Mia Monroe is running. Running from a person she doesn't ever want to find her. Running from a past she doesn't ever want anyone to know. Desperate to find a future that yesterday she could only dream of having.Jordan Matthews likes easy. Easy women. Easy life. Then he meets Mia. She's damaged, troubled, and has more baggage than any person can carry. But the more Jordan gets to know Mia - for the first time in his life - he finds himself wanting to try hard for something, for someone...for her. And then life isn't so easy anymore. Jordan is everything Mia shouldn't want. A tattooed, cocky bad boy who made his money at poker tables and picked his women up in bars. Yet Mia finds herself falling for him. Then the past Mia was running from quickly starts to catch up with her. Because that's the problem with running...you have to stop sometime.And when you stop, you get caught.
©2013 Samantha Towle (P)2014 Tantor
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"Dark, Sad, Sweet"
How do those all work together? Don't know but they do! This is a great one, a stand alone which I don't always like simply because I really like to delve into the characters and know them but I feel like we did that in this book. We get an intimate look into the lives of both and really begin to love them. I really don't have anything negative to say, the narration was good, but not great. Did not distract from the story at all. Very good. The story moves pretty fast. I cried several times throughout and finished in one go. This would be a difficult one to put down so I'd say don't start right before bed :) Nice sexy scenes, nothing kinky in this one, the story line is what is dark and sad not the romance.
"Reformed Playboy + Abused Broken Heroine"
Dual narrative, interesting twist but definitely had a dark vibe to it.
Dozer the dog!
Both equal however not my favorites. Their voices seem a bit old for these characters in this book.
Unfortunately, this book has a similar theme to many other books out right now. sudden reformed womanizer meets tortured abused broken heroine...
"Terrible - douche alert"
I don't understand how you can get a book published when the so-called "hero" is a complete douche - especially a romance. The character of Jordan completely ruined this book for me. I don't expect the characters of any novel to be perfect. In fact, the less perfect the better. But there has to be some kind of redeeming qualities to them. I couldn't find that in Jordan. Granted, I didn't complete the book either, but every time the point of view turned to Jordan I found myself hating everything about him. Even his inner monologue was horrible. He was constantly talking about his cock and how wet he could get it. He was disgusting. Usually when there is a womanizer involved, the inner monologue shows something redeemable about the character. This inner monologue only made me hate his more. Just because he loves his dog and his father doesn't mean he's a good person.
Seriously, I hated this book and plan to return it...the first time I've ever done that with Audible.
Don't waste your credit. Stay away.
"An OK listen but nothing special"
This book is predictable and too much angst. It's an OK listen but nothing special. I am not sure if it's worth a credit.
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