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Forbidden Lust

Narrated by: Lissa Blackwell
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
Categories: Romance, Suspense
3.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)
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This Story Is Sexy

Publisher's Summary

Sara is walking home from work one night. She hears police sirens and takes a different route than normal to avoid any trouble. On her detour, she inadvertently witnesses a man being shot by a group of men in suits. But they see her....

The men grab Sara and discuss how they can dispose of her. She tries to convince them that she'll keep quiet, but they don't believe her. "Promises mean nothing," another one says sharply. "Dead witnesses can't talk."

The men mutter among themselves for a few seconds, and Sara tries to escape, but to no avail. She slammed powerfully into the wall of a person standing right behind her.

Just as the other guys recognize that she's restrained once again, the man pulls her to one side and away from everyone else. He then bundles her into a car and they speed off.

Is Sara being rescued or dragged into deeper danger?

Warning: This story has hot and steamy content and is not suitable for all ages. 18+.

©2016 Simone Carter (P)2016 SHC Publishing

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TOO MANY PIECES THAT AREN'T NECESSARY OR RELEVANT

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I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

Simone Carter usually ties a nice tidy package with her short stories but, IMO, this one was chaotic. The characters were weren't believable. Leave it at that. And halfway through skin tone was mentioned as being opposite? Did I miss it being interracial? The plot is worthy of a Brockmann or Evanovich novel, but without sufficient word count, circumstances can't develop. Potential game-changing elements are thrown in, usually just a single sentence, and they're never mentioned again. Too much in too little.

Narration was acceptable, but even it seemed sub-par.... maybe because of the writing...

Sorry. I can only say "You'll do better next time, Simone."

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Short Mafia Story With a Twist

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

A short story, so just by definition isn't long on character development, but was good with the time allowed.
A quick listen, with romance, action and a plot twist to keep it interesting.
I'm not overly fond of the narrator in that I find her voice 'sappy' and contrived at times, but I do like her voice. I think she loses a star for me, so if you love her voice this would be 4 stars...only not a 5 because of length..but that what it's meant to be, quick.
I would recommend it for a quick and interesting listen..I will listen again.

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steamy

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This audiobook was given to me for a honest, unbiased review. This was wonderful. Loved the Steamy scenes. This was a great short erotic read. Would of loved longer, but does not need to be. A great read to unwind and fantasize about.

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 01-25-17

Instant Attraction

What made the experience of listening to Forbidden Lust the most enjoyable?

The narrator did a very good job.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both main characters were good, but I probably liked Jay better

Which scene was your favorite?

The beach scene at end of the book

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, I enjoyed this very short story and all of the action. This was not the typical mafia romance genre. I would have enjoyed it more if it had been longer and had more character development.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher or narrator.

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Rushed and Disjointed

Let me say first that I am a major Simone Carter fan. I love her stories. With that said, this one is not one of her finest. It comes across as disjointed and rushed. I would have liked to have heard more about Jay. It was difficult to see him as a mafia boss with the little information we get about him. Another reviewer commented on Sara's comment about her skin tone being dark but if Jay is as pale as she says then pretty much any skin color would seem dark by comparison, not necessarily inter-racial. The narration could have been a bit better. I usually have no complaints with Lissa Blackwell's narrating talents but I didn't really care for the voice she gave Jay. He came across as being, well, not a mob boss. Anyway, if you haven't listened to any other of Simone Carter's books then this isn't the best one to start with. She has so many others that are better. The same goes with Lissa Blackwell's narration ability.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Just ok, but had a lot of potential

I think this could have been really great. It was just so rushed that it made it hard to actually enjoy what was going on. I liked Jay and Sara, I just would have liked them even more of their relationship was straight up instalove.

I didn't care the narration. A lot of the dialogue came out sounding very awkward, especially when Sara was speaking.

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Forbidden Lust

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes I would recommend this book...its a good listen

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Well...for someone whose brother had just been murdered he sure didn't seem very broken up about it...he didn't even mention it until they tried to kill him.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

sure

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“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
There is so much more that could've come from this book.

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Short book that should be longer.

Short, sweet and sexy. There's danger and excitement but it could use more fleshing out.
The narrator made the story come alive.
This audiobook was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this voluntary review.

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Voice doesn't do it for me

What did you like best about Forbidden Lust? What did you like least?

wasn't totally into the voiceover, and the plot was a bit slow going

Would you listen to another book narrated by Lissa Blackwell?

yes, I think her voice is lovely, just didn't seem right in this story

What would have made this romance irresistible?

Not sure, faster plot line, a male and female doing the voiceover.

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I was given this free copy, in return for my unbiased review

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Quick Romance

This is a quick cute whirlwind between Sara and Jay and even though there are bumps along the way I adored it. Lissa had the perfect voice for this story and just made it sound awesome.

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  • Amy
  • 04-25-17

Who to trust?watch your back...and front !!

Simone Carter does it again ! so In this book we start off with our female lead, shes a little broken by life,her ex and the loss of her family ties due to said ex, she thinks this a low point a plateau but then BAAAM! something happens and after narrowly escaping death gets whisked away by her savior but can she trust his motives?should she follow him blindly?does she even have a choice given whats happening?I always find myself yelling in my head at characters like this as my Dad would a football match on TV .Simone managed to make this erotic but not hardcore erotica and kept me engaged throughout. Lissa Blackwell gave a fantastic performance ,a good team and a good short story. This story is in a 5 book collection which I recommend as the other short storys are just as great and spicy with a good story line. I'm adding this here as my review for that is pending at the moment.
I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • MCR.
  • 04-17-17

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I found this to be an ok story about a girl who unwittingly saw a murder being committed by a mafia gang. She is rescued by a handsome stranger who she falls madly in love with. However all is not as it seems on the surface. A good short story nicely read with feeling.

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  • Bethany McCann
  • 04-06-17

Interestingly Steamy

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I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

An extremely interesting short 'naught'y book. Looking for something to grab your attention for an hour and a half this is your book. Kept my attention all the way through. Slightly rushed story line, but, still easily enjoyable.