Thirty-two-year-old Sebastian Vanwell was a very successful yacht broker who always loved the design and architecture of a luxurious boat. His only addiction was being on the water. He loved it, he thrived on it, and he needed it in his life.
After a very stable, loving childhood with only a few bumps, Sebastian married the love of his life, the one person that he knew would always be there. Julia was his rock, and he loved her more than life itself.
Sebastian kept his addiction to the water under control, wanting to keep his time with his wife and son his number one obsession - that was until he saw her. This new addiction haunted him, the one compulsion that he couldn't control no matter how hard he tried.
Ysabelle Telle hit him hard, knocking the wind from his lungs. Coming from worlds apart, beautiful, dark-complexion Ysabelle Telle didn't have the rich, protected background that Sebastian Vanwell had. Ysabelle lived a life of hell, in poverty, growing up with a drug addict mother that never cared and horrific living conditions. Ysabelle lived for one person and one person only: herself. She was pure perfection, her beauty along with a flawless body had men lined up, driveling over her insuring her success as a VIP.
There are too many words that describe the effects when two diverse worlds like theirs collide. They both have too much to lose to get caught in the forceful pull, which could destroy them both.
Warning: Contains sex, drugs, and mature language. Mature listeners only.
©2013 Monica Robinson (P)2016 Monica Robinson
"Not for Me. ***SPOILERS***"
Spoilers (I returned this book unfinished.)
He is a big cheat. I loath cheater stories. Just no.
I was in love with him and Julia from the first. Then all this cheating and wtf (!?) Olivia was tossed in. Seb has three separate romances in all of this and the last one was him getting a mistress and then his marriage to his life long BF ends... and now I am just angry.
I got this book based on the star ratings but returned based on my experience.
this book was amazing. though I have read it already Sierra made me love it that much more. she did such an amazing job. M. picked the perfect person to give life to Ysa and Seb. even though there was one person reading the story it felt like all characters had their own voice. so brava to M. for her fabulous writing and to Sierra for her fabulous narration.
"okay. .not great. "
This book wasn't as good as the reviews stated it would be. i liked the ending though.
"I absolutely loved this book and narrator"
I hadn't heard of this author but my hat is off to M Robinson as she is one gifted writer. She had me from the very start and even though it is 17 hrs long I wanted more. I fell in love with the main characters and you feel like you really know them. I was just hoping for a HEA ending for our hero and heroine but it keeps you wondering until final end. She does a great job of starting from their very beginning and progressing through the years. I couldn't have loved this book more! I usually never review books but I just had to on this one so more people will listen to. It really moves you with loads of emotions.
For me the ending but I loved that it wasn't the usual predictable stories that are so common these days.
It is definitely worth more than a credit
She did an amazing job on all the character's voices and brought the story to life for the listeners.
Yes the final words in the book. I cried with joy for them
I will listen to this one again and again for sure as I just couldn't get enough of their story. I have listened to hundreds of books but this is right up there in my top ten of favorites list.
"Fun and steamy!"
I liked this book more and more as it continued. By the end, I didn't really want it to end. I thought the characters were well developed though the dialogue was a little cheesy at times. I'm not sure if it was the narration or the writing but it didn't do much damage, just reminded me that it was fictional.
Yes, there is a lot of cussing, sex talk, and even some drug use. Lots of description. I didn't think it was gross or over the top but I tend to swear a lot myself so maybe that's why it wasn't offensive.
I think the dirty talk was just the right amount, making it super steamy and realistic. The drug scene was very realistic, having tried it myself, I felt the author did a great job conveying the meaning and feeling of the scene without making it over the top.
I very much enjoyed the connection the characters shared. I hope there's a second book... I'll def be on the lookout!
**This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review**
Yes so different then reading. You really get the feel for the characters you picture them more real if that makes sense.
None this is its own unique twist. M.Robinson style is spicy
Wow thats hard I like how she made each one there own and she drew you in. I loved her voice
I think M.Robinson picked an amazing person to read her book. She blew it out the water. Great voice each different for each Character. I just couldnt stop listening to her. Its a whole new experience when you hear someone read it out loud. She did it great justice
"HOT STUFF!!! MUST READ!!!!"
I would definitely recommend this book because it runs the gamut on emotions. You go through so many feelings and emotions. You will fall in love with the characters. There are times when you can't help but smile. There are times when you are burning up from the sexy scenes. Then there are times when you want to scream and cry your eyes out! The best thing about M. Robinson's stories is that there is an HEA (happily ever after) so you are not left disappointed.
Sebastian was my favorite character because even though he didn't always make the right decisions, his heart was in the right place. Besides that, he was sexy as hell and knows how to please his woman!
Her voice: Sexy
There are too many moments that moved me to mention.
I wish all of the books in this series were available on Audiobook. I love M. Robinson's stories!!! She has a unique ability to write these wonderful stories. She sucks you in and keeps you coming back for more. She is a brilliant author!
My only criticism of this audiobook is that I didn't like that a female was narrating both the female and the male roles. I wish there was a male narrator to perform the male characters in the book.
Just a beautiful twisted Love Story. One of the best stories I have had the pleasure of listening to. I have found that all of M. Robinsons books have a real LOVE feel to them. There is a journey to be taken here. Hang on and enjoy the ride.
"Adds another dimension to this fabulous story."
Audio version brings the print version to life.
She has such a sexy and erotic voice which is perfect for this book.
Too many to list.
Great story to read, even better to listen too. Brings the characters to life and listening to it makes you feel the passion, eroticism, and struggles more. Well done!
This book went far beyond what I was expecting. In the beginning, I was actually a little disappointed that there wasn't more sex. I'm not (too) ashamed to admit that after reading the synopsis, I expected this to be more on the erotica side. Quickly, I realized that this was so much better. Despite it being longer than a lot of books I've listened to lately, it shouldn't have been able to make me feel like I lived these characters' entire lives with them. The most impressive part was how that feeling accompanied by boredom. It's a tricky balance and this audiobook nailed it.
The narration was awesome - no wind tunnel effects, quality editing, and no distracting mispronunciations. She did an outstanding job of portraying each character's personality (without going over the top).
I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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