This is book two in the Filthy Beautiful Lies series.
I never expected to watch Sophie walk away. She was mine. I would own her. She just didn't know it yet. New goal: Seal the deal and rock her world so thoroughly she would never want to leave again. Highly sexual and emotionally charged, Filthy Beautiful Love is the provocative conclusion to Filthy Beautiful Lies.
©2014 Kendall Ryan (P)2015 Kendall Ryan
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"Great Story Line But..."
I am writing this review based on Book 1 and 2 together
I really enjoyed this book. I loved reading a different twist on the millionaire meets the naive virgin story that has been told many times. I found myself really excited to see what happens next.
I loved that it wasn't an instalove story. Even thought it takes place over a few months the author showed the time passing so it wasn't always feeling like one day immediately after another.
I loved that the reaction to the "secret" was reasonable and not blown over the top and I loved that the resolve was also reasonable and didn't consist of either of them loosing themselves or doing something they didn't want to do.
Now for what I DON'T love...
I have a pet peeve with books that are two short novellas that should have just been one book. Why are we doing this?? It seems to be a trend that I'm seeing now and it is irritating. I don't feel like this book should have taken up TWO of my audible credits and I don't think I would have wanted to pay the almost $30 I would have had to pay for both books. I would love for someone to explain why this is being done outside of making more money for what should be one book.
Second the narrator had a great female voice and did great with the female parts, however I really wish she had a different tone for the male voice and would commit to it each time. There were times where I would have to pause the audio to do something else and then I would come back mid chapter and have to try to figure out who was speaking between the two main characters. I like when I can vision the male based on the voice and the character the author was writing should not have had a voice so feminine.
This could have been a 5 star book for me if not for these two things.
"Okay story "
the lady narrator is not good a female or male voices. please do not use this narrator for any other book readings. she may be good a child's books.
I didn't like this installment quite as much as the first, but a lot of that was just because the original story was such a forbidden thing...it was hard to compete with that intrigue. What this book did do though was go into the much more erotic arena with its sex scenes...so it did bring a tiny bit of that forbidden, too.
And then the author took a heartbreaking turn that tore at my heart. I did not see that coming. But it did give the story a great balance to all the sexy times. This book felt a lot deeper because of that.
I'm surprised at just how much I'm enjoying this series. I listened to the first two audio installments in two days, and then immediately downloaded the next two. I love the length of them...about half the length of a normal length novel, so they are super quick listens and with my busy life, that's perfect.
I am also really excited that the next in the series is Pace's book because I loved the moments I got to see him in this one.
This is the ending to the series. It was more emotional and heartfelt than the first. More character development. Nice tead
This book is just flatly frustrating! The whole story doesn't have depth. Its repetitive and the conversation goes on and on like a loop.
"Should've been one 9-hour book instead of two."
I didn't pay attention that this was a 2-book series. The story was not BDSM as one would think after having virginity auctioned off. The first book was character development, second book the romance. Slow and steady wins the race.
The book took a different route then I would have thought but in the end it's s sweet love story. I did cry during the story. The bond Sophie shared with her twin sister is sweet. The sex was hot.
"It left me wanting more"
It felt a little repetitive and it took way too long for them to have sex. I finished the first book in a day while this one it took me a long week to complete.
But could have been great if the details were elaborated just a little more....Love they gave prospective from both characters point of view threw out the whole story.
"Second book did not get better!"
I thought the first book wasn't great. Unfortunately I had bought all three books in a sale so I was stuck with them. I decided to give the second book a chance thinking it it had to get better from here. The first book was just boring nothing exciting happened. The second book was no improvement. The narration was horrible at best. You still can't distinguish Sophie's voice from Colton's voice. I would suggest getting the series a pass.
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