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Strife Audiobook

Strife

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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Sky Corgan comes a darker version of Pretty Woman.

Pepper has hit rock bottom. After being thrown out on the streets, she's willing to do whatever it takes to survive.

Dmitri Strife is a world famous rock star trying to break into the movie industry. Seedy company leads him into a chance encounter with Pepper that will change both of their lives forever.

Strife is a story of privilege and poverty, of kindness and cruelty, and of learning who to trust when the whole world seems to have turned its back on you.

Heal level: Hot!

©2016 Sky Corgan (P)2017 Sky Corgan

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    Dolores Jerez Andalusia 04/06/2017
    Dolores Jerez Andalusia 04/06/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "STRIFE IN NAME STRIFE IN LIFE"

    STRIFE to me is one of the best of Sky Corgan's pieces, so not just having read it as when it was first released as a serial, then I re-read it when it became a stand alone & now just listened to this fantastic book between Rock/movie Star Dmitri & poor desperate movie/health visitor wannabe Pepper, who see's that the only way out of her situation is to become an escort & this is how these 2 meet & we see what happens between these two fantastic characters 💕💞💕

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  • PATRICIA
    Pittstown, NJ, United States
    04/06/17
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    "Sky Corgan does it again!"

    A contemporary twist on the pretty woman story, Sky Corgan has given us Pepper and Dmitri. This book has some dark elements in it, which definitely is a big draw for me, it's one of my guilty pleasures. Dmitri is a rock star, turning actor who is trying to change his image. Pepper is a student trying to get by and gets a job as an escort. You can imagine how the two meet, but Dmitri is not your typical wham, bam, thank you ma'am kind of guy anymore. There are some really sweet characteristics to these two as we get to know them and the way their relationship grows is almost a slow burn. When the book started, I really thought it was going to be similar to The Flesh series in it's erotic fashion, but Sky Corgan has melted this couple together, shown us what it's like to have the paparazzi around you, how to deal with childhood sexual abuse, what you would do to get ahead and what caring is truly about. I loved Dmitri's character, he had a true conscience with a lot of love and compassion even he didn't know he had. I loved Pepper's character as she was sorting out her life and trying to get herself into a position that would allow her to better herself on her own. The two together were explosive both with words and chemistry. Truly a fun listen.

    Marie Smith is the narrator of this serial, bringing all the different moods together to perfection. She has a vast array of voices which is helpful with the many characters we meet throughout the book and her cadence is easy to listen to.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Adriana B
    USA
    28/06/17
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    "Contemporary Dark "Pretty Women""

    Great new take on Pretty Women. This story is very well written and an emotional rollercoaster. I loved the main characters.

    Dmitri is a down to earth Rocker turned Actor that is working on a movie with his favorite female actress. He is really looking forward to meeting her for the first time.

    Pepper is young and beautiful. She has had a hard life. The need for money to pay for school and living expenses lead her to apply for an "Escort" service.

    The narrator did a good job bringing the story to life.

    It is a complete story with no cliffhangers and a sweet HEA. An emotional rollercoaster worth the ride.

    I'm looking forward to reading more books by Sky Corgan

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • KIDSFIRST81
    Arizona
    12/06/17
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    "Overall okay story"

    Overall this was on okay storyline, I would describe it as a modern day telling of Pretty Woman. Pepper is down on her luck after being kicked out of her home at 18 with only $700 to her name after being sexually abused by her stepfather and her mom not believing her. She moves to CA to try and make it as an actress and becomes an escort to pay for school in case that doesn't work out. Her first night as an escort she meets Strife and they have instant chemistry and start to fall for each other. It's a tale of ups and downs from there as Strife continues to book her and she fights her feelings for him. To me parts of it drug out and I found it frustrating as the characters just didn't communicate. Yes that's usually part of romance stories but here it just didn't seem to work for me. It irritated my rather than just rolled into the storyline like it normally does. The narrator wasn't one of my favorites but she did a good job and I would listen to her again.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for my unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • cindy
    lees summit, MO, United States
    12/06/17
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    "Very good!!!!"

    The story was sexy!!!!! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the female narrator was pretty bad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TheSazJohnson
    05/06/17
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    "Not the usual celebrity story."

    I really liked this tale of a female escort who gets entangled with a celebrity.
    Most of the story kept my attention but I must admit to rolling my eyes when the 'back and forth' could have been cleared by communicating.
    The overall score is 4 stars, due to the amazingly well described characters.
    I do feel like there were loose ends in the story that, if told, could have made this into a 4,5-5 star read.

    If you like angsty stories about gorgeous celebrities and the girls they save... then this one is for you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lynn, ma, US
    10/08/17
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    "Pretty womanish"
    What did you love best about Strife?

    I loved that even though Pepper was down and out she tried to maintain her dignity


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Strife?

    The nightclub scence when Pepper runs into Demetri


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite was the end who doesn't love a hero


    Any additional comments?

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
    05/08/17
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    "Loved It"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is a nice version of a dark romance. I appreciated how Strife kept protecting Pepper.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Strife?

    WhennStrife asked Pepper to move in with him.


    What does Marie Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Depth to each character. I could actually feel James' emotions and know he was evil. The other characters' emotions were there as well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and did.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this ARC via audiobook boom. I enjoyed seeing the characters growth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RUTH C. SEARLES
    Knightdale, NC United States
    03/08/17
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    "Good Story!"
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    This was a good story with plenty of angst between the two main characters Dmitri and Pepper. The owner of the escort service is a sleazeball and so is Dmitri friend John. Narration was ok, and would have been better to have a male narrator read Dimitri's character.

    This audiobook was provided to me by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchanged for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lori
    26/07/17
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    "Entertaining"
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    An entertaining, engaging and enjoyable story. You can't help but make the comparison to a Pretty Woman Scenario. Every girl want's to find their knight in shining armor, no matter what coarse your life has taken, where you come from or what you've had to do to survive.

    What is a girl to do when she is all out of options. Pepper's undesirable, yet rock bottom last resort for a job brings her into the life of Dimitri. A knight she never expected to find.

    An unconventional romance for an unconventional pair. Some steamy romance, a dose of heartbreak, a bit of drama, a little suspense and a HEA.

    Regardless of thee circumstances it's hard not to get emotionally attached to someone who you are in an intimate relationship with.

    Marie Smith did an really good job with the narration. She has a pleasant voice that's easy to listen to for long periods of time. Her male and female character voices are good. When she is out of male character voice and just narrating what they are thinking she drops the male character voice and it was confusing at times. Her narration is clearly spoken with a nice pace. She was able to bring the characters, their emotions and the story to life. I would definitely listen to her narrate other books in the future.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    18/07/17
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    ".Strife is life"

    A strong woman, and our hero is an alpha male. My favorite combo. While I'm cool with a bit of a damsel in distress, it's really refreshing when a sista who's doin' it for herself gets a little somethin' somethin' too. :)
    Awesome performances by marie Smith I like this narration a lot! perfect fit. There's a lot packed into this shorter story: hilarious antics, earbud-melting heat, some seriousness and life drama and a set up for more wildly entertaining installments to come. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.As always this is my honest opinion

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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