The whole book was just crude. Lose the crudeness. Many, many authors write this type of book but I don't find myself cringing from the dialogue. Knig..Show More »ht liked the "c**t" word a little too much. He'd used it derogatorily, then uses it with Anya. Yuck! Knight not calling Anya "Babe", wanting her to call him "Daddy", letting his boy greet Anya with "Yo" and telling her to prepare herself for him to plunder. I don't know why but Anya calling him "Honey" drove me up the wall. Lose the forced sounding slang. Lose all the useless descriptions (took the canvas bag of groceries out of the cheap car trunk and placed on the concrete sidewalk or something along those lines, build scenes not entire movies) and not having three pages of character thinking to answer the question asked three pages ago. Cut out some of the "Oh Gods" and "Oh My Gods". Anya is an educated woman, she should be able to come up with a better expletive every once in awhile. I even got tired of the word "strappy". Cut out going on and on how poor Anya is: the chipped furniture, the second hand clothes, the ripped couch, the cheap shoes, yard sales, etc... We get it, we get it! No nice woman, like Anya is supposed to be, would say, ****SPOILER**** "Do you sell pussy?" Even though Knight was ****SPOILER**** an upper class pimp and club owner, he was a likeable guy who protected women. That was acceptable. Anya was written a little too shallow and I find that unacceptable. She was supposed to be this awesome, nice, unaware of her beauty, make-it-on-her-own-modern-day woman who happened to be a submissive. This book made her sound like an empty headed follower. Ms. Ashley should have used some of that scene description effort on character building and a backbone for Anya. The idea is to be submissive not a doormat.Find a different narrator that doesn't sound like "Golly Gee" is about to pop out of her mouth any minute.
This was a very good story. I liked Sylvie and Creed, their past is painful but I'm so glad they finally ended up together after gett..Show More »ing years stolen from them.
I really liked Sylvie. She had a tough life but made her way and still managed to be a good, kind woman....even with her being a bad ass. Sylvie grew up in a home with an abusive father and a drunk step-mother. She was 6 years old when she sneakily leaves the house to avoid hearing the fighting and ends up meeting Creed. He's 5 years older than her but he has a bad home life too and they become friends. She finally has someone that understands and will be there for her and that makes all the difference for Sylvie.
Through the years Sylvie & Creed grow up and there's a special connection between them. They finally become involved when she's 17 (although he wont go all the way physically until she's 18) and make plans to run away together when she turns 18. Unfortunately things don't work out as planned. Creed doesn't meet Sylvie when they're supposed to leave town and her life becomes hell.
Creed didn't want to disappoint Sylvie and loved her a lot. Sylvie was everything to him and Creed was a man of his word...even that young he was a good man. I can't say why he didn't show up for Sylvie but I will say it wasn't his choice and I felt so bad for him and Sylvie.
Fast forward 16 years and Creed and Sylvie meet back up. He has certain ideas of what her life was after their "split" years before that end up not to be true. She has no clue why he never showed and is very hurt (even after all these years although she tries to bury it). She's very resistant to talking to him but she's been brought in to work with him on a job. She's unwilling to look affected by Creed so she pretends it doesn't affect her and works with him. Fortunately this gives Creed an in and he's able to talk to her (eventually).
Once Sylvie & Creed start sharing what happened with their pasts, things get better between them. They work on re-establishing their relationship and bonding again. While all this is going on they're working the job and dealing with life. I really was happy to see them grow together again. What they lost and went through was so sad it is great to see them building happy times and a future. There are multiple issues to work out but once their back together Sylvie & Creed are solid and I loved seeing it.
This was a very good book. I really enjoyed it and was very happy for Sylvie & Creed. They deserved a happy ending. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. I'd recommend this story. Thumbs up! :D
I liked these characters. This book is more like the Kristen Ashley I enjoy! The other books in this series were disappointing. I liked John Priest ak..Show More »a Deacon, and I like Cassidy - two believable characters. I liked the storyline as well. Hot sex scenes, fun dialogue, and interesting characters. The only downer was the reader. I just don't like her style. To me it's like fingernails scraping a chalkboard. The female voices for the secondary characters she used were horrible. Here are these buff, hot guys...I do not think their wife's would have those screeching loud voices. Yikes! Just not in to her reading /performing style.
One of the things that you know a Kristen Ashley book will give you is a loveable, sexy Alpha Hero who, once he's made you his, he'd lie, cheat, steal..Show More », kill or die to protect you. They have clipped speech, are hard, possessive, jealous, demanding lovers, often dirty talkers, cryptic, intelligent, loving, protective, very sexual and, as Knight declared to his woman in book 1 "wars fought over a face like this, a man would work himself into the ground for it, go down to his knees to beg to keep it, endure torture to protect it, take a bullet for it, poison his brother to possess a face like this"..... yup, they're not afraid to show that they love deeply, are vulnerable to the woman that holds his heart..... and the family he makes with her.
The second thing is a fantastic storyline, filled with suspense, angst, drama, bad guys, quick witted banter and dialogue, twists and a plot that includes well loved characters from the previous books. Finally, the third thing that KA gives you are mesmerizing romances that are passionate, filled with heartfelt declarations, unpredictable, very hot and they'll curl your toes, make your blood pressure rise, frustrate you, charm you, have you eager to get back to them and finally leave you sighing in pleasure, and on a book high, because you know you've just listened to something awesome.
Nick and Olivia's story was all this and much more.... they came from different worlds but somehow found each other.... but it wasn't going to be easy, it wasn't going to be without it's bloodshed and it wasn't going to go smoothly. Nick has wanted revenge for the death of his girlfriend for four years and his ticket to get it is Olivia - she's quiet, vulnerable yet strong and is the disillusioned Boss' Daughter.... but what he wasn't prepared for was for Olivia to stir up and ignite intense, possessive and protective feelings. Slowly she comes out of her shell, trusts and puts her faith in Nick but he has hidden his agenda and secrets from her and, when she eventually learns the truth (not, of course, from him) the sht hits the fan, hearts are broken and dreams crumble. The roller coaster ride does stop at some precarious situations but it left me with that 'feel good' feeling, wishing there was more but very grateful that I found this talented and gifted Author.
Dual POV's (with multiple POV's at the end) and a really good narrator who delivered very convincing male voices and injected the perfect emotional dialogue into well described and easily visualized scenes. Could be stand alone but it does refer to characters from the past 5 books and gives an Epilogue which wraps up all the characters HEA's from the entire series beautifully.
Worth a credit? Yes, not only is KA an auto download Author for me but her books are also worthy pre-orders too. Each and every one of her books in the Unfinished Hero series, IMO, are creditworthy and this story has made me want to listen to this wonderful series all over again.