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Silver-Tongued Devil Audiobook

Silver-Tongued Devil: Portland Devils, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Blake Orbison's pro football career with the Portland Devils may have come crashing to an end, but not calling the signals anymore just gives him more time to devote to his business enterprises, including the latest and greatest: the opening of the Wild Horse Resort in scenic north Idaho. And that other one, too. Blake's on the marriage track now, and he's got a game plan. But when he runs into a trespasser leaping from his shoreline boulders into his lake, what's a good ol' boy to do but strip down and join her?

Dakota Savage is nobody's temporary diversion, least of all the man responsible for her family's semi-desperate circumstances. Some people may think she has a piercing too many, but she's had more than enough of being called trash in this town. She's come home to Wild Horse to run her stepfather's painting business, and any extra time she has goes into creating her stained glass. An overpaid, entitled, infuriating NFL quarterback is no part of her life plan, no matter how sweet he talks. No matter how slow he smiles. No matter what.

©2016 Rosalind James (P)2016 Rosalind James

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    Michele Z Enumclaw, WA United States 01-26-17
    Michele Z Enumclaw, WA United States 01-26-17
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    "That Blake is a smooth Southern dude!"

    I really enjoy this new series from Rosalind James. She writes entertaining, smart heroines, and decent, sexy guys that are believable. The narrator easily switches between male/female and isn't distracting. She is very relaxing to listen to after work. I highly recommend this for commuters!! However, Dakota's stepdad may make you cry. This story was so engaging and I really can't wait for the next book in the series.
    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri 01-30-17
    Cheri 01-30-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story! Lots of Details!"

    My first Rosalind James story, and this new to me author captivated me with the level of details she used in each scene. Her writing is very descriptive, vivid, and made it easy to visualize the back drop, the characters and their mannerisms. Both the plot and characters were well developed; however, due to the abundance of details, this story's on the longer side, and some scenes were dragged out, but overall, it was a satisfying story.

    Silver-Tongued Devil has a little of everything drama, chemistry, sexual tension, mild suspense, humor, and a little danger. The majority of the drama comes from the push / pull relationship between Blake and Dakota. Blake's a rich ex-NFL player who was forced into early retirement due to an injury. He's changed his focus in life, and has thrown himself into his business endeavors, but feels its time to start searching for a wife. Blake thinks he knows the type of women he would like to marry; however, after meeting Dakota he longs for something different. His character had charisma, was down to earth and just an all around likeable guy. Dakota's character was more complex, strong, smart, independent, and I loved her devotion to her stepfather. Unfortunately, her past collided with her future. The secondary characters were great and well developed. While they didn't have their own POV's, they had a strong presence in the story. I especially loved Russell, Dakota's stepdad. 

    Rosalind did an excellent job developing the relationship between Blake and Dakota. It wasn't instant, forced or rushed. In the beginning, Dakota doesn't even like Blake but the more time she spends around him, the more she realizes she was wrong about him. The chemistry and sexual tension between them was flirty, sweet, and hot, which made the sex scenes steamier and more erotic. 

    The narration was really good! Tanya Eby is a great narrator; however, it took me awhile to adjust to her voice and narrating style. She did an excellent job with the female characters, and I absolutely loved how she portrayed the older male character Russell; however, I didn't care for Blake's voice. His character sounded too old. I think this would have been perfect if it was a dual narrated story. We hear a lot of Blake's POV and I felt he deserved his own voice.

    Silver Tongue Devil is a vivid sweet romance with excellent plot and character development. At times, the romance bordered on too sweet, and at other times the story could be long winded. It was still a great story, and I do look forward to listening to other audios by Rosalind. Trigger warning; sexual assault. Another awesome KU/whispersync deal! 

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Betsy L 01-26-17
    Betsy L 01-26-17
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    "The Beginning of a Great New Series? Oh, My, YES!"
    Any additional comments?

    First, I purchased, read and reviewed the book. As soon as I was finished, I COULD NOT WAIT to listen to it. I was NOT disappointed!

    The story is fun (with a little mystery), filled with really wonderful characters and family. Rosalind's characters are devoted to family and that makes this story as fabulous as her other books/series. Oh- and the romantic scenes are HOT! She also takes us to beautiful locales, allowing us to go on an adventure without leaving home.

    This is the first book I have listened to that was narrated by Taya Eby. When I first started listening, I was not sure I liked her style or her voice. Well, that lasted about five minutes. She totally won me over by the sixth minute. Her narration, accents, and voices made the characters come to life. Blake's slight Southern drawl was positively toe-curling- and I am not a huge fan of Southern accents. Ms. Eby was awesome!

    Do yourself a favor and give a listen to this new, sexy, fun series. You will thank me!

    I received a free copy of this audible book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinion here is my own.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 05-30-17
    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 05-30-17 Member Since 2004
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    "Unforgettable!"

    When you’re raised in a small town, perceptions can be hard to change. Despite a rough upbringing and the stigma of being half Native American, Dakota Savage has carved out a decent life for herself. Dakota is summoned back home to help run the painting business of her injured step-father. Returning home brings back all the insecurities that Dakota thought she had overcome long ago.

    Blake Obrison’s football career is over. One too many injuries on the field have put an end to his dreams. Fortunately, Blake has plans for his post-football life. The first part of his plan is to maintain and expand his business empire. That part of his plan is in full swing with the imminent opening of his resort, in Dakota’s small town. Now, Blake’s thinking about settling down, but he needs the perfect wife. When he meets Dakota, the chemistry is immediate, but she is just a distraction in his quest for perfection.

    This story was amazing! Author Rosalind James outdid herself on this book! The emotions, the strong feelings that she penned in this story got to me. From the backstory of Dakota’s life to the close and heartbreaking relationship with her step-father, to her feelings of inadequacy in dealing with her attraction to Blake. It all works together to make an unforgettable audiobook.

    I need to take a moment and pay homage to Narrator Tanya Eby. Tanya takes what was already a fantastic book and makes it great! There is no one better at fully voiced productions in the romance genre than Ms. Eby. There is absolutely no one better than Tanya at voicing the opposite gender! A swoon worthy hero is her forte, but she is also fantastic at voicing gruff old men, women, children, anything! You name it and she can voice it and do it with a wealth of emotion and energy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    URSULA G 04-09-17
    URSULA G 04-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Small Town Drama"

    I love that when Blake and Dakota first encounter each other, they were to make a personal connection unknowing that their lives were already entwined. I could relate to Dakota's vision deficit without her glasses which is the only reason she didn't recognize Blake at first. But as with most small towns, they soon got more information on each other than they wanted to have. Rosalind does an amazing job of helping you to understand and empathize with the characters while feeling like you are right there on location with them. I like that is was a slow and steady buildup to relationship where there is obvious attraction from the beginning. That made the relationship more real and consistent with Dakota's insecurities and Blake's feelings of inadequacies. This is definitely a love story where you can feel and root for the HEA. Great first book to a new series!

    Tanya Eby does a really good job as the narrator but there were just too many characters for one narrator. The addition of a male narrator would have made it a better listen.

    Absolutely worth the credit.I look forward to listening to other books in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie J Vancouver, WA, United States 10-03-17
    Valerie J Vancouver, WA, United States 10-03-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Too many words"

    This was a decent story but it was about 3 hours longer than it needed to be. Lots of conversations/ explanations that didn't move the story forward and were completely unnecessary. Sadly, I won't be moving on to book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jodiod Bay area ca 09-18-17
    jodiod Bay area ca 09-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun. "

    Rosalind James always gives an entertaining read though light and easy. Narration was ok. Well written primary and secondary characters.

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    kytten 09-13-17
    kytten 09-13-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Best book I've 'read' in a while."

    And definitely the best $5 I've spent in a very long time. Get this one on sale, like I did and make yourself doubly happy.

    I'm a sucker for a southern boy and the southern boy in this book was just about perfect. Outside a bit of repetitiveness in his speech sometimes, I can't complain about any of the writing here. The female half of the couple was also very likeable. She was strong and artistic and knew what she wanted, though there was also vulnerability there and pain in her past (the book does contain a description of rape during her teenage years, as fair warning for those who might have sensitivities in that area).

    The small town life was portrayed pretty accurately, though I'd have liked to see more of the 'good side' of that, maybe. Having been raised in one myself, I feel like the author probably knows what it's like (or she did some majorly good research) and it's hard to look back and find the good if you've experienced the bad.

    Finally, while Tanya Eby did a very good job, if I could change one thing it would probably be to make it dual narration. Having said that, though, having just Tanya didn't take anything from the book and I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte 09-12-17
    Charlotte 09-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Something to count on"

    From New Zealand to the NFL, Rosalind James doesn't disappoint. Her stories are full and her characters complex. This one was a definite touchdown.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kans 09-06-17
    Kans 09-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Just Okay!"

    I struggled in the beginning. Rosalind James ' other books have been great. Just okay!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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