The marriage is fake. But for a sassy chef and an arrogant billionaire, the sparks are real....
When sharp-tongued Amelia and stubborn Andrew cross paths, sparks fly - and burn. After all, it's not as if opposites ever attract....
Have you ever set out to have a one night stand with a sexy stranger? No? I’m the only one? Just kidding, I would never. Ever. Not usually. But then I figured, why not? My entire life I’ve been....
My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make. I slept with my student, a senior in high school. Multiple times....
Damn, she's sexy. Reagan Preston intrigues me from the moment I lay eyes on her. And speaking of laying...I want between those thighs....
Sunder lead singer and guitarist Sebastian Stone has everything - fans, fame, and fortune. He also has a heart full of bitterness and a reputation for a short-fused temper....
Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it's the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have....
Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything....
This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love....
The first time I met Caine West was in a bar. He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out. When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight....
You have the right to remain sexy. Anything you say can and will be used to get you in my bed....
I met Bianca in an elevator. She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck. The beautiful raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy....
Twenty-something Kat Reid is loving life as an in-demand Hollywood makeup artist. She has no interest in rock 'n' roll, but in order to pay the mortgage, she agrees to work on the set of a rock video....
Brynne Calloway knows that anything that seems too good to be true usually is. Fenton Abbott and his cashmere voice, Adonis body, and a magnetism like no other clearly....
Jason Thorn...my brother's childhood friend. Oh, how stupidly in love with that boy I was. He was the first boy who made me blush, my first official crush....
It all started with the invitation. To my ex-fiance's new wedding. I should have ignored it. Thrown it away. Set it afire. But I didn't. I replied....
BARRETT LANDRY has it all. Power, prestige, and plenty of women, the dapper politician's life is pretty phenomenal....
You don't choose when.
You don't choose where.
And you don't get to choose who you fall in love with.
The minute he opened his sexy mouth, Holliday Hughes should have known Jack Dalton was trouble. His smooth pickup lines, broad shoulders, and ridiculously handsome face charmed her right out of her clothes. She gave into her desires, the instant attraction blinding her to the obvious.
One night. That was all it took for Holliday's world to be flipped on its axis. Jack Dalton was cocky. Smug. Volatile. Demanding. He ignited something deep inside her like no other, but there was something more to this brooding bad boy. There was a dark side to him she couldn't help but be drawn to.
Torn between what she knew about him and a mysterious side he tried to hide, could she walk away or was he simply too hard to resist?
Suzie, I love this story! I love all your stories but this one, who can resist a rock star. ;-) Holiday is refreshing, independent, a successful business woman, sexy and strong, but alone until she meets her Outlaw. Dalton lives the life of a the Rock Star, Johnny Outlaw, but he longs for someone to love him just as he is. All sides. His 'me', his Dalton, his broken Texan injured baseball player who's dad didn't love him and who feels empty by the adoration and expectations of fame, but also to be proud on the Rock Star for his success. Luckily with this story what happens in Begad doesn't stay there. Or one might say there is nothing lucky about it, is just LOVE.
The narrator did a wonderful job in the audible version. I could hear both the snarky voice of Holly and the sexy fire in Dalton's. take a walk on the wild side as this relationship tries to find balance between the reality of Fame and the Normalcy in finding a home with the one you love through the ups and downs of life.
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Resistance to be better than the print version?
That is the word that came out of me when I finished this story. Dalton, Johnny, Jack, Outlaw, or whatever name you want to call him is a human being first. Then fame happens, and he almost loses himself, but then he met Holliday, our heroine, and he bought himself a get out of hell card. Dalton shows how miserable the life of the rich and famous is. The path of their love is not smooth as it is supposed to be, but we can see how they work hard at it, and came out on top.<br/><br/>This story is kind of surreal for me. It has the same ambiance as rock star stories, but at the same time it is cleaner than most. Dalton did not once cheat on Holls, in fact, he is the one that has insecurities about her. He always was jealous of her friends, especially the male ones.<br/><br/>I love this story because of this rock star. He cuts a romantic figure. I am also so elated that this is a complete book, no cliffhanger and there is a HEA. I will be happy to read about how their life is 5, 10 years down the road later though. Sweet story. I will read books by this author again.
What other book might you compare The Resistance to and why?
Maybe 'Reckless' by SC Stephens.
Which character – as performed by Alexandria Watts – was your favorite?
Dalton of course.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes. Cry in some places. Don't want to say. No spoilers.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I really hope Audible gets more books by this author because she really knows how to write a beautiful haunting love story and this one's between Johnny Outlaw a drool-worthy famous Rocker and Holliday a successful independent businesswoman. But when they first meet she refreshingly doesn't recognize him so he goes by the name Jack Dalton to shed his fame and reputation. Their relationship is challenged by all that life can throw at it.... insecurities, distance, fame, drugs, temptations, misunderstandings, jealously, demons from the past and a tragic death but their connection, ever growing bond and the deep enduring need for each other comes across so strongly.
Their chance meeting, instant connection and intense one night stand captured me but what kept me enthralled was the passion, strength and commitment that they had for each other which was so moving because you really feel these two loveable characters deserve to be together and get their HEA. There's raw need, fun and laughter, joy and tears, lots of heartfelt sex, touching and romantic words, heartache and drama and there's also growth, understanding and support. Then, at the end of their journey, stands two strong and loving people who've been through emotional Hell but their beautiful destination was so worth the ride.
Mainly told from Holli's POV and the narrator was the cherry on top of an already stuffed cake because she breathed life into each and every chapter.
Worth a credit? This is a book that leaves it's mark as I'll be in a 'book hangover' funk all day and in no hurry to start another book because I want to savor and relive this one a bit more..... so YES, a very very creditworthy romance.
18 of 21 people found this review helpful
Although, kind if boring and dragging at times. Not my favorite from this author. I dont know if i will read fhe next one in the series
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Any additional comments?
This was a sweet rocker romance with likeable characters and an entertaining story. The angst and drama were relatively minor and there was no over-glamorization of the rocker lifestyle. These were two somewhat normal people trying to carry-on a somewhat normal relationship, despite Jack's crazy career expectations. I really enjoyed that these were characters that I could relate to and I look forward to more from this author. This was my first book from S.L. Scott.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
On a business trip to Vegas, Holli meets rock star Jack Dalton (aka Johnny Outlaw). When a night of passion turns into more than a one night stand, they have to find a way to make a relationship work despite the odds stacked against them.
I really wanted to like this book. It had all the makings of a good story but there just some ingredients missing. In Vegas, Holli and Dalton just didn't click as much for me as the author wanted. They had a lot of (very poorly written) sex but the snappy dialogue wasn't really all that snappy. Most of what they said throughout the book read more like inspirational poster quotes than real life conversation. And the quotations at the top of every scene were the same--unoriginal and awkwardly written.
Also, I found it hard to believe that, toward the end of the story, Dalton could recover from a devastating blow after all the craziness, simply by spending a week in Hawaii, getting drunk. It seemed unlikely. Now, if he was getting drunk in Hawaii with a psychiatrist, THAT I might believe.
Their relationship was seriously volatile and Holli was so waffley--does she want to be with him? Or not? I also felt that socializing with Danny was a stupid thing to do. Not because Dalton would be jealous, but because she knew Danny was into her and all of these encounters were just leading him on. It was uncool IMO.
I did like that they tied up all the loose ends at the end of the book. Although the scenes with Dalton's Dad really rang false. His reasons for being so dismissive and rude to Dalton just didn't hold up--there just wasn't enough real backstory there to make his hollow words seem true. And then, for no reason, all is well at the end?? Really?
There was alternating POV between the two characters but it only happened a few times. Mostly the book was told from Holli's POV. So when they switched to Dalton, it felt forced. By the end of the book, we're supposed to believe that he loved her from the moment he saw her and it's shown by the way he remembers to buy her favorite soda. IMO there should have been WAY more moments, both bigger and smaller than this one, illustrating his feelings for her. Just wanting to punch people who spend time with your "girl", doesn't mean you're in love. And for Danny to have whitewashed Dalton's violence, even slightly--like wanting to hurt men who spend time with your girlfriend is a valid expression of your feelings--really annoyed me. This is why so many women stay with violent men. We shouldn't be championing this behavior. It should be considered wrong. Period.
In any case, there was potential for this book to be much better but it never reached it IMO.
Alexandria Watts was just OK with the delivery of the story.
11 of 17 people found this review helpful
Don’t Read! Not even worth a road trip! You can find a better book! Promise!
SL Scott writes this story in a way that places you smack dab into the characters. You will experience the doubts, the demons fought, the heart-rending pain, and ultimately the joy from fighting for the life they want.
Alexandria Watts verbally holds you spellbound!
Take the dare...dare to dream
Typical. Author got lazy after a while on the juicy parts. Not enough character development for me to get on board with such a whiney brat of a man. I think I could also just be burnt out on romance novels. Go ahead and read it.
What disappointed you about The Resistance?
A very slow book. the narrator was horrible
What was most disappointing about S.L. Scott’s story?
it was ridiculously slow. Predictable
What didn’t you like about Alexandria Watts’s performance?
sorry to say that she was horrible so slow and boring
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Resistance?
Half the book
Any additional comments?
wish I can get my money back