Danny Taggart is the biggest badass of all the Gemini Men. And there's only one thing a woman can do with a man this hot, hard, and ready for action... He's the oldest of the three Taggart brothers. And the boldest. Tall, dark and rippling with muscle, Danny Taggart takes no prisoners. But when his latest case puts him up close and personal with the woman who once left him raw and aching, he's shell-shocked.
Caroline Medford is still hotter than hell. But she's also got her pretty grip on the truths that have shaped him into the soul-ravaged warrior he is today. Burned once, Danny's plan is to satisfy his craving for Caroline and walk away. Yet, once he has her warm and willing beneath him, he can't get deep enough - or close enough. Not even when danger threatens to destroy everything he's ever fought for. Including the only woman he's ever loved...
I have reviewed the other two books in this series, and Unleashed was ruined for me by the narrator. In my other two reviews, I have gone easy on him and said that he was better suited for narrating children's books. In Unleashed, however, the narrator was so awful that it actually ruined the story for me. Danny Taggart, the oldest of the Taggart brothers (and also the physically biggest) has a voice like woman. Caroline (the lead female character and love of Danny's life), sounds like she's been smoking two packs a day for 20 years.
I don't know....maybe some listeners won't let that get in the way of their enjoyment of this otherwise pretty solid detective/romance story, but this time, I just could not get past the narration to really invest myself in the story or the characters. However, I'm glad I pushed myself to listen to the whole book because the subplot about Danny's mother is finally brought to a conclusion.
The HEA scene for Danny and Caroline - good job in having Danny finally owning his issues. He and Caroline weren't in for a cake walk, but they really did love each other enough to face the future together. However, when he went after her (she was on vacation in New Zealand) and found her on a hike made me roll my eyes.
Unleashed was still worth a credit just so I could finish the series.
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I think the actual storyline was probably pretty good but the narration ruined it. The heroes voice was OK but the heroine sounded like an old man with laryngitis. He actually pitched his voice lower for the heroin and higher for the hero. It was difficult to finish but I did. I will probably return this book.
a great story to finish out the gemini trilogy but I gotta say that I wasn't all that impressed with the character voices for danny or caroline. although the rest of the narration is pretty good.
The narration almost ruined the book! The male character voices were fine but the narrators female voices were strange. I actually went back to the beginning and relistened because I thought I missed something - throat injury or illness! At times it was difficult to even understand the words.
The story was great. I had listened to the previous books in the series. I didn't have issue with the narration in them.
Still worth reading just cringe worthy narration!
The narrator's voice for the woman sound more masculine than his voice for the man it was disarming and kind of spoiled the story for me a little but I love the series so much I continue to listen. but the series is still awesome five star 5 star5 star!!!
Would you consider the audio edition of Unleashed to be better than the print version?
I love Jami Alden's books and this story did not disappoint. It's super hot and steamy but has a well-thought out plot and definite story arc.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Unleashed?
I liked how the story felt complete and full circle. Without giving it all away, the scene when Carolyn tells Danny about the baby and his reaction was priceless.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Free?
Having a male narrator was a must, but it should have been someone with a deeper alpha-male kind of voice. And while it seems like a contradiction, his voice as the heroine was almost creepy.
Any additional comments?
Very well written story and if you can push through the odd, almost creepy voice reading it to you, you'll probably enjoy it. I imagine Mr. Free's voice being excellent with other projects, but the author made such a point of saying how manly and masculine Danny is and then a very high-pitched man kind of ruined the imagine.