I hate to not like a book I've been anxiously awaiting. SL is a fabulous writer and I've truly loved most of her books (I mean Devil Cynster! How awe..Show More »some is he!) but, I'm sorry, this was just boring. It never caught my full attention at all. Very possibly it was because of the narrator. It always bothers me when there's a bad narrator - he or she can ruin the author's work. This is the case here to some extent. Also, the ending was horrible! Yes, I can appreciate that this is the first book in a series and I like series but this ended poorly.
I listen to about an hour of this story and while it may have some redeeming value the narration is so emotionless and plodding I simply could not end..Show More »ure the sound of his voice any longer it nearly put me to sleep . If the story is good I just simply could not listen to it long enough to find out.
I enjoy Laurens. She writes intelligent, logical and interesting romance. And she is one of the most talented technical writers in the genre. But this..Show More » story was boring and way too slow. I wanted to scream every time I heard the phrase "we have to open the second tunnel" or "we have to monitor production." Who cares after the first time you've said it?! You don't need to say it a hundred times. It's like the same phrases and conversations were repeated over and over to up the page count.
But the most disappointing aspect of this book is that there was NO tension between them - NONE. No conflict, no danger, no spark, no sparing - nada, zip, zilch, nothing. And neither were interesting characters - absolutely nothing special about either of them. His friend that came along for the adventure was more interesting than the hero!
The second book in this series was okay - not her best but at least held my attention. I hope the last one - about the oldest brother, who has been set up to be the most ruthless and dangerous - will make up for this one.
One last note: the pace was too slow - maybe because the story was so boring. I tried listening to it in fast mode, but that was too much "chipmunks" style and I couldn't do it. Don't know if it was the narrator's fault, but I kept willing him to talk faster so I could hurry up and be done with the book.
An overall good read that is worthy to be on my re read list. *spoiler alert* My only dissatisfaction was the fact that H did not make it cle..Show More »ar to h that he regretted past liaisons; and amazingly h never asked... I couldn't understand they it was never discussed. That part was just glazed over...
Nevertheless I highly recommend this audible book.