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For Old Times' Sake

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Part 2 in a Duet

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-20

This was a really engaging story. This novel picked up immediately after Part 1, and went straight into the action.

I enjoyed the main character Charlotte the most. She was an amazing and relatable woman existing in a difficult situation. Her spirit shone so bright. There was also another two characters: Dion and Ashanti, who I really warmed to. Easton however, is a much more difficult character to like. He was arrogant, selfish, rude and thoughtless. There were moments where I thought he might become insightful and self-aware, but no he really was always a bit of an idiot. I think I enjoyed the story because of these major character flaws, it made me chuckle or gasp on several occasion.

I particularly enjoyed the ending of the novel as it did have a bit of a twist. Charlotte really was a lovely character, and Easton was a hopelessly flawed man.

I thought the two narrators were excellent. Their style and voices absolutely matched the characters in my opinion. This audiobook is definitely worth a listen.

A dark romance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-20

A really engaging story from Clarissa Wild, this is a dark suspenseful audiobook. This story moved along really well. There were flashbacks between the past and present with the story continuously developing. Charlotte was an amazing woman. She is so well written. She is strong and fiesty, clever and always looking for a way out. Easton on the other hand, was dark, foreboding, devious and thoroughly unlikeable. He was also truly arrogant and that was a weakness that Charlotte was able to exploit to perfection. The author really developed these characters so well.

This story ended on a cliffhanger for a second part, but also in a way felt like a complete novel.

I also have to add that I thought the narration was excellent. It was dual narration, but each narrator spoke their own parts in conversation with each other, and that really added to the experience for me. Additionally I felt the narrators really embodied the characters superbly.

4* contemporary boss and employee romance

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-20

A steamy boss and employee romance. Brett and Sebastian made for a really likeable, interesting and exciting couple. This book moves along at a great pace, there is cracking chemistry, excellent dialogue, some hot moments, and an intriguing plot. I listened to this on audible and really enjoyed the narration. A definite recommend from me for contemporary romance lovers.

An excellent Viking audiobook

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-20

This is the third installment in the story of Elswyth and her life with the Vikings.

To say that Elswyth has been on a journey thus far (from the previous two books) would be an understatement, and in this audiobook so much more happens to her. I really enjoyed the audio narration and the audiobook itself. It really did evoke the atmosphere to me of life in the Viking era, and I was wholeheartedly transported there.

De Maupassant really knows how to use language and craft a really engaging and intelligent story. Her book's build up the tension and give us unexpected endings. Nothing seems to be a given in her world. It is brutal, it is not for the faint-hearted, and it is a story of a strong female and her survival in a tough world. This is a really remarkable novel. A definite recommend from me for Viking story enthusiasts.

An excellent 5* listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 21-01-20

The narration of this book was superb. Christian Rummel and Savannah Peachwood captured the soul's of the two main characters to perfection.

This story is really, really good. I loved the spark between the two main characters Emilia aka 'Help' and Baron aka 'Vicious'. They have a childhood history and the book goes back and forth between the past and present. Vicious is just a horrible, awful, arrogant person. He's not likeable at all, while Emilia is the opposite, sweet and warm. But by the end of the book I was rooting for Vicious all the way. He was a complex character, who despite everything he did and said, won me over.

There are other characters in this story too who really add colour to the world that the author has created.

A contemporary New Adult novella

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-20

This is a great novella. The characters are really well drawn, entertaining and likeable, and as with LJ Shen's other books, there's really good banter between the characters. This is a story of childhood friendship between Sage and Jolie, that grows into something more. I really enjoyed the narration in this audio, and found it was a perfect length story for me to listen to in one go (it's circa 3 hours).

4 excellent stars

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-20

This is an excellent novella. I would have liked this to have been a full novel, which I think it could have been. The story was written from a single perspective, so there was the potential for a longer novel if done in the dual pov.

This is a taboo novel, teacher and student romance (although thankfully the student is 18+). Jaime is a really nice solid character - despite some dubious friends and actions, while Melody is the more emotionally fragile, delicate person. They were a well matched couple.

It was fantastic to revisit the world that the author had crafted so well in the first novel. A good addition to the first book in this series. I loved it.

I really enjoyed the narration by Tracey Marks, she definitely brought Melody to life for me.

Sublime

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-19

Wow.

I don't know where to start, and I know I can't do this story justice in my review, but this is one very special novel. It is FANTASTIC. This is a gem of a tale. It's big, it's gutsy, it's an amazingly well crafted enemies-to-lovers story.

I have read the Anti-Fling by Ms Huntington (a very short story) about these two amazing people: Emery and Nash, and I knew in my bones that their story deserved a full novel. This story exceeded any expectations I had by a country mile! The characters are so well drawn and believable. They are flawed and quirky, struggling, angry and proud. The themes of penance, revenge, forgiveness and truth run throughout, and these two characters have an undeniable chemistry and sense of fate.

I have to commend the authors craft. Her words. The unusual, obscure words. I think she really must have put her heart and soul, and her whole everything into this story. It is absolutely amazing.

I do need to mention the two narrators who really added to this story. They brought the whole story to life.

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14 love letters

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-19

Audio love letters from 14 different authors from some of their most popular characters, this is a really entertaining listen, very steamy and hot. You won't necessarily have to read the books before listening, and I have definitely been inspired to buy a few of the books to read the whole stories.

A 5* story and a 5* listen!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-19

I have read this in book form and really, really enjoyed it, so I thought I would add the audio and listen. I thought this story was fantastic. Right from the start I was drawn into the world of Wolfe and Francesca, and what a nasty world that is. This is an enemies to lovers story, and boy was Wolfe a difficult man from the outset. Francesca, I'm happy to say, could stand up for herself. Sparks flew - good and bad. It is simply a delightfully written enjoyable listen.

The narrators were fantastic. They really did capture the characters perfectly. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys contemporary romantic fiction.