I actually like this the non-stop foul language from both MCs just got too annoying. May be okay in print but there's no esc1 star is for aborting it.
I actually like this the non-stop foul language from both MCs just got too annoying. May be okay in print but there's no escaping it in audio; not when almost every other sentence (by the girl and the guy) is replete with 'fuck' and other cuss words. It's in keeping with their characters, though, so if you don't mind foul language, I could recommend this Motorcycle Club romance.
I think this is also what they call New Adult - 1st Person POV, in this case, alternating between King and Doe. I actually love Alternate 1st Person but the dual narrators here is wasted. The narration is divided up by chapters and the chapters are divided up by POV. Molly Glenmore narrates Doe's POV and all the dialogue in that chapter while Rob Shapiro does the same for King. Now, I adore Shapiro's narration - he's my current #1. Unfortunately, after paying for 2 narrators, the producers didn't go a little further and have them speak the appropriate character's voice. So Rob narrated his chapter and dids his 1st Perdson PoV for King, but he also narrates Doe's voice. Men do women's voices much better than women trying to sound like men so Molly Glenmore's part was not at all satisfactory. All her characters sounded the same and sometimes I didn't know whether it was King or Doe, or someone else speaking.
I also think this a New Adult romance because of the 1st Person POV and because there's so much introspection and Doe is so self-absorbed I felt as I was her psychoanalyst listening to her interminable monologue about herself.
I'm assuming the romance - when it gets going - will be sensual and I did enjoy the parts where Doe was regurgitating her life events. I can see how there are fans of erotic romances like this and I would still like to try another - but not 1st Person, please, and less F-bombs peppering every sentence....more
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; JANUARY 29, 2016 Narrator: Tristan James
I had mixed feelings about this as I listened to this - I didn't have much hope of this enREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; JANUARY 29, 2016 Narrator: Tristan James
I had mixed feelings about this as I listened to this - I didn't have much hope of this ending well because Ronnie was much too straight, loved women far too much, for Clay to find emotional security with. Clay's still smarting from his breakup of a 7-year relationship and, on the surface, it seemed like his ex, Brian, wasn't too different from Ronnie - both high maintenance and loud.
But, to my relief, Ronnie is actually very different from Brian - whom we never meet, btw; we just get Clay's impressions of him through this 1st Person POV. I was still iffy about an HFN right up to the end but Grey came through beautifully and I was left with a good feeling for this couple.
Conclusion: a lovely GFY romance with a couple I would like to see in another installment:) Tristan James makes this a must-buy even if you aren't an Andrew Grey fan. His voice and inflections bring an intimacy that's just right for a 1st Person POV romance....more
Thi was a sweet romance but the "suspense" was weak - it took a mere 3 pages for Valor to be abducted and rescued but the perp was a bit of a surpriseThi was a sweet romance but the "suspense" was weak - it took a mere 3 pages for Valor to be abducted and rescued but the perp was a bit of a surprise so that was good.
Valor was inconsistent, alternating between sounding like a kid and the young adult he is. I enjoyed the romance but once again, the little dash of suspense was insufficient for me. There was hardly any time for me to develop a sense of danger for Valor before Shane-the-hero saves him....more