The author should have quit over-describing every detail of Tru’s thoughts, Jake, and the set up scenes, and move along with the story. The basic plot wasn't bad, until the author kind of wrecked the story with all that mind numbing brain chatter.
I wasn't a big fan of the narrator either.
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