Chloe Carmichael's life feels pretty sweet - she's both maid of honor and florist for her best friend's A-list wedding, things are getting serious with her boyfriend, and her flower shop is about to get a spread in a national magazine. But it all quickly turns sour whenever the best man, Bad Habit drummer A.J. Edwards, shows his face...his handsome, unforgettable face. A.J. is everything Chloe doesn't want: tattooed, selfish, and all-around bad news. So why can't she stop thinking about him?
Goody two-shoes Chloe isn't exactly A.J.'s type, either, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. A.J. will be the first to say he isn't a saint, but there's something he's not saying - something that would devastate Chloe. The only way he can protect her is to push her away, but the drummer finds he needs her now more than ever. When a wedding-day confrontation reveals secrets they're both hiding, will Chloe and A.J. ever find their rhythm again?
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I loved this book! AJ Edward had many layers to him and I loved seeing the layers being peeled back by Chloe! This book was highly emotional as well and had me crying more then once. AJ's past was really traumatic and he really deserved to find happiness! There were some good twists in the book as well. The end left me dying for the next book as I'm very curious about Brody and Grace!
I also loved Chloe's big brother James, he was an awesome character and I hope he finds his HEA as well. Kenji also provided a lot of laughs, he is just such a brilliant character and I love his confidence! This book is the perfect balance of rip-your-heart-out emotions and laugh-out-loud humour! I highly recommend it!
It was not predictable, the story kept moving and it was captivating
No one particular thing really as it was a great story. It starts off quite light but gets really deep and serious
I love Sebastian York and have listened to most of his books so far, the female narrator was new to me but I liked her voice
Yes but I don't want to spoil it for other readers
I assume there is going to be a follow up to this book since it did not have an ending, so with that in mind, I am really looking forward to it.
I love this author and can't wait for more in this series. It's not the usual perfect lives as characters. The combination of drama, humour and tear jerking sadness at times is a sign of a great book
loved the first book but this the second was even better , extremely well written with some very unexpected twists and turn , A must read and very worthy of five stars will look forward to no 3
a pleasant read constant trough out no extra yaba yaba to fill pages plot well held great characters just wish we could. here some more about kat as that book did not end....
"Good book, but one thing is really irritating"
Why does the girl author speak her male voice with an accent? The book says his accent is slightly noticeable. She speaks with a full Russian accent!! So annoying. As always, Sebastian York got it right.
"HE DIDN'T WANT TO WANT HER..BUT SHE FOUGHT FOR HIM"
From the moment Florist Chloe and AJ, the handsome broody drummer of Bad Habit, met (in book 1) it was hate and insults at first sight but the tension, sniped words and heated glares was a carefully erected facade to hide AJ's true feelings for Chloe. And, as they spend more and more time together, it's obvious to Chloe that AJ has a tortured soul hiding secrets - but those dark memories and sins from AJ's past is crushing him..... because he's sure that once Chloe knows the truth she'll leave him.
Chloe is in a long term relationship with a mild mannered Cop but secretly her thoughts are consumed by the sexy, confusing, mysterious and dark AJ who, despite everything, makes certain 'body parts' tingle. But soon jealousy turns the mild mannered Cop into an evil villain with chilling bloody consequences. When Chloe and AJ call a ceasefire to all the sniping at each other it leaves them with the sexual tension and sizzling chemistry that's been heating up which can only go one way...... it boils over as passion, lust, sex and recklessness erupts. And, as they grow closer and closer, it's not long before secrets are spilled, mutual feelings are shared and days of bliss and passion are enjoyed. However, there's still one BIG devastating secret that AJ feels cannot ever be told to anyone which results in a brutal betrayal followed by tears, distress, grief and two broken hearts..... until the final earth shattering WHOA of a puzzle piece, that AJ's been holding back, is revealed which uncovers a heartbreaking revelation and a shocking twist that nobody could ever have suspected. But he's not the only one with life changing news.
This is mainly told from Chloe's POV with very few short Chapters from AJ's and the narration was ok but one tiny niggle... AJ had a slight Russian accent when narrated by Teri but there was no accent to his voice when narrated by Sebastian so seemed like different characters. Great story..... emotional, multi-layered, sometimes funny, sometimes scary, sometimes sassy, touching and romantic with interesting secondary characters (including updates on Kat and Nico's Wedding plans). A slow to develop romance driven plot that was very addictive because I was hooked waiting for them to get together, then I was nervously dreading a breakup, anxious if they'd make up and totally floored by the unseen heart wrenching twist.
Worth a credit? All this drama, angst and emotional turmoil made a very enjoyable listen that would definitely have been worth a credit but, at under $8, I just bought it saving the credit for a costlier listen.
"4.5 Fantastic Romantic Suspense @$7.34 Bargain"
HOLY HELL! This book……this book nearly gutted me. I didn’t have the backstory to AJ and Chloe’s history, since I hadn’t read book one, but I didn’t feel I needed it. AJ hates Chloe and she doesn’t know why, so by default, she decides to hate him back, but she really can’t bring herself to hate him. You can tell he just generally struggles to be around her and it reminded me of when as kids the boys are mean to the girls they really like.
AJ is a dark and broody man, who is the drummer for the famous band, Bad Habit. My heart broke over and over and over for him. I have never seen a character with so much self-hate and loathing before. Chloe is sweet, strong and determined to find out AJ’s story. JT takes you on such an emotional roller-coaster with this story, plus the twists and turns will keep you sucked in from page one. I shed many tears reading this and as soon as I finished it, I bought book one. I cannot wait for the next one! I highly recommend this book.
Teri Clark Linden , Sebastian York were good with the delivery of the story. However, Sebastian York had so few parts in the book I couldn't see the point of dual narration. another slight annoyance Teri used a Russian accent for AJ and Sebastian did not.
This is book two in the series. I was underwhelmed by book 1, but two is engaging, sexy and interesting. I think that the drama of AJ pushing Chloe away because of his past and internal demons was little drawn out so I discounted one star. Other than that I have to say this was a very worthwhile read. I do not feel my precious credit was wasted and I throughly enjoyed this listen!
Narration Performance: Ms Linden does a great job with her female voice, it took some effort to get used to her "foreign accent" male voice. Mr. York, as usually, gives a stellar performance.
Credit worthy and sale worthy!
"Very, very good"
Yes, I would definitely recommend. Unexpectedly beautiful story. Very unique.
Good job on accents and not overdone.
Made me cry, but excellent book.
Unlike many disappointing books in this genre, this one had a different spin. Very unique and a lovely story. Definitely recommend.
"Don't be fooled: not much of SY narration"
This shows that there were 2 narrators. However, Sebastian York only read about 3 or 4 chapters of the entire 12 hour book. It was extremely unrealistic, insta-love with too much drama and darkness. I will not invest in book 1 or 3 (whenever that comes out). I bought this for half price, and I still don't think it was worth it. It could just be me.
i enjoyed this book very much. the performance by the narrators was geart. For all you Sebastian York fans, he only makes an appearance on the prologue and somewhere in the middle of the book. Overall it was great, it had good drama and made me cry.
"Finally... A Leading Man That Knows What He Wants"
It's not at the top of my list to be honest but it was good.
Every romance book in the world..
I honestly don't have a particularly favorite scene
Yes but to be fare.. I listen to 98% of my books in one sitting
The main thing I loved about this book was Nico.. He knew what he wanted from the jump and never strayed from it.. There was no waffling and inner turmoil on his part... He said what he felt and meant it... That's rare in these types of novels.
I love this book it was existing and had two things I love action and romance.
Love the flawed hero!! I'll be waiting for the next book...to pre-order as soon as I'm able. And as always, I love Sebastian York!!
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