Could have been 6-7 hours instead of 9-10 and not missed a thing. I found myself tuning out the way I do when I listen to a book I have already heard,..Show More » even though this was a first listen. The story wasn't bad, but the two main characters repeated the same inner dialogue so many times I kept thinking I accidentally hit the rewind button.
Charlie is an unknown Sculptress making weird and wonderful pieces of garden art out of scrap metal and metallic rubbish and she's also a part-time We..Show More »lding Teacher too. She has a disabled Mom living in a Care Home so, when the sexy gorgeous and charming Sebastian turns up at her Studio to commission her and makes her an offer she can't refuse, she thinks how much this will change her Mom's life..... but the handsome Billionaire is going to rock her world too.
Charlie is very independent, caring and loving and, as soon as she sets eyes on Sebastian, she's drawn to him but past relationships are making her tread very carefully. Sebastian is generous, thoughtful, supportive and kind but he has emotional demons haunting him from his childhood so, even though Charlie has mezmerized him from the start, he wants to take their relationship slowly because he feels Charlie could be 'the one'. This starts a beautiful relationship where he simply can't stay away from Charlie and becomes entwined in everything to do with her life - and Charlie's just as attracted, just as captivated and just as willing to please and support Sebastian.
A really nicely paced love story where the H and H are both struck with Cupid's arrow from their very first meeting but they actually take time to get to know one another before jumping into bed (not very graphic sex scenes) and there's a maturity about all their thoughts and interactions. But Sebastian's constantly tortured by his memories and this makes him question whether they are right for each other or whether they're relationship will become toxic. He is also keeping something back from Charlie but, in both cases, they discuss the problem like two adults and eventually reap the rewards of a HEA ending. Dual POV's, the narration was good and the rest of the Maverick Billionaires make an appearance too.
Worth a credit? If you're in the mood for an easy going light Contemporary romance with just a couple of little blips along the way then you really can't go wrong with this very enjoyable and creditworthy listen.
Don't get me wrong, I adore Bella Andre and she is my go-to author when I want something less suspenseful and a bit on the lighter side, however, even..Show More » though I thought the heroine was great, I thought Matt came off a bit weak (except in bed) and the plot was so much less dynamic and exciting than anything I have listened to by her and I believe I have everything of hers out in audio. The storyline was okay but didn't come close to living up to her normal standard of excellence.