Kelsey Connor has grown up in one of the wealthiest families in America. She lives a champagne lifestyle and has never wanted for anything. But that life came with stipulations: Marry a man she doesn't love and make her parents proud. One fateful day, she leaves her Manolos and fancy apartment behind to carve herself a place in the world and find out who she really is. Until handsome Riley Jackson comes into her life, a life she isn't sure she really wants to lead again. Now she's stuck in the same position she started in two years ago, but this time... the decision isn't hers to make.
Contains mature themes.
What made the experience of listening to Smoldering the most enjoyable?
From beginning to the end, it has been one hell of a ride. Love how smooths the storyline is. The cries, the laughter and the romance speaks volume.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Love this book!!! I will listen to any book Jillian Macie reads I know I will never be disappointed . I knew nothing of Tiffany Aleman but now I have downloaded two more of her stories. I thank Jillian for bringing the stories she reads to life
A truly lovely romance..... Kelsey who ran away from all she knew - her fiancée, her family, her planned future and her money and became a night-shift Waitress but she's happy..... Because she saved her sanity and her heart. One night, after a very long day at work, a handsome sexy Warrant Officer called Riley walks into the Diner and Kelsey's life will never be the same.
They start flirting and it's not long before their mutual attraction and obvious chemistry gives way to romance, passion, sex and love. Kelsey doesn't share much of her dysfunctional past with Riley who comes from a loving, close and supportive family but when he takes Kelsey home to meet his parents the do-dah hits the fan when someone from her past verbally and viciously taunts her and gets his revenge which ends in sorrow, heartbreak and regrets. Broken lives, broken dreams and two broken hearts (sniff sniff).
One of the saddest, most bitter, pain-filled, heartbreaking and raw break-ups I've ever ever heard (it made me want to drown my sorrows for each of them in a big tub of something frozen, tasty and deliciously fattening). But time's a great healer so eventually, after a long and hurt-filled separation, they try to make things work...... before it's too late and he gets deployed overseas for 9 long months.
Told from Kelsey's POV but the narrator.... tut tut, IMHO, nearly ruined it for me, she sounds too young, I sometimes didn't know if she was actually speaking it or just thinking it and there wasn't much difference between Kelsey and Riley's voices.
Worth a credit? The plot was so strong that, despite the narration, it carried the story nicely along and was a very creditworthy and enjoyable listen.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful