Mirror, mirror, who's the fairest of them all? I still cringe when I hear that line. A fairy tale that had girls pretending they were the fairest, the most beautiful, and the most entitled. A fairy tale most couldn't grow out of turned my haunted childhood memories into a living nightmare. Girls who grew up believing that pile of garbage became the meanest of all mean girls. And those mean girls were right. It was a line meant for all the beautiful people in the world, and I knew the answer would never be me.
I loved the male narrator, Zachary Webber, and it's a shame he was not narrating more of the book. The female narrator's male voices were grating! In fact, I had to stop listening on several occasions because of it.
The actual story was really excellent, telling of a woman with little body-confidence, gradually accepting herself, and her body as she became a stronger person in general. The love story was sweet and very hot! Wear your earbuds!
The intrigue aspect was a good plot device too, although I did guess who the father was.
Overall, a good story, but it was slightly letdown by the female narrator.
Everybody knows Logan O'Toole, world famous porn star. Except then Devi Dare pops into my world, and pretty soon I'm doing things that aren't like me - like texting her with flirty banter and creating an entire web porn series just so I can get to star in her bed. Again. And again. With Devi, my entire universe shifts, and the more time I spend with her, the more I realize that Logan O'Toole isn't the guy I thought he was. So maybe I'm not the guy you thought I was either.
Loved this story. Very raunchy, so make sure you're wearing your ear buds. It follows the blossoming relationship between a world famous porn star and a young ingenue.
Jacob Morgan is such a fabulous narrator. But CJ Bloom is very annoying. I would have actually given up listening if it hadn't been such a good story with such a brilliant male narrator.
She takes my breath away; she is so beautifully damaged. Yes, I had broken her, ravished her life, and destroyed her happiness. I brought her to the ultimate despair. I was responsible for all the pain and suffering that now brought her to her knees in front of me. Broken. Hopeless. Reckless in her agony. She is a mirror of my own tortured soul. But what I took away I can give back, in ways she cannot even begin to imagine. She is everything right in all my wrongs.
Fantastic book and fantastic narrators.
I will say however that the kindle book has a very different ending! It was updated by the author this year. Tabitha comes over in a very different light because of that. I don't want to add any spoilers however.
I'm NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance "Romance". I'm notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I'm a player on and off the ice. I'm the one women with no inhibitions want. Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don't know how to be any other way. I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does.
This is such a wonderful story. A sweet girl, Poppy, helping a scarred boy, Lance, get through his awful childhood memories, that are messing with his head now that he is an adult.
The performances by the narrators were good, once you get over the truly awful accents! Lance is supposed to be Scottish, he sounds a mixture of American, Canadian and Irish!
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If anyone ever said being an adult was easy, they hadn't been one long enough. Diana Casillas can admit it: she doesn't know what the hell she's doing half the time. How she's made it through the last two years of her life without killing anyone is nothing short of a miracle. Being a grown-up wasn't supposed to be so hard.
I loved the usual slow burn of this author's style.
This is the story of Diana (who we first met in Wall of Winnipeg), who is a single woman who has her two young nephews thrust in to her life under tragic circumstances. Be prepared to cry, a lot! And to scratch your head (you'll understand what I mean when you read the book!)
This story has a cast of wonderful, quirky characters and, although this is not a cliffhanger, there is the potential to carry these characters over into another story. We do actually meet some of the characters from previous stories, which is a nice touch.
The narrator is wonderful, and is good at an array of characters including older people, men and children's voices.
I truly loved this book
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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.
If you could sum up Hell's Knights in three words, what would they be?
Hard Knock Life!
What did you like best about this story?
I liked how the MC were always there for each other, and ultimately for Addison, even when she behaved like a whiny child!
How could the performance have been better?
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.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Not, really. But I think it was the narration...it just put me off so much!
Any additional comments?
A really, gritty story. Lots of misunderstandings.... but an ultimately HEA for most of the characters ;)
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After a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. She has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane's disdain; therefore she's unprepared for the reality that is Duane's insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica's muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.
I have never listened to either if these narrators before, but they were both excellent. I don't usually enjoy male narrators doing female voices but Chris Brinkley was not too bad 😉. Joy Nash is superb!
They story was also very sweet, with some raunchy parts too, but not so much that they take over the whole storyline, like some books do. It had a good story line and brilliant characters, which were all interesting and all added to make a truly enjoyable listen/read. I laughed out loud at some parts which got me some odd stares! I wish that I had realised that there is actually a book before this one....Beauty and the Mustache....which is also about the Winstons, albeit the Winston sister. I'm off to listen to that now!