Down-on-her-luck nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely, and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems? Or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?
This was just a little too stalker-ish creepy. It wasn’t because of the tying up and control part, but more how it was all presented. Just couldn’t keep listening.
I knew that most people took one look at the ink and the impossibly big and strong body it covered and decided I was a brawler...a bruiser...a beast. However, I was hardwired to be a thinker, not a fighter - my mind being my greatest weapon and my biggest weakness. I should have chosen to use my brain and talents to be one of the good guys, a hero, a man with dignity and worth. I turned my back on dignity and sold my soul to the highest bidder, deciding to dance with the devil instead.
Anything by Jay Crownover is an automatic download for me. My biggest problem is that the books always finish too quickly. Stark and Noe are wonderful flawed chatacters who survive despite impossible odds. I love that they are both such nerds but so badass too.
I kind of need to know if there is going to be a book for Booker and Carson now...
Battered, barefoot, and huddled under a bookstore awning in the pouring rain, Blue only knows one thing. After 15 months of captivity, finally she is free. Self-made millionaires JD and Ark are not out to save anyone when they stumble upon a wet and shivering girl one early Sunday morning. But when you sell sex for a living and salvation rings your bell, you answer the call. After years of searching, love lifts the veil of darkness, and three people - with three very big secrets - find themselves bound together.
The subject matter was just too dark for me. I did not like the way she was treated, and sex while drugged and unconscious- not ok!
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As her 30th birthday approaches, spirited and unconventional Carlotta is a little nervous. She's just been fired because of her irrepressible frankness, her family is a mess, and her love life is nonexistent. Plus, living in Rome isn't cheap, so she's forced to rent out a room in her apartment to make ends meet.
I enjoyed the story and liked the narrator. She did a great job with the Italian accents. But I was frustrated and disappointed with the cruelty of Luca and of Carlotta's family. No one ever apologized or took responsibility for how they treated Carlotta. Her responses didn't help, but I can see why she did, she had to protect herself. Plus her sister needed to be slapped.
Curly-haired Libby Tyler never stops smiling…until her beloved boyfriend suddenly forces her out of their home and away from his adoring kids. When she learns he dumped her for his flighty ex-wife, Libby's sadness turns to fury - and she very publicly smashes his truck with a golf club, earning herself a trip to a mental health center for some "rest."
There might be spoilers here.
I'm enjoying the story, but I am truly disgusted with the way mental health is being treated in this book. It is treated in the worst way possible, the people who have had issues have giant stigmas against them. It's disgraceful.
Even Libby speaks about the Mental health place as though it is for crazy people. Mental health issues are real illnesses, if you have diabetes and it's out of control, you will be hospitalized, if you have a heart problem you will be hospitalized, people need to understand that mental health issues are not something people can just shake off, that they are real illnesses that need to be treated just like any other disease needs to be treated.
Then absolutely NO-ONE gives Libby a break, that is truly unrealistic. She feels as though she needs to apologize to everyone. Every single person in that town should apologize to her too. Gwen is an absolute bitch and is being let off way too easily. Her husband is a pig and everyone knows it, but Libby is being treated as though it's all her fault. It's ridiculous. Sam has his issues, but his behavior towards Libby is horrible, seriously? If he loves her, why doesn't he give her the benefit of the doubt. From the beginning he believes that she is in the wrong. Even Madeline isn't in her corner.
Looks like I'm not enjoying the story, but the story line is good and Libby is a survivor despite the crappy way she is being treated. I'm frustrated that she can't stand up for herself, but she has not been given the chance, and that's not ok.
Somebody is out to destroy Elle Simpson and everything she's worked hard to build. As the CEO of a corporate conglomerate, Elle is used to fighting off challengers. However this new threat comes at a time when she finally lets her guard down to meet Prince Charming. And it's unlike anything she's been up against before.
I enjoy silly and fun stories all the time, but this was just too silly. Romances are full of hard to believe events, so I'm ready to accept them, but they were telling each other they loved each other after only spending a few hours together. I don't know, I just found myself rolling my eyes throughout the entire book.
Hanna Boudreaux has lived in the small town of Willow all her life. She’s sweet, cute, and quiet. Hanna has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Ulysses Miller, is never going to be hers. She sees her life as narrow and decides to do something about it. Raiden Miller is the town’s local hero. A former marine with the medal to prove his hero status, he comes home shrouded in mystery. It takes a while, but eventually Hanna catches his eye.
I love Kristen Ashley's books. I've listened to every one that is available on Audible. I will recommend her books to anyone interested.
Dara Rosenberg is one of the worst narrators I've ever listened to. She mispronounced so many words. That was incredibly distracting.
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Sadie Turner is not a control freak, just…orderly. When a cheating spouse topples Sadie’s impeccably tidy world, she packs up her kids for a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house, hoping to relax, reboot, and pick up the pieces away from men. All men. But eccentric Aunt Dody has other plans: she’s determined to see Sadie have a little fun - with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor. Tall, tanned, muscular - and even great with her kids - Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. He must have a flaw - he’s a man, after all - so Sadie vows to keep her distance. But as summer blazes on, their attraction ignites....
It's a light story, no one should expect anything deep from a story like this. I think that I might be able to enjoy the story better with a different narrator. Her voices for the aunt and for the gay cousin are HORRIBLE! Someone said that they switched to the kindle version and listened to the text to speech instead of the narration. Sad when the computer voice is preferable. I haven't finished the book yet, but had to write this first. Now I'm thinking that I will listen to it on the kindle too.
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Carter, Claire and Gavin have formed the perfect little family. Their friends are getting married and everyone is growing up, maturing and ready to face the future. Or are they? From bachelorette party hell, porn addictions, dinner roll baseball and botched wedding proposals to finding out everyone's extended family is chock full of crazy, Carter and Claire begin to question the strength of the ties that bind them.
I tried to finish it, but just couldn't, I felt like I was losing brain cells as I was reading. It's crude and just ridiculous! I wanted to give it zero stars but that doesn't seem to be an option.
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Two brothers bound by more than blood discover a conspiracy that will change their destiny in the astonishing all-new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the "frighteningly addictive" ( Publishers Weekly) series by number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward.
I've listened to all the books and I am very distracted by how Xhex, Xcor, Havers, and Primale are pronounced. I've always enjoyed Jim Frangione's narration, he has done all the books, I wonder if he thought it was odd to suddenly pronounce the names differently? Like I said, it's very distracting. If it's possible to fix it, I'm clearly not alone here, it would make sense to do so. If it was maybe the second book, but with the thirteenth book, it's a real problem. I would easily give five stars across the board, but I just can't. It's a shame to give Jim Frangione only two stars, because I like his work.
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