I've been looking forward to listening to this series since I found it on several "What to read after 50 Shades of Grey" lists. I found the fi..Show More »rst book on sale so I decided to listen and I have to say I'm a little disappointed. Part of it is my own fault for thinking it would be on the same level as a FSOG or Crossfire series. Shame on me for that. But in general, I didn't feel as connected to the characters as I would have liked. The conflict in the story-line wasn't very developed, but I was okay with that since it's the first book in a series and most likely setting the stage for upcoming books. The sexy time steam level wasn't great for me, either...possibly due to me not connecting well with the characters, possibly because it eluded to a darker vibe and didn't deliver.
I felt the author took elements from previously published series starters like FSOG and Bared to You (Crossfire) and tried to incorporate them into the novel to ride the popularity train. While that might turn some people off or make them feel cheated, it gave me hope as I loved each of the previously mentioned books/series. Again, I just set myself up to fail when Hardwired fell a bit flat. However, I'm going to give book 2 a shot and cross my fingers this let down was just because this was a debut novel and the first in a series, and that it will pick up and be more of what I want in a book.
Jennifer Stark did a great job with the delivery of the story
I am a Team Wild girl and have been since the beginning. I have the books in hard copy, the Kindle or Nook version, and now the audio.
Eri..Show More »ca and Blake are compelling characters. I have thoroughly enjoyed following the twists and turns of their time together. Hearing the story has been the icing on the cake. It's like hearing a hot remix of your favorite song on the radio-- the audio has turned something beloved and familiar into a completely fresh experience.
William Munt IMMEDIATELY turned me off. I've never stopped listening bc of a narrator. I probably should have. It was so badly over acted he ruined Bl..Show More »ake! And the story for me. Clearly I've listened to all the others in this series- so was interested to see what happened with this love story. But I just found myself so distracted and disengaged bc of the male narrator. Brutal.