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Ilias

Stratham Shifters, Book 2
Narrated by: Connor Brown
Series: Stratham Shifters, Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
4 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)
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This Story Is Sexy

Publisher's Summary

Ilias is the youngest of the dragons and is fed up with being treated like a child. He seems to get sicker by the day and knows he must find his mate. When fate crosses their paths, she’s neither trilled nor trusting. But when she gets kidnapped, Ilias must prove to her that they belong together.

Andrea thinks a trip home will allow her to escape all of her problems. She couldn’t be more wrong. In a matter of weeks, she gets attacked by a troll and kidnapped by a psycho dragon. Battling a drug addiction and depression - there’s only so much she can take before she breaks.

Will Ilias be able to save her, or will she run herself into the ground?

Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, and piles of sexy shifters. Intended for mature audiences only.

©2017 Sarah J. Stone (P)2017 Sarah J. Stone

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Enjoyable

Ilias follows on from the first book, these should probably be read in order, there are major spoilers for book one and I think you need to have read book one for this book to make sense.

I wasn't really sure about this series after book one, i was hoping that it would develop more in the second book but that didn't happen for me. It was enjoyable but it wasn't gripping.

The main relationship between Ilias and Andrea is a bit dysfunctional, they're both trying to protect themselves and test the other person and they just never seemed to mesh for me, it left me thinking that they aren't suited. They seemed to go from "I'm not sure about you even though we are 'fated'" to "OMG I love you" in the space of a chapter.

I like the concept, I'm just not sold on the execution.

The narrator did a good job, i liked the character voices and the overall delivery was good.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Great INCLUSIVE paranormal adventure & romance

Excellent story in a great series of mixed breed species being hunted by snobby full bloods.. I appreciate that the females mate seemed to have flaws/scars or trauma of some type.. No one is perfect BUT, the story is exciting and worth the credit/money..It is so awesome to read/listen to a well written story that DOESN'T have some young anglo female being seduced or saved by a older male.. All the characters seem(around same age) and seem to have "problems " & issues...Thank you author for this expression of your imagination that allows the buyer/reader/listener to escape and feel INCLUDED. Narration by voice actor was good.. Definite BUY!!!

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Cars and drugs don't mix.

Cars and drugs don't mix.
Audio and written versions.
This was a great continuous to a series. I don't like spoilers so I won't tell more, like I started to. I must say it's nice to be able too go back and forth between versions.
The narrator brings the story to life.
The audio version was given to me at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.
Reasons I enjoyed this book:
Action-packed, Easy-to-read, Entertaining, Great world building, Happily Ever After, Original, Page-turner, Romantic, Steamy, Twisted, Unpredictable, Wonderful characters.
Bookshelves/tags:
adult, contemporary, dragon, fantasy, romance, series, shifters.
This Audio book was given to me at my request from the publisher, author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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Good story

BOOK REVIEW........
Good story. Good characters. I liked it a lot and recommend it.

NARRATOR REVIEW......
Good job

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Love the idea of this series-execution not so much

Ilias is Book 2 of the Stratham Shifters series by Sarah Stone. I have to say that I really liked the idea of this series and had high hopes for it. Unfortunately, the execution wasn't as gripping as I had hoped. Ilias finds his mate in Andrea. Andrea, unfortunately, is a junkie. As Ilias gets closer to his mate, he goes through super quick puberty and they get more in tune. Andrea gets kidnapped and has some other family issues as well. Do Ilias and Andrea find happiness together or are they destined to fail? Well, without giving away any spoilers, I won't say anymore, though I'm sure you can guess the outcome. I didn't like Andrea and the Ilias part of the story just felt rushed. I think with a more solid female lead the story would have been improved, though I'm not sure by how much. This isn't a series that I will be continuing, though I'm sure others will absolutely love it. Note that I did not read Book One, and from reading the reviews already posted, it sounds like reading Book One before this book is advised, as the story carries on form book to book.

Connor Brown's narration was fine and I didn't have any issues with his delivery. I'd listen to more of his narration in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Fantastic listen!

Loving this series! Great story and characters. Great narrator too! Be sure to listen to these in order. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Good!

Great story and perfect narration! I really enjoyed this story! Looking forward to checking out more by this author!

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A Troll and a Dragon..

This story line centers around the female lead, Andrea, and a sweet and determind dragon, Ilias.
Ilias has a few surprises in store for his birthday, and Andrea has a couple of serious obstacles to tackle.

Overall, an interesting and fast paced read. I look forward to the next book in this series.

Conner Brown did well with the narration.

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"This audio book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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Ilias Finds His Mate

I would have to classify this book ( and Aris) as an UpperYA supernatural romance with some sex. Ilias finds his mate and has a supernaturally fast growth spurt, taking him thru puberty, into adulthood. When Ilias finally mates with Andrea, he transfers his red dragon; keeping the silver. Sophie and Aris share some surprising news.
Brown’s narration strength is in his male voices.
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A great read!

Absolutely loved this read! Such a great read that keeps you entertained right from the start.

I love reading about this shifter and his mate. So stunningly good!

Loved the narrator. Job well done!

Perfect for readers of paranormal romances.

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Paranormal romance with some substance

Sarah J Stone has an interesting style. This is the shorter book but she somehow manages to touch on serious topics, in this case drug addiction and abuse, without compromising the romantic and sexy aspects of the story. She manages to write paranormal romances with substance.

That said, the two protagonists are young and that is evident in their interaction and the choices they make. To be honest they are a little younger than I normally enjoy reading but I still liked the story and look forward to the remainder of the series. In the larger picture of the series, the dragons are shifting from being a group of directionless, damanged bachelors to becoming a family and clan. I am sure as they become more cohesive, there will be more opportunities to address their personal issues and their enemies.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.