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  • Buttons and Hate

  • By: Penelope Sky
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook, Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

I'm working off my buttons. But I'm also giving them away. The more I fall for Crow, the more I want him to do the things that I want. Dinners, dates, and evenings at the beach. Everything comes at a price, and quickly the hoard of buttons I worked hard to earn are depleted. Will this go back and forth forever? Or will someone run out of their buttons first?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoughts about this book.

  • By Kindle Customer on 18-01-17

Buttons and Hate

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-19

Some of the story seemed to be a bit far fetched. I know it's fiction, but it seemed to stretch the boundaries of believability to the limit.
I love the fire behind Pearl. She is strong and feisty, Crow is her one weakness. Despite Crow's dismissal at times, she continues to push his limits.
I'm now invested in the storyline and want to see the outcome, so it's onto book 3...

  • Buttons and Pain

  • By: Penelope Sky
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo, Samantha Cook
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

When I saw my escape, I took it. Now I'm in New York City and trying to get my life back on track. Despite the tracker in my ankle, Crow hasn't come for me. He hasn't even called me. I told him the depth of my feelings but he cruelly rejected them. Maybe he's forgotten about me. One day, I walk into my apartment and spot the pile of buttons on the counter. I never left them there, and there's only one explanation for their presence. Maybe Crow hasn't forgotten me after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buttons and Pain

  • By Di D on 15-04-19

Buttons and Pain

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-19

The last book in this trilogy was the ideal way to wrap up Pearl and Crow's story. It gave them both the ending they deserved.
It once again, showed just how fierce Pearl was, and just how ruthless Crow could be.
They really are each others light in the darkness. On the surface Pearl showed Crow how resolute she was in her decisions. She was able to detach herself, making Crow see her true worth. When the realisation of what he was risking, finally dawned on him, let's just say, THAT moment took MY breath away!
I look forward to reading Cane's story now..

  • Buttons and Lace

  • By: Penelope Sky
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo, Samantha Cook
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

I owe him a debt. A big one. The payment can't be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me. Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with 365 buttons, he'll let me go. He'll let me walk away. But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I've ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Sharn on 16-08-17

Great start

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-19

The first book I read by Penelope Sky was 'Muse in Lingerie'. However when I learnt that the 'Buttons' series was about Conway's parents, I decided I had to go back to the beginning, before reading the rest of tge series.
The storyline in 'Buttons and Lace' is dark and quite terrifying to begin with. Then it seems to ease slightly.
When Pearl is with Bones, she puts up a good fight, but this causes more problems for her. So she uses her strengths in other ways.
I like Pearl's character, as she is strong, fiesty and fierce. She doesn't let her vulnerable side show very often.
Crow is a perfect match for Pearl as they are alike in many ways. Neither wants to back down, they don't show fear and they are both loyal.
I am now going to start 'Buttons and Hate' because I am addicted to these characters.
The narration for this book is told in the dual POV and is done by Michael Ferraiuolo and the Samantha Cook. Both of them do a brilliant job of bringing Crow and Pearl to life.

  • Hidden

  • A Bone Secrets Novel
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Eleven years ago, the Co-Ed Slayer murdered nine female college students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely survived his attack, but he killed her best friend, Suzanne, whose body was never found. Now a forensic odontologist analyzing teeth and bones for the state medical examiner, Lacey is devastated when she identifies Suzanne’s remains at a crime scene. She finds comfort in the arms of ex-cop Jack Harper, and sparks fly between them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Book-Diva on 04-10-12

ok...!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-19

I tried. I really did, but the awful 'mechanical' sounding voice made this impossible to listen to. The voice reminded me of the voice on a sat nav.
The story in itself was fair, but I don't think I will rush to read the rest of the series.

  • The Gravity of Us

  • By: Brittainy C. Cherry
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Graham Russell and I weren't made for one another. I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed. Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other's secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Di D on 14-03-19

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-19

Wow! Lucy and Graham are so very different, but could not be more suited to each other.
This story is just as emotional as all the others in the series.
The writing is flawless. The emotions pouring out through the words, paragraphs, pages and chapters.
I loved listening to this story as both of the readers brought the characters to life. They gave them a heart and soul.
Again, as with each book in this series, I was mo ed to tears reading and listening to this one.
Brilliant series and one of my favourites.

  • Silent Waters

  • By: Brittainy C. Cherry
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Joe Arden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

I've had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones - the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones - all included him. I was 10 years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blown away

  • By Di D on 10-03-19

Blown away

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-19

This is not just a story about the two main characters. This is a story about a family and friends who are all vital to the entire plotline. Like a game of Jenga, if one character was missing, the story would not have the same solid foundation.
There is the constant 'push/pull' between Maggie's parents regarding her recovery. The ever present support from her brother and his bandmates. Her best friend Mrs Boone, who has her own reasons for injecting herself into Maggie's life and then there is Cheryl. Cheryl was my absolute favourite character. Her development, from brat to woman was sensational. The way she tried to impart her knowledge, regarding relationships, in the early days of Maggie and Brooks, had me laughing out loud.
This is not just a story of young love and how it copes with the bumps in the road. It is so much more. It's about sacrifice. It's about support. It's about finding friendship in the most unlikely places. And finally, it's about how love can help mend the broken parts of your soul.
This series has been absolutely fantastic so far. The writing has been able to fall from the page and absorb itself into my heart and mind. I felt linked to the characters. I felt part of their world, like i was standing in the corner, watching it all play out in front of me.