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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter's pulse-pounding paranormal series continues with an electrifying story about the ultimate warrior and his prize: a beautiful woman he will do anything to possess.

He is every woman's fantasy...

Corbin Blue is a man of many talents. One of the most powerful otherworlders ever born, he is wealthy, a professional football star, and a legend in the bedroom. But only a select few know he is also a black ops agent...and there is no better killer. When he and his crew are attacked and separated, he's forced to turn to his boss's daughter for help - a woman with even more secrets than Blue.

She becomes his only obsession...

Evangeline Black has always been wary, guarded. No man has ever breached her walls. Until Blue. He has never been denied something he wants, and now he's decided he wants her. As he sweeps her into his double life of seduction, intrigue, and danger, he helps her see beyond the darkness of her past. But as an enemy closes in, Blue will have to let Evie go to keep her safe - even though he'd rather die than live without her...

©2013 Gena Showalter (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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A Bit Of A Change For Showalter, But Good Overall

This was a cute little story. It was kind of a quirky, lighthearted chick lit novel that put me in the mindset of Hart to Hart or Moonlighting--for those of you of a certain age :-) you'll know what shows I'm referring to. The narration was good, and the storyline was interesting with good characters. There's a lot of witty & sarcastic banter--A LOT--I didn't mind it, but I could see how it might be a bit of a distraction from the story. It had semi-hot sex scenes and if it were a series I'd likely purchase it just for a deviation from what I feel is truly Showalter's niche--the Lords of the Underworld--she really can't do wrong by my standards with the LOTU series, so I'm always interested in a Showalter book. She's a good writer, period, so if you're in the mood for some 'other worldly' sleuthing and romance, check this one out.

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  • Linda
  • Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
  • 11-13-13

More Black and Blue please....

A light-hearted and funny paranormal romance. This story had so many laughs it was just fun to listen to. There were some sex scenes but not too explicit and it was between the 2 characters who love each other. The narration was excellent, his timing was perfect and the distinction between characters perfect. The story had some interest but the best part was the interaction between the characters...loved it! The sound quality was so good I had to look over my shoulder to make sure Mr. Newburn wasn't sitting in a chair in my library room reading to me. I highly recommend and hope there is more to come from Black and Blue!

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tis a puzzlement

OK, this is really a 3.5 star book.

I liked it, enjoyed it & want more.

BUT it's not really that good of a book that it should have kept me up reading straight thru; but it did. I couldn't stop.

I'll probably read it again.

tis a puzzlement

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Narrator Good. Story okay.

What made the experience of listening to Black and Blue the most enjoyable?

The narrator is a really good choice. Sometimes men don't work out when narrating women's romance, but George Newbern does a really good job. Especially when his narration adds to a story that is just... okay. I highly recommend listening to this one in audio because for me, the audiobook enhanced a story that I probably would have found a little too tiresome to read in print.

Have you listened to any of George Newbern’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, he narrated the first book in this series and did a good job with that one as well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really. But then it is neither bad or good. It just didn't make me hungry for the next word or scene. It isn't a bad story, but I could easily put it down to do other things and not suffer from angst to know what happens next. Which I'm finding kind of typical for this author. Just very cookie cutter and extremely predictable in my opinion.

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I want Blue!!!

Luv this book. It's funny, steamy and sexy. I need to find a man like blue. Luv Gena showalter. Keep them coming.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Little less than average

I'm a big GS fan but at times I just don't "love" some of her books. This one was narrated very well, but it was a chore for me to make it through this one. I liked it in places and at other times I kept checking to see how much time I had left to get to another book. I just don't think your going to miss out too much by letting this one slip through your fingers. It had potential but sadly it lacked that little something that would of made this a good book.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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even better than the first!

awesome! so much sass and snark. These characters really develop a bond that's witty, sharp and lovely. I giggled many times at their antics. 5 stars

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Love the banter

At first I thought ugh, gotta return. But hey, it's Showalter and a great narrator give it more time. So glad I did. The narrator definitely made the story. I couldn't have read the book nor have listened to a female narrator attempt it. The story is good, small amount of suspense. IMO it's more the h/h characters relationship evolving.

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