I COULD PICTURE EACH BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING & ADDICTIVE SCENE
I thought, when deciding on this listen, that the best part of it was that all three parts are available now but how wrong I was....... because the be..Show More »st part is the unfolding beautiful, bitter, heartbreaking and touching love story that is held within the hours of this all-consuming listen. Lana had an 'incident' (no spoilers) in her past which broke her family apart and it left her emotionally damaged and insecure. So, when the handsome, kind and gentle Jack came to her rescue one fateful evening she reached out to her Knight but her Knight was about to shake her world both sexually and emotionally. Because the rich and successful Jack liked to be in charge and when he saw the nervous and vulnerable Lana in distress he was drawn to her like a moth to a flame. However, the moth was keeping back lots of secrets, secrets of manipulation, secrets about his 'chance' meeting and further involvement in Lana's life and some dark secrets about his own childhood which shaped him into the wealthy, ruthless and controlling man he is today. And, like the moth, he was unexpectantly about to get burned.
There was instant chemistry which was soon followed by lust and sizzling passions as Lana gave up her control to Jack who slowly taught her about sexual pleasures that only he could provide and life lessons to strengthen her broken character. It wasn't a kinky sub/dom relationship at all but a deep, intense and nurturing one (even if there were Alpha type demands and a bit of spanking). And Lana's confidence slowly grew along with her feelings and dependency for Jack..... which turned out to be the very worst thing she should have ever done.
Apart from the romance storyline there's also another story running, and entwining, throughout it - that of a manipulative Father, an evil Stepmother and a sinister Stepbrother who all bring twists, suspense and danger with them into this well-written and addictive story. There was also a secondary sizzle of an encounter with Callum - a very hot, buff and tattooed Firefighter who's best friends with Jack and he's sticking around in the vague hope that fate will give him the opportunity to seize his chance with the beautiful Lana...... which comes sooner than he ever expected. There's also Lana's supportive best friend.
With a credit? Told entirely from Lana's POV, a very good narrator who managed to capture the emotional intensities, the breathless sex scenes and all the various characters voices so you're never in doubt just who's talking. A plot that is building and building and is getting ready for the loops, the spins and the sudden twists that makes for an earth shattering, compelling and positively awesome listen. YES, a delicious five star listen that was soooo worth the credit.
So Jack's left the country leaving the heartbroken, confused, devastated and bitter Lana behind but he has also left an opening for the patient, drool..Show More »-worthy Firefighter and ex Playboy Callum to step in and seize his chance with Lana. He knows it's going to be an uphill struggle, a nearly impossible feat and an emotionally and sexually frustrating endeavour but he's willing to take the chance, to put in the effort and to pull out all the weapons in his very large arsenal because, for him, to win Lana's love would be worth it all. So he starts off slowly by being a friend, a shoulder to cry on and giving her a taste of a loving family when he introduces her to his lovely Aunt who had raised both him and Jack. And before too long the chemistry that was always there between them started to smoulder once again just waiting for that spark.
However, Lana was fighting the attraction - she was sadly and annoyingly still in love with Jack but Jack had left her..... left her lost and emotionally bleeding from the near fatal wound to her heart but it still beat and could it possibly heal and be made whole again by Callum who was there giving her all that he had and showing her all that he was..... or was he? Because he too was keeping secrets back, secrets that was going to eventually destroy the love and trust that had been slowly, tenderly and successfully built brick by loving brick. Lana's Father, the evil Stepmother and her cruel and vicious Stepbrother are continuing to give her emotional grief as their shady, devastating and increasingly dangerous actions build.
A heartbreaking, raw, beautiful and romantic story that also had its fair share of passionate loving sex scenes. The Aunt and best friend are good secondary characters and the drama and angst surrounding her dysfunctional family makes for additional interest. Still told from Lana's POV and still very well narrated so you're swept up in all the mental images that this well-written emotional story provokes.
Worth a credit? YES absolutely..... and still the story is climbing and climbing because now Jack is back for Lana and Callum isn't about to stand aside.... no he's prepared to fight for the woman he loves.... but so too is Jack. Thank God I've got book 3 ready coz the suspense is killing me.
Ok, I thought I was reading an adult romance book not a fairy tale. Because that's the only world this ending would happen in!! So disappointing. I re..Show More »ally liked the first two books and was looking forward to how the story ended, looks like the author took the fantasy route. No two grown, handsome, normal men would settle for this! Boo!