Westley Worthington has it all. Piles of money, good looks, a head for business, and a seemingly limitless supply of women who want to please him....
When the topic of grandchildren comes up during a weekly sewing circle, the matriarchs of the founding families seek out the witch Elder to scry to see if their sons have mates....
I can summon any woman with a look. They want me, but there's only one I crave. Vanessa....
Torkel Alonson has had enough of being ignored and looked over by females on his adopted home world of Enotia....
Why would I want to be married to an alien? I should not have applied to TerraMates! The idea was crazy. I'm a young woman, in the prime of my life. But I was desperate....
An all wolf-shifter police force has been the only thing between humans and an unknown evil for centuries, but the pack is in danger of dying if they don't find their promised mates soon....
Since most vampire females are not able to birth young, a program is started to ensure the continuation of the vampire species....
Agent Ulyssa Payne is on a mission. It's her job to make sure the Medical Mafia leader doesn't leave the planet of Qurilixen. But, when her target is killed by his own daughter....
Some scary-looking aliens have just boarded our little asteroid mining station. What the hell do they want with this floating rust bucket? When I encounter their general, I find him insufferable....
Bond is on Earth to fill one human female with as much pleasure as she can bear, a mission he's finding very agreeable. But he's not here to fall in love....
Kidnapped then released deep in the woods, Brandi is on a harrowing run for her life, hunted by beasts straight out of a horror movie....
Alone in a world gone mad with just her sisters, Jesse has learned to use the darkness and the remains of the city to survive and keep what was left of her family alive....
When he forces the change on her to save her life, he not only sets forth motions that could risk both their lives, but the lives of every shifter in the world....
The first day of Mia's new life in Grayslake, Georgia, is not going as planned. The house her grandfather left her looks ready to crumble....
Welcome to my life as an intergalactic mail order bride. Welcome to hell. I just traveled halfway across the galaxy to meet my new husband....
Paranormal Security and Intelligence Operative Duke Marlow has a new mission: find, interrogate and possibly eliminate the target - Mercy Deluca....
The Echelon has been plucking human women up out of their lives to bring them to Qetesh as potential mates to keep the proud people from dying out entirely....
Some heroes aren't born...they're built.
Westley Worthington has found the love of his life in Cordelia Cross. She's even convinced the carefree billionaire to abandon his life of excess. His only problem is, ever since the injury that changed him forever, she's been pulling away, making excuses to avoid being alone with him.
Determined not to let this one slip away, West vows to use his newfound abilities to be a force for good in Glacier City and win back the respect and admiration of the woman he loves.
Cordelia Cross has never felt about anyone the way she feels about Westley Worthington. He's also the head of the company that can restore the normal life that was snatched away from her wheelchair-bound sister, Jessica. Cordelia wants to take things to the next level with West, but she knows too much about his checkered past to trust the outcome of a romantic relationship with the notorious playboy. Determined not to risk her sister's future, Cordelia decides her only option is to cool things off with West, even if it means breaking her own heart.
Passions ignite when the two are forced to work together to save their friend, Edward Dalton, from the clutches of a top-secret paramilitary operation that is running bizarre experiments with human and canine DNA. Will West's attempt at being a hero be enough to make Cordelia love him again? Can Cordelia resist her feelings for West long enough to help her sister? Will she lose her chance with West in the process?
Find out in Augmented, the second full-length novel in the Building a Hero trilogy from best-seller Tasha Black.
Augmented, book two in Building a Hero series, was a great addition to the series and picks up where book one leaves off. While I enjoyed this story, and will definitely listen to the next book, I felt the story lacked compared to book one. Book two ends on a cliffhanger with a few unanswered questions so book three will certainly have a lot to wrap up.
Action/Suspense: There's a good mix of action, suspense, and drama but more on the mild to medium side.
Characters: Great character development! This story is told from multiple POV's, and really develops each of the characters. While it appears West and Cornelia relationship may be on the rocks, we learn more about Dalton and the female who wants to study his condition. By far Jessica, Cornelia's younger sister, is best character and my favorite! I love her positive outlook, and all the crazy things she says.
Romance/Sex: The romance is fairly mild; however, there is an in-depth scene.
Narration: Mason Lloyd does an awesome job narrating this story. Each character has their own voice and is consistent between the first two books. I love how he projects the different emotions throughout the story. Great job!
Credit/Sale/Review Copy: Whispersync deal! I love a great sale, and honestly I could not use a credit for such a short story.
Looking forward to book three!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Where does Augmented rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It was a good 2nd installment to this series...I enjoyed it!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Jessica in this one..she is so cute!
Which character – as performed by Mason Lloyd – was your favorite?
They are all performe quite well..but Jess is still my fave!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
this would be an interesting movie..but I hate this question Audible...stop asking me it please...lol
Any additional comments?
I really like book one, so I bought book 2 right away...this is a solid 2nd book...I can see there is going to be a little war over this prosthetic technology...and there is something really weird going on a that zoo...maybe some Lycan's in the making? West needs to stop being such a jerk....and He and Cordelia need to communicate if things are going to work...Now Dalton...he is a good guy...I hope he can figure out how to control his gift...because I think he has a lot to offer....I like how this book is on the verge of almost a comic book feel..because we definitely have some super heroes in the making here! Great series so far, I hope #3 is available soon!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This book was actually good I definitely enjoyed this book. Wasn't disappointed at all part 2 was a good as book 1. I can't wait to read part 3. Also, I can't blame Wes for being mad at Cordelia because look at what she's doing, I feel like she should be the one to apologize to him first and he needs to apologize to Jessica, afterwards he can apologize to Cordelia, because for one shes trying to leave him, and work for someone else just because she can't be around him, I too think it's because his body isn't fully him and it's because of him being a machine. But she doesn't want to fall in love with him more than what she is... I like her but she can be stubborn as heck.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I love this story. It's is really unique and fresh. I love how the main character started out as such an 'A' and with the love of his lady has not only improved his character flaws but has also become a hero. I am totally loving this series.
Mr Lloyd has done a really good job of bring life into the character.
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com".
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I am loving this series! This book has every super hero junkie jealous. A normal person that has bionic limbs able to fight crime and evil doers, but it may not be so easy. Cordelia is having a hard time trusting Wes and makes a decision that leaves me more than a little sad. I am praying that it all works out in the next book. Dalton definitely got more than he bargained for when he went searching for answers. Can't wait to see what transpires between him and a past lover. Love the narrators voice! So smooth and melodic. Tasha Black has a way of leaving the reader on the edge and craving more! Can't wait to listen to the next book!
What did you love best about Augmented?
This is not your typical romance. There is a lot of intrigue and I love the technology/almost si-fi aspect to the story.
Any additional comments?
Mason Lloyd's narration made a good story better. His use of creating different voices for each character is hard to beat and made immersion into the story easy.
Have you listened to any of Mason Lloyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is the second book performed by Mason Lloyd I have listened to and the were both very well done.
Any additional comments?
This is the second book in the series, Making a Hero. I am really enjoying it. The story line is not one I would have normally listened to be I am hooked!. So much is happening and the pace of the story is really good. I've gone from really disliking Wesley Worthington to thinking he is becoming someone I can admire. I just wish he would be honest with Cordelia and Mallory about the tec issues.<br/><br/>Cordelia is in my opinion being very silly in holding back from West what she is thinking and feeling.<br/><br/>Dalton is becoming such an interesting character<br/><br/>Tasha Black is weaving such a complicated and interesting story, I really can't wait for the next and final installment of this series.<br/>
Tasha Black did a great job continuing this series, I look forward to the next book. Mason Lloyd did a great job with the narrative as well. Listening to the book gives you another way to enjoy a story and a different feel than when you read. Kudos to you!!
Augmented is a book that has it all. The angst is just enough to keep you coming back. The sexual tension is enough to keep you loving it. With some humor thrown in. I am pretty sure in the last book of the trilogy that Tasha will wrap it up quite nicely. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator is fantastic.
Would you listen to Augmented again? Why?
Absolutely. Good story and performance.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Augmented?
When Jess and West began their escapades.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When West walked into the coffee shop with Cord and James.
Any additional comments?
I have both the book and audio and really enjoyed them both. Book two in the trilogy is just as exciting as book one had been. Daulton, best friend, and his go-to-man had decided it was time to go-to-somewhere else at the end of book one. West had a terrible accident, however, been put back together with his science and was recouping and learning to use his new body parts at Cord's place. His relationship with Jess is something he never thought, she's a good kid and he wants to replace her legs with the new technology. He's hesitating and not telling anyone why.<br/><br/>Dalton get a surprise when he starts packing to leave--and wakes up in another scientific facility--why?<br/><br/>The questions of who-what-and-why Dalton is who he is and his changes begin to get more clear, yet there are still questions. Jess and West have a hidden partnership you will enjoy. The story unfolds, yet even brings more questions, danger, and feelings. Cord and West start to show their attraction, however, secrets make it more difficult. Will they finally give in?<br/><br/>This is a pager turner with the mystery getting more complex. Ms. Black creates characters you love/hate and sometimes both. While Daulton finds someone from his past, can she be trusted? Is their relationship just a way to manipulate him? I'm going right on to book three, the final and must have all of the answers.<br/><br/>This is a recommend from me to any romance, PRN, and mystery fan. Enjoy--I did
Any additional comments?
I really like this series and I couldn't wait to listen to more after the first book.<br/>This second instalment didn't disappoint...plenty of drama and action. <br/>It does end quite suddenly so I will have to dive in to book 3 straight away to see what happens next.