Jonah Steel is knee deep into trying to solve the mystery surrounding his family and his brother's abduction, and the arrival of his best friend has complicated the situation...although not as much as his infatuation with his brother's therapist, Dr. Melanie Carmichael. The quiet humility of the blond beauty has him enthralled, and he burns for her as he never has for any woman.
Melanie Carmichael is intelligent and driven, yet filled with regret. She has fallen in love with gorgeous Jonah Steel, but fears she may never be able to tell him. The demons from her past have come for her...and she may not get out alive.
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This book continues the Steel Brothers story. The series hasn't always the easiest to listen to, the subject matter is harrowing & challenging but very well done. These are the first Helen Hardt books I've listened to and I have thoroughly enjoyed them. They have been very different to most erotic books I've listened to and the story is very strong with a few cliffhangers along the way. Burn ends of a gigantic cliffhanger which I hated.......but only because I am very impatient and I want to know right NOW!
The only thing to let the book down a little is the narration. Jonah's POV is portrayed by Alexander Cendese and whilst his portrayal of Jonah himself is good his portrayal of the other characters is not good, Melanie's voice is dreadful. Teri Clark Linden portrays Melanie's POV, I've read negative comments about her portrayal and whilst I can understand some of them I do think it is believable.
I am thoroughly looking forward to the next instalment, due in May. After that the story continues with Ryan's story but I'm going to have to find some patience from somewhere as it's likely going to be about a year before this story concludes fully.
Well, the continuing story of the Steel family. Very explicit throughout but you have to go with it to get to the end of the book. Looking forward to Surrender.
It's not ethical to release half a book and charge readers for a full one. The previous books in this series, while being cliffhangers, did offer resolutionso of the main story and were much longer. This was clearly purely and solely a cynical exercise in upselling marketing by the publishers. Shame on you ! The narration was also overly dramatic which spoilt a good story.
"Get Sebastian York back PLEASE!"
I'm hooked on the storyline but am having a hard time justifying the cost with these narrators. I fast forwarded through EVERY sex scene and the majority of the S&M parts because the voices just make me hate the characters. I fell in love with Jade & Talon but Jonah & Melanie make me want to pinch a kitten. I can't wait for Ryan's story to start- then I'll know if I should give up these expensive saga. Be careful and thoughtful who is chosen to finish this epic tale. Perhaps a random sample of audiobook listeners would help. I can't imagine anyone really listened to or compared the narrators. It breaks the story in this case like a textbook example of what to do right in the first 3 and what to do WRONG in the second 2 (3 I'm assuming). Spare us please.
"Still no resolution"
This saga was just too stretched out. I agree with the person who said these books could have been put together into 2 books. Audible doesn't have the next one so it's over for me.
I love this whole series. The only thing that I can criticize is Jonas always thinking he failed at every turn. It gets a bit boring and want to say move on can't make everyone happy. I actually had to put down and not read it for a bit because he was too sappy.
ugh the girls voice was so whiney. Decent enough story but couldn't handle her voice at all. Nails on a chalkboard!!
"males voice was not liked"
I didn't care for the male voice. the female alone would have been good.
"Addicting with Cliffhangers!"
This won't come as a surprise to you if you've been following this series... it's another cliffhanger! This story seems to keep me coming back for more even though I hate cliffhangers. As with the last 4 books this story picks up at the end up the last book. This is one long story but 4-6 are told by a different brother which is kinda fun to get a different perspective but also have the story just keep going with the same secrets and the same basic story line from the beginning.
So far I have LOVED all of these book but I have to say this book found me rolling my eyes a few times. I don't know if it was my mood, the narration or the writing but I had a couple small issues. Johan's story has a little bit of an insta-love feel which I dislike more than cliffhanger and some of the "love scenes" are a little to mushy for this series. Also, there is a sex scene that he says/thinks "I shoved my face into her covered Vulva".... totally made me cringe and the rest of that sex scene was blah for me. Vulva just doesn't belong in a sex scene nor does it belong in a guys POV, IMHO. Besides that I really enjoyed the books and will be waiting for book 6.
Narration... Still not a big fan :(
Now here is the thing, If a male narrator can't do a female voice... he shouldn't because it really takes away from the story. I like Alexander Cendese but I think he should only do duet narration because his female voice makes my skin crawl :( He is great at the male POV so I hate to say he's not a good narrator because that just isn't true. Teri Clark Linden isn't a favorite of mine either, she makes Melanie come across a little flaky with her almost child like voice. I completely agree with a change of narration since from books 1 -3 since books 4-6 are different main characters and deserve their own voices, I just didn't agree with the choice of narrators.
"Can't wait for the final book"
This was the shortest book and left us in suspense. Wish it was longer but it was still good.
"Awesome narration. Really enjoyed book"
Super exciting and sexy. Great narration. Love the Steel Brothers Saga. Keeps you captivated and wanting more.❤
This is a good series. The romance is OK but the mystery of the book is what keeps your interest. This book would have been 5 stars if Jonah's female voice didn't suck.
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