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Spider

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From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes a new stand-alone romance about a flawed hero and the woman he can’t forget.  

"She crossed my path and changed my whole direction."  

He calls himself Spider. I just knew him as the sinfully gorgeous guy with eyes of fire that fate sat next to me on the airplane. 

I didn’t know who he really was...British rock star...my stepbrother. He kissed me because he thought we’d never see each other again. We would.   

Everyone warned me about him. They told me he was ruthless and cold and screwed up. They said he’d leave me with a hole in my heart.  

Maybe I should have listened. Maybe I should have built up a fortress to keep him out. But I crumbled instead.  

They say an unbreakable thread connects those who are destined to meet. If that’s true, then the moment he sat next to me, we were bound together forever. He just had to figure it out before it’s too late....

©2017 Ilsa Madden-Mills Little Dove Publishing (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Good.. I think. Difficult to rate.

Overall I think I’ll stick with a 4 star rating. I was absorbed in the story and didn’t get bored at any point. It was well narrated and decently written, and is comparable to other slightly angsty romance novels out there, and is better than many.

But ..and there is a but. This book is probably more suited to readers in their late teens/early twenties people, especially the big chunk at the start when the heroine is 17. There’s other women involved after the lead characters have met and that felt uncomfortable (as it was supposed to), cheating, and I generally felt a disconnect with the characters in the book. I started to dislike the heroine as the book went on. If you like books and relationships with a bit of drama and a rocky road to relationship bliss, then this is for you.

However, it can’t be denied I listened to this book all in one go and I’ll be getting more books by this author. I just hope the storylines and characterisation are a bit different in their other stories. If you buy this book with the caveats in mind that I outlined above, and that’s what you’re after, then you won’t be disappointed.

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  • FS Meurinne - Book Enticer
  • 22-08-18

Spider!

What a ride, this story had my heart wrenching and the next chapter I am falling in love with a sexy rock star struggling with his demons. I love the narrators and the story was simply amazing.

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  • Ezinwanyi
  • 14-01-19

Spider’s Rose Grows

The narration of this book was good but the actual characters lacked a certain depth I was looking for.
Spider grew the most as a character but it happened outside the pages. I would have loved to see more of his recovery instead of coming back to him 4 years later. I’m not sure how Rose grew and developed because she just seemed to be surviving and more passive than I had wanted.
It was an okay story, I’ve just gotten use to more from this author.

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  • Avephoenix
  • 20-10-18

LOVE STORY, RIGHT?

I DON'T DO CHEATERS, HAD ENOUGH OF THAT, so I don't need it on my reads! How could someone to claim love someone can be sleeping around like that. That's just not for me. I admire those who could stand reading stories like this one in which you move on but then become forgiving but forgot about the people that had been in your life after being thrown away in a humilating way, regardless. Destroying people emotionally is not on my genes, and I can't regoize in someone's HEA while someone else's heart is breaking! Like I said, this is just me but I highly recommend that you listen and judge for yourself.

PERFORMANCE IS JUST FREAKING PERFECTION!! Honesty, the only reason that I really listen till the very end!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-18

Not as good as the others

I enjoyed the other books in this series. This one just didn't do it for me. Sometimes instalove is believable. It wasn't here. The 2 MCs were supposed to have this deep connection that really wasn't that deep. Plus the female character cheated when she was in a good relationship with a good guy.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-08-18

Fly Trap

An unlikely twist of fate bring these two main characters together for the first time at 11 and 16,then again at 17 and 22.Totally different backgrounds.The initial meeting on the plane had potential but then the author had really complicated the heck out of it by throwing in so many unlikely coincidences.The narration was great,loved the male English accent.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-05-20

the narrator's where stellar

Rose was too young for Spider and I think Spider realize she need to grow up and Spider need to find himself. Rose was a little whiny for me . I do get tired of romance novels always having someone just encase it doesn't work out for your true love why couldn't Rose be up front to Trent . Trent was the just encase . I loved the epilogue.

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  • chewy
  • 20-05-20

Great characters

This was a good read. I loved the two love birds, but the story seemed rushed. There was a lot of potential for more to be written developing the characters and their love even more. Superb narration!

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  • Linda Y. Berry
  • 09-05-20

Love this book

Love this book, a lot of twists and turns. Love, love, love. And love the voiceovers. They were perfect for this book.

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  • Rowena1999
  • 04-05-20

YA Melodrama

Rusty Coles has a great voice.

You’ll need to love the young adult genre to like this one. Twenty-something man on-again/off-again obsessed with underage high school student.

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  • Emily Night
  • 30-04-20

Pretty good

Overall I liked this book. I wasn’t to fond of the cheating though. I will try another book by this author though.