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I am loyal, but I will betray you. I am strong, but I have scars. I am an angel, but the devil. I met her when I was 16 and she was a breath of fresh air. She swooped in, making me smile. But then she left, taking my next breath with her. Her smile could light up a room, making my black heart pitter patter. I found her again 10 years later, with a syringe in her arm. Blood coming from between her legs. She was broken and I was glad she was broken. She wouldn't think less of me and my damaged ways.

©2016 TL Smith (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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I really tried!

After seeing some of the reviews I was excited to start this. I tried sooooo hard to get into this story but it was really just plain boring and drug on and on. The narrators were so so - I haven't heard them before and in the beginning, they really got on my nerves but as it went on I got used to them although the male is very slow and even when speeding it up it didn't help.
I am sure others will enjoy this - as you can see from the other reviews but I stopped with only about an hour left cause I just couldn't do it anymore.

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Read if you love human traffickers

Spoiler warning

Read this book if you find someone who sells women into sex slavery a truly good person. That’s the conceit. You know he’s a murder going into the book but turns out he was actually the person to sell her into sex slavery with this gang that kept her drugged for years.

But he had a rough childhood so all is forgiven.

The premise is terrible, also stupid (who calls the person who sells them a good person who’s just misunderstood by everyone else), and it’s not even exciting or sexy.

There is so much more bad but I’m not wasting any more time on this garbage.

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Amazeballs!!!!

Would you listen to Black again? Why?
Yes since I adore this story!

What other books might you compare Black to and why?
RED by TL Smith

What does Cat Gould and P. J. Ochlan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
the narration was spot on! Plus the accents!! Swoon!

If you could rename Black, what would you call it?
The Grim Reaper

Any additional comments?
T.L. Smith has done it! I totally feel gutted at this moment!
I dove right into this book I couldn't put it down.
Black is was everything I was hoping it would be dark, cunning, gritty and lustful!
There were moments in the book where I thought. I was going to need a blood pressure pill!
I must say there is something about broken characters that brings me to my knees.
Then there is a frickin Cliffhanger! Yes, a cliffhanger! KIll ME NOW!

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OMG

I am bawling. A book hasn't gotten to me like this has in years. What a love story.

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I Just..

If you could sum up Black in three words, what would they be?

Storyline + Me = Anxiety

What was one of the most memorable moments of Black?

When Black finds himself becoming a " father " without realizing what he has done. I felt the humor and feeling there- up until this point, I am thinking what the absolute mind-altering f*** is going on?

Have you listened to any of Cat Gould and P. J. Ochlan ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this is my first time!
I will be honest, at first, I did not think they'd be my ears cup of tea, but quickly they grew on me, and I could not picture the characters any other way.

Who was the most memorable character of Black and why?

Black and Hayden ( Ha )
Black because I am still trying to wrap my head around that dynamic, he is this stone cold killer, that cannot have feelings - it interferes with his job, but his mannerisms contradict him! MEN I swear! Hayden, I had a soft spot for the boy, just because I felt terrible for him, and he loved Black knowing he was a dark man anyway.
I could not bring myself to like Rose- the girl was whiny, supposed to be taking care of herself but seemed like she always needed others, had an excuse for everything and was forever taking a beating but had the nerve to give Black moral judgement calls for what he did even though it was all for her. ** Look at me getting all worked up** ha

Any additional comments?

So! This one took me a while to get into- now normally I would have DNF'd it and moved on.But something kept pulling me back in- There are a lot ( IMO of course ) characters and settings introduced which can cause confusion with some interesting emotional plays I did not quite understand. I have read many MC series so that aspect is not new.. Regardless, I am glad that I kept listening, for me, the storyline picked up about halfway through after all back and forth stuff, by that point, I was drawn in and could not stop listening!
It became an emotional bloodbath! Crazy hot, heart hurt, drama-laced, fast-moving had me wanting more!
With a surprise, Oh, No! It did not just end like that?! Humpfh!

Sigh! Well, I have to say again I am glad I kept on listening, I would have hated myself or missing out on that second half. Now I am going to have to go find the next book! Well done sucking me in- that I did not see coming!

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Good grief

I. Tried. This book was utter trash - trash of conception­, execution, dialogue and sentiment. Not sure what was worse, the writing or the voice actors. Agonizing.

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Skip it

About 30 minutes before this book was over I stopped. I have no idea why I listened that long. I didn’t love either narrator, but I’ve heard worse. However, the story is very dark with no real redeeming qualities. It down have a “happy” ending, or it seemed to be leading there. There just wasn’t any point at which this book entertained me. I guess I kept listening because I was busy and don’t have anything better to listen to. And it was free. Otherwise I’d be getting my credit back.

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Overdone

Repetitive - feels as if someone is shot in every chapter, not even new people but the same ones over and over. Melodramatic twaddle is the only description.

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Could not get into book

I tried but couldn’t get into this book. Narrators are very monotone and not enthusiastic. I quit 1/2 way through

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Dark and angsty

I have enjoyed books from this author before. This one was on the darker side which I didn't hate, but also wasn't my favorite. I did like the twists and turns through out.

First time listening to these narrators, who did à great job.

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  • 06-08-20

intense love story

WOW! This is an intense and action packed story. How the feelings that Rose and Black had for one another even after many years and the turmoil in their young lives. Even though Black had put up a barrier around his heart, Rose still got through. Definitely worth a read and certainly deserves 5 star rating. I can't wait for the next instalment.