I downloaded this book because it had great reviews and the narrator was highly rated, however, I didn't like it. Honestly the story was too predicta..Show More »ble and the narrator was just okay. If I had it to do over I wouldn't use a credit on this one. I won't be listening to the rest of the series.
Feeling emotionally wrung out and not in a good way!
Wow what a disappointment! I've never wanted to reach through a book and bitch slap someone as much as I wanted to with Lanie. Waaaaaay too much drama..Show More ».... like way too much. So many times I wanted to stop listening because I was so irritated, but kept listening hoping it would get better as I really did want to see where there relationship went. Not worth it. I feel like I need counseling after listening to this book. I DO NOT recommend starting this series, and will not be reading the last book. Not to mention the narrator does a horrrrrrrible male voice. Think Shmeagle on Lord of the Rings. I will not be reading any other books by this author.
Now I'll be totally honest, at the start of this listen I really didn't think I was going to like it as I had such fond memories of Hudson and Alayna ..Show More »by the end of their trilogy and this starts off totally different. It portrays Hudson as a manipulative, sadistic, cold-hearted, nasty bastard who, along with his Queen of Bitches friend Celia, planned the terrible hurtful scam against the vulnerable unknowing and innocent Alanya.
It doesn't repeat the story we've already heard, in touches on some scenes, but it's told from Hudson's POV and flashes back and forth in time giving the reasons and history behind why they did what they did and the devastating and heartbreaking consequences that followed after their twisted, bitter and damaged minds fixed onto Alayna for their next 'emotional experiment'. But, as the story unfolds, it explains just why they are both so emotionally broken and why they are playing with other people's lives and fills in the gaps from the other side of the story.
It's raw, powerful, gritty, terrible, heartbreaking, romantic, tender and beautiful and answers so many questions and his Proposal and the Epilogue.... well if you've loved their story, that'll have you in tears.
Worth a credit? IMHO, a MUST for any Fixed fan but be please be prepared to hate Hudson for most of the book and wait for his climactic downfall when he realises he's lost the love of his life but then you can rejoice when he lovingly puts his heart and soul into winning her back. It's so well written, emotional, tragic and bitter but it's also a well narrated story about character growth, healing, understanding, forgiveness and the unconditional power of a beautiful love. So, worth the credit..... HELL YEAH. But must be listened to after their moving trilogy.
Chandler, Chandler Chandler.... he's a real sweetheart - as the younger brother of Hudson Pierce he's got a lot to live up to because he's definitely ..Show More »living in big bro's shadow - but that's ok because at 25 he loves his life being a Pierce and working alongside Hudson. He's mentally in a good place right now with his new philosophy on life - he's a one and done Playboy but that's because he's fallen hard too many times in the past and has been hurt every time but he's really a softy at heart. So now he's happily playing the field with ABSOLUTELY no intention of falling again.... but then he meets 23 yr old Genevieve (aka Genny) who's British, beautiful, sexy, smart, ambitious, easy-going.. and a person who's going to rock Chandler's world.
It was lust at first sight quickly followed by sizzling chemistry and one night of bliss but whilst Chandler's eager for a repeat performance Genny lets him know how underwhelmed she was with his performance. That hit Chandler hard and he set about learning what Genny does like which turns out to be just what he's suddenly been envisioning doing to her too... a bit of kink.. which he happily and successfully fumbles his way through. However, when Chandler brings Genny home to meet the family for the weekend things don't quite go according to plan as big brother lays out some shocking facts, dictates rules and then ultimatums... facts, rules and ultimatums that Chandler simply can't ignore. But what will win out - his head or his heart and dare he trust the now very suspicious looking Genny?
This was a fun listen - told from Chandler's internal ramblings and comments to you during the listen and you can't help but fall for his charming innocent naive ways which caused him to plunge so deep so fast and then to mindlessly wreck it all. He's an ex self-confessed Playboy who somehow muddles his way through turning his life around. He's smart, sexy, charming, funny, humble, loveable, slightly quirky, light and unique - a character I loved like an adorable younger brother. We get to catch up on Alayna and Hudson's fraught family life now their twins are here, there's a face from the past who may be there to rock the boat and stir up trouble, there's humorous banter, some dirty talk and lots of sexcapades too. Joe Arden skilfully narrates this very enjoyable listen and didn't have any problems with the British accents of Genny, her Father and Brother.
Worth a credit? YES and I don't usually spend a credit on a book that's less than 7 hours long but, for Laurelin Paige, I do... and without any doubts too because I had every faith that she was going to deliver yet another one of her very creditworthy listens - and she didn't disappoint.