Recommended for listeners over 17. Contains adult content. A modern-day biker romance.
Addison has had a hard life. Her mother is useless, and her father hasn't been in her life for years. When her mother dies, she's left with no money and an angry man after her. She goes to the only person she knows can take care of her right now - her father. She knows her father is the president of an MC club, but she doesn't quite realize just how much she will come to rely on that club.
Cade is everything she knows she should stay away from, yet she can't seem to keep herself from wanting him. He's the club VP, gorgeous, rugged, and charming, and he makes her feel again. She should be running, she should be escaping the demons of her past, but instead she finds herself falling for the gorgeous biker. Come on this whirlwind romance with two broken people who figure out how to put each other back together.
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Hard Knock Life!
I liked how the MC were always there for each other, and ultimately for Addison, even when she behaved like a whiny child!
A different narrator. I found Carly Robbins whiny, upward inflections so annoying that I stopped listening several times. In fact, I wish they would re-record this with a different narrator...Andi Arndt, Kate Russell, Joy Nash or Stella Bloom would have all been brilliant as the narrator.
Not, really. But I think it was the narration...it just put me off so much!
A really, gritty story. Lots of misunderstandings.... but an ultimately HEA for most of the characters ;)
I love a good MC Book. This is definitely a traditional MC book. Its got the traditional storyline of bad ass biker who is actually a softie when it comes to his long lost daughter. There is also some "insta love" happening. Its just REALLY hard for me to get completely lost in a audiobook when the Alpha male is read by a female narrator. There are very very few female narrators who can make me forget that they are a female narrator when reading the male characters. I know its more expensive for the author/publisher, but I would prefer it if there were 2 narrators. I would actually be wiling to pay more for the audiobook if that were needed.
"What did I just listen to?"
I don't usually write reviews on books but I felt it was necessary to write one for this book. The narration for Addison was alright but when Carly tried to do a mans voice it just sounded all wrong. She made Cade sound like he was from Louisiana and Texas in different parts of the book and it was kind of annoying. It just wasn't consistent. Also throughout the book Addison says she wasn't running from her past and she didn't need help but that's exactly what she was seeking out. The guys in the MC are just looking out for her and she completely disregards them. The h was just flip flopping and basically being a hypocrite the whole story.
This isn't the typical MC story where you have a tough biker falling in love with the Presidents daughter, it is not fun to read/listen to. It didn't have any light sides to it. Usually the story has a character to lighten the mood a smidge but not here at all. The H/h were both annoying and to mean to each other. Typically in romance I want the couple to actually like each other. Yeah I get its cool to have them bicker a bit, and that's cute and all but these characters were just annoying. To be honest it was just a big disappointment.
"Story was okay....Narrator is awful...."
I may have to read the ebook if Carly Robins has anything to do with the next one.
I liked the relationship with Addison and her dad.
Not if I have a choice...she's makes the book hard to listen too.
Still on the fence making a decision on a follow up....
"Good in parts, over the top in other parts."
Love alpha males so I enjoyed this story but the heroine was immature and annoying. The narrator needs to
"3 stars is generous for this MC book ....."
I really love this author.
Narration is terrible. Perhaps its what ruined the book for me.
That being said I was excited to see that she wrote an MC book. For some reason this book was just average for me. This book is brutal to the heroine (Addison) who has survived more than her share of atrocities that began early in life. Addison was raised in a brutal environment which follows her until her mother's death. She finds her way to her estranged father who is the president of an MC. She meets an unlikely hero, Cade VP of her father's MC. Things transpire from there.
The narration was terrible. Yes I stated it again. It was worth stating again.
This is not worth a credit, but worth a sale.
"Narrator is terrible!"
I couldn't even make it passed the 1st chapter. Her voice made me cringe. As much as I tried focusing on what she said and not how she said it, I just couldn't. I ended up buying the book paperback. I will never buy any book she narrates again, her voice is unbearable.
I wouldn't say that this was a gritty, hard core, intense biker book. It seemed more stereotypical than real.
THAT BEING SAID... it was entertaining. I enjoyed listening to it and even tho I throughout a few eye rolls, for the most part... I just had a good time listening. The narrator was great, she pulled off the male voices more easily than most although I would have rather this been a dual narration because there are specific chapters by Kade.
If you have the money or a credit to spare and are looking for an easy listen, this will be a good one.
"Needs a better narrator...."
Carly wasn't a good narrator for this series. The way she reads the different characters - she is constantly screaming the lines. Makes for a hard listen.
"Fun books BUT narrator is horrible!!!!"
I'm not sure why Audible keeps hiring this narrator, Carly Robbins. Not to be mean, really, but her voice is annoying and irritating.I've read this series and it was a fun read. It's not high brow literature but it's entertaining as hell. To be honest I wouldn't have bought the books if it wasn't for the fact that I got them for a great price because I own the Kindle editions. I would not have paid full price otherwise, not with this narrator. I'm debating purchasing the next Jamie Begley book, Shade, that is coming out soon because they use the same narrator. I don't think she works well with these types of alpha/motorcycle type books, her voice is too nasal and annoying. Honestly, does Audible not listen to it's customers? Does Audible not care and take into account when so many of the reviewers say the same thing about a narrator? I know that there's always people who like and not like a book for whatever reasons, but when many make the same comments about the narrator, it just makes you wonder if Audible even cares. Audible, what say you?
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