• Better When It Hurts

  • By: Skye Warren
  • Narrated by: Veronica Fox
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (142 ratings)

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Better When It Hurts

By: Skye Warren
Narrated by: Veronica Fox
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Publisher's Summary

A forbidden romance about pain that binds us together...

Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy.

And my foster brother.

Now he's back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It's payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.

Better When It Hurts is a full-length dark romance novel that does stand alone. Fair warning: Blue is a cruel bastard and a dirty talker!

©2015 Skye Warren (P)2015 Skye Warren
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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Smooth story to listen but ended rather quickly

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Blue was one hard twisted mf and Hannah was the epitome of anti heroine but this dark love story was definitely worth listening. I was suprised when I realized the story was coming to an end. It felt a bit rushed but then prolonging the story would have made it more boring. Maybe author writes too many books a year and could improve quality by putting more time for them. If couple has big misunderstandings in the past and years of resentment between them you dont expect these problems to be solved over a night. Given how complex the beginning of the story was I just expected more complexity from the end.

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Terrible narrator

I can't accurately rate the story, from what I heard, it sounded awesome. However the narrator sounded almost comatose and I had to return the book.

Maybe read this one in print.

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Fell flat

Potentially great. Rushed story caused missing pieces. Dropped off at the end. I, personally, had to speed up the narrative to 1.20 in order to tolerate the dragging narration.

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Poor Narration

I enjoyed the book, but the narration was extremely flat, until the very end of the book.

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hot steamy read

Loved it. good reading at bedtime . make some time and but this book. yum.

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A good story....I loved Blue and Lola.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is my first audiobook, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I would have liked the male to have been voiced by a male. I did like the story.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the way Blue was so protective of Lola even though he wanted to punish her for what happened in the past.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I liked the way she changed voices, but I still would have enjoyed a male voice for Blue.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I used a Kindle Fire and had to turn the volume up all the way to hear it and even then it was hard to hear in the car. Maybe there is a way to use the car speakers, but I don't know.

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great story

Would you try another book from Skye Warren and/or Veronica Fox?

Yes I would try another book from this author, but I'm unsure about Veronica Fox.

Would you recommend Better When It Hurts to your friends? Why or why not?

If you like dark romances then I might recommend this book but only for that reason

Did Veronica Fox do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I could tell the difference between most of the major characters, but sometimes it was a little difficult.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Maybe

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holy darkness

This is my first read by Skye. Lola (Hannah) has scars, deep scars. Growing up she felt loss, betrayal and went through things kids should never have to. She ends up in the foster care system fighting to survive. Survive in the homes, survive on the streets, survive in the system. She learns really fast that she has "skills" that she can use to survive. Then she meets the rough and tough foster brother who comes with a pretty frightening reputation. Bleu and Hannah are like kismet souls who were linked before they even knew each other existed. Then the unthinkable happens and Hannah does what she has to in order to survive.
We make it to present day and Lola has given up on ever regaining any part of Hannah again. She is officially broken, still fighting to survive the only way she knows how. She never thought she would ever see Bleu again and she now is forced to face some of the demons in her past. Wow, what a dark but amazing read. I love the way this author gave each person in this story such personality. The reality of this story makes you think that this author lived this herself. This story teaches the reader that even the most broken people can be healed in a way that is completely unexpected. I had the pleasure of the audio version of this book and I highly recommend it because the narrator is awesome! She adds so much greatness to the words that Skye has written. I love this story.

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Rough Love Story / interesting narration

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Depends on the friend. This is definitely not for the faint of heart. It is a rough, harsh love story that is not easy to take in but has a lot of heart.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is wrapped in a cruel package and bleak surroundings but is ultimately about forgiveness of oneself and of others. It is about finding out about your self worth even when everything seems bleak. Lola, the main character, had such a hard life and yet she maintained some humanity. To see her growth and change in this book was compelling. Also Blue, the hero of the story, was quite enigmatic and his motives took some time to decipher. He was a character that I always wanted to find out more about. I found the overall story gripping.

What three words best describe Veronica Fox’s performance?

The narration performance by Veronica Fox was interesting. There were times when she is narrating Lola's inner thoughts that sounded very flat to me and it was a bit off putting in the beginning. However, as I reflected about this I wondered if this was a conscience choice due to the fact that the character Lola was dulled emotionally due to all the cruelty she had suffered her whole life. Because Ms. Fox's narration of the actual dialogue of the characters was great. I think she gave distinct tones to the various female characters. She also did male character voices very well. Her interpretation of Blue was a big selling point of why I liked her narration. When speaking the dialogue of the characters, she narrated with emotion and nuance that added greatly to the overall story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I took breaks. There is a lot of emotion and harsh situations going on in this book so it was nice to have time to digest the story.

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Great Book!!

Second Skye Warren novel I have read. First one I have heard. Ms. Veronica Fox does an awesome job with the reading of the book.
Loved the book and its story.
Definitely recommended!!

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  • Sprag
  • 06-15-16

Wow

I loved the joining of the two main characters. They had a history and they overcome it.
A great read. I can't wait to get another Skye Warren book

I gave this 5 stars because it was a great story with great sex
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  • narda
  • 12-17-15

What is life without pain

Wow what a well written story portraying to souls struggling to reconnect. Foster homes to a strip club filled with betrayal, pain, brutality, sexual passion filled with hate and love. Well read by Veronica Fox. A story well worth the listen.