PJ was quirky, feisty, very talented, confident and was so into the sexy, pierced, inked Asa who was Co-Owner of Twisted Steel a Custom Bodyshop and, ..Show More »because she was a very talented Custom Spray Artist, she regularly saw Asa. She made it quite plain that she was interested but, although Asa showed all the signs of being equally attracted, he backed off every time which made for funny, witty, snappy and highly charged dialogue between the two. Asa's problem was the age gap between PJ and himself and he thought she was going to be spoilt and silly but when she opened her mouth and was quick witted, clever, sexy, suggestive and had the same passion for motors and their restoration as him he was captivated..... but there was still the age difference. PJ eventually had to change tactics and when she did it brought out the beast in him.
There was a secondary plot regarding the family business where PJ and her other siblings all worked but it was run by her very miserable and disapproving Father and her equally annoying Uncle. A lot of angst, frustration and drama ensues as PJ tries to please her Father but there's only heartache and tears. Lots of great supportive and likeable secondary characters both on her side and Asa's.
The main strong romance flowed really well as it took a little time for them to get together but when they did there was a lot of passion, dirty talk, sex and Asa introduces PJ to his kinky Alpha side. They are very supportive and understanding of each other, there was a little angst once but they handled it in an adult way and it was really nice not to have a couple with heartbreaking secrets waiting in the wings ready to destroy their relationship. Dual POV's and a narrator who breathed life into all the characters and added just the right amount of emotion when needed.
Worth a credit? Totally addictive, really enjoyable, a Hero and Heroine with likeable personalities and very very creditworthy.
I've listened to a couple of disappointing new series from my fave authors in recent times.
This however is NOT one of them. The story-lines..Show More » are cohesive and the characters are rich and well rounded. Added to great narration and it's a winner. Can't wait for the rest of the Ink and Chrome saga...
Not far off perfect and my standards are extremely high.
A MÉNAGE & A 4 YR TIMEOUT LED TO A VERY INTENSE REUNION
It was the Grand Opening of Twisted Steele but for two of the guests they were there for only one thing..... Mick. He'd run away from a relationship ..Show More »that had frightened him four years earlier and for Jessi and Adam the emptiness and loss of Mick had broken them up..... however, now each of them were at a place in their lives to rekindle the relationship but neither one knew how the others felt. Mick is the third Partner of Twisted Steel and had sent out the Invitations to his two best friends in the desperate hope that, not only would they both attend but perhaps it would lead to more. Then, as soon as each one met they took in the differences of tattoos, piercings, more attractive, more irresistible and more subtle changes too that were even more appealing and sexy than before. By the time all three had broken the ice, exchanged pleasantries and given hungry looks it was like they'd never been apart and each one desperately hoped that this time, if given a chance, it could be great.
In private they shared their pasts, sorrows, regrets, pain, forgiveness, hopes and their desires to reconnect were shared because above, and despite, everything else the love for one another was still clearly there and so nothing else mattered. There were changes, good changes and the sexual tension ran high, the easy chemistry clicked straight back into place and, with the help of a few shots, declarations of love led to soft touches, the hopes of healing and possible futures released and freed them to trust, to share and to commit again. Which gave the green light for the touches to get intimate, the kisses to get passionate and they all went to the dominant Adam's bedroom where verbal dirty intentions were erotically played out interspersed with tender words of love and longing.
This may be an erotic listen but it wasn't jammed full of it and the sex scenes were romantic declarations and passion fuelled re-connections. There was a light sub/Dom vibe which did need to be lovingly implemented a few times as an outlet to help one of them and there was M/M, M/F and M/F/M sex scenes (but Jessi was a woman that didn't want ANY form of 'back door' action). And the sex was only a small part of this listen because the focus was on the repair and rebuilding of the relationship which was tender, sweet and very romantic.
The drama, anger and angst came from two of the three Fathers who were both outraged at the sexual set-up but for very different reasons.... one was an OTT religious zealot shouting Hell and damnation and the other was a respected businessman whose fears were how this set-up was going to affect him and what people thought. And their reactions of bitterness and hatred took some sinister turns with a few verbally abusive arguments too. Which led to a bit of instability between Jessi, Mick and Adam because the time would come when they all had to choose.
A beautiful and romantically portrayed three-way erotic love story, the characterization of Jessi, Mick and Adam's personalities was brilliant and you felt you knew them and what made them tick. Sasha Dunbrooke's narration was unbelievable as she did many female and male character's voices and each and every one of them was clearly distinguishable from the other and the passion and emotion she put into the dialogue was just awesome. She took a good book and made it into a great listen.... thank you Sasha you made it a pleasure to listen to this book. Triple POV's and could be a stand-alone listen.
Worth a credit? I love Lauren Dane's books.... so the answer is easy - YES very creditworthy.