Police officer Gabriel Carter refuses to walk away from an assignment without seeing it through. So when he goes into deep cover as a male prostitute named Ty, he intends to do everything in his power to see his case to an arrest. He seduces his mark, Demetrius Prado, the second most powerful man in Las Vegas and a human trafficker, but the man is nothing like he expected. The more Gabriel learns about Demetrius, the more twists and turns are thrown his way in the convoluted case leading to Demetrius's rival, Arden, and beyond. It's a case of mistaken identities and layer after layer of trumped-up cover stories, and Gabriel is sure there's no way he'll ever be able to trust Demetrius with his life... much less with his heart.
©2011 Hayley B. James (P)2012 Hayley B. James
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"Love the book, not the narration"
I bought the book and read though it first and I personally liked the weird and off the wall story. Which is why I though why not buy the audiobook? The sample for the audio the narrators voice wasn't too bad so I decided to buy it.... but omg when it came to the intimate parts. It was hard to listen to it was awkward and bad voice acting/reading. Then accents for certain characters were just down right bad at inconsistent at times. I read this book over and over again... but the audio..Yesh!~ it was bad. I never listened to it from start to end once. I had to stop because it was painful to listen to.
Stay within darkness for too long and you will be come just as dark
I felt that the narrator was not use to this book genre, because the acting required for these types of novels requires a certain finesse and Michael Anthony did not have it.
"Great story...Loved the smexing!"
Great story. I love the action and the smexing was just hot. I even liked all the grunting. I usually don't like the grunting... but it worked with this book. I totally like the underworld life of Vegas king pin!
Narration was great. I like when a narrator reads the characters not the books...
"Great way to get a nap"
The narrator is terrible. A one stage was ready to throw iPod out car window.... If I had to hear one more moan or laugh. This is the worst book I have ever listened to. The story was predictable. The only positive thing I can say is I have really bad insomnia and it put me to sleep, twice. Lol
It was so predictable. I did listen to the end because I thought there must be a good plot twist. No got to the end and by the first five chapters I could guess what was going to happen.
All of it
Maybe it is better just reading it and not so annoyed by the narrator
"Downright weird in places"
I couldn't finish this. It surpassed kinky and got strange, and for me that's a difficult line to cross.
"Narrator sounded like a 15yr old boy"
while I really enjoyed this story, the narrator really tried my patience. I was cringing, chuckling and cringing again during his sex scenes and those ridiculous sounding moans.
If you can read the book as it is really good. I don't think I ever got used to his young voice and wanna-be porn moans. It was distracting to be honest.
"Pretty good story, so-so narrator"
The story was quite fun, seeing the twist and turns play out (even though I had a pretty good guess quite early on where things were going). The characters were mostly enjoyable. Arden made a pretty good bad guy, Lee/Timothy was a nice and stable side character to have other characters bounce of off, Demetrius/Ewan was amusingly straight-laced for being such a twisty guy and then of course there was Ty/Gabriel that was angsty and twisted up most of the story. Poor confused guy but he certainly had a lot of amusing moments. Jackson was also pretty much impossible not to like.
There were parts of the book I didn't like too much but that's pretty much to be expected from a plot involving human trafficking. So in a way that's good critique since the reader/listener is supposed to feel bad about those kind of things. I'm also a bit sensitive to angst *small smile* especially with characters that can be slightly dense about theirs or others feelings *chuckle*
I'm sorry to say that the worst thing about this book (in my personal opinion) is the narrator. I wanted to give him 2,5 stars but that wasn't really an option *slight shrug*
He was incredibly monotone when he wasn't reading conversations – thankfully he at least was lively during those although sometimes it was difficult to understand which character that said what.
It also surprised me when he actually narrated laughs, sighs and moans – I haven't heard a narrator do that before. *smile*
His reading got more okay over time though, it took a while but I got used to it, especially when I was listening for longer times without breaks.
I'm also very easy when it comes to narrators since I have too much imagination and can pretty much "correct" whatever I feel is wrong with a performance inside my head.
If you want a story with lots of undercover fun, this book is for you. If you're one of those were the narrator completely make or break an audiobooks and feel you have a problem with the things I mentioned above I think you can be a bit cautious with this book.
I think audible should review what their putting out for their customer, this book was so bad i could not get all the way though the narrator was just so bad i had to wander what audible was thinking to put this crap out therer for people to buy . I want my credit back . if anyone want to get this book the little soundbite dose not give you the full extent of just how bad this is. the book it slef is good i have the ebook so i though the audio would be also now i'm stuck with crap and i'm out a credit.
I don't mean in a good way. Don't waste your money or time. The narrators' voice will put u to sleep
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