A New York Times, USA Today, and internationally best-selling series.
The epic conclusion to Sebastian and Talia's love story...
No matter how hard I've tried to let go of Mister Black, the memories of us together torture me. They're an unforgettable reminder of a life I can't have for many reasons.
Burying myself in work mostly keeps thoughts of him to a screaming minimum until he's thrust into my life under circumstances beyond my control. Despite my need for his protection, this time I'm not sure if I'm strong enough to survive with my heart intact.
He is Black: a fierce protector and irresistible charmer.
I am Red: a trouble magnet and rainbow weaver.
Together we ignite. Explosive colors merging at the hottest melting point.
Note: Blackest Red is meant for listeners 18+ due to mature content.
©2015 P. T. Michelle (P)2016 P. T. Michelle
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"A Very PLEASANT and UNEXPECTED Surprise"
HELL YES I WOULD!!! The story is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, to say the least, but with the addition of the audio...yeah...there's no other way to describe it except...SOOO MUCH BETTER!!! :-D
Seriously?! Just one? Ugh. Sooo hard to choose! There are sooo many GREAT scenes! However, if I have to choose one, it's where P.T. Michelle gives us a view into Sebastian's thoughts while Talia is asleep next to him. We finally get to see that he's beginning to "get it" and that things are about to change between them. Made me VERY excited for what he had planned for her when he finishes the chapter with, "No more running. No more hiding your feelings from me. You are going down, Little Red."
Hmm...the only word that really comes to mind that I feel is appropriate is DEPTH. When I read a book, I have my own "tone" to what I'm reading, if you will. They surpassed anything that I had been picturing in my mind and made the experience SOOO INCREDIBLY BETTER!!!
Kirsten Leigh did an AWESOME, FABULOUS, OUTSTANDING job as Talia!!! When I just read, it's easy for me to get sucked into the story and read hurriedly to see what's going to happen. With Kirsten, she read steadily, adding emotions and pitch changes when appropriate. She heightened the story sooo much that I can't imagine reading this series without her audio accompanying it now. I CANNOT WAIT to hear how she does as Cass in the next two books of the series. :-D
Lee Samuels...HOT DAMN WHAT A VOICE!!! I don't really have a better way to describe it. He did Sebastian sooo incredibly well that I fell in love with Sebastian even more than I already had from just reading the story!!! He was a PERFECT person to cast as Sebastian!!! His gruff manner, domineering ways, dirty mouth...*shivers*...talk about WONDERFUL!!! If it's possible to be envious of a girl in a book, I was of Talia. My ONLY displeasure is there weren't more Sebastian parts in the story. Then again, I felt the same way when I was reading the story to begin with. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, P.T. MICHELLE, include more Sebastian parts in the next book for Talia and Sebastian!!! I'm sure I'm not the only one that longs for more Sebastian time!
Most definitely!!! The banter between Talia and Sebastian, not to mention between Cass and Talia, were witty and comical. Several times throughout the story I was laughing at something that was said or thought. As for crying, I did that as well. The back stories of the characters are tragic and the revelations towards the end are shocking as well as unexpected. Plus, there are some scenes between Sebastian and Talia that are sooo touching that I couldn't help but cry.
P.T. Michelle has a FABULOUS way of writing so that you get sucked in and completely enveloped with her story. Even just reading it, I get lost. Add in the audio...yeah...my reactions to the story only heightened. To me, that shows the talent that she has. I'm able to get lost in her work and get a much needed escape from my own mind for a while.
This was my first ever audio book. I haven't gotten one before now because in the past when I've had someone read to me, my mind wanders and I don't register what is being said or I fall asleep listening. Because I love this story sooo much, I decided to give the audio a try. Boy what a surprise!!! Once I got started, I didn't struggle to keep focus and I only fell asleep from being too tired to keep my eyes open. And I mean that literally. I work at a school so I have to get up at 6am Monday-Friday and was up until 1:30am the night before listening several nights.
If you've been on the fence about trying the audio version, take it from me, this story is the one that I would definitely recommend that you begin with. Though MAKE SURE to the read the first two books beforehand. Otherwise, you won't enjoy the story near enough!
For any others new to audio books, I will say that I started out doing the inclusion reading with my Kindle book (where you listen as it highlights the words as they're said), but shortly into the book, I switched to just listening to the story. I found that my eyes kept trying to read ahead and that the audio wouldn't match up with the reading when it came to scenes that had texting in them. It may not be a big thing to some, but the difference would throw me off and I'd have to rewind the audio to figure out what'd I'd miss. It took me out of the story and I didn't want that.
There's sooo much else that I could say about this AWESOME and AMAZING story, but I shall just link you to my Amazon review of the first three books instead. Happy reading! :-D
"Blackest Red is so perfect!!"
Sebastian and Talia may be one of my favorite book couples to date! I loved them from the beginning in Mister Black. It's a new experience for me to "listen" to a book read to me, but the narrators are great! I think I may be even more in love than I was before. I have caught myself telling my friends AGAIN to read this series! It's just perfect!!
"I got my perfect ending"
I would love to go on and on about how I felt about this book. However I am limited on the amount of characters I can write for this review LOL. To sum it up there were many twists and turns and sexual tension that I almost missed a night of sleep to get to the end. Michelle has a way with words and a story that kept me wanting more. I had to know all the secrets and how it would play out. The secrets that unfolded weren't even on my radar. That's the best kind. I loved how Sebastian and Talia worked together. Their chemistry reached far beyond the bedroom or lack there of. They both had areas of self discovery and evolved at a steady pace throughout the series.
The best part of this book/series is that it has the perfect amount of kink to NOT be bdsm. I feel lost now that I've finished.
Kirsten Leigh is one of my favorite narrators. She has the ability to narrate the male role very, very well, giving each of the characters their own voice. It is almost hard to tell that she is performing all the roles.
Lee does a good job as Sebastian. Allthough many of the chapters were narrated by Talia, it was still good to hear him provise internal thoughts regardibg Sebastian's thinking.
5 Crazy Ass Must Read Stars!!!!!
I absolutely loved this conclusion to the In The Shadows Series. I was always devastated at the ends of both Books 1 & 2 with how they both ended. I'm happy with how Talia & Sebastian's relationship turns out. I don't want to leave any spoilers and trying to write this review expressing what parts I liked is proving to be hard. Let me just say that I was totally floored by the events that transpired through the book. I did not see them coming.
This series is a Crazy Ass Must Read!
I enjoyed the series. The character build up. The interaction. The plot progression. The sex. great series.
"omggggggggggg loved it"
best one yet.............. I'm going to read it again... and again . . . . . .
"Love this book series!"
I love this book series. It was well written and the narrators were great!
It comes close to Bared to You in a sense.
I loved both! They equally did a great job. I love Kirsten!
"Best series ever!!"
I listened to all 3 in 2 days. I usually don't read books with cliffhangers, but this was so worth it!! Narrators were awesome.
I must finished my 5th re-read of this series. I just love it so much but to listen to it? Oh my....it was a scorcher and made me love it even more.
"Intensity on steroids"
Love this series and Sebastian's intensity and he has a really dirty mouth to boot. Talia is a strong and independent young woman who has been dealt a rough hand in her early life but rises above it and has the strength to dream of better thanks to a late night encounter with an enigmatic, but kind, older teen. Years later she encounters him again, but he doesn't realize. One hot and steamy encounter later she walks away, believing she will never see him again. They run into each other by chance when Talia's life is in danger a Sebastian dimes to the rescue. Many false starts later they reach their HEA
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