Benjamin Wilder grew up with sparse shelter, infested provisions, and constant abuse dealt to him by his stepfather, Jessup - aka the Rabid Dog. Without a sober mother to defend him from the Rabid Dog's wrath, Ben finds reprieve and adventure in a club of misfit boys called the Black Machetes. But the world as Ben knows it comes to an end when he witnesses an act so psychologically appalling that it forces him to run for his life. He travels as far away as he can until fate steps in and guides him to a small town.
A devastating story about a young boy who faces many hardships. He catches a break now and then but overall it is a very disturbing story.
This is not the normal genre I listen to but the story kept me entertained and the narration was great. I guess you could say it has a happy ending but with all the devastation throughout the book I have a hard time saying that.
Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility. For their two-year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world. But lusty paradise is shattered. Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen.
What did you love best about Tears of Tess?
In the beginning I really enjoyed it, I liked the dark content and it drew me in. Somewhere around the middle it started to fall a little flat. I would have liked it better if the book was a bit shorter.
I liked Tess and I thought the author did a good job of building her character. Q was more difficult to figure out until the end and I think it would have helped to know his background sooner so I could have bonded with him.
All in all it held my interest, if you like a dark romance, give it a try. =)
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
Jacob Morgan has a very sexy voice that I loved listening to. I wish he would have had more speaking time. Hannah Belle is also very good. I prefer books that don't switch speaking parts back and forth in the same setting. It doesn't feel natural to me but their narration was great.
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Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up - she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Colleen Hoover hit it out of the park with this book! The narration was top of the line. Read it and weep.
I don't care what my cousin says; I am not the queen of impossible relationships. I mean, just because my last boyfriend tried to kill me and left a bit of a scar on my neck, then forced me to move across the country and legally change my name to Reese Randall to escape him, does not mean- Oh, who am I kidding? For a freshman in college, I have to have the worst dating track record ever. It's no wonder love is the last thing on my mind when Mason Lowe enters my life. But the chemistry between us is like bam!
It was a good idea for a story but I would have changed a few things that would have made it 5 stars.
Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend, Gus, calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.
This book didn't hold my attention. I had to skip through to the end about two thirds of the way through the book, and I'm surprised I made it that far . It was very slow.
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It's been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he's found his heart's muse, he doesn't want to live without her?
What would have made Backstage Pass better?
I you like uninhibited down and dirty sex, this might be a book for you. I found it to be over the top even though I generally like erotica. I guess it might not be too much of a stretch for the life of a rock star, but it is very raw.
Has Backstage Pass turned you off from other books in this genre?