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Contains graphic sexual content and language. Recommended for adult listeners age 18+
Twenty-six-year-old Abraham O'Donnell is the CFO of Steel Inc. After working tirelessly for over a year, he takes a week off to enjoy the sand, surf, and bikini-clad women of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After all, he's earned it. When a brief interlude with a flight attendant in her hotel room goes awry, Abe heads to a rental home with a private beach. While floating naked in the pool, he learns a guest house on the property is also occupied. So much for rest and relaxation. Ever the gentleman, Abe tries to make the most of his misfortune and offers to make the beauties staying on the property some dinner.
It's senior year and Nikolette (Nikki) Bassett is a few days late for her last college Spring Break with her four best girlfriends. When she arrives, all these ladies can talk about is the guy next door. And once Nikki gets a look at him, she knows what they mean. Fresh from an afternoon of surfing, Nikki can hardly believe her eyes when Abe approaches. The sexual tension and banter between the two of them leads to steamy hot sex on the Atlantic shore.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
I have listened to the Steel Brothers Series and knew a bit about Abe from those books and was looking forward to this one. I won't give anything away but have to say that the last bit ruined the entire book for me. After listening to all the other MJ Fields books I am completely surprised at how she let this one end. So disappointed.
What about Lauren Sweet and James Cavenaugh ’s performance did you like?
I have always enjoyed Lauren Sweet and James was new and did a good job.
Any additional comments?
Due to the ending of this book I am having to give this a 2 star rating. I had intended to give a 4 star rating and then the last bit completely ruined it.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
It lacked a lot and I can't begin to describe it! The author tried too hard to add the bdsm element to it
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
if the characters were more believable.
Would you ever listen to anything by MJ Fields again?
Would you listen to another book narrated by Lauren Sweet and James Cavenaugh ?
i would listen to James Cavenaugh. and im unsure about Lauren Sweet she was nasal at times.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
the circumstances and characters are completely unbelievable. i got 4 hours in and just had to close it. it was torture. i feel dumber for having listened
11 of 13 people found this review helpful
To be honest I wasn’t sure what I was getting with this book. I loved other MJ Fields titles.
So getting a glimpse in to this world was pretty freaking cool if I am honest with you. I to feel like sometimes the character cross over could be smoother, only because I can’t remember how some of them connected to the other. Maybe I should have read the series in order I don’t know. But it still all worked well.
I loved Abe’s personality, his demeanour. He is everything you think of when you think Alpha male.
There first encounter is kind of cool, I really enjoyed that whole scene. Even though Abe is 26 and Nikki is 22 he seems much older, whether that’s from experience or what not. His lifestyle isn’t hard core or anything overly out there.
I found Nikki to be a little immature, but still a strong female character. If some of the things happened to me that happened to her, I think I would have fallen apart so good on her.
I think the only thing I didn’t like was the end, and how she didn’t stick to what she was doing. I don’t want to give anything away.. So over all enjoy Abe and glad I have more of the series to read.
I really liked the narration as well, I like the male narrator more, I usually do. But the dual narration is pretty awesome.
11 of 21 people found this review helpful
I've read BDSM books before and this was certainly one of them, but I had a hard time connecting to the hero in this story. To me he seemed almost selfish and cold. The heroine was naive and not very colorful as far as description goes. I guess this book just wasn't to my taste, though the narration was pretty good.
I so loved this book. It was funny , sexy, and sad. It kept my interest through the whole book. I bought the audio version and the narrator's were awesome. Two thumbs up.
This book isn't bad but the voice talent on this audio book is so bad, especially Ms. Sweet, I just turned it off and read the book.
MJ Fields is one of my go to authors when I need to listen to something I know will be good. Abe is the first book in the Ties of Steel series. We do see glimpses of him in the Men of Steel books, and this gives us the chance to see him. Always knew he was a good businessman, but this Dom side of him I found to be hot and fun to listen to. I had reservations about the book, but found that Abe's character had a very warm protective side and it is something that Nikolette was drawn to. She loved his looks, but the his ferocity of owning her I think was the major draw that kept bringing her back. I found Nikki's character a little annoying. While I can understand the need to be your own woman and Abe could be stifling, common courtesy tells me to answer a message to him. On more than one occasion, she totally was blowing Abe off. A little immature, but her age definitely played into that as well as adjusting to her new lifestyle. I also love seeing the Steel men, they are always a laugh when they get together. This community that MJ Fields has created is like coming home and is a joy to listen to.
I loved James Cavenaugh's performance of Abe. His voice has the grit and warmth necessary for this character, and his narration was spot on. Lauren Sweet always gives a new adult performance great character. Her voice is a little young for me whenever I hear it, which sometimes gives me pause, more of a teen voice than a early twenties woman and for these characters, more mature choice would have been better for me.
I read the book ages ago but decided I was going on an Audio binge so decided to download this and boy was it good!!! Even better than reading it... can't wait to download the rest of the series too!!!!
I have read all of the.books and.i.rem Abe from Carlos story a.nice guy and.so nice to his.cussonu got to no about him trough the.books but.this book is.frustrating he is pompous aragont slut and.so up him self this is not.the.abe I have been catching.glimpses of so.this.book.sucks and is.a let.down loved all the other books a great deal this one I prob won't finish.