I read a lot of highly recommended reviews for this book on the Goodreads website. Honestly, I liked the book but didn't love the book. It was hot in ..Show More »some places but I still didn't connect with the characters.
Definitely not quite as spicy as the first book - this one was more character driven with no sub plots or unanswered questions - just a steadily paced..Show More » hot romance spanning well over a year between two very likeable people, and their families and friends with just one little hiccup. There are some bad memories, sexy hot scenes, a b*tch and dislikable in-laws that must be overcome before the couple can finally move on.
It also gives us a chance to catch up on the characters we grew to love from book 1 (if you've read it) and due to this there was a scene of m/m action then the pair were joined by their female partner.
Worth a credit? Yes, and I'm also looking forward to the next sibling's story.
Who turned the heat down - there was simmering, bubbling but no boiling emotions. Maybe it was my fault for expecting too much but unlike the other 2..Show More » books in the series this fell flat for me, nothing much happened except Andrew decided it was time to settle down with Ella - a woman he's admired for years and everyone agreed including lucky Ella who has been dreaming of Andrew for years too.
It was a slow paced love story that went on and on - it had a few romantic, tender moments in it but it was mainly just lots of conversations about how suited they would be/are to each other, not so hot as previous books, and one hiccup along the way unfortunately makes a mediocre but not a great listen.
Worth a credit? If it was a stand alone listen then I'd be saying NO but as it's part of an ongoing series and you need to keep up with the rest of the happenings within the Brown family (which was more interesting) then it's a reluctant YES.
Drawn Together is the book a lot of Brown Siblings and Delicious series fans have been patiently waiting for. Finally.... Raven’s story. Raven has ent..Show More »hralled me from the first time we met her in Laid Bare. Tattoo artist Raven Smith is blunt and hard, broken and jaded, dark and beautiful. She had a terrible upbringing. This book explained a lot of Raven's back story. Her experiences growing up with abandonment, betrayal, murder, rape and other assorted nastiness. Most people just deal with Raven's pushy, rude behavior not knowing that is exactly how Raven keeps her defenses up and her emotional attachments to a minimum. Some of the best parts of this book were Raven’s interactions with the kids. I loved seeing her secret side hidden away. You see her as such a b$tch many times throughout the series, and her love for the kids just end up melted my heart in the end. When Raven meets Jonah Warner her life changes in so many ways. Jonah Warner is HOT!! He is a sexy attorney and a wonderful father. He raised his daughter pretty much on his own. Jonah is basically perfect. He's handsome, successful, rich....the basic Alpha package! Jonah wants Raven. They are perfectly matched and bring out just what the other craves. Jonah is all about control. He is bossy, dominant, and possessive. He knows what he wants and he is not afraid to pursue it. He understands Raven's flaws and limitations. He know how far to push and when to pull back. But he refuses to let her push him away. One minute Raven had started working on a full back tattoo for Jonah, next a fling turns into blossoming relationship that grows deeper into a friendship, even as far as a trusting D/S partnership. He constantly gave her the reassurance that her trust in him was founded and that she was absolutely it. Their journey became a very smexy happily ever. Her story is one that breaks your heart but also makes you smile when she finally gets her HEA. I'm so glad that Lauren Dane decided to write a book about Raven. It allowed us to see the other vulnerable side of her. She just needed the right man in her life to make her less hard and prickly. She definitely deserved Mr. swoon worthy Jonah. Raven became a more likable character once we understood all the things she was forced to deal with in her painful past. This was a nice addition to the Brown Sibling series especially if you like a warm love story with some hot very kinky sex too!! I recommend both the Delicious series and Brown Siblings series by Lauren Dane. You will notice the same familiar characters blended in both series. Happy listening!
Since the beginning, Laid Bare, the first book in this series, I’ve gotten every book Audible released because I loved that first book. Unfortunately ..Show More »none of the other books that have come out on Audible have impressed me at all. I was hoping this one would impress me as much as the first one, so I pre-ordered it and waited anxiously for it, just like I did on all the others.
Sadly, we have the sexually explicit language with the boring love story. It’s similar to the previous books in that boy meets girl, they fall in love, and you hear the inner ramblings of their minds or the silly conversations that men sit and have about the woman. I actually have trouble with the idea of men sitting around having sappy conversations about “their women” in the manner that they do. I’m not a stickler about fictional writing but this kind of thing even gets to me.
So I’m not giving this series anymore of my time or money. It’s obvious that none of the books are going to be as exciting as the first. It takes more than explicit sexual situations and sappy conversations. I’ll just stay with Sara Fawkes, Olivia Cunnings, Maya Banks and Shala Black.
If you liked books 2 and 3 then I would advise you to get this one because it’s very similar. It's just Adrian's story this time. As for my recommendation, it's a NO. I'd advise you to use your credit on something better.