Audiobook Review: Heart of Stone

Author: Dakota Willink

Narrators: Lacy Laurel, Jeffrey Kafer

Series: Stone, Book One

Length: 14 hours

Publisher: Dakota Willink, LLC

Released: June 29, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Krystina Cole was a girl on a mission. She had big dreams and aspirations, none of which included a man by her side. She knew better than that – at least until she met Alexander Stone, the New York billionaire real estate tycoon. She saw the way that he looked at her, and the dark promises in his eyes. She was curious about his world and all that it entailed. But the shadows of her past haunted her, making her afraid to explore possibilities that she could never before have imagined…

Alexander Stone was a man who knew how to get what he wanted. He understood the value of finesse, and the importance of patience and diligence to achieve the desired result. He was successful and wealthy, relying on his naturally sharp instincts to guide him through life. But a chance run in with Krystina Cole quickly turned his world upside down. Her quick wit and firecracker attitude was the complete opposite of what he wanted in a woman, and his instincts failed him at every turn…

However, both Krystina and Alexander are clinging to the secrets in their past, and neither of them are willing to compromise. Krystina’s hardened heart makes emotional surrender a hard limit. But for Alexander, revealing his past could have devastating results.

Dakota Willink is a contemporary romance writer and editor, and the author of The Stone Series. She is an associate member of Romance Writers of America and a Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards winner.
Dakota has always had a passion for reading and writing. From the time she was an adolescent, she enjoyed curling up with a good paperback, reading genres that ranged from thriller and fantasy, to mystery and romance. She always dreamed of one day writing her own book, but had put her aspirations on hold to focus on her family and a career that would pay the bills. However, her heart continued to be with fictional characters – whether they belonged to a favorite author or if they were just stories that she made up in her own head.
In 2013, Dakota gathered enough courage to turn her dreams into a reality. In between playing chauffeur to two very busy children and working her job during the day, Dakota began to put words on paper. Eventually, she began to describe her life as a book. Everything she saw or heard throughout the day, intertwined with her imagination for the creation of future writings. By 2014, with the support of her husband and two children, she gave up the security of a steady paycheck and began working on her first novel full time.
Her first novel, Heart of Stone, was published in December of 2015. Less than a year after its release, the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards recognized Heart of Stone as the 2016 Bronze Medalist in the romance category.
Dakota resides in the Western New York area, where she enjoys spending time with family, her two Labrador Retrievers, and her spoiled rotten cat. During the summer months, she can often be found soaking up the sun on the Great Lakes with her family.
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Lacy lives the life of a full time wife, mother and household manager. Needing a temporary escape from time to time Lacy returned back to her first love – reading! After devouring everything she could get her hands on she thought, -what if she could mix her love of performance and literature in a professional capacity? Once getting involved in the world of book narration she quickly became hooked and when not with her family you can find her in her studio working hard to grow in her own storytelling abilities.
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Jeffrey Kafer is an award-winning Audiobook Narrator and professional voice actor. Spanning over 350 titles, he specializes in Romance, Thrillers, Sci-Fi and more!

 

 

 

 

 

My Review

 

Fifty Shades of Grey meets clubbing – you’ll understand more later in the book. If you are a fan of the series, you will for sure like “Heart of Stone”. Book one is quite amazing and even emotional at times. Both characters chatter unknown waters and this first part is an introduction and accommodation to their lifestyle.

Krystina Cole’s wish to put in practice her marketing diploma lands her a job with Stone Enterprise, not before knowing the rich businessman. Book one concentrates on how their romantic relationship evolves, from the moment they meet until they reveal their almost all their deepest and darkest secrets.

I mostly appreciated how the author has left Krystina with a part of her independence, even if her struggle to comply with Alex’s wishes is visible. They both try to meet half way, once they realize there may be more between them than one night stands. The backstory is there, each having their own drama, or their own issues to face or fears to conquer.  I loved how the feelings transcend the written pages and how their relationship builds up. The alternation between our female character’s POV and the mace character’s is refreshing as well.

There were some items that did not stand well with me.  The way Alex wanted to call Krystina for her full name and not Krys, but she could call him Alex was one of them and there may be a couple of really small items. But the major item for me was the narration. The male voice interpreted by Lacy Laurel comes in contrast with the actual male voice of Jeffrey Kafer. While his seems more dangerous and strong, Lacy’s is more kind. This was confusing at times.

All in all, I’m going with 4 stars for the audio edition of the story. This is for sure an intense series, with some elements that are definitely not for the light hearted. Let me know your thoughts on it, I myself, am going to the next part J Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Book Review: Shake Up

About the book:shake up

 

Title: Shake Up: An Edison Bay Romance

Author: Joyce Palmer

Published: September 1st 2017 by KDP (first published March 11th 2011)

Source: ARC received from Book Unleashed

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

Motivations and tenacity collide in this passion-filled Edison Bay Romance by Joyce Palmer.

Shake Up is a contemporary love story packed with a myriad of emotion, plenty of sensual detail and an abundance of humor.

Lacey Parker’s new position with the DEA earned her career independence. Will vocational freedom be worth the sacrifice of her former boss, the only man she ever loved?

Sheriff Jonathan Parker is less than thrilled with his wife’s new job and the boundaries she’s imposed upon him. He witnesses the danger she faces while trying to take down a brutal drug-dealing killer. He must resist the urge to protect his woman. A concept he finds almost unbearable.

While sexual compatibility alone is not the basis for a healthy relationship, the insatiable lovers struggle through their perspective emotional preconceptions to function as equal partners while an unstable admirer attempts to sabotage their delicate family foundation.

˃˃˃ A hero with a protector complex and his feisty, risk-taking heroine mix it up in this high-spirited love story.

Lacey, a gifted marksman and law enforcement professional, is tired of the sheriff (who happens to be her husband) assigning her to ‘the safe zone’. Like most cops, she wants to see some action. It is obvious to her the only way that will happen is for her to change agencies, and that’s exactly what she does. She never expected, though she should have, her overprotective husband’s meltdown as a result of the deal. Fate intervenes, and for the sake of their family, the couple is forced to learn the meaning of compromise.

˃˃˃ There’s plenty of trouble to be found in the booming beach-bordering town, Edison Bay.

Whether Lacey’s out with her girlfriends at their favorite hangout, Barney’s Pub, horny as all get out when John slips in beside her, or skinny-dipping at night on a public beach with said friends, and her husband shows up just as a bunch of randy cops are stripping down to join them, or at The Shoot Out, her father’s gun club, when her undercover target crosses her path, the woman has no problem finding trouble.

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My Review:

I loved this story quite a lot. It has quite nice characters, both knowing what they want and doing what it takes to achieve it. Yes, it does have some issues, in my opinion, but it is a very enjoyable read, that will stir some of those romantic feelings.

A protective husband, a much determined wife, these are our main characters and they are quite a couple. When Lacey is accepted as a DEA agent, you can imagine how furious her husband had become. Especially since his protective nature wanted her as close as possible. His possessiveness becomes unbearable so Lacey needs some time away to figure things out. When divorce becomes an issue, John realizes they may have bigger problems than he thought. In parallel with their issues, we have undercover agents trying to capture a big time drug dealer. Who’s a husband supposed  to deal with that?

Lacey started as a confident woman, but later in the story she proves to be weaker and always in need of a savior. I appreciated the connection Lacey and John shared and his willingness to do what it takes to recover their marriage. This comes in contradiction with the image of a DEA agent, willing to fight crime. Their love life is quite intense and the way the author describes it is weaved greatly in the story.

Beginning was great and action packed and the characters seemed very strong and developed. But towards the end, the book becomes predictable and it reduces the action part of the story. However, the focus is more on the main characters and how they find common ground.

Even if there may be some items that did not stand quite well with me, I cannot give this book less than 4 stars, as it made me feel good, it made me feel emotions and it kept me focused on both levels – the relationship between the main characters, but as well the case waiting to be solved by the agency. I can’t wait to read more about the other characters and more by this author. Hope you like it as well! Enjoy J

About the Authorjoyce palmer

 

A native Floridian and Christian conservative, Joyce Palmer is an avid reader who loves stories of romance. She has no problem writing in her favored genre, sensual/erotic romance with wide-open bedroom doors. She finds the open honesty of the matter refreshing. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America, Passionate Ink, and Savvy Authors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English from SNHU.

For over 30 years, Joyce has been happily married to her personal hero with whom she shares a construction company. They live in southwest Florida where she writes fast-paced contemporary erotic romance with feisty heroines and alpha heroes. Joyce believes her characters are enhanced and their humanity further developed through intimate and explicit sexual detail. There is always a happily ever after, and all romantic relationships in her stories are heterosexual and monogamous

Book Review: The Sweetheart Mystery

The Sweetheart Mystery
Brash & Brazen #4
by Cheryl Ann Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Harper Jane Evans is so over pro
cheerleading but she’s not quite ready for prison. Good thing she’s
got a badass ex-boyfriend ready to go to bat for her . . .
Sure, Harper made a few unsavory threats against her team’s manager—she’d
had a few drinks and she despised the skimpy uniform he expected her
to wear. That didn’t mean she wanted him dead. But when the sleazy
dude is found murdered in his tighty whiteys, Harper is the number
one suspect—and former FBI agent Noah Slade is the one man who can
help. Too bad she once told Noah she never wanted to see him again .
. .
Noah may have done a number on Harper’s heart all those years ago, but
he’s determined to do right by her now. Yet the fiery beauty isn’t
the only demon from his past, which makes hunting down a murderer by
her side . . . complicated—never mind the powerful attraction still
pulsing between them. Good thing he’s willing to do just about
anything to keep from losing Harper again. And an old love just might
bring her a new career—assuming she can stay out of jail . . .

My Review

What can you say about a book that makes you laugh at every page turn and, in addition, it adds a dose of mystery to it all? I had a lot of fun reading it and it is a book that I would recommend any time you want to just sit back, have a cup of smiles and put that tension away.

Cheryl Ann Smith’s book opens up with quite a murder scene and a suspect by circumstances. Harper is found next to her boss’s body and her big mouth is of no help. These two elements land her in jail and asking help from her high school sweetheart. Noah Slade is reluctant to help, especially if he takes into account how last argument (more than 10 years ago) ended. But, with a guilty conscience and Harper’s good looks, he gives into it.

The story is so funny, with so many come backs from the characters. The mystery surrounding the murder is also well created and it had me reading to the end to find out who did it, since we know for sure that our main character is innocent.  The author has created great characters that are a match to one another.

Harper Jane Evans has had her heart broken and unfortunately, the guilty guy is apparently the only one that could take her cries for help. However, she stands tall in front of all the accusations and fights for justice. And fights the attraction for Noah. He, on the other hand, wants more from her. But there are other important tasks at hand, like keeping her out of prison. The attraction is obvious from the first pages and goes on throughout the book, increasing.

Now, while there were elements that did make me laugh and did push me to the end of the book, I feel that the combination between, laughter, murder, love and other elements was a little too much at times. The author wanted to create a book that was of liking to a wider audience and the efforts are visible. Also, sometimes the irony of the events and dialogue it’s too much.

All in all, it was an enjoyable read and I had fun spending a few hours in the company of Harper and Noah, seeing as I’ve read it in one sitting. My final rating is 3.5 stars (4, rounded) and I am ready to pick up the next book by this author. Have fun J

National bestselling author Cheryl Ann Smith became hooked on
romance at age fourteen when she stayed up all night to read The
Flame and The Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Her own writing journey
happened much later, when one afternoon she ran out of books and
decided to write her own. Previously, she has published five sexy
Regency novels and one novella with Berkley in her School for Brides
series.
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Unboxing + Book Review: Identity Publications

Before continuing with this review, let me mention that this is my first non-fiction book that I write about on my blog. I am not an expert on this type of books, it is just something I love to read about, especially if the subject is of interest to me.

I have received this book, together with some other interesting ones from the publisher, in exchange for my thoughts and I would like to thank them for taking the time and effort to send me these great titles. So here are my unboxing pictures and sorry for not including the complete sealed package, just that my address is on both sides and I have no chance to take a clean picture J

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Book Review: Loving Ordinary Life

About the book:LovingOrdinaryLife

 

Title: Loving Ordinary Life

Author: Anastasia Petrenko

Published: October 12th 2017 by Identity Publications

Source: ARC received from the publisher

Format: paperback

Blurb:

Loving Ordinary Life is written for us: living, emotional people.

We all want to live a happy life, but we can easily fall into a state of despondency. We prefer to smile, but more often we frown.

We like being inspired, but most likely, we can’t recall the last time when we were.

There are many books and courses about self-motivation and inspiration. You might have heard hundreds of platitudes and affirmations. Each of them sounds valid but their utility is limited when you actually find yourself stuck in a pit of pain and despair.

Loving Ordinary Life is meant to make a functional difference. It’s not a treatment for depression. It is about living a life where depression has no place.

Loving Ordinary Life is your guide. It is designed so that you can open any page and find the inspiration to act and improve your life when you’re feeling down.

Each chapter in Loving Ordinary Life is a tool for moving from a negative idle state to a positive proactive state. It displays to you the art of being present, free, and genuine every day.

If you want to be more fulfilled and enjoy life more, if you’re open to quality changes, Loving Ordinary Life will become your loyal companion.

Everything is within your power. You are the master of your life. How you experience it depends only on you. Take the lead.

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

Marcus Aurelius

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My Review:

In the meantime, I’ve managed to finish one of the titles in this box, and that is “Loving Ordinary Life” by Anastasia Petrenko, a book intended to lift to lift your spirits and even hare some tips on how to know one’s feelings or reactions better.

What I mostly love about it is how it encourages us to open up to what makes us feel good and happy and not to be afraid of being sad or down. Life is made of high and lows, happiness and sadness, but what is important is how we manage to bring ourselves from that down point to a floating line. And we can achieve that by getting to know ourselves better.

The introduction defines so well the purpose of this book it is not intended to guide us towards complete happiness or be a manual on how to handle mental health issues. It just gives some hints on how to make our life more comfortable and learn to enjoy the beauty in all that surrounds us.

Going through each chapter, I’ve learned some things that I can easily apply for myself and as well advices on how to support my friends when they are at their lowest. These were some easy steps that can even be fun to implement.

I must admit though that I was not very comfortable with the illustrations. While they bring color to the text, they are a bit childish and sometimes even distracting. That’s my only reason not to give all my stars.

To sum up, reading Anastasia Petrenko’s book has inspired and encouraged me to pay more attention to what makes me happy and it really boosted my optimism. I’ve learned as much as the author intended to disclose, so I believe it has reached its purpose.

 

Audiobook Review: Bad Bloods: November Rain

Author: Shannon A. Thompson

Narrator: Jonathan Johns

Length: 5 hours 15 minutes

Series: Bad Bloods, Book 1

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

Released: Sep. 12, 2017

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them. Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.

 

Shannon A. Thompson is a young adult author, avid reader, and a habitual chatterbox.

As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat, Bogart, named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Her other two cats bring her coffee. Between writing and befriending cats, Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, and her work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies. Represented by Clean Teen Publishing, Thompson is the best-selling author of the Timely Death trilogy and the Bad Bloods series. When she is not writing, she is climbing rooftops, baking cookies, or watching KDramas in the middle of the night, often done with her cats by her side.

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Jonathan Johns is a professional audio book narrator, voice actor and family man.

As an audio book narrator he spends most of his time in front of a microphone spouting written words into Audacity. In his spare time he looks after his daughter Aria. He is currently recording all his audio books in Aria’s bedroom! Jonathan is known for his character work and spends far too much of his time using other characters voices in daily life. He currently has over 20 audio books to his name and has voiced hundreds of characters in them (all with varying degrees of success!). Be it Male, Female, American, British, Elderly, Youthful or anything in between, Jonathan has a voice for you.

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“Bad Bloods” starts off quite well! I took my time enjoying the 5 hours of this audiobook. Funny thing is that, after seeing on Goodreads it has 230 pages, I was thinking: “Do I usually read a book of 200 pages in 5 hours? “ I have no clue, but it’s a test I’m willing to take. That’s a story for another time, back to the review.

“November Rain” felt more as an introduction to a bigger picture, to the actual action of the story. It slowly, but beautifully, builds towards that amount of excitement from the second part of the story and towards the second book. I don’t say that as a bad thing, on the contrary. The plot is full of political intrigue, it shows a generation of teenagers fighting for a world who has rejected them, for their future, for their right to live.  Shannon A. Thompson has done a magnificent job portraying each of the main characters and the secondary ones as well. Their background plays an important role in the coming fight, so I’m glad she has taken the time to create them and expose them to the reader in this manner. Alternating between Serena and Daniel’s POVs, we are gifted with views from both sides, two apparently similar groups, but with so many secrets separating them.

Serena and Daniel have their own connection, a tie that they will have to untangle and discover on their own. Joined by their desire to live and protect their new families, both will have to come together as one and fight a political system that wants them dead. As I’ve mentioned, the author has done a great job in presenting their traits and powers. They will slowly come to realize what they mean to each other and the road to that point is not at all boring or unimportant.

I must admit that at some point I got lost between the other characters. I was not sure if I should remember all their names and features. I even started writing down so I could mention them in my review. However, what is really important is the war they will have to face and how two groups with the same goal prepare for a fight they may or may not be ready to deal with.

I was missing that English accent in narrations! I loved Jonathan Johns’s voice so much. It was clean, warm and so easy to understand. I only wish the distinction between male and female characters would have been better realized.

A great story (a long review, sorry about that!) and such a big ending! I would recommend listening (or reading) “November Rain” only if you are prepared for what’s to come, as it will leave you wanting more.  For reasons I’ve detailed above, I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars.

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Audiobook Review: Someone to Love

Author: Patrice Wilton

Narrator: Rita Page

Series: A Heavenly Christmas, Book 2

Length: 6 hours 41 minutes

Publisher: Patricia Wilton

Released: Oct. 26, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

First came A Heavenly Christmas and now we have the riveting sequel, Someone to Love. This book is light on suspense and heavy on romance, and a perfect listen any time of the year!

Allison Cornwall was forced to leave her hometown in Connecticut and live life on the run from an ex-boyfriend turned stalker. She changed her name and hunkered down in Heaven, PA.

The small, idyllic town was a safe haven where no one could find her. And yet, after a year and a half of peace, he did. Police Chief Ian Brown is determined to keep crime out of Heaven. When Ally fears for her life, he’s there to protect. Recently divorced, he’s not looking for love, but this innocent young woman touches his heart. Can they put their pasts behind them and open themselves to the miracle of Christmas, learning once again to trust and to love?

Patrice Wilton knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to write books that would take the reader to faraway places. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and had a great need to see the world that she had read about.

 

Patrice became a flight attendant for seventeen years and traveled the world. At the age of forty she sat down to write her first book—in longhand! Her interests include tennis, golf, and writing stories for women of all ages.

 

She is a mother of two, has four lovely grand-daughters and one grandson, and a wonderful man at her side. They live in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he teaches her golf, and she teaches him patience.

 

She has twenty-five books published on Amazon, and is a NY Times and USA Today best selling author.

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Rita Page was always the first to volunteer to read aloud, whether it was Bible verses during family devotions or stories to her classmates in elementary school. Now as a freelance videographer and voice talent, Rita is passionate about using her God-given talents and tools to produce stories that reach the heart.

 

She also loves horses, beach volleyball and creating healthy, colorful and tasty meals with whole fruits and veggies.

 

Here we are with “A Heavenly Christmas”, book 2. In “Someone to Love”, our main characters are lonely souls, in need of affection, if I may say so. Their story gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside and that’s why I gave it 4 stars (rounded from 3.5)

Allison Cornwall asks Chief of Police Ian Brown for protection, when she finds a dead animal on her doorstep. Afraid her stocker ex-boyfriend has found her, she decides not to run from her problem and deal with him once and for all. Good for her that she has help this time. Ian, a responsible officer of the law, takes his job to the next level and acts like a bodyguard for young Allison and after spending a night in her home, they form a nice friendship, but also the attraction becomes obvious. What starts as a fling, may become something else.

The characters are well developed and the romance is presented well. The only remark I have is that I would have preferred more information regarding their history. Probably because on the length of the story, I didn’t get the feel of their past, I didn’t feel Allie’s fear for her ex or Ian’s disappointment after the divorce. Through the end, the action felt a little dragged, but it was helpful to understand how she adjusted to life post-hiding. Read the book to find out more J Nothing much to complain in regards to the narration either, though the voice acting was a little confusing at times.

All in all, with all things considered, this book made me feel good. It made me think of the people I love and how important it is to be surrounded by love. So it has completed its purpose. I liked it, hope you liked it too. Enjoy J

 

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Audiobook Review: Asher Black

Author: Parker S. Huntington

Narrators: Lacy Laurel

Length: 8 hours and 32 minutes

Publisher: PSH Publishing House

Released: Oct. 31, 2017

Genre: Romance

He was supposed to kill me. I had done the unthinkable. I called the cops on him, on his family, but he let me live. We became friends, and then… we fell in love.

Lucy Ives is a foster kid, running from her turbulent past. On her first night in New York City, she accidentally calls the cops on the mafia. When their fixer comes to kill her, he spares her life in exchange for a favor–be his fake fiance or die.

 

Parker S. Huntington is from Orange County, California, USA. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Liberal Arts in Literature and Creative Writing from Harvard University. She has two puppies, Bauer and Chloe, and lives with her boyfriend of four years–a real life alpha male, book-boyfriend-worthy hunk of a man. She is currently working on Book 3 of the Five Syndicates Series.

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Lacy lives the life of a full time wife, mother and household manager. Needing a temporary escape from time to time Lacy returned back to her first love – reading! After devouring everything she could get her hands on she thought, -what if she could mix her love of performance and literature in a professional capacity? Once getting involved in the world of book narration she quickly became hooked and when not with her family you can find her in her studio working hard to grow in her own storytelling abilities.

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Yup, I like it! Yup, yup, yup! It’s funny, makes you curious about what will happen between the two. I have two reasons for which I decreased a star on my rating, which will be detailed below. Good aspects first: 

I had so much fun reading/listening to this book. There are so many parts that made me laugh out loud. Both main characters are smart and strong, each with his own background. They meet at a club, Lucy looking for a fling, but a misunderstanding has her calling the cops on Asher Black’s business. Because he has no interest in hurting her, they both realize they could help each other. So a lie brings them together, forcing them to accommodate to each other. Seems not to be so difficult, but it should not be anything else. It may become difficult when the attraction between them starts growing.

 This time the bad guy does not lie, the good girl does it. This time the bad guy respects the good girl, takes care of her and does not force himself on her. Since the story is told from Lucy’s perspective, we don’t have much clue about Asher’s feelings, but his actions speak more than words. While she is hiding her past, he is an open book when it comes to their relationship.

 I did not appreciate much the bad talk, which appears from time to time. For me, it was too rough and did not match well with the other part of the story. The narration was not bad, but while Lacy Laurel does a good job with the female voices, Asher’s voice is more like whispered sometimes. The difference between male and female voices is very well defined anyway.

 So a great book that improved my mood a lot! I marathoner the 8 hours like crazy, at normal speed. I liked it and that’s it! Check the tour schedule for more fun facts about “Asher Black” and if you read it (or if you listen to it), come by and let me know what you thought.

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