Audie Award Finalist, Erotica, 2016
Jonathan Drazen is a known womanizer and a gorgeous piece of man I'm not letting into my heart. Ever. Yeah, he's rich, beautiful, charming as hell, and he has a wit as sharp as a double-edged razor... but he's made it perfectly clear that this is a short-term f--k. Three nights, tops, then we part like sexually satisfied grown-ups. I believe him when he says he can't love me. I'm not trying to fall in love, either. We get in. Get it on. Get the hell out. Done. Right? Right.
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It's no secret that I am a huge fan of CD Reiss so I couldn't wait to listen to the "Songs of Submission" series on audiobook. Jonathan and Monica's story is one of my favourites so I had high hopes for the audible edition and thankfully, I was not disappointed. I have listened to a huge amount of audiobooks over the last few months and this series was by far my favourite. Not just because of the fantastic story but also because of the narrators, Jo Rylan and Christian Fox. They were superb at portraying the two main characters.
If you haven't read/listened to this series before, prepare yourself for a story that is filled with sex, passion, drama and romance. I loved every single minute of listening to this audiobook. It made me blush countless many times with the amount of erotic moments that play out throughout the book. Jonathan's voice made me tingle all over, he sounded so deliciously sexy. Just how I expected Jonathan to sound and as for Monica, she was simply perfect. Jo Rylan had the ideal voice for Monica. Husky, gritty and so sexy and she even sounded brilliant when it came to the parts where Monica sang. I don't think that CD Reiss could have cast the audiobook any better.
If you are thinking of listening to any audiobook, I implore you to put this one at the top of your list. If I could give it more that 5 hearts I would! I loved every minute of listening to this series and I know that it won't be long before I step back into Jonathan and Monica's world again because I cannot resist their insanely hot story.
A well written story, my first by this author but not my last!
A strong and sassy female lead who made me laugh out loud. A different take on the usual DS story.
Where has C.D. Reiss been?! Wow she brings a new level of writing to the Erotic Romance genre! Really, I can’t think of another book in the genre that I gave a 5 stars rating. Sure there are others that I really like but it’s been a little while.
SONGS OF SUBMISSION: SEQUENCE ONE is books 1 -3 (BEG, TEASE & SUBMIT) in the Songs of Submission series by C.D. Reiss. They were originally released as a serial series and the books in the whole series are being produced in audio book format. I’m so glad that I got to listen to them all together. If I had to wait for TEASE after listening to BEG I would have gone nuts. LOL
We follow the relationship between Monica and Jonathan through them meeting and working through their sexual relationship where neither wants more. But of course after spending sometime together Monica starts to hope for more even though she knows that Jonathan is not capable of more.
But Jonathan keeps Monica coming back for more because of the mind blowing sex between them. But have no fear Reiss doesn’t write just great sex scenes. No Monica and Jonathan are deep characters with a deeper connection. And there are a few interesting side characters that bring something to the party.
While listening to SEQUENCE ONE I laughed, was turned on, on the edge of my seat and heart broken. The writing and narration had me feeling like I was in the story with Monica and Jonathan. SEQUENCE ONE was a total emotional ride and I want to ride it again and again.
Jo Raylan brought C.D. Reiss’s words and characters to life perfectly! Jo’s voice and Reiss’s writing totally sucked me in within the first 20 minutes of the audio. Jo Raylan is a new name but she’s not new to the narration game. She narrates under another name (don’t ask because if I told you, I’d have to kill you. LOL) but even though she’s a pro under another name I’ve got to tell ya it was like listening to another person.
If I had not known Jo used a pseudonym I would have thought, hey she kind of sounds like someone I know but it can’t be the same person because Jo’s pitch and delivery really is something new. Her voice is smooth, seductive and she nails the male voice almost better than the female voices. It’s hard (at least for me) to find a female narrator that can be spot on with the males as well as the females. And the part where Jo sings Monica’s song. WOW
The team of Reiss and Raylan on my must listen list. If they are part of it I want more of it!
I cannot wait for SONGS OF SUBMISSION: SEQUENCE TWO books 4-6 (CONTROL, BURN & RESIST) to be released on audio. We get some Jonathan’s POV and I can’t wait to hear what’s going on in his head.
Fifty Shades of Grey? What's that? That is how you will feel after starting this series!!! This first installment was AMAZING. I am checking everyday for the next installment to come out. Its main characters are really well written. Everything about the book is just so well throughout and interwoven. The heroin is strong, funny has just enough attitude. While our bad boy is just the perfect amount of BAD without making him seem unreal. Just listen to the book because not only is it already a great book but the narrator Jo Raylan, brings it up another notch and you just can't stop listening to it! You don't want to know how long I stayed up just so I could finish the book. Did I mention I NEED the next one now! So what are you waiting for go LISTEN and thank me later..:o)
"Songs of Praise"
C.D. Reiss has raised the bar in the erotica genre. Really, I can only think of a few other books in this genre that I've liked as much. Sure there's hot indulgent sex, but it's the character development that sets it apart. And the narration was done so well that I felt as if I was seeing the story, experiencing all the character's emotions.
Originally released as a serial in ebook, the books are combined for audio book format. This is the first three books and I’m so glad they're all released together. I can't wait to listen to SONGS OF SUBMISSION: SEQUENCE TWO (CONTROL, BURN & RESIST).
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I love all of C.D. Reiss's books but when Jo Raylan's sultry voice is added to the mix.... absolutly amazing. definitely a must read.
Loved this narrator and the way she portrayed all the emotions and characters in the story!
Great series. It made me buy all the authors books available on audible. Narrator was spot on!
"Great: story, writing, characters, narrator & sex!"
This book was SO GREAT! I almost didn't get it because the title was a little strange-- but SO Glad I did! All the good reviews are spot on!!!
"Awesome narration irritating heroine"
Monica is really irritating in so many ways and since the story is told from her perspective I found it hard to listen to at times. The narration makes it easier and makes up for a lot that's missing from the actual substance. If you can overlook the jumping to odd conclusions and annoying personality of the heroine you will enjoy the story
"JO RAY ME! Fan~Freaking~Tastic! Unlike anything else out there!"
Don't miss this first book of this series as it is so well done, easily the best narration I have heard and I am extremely selective! I'm simply salivating by the sizzle, seemingly detailed & anchored in truth of real lives and not a fairytale circle of a story we have all heard. This is fresh and interesting and takes you within the folds of the gravitational pull experienced by the characters that are so eloquently brought to life.... Jo Rayalan is phenomenal- Jo Ray Me!
......JO a dear a Female Dear, Ray a drop of searing sun, Me a name I call myself, Far a long long way to run....Sew a needle pulling thread...La a note to follow so, Tea a drink with Jam & bread & that brings me back to JO.Jo, Jo, Jo...RAY ME- OH MY! "whisky Jo!"
Well done! Loved the song- can't wait to read the next one!
"Devine Storytelling & Narrating"
Hearing Jo Raylan give voice to these characters was an erotic & highly sensual experience.
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