First let me say anything Taryn Quinn writes is an auto-buy for me, as well as any Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross narration. So, when these three get together to do a project like this, it certainly is the most wonderful time of the year.
I love the dynamic of this couple. They were funny, playful, and the chemistry was off the charts on fire!
Kandy Kane is such a great character. She gave Lincoln the ability to forget those who have wronged him in the past and gave him a whole new outlook on the holidays and life in general.
Lincoln is my favorite kind of lead male. Brooding, demanding, closed-off, and oh so sinfully hot. He is a true alpha male and a Scrooge to boot. A very Filthy Scrooge.
This book has jumped to the top of my list for a definite repeat listen and one of my favorite holiday stories to date.
I listened to this book in one sitting and I cannot wait to see what this trio has in store for us next.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This book had everything I love in it! Hot guy, great setting, Passion, Drama, and an HEA! The writing was seamless. It flowed so well and kept me enthralled the whole time. The characters were so fleshed out. I can see them in my head and became attached to them so fast! I could not put this down.
The narration was amazing~ I am a huge fan of Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott- but even for them, this performance was stellar. They add so much depth to the characters they portray. The feeling they put into their words- I can't say enough how much value this adds to a story as a listener. An absolute must read (or listen i guess!)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I know this was a quick, dirty, Christmas story, but I was hoping for a bit more. I’ve listened to Wen and Kai’s narrate other stories, and the flow was kind of off. I thought it had the potential to be so much better. It wasn’t a terrible story, I just didn’t feel a real connection between Kay and Scrooge.
What about Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott ’s performance did you like?
I love the narration of Wen and Kai. The chemistry between them is amazing. The way they narrate a book in my opinion is the best. The back and forth banter make me feel like i am actually involved with with book.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Full steam ahead
Any additional comments?
This is a must listen to book. The story line is amazing and its a fast listen. Kai and Wen as always do an amazing job.
I've never read anything by Taryn and totally picked up this book because of the narrators. This was also a quick listen (4hrs & 49mins). There is a bit more to the story that the blurb doesn't include. However, the majority is there and you end up with a steamy quick read.
I liked both characters though I think Lincoln's "scrooge" behavior could have been done better if there was more shared by secondary characters. It seemed off at the beginning. Gets better towards the end as we learn more about him and the reason for his scrooge attitude. Kandy on the other hand, seems to have been made to run a business that involves Christmas. From her name to her view on life.
Lincoln and Kane meet at the beginning of the book but remain strangers until she walks into his office. Their initial meeting was full of chemistry but nothing came of it. This could have created a great opportunity to have that tension between the two, however, they jump right into it. I was bummed about that. I would have loved to have seen more tension and bantering to create and increase that chemistry.
This was a quick "fall from lust into love" story and when its this quick (over four days) I tend to scoff at it especially when there is little interaction (besides the physical) between them or when we don't 'see' things from a character's perspective that would be an "Oh that's why they fell for each other" type of moment. There were a few potential moments but again, not fully explored.
Perhaps it was due to the shortness of the story that it seemed like something was missing to make it a much better story.
The Narrators Review:
If it wasn't for the narrators, this would have become a DNF read. They gave a depth to the characters with their performance that wouldn't have been there if not for them.
Both Wen & Kai are a great team that play off each other very well! Each provide the characters with individual voices/tones allowing different personalities to come out as well.
Overall, it was a quick read with great narrators. I liked it. It was okay. Would I re-listen? Nope.