A dark romance about the lies that lead us down....
I'll do anything to get safe, even if that means working at the scariest club in town. I'll do anything to stay hidden, even if it means taking off my clothes for strangers. I'll do anything to be free. Except give him up. When he looks at me, I forget why I can't have him. He's beautiful and scarred. His body fits mine, filling the places where I'm hollow, rough where I am soft. He's the one man who wants to help, but he has his own agenda. He has questions I can't answer. What are you afraid of? You.
Love the Way You Lie is a full-length, dark romance novel that does stand alone. Fair warning: contains scorching scenes in the VIP room.
©2015 Skye Warren (P)2015 Skye Warren
"I've always been a fan of Skye Warren ever since I read Wanderlust. Her writing is flawless and tales captivating. Love the Way You Lie is no exception. Five stars." (Pepper Winters, New York Times best-selling author of Tears of Tess)
I have read her books and really enjoyed them, the story was ok with some really saucy bits and some more risque.
However the narrator sounded like she normally read soft porn. I would have scored her less because the voice really detracted for me (this is entirely personal), but she could read do I gave her 2 ☆ - the voice was very limited in its range verging on monotone and a bit too sultry.
Lets just start by saying that I didn't realize that Love the Way You Lie was such a dark romance, it was a bit overwhelming for me at times. There was a lot, I mean a lot of dark and dirty sex scenes. And there were a lot of dark, very serious plot points. I went back and forth on my feelings for this book.
At first, I was intrigued. Honor (A.K.A. Honey) was telling a whole lot of lies, and I was really curious to see where this story was going to take us. But at about the 50% mark I was forcing myself to continue, Each chapter followed the same format: Honor talks about past or surroundings, she has a sexual encounter with Kip, she goes on and on about how dark and dangerous he is and how broken she is, one of them gets mad at the other and then she longs for him and a better life. Over and over and over. Nothing was happening. The book was at a stalemate.
Then, all of a sudden, the book got exciting. Shit got real and the story picked up. Lies were brought out in the open, questions where answered and people were killed. It was a very exciting last third of the book. The only problem is that I wish the whole book would have been as exciting. The slow, methodical pacing of the first 2/3rds of the book just brought my rating down.
I really liked this book. It was a dark romantic story. I listened to parts of it on audiobook. The narrator had a beautiful voice, but for some reason changed her voice to a high pitched whiney baby voice for all of the heroine's speaking lines. I had to put the audiobook aside and wait til I had time to read on my Kindle.
"Dark and Dangerous romance"
Well this was an unexpected surprise. The blurb doesn't give too much away which I kind of liked because I went into this with no expectations. I listened to the audio version of this book and it is all told through Honor's point of view.
Honor and her sister Clara are on the run, they have made some temporary roots along the way in an effort to find out some information about their mother's life. Every day they risk being caught and taken back to their home. They were born into a family where their choices are made for them, there is no negotiating with her father. He is a very well respected and feared man among his circle of acquaintances.
When Honor overheard a conversation she shouldn't have, it was the motivation she needed to take her sister and leave. It was the only way they could be safe. Or are they? A mysterious man comes into Honor's workplace and starts to show an interest in her. Who is he? Is he a cop? Does he know who she really is and what she has run from? Can she trust him?
'He's here with his tiny drops of kindness and I'm dying of thirst'
Honor has been used by every man in her life thus far and she left that life behind to get away from being under someone's thumb. Has she really though? It seems like she has just jumped back into the fire in her current job, repeating the same pattern of being used.
Kip seems to be genuine though and Honor feels safe around him, why is helping her? What could be possibly want from her? There is an intense attraction between this couple which is confusing the hell out of Honor because she knows not to let her guard down, she can't afford to let anyone in.
'His voice is like a truth serum to me and that's the most dangerous of all'
I loved the darkness of this unconventional story. There was danger lurking everywhere which kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next. I loved the connection between Kip and Honor. The intensity between was incredible and I really felt it with them. So yeah, really enjoyed reading this!
Review Copy provided by author via audible
This is honestly my first ever Audible book and my first Skye Warren book, so it's an interesting review to write.
For the story - I enjoyed Love the Way You Lie. Honor/Honey is an interesting character and her story is fascinating and multi faceted. Kip is a dark brooding character that is hard to know what to make of him. I liked the two together and was glad to discover that Kip had more going on than it seemed at first glance.
For the narration - Ms. Fox does and excellent job and it pleasant to listen to.I would have preferred dual narration, with a man speaking the male characters, but that is strictly a personal preference and not a reflection on the skill of the narrator. Audible doesn't work as well for me as an e-book or paperback - mainly due tot he fact that I have young children and certain language isn't something I want them repeating.
Overall, I am looking forward to reading more of Ms. Warren's work, but I doubt I will try another Audible edition.
"A gripping tale!"
This book was amazing! A definite must read by Skye Warren! It will take your breath away and make your head spin!
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