What a disappointment! This very noir book is narrated by David Colacci who reads in a perfect style to convey the darkness of the piece. Gratuitous, graphic gore added to my personal distaste, although I recognize others may like it. I understand the necessity of character development, but the preachy nature of Hoag's long and redundant side steps into the personal natures of the characters droned on and on in what seemed to be a lame attempt to make it a l-o-n-g book. I skipped and skipped passages trying to become interested. I finally gave up after disc 5 of this 11-disc CD, even though I understand that the denouement is supposed to be a big surprise. I am surprised enough by this boring book! I've read negative criticisms and glowing reviews of this book on Amazon and cannot understand the 5 star reviews. To each his own. I don't agree and this is not Hoag's best effort by a long shot!
This should have been a five-star book, as Hawkins' writings always are. I liked the characters and the story. All the Lords of Vice books have unusual heroines and this one was no exception. The disappointment came at the end of the book where the reader felt as though details were missing! You are left wondering what was omitted that you needed to know. Suddenly, the denouement is happening in a rush to the finish leaving a vague sense of something missing. Well worth the read, just not up to Hawkins' usual standard
What a wonderful book! The story line was engrossing and the character development was so thorough, I understood the two main characters perfectly. I am not very interested in historical ships, but Essex has meticulously researched sailing vessels of the time and that detail particularly enhanced this tale. Often writers become caught up in historical information to the extent they detract from the book. NOT so in this instance. The reader becomes engrossed in every aspect of the ship because both the hero and heroine are intensely a part of it. A beautiful love story between two strong characters. Well worth your read time.
Recommend that you read this series in order; you will appreciate it more and the third books ties so closely to the first two you will miss a lot by reading it out of context. Maya Banks writes hot, hot, hot erotica but always with a wonderful story. Her historical novels are just as great. What a talented author!
Recommend that you read/hear the series in order. This is Ash's story but Gabe and Jace continue to frequently appear. You will appreciate this third book more after reading the first two. It ties so closely to the others the reader will miss a lot by reading it out of context.
I really liked Adam Paul's performance. He is one of the best readers I've heard.
Banks writes hot, hot, hot erotica but always with a wonderful story. Her historical novels are just as great. What a talented author!
Couldn't wait for this book to come out. I loved "When Harry Met Molly" and "Dukes to the Left of Me..." This book simply must have been written by a ghost writer, as it is difficult to believe Kramer could write such boring, flat, uninteresting tripe, with little plot development and characters to which I could not relate! Such a "blah" book! Skipped from chapter to chapter waiting for interesting developments...alas, it never happened! I will read Kramer's next book, based on her first two. But if this had been her only offering, I wouldn't buy another. Bah Humbug!
Intense, powerful, sensual, painful....a beautiful story of an imperfect man's love for a woman and a mother's perfect love for her son. Howard's writing skill is spectacular in this work. Kept at the bottom of my listen-to stack to delay hearing the horror of a stolen child. I actually carried my portable CD player around the house to keep listening while I did chores on my day off. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have.
Wonderful! Fabulous! This "Lonely Lords" series is so well written and each installment is unique. I am looking forward to DAVID which will be released in April! Burrowes is a favorite and this is one of her best!
This is an interesting departure for Carlyle. I would categorize it as light erotica. LC is a sophisticated and talented author and, although I didn't expect the graphic nature, I enjoyed the book. The sizzle scenes were not gratuitous, but necessary to convey the plot she developed. Ms. Carlyle may lose some readers because of her decision to dip her toe into this genre, but she will gain other readers due to her mild exploration of erotica. Some of us who really enjoy her writing will continue to buy her books expecting to enjoy her fabulous writing skill in whatever form she choses.
Burrowes is one of my very favorite authors and GARETH does not disappoint. This beautiful love story was so moving I read cover to cover while my neglected husband had his dinner alone this evening! We know GB's characters intimately, feel their emotions and become engrossed in their lives. I cannot wait for the next installment in this engrossing series!