From internationally best-selling author R.K. Lilley comes a scorching new series with searing tension and all-consuming angst. It's love, it's war and it's Scarlett and Dante's story.
It was the kind of relationship where I invested more than I had to spare.
I gave it everything.
And so when it failed, I lost myself.
It changed me. He changed me.
I went down with the ship.
My soul, burnt embers in the aftermath.
The fire of him ravaged it all.
He burned me.
Scarlett had always dreamed big. She was headed straight for Hollywood. Destined for silver screen greatness.
But in her wildest dreams she never imagined she'd be broke and single at 28, doling drinks at 35000 feet.
She was a glorified waitress in the skies.
It had been years since she'd seen him.
But one day, there he sat, gazing intently at her, ready to set everything ablaze once more.
Dante wanted her. Again.
Sure, she'd play along...but this time, it was his turn.
She was breaking him.
After all, love is war.
©2015 R.K. Lilley (P)2015 R.K. Lilley
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"Loved This Story but another MF Cliffhanger"
I really did not want to get the book becaus book two was not out and I'm already waiting on another 2nd book from RK and have been waiting too too long. I hate unfinished series but it is a good book. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because book 2 is nowhere in site
"Heartbreaking . . . but I loved it!"
What can I say about Dante and Scarlett? These two had explosive chemistry and their banter was knife sharp. There is a thin line between love and hate and these two just don't cross that line, they do the Cha-Cha all over that sucker. You know what they say about a woman scorned don't you? Scarlett revels in her role as the scorned woman. As a matter of fact, she turns it into an art form.
Be warned, there is plenty of angst, dirty sex, reprehensible villains and a cliffhanger that will make you angry enough to hunt down R.K. Lilley and demand that she finish Book 2 yesterday (sleep be dammed).
Cliffhanger aside folks, this is a damn fine book. Very decent narration. Nothing stood out, i.e., lip smacking, heavy breathing, etc. . .
"Gah! LOVE this! Cliffhanger, 2nd book not out yet"
YES! Because the chemistry and connection between the two characters is ... is ... steamy. Undeniable. It's the exact sort of connection that I'm looking for when I listen to books like these.
I don't have a favorite, I love both Dante and Scarlett! I might side a bit more with Dante in this book though just because Scarlett was so mean to him. But we don't know the whole story due to this book ending with a cliffhanger, so maybe he deserves it.
Everything. She played the parts well. Sometimes with audiobooks, it's almost like the narrator is just reading. But with Sarah's performance, her portrayal of the characters was believable.
I don't want to spoil anything so I'll be vague. Dante's reaction every time Tiffany enters a scene between Dante & Scarlett. His loyalty to Scarlett in these situations (even if it may have faltered in the past as is hinted but we never really know what happened due to the cliffhanger). I think that's what really grabbed me in this story.
The people who say this book is just full of childish behavior and Scarlett is mean or a brat who Dante repeatedly saves even though she doesn't deserve it ... well, I completely disagree. There's obviously more to their story. Although I found the past/present back and forth a bit annoying because I wanted to hear the present more than the past, we NEED to hear the past to understand the depth of their relationship, their connection, to understand why they will always go back to each other no matter how much they hurt each other. They are each other's home. And I think that the 2nd book will show us exactly why and it'll all make sense. I love R.K. Lilley's books, she has a way of building connections that I can't find in many other series like these. Bottom line, have faith in R.K. Lilley with the 2nd book. She won't let us down. I just hope it comes out soon because the suspense is killing me. This story really squeezed my heart, I couldn't stop listening to it and CANT. WAIT. FOR. MORE. I neeeeeeed more.
"My New Favorite Series!"
All of it. The narration, characters and the strong writing. Not the same old story line.
Dante and his protectiveness. Also, Gram's strong family bond.
She did it perfectly.
OH, I did. Could not stop listening.
Well worth you credit.
"going to have to get the next one"
angsty, rediculous, angsty
I guess all the crazy drama and sex....and they're out of control love/hate relationship
Scarlett. Even though she can get on my nerves, she's spunky & I like that about her
There were several. Not sure i'd use the word "moved" but the book was pretty intense
"Good but fuzzy"
Good narration and listening content but it begins with the end, then ends with the middle and leaves ALOT of "huh?" Moments. So be prepare for that.
"ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!"
It's been several years since I've read anything by R.K. Lilley. It wasn't on purpose....just an out of control TBR list. I feel I must apologize to her now because I forgot what a fantastic writer she is. I switched between reading and listening to the audiobook (the narrator was fantastic). Normally I get annoyed with angst filled love stories, but this was perfect. And even though it ends with a cliffhanger, I'm grateful I don't have to wait for the conclusion because I'm starting Breaking Her RIGHT NOW!!!
"Wish I Liked It More"
An interesting premise. Slow moving at times. Though I'm a fan of the author, this series wasn't for me but it was ok. The quality narration worked in its favor.
"You'll want to have the sequel handy!"
Sarah Naughton's narration was so on point!
Hmm, I don't think I've read one quite like this one recently, so it was unique for me.
No, this was my first of hers that I can remember. She was excellent though so I've added her to my list of favorite female narrators who can do both genders just as well. Bravo, Sarah!
Yes, I definitely had a few good chuckles. Plus, the story was like peeling an onion. I sat in my parked car to finish listening to their outdoor make-out session in high school even. It was that enthralling.
Unfortunately, I picked a bad time to start this duet series because I won't be able to read my autographed copy of Breaking Her for a while. I'm notoriously slow reading paperbacks and e-books these days. But I look forward to reading the conclusion to Scarlett and Dante's story as soon as my reading calendar opens back up. That ending had me cursing myself for my bad timing though, gah!
"There is only so much anger one can hear"
while listening to this on Audible.
This book didn't feel like R.K. It had so much anger and hate that it was nearly unbearable to listen.
A blogger had posted it was a standalone, it is not.
There are titles that are meant to make you feel a characters pain/passion but this was childish and Scarlett was hate-able. I couldn't stand her. Everyone in this book is mean spirited and hateful, nearly all of them.
Book 2 was predictable. Dante did everything he had to so he could protect Scarlett, the wench. There was no hook, just a lot of childish BS. I give it 1 star which I am sure will likely cause fan drama but I don't like books that make me angry where there was no hope in site for anything. You learn nothing.
The Past-Present POV was annoying too. It seems the one good character is dead.
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